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Tracy Galvin

Tracy Galvin (she/her)

Educational Developer


Tracy Galvin is an education developer at the Centre for Educational Development at Queen's University Belfast (QUB). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE). Her key area of expertise is initial teacher education, academic practice and professional development of teaching, learning and assessment among academics through equality, diversity, inclusive and accessible practices. She leads an institutional project on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Curriculum across faculties and works closely with academic EDI leads and the Student Union working on several inclusive projects.

Tracy has over 15 years’ experience in teacher education in higher education. Her interests and research include Curriculum Design, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC), Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP) and inclusive assessment.

She has completed a Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship at Third Level from the Centre for Teaching and Learning Univerity of Limerick (UL) in 2012. She received her BSc in Physical Education and Mathematics Teaching in 2007 from UL. Tracy is currently completing her PhD with the University of Limerick entitled “Meaningful Engagement for Young People in Out of School Learning Environments”.

Responsibilities within the University

  • Provide academic training on curriculum design, blended learning, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Internationalising the Curriculum and Digital Accessibility
  • Lead on several institutional projects on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the Curriculum across faculties and the Student Union
  • Lead on the EDI in the Curriculum SEDA course
  • Chair the UDL and the IoC groups
  • Member of the Disability Forum
  • Race Equity Champion with Advance HE Race Equality Charter (REC)
  • Panel member and mentor for the QMA Advance HE fellowships

External Recognition

  • Lecturer at Liverpool University on the PGCAP
  • Co-manager of the International Collaboratory for Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE)
  • Member of the international UDL Anti-Racism SIG in developing the 3.0 version of the CAST UDL framework
  • Member of the JISC Community Leadership team on accessibility
  • Board member of Goliath Trust Belfast
  • EDI Consultant
  • National Teaching and Fellowship Scheme (NFTS) reviewer
  • Reviewer for Child Care in Practice and Innovations in Education and Teaching International (IETI)
  • ESAI (Education Studies Association of Ireland) Inclusive Education Special Interest Group

Professional and Personal Interests

Tracy’s professional interests include social justice for under-represented groups by minimising barriers and maximising learning where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Personal interests include art, running, sustainability of our planet, reading, dancing and attempting to grow food but without much success.