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Joanne Hughes is Director of the Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast. She has led more than 20 research projects on these themes and has been awarded research grants from the EU, ESRC, British Council, British Academy, Nuffield, UNICEF, Atlantic Philanthropies, and a range of other sources. Her current research projects explore longitudinally the effect of inter-group contact between Protestant and Catholic pupils in Northern Ireland, and the development and effectiveness of shared education interventions locally and in international settings.

Rebecca Loader is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests include Education and Peacebuilding, Educational Inequalities and Minority Groups in Education. In September 2021 she won the Postdoctoral award for Citizenship and Outreach from QUB

For this week’s episode Nick Johnson (Chief Executive of BERA) talks to Joanne and Rebecca about their research into cross community education in divided societies in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Israel.

In this Episode

Nick Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at BERA

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012. He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy...

Joanne Hughes

Director of the Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast

Joanne Hughes is Director of the Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast. She has led more than 20 research projects on these themes and has been awarded research grants from the EU, ESRC, British Council, British Academy,...

Rebecca Loader

Research Fellow at Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast

Rebecca Loader is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests include Education and Peacebuilding, Educational Inequalities and Minority Groups in Education. In September 2021 she...