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Paul Downes

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Biography

Dr. Paul Downes is Associate Professor of Education (Psychology), Director of the Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland and Affiliate Professor, University of Malta, Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health. He has been involved in various expert advisory roles for the European Commission, including for its School Policy Working Groups and was a member of the Irish Senate and Parliament Expert Advisory Group on early school leaving. A Visiting Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2017) and University of Cambridge, Lauterpacht Centre (2011), he is currently a member of the Coordinating Committee of the European Commission’s Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET) and Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the Grangegorman Area-based Childhood (ABC) Programme, funded by Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).

With over 100 publications of books/research monographs, research articles in international peer reviewed ranked journals and book chapters in areas of education, psychology, philosophy, law, anthropology and social policy, Dr. Downes has given keynote lectures and invited presentations in 29 countries. His contribution to international policy and practice includes invitations from 15 different countries’ official ministries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden) to present his research on various aspects of wellbeing, mental health, poverty and social inclusion in education, as well as from the EU Parliament Working Group on Quality of Childhood, EU Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights, European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC), UNICEF, Cedefop, 
CNESCO (Conseil national d’évaluation du système scolaire) & CIEP Sorbonne Universities Paris, International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich, Latvian Human Rights Committee and President’s Foundation of Malta.

He is an invited member of the Standing Review Board (2015-19), Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, China, and has been an invited EU Commission FP7 Evaluator and Rapporteur to chair evaluation meetings for funding proposals for the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme.  

Designer of Familiscope, Ballyfermot child and family support service, he has led the establishment of two national research/policy networks on Quality Development of Out of School Services (QDOSS) and Hunger Prevention in School, as well as a 12 country comparative research study on access to education in Europe. He has been an advisor to the Irish Department of Education and Skills (DES) for its DEIS Action Plan 2017 on social inclusion, to the DCYA and DES for the National School Age Childcare Action Plan 2017 and is a member of the DCYA 
Working Group on Standards for School Age Childcare .  

