Gerard Elwood

Lecturer in Politics and Society


I have been teaching politics, sociology and history in secondary, further, and higher education for the past twenty years.

I currently teach Politics & Society, History and CSPE at Maynooth Post Primary School, Co. Kildare and lecture on the Higher Diploma in Politics and Society programme at St Patrick’s, Carlow College. I am also a Politics & Society Subject Associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), a subject examiner with the State Examinations Commission and co-facilitate The Carlow College, Easter Politics & Society CPD workshop for teachers.

Research Interest

My current areas of interest are teacher education & training, evidence-based teaching practice and Continuous Professional Development.


Theories in Action – Key Thinker Student Guide (Leaving Certificate Politics & Society). Folens.


BSc (Hons): Social Science & Politics, London Metropolitan University,

P.G.C.E: Politics, Sociology & History: Secondary Level, Goldsmiths University, London,

P.G.C.E: Politics, Sociology & HistoryTertiary Level, The University of Greenwich, London,

P.G.D.E: Educational Leadership, Maynooth University,

M.Ed. Specialism: Teacher Education, Maynooth University.