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Anne Marie

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School of Human Development
Academic Staff
Anne Marie Kavanagh
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPC M 301

Academic biography

Anne Marie Kavanagh (PhD) is Assistant Professor in Ethical and Intercultural Education in the School of Human Development, DCU Institute of Education. She teaches and researches in the areas of social justice education, intercultural education, critical multicultural education, ethical education and human rights education. 

She is a member of the steering committee of the DCU Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (CHRCE). In 2021, her first co-edited book (with Prof Fionnuala Waldron & Dr Benjamin Mallon) 'Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum' was published by Routledge. This volume supports educators in integrating meaningful education for social justice and sustainability across a wide range of curricular subjects at primary level.

Anne Marie was awarded the INTO Vere Foster Medal in 2004 for obtaining the highest marks in Teaching Practice and the Curriculum Areas of Education over the three-year BEd programme in St. Patrick's College.  In 2006, she was awarded the Kellogg's Scholarship and completed an MEd in Education (St. Patrick's College). In 2009, she received the Michael Jordan Fellowship in Education and completed her PhD at DCU under the supervision of Professor Fionnuala Waldron and Dr Audrey Bryan. In 2015, she was voted Lecturer of the Year by the students of St. Patrick's College.   

Anne Marie welcomes contact from anyone interested in the areas of ethics and ethical education, social justice education, critical multicultural education and human rights education.

Research interests

Anne Marie is interested in the areas of intercultural education, ethical education, critical multicultural education, democratic education, human rights education, global citizenship education and Social, Personal and Health Education.