Peer-Reviewed Publications

Donnelly, C. and Burns, S. (2017) ‘Teaching citizenship in the faith school: qualitative evidence from separate schools in Northern Ireland’, Irish Educational Studies. Advance online publication, pp. 117.

Woelfer, A., Jaspers, E., Blayblock, D., Wigoder, C., Hughes, J. and Hewstone, M. (2017) ‘Studying positive and negative direct and extended contact: complementing self-reports with social network analysis’, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Advance online publication, pp. 1–16.

Furey, A., Donnelly, C., Hughes, J. and Blaylock, D. (2017) ‘Interpretations of national identity in post-conflict Northern Ireland: a comparison of different school settings’, Research Papers in Education, 32 (2), pp. 137–150.

Holland, C., Hughes, J. and Leitch, R. (2016) ‘Neoliberalism and education: spotlight on Ireland’, Policy Futures in Education, 14 (8), pp. 1041–1045.

Donnelly, C. and McKevitt, J. (2016) ‘We need to talk about managerialism: on the importance of values dialogue and renewal within Catholic schools’, Policy Futures in Education, 14 (8), pp. 1078-1090.

Hughes, J., Donnelly, C., Leitch, R. and Burns, S. (2016) ‘Caught in the conundrum: neoliberalism and education in post-conflict Northern Ireland – exploring shared education’, Policy Futures in Education, 14 (8), pp. 1091–1100.

Donnelly, C., Furey, A. and Hughes, J. (2016) ‘Integrated schools and intergroup relations in Northern Ireland: the importance of parents’, Educational Research, 58 (4), pp. 442-456.

Burns, S. Lyons, E. and Niens, U. (2016). 'The world would just fall apart if there’s no respect at all': children’s understandings of respect for diversity in a post-conflict society. Journal of Peace Education, 1-17. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17400201.2016.1269313

Loader, R. (2016) ‘Exploring the influences on classroom-based contact via shared education in Northern Ireland’, Educational Studies, 1-20. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03055698.2016.1245603.

Loader, R. and Hughes, J. (2016) ‘Balancing cultural diversity and social cohesion in education: the potential of shared education in divided contexts’, British Journal of Educational Studies, 1-23. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00071005.2016.1254156.

Burns, S., Leitch, R., & Hughes, J. (2016). ‘Barriers and enablers of education equality for transgender students.’ Review of Social Studies, Vol 3(2).

Duffy, G., & Gallagher, T. (2016). ‘Shared Education in contested spaces: How collaborative networks improve communities and schools.’ Journal of Educational Change, 1-28.

Gallagher, T. (2016). ‘Shared education in Northern Ireland: school collaboration in divided societies.’ Oxford Review of Education, 1-14.

Gallagher, T., & Duffy, G. (2016). ‘Recognising difference while promoting cohesion: The role of collaborative networks in education.’ In I. Honohan & N. Rougier (Eds.), Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, North and South. Manchester, NH: Manchester University Press.

Loader, R. and Hughes, J. (2016) 'Joining together or pushing apart? Building relationships and exploring difference through shared education in Northern Ireland', Cambridge Journal of Education. Early online publication. doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1125448.

McManus, C (Forthcoming) ‘Dealing with the Legacy of Ethnic Conflict: Confronting ‘Othering’ through Transformative Adult Education—A Northern Ireland Case Study’ Ethnopolitics (Online version currently accessible via    

McManus, C (2016) ‘Irish language education and the national ideal: the dynamics of nationalism in Northern Ireland’ Nations and Nationalism Vol. 22, No. 1: pp. 42-62

McManus, C (2015) ‘Bound in darkness and idolatry”? Protestant working-class underachievement and unionist hegemony’ Irish Studies Review Vol. 23, No. 1: pp. 48-67

Hughes, J. and Loader, R. (2016) ‘Plugging the Gap’: Shared Education and the promotion of community relations through schools in Northern Ireland', British Educational Research Journal  (in press).

Hewstone, M. and Hughes, J. (2015) ‘Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: The value of intergroup contact’, BJPsych International (in press)

Hughes, J., Blaylock, D., and Donnelly, C. (2015) ‘Does social deprivation influence inter-group contact outcomes for pupils in Northern Ireland?’, Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education 10 (1), 47-65

Kenworthy, J, Voci, A, Al Ramiah, A, Tausch, N, Hughes, J, & M. Hewstone (2015), ‘Building Trust in a Post-conflict Society: An Integrative Model of Cross-group Friendship and Intergroup Emotions’, Journal of Conflict Resolution  DOI: 10.1177/0022002714564427

Duffy, G. & Gallagher, T. (2014) Sustaining school partnerships: The context of cross-sectoral collaboration between schools in a separate education system in Northern Ireland, Review of Education Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 189–210 DOI: 10.1002/rev3.3034

Gavin Duffy & Tony Gallagher, Research Papers in Education (2014): Collaborative evolution: the context surrounding the formation and the effectiveness of a schoolpartnership in a divided community in Northern Ireland, Research Papers in Education, DOI:10.1080/02671522.2014.880731

Carlisle, K & Hughes, J 2013, ‘The role of inter-school collaboration in promoting inter-group relations: the Northern Ireland perspective.’ H Biseth & H Holmarsdottir (eds.) in: Human Rights in the Field of Comparative Education. Sense Publishers, Istanbul, pp.125-147

Hughes, J 2013, ‘Contact and context: sharing education and building relationships in a divided society’, Research Papers in Education, DOI:10.1080/02671522.2012.754928

Reports and non-Peer Reviewed Articles

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New Managerialism in Education 27th September 2013

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Prof Joanne Hughes, Director of the Centre for Shared Education, Queen’s University Belfast  (Chair)   Video

Prof Kathleen Lynch, Professor of Equality Studies, University College Dublin (Speaker) Video

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Prof Joanne Hughes, Director of the Centre for Shared Education, Queen’s University Belfast  (Chair)   Video

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Prof Ruth Leitch, Director of Research, Queen’s University Belfast (Respondent) Video