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Dr Chris Counihan

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Biography

Dr Chris Counihan is an Assistant Professor in Education at Northumbria University and a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr Counihan completed his PhD in education 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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Investigation of the Cross-Language Transfer of Reading Skills: Evidence from a Study in Nigerian Government Primary Schools, Humble, S., Dixon, P., Gittins, L., Counihan, C. 6 Mar 2024, In: Education Sciences
  • Virtual reality check: A realist evaluation protocol for exploring the use of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) to support pre-service teachers’ understanding of approaches to behaviour management, Woodley, H., Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Counihan, C., Luke, C., Gray, W., Meller, S., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Ross, J. 1 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • "The Bits of the Job Beyond Teaching": Can simulation-based learning in Initial Teacher Education better prepare students for real-life as a teacher?  , Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Luke, C., Gray, W., Meller, S., Counihan, C. 13 Sep 2023
  • Welcome Matviy: Working in staff–student partnerships to develop simulation-based learning to support teachers’ understanding of EAL, Luke, C., Counihan, C., Nichol, D., Meller, S., Mulholland, K., Gray, W., Anderson, A., Herridge, D., Karikis, D., Sanderson, R., Collard, E., Hill, R. Sep 2023
  • ‘We need more conversations like this’: The impacts of working with student pedagogic consultants in developing simulation-based pedagogies, Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Counihan, C., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Meller, S., Luke, C., Gray, W. 15 Oct 2023, In: Journal Of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • Developing Academic Study Skills: Techniques and Guidance for Undergraduate Students, Counihan, C. 17 Nov 2022, The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners, London, SAGE
  • 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. 3 Apr 2022, In: School Effectiveness and School Improvement
  • Rethinking accountability and performativity culture of publicly audited private schools in Uttar Pradesh, India, Counihan, C. 22 Sep 2020, Imagining Better Education 2020
  • Choosing Education: Evidence from India and Towards a Parental Ecology, Counihan, C. 19 Jun 2019, School Choice Around the World
  • 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

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


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