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Concentric Space as a Life Principle Beyond Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Ricoeur: Inclusion of the Other.
Downes, P. (2019) Concentric Space as a Life Principle Beyond Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Ricoeur: Inclusion of the Other. London/New York/New Delhi: Routledge. [Details]
2019 Reconstructing agency in developmental and educational psychology: Inclusive Systems as Concentric Space.
Downes, P. (2019) Reconstructing agency in developmental and educational psychology: Inclusive Systems as Concentric Space. London/New York/New Delhi: Routledge. [Details]
2018 Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as core curricular area across the EU.
Cefai, C., Bartolo, P., Cavioni, v. & Downes, P. (2018) Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as core curricular area across the EU. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. [Details]
2017 Structural Indicators for Developing Inclusive Systems in and around Schools in Europe.
Downes, P., Nairz-Wirth, E., Rusinaite, V. (2017) Structural Indicators for Developing Inclusive Systems in and around Schools in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. [Details]
2016 How to tackle bullying and prevent school violence in Europe: Evidence and practices for strategies for inclusive and safe schools.
Downes, P. & Cefai, C. (2016) How to tackle bullying and prevent school violence in Europe: Evidence and practices for strategies for inclusive and safe schools. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. [DOI] [Details]
2015 Early School Leaving Prevention and Engaging Parents from Ethnic Minority and Migrant Backgrounds: Key Issues and Guiding Principles Across 9 European City Municipalities.
Downes, P. (2015) Early School Leaving Prevention and Engaging Parents from Ethnic Minority and Migrant Backgrounds: Key Issues and Guiding Principles Across 9 European City Municipalities. Paris: European Union, European Regional Development Fund, Urbact Secretariat. [Details]
2014 Towards a Differentiated, Holistic and Systemic Approach to Parental Involvement in Europe for Early School Leaving Prevention.
Downes, P. (2014) Towards a Differentiated, Holistic and Systemic Approach to Parental Involvement in Europe for Early School Leaving Prevention. Paris: European Union, European Regional Development Fund, Urbact Secretariat. [Details]
2014 Access to Education in Europe: A Framework and Agenda for System Change.
Downes, P. (2014) Access to Education in Europe: A Framework and Agenda for System Change. Dordrecht: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2013 Alliances for Inclusion: Developing Cross-sector Synergies and Inter-Professional Collaboration in and around Education.
Edwards, A. & Downes, P. (2013) Alliances for Inclusion: Developing Cross-sector Synergies and Inter-Professional Collaboration in and around Education. Brussels: European Commission, Directorate General, Education and Culture. [Details]
2012 The Primordial Dance: Diametric and Concentric Spaces in the Unconscious World.
Downes, P. (2012) The Primordial Dance: Diametric and Concentric Spaces in the Unconscious World. Oxford/Bern: Peter Lang. [DOI] [Details]
2003 Living with heroin: HIV, Identity and Social Exclusion among the Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia and Latvia.
Downes, P. (2003) Living with heroin: HIV, Identity and Social Exclusion among the Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia and Latvia. Estonia: Legal Information Centre for Human Rights. [Details]
2003 Elu heroiiniga: Identiteet, sotsiaalne tõrjutus ja HIV Eesti ja Läti venekeelsete vähemuste seas.
Downes, P. (2003) Elu heroiiniga: Identiteet, sotsiaalne tõrjutus ja HIV Eesti ja Läti venekeelsete vähemuste seas. Tallinn, Estonia: Legal Information Centre for Human Rights, Tallinn/AIDS Information and Support Centre. [Details]
2003 Жизнь с героином: Идентичность, социальное отторжение и распространение ВИЧ среди русскоязычного меньшинства в Эстонии и Латвии.
Downes, P. (2003) Жизнь с героином: Идентичность, социальное отторжение и распространение ВИЧ среди русскоязычного меньшинства в Эстонии и Латвии. Tallinn, Estonia: Legal Information Centre for Human Rights, Tallinn/AIDS Information and Support Centre. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'A whole school approach to social and emotional education'
Cefai, C., Bartolo, P., Cavioni, V., & Downes, P. (2018) 'A whole school approach to social and emotional education' In: Sapra, R (eds). Reflections: Skills for Social and Emotional Wellbeing. New Delhi, India: Authors Press. [Details]
2017 'Recovery from traumatic memory in Irish society: Moving beyond diametric structured myths, experience and social processes'
Downes, P. (2017) 'Recovery from traumatic memory in Irish society: Moving beyond diametric structured myths, experience and social processes' In: Larkan, F. and Murphy, F (eds). The Politics of Memory and Recovery in Times of Crisis. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
2016 'A spatial-phenomenology as a framework for psychological understanding of aesthetic phenomenology to challenge instrumental reason'
Downes, P. (2016) 'A spatial-phenomenology as a framework for psychological understanding of aesthetic phenomenology to challenge instrumental reason' In: Cefai,C. and Lagana, L (eds). Psychology and the Arts: Perceptions and Perspectives. Malta: University of Malta. [Details]
2014 'Prevention of early school leaving through teacher education: Some European perspectives'
Downes, P. (2014) 'Prevention of early school leaving through teacher education: Some European perspectives' In: P-M. Rabinsteiner & G. Rabinsteiner (eds). Internationalization in Teacher Education. Hohengehren, Germany: Schneider Verlag. [Details]
2013 'Rising to the challenge of realising lifelong learning for one and all: The role of community adult education in widening participation for traditionally marginalised groups in Irish society and beyond'
Maunsell. C. & Downes, P. (2013) 'Rising to the challenge of realising lifelong learning for one and all: The role of community adult education in widening participation for traditionally marginalised groups in Irish society and beyond' In: E.Saar, O-B.Ure & J.Holford (eds). Lifelong Learning in Europe: National Patterns and Challenges. UK, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2009 'Prevention of Bullying at a Systemic Level in Schools: Movement from Cognitive and Spatial Narratives of Diametric Opposition to Concentric Relation'
Downes, P. (2009) 'Prevention of Bullying at a Systemic Level in Schools: Movement from Cognitive and Spatial Narratives of Diametric Opposition to Concentric Relation' In: Shane R. Jimerson, Susan M. Swearer, and Dorothy L. Espelage (eds). Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2008 'Conclusion: Key Indicators Regarding Prevention, Protection and Prosecution in Relation to Human Trafficking in the Baltic States'
Downes, P., Ivanchenko, L., Zalcmane, S., Smelt, H., & Blumberg, S. (2008) 'Conclusion: Key Indicators Regarding Prevention, Protection and Prosecution in Relation to Human Trafficking in the Baltic States' In: P.Downes, A. Zule-Lapimaa, L.Ivanchenko & S.Blumberg (eds). Not One Victim More: Human Trafficking in the Baltic States. Tallinn, Estonia: Living for Tomorrow. [Details]
2008 'Introduction'
Downes, P. (2008) 'Introduction' In: P.Downes, A. Zule-Lapimaa, L.Ivanchenko & S.Blumberg (eds). Not One Victim More: Human Trafficking in the Baltic States. Tallinn, Estonia: Living for Tomorrow. [Details]
2008 'The International Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health: A Key Legal Framework for Human Trafficking ?'
Downes, P. (2008) 'The International Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health: A Key Legal Framework for Human Trafficking ?' In: P.Downes, A. Zule-Lapimaa, L.Ivanchenko & S.Blumberg (eds). Not One Victim More: Human Trafficking in the Baltic States. Tallinn, Estonia: Living for Tomorrow. [Details]
2007 'Beyond Disadvantage: Some conclusions'
Downes, P. & Gilligan, A-L (2007) 'Beyond Disadvantage: Some conclusions' In: Downes, P. & Gilligan, A-L (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration (IPA). [Details]
2007 'The ‘jolt in climate’ between primary and post-primary'
Downes, P., Maunsell, C. & Ivers, J. (2007) 'The ‘jolt in climate’ between primary and post-primary' In: Downes, P. & Gilligan, A-L (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration (IPA). [Details]
2007 'Introduction'
Downes, P. & Gilligan, A-L (2007) 'Introduction' In: Downes, P. & Gilligan, A-L (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration (IPA). [Details]
2007 'Pedagogy of the processed'
T. Downes & P.Downes (2007) 'Pedagogy of the processed' In: P.Downes & A-L Gilligan (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration (IPA). [Details]
2007 'The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS): The need for more dialogue with designated disadvantaged schools ?'
Ryan, C. & Downes, P. (2007) 'The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS): The need for more dialogue with designated disadvantaged schools ?' In: P.Downes & A-L Gilligan (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration (IPA). [Details]
