Gareth Robinson


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Research Statement

My research background is primarily in Education in conflict and crisis, although I am interested in pedagogy and leadership, having worked as a post-primary English and Drama practitioner before moving into research in 2013. I am now an active member of the Sharing Education Programme team at SSESW, where my role involves seeking opportunities to develop and enhance the Shared Education model of school collaboration, and to also explore how it might support schools in international contexts of conflict and crises. My academic profile is located under the Contested Societies and Education research theme within SSESW, and attached to the Centre for Shared Education. Currently, my work focuses upon the educational trajectories of young people, and the development of a community-based knowledge laboratory concept, as part of the Queen's Community and Place initiative.

I have research and consultancy experience with international NGOs and the local public sector, providing services to the economic and education sectors in Northern Ireland. These include large scale evaluations, longitudinal surveys, and feasibility studies. 

Research Interests

I am interested in the transformative potential of education in divided societies. My portfolio of project work looks at interschool collaboration, how teachers navigate challenges in contexts of conflict and division, systemic and organisational change, and school improvement. I would consider myself a mixed methods researcher. My main methodological background is in Social Network Analysis, which I have used to explore the relational structures that support teacher collaboration. I have also applied this method in other substantive areas such as Public Health, to map stakeholder networks that are responsible for mobilising health resources in contexts of displacement.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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