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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 creator/presenter of the Inclusion Dialogue podcast series. 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
 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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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
Scientific Committee of the journal L'Integrazione Scolastica e Sociale, Edizioni Erickson (Italy) 2021
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
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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
Ann, Devitt, Joanne Banks, Aibhin Bray, Gavin Murphy, Sergio Sanchez, Marta Sandoval , 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
Frontiers in Education Universal Design for Learning in K-12 Education: Building the Evidence Base, (2023), Ann Devitt, Joanne Banks, Aibhin Bray, [eds.], Journal, ACCEPTED
Aibhin Bray, Ann Devitt, Joanne Banks, Sergio Sanchez Fuentes, Marta Sandoval, Katerina Riviou, Darren Byrne, Mags Flood, Jean Reale, Silvia Terrenzio, 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
Joanne Banks, The Inclusion Dialogue: Debating issues, challenges and tension with global experts, Routledge Education, 2022, Book, IN_PRESS
Falling between Two Stools? Post-secondary Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)Kate Scorgie, Chris Forlin , Transition Programs for Children and Youth with Diverse Needs. International Perspectives on Inclusive Education., Bingley, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022, pp143-158 , [Joanne Banks, Des Aston, Michael Shevlin], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Funding models of inclusion in an international perspective in, editor(s)Seitz, Simone, Auer, Petra & Bellacicco, Rosa , Inclusion in an international Perspective - Educational Justice in the Focus, 2022, [Joanne Banks, Silver Cappello, Heidrun Demo, Rune Hausstätter, Simone Seitz], Book Chapter, APPROVED
Universal Design for Learning Policy in Tertiary Education in Ireland: Are we Ready to Commit? in, editor(s)Joseph W. Madaus and Lyman L. Dukes III , Handbook of Higher Education and Disability, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, [Richard Healy, Joanne Banks, Dara Ryder], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Falling between Two Stools? Post-secondary Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)Scorgie, K., & Forlin, C. , Transition Programs for Children and Youth with Diverse Needs International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022, pp143-158 , [Joanne Banks, Des Aston, Michael Shevlin], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Quantitative Research Methods in, editor(s)Declan Fahie, Shane Bergin , The Student Guidebook to Doing your Research Project , Dublin, Ireland, UCD Press , 2022, [Aibhín Bray, Joanne Banks, Ann Devitt], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Joanne Banks, An introduction to the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Project (Trinity-INC), Universal design as an institutional approach: international good practices, Brussels, Belgium, 12 May 2022, edited by SIHO Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education , 2022, Conference Paper, PRESENTED

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Joanne Banks, Generating Momentum Across Campuses Using Universal Design for Learning to Create a Common Discourse, 15 March 2021, In:Darcy McGee Beacon Fellowship Lecture, 2021, Dublin, Frederic Fovet, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Joanne Banks, Implementing Inclusive Pedagogy: International Voices , CRISPESH - UDL@Dawson | Virtual Symposium 2021, Montreal, 02/06/21, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Brendan Tangney, Aibhín Bray, Ann Devitt, Carina Girvan, Eilís Ní Chorcora, Jen Maguire Donohoe, Joanne Banks, Kevin Sullivan, Lisa Keane, Philip Byrne, Rónán Smith and Cliona Hannon, Trinity Access - Project Overview, TARA, Trinity Access, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
Des Aston, 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, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Joanne Banks, Effective communication and support for parents of students with disabilities, 16/06/20, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
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
Banks, Joanne, It's Time for Leaving Cert Reform, 2018, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Darcy McGee Beacon Fellowship Host Award 2021
Digital Badge in Universal Design for Teaching & Learning 2020