UNESCO Centre

Associates

About Our Associates

Over the years the UNESCO Centre has forged links with a growing number of Research Associates across the Schools and Faculties of the University of Ulster. These associates bring a wide range of subject knowledge and expertise, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the Centre and have collaborated with our staff on a variety of projects.

We have also more recently developed links with researchers at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, through the development of our joint venture, ‘The Children and Youth Programme’.

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Associates: University of Ulster

Neil Alldred

Programme Director of International Development
International Office

Neil was Director of the International Development Programme at the UNESCO Centre from 2006 until 2009.

Dr Jessica Bates

Lecturer in Library and Information Management
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
School of Education

Jessica is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.

Dr Tony Cassidy

Lecturer in Psychology
Psychology Research Institute
School of Psychology

Dr Cassidy was Director of the Children and Youth Programme from June 2010 to May 2011.

Professor Linda Clarke

Head of School of Education

Professor Clarke has collaborated with the Chair and the Centre on a number of projects: 'Education for Sustainable Development in Northern Ireland' from 2001 to 2005; and 'A Values Approach to Teacher Education' from 2005 to 2008.
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Nigel Glenny

Programme Director of the ‘HECUA’ Programme and Lecturer in International Education and Development
INCORE

Nigel is Programme Director of the ‘Northern Ireland:  Democracy and Social Change’ HECUA Programme; this Programme was formerly hosted through the UNESCO Centre before relocating to INCORE.
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Goretti Horgan

Lecturer in Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy

Goretti is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.

Dr Tracy Irwin

Lecturer
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
School of Education

Dr Irwin is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.

Professor Roy McConkey

Professor of Developmental Disabilities
Institute of Nursing Research
School of Nursing

Professor McConkey is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.
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Dr John McCord

Research Associate
(Performance and Analysis of Residential Property Markets)
School of the Built Environment

Dr McCord was formerly a member of the research team on the Children and Youth Programme and continues to collaborate with us on this Programme.

Dr Alan McCully

Senior Lecturer in Education (History and Citizenship)
School of Education

Dr McCully has collaborated with the Chair and the Centre on a variety of projects over the years including: 'Embedding a Community Relations Culture within Teacher Education' from 2004 to 2008; and 'A Values Approach to Teacher Education' from 2005 to 2008.
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Roisin McEvoy

Programme Director of International Development
International Office

Roisin was a Lecturer on the International Development Programme at the UNESCO Centre from 2006 until 2009.

Professor Adrian Moore

Professor of Geographic Information Science
School of Environmental Sciences

Professor Moore is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.

Dr Derek Wilson

Reader
School of Education

Dr Wilson was Assistant Director of the Centre from 2005 to 2009.
(further information)

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Associates: NUI Galway

Dr John Canavan

Associate Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
School of Political Science and Sociology

Dr Canavan coordinates the work of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and acted as a peer reviewer on the first of the Children and Youth Programme reports.
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Breda Casey

Going to College Co‑ordinator
Community Knowledge Initiative

Breda is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.
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Liam Coen

Researcher
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
School of Political Science and Sociology

Liam is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme.
(further information)

Professor Pat Dolan

UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement
Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
School of Political Science and Sociology

Professor Dolan, as UNESCO Chair in Galway, collaborated with our UNESCO Chair, Professor Smith, to initiate the Children and Youth Programme.
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Dr Celia Keenaghan

Research Fellow
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
School of Political Science and Sociology

Dr Keenaghan is a Research Fellow on the Children and Youth Programme.
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Danielle Kennan

Research Associate
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
School of Political Science and Sociology

Danielle is a Research Associate on the Children and Youth Programme.
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Louise Kinlen

Doctoral Fellow
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
School of Political Science and Sociology

Louise is the Doctoral Fellow on the Children and Youth Programme.
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Lorraine McIlrath

Co‑ordinator
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Community Knowledge Initiative

Lorraine is currently collaborating with us on the Children and Youth Programme. She also previously worked at the UNESCO Centre from 2000 to 2003; teaching on the HECUA Programme and working on the development of the Northern Ireland curricula framework for ‘Local and Global Citizenship’, publishing a ‘Resource Directory’ (2002) for all schools in Northern Ireland.
(further information)

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