2017           MATE (Master of Arts in Training and Education), Griffith College Dublin.1st     Class Honours

2005                 PhD, Department of Sociology, NUI, UCD (funded by Scholarship from the  Government of Ireland)

1995                M Soc Sc (Sociology), NUI UCD, 1st Class Honours

1987-1991       B A (Hons), Sociology and Political Science, TCD, 2:1

2008                Diploma, Addiction Studies, Dublin Business School, Distinction

2007                Certificate, Addiction Studies, NUI Maynooth, 1st Class Honours

2009                Teastais Europe Gaeilge Level B1

2011                Teastais Europe Gaeilge Level B2

2001                Certificate, Women and the Law, UCD 1st Class Honours

2000                Certificate, Family Law, UCD, 1st Class Honours

1995                Diploma, Foundation in Counselling Skills, NUI Maynooth