People

Centre Members 

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Michelle Butler

Michelle Butler 

Michelle is the Executive Dean for Science and Health. Her particular expertise are in midwifery education, midwifery competence, midwifery-led care, woman-centered care, nursing, health systems, health policy and planning, healthcare management, innovation in healthcare, and health service evaluation.

Learn more about Michell Butler.

Ronnie Munck

Ronaldo Munck 

Ronaldo Munck 

Ronaldo is Co-director of the Centre for Engaged Research at DCU. His interests lay in globalisation, social movements, trade unions, development, and engaged research.

Learn more about Ronaldo Munck.

Deiric Ó Broin

Deiric Ó'Broin 

Deiric Ó'Broin

Deiric is Professor of Public Policy Practice in the School of Law and Government in DCU. His research is mainly on Irish politics and public policy particularly the area of local and urban governance.

Learn more about Deiric Ó Broin.

Kate Irving

Kate Irving 

Kate Irving 

Kate is currently working in Dublin City University, where she is Professor of Clinical Nursing. Her interests lay in dementia prevention/delay, timely intervention in dementia care, the feasibility of a dementia register for Ireland and dementia and sensor technology.

Learn more about Kate Irving.

Jane Suiter

Jane Suiter

Jane Suiter 

Jane is Professor in the School of Communications, her research focus is on the information environment in the public sphere and in particular on scaling up  deliberation and tackling disinformation. 

Learn more about Jane Suiter.

Trudy Corrigan

Trudy Corrigan 

Trudy Corrigan

Researcher and Lecturer, Trudy is a staff member of the School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education, DCU. Her research interests are in adult education and lifelong learning. This includes developing Intergenerational Learning as a high quality pedagogical practice in higher education.

Learn more about Trudy Corrigan.

Gary Sinclair

Gary Sinclair

Gary Sinclair 

Gary is an Associate Professor in Marketing, specialising in Consumer Behaviour. He is the Programme Director for Business Studies International and the Head of the 'Subcultures Lab' at the Irish Institute of Digital Business.

Learn more about Gary Sinclair.

Dr Regina Murphy

Regina Murphy 

Regina Murphy

Regina is Head of the School of Arts Education and Movement at DCU Institute of Education. Her interests lay in socially inclusive music education, creativity, embodied knowledge, teacher identity, reflective practice, e-portfolios, formative assessment, arts based research, and has expertise in the generalist teacher/early years educator in arts education.

Learn more about Regina Murphy.

Padraig Murphy

Padraig Murphy

Padraig Murphy 

Pádraig is Assistant Professor in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science and Health Communication programme.  His interests lay in science communication; Science and Technology Studies; public participation in and media representations of science and technology; Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI); interdisciplinary links between the physical sciences and humanities and social sciences; engaged research and community-based research

Learn more about Padraig Murphy.

Liam MacGabhann

Liam Mác Gabhann

Liam Mác Gabhann

Liam is part of the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health. His research interests predominantly lie in the areas of mental health practice and sociological inquiry and my preferred methodologies are those aligned with Participatory Inquiry.

Learn more about Liam Mác Gabhann.

Veronica Lambert

Veronica Lambert

Veronica Lambert 

Veronica  is Full Professor of Children and Family Nursing at Dublin City University. Veronica leads on children and family focused research including child and family communication, shared self-management, and psychosocial wellbeing.

Learn more about Veronia Lambert.

Prof Anthony Staines

Antony Staines 

Anthony Staines 

Anthony started out as a neonatal paediatrician, moved into public health, and academic epidemiology. After an MSc. in Epidemiology at the London School, and a PhD on spatial epidemiology in Leeds, worked at Imperial with SAHSU. Moved back to Dublin in 1997 to UCD, and set about developing research activity in Public Health. His main focus is on the uses of health information systems.

Learn more about Anthony Staines.

Sarahjane Belton

Sarahjane Belton 

Sarahjane Belton 

Sarahjane is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at the School of Health and Human Performance at DCU. She teaches across a range of PE related areas, including pedagogy, curriculum and instructional models, curriculum development, and health related activity and health related fitness.

