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Dr Lisa McKenzie

General Information

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching BEd (Post Primary); BSc Health, Physical Activity and Sport
  • BEd Business and Enterprise (module co-ordinator): Year 1 Marketing; Year 2 Contemporary Business; Year 2 Managing People
  • BSc HPAS (module co-ordinator): Year 2 Managing People and Markets and Year 3 Project Management
  • Co-ordinator of Year 1 post primary module ‘Personal and Professional Learning’
  • Supervision of dissertations up to M-level

External Interests/Community Service

  • Member of Board of Governors in Strangford Integrated College
  • Member of examining team at CCEA for AS and A2 Business Studies
  • Member of the Business Studies Subject Advisory Panel for CCEA

College Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinator of joint Inter-College Professional Learning in a Changing Society (PLiCS) programme with St. Mary’s University College
  • Co-ordination of the delivery of the Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) programme, a suite of Shared Education courses delivered by staff with Stranmillis University College, as part of the Collaboration and Sharing in Education (CASE) project, funded under the PEACE IV programme.

Research Interests

  • The impact of an increasingly globalised world upon young people
  • Professional learning of student teachers
  • Diversity and inclusion and community relations

Background & Qualifications

  • Teacher, Head of Business Studies and Record of Achievement co-ordinator in post primary school (1996-2004)
  • Part time Lecturer at South Eastern Regional College
  • Senior Lecturer in Stranmillis University College since September 2004
  • MEd Personal and Civic Education, University of Ulster (2005)
  • EdD Queen’s University, Belfast (graduated December 2015)
  • Completed the Advance HE Transition to Leadership course (February 2019)

Research & Scholarship

Journal Articles

Eaton, P., McKenzie, L., McCracken, O., Richardson N. (2015) Teachers’ Reflections on Community Relations and Diversity: A Northern Irish Perspective The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 16, Issue 1 pp 1-14

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.

Conference presentations

McKenzie, L. (2016) Preparedness for work in an increasingly globalised society: Perspectives of young people and employers, Paper presented at Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, The University of Granada, Spain.

Doctoral Thesis

McKenzie, L. (2015) Are schools equipping young people for work in an increasingly globalised society?  The perspectives of young people and employers. Unpublished EdD thesis, Queen’s University, Belfast.