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College Photo Name O'Moore, Astrid Mona Eliz
Main Department Education
College Title Fellow Emeritus
College Tel +353 1 896 1240
Fax +353 1 677 7238
Mona O’Moore graduated from Trinity College, Dublin gaining her M.A in Child and Educational Psychology from the University of Nottingham and her Ph.D from Edinburgh University, and is a Fellow of Trinity College. Professor O’Moore is currently the Head of the Department of Education at Trinity College Dublin. She is also the founder and co-ordinator of the Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Unit. She was the Rapporteur of the first European seminar on school bullying, writing up the Report for the Council of Europe, 1987. She was a member of the Ministerial working party which drew up the National Guidelines in Countering Bullying in Primary and Post Primary Schools in Ireland in 1993. Since then she conducted the first Nationwide Study of School bullying and Workplace bullying in Ireland. She has been a member of five European research partnerships and is currently a member of the European V.I.S.T.A project aiming to provide training on school violence to policy makers and practitioners. She is regularly invited to contribute to seminars and conferences, in Ireland and abroad. She has published widely, in particular in the area of school bullying. She is co-author of the forthcoming handbook : Dealing with Bullying In Schools: A Training Manual for Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals (Paul Chapman Publishing). She is married with three sons.
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the New York Academy of Sciences
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin 1995
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts,Manufactures and Commerce 2007
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
German Medium Medium Medium
Irish Basic Basic Basic
Norwegian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Description of Research Interests
Expertise in the field of School & Adult Bullying, Aggression and Violence. Child & Educational Psychology
Research Interests
Aggression and Violence Bullying Educational Values Health and Safety Education
Parent Involvement Special Education Teacher Attitudes
Research Projects
Project title Cyber-Bullying:Coping with Negative and Enhancing Positive Uses of New Technologies,in Relationships in Educational Settings
Summary The Cost Action aims at sharing expertise in cyber-bullying in educational settings,and coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies.This will be done across a wide range of Cost Countries. The scientific workplan will involve working groups,workshops and a final conference.
Funding Agency European Commission
Programme COST Action IS0801
Type of Project European Concerted Research Action
Date from 2008
Date to 2012
Person Months

Project title Cyber-Training:Taking action against cyber-bullying
Summary Partners from Portugal,Germany,Bulgaria,Spain, U.K.& Switzweland will develop a research-based training manual on cyberbullying for trainers.
Funding Agency European Commission
Programme Leonardo da Vinci Programme
Type of Project
Date from December 2008
Date to December 2010
Person Months

Project title VISTOP(Violence in Schools training online project)
Summary Vistop aimed at developing an online course that introduces teachers, head teachers, policy-makers, parents and other school staff to the topic of school bullying and violence (SBV). The online course will be made available in two alternative vesions: one moderated online course that will be fully accompanied by a tutor and one self-guided online course that can be completed independently.
Funding Agency E.U. - 129352 - CP-1-2006-1-DE-COMENIUS-C21
Type of Project Cross National Resource
Date from October 2006
Date to October 2009
Person Months

Project title VISTA (Violence in Schools Training Action)
Summary The project aimed to provide training resources, geared principally at school policy makers, to help prevent and counter violence in schools Europe-wide. The project saw participation from six country teams (Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Norway, Spain, UK) under the co-ordination of Professor Helen Cowie (UK). The country teams came from a variety of disciplines: criminology, education, law, psychology. Outputs included a web resource (
Funding Agency European Commission (Comenius 2.1)
Type of Project Type of Project Anti-violence training action
Date from October 2003
Date to July 2006
Person Months 36

Project title Democratic Schools Without Violence
Summary The aim of the project is to deliver the European Charter for Democratic Schools Without Violence in schools through CLUSTERS made up of schools and teacher training centres in each participating country supported by best practice and knowledge from leading associate partners in the field of EDC and violence reduction.
Funding Agency E.U. 230211-CP-1-2006-1-UK-COMENIUS-C3
Programme SOCRATES Programme Comenius 3
Type of Project Cross National Research & Resource Creation
Date from August 2006
Date to August 2008
Person Months

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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
O'Moore,M.& Crowley,N., The clinical effects of workplace bulying. A Critical look at personality using SEM, International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 4, (1), 2011, p66 - 83
O'Moore, A.M., Silent Witnesses, 2006, -
Notes: [A DVD intended to assist schools and parents to raise awareness of the problemof bullying and to help them manage the problem. ]
Mona O'Moore & Stephen James Minton, Dealing with Bullying in Schools: A Training Manual for Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals, 1st, London, Paul Chapman Publishing, 2004
Ireland: The Donegal Primary Schools Anti-Bullying Project” in, editor(s)Smith,P.K., Pepler,D and Rigby,K. , Bullying in Schools, Global Perspectives and Interventions, Cambridge , Cambridge University Press , 2004, [O’Moore,A.M & Minton,S.]
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