Learn more about Sarahjane Belton.

Eilish McLaughlin

Eilish McLoughlin 

Eilish McLoughlin 

Eilish is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist. Eilish's research is focused on STEM education, and in particular STEM teacher education at both pre-service and in-service levels and pedagogy and assessment at second and third level.

Learn more about Eilish McLoughlin.

Mathias Urban

Mathias Urban 

Mathias Urban 

Mathias is Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) at Dublin City University. He works on questions of policy related to diversity and equality, social justice, evaluation and professionalism in education and care systems for young children, families and communities in diverse socio-cultural contexts. 

Learn more about Mathias Urban.

Aoibhéann Bird

Aoibhéann Bird

Aoibhéann Bird

Aoibhéann is the Education and Public Engagement Manager for the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at UCD and DCU. Education and Public Engagement (EPE) is a strategic priority for Insight, and our vision is to build an empowered, scientifically engaged, inclusive and creative society, underpinned by a commitment to involve citizens in data science and embed a culture of engagement within the centre.

Learn more about Aoibheann Bird.

Deirdre Butler

Deirdre Butler 

Deirdre Butler 

Deirdre is a professor in DCU’s Institute of Education and is internationally known as a leading scholar and creative practitioner of methods supporting teachers’ professional development and students’ learning.

Learn more about Deirdre Butler.

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Deirdre Corby

Deirdre Corby 

Deirdre is an Assistant Professor / Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University. Her interests lay in Inclusion in education and employment opportunities  for people with intellectual disabilities. Independent living for people with disabilities, assistive technologies, intellectual disabilities, education, management and Training for Managers.

Learn more about Deirdre Corby.

Bert Gordijn

Bert Gordijn 

Bert Gordijn 

Bert is Professor and Director of the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University in Ireland. His interests lay in Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Applied Ethics, Global Ethics, Science Ethics, Research Ethics, Technology Ethics, and Bioethics.

Learn more about Bert Gordjin.

Laura Grehan

Laura Grehan

Laura Grehan

Laura is Education and Public Engagement Manager at ADAPT. She leads the development and delivery of ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement (EPE) programme. This ambitious programme has been reviewed independently as delivering significant human capacity and societal impact.

Learn more about Laura Grehan.

Academic Staff

Emma Nicholson

Emma Nicholson 

Emma is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology. Emma’s research interests focus on health inequities for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioural and systems factors that influence parent’s health-seeking for their children, as well as inclusive research and participatory methods for children and young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Emma Nicholson.

Colm Kearns

Colm Kearns 

Colm Kearns 

Colm is a post-doctoral research at the Irish Institute of Digital Business

 

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Martin Brown

Martin Brown

Martin is Head of School of Policy and Practice at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU) and co-director at EQI – The Centre for Evaluation Quality and Inspection, also based at DCU. He is an Expert Evaluator to the European Commission, advisor to the Teaching Council of Ireland and an adjunct faculty member of the Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Illinois.

Learn more about Martin Brown.

Steering Committee 

Trudy Corrigan

Trudy Corrigan 

Trudy Corrigan

Researcher and Lecturer, Trudy is a staff member of the School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education, DCU. Her research interests are in adult education and lifelong learning. This includes developing Intergenerational Learning as a high quality pedagogical practice in higher education.

Learn more about Trudy Corrigan.

Ronnie Munck

Ronaldo Munck 

Ronaldo Munck 

Ronaldo is Co-Director of the DCU Centre for Engaged Research. His interests lay in globalisation, social movements, trade unions, development, and engaged research.

Learn more about Ronaldo Munck.

Jane Suiter

Jane Suiter 

Jane Suiter 

Jane is Professor in the School of Communications, her research focus is on the information environment in the public sphere and in particular on scaling up  deliberation and tackling disinformation. 

Learn more about Jane Suiter.

Aoibhéann Bird

Aoibhéan Bird 

Aoibhéann Bird

Aoibhéann is the Education and Public Engagement Manager for the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin and Dublin City University. Education and Public Engagement (EPE) is a strategic priority for Insight, and our vision is to build an empowered, scientifically engaged, inclusive and creative society, underpinned by a commitment to involve citizens in data science and embed a culture of engagement within the centre.

