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 Investigating And Evaluating the Effectiveness and Suitability of Principal Leadership Development Courses Across Northern Ireland. This 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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 8 Jul 2022

Award Date: 8 Jul 2021

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

Bachelor, St Mary's University College, Belfast

Award Date: 19 Jun 2015

External positions

Head of Year, St Ronan’s College, Lurgan

31 Aug 2030 → …

Senior Vice-President, NASUWT-NI

1 Sep 202231 Aug 2023

Junior Vice-President, NASUWT-NI

1 Sep 202131 Aug 2022

Education Consultant

Tutor, Education Authority NI