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Dr Gavin DuffySchool of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
I am primarily focused on shared education which involves collaboration between schools from different communities. While this work began in Northern Ireland, I also work in various international settings such as the Israel, the US and Lebanon promoting school collaboration and investigating the benefits school networks.
A key aspect of this work involves working closely with teachers and school leaders exploring approaches to collaborative professional development and models of educational leadership and school improvement. Other research interests include custodial education as I have worked and researched with the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.
Open to PhD applications in:
- School collaboration and school networks
- Educational leadership
- Education in divided societies
- Education in custodial settings
Public outreach & key achievements
My work has led to new legislation in Northern Ireland (Shared Education Act 2016) and current in collaboration with the Education Authority involves teacher professional development and supporting school partnerships and wider school improvement networks.
|Name||Wenchao Zhang (2nd Supervisor)|
|Years of study||2018-2020|
|Name||Patricia O’Lynn (2nd Supervisor)|
|Years of study||2018-2019|
|Name||Hazel Harris (2nd Supervisor EdD)|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
- Centre for Shared Education