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Dr Martin Brown

Policy & Practice

Name: Dr Martin Brown
Department: Policy & Practice
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2253
Email Address: martin.brown@dcu.ie
Room: Mov17
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Martin Brown is Assistant Professor at the School of Policy and Practice and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection (EQI) DCU Institute of Education. Martin is a specialist in educational evaluation and assessment and has planned and led evaluations in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Europe and the Middle East; working for, among others, the Dept. of Education and Skills, the National Learning Network and the United Arab Emirates government. Martin has a B.Sc and H.Ed from NUI Maynooth and an M.Sc and PhD from Dublin City University.

Research Interests
Research Interests include Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, Comparative Education, School Inspection, School Self-Evaluation, Programme Evaluation, Policy Influences in Education, Inclusion in Education. Martin also has a research interest in teaching and learning in digital environments having designed and developed online Teacher CPD programmes for the PDST and PDST Technology in Education on priority government initiatives such as School Self Evaluation and ePortfolios for Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

Current Funded Research Projects

Martin is the project coordinator/PI for the following funded research projects: (1) Erasmus+ Supervising schools in the 21st century; (2) Erasmus+ Distributed Evaluation and Planning in Schools; (3) Erasmus+ Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (ACRAS); (4)  Integrating co-professional evaluation through civic engagement in Northern Ireland; (5) SCOTENS - Readiness and Practice (RAP): An investigation of ITE Students’ Readiness for Assessment and Evaluation in a Digital World.


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