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Fiona King, Dr

Assistant Professor at Dublin City University

Fiona King is an Associate Professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. Fiona began her career as a primary teacher and spent 25 years teaching in a variety of contexts including mainstream primary schools both in Ireland and the U.S. and a special school. She moved into teacher education in 2011 as an advisor with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (funded by the Department of Education and Science in Ireland).

In January 2014 she moved into Higher Education where she specialises in the following areas: teachers’ professional learning, leadership and teacher leadership, inclusive practice and social justice, collaboration and collaborative practices. Fiona is Programme Chair for the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) in the Institute of Education. She also co-ordinates two modules at initial teacher education level on collaborative practice and leadership for inclusion.

Fiona was appointed as a critical friend to the Teaching Council’s Cosán Working Group looking at teachers’ learning and development. Fiona is an Associate Editor of the fully refereed SSCI Rated international journal, Professional Development in Education and of the sister journal PRACTICE. Fiona is Chair of IPDA Ireland and a member of the IPDA International committee.

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