Dr Liam O’Hare

RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Liam O’Hare has a substantial track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programmes and social interventions. He also leads the work of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) in two Innovation Zones sited within disadvantaged communities in Belfast.

This research has included designing a GCSE Science intervention based on spaced learning called SMART Spaces, an implementation study of the Positive Action social and emotional learning curriculum and Randomised controlled trial evaluations of over 20 educational and social interventions. He is also interested in applying this research focus in community settings such as the CESI Innovation Zones.

The objective of the research activity to make measurable improvements in the outcomes of children and young people as well as their families and communities.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of educational programmes and social interventions
  • Community based participatory research
  • Critical thinking
  • Educational attainment
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PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/cesi/zones/
  • His work has led to new and better ways to deliver educational programmes ensuring that they make measurable
    improvements in the outcomes of children and young people as well as their families and communities.

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Social Sciences, Education And Social Work

https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/cesi/zones/

 

Research students

PhD Title: Crescendo: A design and feasibility study of a music education and social learning programme for primary school children


Name: Conneth Poland 
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
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PhD Title: SMART Spaces: A continuing professional development programme for Science Teachers


Name: Ewan MacRae
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
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PhD Title: An Implementation Study of The Attach Programme for looked after children


Name: Hannah Russel 
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
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Alumni: where are they now?

Chun-Wei Huang 


PhD Title: The Impact of a Focused Word Recognition Programme on the Vocabulary and Motivation of Undergraduates with Limited English Proficiency in Taiwan

Years of Study: 2014

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