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About Study and Careers

Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, Director, Study & Careers

Fidelma’s enduring interest is making learning easier. Passionate about enabling learners to develop the mindset and skills to take ownership for their own learning, she is Director and Lead Educator with Study & Careers.

Living in Oranmore, Co. Galway, Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc(Ed), BEd., has a long background in teaching and learning and teacher education. She began offering ‘learning to Learn’ and Wellbeing courses to schools and colleges nationally from 2002 with a team of specially trained teachers. In 2006 she published ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’ which has become a core text for teachers, parents and students interested in enabling independent learning.

Since 2017 she has expanded her services to include career guidance coaching and personality profiling for students and adults in career transition. She is an accredited tester with the British Psychological Society in the areas of personality, ability, occupation and emotional intelligence profiling and laterally in educational testing (2022). Her unique course ‘Matching Personality to Career Choice: a Journey of Exploration’ is motivating and inspirational for participants, young and not so young.  Excited about people’s futures, her work has been a catalyst for many to find their niche and forge a new path, including mid-career.

Fidelma is adjunct faculty as a teacher educator specialising in student placement with Hibernia College and is an advisor to the Confucius Institute at NUI, Galway. Along with her associates she offers a specialist preparation course in Teacher Education interview preparation for the Professional Master’s in Education (PME).

A former Senator, Councillor and Education spokesperson, Fidelma maintains an active interest in policy and public affairs and is a regular media contributor. 

Her research interests include language, literacy and learning, the writer’s voice, wellbeing and issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion. Her new book ‘The Gifted Learner: How to Help’ (Pavilion, 2022) builds on this theme and reveals a fascinating and engaging account of her learnings arising from her research with gifted learners, ages ten to fifty-eight years.  For more about her book see studyandcareers.ie/shop/


Our Associates

Aideen O’Mahoney

B.Ed. MEd (Educational Leadership)

Aideen is an experienced teaching principal based in Clohanes NS, Doonbeg, Co. Clare. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, she is currently in the process of completing her MEd. degree in Educational Leadership and Management. 

Aideen’s experience and skill makes her an ideal associate to work with Study & Careers on their Mock Teacher Education Interview Panels for prospective graduate student teachers. She is the joint author of the Revised Edition of SALF – Primary School Guidelines for Teachers.

Triona Healy

NLP Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Regd. Homeopath

An NLP Practitioner and Emotional Intelligence Coach, she is passionate about empowering people through coaching and providing workshops on aspects of health and wellbeing such as Motivation, Exam-related stress, and Sports Performance. She has worked with Dr. Healy Eames delivering seminars and workshops for students and parents. She has supported students referred for anxiety and wellbeing support by Fidelma and her team. She enjoys collaborating with other professions in providing education, relaxation and breakthrough to help create the change people want in their life.

Terry Connors

M.Ed., PhD., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S.

Dr. Terry Connors is an Educator and Organisational Psychologist and leading Executive Coach. Since graduating with a PhD in psychology in 1997, he has coached over 1,000 clients – student and adult – in career, personal and work performance development. He is a BPS assessor for 16PF and specialises in working with the Myers-Briggs model, emotional intelligence, motivational values, careers assessments and 360-degree feedback for personal and performance development.

He is a highly skilled career coach and valued associate of Study & Careers.

Richard Brennan

The Alexander Technique

Richard Brennan has studied the Alexander Technique since 1983 and has been teaching the technique full time for over 30 years.

An expert on health and wellbeing, he contributed a chapter to Fidelma’s book entitled ‘Managing Stress: Life is not an Emergency’. He works in collaboration with Study & Careers to provide health and wellbeing courses for students and teachers.

Richard has written eight books on the Alexander Technique, posture and health which have been translated into 22 languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Hebrew. His works include How to Breathe, Change your Posture – Change your Life and The Alexander Workbook. They have sold over 250,000 copies world-wide.  

Cecile Jacquot

Cecile Jacquot, BSc. (Hons) CH. Regd. Hypnotherapist and Athletic Therapist

As a qualified member of the National Guild of Hypnotherapist with years of experience behind me, I provide you with a professional, caring and highly personalized service. Over the years I have seen what the mind can do to change a life, and I am looking forward to helping you change yours!

Because of my unique background as an athletic therapist and Pilates instructor I am particularly interested in hypnotherapy for weight loss, persistent (formerly known as chronic) pain and anxiety.

Because mind and body work better together, I also offer holistic sessions where I combine the power of hypnotherapy with physical and exercise therapy.