2007 'Why SMART outcomes ain’t always so smart…'
Downes, P. (2007) 'Why SMART outcomes ain’t always so smart…' In: P.Downes & A-L Gilligan (eds). Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
2003 'The relevance of early Heidegger’s radical conception of transcendence to choice, freedom and technology'
Downes, P. (2003) 'The relevance of early Heidegger’s radical conception of transcendence to choice, freedom and technology' In: Breen, M.J. & Conway, E (eds). Technology & Transcendence. Dublin: Columba Press. [Details]
2003 'The Estonian and Latvian Integration Programmes: A Recipe for Significant Early School Dropping-out amongst their Russian-speaking Minorities'
Downes, P. (2003) 'The Estonian and Latvian Integration Programmes: A Recipe for Significant Early School Dropping-out amongst their Russian-speaking Minorities' In: Finlay, J. & Debicki, M (eds). Delivering Public Services in CEE Countries: Trends and Developments. Bratislava, Slovakia: The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAc. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2008 Not One Victim More: Human Trafficking in the Baltic States
Downes, P., Zule-Lapima., Ivanchenko, L. & Blumberg, S (Ed.). (2008) Not One Victim More: Human Trafficking in the Baltic States Tallinn, Estonia: Living for Tomorrow. [Details]
2007 Beyond Educational Disadvantage
Downes, P. & Gilligan, A-L (Ed.). (2007) Beyond Educational Disadvantage Dublin: Institute of Public Administration (IPA). [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Transition as a displacement from more fundamental system concerns: Distinguishing four different meanings of transition in education'
Downes, P. (2019) 'Transition as a displacement from more fundamental system concerns: Distinguishing four different meanings of transition in education'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2018.1561366 [Details]
2019 'Strategic Clarity on Different Prevention Levels of School Bullying and Violence: Rethinking Peer Defenders and Selected Prevention'
Downes, P. & Cefai, C. (2019) 'Strategic Clarity on Different Prevention Levels of School Bullying and Violence: Rethinking Peer Defenders and Selected Prevention'. Journal of School Violence, doi: 10.1080/15388220.2019.1566915 [Details]
2019 'The neglected issue of sleep: A curricular and home-based intervention for improving sleep patterns among sixth-class children in an Irish urban school with high levels of poverty'
Hargadon, C. & Downes, P. (2019) 'The neglected issue of sleep: A curricular and home-based intervention for improving sleep patterns among sixth-class children in an Irish urban school with high levels of poverty'. Irish Educational Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2019.1576537 [Details]
2018 'Beyond the ‘diminished self’: Challenging an array of objections to emotional well-being in education'
Downes, P. (2018) 'Beyond the ‘diminished self’: Challenging an array of objections to emotional well-being in education'. International Journal of Emotional Education, [Details]
2018 'Postscript - The Emotional-Relational Turn for Early School Leaving Prevention: Building on The Neglected Shadow for Inclusive Systems in and around Schools'
Downes, P. (2018) 'Postscript - The Emotional-Relational Turn for Early School Leaving Prevention: Building on The Neglected Shadow for Inclusive Systems in and around Schools'. International Journal of Emotional Education, 10 :122-130 [Details]
2018 'Conclusion: Developing conceptual understandings of transitions and policy implications'
Downes P.;Anderson J.;Nairz-Wirth E. (2018) 'Conclusion: Developing conceptual understandings of transitions and policy implications'. European Journal of Education, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Editorial: Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups'
Downes, P., Nairz-Wirth E., Anderson, J. (2018) 'Editorial: Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups'. European Journal of Education, 53 :441-446 [Details]
2018 'Bringing Space to the Fore: Beyond Postmodernism to Interrogating Fundamental Malleable Spatial Preconditions for Language and Experience'
Downes, P. (2018) 'Bringing Space to the Fore: Beyond Postmodernism to Interrogating Fundamental Malleable Spatial Preconditions for Language and Experience'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 10.1080/00131857.2018.1462519 [Details]
2018 'A Phenomenology of ‘Blending in’: Beyond Emotional Regulation'
Creighton, K. & Downes, P. (2018) 'A Phenomenology of ‘Blending in’: Beyond Emotional Regulation'. Interpersona: International Journal on Personal Relationships, 11 (2):156-170 [Details]
2018 'Anti-Bullying Procedures for Schools in Ireland: Principals Responses and Perceptions'
Foody, M., Downes, P., O’Higgins Norman, J. (2018) 'Anti-Bullying Procedures for Schools in Ireland: Principals Responses and Perceptions'. Pastoral Care in Education, [Details]
2017 'At the Threshold of Ricoeur’s Concerns in La Métaphor Vive: A Spatial Discourse of Diametric and Concentric Structures of Relation Building on Lévi-Strauss'
Downes, P. (2017) 'At the Threshold of Ricoeur’s Concerns in La Métaphor Vive: A Spatial Discourse of Diametric and Concentric Structures of Relation Building on Lévi-Strauss'. Ricoeur Studies, [Details]
2017 'An Emerging Paradigm of Structural Indicators to Examine System Supports for Children’s and Adolescents’ Education and Wellbeing'
Downes, P. (2017) 'An Emerging Paradigm of Structural Indicators to Examine System Supports for Children’s and Adolescents’ Education and Wellbeing'. Child Indicators Research, doi:10.1007/s12187-017-9474-7 [Details]
2017 'Reconceptualising Schopenhauer’s Compassion through Diametric and Concentric Spatial Structures of Relation'
Downes, P. (2017) 'Reconceptualising Schopenhauer’s Compassion through Diametric and Concentric Spatial Structures of Relation'. Enrahonar: An international journal of theoretical and practical reason, [Details]
2017 'Reconceptualising foundational assumptions of resilience: A cross-cultural, spatial systems domain of relevance for agency and phenomenology in resilience'
Downes, P. (2017) 'Reconceptualising foundational assumptions of resilience: A cross-cultural, spatial systems domain of relevance for agency and phenomenology in resilience'. International Journal of Emotional Education, 9 (1) [Details]
2016 'Towards A Relational Paradigm for the Concept of Law: Uncovering Implications of Hart’s Rule of Recognition to Develop a Relational Foundationalism, as Expressed in Preliminary Terms through the UN Right to Health'
Downes, P. (2016) 'Towards A Relational Paradigm for the Concept of Law: Uncovering Implications of Hart’s Rule of Recognition to Develop a Relational Foundationalism, as Expressed in Preliminary Terms through the UN Right to Health'. Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review, 3 (1):33-58 [Details]
2016 'Developing a Framework of System Change between Diametric and Concentric Spaces for Early School Leaving Prevention'
Downes, P (2016) 'Developing a Framework of System Change between Diametric and Concentric Spaces for Early School Leaving Prevention'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 48 :899-914 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Breaking the cycle: a phenomenological approach to broadening access to post-secondary education'
Cefai C.;Downes P.;Cavioni V. (2016) 'Breaking the cycle: a phenomenological approach to broadening access to post-secondary education'. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 31 (2):255-274 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Concentric and diametric spatial structures of relation: Exploring a neutral bridge language between quantum physics and neuropsychology'
Downes, P. (2016) 'Concentric and diametric spatial structures of relation: Exploring a neutral bridge language between quantum physics and neuropsychology'. NeuroQuantology, 14 (3) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Access to Education for Prisoners in Europe: An Agenda of Structural Indicators for System Change'
Downes, P (2016) 'Access to Education for Prisoners in Europe: An Agenda of Structural Indicators for System Change'. Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 3 :8-25 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Diametric and Concentric Spatial Structures Framing Belief Systems'
Downes P. (2015) 'Diametric and Concentric Spatial Structures Framing Belief Systems'. Cybernetics and Systems, 46 (6-7):510-524 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Classroom sound field amplification systems for language development during early school years in contexts of socio-economic exclusion: The neglected role of classroom contextual dimensions'
Kazmierczak-Murray S.;Downes P. (2015) 'Classroom sound field amplification systems for language development during early school years in contexts of socio-economic exclusion: The neglected role of classroom contextual dimensions'. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 7 (1):24-50 [Details]
2015 'Opening spatial preunderstandings at the roots of constructivism'
Downes, P. (2015) 'Opening spatial preunderstandings at the roots of constructivism'. Constructivist Foundations, 11 (1):167-169 [Details]
