Background

Aoibhinn is currently researching for her PhD in Mathematics Education with the School of Education, Trinity College and graduated with a first class honours degree in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin. Aoibhinn is passionate about education and taught Mathematics, Physics, Science and Applied Mathematics in a secondary school in Dublin for four years. She is a facilitator on the Project Maths team training teachers in the new strands of the mathematics syllabus and is co-ordinator and lecturer of Mathematics Pedagogy in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. As a representative on the Department of Education and Skills ‘Project Maths Implementation Support Group’, she is very interested and involved in the roll-out and implementation of the new mathematics curriculum.

Aoibhinn is a member of the Leonardo Group at the Science Gallery and recently curated the RISK Lab exhibition there with Pr. David Spiegelhalter, University of Cambridge. She is one of the compilers of the science fact book ‘A Neutron Walks into a Bar’ with all proceeds going to cystic fibrosis research. She was an Ambassador for the Dublin City of Science 2012 and co-hosted the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Opening Ceremonies and Award Ceremonies. She was the country’s official ‘Ambassador for Science’ in 2005 and 2006 and participated in a studentship in CERN in 2004.

Aoibhinn presents the travel show ‘Getaways’ on RTE 1 and BBC NI and has presented ‘Fleadh Ceoil’, ‘An Cór’ and ‘The Reel Deel’. She has also presented a weekly radio show ‘Aoibhinn & Company’ on RTE Radio 1.