Dr T Gallagher
Graduate School of Education
Queen's University Belfast
Biography and Irish Studies Research Interests
I have worked as a Professor of Education in QUB for 12 years and previously worked in the Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster for 4 years. Prior to that I worked in the NI Centre for Educational Research. My research interests include work on the role of education in ethnically divided societies, with a specific body of research on the role of education in Northern Ireland, and I have also worked on equity issues in public policy. I have worked as a consultant for many government departments and NDPBs in Northern Ireland, and with a number of international organisations including UN agencies, the Council of Europe, the British Council and the US Institute of Peace. I am currently on the Board of Democratic Dialogue and Chair of Public Achievement, a civic engagement project aimed at young people. My most recent research projects have included an examination of integrated education in Northern Ireland and an investigation of the effects of the selective system of secondary education.
Useful website addresses
1. 2003: Gallagher, T, Education and equality in Northern Ireland. In Hargie, O and Dickson, D (Eds) Researching the Troubles: social science perspectives on the Northern Ireland conflict. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
2. 2003: Gallagher, T, Smith, A and Montgomery, A (2003) Integrated education in Northern Ireland: participation, profile and performance. Coleraine: UU UNESCO Centre.
3. 2001: Gallagher, T and Smith, A, The effects of selective education in Northern Ireland, Education Review, 15(1), 74-81
4. 2003: Osborne, Bob and Gallagher, Tony, Higher Education in a Divided Society: Northern Ireland. In Tight, M (Ed) Access and Exclusion: International Perespectives on Higher Education Research, Volume 2. Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd
5. 2002: Gallagher, AM and Hanna, E, Outcomes for pupils who received an Irish-Medium education. Research Report Series No 26. Bangor: Department of Education