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Academic biography

Rev. Prof. Anne Lodge (B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD, PGDipStat, Cert Theol Min, M.Th) is the Director of the Church of Ireland Centre (CIC) in the DCU Institute of Education.  The CIC was established under the legal agreement between DCU and CICE enabling the incorporation of the latter into the University on 1st October 2016. Rev. Prof. Lodge played a key role along with other institutional leaders in the incorporation of three Colleges of Education in the Dublin region into DCU.  The Church of Ireland Centre’s website describes its mission, teaching, research and community outreach activities.   Rev. Prof. Lodge’s lecturing and research interests are in the areas of equality, educational culture and ethos, and individual and community identities and relationships.   Rev. Prof. Lodge is a member of the School of Policy and Practice in the DCU Institute of Education. 

Research interests

Major Research Interests  
1.     School and University culture, social climate and ethos:
(i)        The ethos, cultures and identities of Protestant primary and post-primary schools on the island of Ireland
(ii)       Culture, climate and leadership of small primary schools in the Republic of Ireland

2.     Belief and cultural identity:
(i)      The experiences of minority belief groups in a majority culture and society
(ii)     Anglican Voices in the Irish public square  

3.     Equality and education with a particular focus on:
(i)        Recognition of minority beliefs in the Irish education system
(ii)       Inclusion and recognition of learners with disabilities
(iii)      Gender and sexual identities
(iv)      Creating and sustaining positive inclusive climates for teaching and learning in schools
(v)       Positive, inclusive practice in the multigrade classroom