Dr Mark Morgan is Cregan Professor of Education and Psychology at St. Patrick's College, and has just completed a term as co-director of Growing Up in Ireland. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and a post-doctoral Fellow of Stanford University. He has been Head of Education, Dean of Education at St Patrick's college. His research has mainly been in areas of motivation, literacy, evaluation of prevention programmes, and educational disadvantage. More recently, his research has focused on the job satisfaction and resilience of teachers. He is the author of over 80 scholarly publications among which are the report on the International Adult Literacy Survey and the Prison Literacy Survey. He has completed evaluations of several programmes and in 2010, he was awarded the President's prize for research by Dublin City University.