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Meet the Team
James O’Higgins Norman
James O’Higgins Norman is a clinical sociologist with interests in school bullying, cyberbullying and online safety. He is a Professor of Sociology and holds the prestigious UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace at Dublin City University, where he is also Director of the National Anti-Bullying Centre. James is a co-founding Editor-inChief of the International Journal on Bullying Prevention and in 2019 he was Chair of the World Anti-Bullying Forum. He is widely consulted by the media and Government on educational and social issues and in 2018 he was appointed as a member of the Government of Ireland’s National Advisory Council on Online Safety. He has also led a number of large scale national and international funded research projects on bullying, cyberbullying, and migration.
Darran is a Project Manager with the National Anti-Bullying Centre, leading on FUSE. Darran has several years experience working as part of the DCU Access Programme and was overall coordinator of the Access TY programme working with 20 DEIS schools in North Dublin. Darran has over fifteen years’ experience in Event and Project Management, Marketing and Public Relations. He is a graduate of DCU, completing a Masters in Education and Training Management, eLearning Strand in 2012 and qualified as an Executive & Life Coach in 2016.
Sandra Sanmartín Feijóo
Post Doctoral Researcher
Sandra Sanmartín Feijóo is a postdoctoral researcher of bullying and online safety for children and adolescents at DCU Anti-Bullying Centre. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Master specializing in Social Psychology and another Master’s Degree in Methodology of Behavioural and Health Sciences. Her doctoral research “Problematic Internet use and online risky behaviours. An analysis from the gender perspective” at the University of Santiago de Compostela received a grant from the Government of Galicia (Spain), and she has collaborated in several projects funded by both Spanish and international organizations in the fields of addiction and bullying among adolescents.
Aikaterini Sargioti is a Research Assistant for FUSE, in the National Anti-Bullying Centre, DCU. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education (BEd) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Educational Sciences with a specialism in natural sciences in education. Aikaterini’s field of expertise is research methodology and quantitative data analysis. She has participated in several research projects that required specialized data analysis techniques.
Education Project Co-Ordinator
Angela works on the FUSE team as an Education Officer sharing responsibility for development of training and engagement with schools. Prior to joining the FUSE team, Angela provided support for a number of projects in the Centre including those focused on preventing bullying against Roma and ethnic minorities in schools in Ireland and Cyprus, gender and violence education in primary schools, and another on the use of AI as a mechanism for preventing cyberbullying and online harassment against young people.