UNESCO Centre

PhD Students

PhD Study

The UNESCO Centre actively encourages and supports PhD students who wish to focus their study on areas around which the centre is itself involved: children and youth; education and conflict; and international development.

Further information about PhDs can be found in the Research section of our website.

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Current PhD Students

Elaine Duddy

January 2011, ongoing

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Degree of Parent Participation in Sure Start Northern Ireland (NI): Parents’ perspectives of it’s facilitators and barriers; parental contribution and impact on outcomes
(further information)

Sarah Hodgett

September 2012, ongoing

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: What direction for Northern Ireland’s education policy? A study of preferences for separate, shared or integrated schooling in Northern Ireland – taking account of cultural identity and intercultural sensitivity
(further information)

Louise Kinlen

September 2010, ongoing

Children and Youth Programme: based at CFRC, NUI Galway

PhD Title: Rights, Advocacy and Well‑Being of Children Seeking Asylum in Ireland
(further information)

Caroline Marks

September 2010, ongoing

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: A Critical Content Analysis of Donor Education Strategies and Programming: How do Donor Concepts of Development and Security Affect Development Assistance for Education?
(further information)

Emma O’Neill

September 2010, ongoing

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Looked After Children In Northern Ireland: Education, School and Unauthorised Absence
(further information)

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Past PhD Students

Gaudence Nyirabikali

October 2006 to December 2010

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Conflict Transformation in Angola

Yuko Chiba

October 2006 to September 2009

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Education and Ethnic Minorities

Caroline Gallagher

October 2006 to September 2009

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Antisectarian Citizenship

Aideen Hunter

October 2005 to September 2008

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Integration in Different School Environments

John McCombe

October 2003 to September 2006

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Citizenship Education

Alison Montgomery

October 2002 to September 2005

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: Values and Teacher Education

Madeleine Lombard

October 2000 to September 2003

UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: The Values Dimension of Teacher Education

Claire McGlynn

October 1999 to September 2002

UNESCO Chair, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: The Impact of Post Primary Integrated Education in Northern Ireland

Jacqueline Carlin

October 1998 to September 2001

UNESCO Chair, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD Title: A Critique of the Transfer Procedure in Northern Ireland

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