Maureen Killeavy, PhD, has made a distinctive career as a primary and post-primary teacher as well as university lecturer and researcher in Ireland. She is an internationally well-known expert of teacher development. She has worked as professional educator at University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She has served in various elected positions, including as a member of a number of committees and boards in Ireland and in the UK, and as the President of European Association for Teacher Education and Vice President of Global Association for Teacher Education.
Maureen Killeavy served EERA’s Network 01 as convener and link convener from 1999 to 2012. She worked very closely with the other conveners of Network 01, especially with Ene-Silvia Sarv and Vivienne Collinson. The conveners’ team made considerable efforts to build up a wider group of reviewers, and the review process and program scheduling was developed in collaboration with other networks and the EERA office. During this period, new collaborative and interactive methods were introduced, such as interactive workshops and symposia. Much attention was paid to supporting early career researchers. The network also initiated business meetings on a regular basis. The theme of the network was also broadened from individual learning into educational leadership and organizational development. As a result, the volume of the network activities has grown threefold; the average number of presentations has grown from about 30 papers to 100 - 130, and the number of parallel sessions has increased from about 10 to 30 - 40.