Research Profile

Rosarii Griffin

Biography

Dr Rosarii Griffin is a specialist in 'international and comparative education', working in the area of teaching and learning, e-learning and online learning, capacity building and global development.

At UCC
Rosarii is a researcher at the Office of the Vice President for Teaching and Learning, linking with Higher Education Institutions(HEIs) globally through online and e-learning opportunities. Rosarii also lectures in Adult Continuing Education, 'education research methods' and 'project management skills' in Disability Studies. 

UCC and Global Development
A founding member of the Centre for Global Development, UCC, Rosarii serves on its Executive Steering Committee. Director of 'Centre for Global Development through Education' Limerick (2007-11), Rosarii managed €1.5 million Irish Aid-HEA budget directing 6 international projects between 14 Irish-African Universities (Lesotho/Uganda) and African Education Ministries.  

Senior Admin/Executive Experience
Rosarii is currently a Governor of UCC (2015-2019) Rosarii previously served as Governor (2004-7) on UCC Senior Management Boards & Committees including 'the Quality Promotion Board', Bord na Gaeilge and 'the Buildings/Strategic Planning' Committee.

Academic Qualifications
Rosarii is a UCC and Oxford graduate. Following BA, H.Dip in Ed, and MEd (Hons) at UCC. Rosarii won the prestigious British Council ESRC Scholarship to read for a doctorate at St. Hugh’s College Oxford. Rosarii undertook a Masters in Research Methods (Exeter College, Oxford) winning several Oxford Research &Travel Awards. In 2001, Rosarii was awarded the 'Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Award' for undertaking a doctorate of distinction. She worked as an Education Research Officer at Oxford University. Rosarii went on to win an EU Weiner-Anspach Fellowship to ULB, Brussels, Belgium and was shortlisted for a USA Fulbright Scholarship.

Publications
Rosarii published 5 books on education and global development issues, one of which was launched by the Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello at a National Conference of the Development Studies Association in 2012. Rosarii is a founder member of the Irish DSAI branch. Her most recent book 'Education in Travelling, Nomadic and Indigenous Cultures:Global Perspectives' (Bloomsbury, London) was launched in September, 2014 by Prof. Spencer of Oxford.  

Hobbies/Interests
Rosarii runs marathons for her favourite charity 'Action Lesotho' (www.actionlesotho.ie). Rosarii quips, 'I am a keen marathon runner and having already broken through the challenging 10 hour barrier move forward with a feeling of invincibility!' An avid reader of 'Aesop's Fables',  not surprisingly, Rosarii's favourite fable is the tortoise and the hare (not unlike the 'Sminky Shorts' version). 

Community Volunteerism
Presenter and co-Producer of award-winning 'Perspectives' show in her local Youghal Community Radio Station (www.youghalradio.com). Rosarii's programme advocates social justice issues. In 2013, she was awarded BAI 'Sound and Vision' funding to create a radio documentary entitled 'Education for a Brighter Future' successfully aired in November 2013, including notable figures such as former Minister for Education and current leader of Fianna Fail, Micheal Martin. 

Personal
Rosarii says 'I was fortunate to be brought up in the Midleton area'. 'Sadly', she adds, 'several courses at the nearby and internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School have yet to have the desired effect, as many long suffering dinner guests will testify' . However, like the marathon running, Rosarii is persistent. She is the proud mother of two young and very active children who remain blissfully oblivious to their mother's culinary skills. 

Research Interests

Research Methods (Qualitative & Quantitative Methods)
International and Comparative Education 
Education in the Developing World (particularly in the Global South) 
The Irish Education System: Issues and Challenges 
Higher Education in Ireland and Internationally  
Effective Teaching and Learning:                                                         eLearning and Online: Teaching, Learning and Assessment. 

