Sinéad Fitzsimons

Sinéad is a social studies teacher, who recently completed her PhD in the area of citizenship and curriculum at Queen's University Belfast. Her research primarily looked at how students construct their sense of national identity while attending international schools in Europe. At Queen's, Sinéad also facilitated the PGCE history module in the initial teacher training program. 

Sinéad is also a professional development tutor in the area of Literacy for Learning, through the LiLac program, which trains teachers to incorporate literacy development across all subject areas. 

Prior to her time in Belfast, Sinéad completed her Master's in inclusive history curriculum at the University of Toronto before working as a social studies teacher and curriculum designer at the International School of Brussels.  Sinéad has worked on several projects and research teams related to citizenship and identity in education in cities such as Toronto, Brussels, Tokyo, The Hague and Stockholm.