Joseph Phelan

Joseph Phelan

PhD Researcher
University of Limerick


Teaching Interests

  • Design and Technology Education
  • Design and Communication Graphics

Research Interests

  • Enactive Approach to Designerly Thinking
  • Learning through Design
  • Modelling and Creativity


PhD University of Limerick, 2017 – present.

B. Tech. (Ed.) University of Limerick, 2012 – 2016

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Buckley J., Seery, N., Power, J., & Phelan, J. (2018). The importance of supporting technological knowledge in post-primary education: A cohort study. Research in Science and Technological Education.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Phelan, J., Buckley, J., Canty, D., and Seery, N. (2017) ‘A Proposed Research Agenda for Investigating the Nature of Designerly Thinking in Action’ PATT2017: Technology & Engineering Education – Fostering the Creativity of Youth Around The Globe, Philadelphia, USA: Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Buckley, J., Phelan, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016). Assessing Visual Perception in Virtual Reality Environments. In P. Tiernan (Ed.), Proceedings of 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.