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Clare Walsh

Tutor

Clare Walsh is a tutor for quality while also teaching on the Bachelor of Business programme at Bahrain Polytechnic.

She is currently undertaking a doctorate of education at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education and is a member of the Gulf Comparative Education Society and the British Association of International and Comparative Education.

Academic Qualifications Obtained

Ongoing Doctor of Education, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Teaching & Learning, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
2008 Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Dublin Business School, Ireland
2005 Masters in Business Studies (MBS), Dublin Business School, Ireland
2002 Masters in Media Studies (MA), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland 
1997 Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

 

Teaching Expertise

2008-2010 Lecturer, Carlow Institute of Technology, Ireland
2010-Present Present, Tutor, Bahrain Polytechnic

 

Relevant Industry Expertise

2002-2007 Analyst, HRI, Ireland
1999-2002 Advertising Executive, The Irish Times, Ireland
1997-1999 Research Assistant, Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd., United Kingdom

 

Research

Political economy of education, higher education policy, education quality evaluation and monitoring, assessment and learning

Publications

  • O’Nolan, L. & Walsh, C. (2017) ‘Public University Reform: The Future of Quality Assurance in Bahrain’ paper presented at the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE:  Between Collaboration and Competition: The Promises and Challenges for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, 27 February – 1st March, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Walsh, C. (2017) ‘Civilisation Analysis: Unlocking the Social, Cultural and Political Contexts of Arab Civil Society’ paper presented at the First Asia Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR 2017), 25-27th January, Manama, Bahrain
  • Walsh, C. (2017) ‘A Conceptual Framework to Analyse Culture within the Political Economy of Higher Education Quality Assurance Networks in the Arab Region’ paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Cultural Political Economy: Taking Issues in/with Cultural Political Economy: Neoliberalism, Democracy & Crisis, 6-8th September 2017, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.
  • O’Nolan, L. & Walsh, C. (2017) ‘Public University Reform: The Future of Quality Assurance in Bahrain’ paper presented at the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE:  Between Collaboration and Competition: The Promises and Challenges for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, 27 February – 1st March, Manama, Bahrain.Walsh, C. (2017) ‘Civilisation Analysis: Unlocking the Social, Cultural and Political Contexts of Arab Civil Society’ paper presented at the First Asia Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR 2017), 25-27th January, Manama, Bahrain
  • Walsh, C. (2016) ‘Addressing the Cultural Questions of Arab Higher Education: Accessing Meanings and Practices through Civilisation Analysis’ paper presented at the II International Conference on Cultural Political Economy: Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy, 25-26 August, University of Bristol, UK
  • Walsh, C. (2016) ‘Civil society as a moment in the politics of education:  Quality assurance networks as a process of education change in the Arab Gulf’ paper presented at the Gulf Comparative Education Society, 7-8th April, Arab Open University, Kuwait
  • Walsh, C. (2016) ‘Bringing civil society into a moment in the politics of education in the Arab Gulf: Civilisation Analysis as a means of interpreting Arab modernity, culture and society’ paper presented at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES), 6 – 10 March, Vancouver, Canada
  • Walsh, C.  (2016). Bringing civil society into a moment in the politics of education in the Arab Gulf: Civilisation Analysis as a means of interpreting Arab modernity, culture and society. In C. Paris et al (Eds.). Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Science. Dubai, UAE: Middlesex University Dubai.  ISBN 9789948189848.
  • Walsh, C. (2015) ‘Bringing civil society into a moment in the politics of education in the Arab Gulf: Civilisation Analysis as a means of interpreting Arab modernity, culture and society’ paper presented at the Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Science, 24 – 26 November, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Walsh, C (2015) ‘Quality assurance networks as a process of educational change in the Arab Gulf: Bringing civil society into a moment in the politics of education’ paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy, 1-2nd September, Lancaster University, UK
  • Walsh, C (2015) ‘Quality assurance networks as a process of educational change in the Arab Gulf: A cultural political economy analysis’ paper presented at the Comparative International Education Society Conference, 8-13th March, Washington, USA
  • Walsh, C.V. (2014) ‘Globalisation processes in Arab Higher Education: Bringing civil society into a moment in the politics of education’ paper presented at the British Association of International and Comparative Education, 8-10th September, Bath, UK
  • Walsh, C.V (2014) ‘A ‘Critical Cultural Political Economy of Education’: A theoretical framework for understanding and explaining how the structures, mechanisms and processes of the global, geo-regional, national and local assimilate in GCC higher education’ paper presented at the Fifth Annual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium, 8-10th April, Dubai.
  • Walsh, C.V. (2013) ‘The impact of viva assessment on student learning and employability skills in undergraduate higher education in the Gulf’ paper presented at the Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, 27 November, Dubai.
  • Walsh, C.V. (2013) ‘The impact of viva assessment on student learning and employability skills in undergraduate higher education in the Middle East’ paper presented at the Global Innovators: Leading and Learning in Technical Education, April 5 – 7th, Doha.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organisations

1. Member, Research Committee, Bahrain Polytechnic, 2013-Present

 

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