Policy & Practice - A Development Education Review

 

 

Editorial Group

Stephen McCloskey

Stephen McCloskey is the Managing Editor of Policy and Practice and Director of the Centre for Global Education.  He has extensive experience of managing and delivering global education projects, strategic planning, advocacy and monitoring / evaluation.  His publications include The East Timor Question: The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia (IB Tauris, 2000, with Paul Hainsworth) and From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies (Pluto Press, London and New York, 2003 with Gerard McCann; 2nd edition published in August 2009).  He has commissioned several research projects on global education practice and regularly collaborates with development education networks and organizations both locally and internationally.


Carlos Bruen

Carlos Bruen is a researcher on the "Global Health Initiatives in Africa" project at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). This project, a part of the Global HIV/AIDs Initiavites Network (GHIN) and involving researchers from 21 countries, is examining the impact global health initiatives (GHIs) are having on the health systems of countries in receipt of health funding. Recently, Carlos and colleagues at RCSI were also part of the collaborative group working on the WHO Maximising Positive Synergies between GHIs and Health Systems project. Activities of this group include: a Lancet publication, ‘Interactions between global health initiatives and country health systems’ The Lancet, Vol 373, No. 9681; a WHO country-case study report submitted to health ministers at the recent G8 meeting in Italy; and a WHO-commissioned systematic review of existing evidence on GHIs-country health system interactions. Prior to joining RCSI, Carlos worked for a number of years in the Equality Studies Centre, UCD School of Social Justice, where he coordinated or contributed to modules on global justice, gender and development, equality and the media, and research methodology. He is also a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Psychology, LSE, conducting research on the social representations of international development in Ireland.


Audrey Bryan

Audrey Bryan lecturers in Sociology and Citizenship Education on the Humanities and Education programmes in St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. She has led a number of research projects on Global Citizenship Education and has published nationally and internationally in the fields of Intercultural education and international development. Her most recent work examines representations of international development and development education practice in schools, and a study of critical media literacy in the context of Teacher Education. Audrey serves on the National Council of the Irish Development Education Association.


Niamh Gaynor

Niamh Gaynor is a lecturer in Development in the School of Law and Government in Dublin City University. Previously Director of the School's MA programmes in Development and International Relations, she is now the School's Director of Teaching and Learning. Prior to joining DCU Niamh worked in international and community development in Africa and Ireland. Her current research is in collaboration with Trocaire and focuses on Peacebuilding and Local Governance in the Great Lakes region in Africa and draws on fieldwork conducted in Burundi, the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.


Frank Geary

Frank is the Director of IDEA, the Irish Development Education Association. IDEA is the national network for Development Education in Ireland, representing over 100 members involved in the practice, promotion and advancement of Development Education. Frank is engaged in all aspects of IDEA's activities, including work on creating an enabling environment for Development Education, strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of the Development Education sector in Ireland, and ensuring recognition of Development Education’s essential role in achieving global justice, global citizenship and sustainability. Frank is a member of the Department of Education and Skills Advisory Group on the National Strategy Education for Sustainable Development, the Irish Aid Development Education Strategy External Advisory Group, and the core group of Coalition 2030 – a civil society coalition calling for a transformative Irish national action plan for the Sustainable Development Goals. Frank held leadership roles in PEN International, the world association of writers and freedom of expression advocates, working with civil society actors in over 100 countries, initiating PEN’s international civil society programmes, and developing networks focussing on freedom of expression in many world regions. He has experience working with Irish, British and international civil society, human rights and cultural organisations.


Paul Hainsworth

Paul Hainsworth is a senior lecturer in politics at the University of Ulster. His specialisms include international human rights, the extreme right and European integration. He is active in Amnesty International and has a long-standing commitment to the democratisation process in Timor-Leste. He is editor of The Extreme Right in Europe and the USA (Pinter, 1992) and The Politics of the Extreme Right (Pinter, 2000). His most recent book is The Extreme Right in Western Europe (Routledge, 2008). He was formerly a member of the One World Centre’s Management Board (currently the Centre for Global Education), and has served on the Editorial Group for Policy and Practice since its inception in 2005.


Su-ming Khoo

Su-ming Khoo is a lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology at NUI Galway. Her research interests are in globalisation, development theory and political economy of development, with an emphasis on alternative approaches within the broad frame of human development. She has a special interest in issues of culture, decolonization, environment, democratization and knowledge advocacy within the political economy of development. Recent published work includes articles and book chapters on rights, development and Millennium Development Goals, citizenship and development and development education, in publications including Policy and Practice, Trocaire Development Review, and Globalization, Citizenship and the War on Terror (2007)She is currently Project Leader of the Development Education and Research Network at NUI Galway: www.nuigalway.ie/dern


Anne Kinsella

Currently librarian at Kimmage Development Studies Centre. Previous experience Trocaire and the Public Library sector. Interests include disabiliity access issues and development in Eastern Europe.


Mags Liddy

Mags Liddy completed her PhD thesis at the University of Limerick exploring the capacity of an overseas volunteering as a professional development experience for teachers, examining its impact on their professional lives and identity.  She is co-editor of Education that Matters: teachers’ critical pedagogy and development at local and global levels (2013, Peter Lang). She is currently working on a research project examining the characteristic spirit of ETB schools in Ireland, and formerly worked with the Ubuntu Network, a teacher education research project based at the University of Limerick from 2006 to 2010. 


Ben Mallon

Ben Mallon is a PhD researcher and Irish Research Council Scholar within the Department of Education at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra (Dublin City University). After seven years of teaching experience in the UK, Ben completed an MA in Education at University College Dublin before embarking on his doctoral studies. His research focuses on the relationship between education and conflict, in particular educational initiatives aimed at addressing conflict and building peace. Ben's current research, supported by the Irish Research Council, examines young people's experiences and perceptions of responsibility and reconcliation within post-conflict peacebuilding education programmes.


Gerard McCann

Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer and Module Co-ordinator in European Studies at St Mary’s University College, A College of Queen’s University Belfast. Dr McCann has guest lecturing experience at universities in Memphis, Cork, Seattle, Lusaka, Kosice and Paderborn. He is currently the academic manager of the Department for International Development (2005-2008) and Trocaire (2008-2010) funded ‘Global Dimension in Education Project’. He is the co-ordinator of a partnership programme with the University of Zambia and a member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). Dr Gerard McCann has written extensively on the European Union’s economic and development policies; EU policy in Ireland; and development education. He was Chairperson of the Centre for Global Education's Management Board for seven years.