Ann Louise Gilligan


Ann Louise Gilligan took early retirement from her position as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education, St Patrick’s College where she lectured in the areas of philosophy of education, modern philosophy and gender studies over 33 years. She established and directed its Centre in Educational Disadvantage. She also established and chaired the National Education Welfare Board, upon appointment by the Minister for Education. Her areas of interest are post-modern philosophy, the theory and practice of education, creativity in teaching and learning, educational disadvantage and executive and academic coaching. 

She has published research in philosophies of imagination, gender equality and education and post-modern philosophy. She has a PhD (Boston College), MA (Paris, France) and has completed a Coaching Certification with Henley College, UK. 

Selected Publications

Beyond Educational Disadvantage, Paul Downes and Ann Louise Gilligan, Eds. (Dublin: IPA 2007)

Our Lives Out Loud: In Pursuit of Justice and Equality, Ann Louise Gilligan and Katherine Zappone. Foreword by Desmond Tutu. (Dublin: The O’Brien Press, 2008)

Love and Social Change: Reflecting on a Model of Community Education, Ann Louise Gilligan and Katherine Zappone. (Dublin: 2006).