Dr James O'Higgins Norman
|Name:||Dr James O'Higgins Norman|
|Phone Number:||Ext. 7417|
|Campus:||St Patrick's Campus|
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 second-level schools in Ireland which has drawn international media attention and was referenced 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 patronage and management and he proposed a rethinking of the role of the churches in schools. He has served on the NCCA sub-committee on intercultural education as well as a number of school boards of management. He also taught professional ethics at University College Dublin and was a teacher in a post-primary school.