DCU Anti-Bullying Centre

O’Higgins Norman

Primary Department
DCU Anti-Bullying Centre
James O'Higgins Norman Profile Photo
Phone number:
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Academic biography

Prof. James O'Higgins Norman is UNESCO Chair on Bullying and Cyberbullying and is Director of DCU Anti-Bullying Centre, an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research and education on bullying and online safety. 

He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Psychology, Sociology, and Education in Ireland and the UK. He has led several significant funded research projects on school bullying and cyberbullying and is currently working on studies about migration and bullying, workplace bullying and online safety. 

He was a member of the NCCA sub-committee on intercultural education and is currently a member of the Government's Advisory Council for Online Safety. He is a former Chair of the World Anti-Bullying Forum and is Chair of UNESCO Scientific Committee on School Violence and Bullying including Cyberbullying. He is an editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on Bullying (2021) and founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bullying Prevention (Springer Publications). James is Chair of the EU COST Action Project  on Transnational Collaboration on Bullying, Migration and Integration at School Level. 

Research interests

School Bullying
Diversity Issues and Bullying
Sexting and Online Safety