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Professor Judith Harford


Judith Harford

School of Education
01 716 7985
University College Dublin, School of Education, Roebuck Castle Belfield Dublin 4


Judith Harford, BA, MA HDipEd, PhD, FRHistS I am Professor of Education and Vice Principal for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Social Sciences and Law, UCD. I have published internationally in the areas of history of women's education, gender and educational leadership and teacher education policy. I am series editor for Peter Lang: Oxford (Re-Thinking Education Series) and Emerald Publishing (Teacher Preparation in National and Global Contexts Series). I have served on several committees and working groups of the Irish state Department of Education and Skills and the Teaching Council of Ireland and have acted as an international advisor to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Estonian Research Council. I am a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society (London) and the Massachusetts Historical Society (USA) and an International Clinical Practice Fellow of the American Association of Teacher Educators. I am the Ireland Canada University Foundation Flaherty Visiting Professor, 2017-18 and a Fulbright Scholar in the Social Sciences, 2018-19.


  • Vice Principal
    University College Dublin, College of Law and Social Scienes, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2018


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • H Dip in Education
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak and understand