New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

Scientific Committee

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Marie Walsh

Institution: Technological University of the Shannon (Retired)

Country: Ireland

Marie graduated with a BSc from the University of Glasgow, then a postgraduate teaching qualification in chemistry and biology from the Queen’s University of Belfast. She also has postgraduate qualifications in Communicating Science, Pharmacology and Technology Enhanced Learning. She lectures in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at LIT.

As well as teaching, Marie has worked as a research assistant in chemistry education research. This has included collecting, collating and disseminating information for use by chemistry teachers, and writing for Chemistry in Action! ( magazine.

Marie is the LIT co-ordinator of CanSAT, Science Week and Space Week and on the Committee of the Limerick Clare branch of the Irish Science Teachers’ Association. She also shares co-ordination of Cell Explorers. She has been the LIT co-ordinator for a Comenius-funded project - 'Chemistry is All Around Us Network' ( - and a number of Erasmus+ projects.

Marie is a course leader for the B.Sc. in Drug & Medicinal Product Analysis ( in Limerick Institute of Technology and is involved in the organisation of the LIT components of Limerick Festival of Science, a regional festival in Science Week Ireland.

Marie has also presented at a number of national and international conferences on themes around science education and engagement.

Key ongoing projects:

MathE (



Science Week (SFI funded) (

Cell Explorers (

Area/s of Expertise: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science, Science Engagement and Outreach Co-ordination, Science Education, European Project Co-ordination.

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