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Dr. Joanne Banks

Assistant Professor (Education)

Dr Joanne Banks is a lecturer and researcher in inclusive education at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. Joanne's research interests are in the field of inclusive education and educational inequality. She has published widely on special and inclusive education policy and practice, school exclusion, and student diversity. She is the presenter and author of the Inclusion Dialogue podcast series' and books. Joanne welcomes queries from prospective Masters and Ph.D. students who are interested in the following topics: inclusive education, disability and education, educational disadvantage and inequality, mixed methods, and Growing Up in Ireland data analysis.
  Alternative Modes Education   EDUCATION   Educational Administration and Policy   Educational disadvantage in children   Educational Evaluation/Assessment   Inclusive Education   Sociology of Education   Special Education   special educational needs   Universal design for learning
 Blended Learning in Schools: A Universal Design Approach
 Synergies in Shaping Inclusive Educational Reform in the Global North and South: Policymakers and Academics in Ireland and South Africa
 Pathways to post-secondary settings for students with intellectual disabilities
 Report on the feedback on the QQI Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning
 Teaching and Learning practices during COVID: a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective

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Expert for the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab 2023
Reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation 2024
Reviewer for European Research Council 2020
Member of the Steering Group for Review of the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2022
Reviewer for Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education (OREE) 2020
Member of the Growing Up in Ireland Scientific Advisory Group 2019
Member of the Mapping Experiences of Pathological Demand Avoidance in Ireland steering group. 2019
Member of the Trinity Access Research Advisory Group. 2020
Reviewer for Irish Educational Studies (Taylor and Francis) 2013
Reviewer for the British Educational Research Journal (Wiley) 2015
Reviewer for the European Journal of Special Needs Education (Taylor and Francis) 2020
Reviewer for Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice (Taylor and Francis) 2015
Reviewer for Learning and Individual Differences (Elsevier) 2016
Reviewer for the International Journal of Inclusive Education (Taylor and Francis) 2016
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Member of the World Educational Research Association International Research Network (IRN) 2024 present
Member of Inclusion in Education and Society Research Group 2018 Present
Member of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland 2008 Present
Member of the Disability Research Network. 2018 Present
The Representation of Traveller Students Across Different School Contexts in Ireland in, editor(s)Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin , Challenging Assumptions: Voices from Marginalised Communities, London, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2024, pp217 - 229, [Smyth, Emer and Banks, Joanne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Banks, J., Burke, K., Cooney, R., Haran, M., Healy, R., Kennedy, A., McHugh, D., Neenan, C., Northridge, J., O'Shaughnessy, T., Plunkett, N., Reale, J., Ryder, D., & Tierney, C., ALTITUDE The National Charter for Universal Design in Tertiary Education: Technical Report, AHEAD Educational Press, March, 2024, p1 - 112, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Universal Design for Learning Policy in Tertiary Education in Ireland: Are we Ready to Commit? in, editor(s)Madaus, Joseph W. and Dukes III, Lyman L. , Handbook of Higher Education and Disability, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, pp377-391 , [Healy, Richard, Banks, Joanne, Ryder, Dara], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Funding models of inclusion in an international perspective in, editor(s)Seitz, Simone, Auer, Petra & Bellacicco, Rosa , International perspectives on inclusive education. In the light of educational justice., Toronto, Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2023, pp163 - 192, pp163-192 , [Banks, Joanne, Cappello, Silver, Demo, Heidrun, Hausstätter, Rune, Seitz, Simone], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Devitt, Ann, Banks, Joanne, Bray, Aibhin, Murphy, Gavin, Sanchez, Sergio, Sandoval, Marta, Mapping Evidence-Based Practices Within the Universal Design for Learning Framework, Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth, Chicago, United States, 13-16th April 2023, edited by American Educational Research Association , 2023, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Banks, Joanne, Forlin, Chris, Chambers, Dianne Joy, Home-schooling in the Republic of Ireland, British Journal of Special Education, 50, (3), 2023, p333 - 424, p333-424 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Bray, Aibhin, Devitt, Ann, Banks, Joanne, Sanchez Fuentes, Sergio, Sandoval, Marta, Riviou, Katerina, Byrne, Darren, Flood, Margaret, Reale, Jean, Terrenzio, Silvia, What next for Universal Design for Learning? A Systematic Literature Review of Technology in UDL Implementations at Second Level, British Journal of Educational Technology, 2023, p1 - 26, p22 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Banks, Joanne, The Inclusion Dialogue: Debating issues, challenges and tension with global experts, London, Routledge Education, 2022, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Democratising debates on inclusive education in, editor(s)Joanne Banks , The Inclusion Dialogue: Debating issues, challenges and tension with global experts, London, Routledge Education, 2022, [Banks, Joanne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Listening to the voices of experts: global tensions in inclusive education in, editor(s)Banks, Joanne , The Inclusion Dialogue: Debating issues, challenges and tension with global experts, London, Routledge Education, 2022, [Banks, Joanne], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Banks, Joanne, Generating Momentum Across Campuses Using Universal Design for Learning to Create a Common Discourse, 15 March 2021, 2021, Dublin, Frederic Fovet, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Tangney, Brendan, Bray, Aibhín, Devitt, Ann, Girvan, Carina, Ní Chorcora, Eilís, Maguire Donohoe, Jen, Banks, Joanne, Sullivan, Keane, Lisa, Byrne, Philip, Smith, Rónán and Hannon, Cliona, Trinity Access - Project Overview, Trinity Access, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
School of Education 2020-21 Research Webinar: Inclusion Dialogue Podcast Launch, November 26th. in, 2020, [Banks, J], Book Chapter, PRESENTED
Banks, Joanne, 'S1 Ep2: An Interview with Julie Allan, Inclusion Dialogue [Audio Podcast]', Dublin, 2020, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Banks, Joanne, 'Effective communication and support for parents of students with disabilities', 2020, -, Notes: [7k views], Broadcast, PRODUCED
Aston, Des, Banks, Joanne and Shevlin, Michael, Transitions to postschool settings for students with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, IASSIDD, Inclusive Education Special Interest Research Group, International Perspectives on Transitions in Education and Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Online, 16.12.2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Banks, Joanne, Inclusive Education: Lessons from Canada, 2019, School of Education, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Banks, Joanne, Belonging in School: The What, Why and How of Inclusive Education, 2019, Trinity Long Room Hub, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Banks, Joanne, Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning: Stakeholder Feedback, Dublin, QQI, November, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Banks, Joanne, How policies formed after WW2 paved the way for farm income inequalities that still exist today, 2018, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2024
Darcy McGee Beacon Fellowship Host Award 2021
Digital Badge in Universal Design for Teaching & Learning 2020