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Dr James O'Higgins Norman

Education Studies

Name: Dr James O'Higgins Norman
Department: Education Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: Ext. 7417
Email Address: james.ohigginsnorman@dcu.ie
Room: CA123

Biographical Details

Dr. James O'Higgins Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC). He is best known for his research on homophobic bullying  in secondary schools which has drawn international media attention and was instrumental in parliamentary proceedings in Ireland and at the EU Commission when these bodies were debating the implementation of policy and laws on bullying in schools. Other research interests include gender and cyberbullying, and diversity and bullying in schools. He is also very interested in the compatibilities and tensions between education and religion in secular societies. Previously, he has written  on school ethos from the standpoint of school patronage and management and proposed a rethinking of the role of the churches in schools.Prior to coming to DCU in 2000, O'Higgins Norman was a member of the NCCA Sub-Committee on Intercultural Education. He also taught professional ethics at University College Dublin and was a teacher in a post-primary school.  

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