2014 'Moving beyond diametric structured myths for recovery in Irish society'
Downes, P. (2014) 'Moving beyond diametric structured myths for recovery in Irish society'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 17 (1):13-20 [Details]
2013 'And the building stood in its stillness'
Downes, P. (2013) 'And the building stood in its stillness'. Wallace Stevens Journal, 37 (2) [Details]
2013 'Developing Derrida’s psychoanalytic graphology: Diametric and concentric spatial movements'
Downes, P. (2013) 'Developing Derrida’s psychoanalytic graphology: Diametric and concentric spatial movements'. Derrida Today, 6 (2):197-221 [Details]
2013 'Developing a framework and agenda for students’ voices in the school system across Europe: From diametric to concentric relational spaces for early school leaving prevention'
Downes, P. (2013) 'Developing a framework and agenda for students’ voices in the school system across Europe: From diametric to concentric relational spaces for early school leaving prevention'. European Journal of Education, 48 (3):346-362 [Details]
2012 'A phenomenological reinterpretation of Horner's fear of success in terms of social class'
Ivers J.;Downes P. (2012) 'A phenomenological reinterpretation of Horner's fear of success in terms of social class'. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 27 (3):369-388 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The neglected shadow: Some European perspectives on emotional supports for early school leaving prevention'
Downes, P. (2011) 'The neglected shadow: Some European perspectives on emotional supports for early school leaving prevention'. International Journal of Emotional Education, 3 (2):3-39 [Details]
2011 'Concentric and diametric structures in yin/yang and the mandala symbol: A new wave of eastern frames for psychology'
Downes P. (2011) 'Concentric and diametric structures in yin/yang and the mandala symbol: A new wave of eastern frames for psychology'. Psychology and Developing Societies, 23 (1):121-153 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Schema structure-content relativity: Part I, Deconstructing the absolute space assumptions underlying the schema concept founding cognitive science'
Downes, P. (2010) 'Schema structure-content relativity: Part I, Deconstructing the absolute space assumptions underlying the schema concept founding cognitive science'. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 17 (3):7-25 [Details]
2010 'Schema structure-content relativity: Part II, From image schemata to background spatial schemata of diametric and concentric relation'
Downes, P. (2010) 'Schema structure-content relativity: Part II, From image schemata to background spatial schemata of diametric and concentric relation'. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 17 (3) [Details]
2010 'Newtonian Space in Newell and Simon: Reply to Kinsella’s (2008) response to Downes (2006)'
Downes, P. (2010) 'Newtonian Space in Newell and Simon: Reply to Kinsella’s (2008) response to Downes (2006)'. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 17 (1):191-200 [Details]
2009 'Cultural conformity within Vygotsky’s paradigm for education: A critique from the perspective of early Heidegger'
Downes, P. (2009) 'Cultural conformity within Vygotsky’s paradigm for education: A critique from the perspective of early Heidegger'. KWARTALNIK PADAGOGICZNY, 212 (2):97-114 [Details]
2007 'Intravenous drug use and HIV in Estonia: Socio-economic integration and development of indicators regarding the right to health for its Russian-speaking population'
Downes, P. (2007) 'Intravenous drug use and HIV in Estonia: Socio-economic integration and development of indicators regarding the right to health for its Russian-speaking population'. Liverpool Law Review, 28 (2):271-317 [Details]
2006 'Newtonian space: The ‘blind spot’ in Newell and Simon’s information processing paradigm'
Downes, P. (2006) 'Newtonian space: The ‘blind spot’ in Newell and Simon’s information processing paradigm'. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 13 (3), 25-55 (3):25-55 [Details]
2006 'Lifelong learning in Ireland and Lithuania: Some examples of Irish policy and practice for Lithuania to consider ?'
Downes, P., Maunsell, C., McLoughlin, V., Taljunaite, M. (2006) 'Lifelong learning in Ireland and Lithuania: Some examples of Irish policy and practice for Lithuania to consider ?'. Filosofija.Sociologija, 4 :29-36 [Details]
2004 'School promoted beauty contests in Poland and Estonia: A risk factor for anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and contrary to the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women ?'
Downes, P. (2004) 'School promoted beauty contests in Poland and Estonia: A risk factor for anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and contrary to the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women ?'. KWARTALNIK PADAGOGICZNY, 193 (3):125-143 [Details]
2003 'The new curriculum of Social, Personal and Health Education in Irish primary schools: Self-awareness, introversion and the role of the teacher'
Downes, P. (2003) 'The new curriculum of Social, Personal and Health Education in Irish primary schools: Self-awareness, introversion and the role of the teacher'. KWARTALNIK PADAGOGICZNY, 190 (4):93-112 [Details]
2003 'Cross-cultural structures of concentric and diametric dualism in Lévi-Strauss’ structural anthropology: Structures of relation underlying the self and ego relation ?'
Downes, P. (2003) 'Cross-cultural structures of concentric and diametric dualism in Lévi-Strauss’ structural anthropology: Structures of relation underlying the self and ego relation ?'. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 48 (1):47-81 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Joint Conference, INTO (Irish National Teachers Organisation) and Educational Disadvantage Centre, St. Patrick’s College: Review of DEIS: Poverty and Social Inclusion in Education
Nic Chraith, D. & Downes, P. Eds. (2016) Review of DEIS: Poverty and Social Inclusion in Education Joint Conference, INTO (Irish National Teachers Organisation) and Educational Disadvantage Centre, St. Patrick’s College: Review of DEIS: Poverty and Social Inclusion in Education [Details]
2015 Symposium on Early School Leaving, Austrian Ministry for Education, Ene, mene, muh, und raus bist du …Pädagogische, soziale und strukturelle Dimensionen von Bildungsbenachteiligung und Schulabbruch
Downes, P. (2015) The neglected shadow: European perspectives on emotional support for early school leaving prevention Symposium on Early School Leaving, Austrian Ministry for Education, Ene, mene, muh, und raus bist du …Pädagogische, soziale und strukturelle Dimensionen von Bildungsbenachteiligung und Schulabbruch Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg, Austria, , 19-JAN-15 [Details]
2015 Review of DEIS: Poverty and Social Inclusion in Education
Nunan, S. & Downes, P. (2015) Foreword, ‘Introduction to Conference’ Review of DEIS: Poverty and Social Inclusion in Education St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin, , 05-DEC-15 , pp.4-5 [Details]
2015 NESET II Seminar for European Commission Officials across its Directorate General Education and Culture
Downes, P. (2015) Quality labels and structural indicators for social inclusion in schools and higher education institutions NESET II Seminar for European Commission Officials across its Directorate General Education and Culture Brussels, [Details]
2014 Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament (QoC), 48th Session (Established 2006)
Downes, P. (2014) Developing inclusive systems across Education, Health and Social sectors for early school leaving prevention . In: M.Matthes, L.Pulkinnen, B.Heys, C.Clouder & L.M. Pinto eds. Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament (QoC), 48th Session (Established 2006) Brussels, , pp.70-85 [Details]
2013 European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) conference on Early School Leaving, in conjunction with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Government (Ministry of Education and Science) in the context of its EU Presidency
Downes, P. (2013) A holistic approach to early school leaving prevention in Europe: Key strategic priorities for system level development . In: Keynote address reproduced in Early School Leaving: Report of the Conference of the European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC), Vilnius, 18-20 November 2013, with the support of the European Commission Directorate-General, Education and Culture eds. European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) conference on Early School Leaving, in conjunction with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Government (Ministry of Education and Science) in the context of its EU Presidency Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas), Vilnius, , 18-NOV-13 - 20-NOV-13 , pp.14-45 [Details]
2013 European Commission, European Social Fund (ESF) Conference, Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe: Building a Better Future for Young People
Downes, P. (2013) Giving early school leavers fresh opportunities: Prevention and second chance measures European Commission, European Social Fund (ESF) Conference, Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe: Building a Better Future for Young People Vilnius, Lithuania, , 14-NOV-13 , pp.12-13-32-33 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Cyprus Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour Conference The Relations Between Early School Leavers and Unpredictable Career Paths,
