National Advisory Commitee

The Educational Research Centre manages Ireland’s participation in TIMSS 2015 on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.  The Centre is assisted in this by two National Advisory Committees (one for Fourth class and one for Second Year).

Current members of the committees are listed below.

Fourth Class National Advisory Committee

Yvonne Keating (Chair) Department of Education and Skills
Aedín Ní Thuathail Irish Primary Principals’ Network
Aidan Clerkin Educational Research Centre
Áine Lynch National Parent Council–Primary
Arlene Forster National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Eamonn Moran Department of Education and Skills
John Mescal Department of Education and Skills
Ciara O’Donnell Professional Development Service for Teachers
Deirbhile Nic Craith Irish National Teachers’ Organisation
Eemer Eivers Educational Research Centre
Máirín Ní Chéileachair Gaelscoileanna
Seán Delaney Marino Institute of Education
Suzanne Cobbe Catholic Primary School Management Association

 

Second Year National Advisory Committee

Pádraig Mac Fhlannchadha (Chair) Department of Education and Skills
Bill Lynch National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Conor Galvin University College Dublin
Declan Cahalane Department of Education and Skills
Eemer Eivers Educational Research Centre
Elizabeth Oldham Trinity College Dublin
Hugh Mc Manus State Examinations Commission
Maurice O’Reilly St Patrick’s College, Dublin
Philip Matthews Trinity College Dublin
Rachel Linney National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Rachel Perkins Educational Research Centre
Seamus Knox Department of Education and Skills