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Rebecca Loader

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    United Kingdom

20152018
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Research Statement

I took up the post of Research Fellow in 2015 following the completion of my PhD, which explored pupils' experiences of participating in shared education programmes, focusing particularly on aspects of reconciliation. My research interests more broadly are in education and social cohesion, identities in education, faith schools, intercultural education, and intergroup relations. Developing these interests and drawing on my doctoral experience, I am currently working on a project exploring inter-school collaboration and intergroup contact via shared education in international contexts such as Macedonia and Cyprus.   

Prior to commencing my PhD, I worked in research roles in the third sector and in public sector consultancy, where I was involved in projects for the Department for Education (England) and Department for Communities and Local Government, among others. I hold a BA in Religious Studies with Education from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Social Research Methods, specialising in peace and conflict research, from Ulster University. 

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 5 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Other contribution

Developing Social Cohesion through Schools in Northern Ireland and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: A Study of Policy Transfer

Loader, R., Hughes, J., Petroska-Beshka, V. & Tomovska Misoska, A., 31 Aug 2018, In : Journal on Education in Emergencies. 4, 1, p. 114-140 27 p.

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Fostering Harmony and Dealing with Difference in Education: A Critical Review of Perspectives on Intergroup Relations

Hughes, J., Loader, R. & Nelson, J., 31 May 2018, Critical Human Rights, Citizenship, and Democracy Education. Keet, A. & Zembylas, M. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 123-138 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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5 Citations (Scopus)
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social cohesion
cultural diversity
religious conflict
Macedonia
ethnic conflict
1 Citation (Scopus)

Exploring the influences on classroom-based contact via shared education in Northern Ireland

Loader, R., 2017, In : Educational Studies. 43, 1, p. 90-109 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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contact
classroom
education
group interaction
intercultural education
6 Citations (Scopus)
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contact
education
pupil
cultural relations
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Thesis

Shared Education in Northern Ireland: A Qualitative Study of Intergroup Contact

Author: Loader, R., Jun 2015

Supervisor: Hughes, J. (Supervisor) & Gallagher, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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