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Dr Fiona King

Inclusive & Special Education

Name: Dr Fiona King
Department: Inclusive & Special Education
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2120
Email Address: fiona.king@dcu.ie
Room: F324
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Fiona King is an assistant professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Dublin City University (DCU). Fiona began her career as a primary teacher and spent 25 years teaching in a variety of contexts including mainstream primary schools both in Ireland and the U.S. and a special school. She moved into teacher education in 2011 as an advisor with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (funded by the Department of Education and Science). In January 2014 she joined St. Patrick’s College of teacher education and now currently works in DCU, Institute of Education where she specialises in the following areas: teachers' professional development and learning.  leadership and teacher leadership, collaboration and collaborative practices, change, and inclusive practice.

Her doctoral thesis Developing and Sustaining Teachers’ Professional Learning: A Case Study of Collaborative Professional Development received three awards; IPDA, AERA and BELMAS respectively. Fiona was appointed to the Teaching Council external advisory panel. 
She is a member of the steering committee for CREATE (Collaborative Research across Teacher Education) within the DCU Institute of Education, and is also a member of the International Professional Development Association (IPDA) committee. 

Fiona works across a number of programmes at the following levels: initial teacher education; postgraduate diploma;  Master’s programmes and the EdD strand of special and inclusive education, which she currently coordinates. She has supervised a number of students at Master's and Doctorate level, one of whom won the prestigious 2015 Literacy Association of Ireland’s Biennial Award for an Outstanding Master’s Thesis on Literacy. 

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