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School of Policy & Practice


Primary Department
School of Policy & Practice
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPC M 117

Academic biography

Justin the Director of the Further Education & Training Research Centre (FETRC) in DCUs Institute of Education. Justin is the Faculty of Education's former Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning. He is Chair of the Education & Training Foundation Programme (FET-HE) and the former Chair of the BSc in Education & Training, and the BSc in E&T Flexible Learning strand. Justin Rami is a lecturer and researcher in the School Policy & Practice at Dublin City University. At the undergraduate level, he teaches in the areas of Teaching & Learning Methodologies, Advanced Teaching & Learning Strategies, Curriculum,  Assessment & Feedback, Teaching Preparation & Developing a Research Perspective. Added to these modules Justin also delivers lectures and workshops on using Critical Voices in academic writing. At postgraduate level, he teaches in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Communications. Justin coordinates the Professional Management Skills area of the MSc in Education & Training (Leadership Strand), which covers areas such as Intercultural competence, Lean Six Sigma, Positive Psychology, Talent management, Coaching, Reflective practice and Communication and Perception. Justin is a graduate of the International University Leadership Management Programme (ULM).

Research interests

Justin’s current research expertise is in the area of Further and Vocational Education and Training, with a focus on Assessment & Feedback in education. Dr Rami has published over 60 articles, books and chapters relating to FET, vocational education, apprenticeship, assessment & feedback, quality assurance and accreditation. He has 16 year’s experience working on national and international research projects focusing on Assessment, RPL, Qualification Frameworks, Accreditation and Transfer and Progression -  with an special interatied in life long learning issues.  Other current and recent research work focuses on Curriculum Reform, Vocational Education and Training, European vocational education and training, Apprenticeships, Gender Equality, Training, Citizenship and Diversity.

He is a recipient of DCU's Teaching & Learning Award in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and was awarded the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018. Justin's background is in Development / Community Arts and Education and he has worked as a teacher/trainer &  researcher across the EU and Nigeria, Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Japan, Croatia, Bosnia and India.