Learn more about Aoibhéann Bird.

Eilish McLaughlin

Eilish McLoughlin

Eilish McLoughlin 

Eilish is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist. Eilish's research is focused on STEM education, and in particular STEM teacher education at both pre-service and in-service levels and pedagogy and assessment at second and third level.

Learn more about Eilish McLoughlin.

Sarahjane Belton

Sarahjane Belton 

Sarahjane Belton 

Sarahjane is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at the School of Health and Human Performance at DCU. She teaches across a range of PE related areas, including pedagogy, curriculum and instructional models, curriculum development, and health related activity and health related fitness.

Learn more about Sarahjane Belton.

Kate Irving

Kate Irving

Kate Irving 

Kate is currently working in Dublin City University, where she is Professor of Clinical Nursing, a joint appointment between DCU and the CHO9. Her interests lay in dementia prevention/delay, timely intervention in dementia care, the feasibility of a dementia register for Ireland and dementia and sensor technology.

Learn more about Kate Irving.

Helen Burke

Helen Burke

Helen Burke 

Dr. Helen Burke is the Contact Point for the Faculty of Science and Health and associated Research Centres. 

Learn more about Helen Burke.

Padraig Murphy

Padraig Murphy 

Padraig Murphy 

Pádraig is Assistant Professor in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science and Health Communication programme.  His interests lay in science communication; Science and Technology Studies; public participation in and media representations of science and technology; Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI); interdisciplinary links between the physical sciences and humanities and social sciences; engaged research and community-based research

Learn more about Padraig Murphy.

Mathias Urban

Mathias Urban 

Mathias Urban 

Mathias is Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) at Dublin City University. He works on questions of policy related to diversity and equality, social justice, evaluation and professionalism in education and care systems for young children, families and communities in diverse socio-cultural contexts. 

Learn more about Mathias Urban.

Laura Grehan

Laura Grehan 

Laura Grehan

Laura is Education and Public Engagement Manager at ADAPT. She leads the development and delivery of ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement (EPE) programme. This ambitious programme has been reviewed independently as delivering significant human capacity and societal impact.

Learn more about Laura Grehan.

National Advisory Panel 

Su-Ming Khoo

Su-Ming Khoo

Su Ming Khoo 

National University Galway

Lecturer on development and human rights, critical studies of international development, postcolonial and interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches and global advocacy and activism. 

Learn more about Su Ming Khoo.

Duncan Morrow

Duncan Morrow 

Duncan Morrow 

Ulster University

Duncan is a Lecturer in politics and the Director of Community Engagement at Ulster University developing relationships with groups and organisations across the community.

Learn more about Duncan Morrow.

Maura Adshead

Maura Adshead

Maura Adshead 

University of Limerick

Maura is Associate Professor in Politics and Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and Head of UL Engagement.

Learn more about Maura Adshead.

Sinead McGilloway

Sinéad McGilloway

Sinéad McGilloway 

Maynooth University

Sinéad is Founder Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, which is located in Maynooth University Department of Psychology and the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute

Learn more about Sinéad McGilloway.

Tony Gallagher

Tony Gallagher 

Tony Gallagher

Queens University Belfast

Professor Gallagher is considered one of the world’s leading academic experts on the role of education in divided societies.

Learn more about Tony Gallagher

Sarah Bowman

Sarah Bowman 

Sarah Bowman 

Trinity College Dublin 

Sarah Bowman is Director of Strategic Engagement & Impact Assessment for the Office of the Dean of Research at Trinity College Dublin.

Learn more about Sarah Bowman.

Fred Powell

Fred Powell

Fred Powell 

University College Cork 

Former Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at University College, Cork, from 1989-2014.  Fred was also appointed Dean of Social Science at UCC from 2008-2014.

Learn more about Fred Powell.

Joe Carthy

Joe Carthy

Joe Carthy 

University College Dublin 

Full professor in the school of computer science. Former Dean of Science and Head of the School of Computer Science and Informatics for four years.

Learn more about Joe Carthy.

