Scientific Committee

Chair: Professor Nóirín Hayes, Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr Sarah O’Brien, Trinity College Dublin and secretary of Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL)

Mr Jan Pettersen, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr Lorna Carson, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Ruth Harris, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin

Professor Muiris Ó Laoire, Institute of Technology Tralee, Co. Kerry

Dr Carmel Brennan, Early Childhood Ireland

Dr Mary Moloney, Mary Immaculate College Limerick and chairperson of PLÉ, organisation of early education degree providers.

Dr Geraldine French, Department of Early Childhood Education, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University.

Dr Sandie Mourão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and Research in Early Years language Learning (REYLL)

Dr Gunhild Tomter Alstad, Høgskolen i Hedmark/Hedmark University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Dr Barbara Lazenby Simpson, Dublin Institute of Technology