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Dr Noel Purdy
PhD, MA, MA (Ed), MEd, PGCE, PGCCEG, SFHEA, FLF

Director of Research and Scholarship
Head of Education Studies
Building: Stran House
Room:
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 305

email: n.purdy@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       M.A. Modern and Medieval Languages, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
       P.G.C.E. with commendation in Modern Languages, Queen's University, Belfast
       M.Ed. with distinction in Educational Studies, Queen's University, Belfast
       M.A.(Ed.) Open University
       Postgraduate Certificate with commendation in Careers Education and Guidance, University of Ulster
       Ph.D. in Education, Queen's University, Belfast
       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA 2009)
       Fellow of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (FLF 2012)
       Queen's University Teaching Award 2009
       Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA 2014)

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             B.Ed. Education Studies modules:
             Year 1 SES1005/1014 Introduction to Education Studies (Coordinator)
             Year 2 SES2006/2076 Learning and Assessment in Diverse Classrooms
             Year 4 SES3041 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Care (Coordinator)
             CPD courses: Tackling Cyber-bullying in schools
             M.Ed. module 'International Perspectives on Bullying' (Module Coordinator)
             "First - an introduction to SEN" Coordinator of 10-week CPD course


Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Purdy, N. (2017) Supporting Schools when Dealing with Incidents of Disablist Bullying - Supplement to Effective Responses to Bullying Behaviour. Belfast: Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum.
             Purdy, N., McGuckian, E. and Cummins, B. (2017) Careers in Motion Evaluation Report (A report on a project delivered by National Museums Northern Ireland and funded by the Department of Communities as part of the Tbuc Strategy). Belfast: Stranmillis University College.
             Jones, S., Greenwood, R., Purdy, N. and McGuckian, E. (2017) Review of Current Primary Languages in Northern Ireland. Commissioned by the Northern Ireland Languages Council. Belfast: Stranmillis University College.
             Purdy, N. (2016) The Addressing Bullying in Schools (Northern Ireland) Bill and Act 2016. Education Law Journal, 17, 3, 164-172.
             Purdy, N. (2016) 'Autism: Making a Difference Together'. Special (NASEN periodical). March issue. pp. 34-35.
             Purdy, N. and Smith, P.K. (2016) 'A content analysis of school anti-bullying policies in Northern Ireland'. Educational Psychology in Practice, 32, 3, 281-295.
             Purdy, N. and York, L. (2016) 'A critical investigation of the nature and extent of cyberbullying in two post-primary schools in Northern Ireland'. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 34, 1, 13-23.
             Purdy, N. and McGuckin, C. (2015) 'Cyberbullying, Schools and the Law: A comparative study in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland'. Educational Research. 57, 4, 420-436.
             Purdy, N. and Meneely, H. (2015): Good news for the poor? - A case study of church and school collaboration in inner-city Belfast, Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 33, 3, 147-153.
             Purdy, N. (2015) Book Review of Understanding School Bullying (P.K. Smith). Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 33, 2, 130-131.
             Purdy, N. and McGuckin, C. (2015) 'Disablist Bullying: giving a voice to student teachers', Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 15, 202-210.
             Purdy, N. (2015) 'Across the Water - an overview of the SEN scene in Northern Ireland', Special (NASEN publication), May Issue.
             Purdy, N. and McGuckin, C. (2014) 'Disablist Bullying in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: An investigation of student teachers' knowledge, experience, and confidence', European Journal of Special Needs Education, 29, 4, 446-456.
             Purdy, N. (2014) 'Providing for Special Educational Needs', in T. Cremin and J.Arthur (Eds.) Learning to Teach in the Primary School (3rd edition). London: Routledge.
             Purdy, N. (2014) 'Students teachers @twitter? #whatevernext?', Special (NASEN publication), March Issue [pp.46-47].
             Purdy, N. and McGuckin, C. (2013) Cyberbullying and the Law, Armagh: SCoTENS (ISBN: 978-1-906444-41-9)
             Purdy, N. (ed.) (2013) Pastoral Care in Schools 11-16: A Critical Introduction , London: Bloomsbury.
             Purdy, N. (2013) 'Tackling Bullying in Schools', UTU News - The Journal of the Ulster Teachers' Union (September edition).
             Purdy, N. (2013) 'Time to act on danger of online bullying', Irish News, 27th August (p.23).
             Purdy, N. and Mc Guckin, C. (2013), 'Treating ignorance with ignorance: A cross-border Irish study of student teachers' knowledge, experience, and confidence in dealing with disablist bullying', Trinity Education Papers , vol.2, no.2, 36-51. Trinity College, Dublin.
             Purdy, N. (2012) 'Moving beyond textbooks - challenges for initial teacher education', Special (NASEN publication), November issue.
             Purdy, N. (2012) 'Tackling Disablist Bullying', Special (NASEN publication), September Issue.
             Department of Education Northern Ireland (2012) Effective Teaching and Learning to Meet the Needs of More Able Learners - Resource File Chapter for Capacity Building Programme [Contributor].
             Purdy, N. and Ferguson, J. (2012) 'Newcomer pupils: facing up to the cultural and linguistic challenges', Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, vol. 3, 31-41.
             Gibson, K. and Purdy, N. (2012) 'Reflect-Select-Defend: a model for student teacher reflection', Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, vol. 3, 14-30.
             Purdy, N. and McGuckin, C. (2011) Disablist Bullying: an investigation of student teachers' knowledge and confidence, Armagh, Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South. (ISBN 978-1-90644-33-4) available from http://scotens.org/?p=2365
             Ford, A. and Purdy, N. (2011) 'It's all in the clip' - video modelling to support learners with ASD in Technology and Design, Special, 35-36.
