Dr Gavin Duffy
QCAP Academic, Education and the Knowledge Economy
Gavin Duffy is a senior lecturer and Programme Director of the MSc Educational Leadership Programme at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, (SSESW) Queen’s University Belfast. He is a member of the Centre for Shared Education at SSESW and a member of the Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation at the Queen’s Business School.
As a member of the QCAP Education research team, Gavin’s work involves promoting and supporting school networks, teacher and leader professional development and educational research with children, young people and adults in communities.
Gavin’s main areas of research include shared education and the role of education in divided societies; effective collaboration between schools; school improvement and teacher professional development; educational leadership and school exclusion.
Gavin is the Northern Ireland lead on a cross-jurisdictional study of school exclusion in the UK with a particular interest in the practice of informal exclusion and understanding the perspectives of school leaders in the exclusion process.
He works directly with teachers and leaders in schools in various jurisdictions including Northern Ireland, Israel Palestine and the United States to promote collaboration and the potential of networks.