Brian Lally

Research project: The Quality of Leadership and Teacher Professional Development in Refugee Education Programmes

Abstract

My research will examine the provision of professional development for teachers and school leaders working in refugee education programmes.  It aims to support the development of educators to improve the quality of education for children and young people who are refugees, or otherwise affected by conflict and fragile contexts.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: The Quality of Leadership and Teacher Professional Development in Refugee Education Programmes
  • Research supervisor: Dr Melania Calestani
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Marcus Jackson

Biography

I am an educator and researcher with broad experience in the sector including teaching, education leadership, safeguarding/child protection and programme management.  I have worked extensively at local, regional and national levels both within schools in the UK (including as Headteacher of a secondary school) as well as in East Africa, Indonesia, Central America, West Africa and China.

For my MA at the UCL IOE, I specialised in education in emergency, conflict and fragile contexts, and education provision for refugees in particular.  For several years I have been working with a Syrian-led NGO delivering education provision for refugee children and young adults in Lebanon through 9 primary schools as well an extensive range of vocational training and initiatives facilitating access to higher education provision. I have also been working with Syrian NGOs operating in the education, health, nutrition and protection sectors in northern Syria and southern Turkey.

Areas of research interest

  • Education in Emergencies
  • Education Leadership
  • Professional Development in Education
  • Education and International Development

Qualifications

  • MA in Education & International Development, UCL Institute of Education
  • NPQH, National College of School Leadership
  • PGCE, Liverpool Hope University
  • MA in Theology, University of Oxford

Publications

Could refugee education in Lebanon provide a model for all?

Aneta Hayes, Derek McGhee, Natalie Garland and Brian Lally (2019)

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190827121636840