Downes, P. (2019) The Emotional-Relational Turn for Early School Leaving Prevention in Europe in the Past Decade: Towards an Integrated National Early School Leaving and School Bullying Prevention Strategy in Cyprus Focusing on Inclusive Systems ?. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Cyprus Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour Conference The Relations Between Early School Leavers and Unpredictable Career Paths, University of Nicosia, Cyprus [Details]
2019 Finnish National Agency for Education, Flexible Basic Education,
Downes, P. (2019) Beyond resilience to inclusive systems for prevention of early school leaving in Europe: A spatial-relational approach. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Finnish National Agency for Education, Flexible Basic Education, Lahti, Finland [Details]
2018 Final conference of the RESL.eu project, Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe,,
Downes, P. (2018) Rethinking Conceptual Foundations of Early School Leaving: From the Tangled Web of Diametric Space to Inclusive Systems as Concentric Relational Spaces. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Final conference of the RESL.eu project, Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe,, University of Antwerp [Details]
2018 Austrian Education Ministry Conference, The role of mental health for successful educational pathways: Bridging education & health policies,
Downes, P. (2018) The Neglected Shadow of Emotions and Mental Health Supports for Engaging the Needs of Socio-Economically Marginalised Students. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Austrian Education Ministry Conference, The role of mental health for successful educational pathways: Bridging education & health policies, Vienna Ministry of Education [Details]
2018 Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw, International Conference, Supporting the Wellbeing of Children and Youth – Interdisciplinary Perspectives,
Downes, P. (2018) Beyond interagency working to developing multidisciplinary teams in and around schools: Key issues for system development. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw, International Conference, Supporting the Wellbeing of Children and Youth – Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Warsaw [Details]
2018 Prevention of Early School Leaving through Teacher Training,
Downes, P. (2018) From Early School Leaving Prevention to Promoting Inclusive Systems of Concentric Spatial Relations of Assumed Connection. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Prevention of Early School Leaving through Teacher Training, Istanbul, Turkey [Details]
2017 European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights,
Downes, P. & Cefai, C. (2017) How to Prevent and Tackle School Bullying and Violence. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights, European Parliament, Brussels , 24-JAN-17 [Details]
2017 Continuity and Transitions in Learner Development,
Downes, P. (2017) Addressing Continuity and Transitions in a Holistic, Multidimensional Way: Overcoming System Mismatch, Blockages in Communication and Fragmentation. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Continuity and Transitions in Learner Development, Lisbon , 16-FEB-17 [Details]
2017 International Comparisons Conference on Early school leaving,
Downes, P. (2017) Early school leaving: taking a holistic, differentiated and systemic international perspective on the issue. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], International Comparisons Conference on Early school leaving, International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) Sorbonne Universities, Paris , 09-NOV-17 - 10-NOV-17 [Details]
2017 Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Annual Conference From Wellbeing to Learning Motivation,
Downes, P. (2017) Inclusive School Climate and Learning Environment in and around Schools: Emotional-Relational Dimensions for the Inclusion of Marginalised Students. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Annual Conference From Wellbeing to Learning Motivation, Tartu, Estonia , 05-DEC-17 - 06-DEC-17 [Details]
2017 Prevention and Intervention for (Cyber)Mobbing: The importance of a comprehensive school strategy for physical and psychological wellbeing,
Downes, P. (2017) How to tackle and prevent bullying: A review of international research. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Prevention and Intervention for (Cyber)Mobbing: The importance of a comprehensive school strategy for physical and psychological wellbeing, Austrian Education Ministry, Vienna , 20-NOV-17 - 21-NOV-17 [Details]
2016 European Commission and Slovak EU Presidency Meeting of Directors-General for Schools from Education Ministries across EU,
Downes, P. (2016) Structural Indicators for Developing Inclusive Systems in and around Schools in Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Commission and Slovak EU Presidency Meeting of Directors-General for Schools from Education Ministries across EU, Bratislava, Slovakia [Details]
2016 European Commission ET2020 Working Group on Governance in Education Systems,
Downes, P. (2016) Continuity and transitions in learner development for promoting inclusive systems in education. [], European Commission ET2020 Working Group on Governance in Education Systems, Brussels, DG Education and Culture , 15-SEP-16 - 16-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, UNICEFCombating Early School Leaving in Serbia through effective drop-out prevention and intervention measures at the school level,
Downes, P. (2016) Developing inclusive systems in and around schools for early school leaving prevention: The Importance of Emotions and Relationships. [], Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, UNICEFCombating Early School Leaving in Serbia through effective drop-out prevention and intervention measures at the school level, Belgrade, Serbia [Details]
2016 The Integration of Health and Social Programs within Education Systems: Extending the Global Dialogue into Latin America and Middle Resource Countries,
Downes, P. (2016) Integrating Student Services for Inclusive Systems to Support Learning, Health & Development: A Proposed Policy Direction in the Global White Paper. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Integration of Health and Social Programs within Education Systems: Extending the Global Dialogue into Latin America and Middle Resource Countries, Curitiba, Brazil [Details]
2016 European Parents Association International Conference, School as the Training Ground for Active Citizenship for Parents and Children,
Downes, P. (2016) Future horizons for parental involvement and family support in and around schools in Europe: An agenda for system reform. [], European Parents Association International Conference, School as the Training Ground for Active Citizenship for Parents and Children, Dubrovnik, Croatia , 29-APR-16 - 30-APR-16 [Details]
2015 Symposium on Early School Leaving, Austrian Ministry for Education, Ene, mene, muh, und raus bist du …Pädagogische, soziale und strukturelle Dimensionen von Bildungsbenachteiligung und Schulabbruch,
Downes, P. (2015) The neglected shadow: European perspectives on emotional support for early school leaving prevention. [], Symposium on Early School Leaving, Austrian Ministry for Education, Ene, mene, muh, und raus bist du …Pädagogische, soziale und strukturelle Dimensionen von Bildungsbenachteiligung und Schulabbruch, Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg, Austria , 19-JAN-15 [Details]
2015 EU Commission Schools Policy Group,
Downes, P. (2015) Quality labels and structural indicators for social inclusion in schools – including relational systems for parental involvement and one-stop shop community centres. [Invited Oral Presentation], EU Commission Schools Policy Group, Brussels, DG Education and Culture , 04-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 International School of Analytical Psychology Meeting,
Downes, P. (2015) Fundamental structures of the psyche: The primordial dance between concentric and diametric spaces in Jungian thought. [], International School of Analytical Psychology Meeting, International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland [Details]
2015 Global Forum, Integrating Health & Social Programs Within Education Systems: A Global Dialogue,
Downes, P. (2015) Overcoming nine system ‘blockages’ to develop inclusive systems and integrated services across Education, Health and Social sectors for early school leaving prevention. [Invited Oral Presentation], Global Forum, Integrating Health & Social Programs Within Education Systems: A Global Dialogue, Offices of la Mutuelle Générale de l’Éducation Nationale, Paris [Details]
2015 1st National Conference on Children's Wellbeing - Bullying: The Child's Perspective, The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, and the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health,,
