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Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation

Dr Joanne Coysh
Research Associate

Joanne Coysh is an international researcher and practitioner committed to furthering social justice and human rights. Her research is applied and grounded in the experiences and practice of organisations, groups and individuals in local contexts. She has worked in East Timor, Tanzania, South Africa and Ethiopia. She is interested in social transformation, the relationship between theory and practice, how learning can contribute to social change, as well as, different methodological approaches.

Her PhD explored power dynamics and knowledge in human rights education. Joanne has published articles in peer reviewed journals and authored a book. Joanne has taught law and international human rights in UK Universities and is a consultant designing and facilitating learning processes for international organisations. She is currently a Teaching Fellow in Education and International Development with the Institute of Education, UCL and an Academic Fellow in Learning Development in Law at Keele University in the UK.

Her research interests include Critical Approaches to Human Rights Education/ Legal Education in Higher Education, Critical Pedagogy, Learning for Social Transformation, Informal learning for human rights through community based women’s groups/networks.

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