Martha Sweeney

Martha Sweeney

Education Programme Manager

Martha is a Mater Dei graduate, taught for many years in Post Primary education. She was seconded in 1994-1995 as a national trainer for Relationships and Sexuality Education and was also a facilitator for the Department of Education of the fifty hour training course for teachers and principals on the Substance Abuse Prevention Programme (SAPP).

Martha was seconded by the Department of Education in 2000 to the Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Support Service and more recently the Professional Development  Service for Teachers (PDST) where she worked as Regional Manager delivering in-service to teachers, school management and staffs. She has presented at and organised various conferences and represented the Department of Education and SPHE Support Service at conferences nationally and internationally. She has a post graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling and has lectured extensively for the University of Limerick. She has also lectured for St Angela’s College, Sligo, Dublin City University and Hibernia College. She  has a Masters from NUI Galway in Health Promotion and a Certificate in Addiction Studies from NUI Maynooth. More recently she qualified with distinction as a life and business coach. She was editor of the SPHE Journal and has been involved in the writing of lessons for the Department of Education and Skills.

As Drinkaware's Education Programme Manager, Martha welcomes the opportunity to bring her experience, expertise and skills to a newly reconfigured organisation which aims to create longterm cultural and behavioural change to alcohol consumption in Ireland. Martha is very aware of the important role education will play in this.