James O’Higgins Norman


Prof. James O’Higgins Norman holds the prestigious UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace and is the Director of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) and Associate Professor in Sociology, DCU. His most prominent research work is on homophobic bullying in second-level schools in Ireland with other research interests including gender and cyberbullying, diversity and bullying in schools, the compatibilities and tensions between education and religion in secular societies. James has previously written on school ethos from the standpoint of patronage and management, proposed a rethinking of the role of the churches in schools, served on the NCCA sub-committee on intercultural education as well as a number of school boards of management, taught professional ethics at University College Dublin and was a teacher in a post-primary school

Research Areas

School Bullying, Cyberbullying, Parents and Cyberbullying, Workplace Bullying

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