Orla Richardson is a Philosophy for Children (P4C) Level 1 teacher (SAPERE-approved). She was awarded with a BA in Philosophy and English (1997) an MA in Philosophy (2001) from NUIG, and a PhD in Philosophy (2009) from Boston University. During her time in Boston, she taught philosophy and logic at both Boston University and Bridgewater State University. She returned to Galway in 2012 and has been lecturing in philosophy at NUIG since then. Her teaching and research interests include epistemology, ethics, philosophy of science and philosophy of sport. She also teaches at the NUIG Youth Academy which works with high-ability 4th, 5th and 6th class primary school children to support their learning and academic development.
Lucy Elvis is a PhD student in the Philosophy department in NUI Galway, funded by a Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship. She has studied at Lunds Universitet, Sweden (MA in Visual Culture) and Leicester University, UK (BA in Art History and Politics.) She has also worked as a visual art curator and producer, director of 126 Gallery Galway, and is a board member of TULCA Festival of Visual Art. She is interested in the intersection of philosophy and culture (aesthetics) and in fostering philosophy outside the institution. She is a member of the Philosophy Ireland steering group. Lucy is a Philosophy for Children (P4C) Level 1 facilitator (SAPERE-approved) and has completed a residential summer school at the IAPC (Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children.) She also participated in the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) P4C ‘Train the Trainer’ pilot.
Annie McKeown O’Donovan is a PhD student in the Philosophy department in NUI Galway, funded by a Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship. She has studied at NUI Galway (BA in Philosophy and Psychological Studies, MA in Philosophy: Ethics, Culture and Global Change) and in University College Dublin (MsC in Equality Studies). She has broad interests in areas of applied philosophy (bioethics, political philosophy), and on the use of philosophy to make a practical positive change in society. Annie is a Philosophy for Children (P4C) Level 1 facilitator (SAPERE-approved).