Clare Bolger

Dr Clare Bolger

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PhD projects

Currently accepting interested candidates in the areas of: Education, Literacy, Policy and Digital Literacy.


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Personal profile


Dr. Clare Bolger is a lecturer and researcher with the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. She completed her Ph.D. at Mary Immaculate College under the supervision of Dr. Eugene O’Brien in 2011. Since then, Clare has gained many years experience working in the Further and Higher Education sector. During the past ten years, Clare has worked in numerous Higher Education Institutes namely Mary Immaculate College, NUI Maynooth, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, and has spent a memorable semester at Hainan University China. During her time in the FET sector, Clare worked with disadvantaged youths, delivered literacy programs, and developed educational policies. 

Research Interests:

Clare’s research interest is in Education, Literacy, Policy, Cultural Theory, and Digital Literacy.

Current Research Projects:

IGNITION – European Digital Literacy Coalition for Inclusion, Collaboration and Innovation (Erasmus +).

EBSN Professional Development Series for Basic Skills Teachers (MOOCs) (Erasmus +). 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick

Award Date: 13 Oct 2011

Masters Degree, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick

Award Date: 16 Oct 2008

Bachelors Degree, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick

Award Date: 26 Oct 2007

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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