Dr Aileen Ireland

Lecturer Professional Educ & Leadership

Education Stirling,

Dr Aileen Ireland

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About me

Dr Aileen Ireland is an academic with expertise in professional education and lifelong learning across multiple disciplines. She has a particular interest in the mobilisation of knowledge in the assemblage of research, practice, and education. Her research adopts a critical posthumanist approach to explore the more-than-human practices of professional educators and their use of technologies, enrolling posthuman and sociomaterial methodologies to understand the more-than-human ways in which education practices shift and shape the world. Her research interests also include the use of digital technologies in education practices, storytelling methodologies, and arts-based participatory co-design projects.

Dr Ireland also has a strong interest in promoting social and racial justice through the decolonisation of education practices. Her research has been recognised by the British Educational Research Association, and she is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research (2)


A Visual Study of Professional Learning in Closing the Poverty-Related Attainment Gap
PI: Dr Maureen Michael
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

English as a school subject: learning effective practices from low level primary English language teachers
PI: Dr Aileen Ireland
Funded by: The British Council

Outputs (17)



Evans J, Ryde G, Jepson R, Gray C, Shepherd A, Mackison D, McMurdo MET, Ireland A & Williams B (2016) Accessing and engaging women from socio-economically disadvantaged areas: A participatory approach to the design of a public health intervention for delivery in a Bingo club. BMC Public Health, 16, Art. No.: 345. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3013-1

Meeting Abstract

Ireland A, Finnegan-John J, Scanlon K, Knight C, Taylor-Sturdy L, Hubbard G & Kyle R (2015) Shoulder-to-Shoulder Support: Using Walking Interviews To Understand the Significance of a Peer-led Walking Group Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors. 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Washington, DC, 28/07/2015 - 01/08/2015. Psycho-Oncology, 24 (Supplement S2), pp. 290-291. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.3874/abstract;jsessionid=ABFE4FD182F1FEB2E0E980E73CF19A77.f01t01; https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.3874


Hubbard G, Campbell A, Davies Z, Munro J, Ireland A, Leslie S, Watson A & Treweek S (2015) Experiences of recruiting to a pilot trial of Cardiac Rehabilitation In patients with Bowel cancer (CRIB) with an embedded process evaluation: Lessons learned to improve recruitment. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 1 (1), Art. No.: 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-015-0009-z