Elizabeth Molloy

Teacher and Education Specialist

Work History

Work History
May 2013 - May 2015

Education Programme Coordinator, Malawi

Concern Worldwide

Managed the implementation of the 'Ending School-related Gender-based Violence in Malawi' UNTF funded project and the Scottish Government EQUAPEG project.  Networked at district and national level advocating on issues of educational quality and access, and reduction of GBV.  Developed the education programme through profile raising and proposal development.  Shared learning and experience with relevant education and gender actors.

Nov 2012 - May 2013

Programme Support Officer, Ethiopia

Concern Worldwide

Supported the writing of emergency project proposals (drought and food crisis) and consolidated field reports.  Conducted qualitative evaluation of a pilot 'Fresh Food Voucher programme' and published results in ENN Field Exchange. Collected and developed case studies and communications materials.

Sep 2005 - Aug 2011

Mainstream Primary Teacher

Castleknock Educate Together National School

Taught all subjects across the Irish curriculum using learner centred methodologies.  Lesson planning and monitoring of pupils' progress.  Contributed to whole school planning and represented staff on the school's Board of Management.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

Teacher Trainer, Gambia College

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)

Trained 700 pre-service teachers in primary science content and methodologies over 2 years.  Supported trainee teachers in schools through in-class mentoring and feedback.  Built capacity of local counterparts and managed a team of lecturers.


2010 - 2012

MA in Education, Gender and International Development                 (with distinction)

The Institute of Education, University College London

Modules studied: Planning for Education and Development; Education and International Development, Concepts, Theories and Issues; Gender, Education and Development; Participatory Planning and Project Management for Health Promotion.

Dissertation Topic:  Gender and Teacher Education in The Gambia.

2002 - 2005

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

St. Patrick's College,  Dublin City University

First Class Honours.  Majored in Education and English Literature.  Included training in all curricular areas as well as modules in assessment, special needs, classroom management, sociology of education, philosophy of education, history of education, teaching practice. 

Passed probation year receiving Qualified Teacher Status in Ireland in May 2006.

Publications and Presentations


  • Molloy, E.P. (2014) “Public Mantras, Private Murmurs: Gender and Teacher Education in The Gambia” Educate~: The Doctoral Journal of Education. Vol. 14, No. 2. June 2014
  • Kumar, P., Mayer, A & Molloy, E. (2013) “An Analysis of a Fresh Food Voucher Programme piloted in Ethiopia” Field Exchange: Emergency Nutrition Network. Issue 45. May 2013

Conference presentations

  • Presented at the CIES International Conference, Toronto. March 2014 - ‘Engaging Men and Boys in Reducing Gender-based Violence’.
  • Presented at the UKFIET Graduate Conference, Institute of Education, London. October 2012 – ‘Public Mantras, Private Murmurs: Gender and Teacher Education in The Gambia’

Other Relevant Experience

  • Supply Teacher at Tradewind Recruitment in Primary Schools across London, UK. March- November 2012.
  • Research Assistant to Chris Yates (Institute of Education (IoE)) on ‘In-service Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa; lessons learned from the literature’ (Sep – Nov 2012) and to Dr. Marie Lall (IoE) on ‘Education and Conflict; Theory and Practice’ (May – Jul 2012).

  • Trainer/Workshop Facilitator, VSO ICS Programme –, London & Oxford. Aug – Oct 2012.

  • Schools as Zones of Peace Project Intern, Kathmandu, Nepal. July – September 2011.

  • Project Volunteer, Action for Children in Conflict, Sierra Leone –July-Aug 2003, June-July 2004, June–July 2005

Professional Development

  • ‘Pathways’ Management Training Concern WW, Lilongwe. Sep 2014 – Jan 2015 (ongoing).
  • Designing for Behaviour Change + Barrier Analysis. Concern WW, Lilongwe, Nov 2013.
  • Implementing an Early Grade Reading Assessment. Concern WW, Monrovia, Liberia. May 2013.
  • Understanding and Addressing Gender-based Violence. KODE, February – May 2013
  • Equity-based Evaluations; Claremont University/UNICEF. September – December 2012.
  • Training for Trainers; VSO, York. July 2012.
  • Differentiation and Sensory Integration for Children with Moderate Learning Disabilities; St. Vincent’s House, Dublin, Dec 2009 and Dec 2010.
  • Communicating with Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Hibernia College, Aug 2010
  • Skills for Development Education. Comhlamh, Irish Aid Centre, Dublin. Jan– Mar 2010.