QCAP-ROC Education Roundtable

  • Robinson, G. (Organiser)
  • Chris Chapman (Contributor)
  • Gallagher, T. (Contributor)
  • Muijs, D. (Contributor)
  • Aine Brady (Presenter)
  • Sarah Jane Waite (Presenter)
  • Joseph Bishop (Presenter)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This event, hosted by Queen's Communities and Place (QCAP) in collaboration with the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (University of Glasgow), explored the ways in which educational inequality might be addressed through place-based approaches. It brought together a diverse group of participants from academia, community organisations, and policymakers from the Department of Education NI and the Education Authority NI. The collaborative format encouraged open discussions and the exploration of concepts related to equity in education, educational landscapes, and engaged research with schools that work with underserved communities.

The meeting featured a series of presentations and discussions led by experts in the field. The distinguished roster of speakers included Prof. Tony Gallagher from Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Prof. Chris Chapman (ROC), and Dr. Gareth Robinson (QCAP). In addition, Dr. Joe Bishop from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) offered his perspective on community schools, educational equity, and social justice in the US. The presentations covered critical educational landscapes, regional improvement collaboratives (RIC) in Scotland, and community schools, providing a comprehensive overview of the current challenges and potential solutions. The discussions were enriched by community perspectives shared by Áine Brady (QCAP local coordinator) from the Market Development Association (MDA) and Sarahjane Waite representing the Greater Shankill Partnership Board (GSPB). Prof. Daniel Mujis, the discussant for the event, played a crucial role in identifying common themes and challenges, facilitating further exploration.
Period22 Jun 2023
Event typeSeminar
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Education
  • Place
  • Inequality
  • Achievement
  • Communities