School of Policy & Practice


Primary Department
School of Policy & Practice
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
N /A
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPC M 212

Academic biography

Dr. Damien Burke is as assistant professor in the School of Policy and Practice at DCUIoE. Previously he had work as an associate school placement (SP) tutor for the Institute.

Damien's chief area of responsibility is working alongside the directors of SP to coordinate the SP (primary) programme at the IoE. He also teaches on various reflective-enquiry and SP-related modules. Damien currently supervises a broad range of PMEP2 research projects. 

Damien has extensive experience of teaching, and school leadership at primary level. He has been a class teacher, learning support teacher, teaching principal and administrative principal in various schools in Dublin. Damien has previously worked at the Marino Institute of Education, lecturing in teaching studies, mathematics education and working as an SP tutor with pre-service primary teachers.   

His current research interests include school leadership, teacher/middle leadership and pre-service teachers' subject-knowledge competency. Damien had participated in many professional collaborations with the NCCA in Ireland; has been involved in Europe-wide Erasmus Plus projects; has provided consultancy services to various textbook publishers, and, has an ongoing relationship with the professional development offering of the INTO.

Damien holds a Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education, Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership and a Doctor of Education degree. 

Research interests

My current research interests include school leadership, teacher/middle leadership and (primary) teacher subject competency.