             Department of Education Northern Ireland (2011) Understanding and Managing Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties - Resource File Chapter for Capacity Building Programme [Contributor].
             MacBlain, S. and Purdy, N. (2011) Confidence or confusion: how well are today's NQTs in England prepared to meet the additional needs of children in schools?, Journal of Teacher Development 15,3, 381-394.
             McKenzie, L. and Purdy, N. (2010) 'An evaluation of a programme of diversity visits for student teachers in Northern Ireland', Intercultural Education, 21, 5, 415-427.
             Fisher, A., Russell, K., MacBlain, S. F., Purdy, N., Curry, A. and MacBlain, A. D. (2010) 'Re-examining the culture of learning in ITE: engaging with the new demands of the 21st. century', Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, 2, 1, 92-102.
             Purdy, N., Siberry, L., Beale, G. (2010) 'Primary Languages in Northern Ireland: too little too late?', Language Learning Journal, 38, 2, 149-158.
             Purdy, N. (2010) Stepping up to the challenge, Special, 32-34.
             Eaton,P., Curry,A., Gibson,K., Ievers,M., Nelson,J., Purdy,N. (2009) It's good to talk! The benefits of peer learning in developing professional practice, Paper presented at ATEE Conference, Palma (August 2009)
             Purdy, N. (2009) The attitudes of male student teachers towards a career in special education, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 24,3,323-330.
             Purdy, N. & Morrison, H. (2009) Cognitive neuroscience and education: unravelling the confusion, Oxford Review of Education, 35, 1, 99-109.
             Purdy, N. (2008) Neuroscience and Education: how best to filter out the neurononsense from our classrooms, Irish Educational Studies,27,3,197-208.
             Purdy, N. & Gibson, K. (2008) Alternative Placements in Initial Teacher Education: An Evaluation, Teaching and Teacher Education, 24, 2076-2086.
             Purdy, N. (2008) It is not raining men: why do so few male student teachers pursue a career in special education?, in Special, May Edition.
             Purdy, N. (2007) Is German on the way out of Northern Ireland's schools? in Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen, 35, 18-24.
             Purdy, N. (2007) Teaching French to the iPod generation: a Belfast Case-study in Francophonie, 35, 20-21.
             Sutherland, A. and Purdy, N. (2006) Attitudes of the Socially Disadvantaged to Education in Northern Ireland, DENI Research Report 40, Available at http://www.deni.gov.uk/researchreport40_2006.pdf
             Purdy, N. (2006) Wittgenstein and irreducible uncertainty: therapeutic implications for education of a non-local model of mind (Ph.D. thesis), Belfast, QUB.
             Purdy, N. (2001) The position of German in the Northern Ireland curriculum: an investigation at Key Stage 4 and beyond (M.Ed. thesis), Belfast, QUB.
             RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
             Campbell, M., Clarke, L., Cowan, P., Galvin, C., Hall, K., Magennis, G., O'Doherty, T., Purdy, N. (2017) "A Wengerian value-creation framework analysis of the SCoTENS project: reflections on learning and boundary-crossing in evolving landscapes of practice". Paper presented at the ESAI Annual Conference 20-22 April, Cork.
             Purdy, N. (2017) "Le harcelement scolaire : exemple de l'Irlande du Nord" Paper presented at L'ESPE Val de Loire, Orleans, France 30th March.
             Purdy, N. (2017) 'The future challenges for education in shaping the future of relationships: within, across and beyond these islands', invited panel presentation at 'Building and Maintaining Relationships: Within, Across and Beyond these Islands, the Annual Conference of the Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh, 23-24th February 2017.
             Purdy, N. (2016) 'Perfect Victims? Addressing Disablist Bullying in Schools.' Keynote address at NASEN NI Annual Conference, 15th October 2016, Stranmillis University College.
             Purdy, N. (2016) 'Bullying in Schools: legislation, policy and conceptual confusion'. Paper presented at the BERA conference, 13-15th September 2016, University of Leeds.
             Purdy, N. (2016) 'What do we know about bullying?' Presentation given at VOYPIC [Voices of Young People in Care] Workshop/Conference on Understanding Bullying and the Looked After Child held in The Duncairn Centre, Belfast 27th June 2016. Purdy, N. and Meneely, H. (2016) "Good news for the poor? - A case study of church and school collaboration in inner-city Belfast. Research presentation given at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Northern Ireland Branch, Carlingford, 4th March 2016.
      
Research Interests
             Pastoral Care in Education
             Bullying in Schools
             Special Educational Needs/Inclusion
            

Responsibilities

       Director of Research and Scholarship, Head of Education Studies
       Member of Senior Leadership Team and Corporate Planning Team
       Programme Chair for B.Ed. Primary 2012-2015
       Cross-College Team Leader for Special Education
       Member of Academic Leadership Team
       Deputy Child Protection and Safeguarding Coordinator
       Member of College Research and Ethics Committee
       Member of College Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee.

External Interests / Community Service

       Northern Chair, Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (2016-2019)
       Chair of Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum 2013-2016 (and UCET representative)
       President of National Association for Special Educational Needs in NI (2014-2016)
       Member of Editorial Board, Pastoral Care in Education
       External Examiner, King's College, London 2008-2011
       Editor of Special Educational Needs website for SCoTENS (Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South)2009-2012
       Member of Advisory Group for National Council for Special Education Research Project on Initial Teacher Education for Inclusion 2015-2018
       Member of Advisory Group for National Council for Special Education research study on Special Classes 2011-2013
       Member of Board of Governors of Tor Bank Special School, Dundonald.
       Member of Scientific Committee for EECERA Conference 2016.