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives.
Griffin, Rosarii (2014) Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury Academic.   [Details]
(2012)Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives.
Griffin, Rosarii (2012) Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.   [Details]
(2006)Education in the Muslim World: Different Perspectives.
Griffin, Rosarii (2006) Education in the Muslim World: Different Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.   [Details]
(2002)Education in Transition: International Perspectives on the Politics and Processes of Change.
Griffin, Rosarii (2002) Education in Transition: International Perspectives on the Politics and Processes of Change. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.   [Details]
(2000)International Perspectives on Special Educational Needs.
Griffin, Rosarii and Brock, Colin (2000) International Perspectives on Special Educational Needs. London: John Catt Publication Ltd.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Introduction to Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives'
Griffin, R. and MacEinri, P. (2014) 'Introduction to Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives' In: Griffin, Rosarii (eds). Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury Academic.   [Details]
(2012)'‘Introduction to Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives’'
Griffin, Rosarii (2012) '‘Introduction to Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives’' In: Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives’. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books. [Details]
(2012)'‘What hope for the Dakar Goals? The Lower Level of Education in Lesotho and Uganda since 2000’'
Urwick, J, Griffin, R., Opendi, V. and Khatleli, M. (2012) '‘What hope for the Dakar Goals? The Lower Level of Education in Lesotho and Uganda since 2000’' In: Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books. [Details]
(2006)''Introduction to Education in the Muslim World: Different Perspectives’'
Griffin, Rosarii (2006) ''Introduction to Education in the Muslim World: Different Perspectives’' In: Education in the Muslim World: Different Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books. [Details]
(2003)''Perspectives on Issues of Efficiency and Standards in Public Education: The Significance of Context and Scale’'
Brock, C. and Griffin, R. (2003) ''Perspectives on Issues of Efficiency and Standards in Public Education: The Significance of Context and Scale’' In: Demokratie, Bildung und Markt. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publication. [Details]
(2002)'Education in Transition: International Perspectives'
Griffin, Rosarii (2002) 'Education in Transition: International Perspectives' In: Introduction to Education in Transition: International Perspectives. Oxford UK: Symposium books. [Details]
(2002)'Reform and Transition in English Education : Quality verses Equity in the Market Place’'
Griffin, R. and C. Brock (2002) 'Reform and Transition in English Education : Quality verses Equity in the Market Place’' In: Education in Transition : International Perspectives. Oxford: Symposium Books. [Details]
(2002)'Ireland'
Byrne K., and Cremin, P. and Griffin, R (2002) 'Ireland' In: Education in a Single Europe. London: Cassell. [Details]
(2000)'Introduction to International Perspectives on Special Educational Needs'
Brock, C. and Griffin, R. (2000) 'Introduction to International Perspectives on Special Educational Needs' In: International Perspectives on Special Educational Needs. Suffolk, UK: John Catt Educational Ltd. [Details]
(1999)'An Introduction to the International Baccalaureate Schools'
Brock, C. and Griffin, R. (1999) 'An Introduction to the International Baccalaureate Schools' In: The International Baccalaureate Schools. Suffolk, UK: John Catt Publications. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives
Griffin, Rosarii (Ed.). (2014) Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities: Global Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury Academic.   [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'An Irish Adult Learner in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative Account of my Experience of Working with Teacher Educators in Lesotho’ in the'
Griffin, R (2009) 'An Irish Adult Learner in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative Account of my Experience of Working with Teacher Educators in Lesotho’ in the'. Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, [Details]
(2003)'Les changement majeurs dans la gestion publique au royaume-uni: 1970 – 2002’'
