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Una O’Connor, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Ulster University

Dr Una O’Connor is a senior lecturer, based in the UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Ulster University. Her teaching and research focus on improving educational outcomes for children and young people, with a particular emphasis on social inclusion, community cohesion and policy reform. Her most recent work includes research on the relationship between political literacy and citizenship education and the role of Community Conversations in providing voice to communities on issues affecting them. She has also undertaken extensive research on special educational needs in Northern Ireland, recently completing a longitudinal secondary data analysis of pupils with special educational needs. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Una O’Connor's contributions

How to develop more reach for your research

3 Nov 2023 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are excited to host a BERA ECR conference at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 3rd, 2023. This conference offers a range of strategies to ensure your research has...

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BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award

Closes 27 Sep 2023

The BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how both have demonstrably engaged the public.