Sinéad Fitzsimons

Sinéad Fitzsimons

Since joining Cambridge Assessment in 2018, I have worked on several projects connected to curriculum development, international curriculum, curriculum mapping and qualitative research methods in education. My research interests include international education, peace education, post-conflict education, student agency and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Prior to joining Cambridge Assessment, I completed my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast where I considered the influence of curriculum on the development of students’ (inter)national identity(ies). Before this, I completed an MA at the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute of Education) in Curriculum and Assessment, and a BEd and BAH in History from Queen’s University (Canada). I am also an experienced history teacher having taught for ten years in secondary schools in Ireland, Belgium and England.

Currently, I sit on the Board of the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO), which leads several projects associated with history curriculum development and teacher training to promote peace and reconciliation across Europe and beyond.

My interests outside of the field of education are predominantly linked to playing, coaching and watching sport, especially Gaelic football, soccer and rugby.

Research Matters

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