Griffin, R (2003) 'Les changement majeurs dans la gestion publique au royaume-uni: 1970 – 2002’'. Social Studies, [Details]
(2002)'‘The Origins of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland'
Griffin, R. (2002) '‘The Origins of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland'. Social Studies Review, [Details]
(2000)'Mediation of Policy for Second Level Provision: Ireland, England and the USA'
Griffin, R. and Brock, C. (2000) 'Mediation of Policy for Second Level Provision: Ireland, England and the USA'. Irish Educational Studies, 20 [Details]
(1998)'‘The Junior Certificate Assessment System: Assessment Incorporating the Theory of Multiple Intelligences with Particular Reference to ‘Civic Social and Political Education’'
Griffin, R. (1998) '‘The Junior Certificate Assessment System: Assessment Incorporating the Theory of Multiple Intelligences with Particular Reference to ‘Civic Social and Political Education’'. Irish Educational Studies, 17 [Details]
(1998)'The Junior Certificate Assessment System: Assessment Incorporating the Theory of Multiple Intelligences with Particular Reference to ‘Civic Social and Political Education’'
Griffin, R. (1998) 'The Junior Certificate Assessment System: Assessment Incorporating the Theory of Multiple Intelligences with Particular Reference to ‘Civic Social and Political Education’'. Journal of Irish Educational Studies, 17 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'An Irish Adult Learner in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative Account of my Experience of Working with Teacher Educators in Lesotho’'
Griffin, R (2009) 'An Irish Adult Learner in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative Account of my Experience of Working with Teacher Educators in Lesotho’' Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, . [Details]
(2002)'The Origins of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland’'
Griffin, R. (2002) 'The Origins of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland’' La Revue Nouvelle, 17 (April) . [Details]
(2002)'Les changement majeurs dans la gestion publique au royaume-uni: 1970 – 2002’'
Griffin, R. (2002) 'Les changement majeurs dans la gestion publique au royaume-uni: 1970 – 2002’' Pyramides: Revue du Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches en Administration Publique, 3 (Spring) . [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(1998)Encouraging Engineering - Evaluating Engineering Education Schemes in Scotland:.
Woolnough, B., Griffin, R. and Colman, P. (1998) Encouraging Engineering - Evaluating Engineering Education Schemes in Scotland:. University of Oxford, Scottish Engineering Office and the Scottish Enterprise Board, Scotland. [Details]
(1997)‘Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom’.
Hanafin, J., Hyland, A and Griffin, R. (1997) ‘Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom’. UCC, UCC. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2014)Prerequisites for critical capacity development/enhancement in low recource settings: an e-health and learning case study.
Wamba, N., Griffin, R., Shawa, L., O’Connor, S., O’Donoghue, J., O’Connor, Y., Gallagher, J., Perry, I (2014) Prerequisites for critical capacity development/enhancement in low recource settings: an e-health and learning case study. Abstract [Details]
(2014)EHEALTH IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS: THE NEED FOR GREATER INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CAPACITY BUILDING.
Kawonga, T., O’Connor, Y., O’Connor, S., O’Donoghue, J., Gallagher, J., Wamba, N., Griffin, R. (2014) EHEALTH IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS: THE NEED FOR GREATER INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CAPACITY BUILDING. Abstract [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2001Oxford Vice-Chancellor Award for Distinguished Doctoral Candidate Oxford University, UK
2008€1.5m Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and the HEA and Irish Research Institutes Irish Aid and the Higher Education Authority (HEA)
1997Prendergast Bequest, Exeter College, Oxford Exeter College, Oxford University
1995Master's Studentship HEA/Atlantic Philanthropies
1998Oxford Research and Travel Awards Exeter College, Oxford University, Uk
2001EU European Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award Weiner-Anspach Foundation, ULB, Brussels, Belgium.
1998Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Award British Council
2000Oxford College's Travel and Research Awards St Hugh's College, Oxford