International Advisory Panel 

Andrea Vargiu

Andrea Vargiu

Andrea Vargiu 

Italy 

University of Sassari 

Andrea Vargiu is associate professor of Sociology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sassari and president of the MA Course in Social work and Social policies.

Learn more about Andrea Vargiu.

Henk Mulder

Henk Mulder

Henk Mulder 

The Netherlands 

University of Groningen 

Henk is Lecturer and Programme Director of the Master Science Education and Communication at the University of Groningen.

Learn more about Henk Mulder.

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Paul Manners

Paul Manners 

The United Kingdom 

University of West England 

Paul is Associate Professor in Public Engagement at the University of the West of England, and  founding Director of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

Learn more about Paul Manners.

Richard Knopf

Richard Knopf

Richard Knopf 

The United States of America 

Arizona State University 

Richard serves as director of the Partnership for Community Development at Arizona State University and of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University.

Learn more about Richard Knopf.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly 

The United States of America 

Indiana University 

Jason is Director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and Professor of History in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts.

Learn more about Jason Kelly.

Jim Nyland

Jim Nyland

Jim Nyland 

Australia 

University of Southern Queensland 

Professor Jim Nyland is Dean at the University of Southern Queensland.

Learn more about Jim Nyland.

Ahmed Bawa

Ahmed Bawa 

Ahmed Bawa 

South Africa 

Univiserity of South Africa 

Ahmed Bawa is a theoretical physicist and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Universities South Africa.

Learn more about Ahmed Bawa.

Rajesh Tandon

Rajesh Tandon

Rajesh Tandon 

India 

Rajesh is UNESCO co-chair on community based research and social responsibility in higher education 

Learn more about Rajesh Tandon.

 

Nieves Tapia

María Nieves Tapia 

María Nieves Tapia 

Argentina 

Latin-American Centre for Solitary Learning and Service

María Nieves Tapia is founder and Director of the Latin-American Centre for Solitary Learning and Service

Learn more about María Nieves Tapia.

Pablo Pozzi

Pablo Pozzi 

Pablo Pozzi 

Argentina 

University of Buenos Aires 

Pablo specialises in contemporary social history, specifically post 1945 labor, both in Argentina and in the United States. He is a first class national researcher, and has published numerous articles and books on Argentina and on the United States.

Learn more about Pablo Pozzi

George Openjuru-Ladah

George L. Openjuru 

George L. Openjuru

Uganda 

Gulu University

George L Openjuru is currently Vice Chancellor and Professor of Education at Gulu University. He was formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Gulu University and Dean of School of Distance and Lifelong Learning, College of Education and External Studies

Learn more about George L. Openjuru.

Nhi Phan

Phan Nguyen Ai Nhi

Phan Nguyen Ai Nhi

Vietnam 

Vietnam National University 

Nhi Phan has spent 5 years researching modern teaching methods and 12 years developing the Department of Mathematics Education belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the University of Science in Ho Chi Minh City.

Learn more about Phan Nguyen Ai Nhi.

Associate Members 

Joanna O

Joanna Ozarowska 

Joanna Ozarowska 

Joanna is the Manager of DCU in the Community as well as a PhD candidate at Maynooth University conducting research on within the Department of adult and Community Education. Her research focus is on the civic and social mission of higher education. 

Learn more about Joanna Ozarowska.

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Ian Marder 

Ian Marder

Ian is an assistant professor in criminology at Maynooth Univeristy. His main area of research is on restorative justice. He founded and now runs the Restorative Justice Pedagogy Network (2020-present) and the Community of Restorative Researchers (2014-present). He is also the Director of Outreach and Engagement and Director of the MA in Comparative Criminology & Criminal Justice at Maynooth University. 

Learn more about Ian Marder.


Associate Researchers

l. Espiro

Luiz Espiro 

Luz Espiro 

Luz is an anthropologist with experience in qualitative and ethnography visual research. Her core field of expertise is African international migration, with a focus on migrant transnationalism between Senegal and South America, migration routes, work processes, migrants agency and associationism. She has also served as researcher on other social issues such as cultural consumption.

Learn more about Luz Espiro.