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Dr Áine Mahon


Áine Mahon

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Education
01 716 7945
University College Dublin, School of Education, Roebuck Offices Belfield Dublin 4


Dr. Áine Mahon is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at UCD, a position she has held since September 2015. She researches and teaches in the Philosophy of Education and the Philosophy of Literature. Áine was awarded a B.A. with First Class Honours from Trinity College Dublin (2005), an M.A. with Distinction from Queen's University Belfast (2006) and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham (2009). She is also the very proud holder of a Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach from University College Dublin (2019). For the 2010/11 academic year, Áine was the recipient of the prestigious Simon Research Fellowship from the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. From 2011-2013, Áine held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Philosophy at UCD. Also in 2013, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research (New York). Áine is a founding member of Philosophy Ireland, a consortium of academics and teachers currently collaborating on the introduction of philosophy as a short course on the newly reformed Junior Cycle. With Dr. Danielle Petherbridge of UCD Philosophy, she is also co-founder of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards ( which were launched by President Michael D. Higgins in 2017. In 2018, together with her colleagues, Dr. Shane Bergin, Dr. Declan Fahie and Dr. Billy Kinsella, Áine received a Teaching Excellence Award from UCD College of Social Sciences and Law. Áine is married to Ronan and they have one daughter, Líadan Áine Mahon, born February 2019.


  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Education
    University College Dublin, School of Education, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2015
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy & Philosophy of Education
    University College Dublin, University College Cork & Marino Institute of Education, Ireland15 Jan 2014 - 30 May 2015
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar
    The New School for Social Research, Department of Philosophy, New York, United States15 Sep 2013 - 15 Dec 2013
  • Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow
    University College Dublin, School of Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2011 - 30 Sep 2013
  • Simon Research Fellow
    University of Edinburgh, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, Scotland1 Oct 2010 - 30 Jun 2011