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Mona O'Moore Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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.