2016 - 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, March 10-11
Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker 2016

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Sciences, UCL Institute of Education, University of London and a Fellow of the British Academy. She co-directed the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre funded by the Department for Education and is the Principal Investigator on NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches), an ESRC National Centre for Research Methods node. Her research is mainly about social identities and the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked. It includes work on racialised and gendered identities and experiences; mixed-parentage, masculinities, consumption, young people and their parents and the transition to motherhood.  Much of her research draws on mixed methods and includes narrative approaches.


Previous Keynote Speakers

1st International Conference on Narrative Inquiry, Institute of Technology, Sligo, 2014

Professor Maria Tamboukou, Professor of Feminist Studies, co-direct or for the Centre for Narrative Research and co-editor of the journal Gender and Education, University of East London, UK. Professor Tamboukou is a narrative inquiry scholar with an interest in biography, art, politics, labour and feminism. She is an outstanding contributor, author, teacher and leader in the field of narrative inquiry whose publications include Women, Education and the Self (2003), Dangerous Encounters (2003) (edited with S Ball), Nomadic Narratives, Visual Forces (2010), and Doing Narrative Research (2013) (edited with M Andrews and C Squire).





2nd International Conference on Narrative Inquiry, Maynooth University, 2015

Dr. Jean Clandinin is Professor and Founding Director of the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development at the University of Alberta. A former teacher, counsellor, and psychologist, she is a multiple award-winning author. Among her many scholarly contributions to the field of Narrative Inquiry she was editor of Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a methodology (Sage, 2007) and Places of Curriculum Making, published in 2011, which was awarded the 2012 AERA Narrative Research Special Interest Group Outstanding Book award. Composing Lives in Transition (2013) is a narrative inquiry of the experiences of youth who left school before graduating. She has a new book in press about the experiences of teachers who leave teaching within their first five years of teaching. She is currently co-authoring a new book entitled Engaging in Narrative Inquiry with Children and Youth.