Dr Aileen Ireland
Research Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences, Division of Education, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK
Aileen supports the English as a School Subject project as Research Assistant, based at Stirling University. She also works at as a Lecturer and researcher in the field of professional education. Aileen’s own research relates to the use of technology in teaching and learning practices, adopting a posthuman perspective to her work. Since completing her PhD in 2019, she has worked as a Research Fellow on a project exploring the processes and practices of governing Further Education colleges in the four countries of the UK, and contributed to gathering evidence of impact for researchers based at Stirling. Before working on her doctoral studies, Aileen worked for several years as a Research Assistant in the area of Health Sciences, focusing mainly on qualitative research relating to people’s experiences of cancer care services, as well as physical activity interventions to support health and wellbeing in hard-to-reach groups. Prior to starting her research career, Aileen worked extensively in the education sector in Nunavut in Canada, and has a keen interest in decolonizing curricula by promoting the integration of indigenous knowledges within educational practices in those settings.