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Professor of Education, Queen's University Belfast

Tony Gallagher joined Queen’s as a Lecturer in Education in 1992 and was later appointed to a Readership in 1995 and a Chair in 1999. Between 2005-10 he was Head of the School of Education, and between 2010-15 he was Pro Vice Chancellor. His main research interest lies in the role of education in societies marked by ethnic conflict, although he is also interested more generally in issues related to equality and social inclusion in education. Most of his research has been carried out in Northern Ireland, although he has also worked in the Middle East, with Israeli and Palestinian educators, and in South East Europe. He has acted as a consultant for many government departments, non-governmental public bodies, voluntary and community organizations, and a range of international organizations. His current main work involves the exploration of effective methods of school collaboration to raise standards and promote new relationships across denominational divisions in Northern Ireland.


  • –present
    Professor of Education, Queen's University Belfast
  • 2008–present
    Fellow, Academy of Social Science
  • 2010–2015
    Pro Vice Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast