Ronan Sharkey, (PhD Researcher)

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PhD Researcher Profile

Ronan Sharkey is a Teacher and PhD Researcher (Education) and is a Member of the Chartered College of Teacher. 

Ronan is also the Senior Vice-President for the NASUWT Northern Ireland. 

He is currently undertaking his PhD Reseacher within the School of Education, conducting a comparative study Global Perspectives, Local Realities: Designing an Adaptive Educational Leadership Framework for Northern IrelandThis comparative study will focus on how the role of the Principal is achieved across the globe compared to Northern Ireland. 

Research Interests

Ronan's research interests are with the area of Educational Leadership; sustainable schooling; and effective school improvement

Teaching Interests

Ronan's teaching interests include teacher professional development, school leadership, and research methods in education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Examining Instructional Leadership Systems in Selective and Non-Selective Schools in the Newry and Mourne Area: Connecting Principal and Teacher Leadership to Organisational Processes and Student Outcomes

Award Date: 8 Jul 2022

Post Graduate Diploma in Headship

Award Date: 8 Jul 2021

Post Graduate Certificate in Middle Leadership

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

Bachelor, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Primary with Music, St Mary's University College, Belfast

Award Date: 19 Jun 2015

External positions

Head of Year, St Ronan’s College, Lurgan

31 Aug 2030 → …

President, NASUWT-NI

25 Aug 202323 Aug 2024

Senior Vice-President, NASUWT-NI

1 Sept 202231 Aug 2023

Junior Vice-President, NASUWT-NI

1 Sept 202131 Aug 2022

Education Consultant, ConsultEd

Tutor, Education Authority NI