Downes, P. (2015) A holistic differentiated approach to bullying prevention: The role of students for inclusive systems. [], 1st National Conference on Children's Wellbeing - Bullying: The Child's Perspective, The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, and the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health,, Verdala Palace, Malta [Details]
2015 Luxembourg EU Presidency Symposium, Staying on Track: Tackling Early School Leaving and Promoting Success in School,
Downes, P. (2015) Promoting Smooth Educational Pathways: Universal Strategies for Early School Leaving Prevention and to Promote Educational Success. [Invited Oral Presentation], Luxembourg EU Presidency Symposium, Staying on Track: Tackling Early School Leaving and Promoting Success in School, Luxembourg , 08-JUL-15 - 10-JUL-15 [Details]
2014 Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament (QoC), 48th Session (Established 2006),
Downes, P. (2014) Developing inclusive systems across Education, Health and Social sectors for early school leaving prevention. [], Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament (QoC), 48th Session (Established 2006), European Parliament, Brussels , 09-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Unga In (Youth Integration) Staff National Conference through the Swedish Employment Ministry,
Downes, P. (2014) Towards a holistic, integrated approach to motivation in working with socio-economically excluded groups. [], Unga In (Youth Integration) Staff National Conference through the Swedish Employment Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden , 26-MAY-14 - 27-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 London Bi-Logic Group – Spring meeting, Bertrand Russell Room,
Downes, P. (2014) Diametric and Concentric Spaces: A Key Bridge between Matte Blanco and Freud?. [], London Bi-Logic Group – Spring meeting, Bertrand Russell Room, Conway Hall, London [Details]
2013 European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) Lithuanian EU Presidency conference on Early School Leaving, with the European Commission,
Downes, P. (2013) A holistic approach to early school leaving prevention in Europe: Key strategic priorities for system level development. [], European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) Lithuanian EU Presidency conference on Early School Leaving, with the European Commission, Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas), Vilnius , 18-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 European Commission, European Social Fund (ESF) Conference, Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe: Building a Better Future for Young People. Lithuanian EU Presidency,
Downes, P. (2013) Giving early school leavers fresh opportunities: Prevention and second chance measures. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Commission, European Social Fund (ESF) Conference, Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe: Building a Better Future for Young People. Lithuanian EU Presidency, Vilnius, Lithuania [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2019 Evaluation of the 11 country ImplOED project on Outreach, Empowerment and Diversity for Nonformal Education for Adults, focusing on marginalised groups.
Downes, P. (2019) Evaluation of the 11 country ImplOED project on Outreach, Empowerment and Diversity for Nonformal Education for Adults, focusing on marginalised groups. European Adult Education Association (EAEA), Brussels. [Details]
2017 Anti-bullying procedures for primary and post-primary schools: A survey of implementation among school principals.
Murphy, H., Downes, P., & O’Higgins-Norman, J. (2017) Anti-bullying procedures for primary and post-primary schools: A survey of implementation among school principals. DCU AntiBullying Centre, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Evaluation of University College Dublin’s ‘Future You’ Peer Support Access Initiative: A Relational, Community Development Systemic Outreach Approach.
McNally, S. & Downes, P. (2016) Evaluation of University College Dublin’s ‘Future You’ Peer Support Access Initiative: A Relational, Community Development Systemic Outreach Approach. University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin. [Details]
2011 A Systems Level Focus on Access to Education for Traditionally Marginalised Groups: Comparing Policy and Practice in Twelve European Countries.
Downes, P. (2011) A Systems Level Focus on Access to Education for Traditionally Marginalised Groups: Comparing Policy and Practice in Twelve European Countries. Institute of International and Social Studies, Tallinn University, LLL2010 Project Consortium, Estonia. [Details]
2011 Promotion of Access to and Participation in Higher Education and the Teaching Profession for Non-Majority Ethnic Groups in Kosovo: Opportunities, Barriers and Future Horizons.
Downes, P. (2011) Promotion of Access to and Participation in Higher Education and the Teaching Profession for Non-Majority Ethnic Groups in Kosovo: Opportunities, Barriers and Future Horizons. OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe), UN Mission in Kosovo, UN Mission in Kosovo. [Details]
2011 Community Based Lifelong Learning Centres: Developing a European Strategy Informed by International Evidence and Research.
Downes, P. (2011) Community Based Lifelong Learning Centres: Developing a European Strategy Informed by International Evidence and Research. European Commission Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET I), Brussels. [Details]
2011 Multi/Interdisciplinary Teams for Early School Leaving Prevention: Developing a European Strategy Informed by International Evidence and Research.
Downes, P. (2011) Multi/Interdisciplinary Teams for Early School Leaving Prevention: Developing a European Strategy Informed by International Evidence and Research. European Commission Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET I), Brussels. [Details]
2010 Promoting social inclusion: The access of adults to formal and non-formal education in Ireland. Irish National Report for Subproject 5 of EU Framework Six Project ‘Towards a lifelong learning society: The contribution of the education system’.
Dooley, C., Downes, P., Maunsell, C., & McLoughlin, V. (2010) Promoting social inclusion: The access of adults to formal and non-formal education in Ireland. Irish National Report for Subproject 5 of EU Framework Six Project ‘Towards a lifelong learning society: The contribution of the education system’. Educational Disadvantage Centre, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin. [Details]
2010 Is there more than what’s the score? Exploring needs and skills checking for literacy as part of a holistic initial assessment process in a lifelong learning society.
Carrigan, J. & Downes, P., (with Byrne, I.) (2010) Is there more than what’s the score? Exploring needs and skills checking for literacy as part of a holistic initial assessment process in a lifelong learning society. Educational Disadvantage Centre, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin. [Details]
2010 Current Steps and Future Horizons for CASPr: Review of CASPr North-East Inner City After Schools Project.
Ivers, J., McLoughlin, V. and Downes, P. (2010) Current Steps and Future Horizons for CASPr: Review of CASPr North-East Inner City After Schools Project. North Inner City Dublin: Community After Schools Project (CASPR), Dublin. [Details]
2008 National Report on Lifelong Learning in Ireland.
Maunsell, C., Downes, P., & McLoughlin, V. (2008) National Report on Lifelong Learning in Ireland. Educational Disadvantage Centre, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, European Union Sixth Framework Project, Dublin. [Details]
2007 Count us in: Tackling early school leaving in South West Inner City Dublin, An integrated response.
Downes, P. & Maunsell, C. (2007) Count us in: Tackling early school leaving in South West Inner City Dublin, An integrated response. South Inner City Community Development Association (SICCDA) & South Inner City Drugs Task Force, Dublin. [Details]
2006 Quality Development of Out of School Services (QDOSS): An agenda for development.
Downes, P. (2006) Quality Development of Out of School Services (QDOSS): An agenda for development. QDOSS (Quality Development of Out of School Services) National Network, Dublin. [Details]
2006 A holistic approach to early school leaving and school retention in Blanchardstown: Current issues and future steps for services and schools.
Downes, P., Maunsell, C., & Ivers, J. (2006) A holistic approach to early school leaving and school retention in Blanchardstown: Current issues and future steps for services and schools. Blanchardstown Area Partnership, Dublin. [Details]
2004 Psychological support services for Ballyfermot: Present and future.
Downes, P. (2004) Psychological support services for Ballyfermot: Present and future. URBAN, Ballyfermot,& Ballyfermot Drugs Task Force, Dublin. [Details]
2004 Voices of Children: St. Raphaels Primary School, Ballyfermot.
Downes, P. (2004) Voices of Children: St. Raphaels Primary School, Ballyfermot. URBAN, Ballyfermot, Dublin. [Details]
2002 Evaluation of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Children’s Project.
Downes, P. & Murray, S. (2002) Evaluation of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Children’s Project. Ana Liffey Drug Project, Dublin. [Details]

