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Dr. Paula Flynn

Visiting Research Fellow (Education)


 Student Voice Engagement
 Learner Voice Research Study and The I'm Me Programme

Details Date From Date To
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 2008 to date
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA) 2009 to date
Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education 2007 to date
Classical Association of Ireland 1997 to date
HADD Family support group for ADHD in Ireland 2008 to date
Paula Flynn, Whose voice, who's listening? Student voices in research and practice; embedding a culture of listening in education discourse, Education Matters, 2015-2016, 2015, p49 - 54, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Paula Flynn, 'Nothing about us without us'; listening to the voices of our students, CONNECT Australian Council for Education Research, 214-215, 2015, p37 - 38, Notes: [ISSN 2202-4980], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Flynn, Paula, Empowerment and transformation for young people with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties engaged with student voice research , New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 49, (2), 2014, p162-175 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Fiona Smytha*, Michael Shevlina*, Tobias Buchnerb, Gottfried Biewerb, Paula Flynna, Camille Latimierc, Jan i kac, Mario Toboso-Martínd, Susana Rodríguez Díaze & Miguel A.V. Ferreiraf, Inclusive education in progress: policy evolution in four European countries, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 29, (4), 2014, p433 - 445, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Paula Flynn, The transformative potential in student voice research for young people identified with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, Trinity Education Papers, 2, (2), 2013, p70 - 91, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Shevlin, M., Winter, E., Flynn, P., Developing inclusive practice: teacher perceptions of opportunities and constraints in the Republic of Ireland, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 17, (10), 2013, p1119 - 1133, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Paula Flynn, Authentic Listening to Student Voice: The Transformative Potential to Empower Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Mainstream Education, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2013, Thesis, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Pupil Voice and Participation: Empowering Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in, editor(s)Ted Cole, Harry Daniels, John Visser , Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Oxon and New York, Routledge, 2012, pp246 - 253, [Paula Flynn, Michael Shevlin, Anne Lodge], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Michael Shevlin, Eileen Winter and Paula Flynn, Developing Inclusive Practice: teacher perceptions of opportunities and constraints in the Republic of Ireland, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012, p1 - 15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
School Leadership for Special Educational Needs in, editor(s)Helen O'Sullivan and John West-Burnham , Leading and Managing Schools, London, Sage, 2011, pp126 - 140, [Michael Shevlin and Paula Flynn], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Inter - University Symposium Journal - Approaches to Inclusive Research in Education: Opportunities and Challenges, 1, 1, (2014), 1 - 99p, Paula Flynn, [eds. ], Journal, PUBLISHED
Paula Flynn, Review of: The Student Voice Handbook: Bridging the Academic/Practitioner Divide, The Leader, Jan/Feb, 2014, p41 - 42, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Paula Flynn, Michael Shevlin, Anne Lodge, Listening, Learning, Leadership and the I'm Me Programme, NAPD Executive Report, (7), 2012, p26 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Paula Flynn, Michael Shevlin, Anne Lodge, Ascolto, Apprendimento, Leadership...ed eccomi nel Programma ME, European School Heads Association Progetto, 2012, p58 - 61, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Austin, R. Smyth, J. Mallon, M. Rickard, A. Flynn, P. Metcalfe, N., Cross-border digital school partnerships, Dissolving Boundaries 1999-2009, Dublin, Department of Education and Science, 2009, Report, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Faculty Studentship TCD September 2009
John and Pat Hume Scholarship, NUIM September 2008
George Huxley Scholarship Prize for Ancient Greek and Greek & Roman Civilisation 24th November 1999
Research interests include: 'Learner Voice', Critical ethnography; the tension between the 'insider' and the 'outsider' role in participatory research, Critical perspectives of inclusion and exclusion, 'Dilemma of Difference'; perspectives of difference and the lenses of 'normality', the 'hidden curriculum' of schools, relational care in the context of education, 'leadership for learning'.