Lecturer (Home Economics)

Lecturer (Home Economics)


B.Ed.


Michelle O’Leary is a lecturer in the School of Home Economics across a number of programmes including the BAPME in Home Economics, BA in Home Economics and BSc in Nutrition, Food and Business Management. Her primary areas of teaching include food studies, textiles, fashion and design, and family resource management. Michelle is a graduate of St Angela’s College and holds a primarily B.Ed degree in Home Economics and Biology. After graduating she gained experience of teaching at second level and then began lecturing in St Angela’s in 2017.Michelle began her PhD studies in 2019 with the College of Education, NUI Galway. Michelle is currently investigating the nutritional knowledge, dietary intake, and food-related behaviours of students.


Michelle’s research areas include Home Economics; food education; nutrition knowledge; diet quality; dietary assessment; eating behaviour; food-related behaviours and food environments.  

Nutrition & Health (2018-2023)                                                                     
Investigating the nutritional knowledge, dietary intake, and food-related behaviours of students.
Affiliated Companies/Organisations: St. Angela’s College, NUI Galway
Staff Involved: Michelle O’Leary, Dr Elaine Mooney, Amanda McCloat

 

  • Recipient of the Sr. Bríd Hanley Award for academic excellence in Home Economics, the Dr. Tony Finan Award for academic excellence in Science/Biology and the Michael Hanley Award for Academic Excellence in the B.Ed Degree. 
  • Member of the IFHE.