Discussion Paper

  Year Publication
2019 Tackling school bullying and violence: key approaches for schools to consider.
Downes, P. (2019) Tackling school bullying and violence: key approaches for schools to consider. School Education Gateway: Discussion Paper [Details]
2017 Bridging the credibility gap: The need for an ‘assertive outreach’ strategy to engage adult early school leavers.
Downes, P. (2017) Bridging the credibility gap: The need for an ‘assertive outreach’ strategy to engage adult early school leavers. Discussion Paper [Details]
2017 The distinctive contribution of non-formal education to engaging marginalized groups: Some European perspectives on community lifelong learning centres.
Downes, P. (2017) The distinctive contribution of non-formal education to engaging marginalized groups: Some European perspectives on community lifelong learning centres. Discussion Paper [Details]
2017 New DEIS Action Plan: Strengths, weaknesses, issues for consideration.
Downes, P. (2017) New DEIS Action Plan: Strengths, weaknesses, issues for consideration. Discussion Paper [Details]
2016 4 Contexts where SMART outcomes are not so clever in adult education.
Downes, P. (2016) 4 Contexts where SMART outcomes are not so clever in adult education. Discussion Paper [Details]
2015 How can we develop a European approach to quality development of community and family learning for social inclusion in education ?.
Downes, P. (2015) How can we develop a European approach to quality development of community and family learning for social inclusion in education ?. Discussion Paper [Details]
2015 Developing inclusive systems across Education, Health and Social sectors for early school leaving prevention.
Downes, P. (2015) Developing inclusive systems across Education, Health and Social sectors for early school leaving prevention. Discussion Paper [Details]
2015 Building bridges for relational democratic school systems: Fostering dialogue between key stakeholders, students, teachers and parents.
Downes, P. (2015) Building bridges for relational democratic school systems: Fostering dialogue between key stakeholders, students, teachers and parents. Paris: Discussion Paper [Details]
2015 Targeting the needs of children and young people in a holistic way for early school leaving prevention.
Downes, P. (2015) Targeting the needs of children and young people in a holistic way for early school leaving prevention. Paris: Discussion Paper [Details]
2015 Developing Multidisciplinary Teams for Early School Leaving Prevention.
Downes, P. (2015) Developing Multidisciplinary Teams for Early School Leaving Prevention. Paris: Discussion Paper [Details]
2015 Structural indicators: A bridge between top-down strategic direction and bottom-up creativity ?.
Downes, P. (2015) Structural indicators: A bridge between top-down strategic direction and bottom-up creativity ?. Discussion Paper [Details]
2014 Poverty and Social Inclusion in Primary Education in 2014: Points of Light and an Array of Policy Silences.
Downes, P. (2014) Poverty and Social Inclusion in Primary Education in 2014: Points of Light and an Array of Policy Silences. Galway, Ireland: Discussion Paper [Details]
2013 Key Emerging Features of a Mental Health Focus for Early School Leaving Prevention – illustrations from Ireland.
Downes, P. (2013) Key Emerging Features of a Mental Health Focus for Early School Leaving Prevention – illustrations from Ireland. Discussion Paper [Details]

