UNESCO Centre

PhDs

Page last updated: 17th August 2012

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.

In addition to funding and supporting a number of PhD students through the centre, we also encourage PhD students from further afield in the university, whose area of study is similarly aligned, to become a part of our community. In doing so we hope to build stronger research networks and facilitate a wider support network for the PhD students, whilst providing additional opportunities for professional development through involvement in current research programmes and experience of delivering in‑house presentations to fellow PhD students and interested academics.

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Current PhD Students

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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