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Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders

Conference Organisers

ABC National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, IrelandABC Logo

An Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre was founded in 1996 by Professor Mona O’Moore in Dublin. After that Centre closed in 2012 its legacy was continued when in 2014, the Tánaiste and the Minister for Education & Skills launched ABC - National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre in the School of Education Studies, DCU.

Researchers at DCU's ABC were the first in Ireland to undertake research on school bullying, workplace bullying, homophobic bullying and cyberbullying. ABC leads the field of research, resource development and training in bullying in Ireland and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in bullying research.

The Centre's activities are funded by the Department of Education & Skills under the National Action Plan on Bullying (2013), the Irish Research Council, the EU's Erasmus+ Framework Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport and DCU Research and Innovation Unit.

Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education

Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in EducationNorwegian Centre for Learning environment and Behavioural Research in Education was established in 2013 by a merge of Centre for Behavioural Research (SAF) and Lillegården Resource Centre. The centre is part of the University of Stavanger (UiS) and consists of two divisions, located in Stavanger and Porsgrunn. Professor Erling Roland, the founder of SAF, has been a distinct researcher in the field of bullying since the early eighties.

Researchers at Norwegian Centre for Learning environment and Behavioural Research in Education were among the first in Norway to do scientific research on bullying, and have had a central role regarding initiative and development of bullying research both in Norway and abroad. In addition the centre has had a long history in working with school bullying, school development and inclusive education in the practical field. The centre has developed several programs to help schools implement strategies to prevent and stop school bullying. The center also assists national educational authorities with services and advice to realize the state's prioritized initiatives in educational policy, through improving the quality of the learning environment for pre-school children, students, apprentices and adults. The centers work is achieved through professional development, research, outreach activities and relevant teaching at Universities.

Conference Committee

Dr. James O'Higgins Norman (Ireland)
Prof. Mona O'Moore (Ireland)
Prof. Erling  Roland (Norway)
Prof. Hildegunn Fandrem (Norway)

Scientific Committee

Professor Hildegunn Fandrem (Norway)
Dr. Majella McSharry (Ireland)
Dr. James O'Higgins Norman (Ireland)
Professor Mona O'Moore (Ireland)
Professor Erling Roland (Norway)
Professor Tarja Tikkanen (Norway)

Conference Administrator

Geraldine Kiernan