John Loughran has a first class honours degree in experimental physics and computer science, winning prizes for experimental work and the Callan medal for physics in his final year.
In his recent masters degree in physics, he investigated the development of the emerging field of tera-hertz radiation for medical imaging.
He is also a qualified medical doctor and practiced for two years before finally accepting his true vocation as a teacher. He has taught science, biology, computers and technology in Our Lady's College, Greenhills, Drogheda since 1987, where he introduced physics as a subject in 1989, with the assistance of a project run by the Department of Education. The school is equipped with an up to date physics laboratory which is used to demonstrate experimentns in the Revision Packs.
His teaching style emphasises the experimental aspects of physics which are an integral part of the new syllabus and exam structure.