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School of Inclusive & Special Education
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Academic biography

Karen Buckley is an assistant professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education at the Institute of Education at DCU. As a qualified post-primary teacher and experienced lecturer in teacher education, Karen has enjoyed working across a range of educational settings in second level, further education and higher education. With particular research interest in inclusive pedagogy, Karen is an advocate for inclusive practice to improve and optimise teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. 

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Sociology, a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She is currently a Doctoral candidate in Maynooth University where she is exploring Teacher Education, Identity and Professional Development practices.

Research interests

Professional Development in Higher EducationAcademic IdentityTeaching and Learning in Higher EducationUniversal Design for LearningStudent Voice