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Dr Chris Counihan

Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Biography

Dr Chris Counihan is a Lecturer in Education at Northumbria University and a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr Counihan completed a PhD in education at Newcastle University which studied the effects of a peer-mediated literacy intervention with children from rural India. Chris has over ten years experience of working and leading on international development and education projects. His primary research interests lie in the field of child development and policy initiatives in education. He is currently developing ideas under the ‘Education for All’ agenda that targets poverty alleviation and educational empowerment. Dr Counihan’s research has positively impacted children’s learning opportunities in some of the poorest areas of the world that include: India, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

 

Chris Counihan

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The effect of different teacher literacy training programmes on student’s word reading abilities in government primary schools in Northern Nigeria, Counihan, C., Humble, S., Gittins, L., Dixon, P. 27 Oct 2021, In: School Effectiveness and School Improvement
  • When a Right Goes Wrong: The Unintended Consequences of India's Right to Education Act, Iyer, G., Counihan, C. 18 Oct 2018, In: Economic Affairs
  • The Last Bell: Breaking the Gridlock in Education Reform, by Carl Bistany and Stephanie Gruner Buckley: London, UK: Profile Books, 2015, 208 pp., $24.95 (hardcover), Counihan, C. 10 Jul 2017, In: Journal of School Choice

Qualifications

  • Education PhD October 31 2017
  • Higher Education Teaching Fellow Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2022


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