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Educational Studies Association (BAICE) Member29-SEP-01 / 29-SEP-12
Governing Authority of University College Cork Elected Governor10-OCT-04 / 28-SEP-07
Exeter College, Oxford Elected Vice-President of the Graduates (MCR)27-SEP-97 / 30-SEP-98
HELLIN (Higher Education Lifelong Learning Irish Network) CACE/UCC Steering Member14-SEP-03 / 29-AUG-09
Cork City Partnership UCC Liaise person27-SEP-03 / 29-SEP-07
St Hugh’s College, Oxford Elected President of the Graduates (MCR)22-MAY-99 / 30-SEP-01
Royal Society of Arts, London Fellow30-SEP-00 / 22-SEP-12
Development Studies Association of Ireland A Founding Member of Steering Committee of Development Studies Association of Ireland30-SEP-10 / 05-SEP-12
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member26-SEP-98 / 28-SEP-12

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Educational Research in a time of Transformation: Insights, influences and impacts’ Organised by Education Studies Association of Ireland,
Griffin, R and O’Riordan, J. (2012) ‘Saving Lives Through Capacity Building: Implementing A Peer Education Life Skills Programme Through Action Research: Lesotho and the HIV/Aids Pandemic’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Educational Research in a time of Transformation: Insights, influences and impacts’ Organised by Education Studies Association of Ireland, River Lee Hotel , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)‘Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose’ Conference Organised by Education Studies Association of Ireland,
Griffin, R. and Oliphant, J. (2011) ‘Cross-national capacity building between Irish and Lesotho HEI’S: Issues And Challenges’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose’ Conference Organised by Education Studies Association of Ireland, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, Ireland , 14-APR-11 - 16-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)‘Early Childhood Conference in Developing World Contexts’,,
Griffin, R and Oliphant, J. (2011) Early Childhood In Developing World Contexts Conference: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Early Childhood Conference in Developing World Contexts’,, University College Cork, Ireland , 08-APR-11 - 09-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)‘Capacity and Confidence Building in Teacher Education: Perspectives from Lesotho, Uganda and Ireland’,
Griffin, R. (2011) Organised by the Centre for Global Development through Education (CGDE) funded through the Programme for Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and the Higher Education and Research Institutes (2007-2011), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Capacity and Confidence Building in Teacher Education: Perspectives from Lesotho, Uganda and Ireland’, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 21-JAN-11 - 21-SEP-12. [Details]
(2010)Teacher Education, Management and Professionalisation Reform Summit’,
Griffin, R. (2010) Organised by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Teacher Services Commission and Education Development Partners, Kigali, Rwanda. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Teacher Education, Management and Professionalisation Reform Summit’, Kigali, Rwanda , 08-MAR-10 - 10-MAR-10. [Details]
(2009)Teacher Education in the Developing World: Closer Perspectives’ UKFIET (UK Forum for International Education and Training),
Urwick, J, Griffin, R., Opendi, V. and Khatleli, M. (2009) What hope for the Dakar Goals? The Lower Level of Education in Lesotho and Uganda since 2000’ in in Teacher Education in the Developing World: Closer Perspectives’ UKFIET (UK Forum for International Education and Training) New College, Oxford. September 2009. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Teacher Education in the Developing World: Closer Perspectives’ UKFIET (UK Forum for International Education and Training), New College, Oxford, UK , 11-SEP-09 - 13-SEP-09. [Details]
(1999)Paper Presented at BERA (British Educational Research Association),
Brock, C. and Griffin, R. (1999) ‘Towards a Comparative Study of the Mediation of Market-Oriented Schooling Policies in England, Ireland and the USA: Considerations of Purpose, Methodology and Context’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Paper Presented at BERA (British Educational Research Association), University of Sussex, UK , 11-SEP-99 - 13-SEP-09. [Details]
(2002)‘Globalisation, Culture and International Educational Disparity: A Dilemma for Interdependent Development’,
Griffin, R and Brock, C (2002) ‘Globalisation, Culture and International Educational Disparity: A Dilemma for Interdependent Development’ Trinity College Dublin; Educational Studies Association Of Ireland (ESAI) Conference : March 23rd-26th, 2002. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Globalisation, Culture and International Educational Disparity: A Dilemma for Interdependent Development’, Trinity College Dublin , 23-MAR-02 - 26-MAR-02. [Details]
(1999)International Equality and Equity Reforms in Education Conference, University of Zurick, Switzerland,
Griffin, R. and Brock, C. (1999) ‘Market-oriented Policies on Public Provision of Secondary Schooling: Towards Disparity and Inequality? Comparative Perspectives from England, Ireland and the USA’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Equality and Equity Reforms in Education Conference, University of Zurick, Switzerland, University of Zurick, Switzerland , 21-MAR-99 - 23-MAR-99. [Details]
(2010)Teacher Education Exchanges between Lesotho, Uganda and Ireland: Comparing Contexts’,
Griffin, R. (2010) CERC College of Education Research Conference. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Teacher Education Exchanges between Lesotho, Uganda and Ireland: Comparing Contexts’, Marino College of Education, Dublin , 11-SEP-10 - 12-SEP-10. [Details]
(2012)Development Ireland Curricular and Education’ Conference,
Griffin, R (2012) DICE ‘From Global to the Local: Challenges in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa with particular reference to Rwanda, Lesotho and Uganda’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Development Ireland Curricular and Education’ Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 17-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10. [Details]
(2005)Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education Conference,
Griffin, R. (2005) Access and Partnership: Local Perspectives and Issues at the Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education Conference “Towards a Global Understanding of Lifelong Learning: Making a Difference” NUI Cork. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education Conference, University College Cork , 21-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12. [Details]
(2000)Competing Nationalisms and Comparative Perspectives on Educational Policy’,
Griffin, R. (2000) International Conference on Competing Nationalisms: Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus, November 30 – December 2, 2000. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Competing Nationalisms and Comparative Perspectives on Educational Policy’, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus , 30-NOV-00 - 02-DEC-00. [Details]
(2003)International Conference ‘Borderless Education’ at the University of Waseda, Toyko, and University of Kyoto, Japan,
Griffin, R. (2003) ‘The Marketisation of Education: Methods and Madness’ presented at the International Conference ‘Borderless Education’ at the University of Waseda, Toyko, and University of Kyoto, Japan. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], International Conference ‘Borderless Education’ at the University of Waseda, Toyko, and University of Kyoto, Japan, University of Waseda, Toyko and the University of Kyoto, Japan , 10-JUL-03 - 18-SEP-03. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Killeagh Parish Council Secretary2005 / 2008
'Cairde' Parents Association of Gaelscoil, Mainister na Corann, Co. Corcaigh Member2010 / 2012
Centre for Global Develompent, UCC Executive Management Committee member2011 / 2012
Toastmasters International Internal PRO2012 / 2012

