Deirdre is the Research Assistant on the PIKT project. Deirdre has more than 10 years of teaching experience across primary schools in England and Ireland. Previously, she worked as Education Specialist for NCI’s education programmes. Alongside this role, Deirdre was also a member of the organising committee for the CARN (Collaborative Action Research Network) Conference 2022, hosted by NCI. She has a Masters of Arts in Educational Practices, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership. Her early career was as a digital marketer. She is passionate about education, lifelong Learning and self-development.