is currently a Visiting Professor at the School of Education, Ulster University. Northern Ireland. He was previously a Senior Lecture in the School where he was member for twenty-eight years. Prior to that he taught at second level in Sierra Leone, Switzerland and in the Republic of Ireland. He has also served as a member of Northern Ireland’s Legislative Assembly and was Minister of Employment and Learning in its Executive 1999-2002. He has written extensively on the history of education in Ireland and is author of The Politics of Irish Education.
Linda Clarke served as Head of the School of Education at Ulster University from 2009 to 2013 and is currently the Research Director for Education. Linda was the Northern Chair of SCoTENS between 2013 and 2016. She is currently Chair of UCETNI and is a member of the REF 2021 Sub-Panel for Education.
Teresa O'Doherty is President of Marino Institute of Education, Republic of Ireland. She qualified as a teacher in 1984 and taught at primary level until 1997, when she was appointed Lecturer in Education at the University of Limerick where she also served as Assistant Dean. In 2003 she was appointed as Head of Education and later Dean of Education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.