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1994University College Cork BA (Hons)English and Philosophy
2001St Hugh's College, Oxford University PhDEducational Studies
1998Exeter College, Oxford University MScResearch Methods
1995University College Cork MEdEducation

Outreach Activities

 Description

                      

Media: Radio Presenter of the ‘Perspectives’ Show CRY 104FM:  Community Radio Youghal 104fm. Broadcasting to Youghal surrounding rural areas. Listenership 19,000.





Interviewed key people in the voluntary sector and NGOs including Gorta, Trocaire, Concern, Action Lesotho, Frontline Defenders, St Vincent de Paul, ‘Friends of Londiani’; ‘the Emer Casey Foundation’, Suicide Aware, Pieta House; the Hope Foundation; AMEN; ‘Turn off the red light’; Open Heart House (HIV/AIDS); Sexual Health Centre; Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland; Various Cancer Support Groups; the Wig Clinic; SPARK campaign; Cork Association for Autism; South and East Cork Enterprise Board; Local Race Meetings/Point to Points; Youghal ‘Save Our Ambulance’ campaign; ADHD Support Group for Schools; Local Talent Competitions and fundraisers. Also included are some government agencies and quangos such as MABS, Irish Aid, Mental Health Ireland, and personal interest stories, such as working in the developing world; emigration; mature students returning to education, local interest stories, etc.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I teach Educational Research Methodology: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; Educational Psychology and Goal-Setting for Success; Education and Development; International and Comparative Education; Teaching and Learning within the Irish Education System - Issues and Challenges; Education in the Developing World - with particular reference to the Global South and Sub-Saharan Africa.                       

Contact details

  • Rosarii Griffin
    Lecturer, Centre For Adult and Continuing Education
  • rosarii.griffin@ucc.ie
  • Occasional Staff
    Centre For Teaching and Learning
    Room G13, Boole Library
    UCC
  • +353214903940


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