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Dr Tish Balfe

Inclusive & Special Education

Name: Dr Tish Balfe
Department: Inclusive & Special Education
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2143
Email Address: tish.balfe@dcu.ie
Room: F318
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr. Tish Balfe spent many years working as a mainstream and special (autism) class teacher in an all boys’ primary school and is currently is a staff member of DCU,:School of Inclusive and Special Education, St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra. She is programme chair of the Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils on the Autism Spectrum and teaches across a range of university programmes on various topics relating to autism. She has a PhD  from the School of Inclusive & Special Education, Dublin City University and a Master’s degree in Education from Birmingham University both theses focus on autism  a. Her research interests include professional development for school staff, adult child interactions in special classes and educational provision for students on the autism spectrum. 

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