Dr Jacqueline Reilly
Head of the Doctoral College (Belfast/Jordanstown)
Dr Jackie Reilly is currently Director of the ESRC funded NINE Doctoral Training Partnership (www.ninedtp.ac.uk) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Ulster University. She was awarded BSc Hons (First Class) in Psychology from Queens University Belfast in 1993 and a PhD in Psychology, also from Queens in 1997. Appointed Lecturer in psychology at Queens in 1998, she then moved to a position as Research Fellow in the UNESCO Centre, Ulster University in 2002, moving to the School of Education in 2007.
Dr Reilly’s research interests lie broadly within the area of education for social justice and her work has been published in international journals including the Journal of Social Issues, Compare, and Comparative Education. Her research has encompassed education for local and global citizenship, human rights education and training, and peace education, particularly with a focus on issues of identity and divided societies.
Her work has attracted funding from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, the Department for International Development and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Dr Reilly is currently exploring the development of a pedagogical model to assist teachers in reflecting on how to move towards best practice in local and global citizenship education.
Other current interests include the potential of social psychology to contribute to history teaching in divided societies and the experiences of ethnic minority students in such contexts.