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Henry Maitles


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I research into the impact of curricular initiatives on students' citizenship values in terms of the development of professional practice. I also research into the Holocaust, includingr the experiences of Primo Levi and the embedding of Holocaust Education in schools. I have been entered in the education category for the 1996, 2000 and 2007 RAEs and the 2013 and 2021 REF.


Current research activities

External Esteem:

  • Editorial boards of Educational Review (2009-2014), Genocide Studies and Prevention (2008-2013), Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (2008-present) and Citizenship Teaching and Learning (2014-present)
  • Referee for Educational Review, Journal of Curriculum Studies and Scottish

            Educational Review

  • President (October 2014-October 2016 and past President till 2018) Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Association and Executive Committee of Jean Monet Citizenship network (an EU funded research network)
  • First vice-chair of International Cultural Research Network (2007-2013).
  • Recent research reports for Scottish Government, Holocaust Educational Trust and Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe.
  • Recent CPL for teachers and school students on areas relating to citizenship, values and challenging sectarianism.
  • Project Board of the Jimmy Reid Foundation (a centre-left Think Tank), centrally involved in the development of Commonweal – a series of policy papers outlining social justice for a post-referendum Scotland.

Target collaborative companies

  • Jean Monet Network;
  • Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe;
  • International Association of Genocide Scholars

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Teaching and Learning about sectarianism;
  • Active Learning
  • Genocide

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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