Edel is a PhD student at the Department of Music, University College Cork.
Her doctoral research is focused on early childhood music in Ireland. The working title of Edel’s PhD thesis is ‘Using singing in early childhood classrooms: Teachers' attitudes, skills and practices in Ireland’
Her research seeks to identify early childhood teachers experiences and perspectives of singing with preschool children in their early childcare environment. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Stock and Dr. Susan Young. Recently Edel has served as a teaching assistant on the ‘Music Education in Contemporary Context’ module with the Department of Music at UCC.
Edel also works as a lecturer at the CIT Cork School of Music and with Music Generation Cork City in partnership with Cork Institute of Technology.