Publications letters

  Year Publication
2015 Open Letter on Recognising Traveller Ethnicity.
Downes, P, Whyte, G., O'Toole, L., Gilligan, A-L, Carmody, P. et al. (2015) Open Letter on Recognising Traveller Ethnicity. Publications letters [Details]

Newspaper

  Year Publication
2018 EU adopts DCU tool on teacher training.
Unattributed (2018) EU adopts DCU tool on teacher training. Newspaper [Details]
2018 Richard Bruton publishes wellbeing policy for schools.
Unattributed (2018) Richard Bruton publishes wellbeing policy for schools. Newspaper [Details]
2018 Richard Bruton’s student wellbeing plan ‘risks being sticking plaster’.
Niall Murray (2018) Richard Bruton’s student wellbeing plan ‘risks being sticking plaster’. Newspaper [Details]
2018 Breaking the mould for entry to teaching.
Katherine Donnelly (2018) Breaking the mould for entry to teaching. Newspaper [Details]
2017 Hens help pupils to crack life's code A school project in a highly-populated, disadvantaged area shows the benefits of access to nature and animal care.
Katherine Donnelly (2017) Hens help pupils to crack life's code A school project in a highly-populated, disadvantaged area shows the benefits of access to nature and animal care. Newspaper [Details]
2017 Schools ‘must play bigger role in tackling hunger and inadequate sleep.
Niall Murray (2017) Schools ‘must play bigger role in tackling hunger and inadequate sleep. Newspaper [Details]

Guidelines for Practice

  Year Publication
2018 Structural indicators tool for inclusive systems in and around schools – for policy makers and schools in Europe.
Downes, P., Nairz-Wirth, E., Rusinaite, V. (2018) Structural indicators tool for inclusive systems in and around schools – for policy makers and schools in Europe. School Education Gateway: Guidelines for Practice [Details]
2017 Structural Indicators Tool for Preventing Early Leaving from Vocational Education and Training.
Downes, P. (2017) Structural Indicators Tool for Preventing Early Leaving from Vocational Education and Training. Thessaloniki, Greece: Guidelines for Practice [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1994 Graduate Memorial Prize for Psychology, Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin
2018 Ambassador Tackling Early Leaving from VET Cedefop
1995 Postgraduate Award for Psychology, Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin
2011 Visiting Research Fellow University of Cambridge, England, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
2017 Visiting Research Fellow University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1988 Trinity College, Dublin, Entrance Exhibition Award for Leaving Certificate Results Trinity College Dublin
1989 Butterworth (Ireland) Prize for Law, Trinity College, Dublin Trinity College Dublin
1990 Trinity College, Dublin, Foundation Scholarship Exam Award for Law Trinity College Dublin

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Commission Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET I & II) Member 01-JAN-11 /
European Commission Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET II) Member of Coordinating Committee /
Grangegorman Area-based Childhood (ABC) Programme (Dublin 1 and 7), funded by Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Atlantic Philanthropies. Chairperson of the Steering Committee /
Expert Advisory Group on early school leaving to Oireachtas (Irish Parliament and Senate) Joint Committee on Education and Science Invited member 01-FEB-10 /
Nederlands Centrum Onderwijs en Jeugdzorg / NCOJ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Netherlands Centre on Education and Youth Care International Member of Research and Policy Advisory Board /
EPALE (European Commission Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) Quality Theme Experts’ Group Member /
European Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta Member of the Board /
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive (The National Executive is supported by officials from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs). Member of Steering Committee of Experts /
Ana Liffey Drug Project, Dublin Member of Board of Directors /
European Institute of Education and Social Policy, Paris Associated Expert /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council under the University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, China Appointed member of the Standing Review Board / Ongoing
Interpersona: International Journal on Personal Relationships (Brazil/Germany) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing
Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (Norway) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing
Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review (UK) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing
British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing
Journal of School Violence (USA) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing
International Journal of Emotional Education (the journal of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence, ENSEC) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing
Journal of Open Review of Educational Research (New Zealand/USA) Member of Editorial Board / Ongoing

Creative Outputs

  Year Output
2018 All the while the windows wait for no one
Author, Poetry, Cassandra Voices
2018 I am not…
Author, Poetry, Cassandra Voices

Research Interests

A.
Inclusive Systems in Education and Society (Early school leaving; Access to higher education and lifelong learning; Bullying and aggression; Parental involvement and family support; Mental health and wellbeing; Voices of children and young people, especially marginalised groups and ethnic minorities; Evaluation frameworks based on structural indicators; Multidisciplinary teams in schools, cross-sectoral working; Community development and outreach approaches; International right  to health and its interplay with education)

B.
Conceptual Foundations of Inclusive Systems of Relation (Intersections between Phenomenology, Structuralism, Psychoanalytic and Analytic Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Poststructuralism)


Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Special/Inclusive Ed & Social Inclusion ED4013Special/Inclusive Ed & Social Inclusion
2019 Relating to People ED4035Relating to People
2019 Description of 2019_HD302 HD302Subject of 2019_HD302
2019 Psychology 1: Learning and Motivation HD211Psychology 1: Learning and Motivation