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Dr Liam O’Hare

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Liam O'Hare

Dr Liam O’Hare

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

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.

Research Interests

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 & 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.

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
Year of Study 2017 - 2020
   
PhD Title  SMART Spaces: A continuing professional development programme for Science Teachers
Name Ewan MacRae
Year of Study 2017 - 2020
   
PhD Title  An Implementation Study of The Attach Programme for looked after children
Name Hannah Russel
Year of Study 2017 - 2020

 


Alumni: Where are they now

PhD Title The Impact of a Focused Word Recognition Programme on the Vocabulary and Motivation of Undergraduates with Limited English Proficiency in Taiwan
Name Chun-Wei Huang
Year of Study 2014

 


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