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Stephen McCloskey

Director of the Centre since 1995, Stephen has managed a series of projects in the formal and non-formal education sectors. He has written education and promotional publications and represents the Centre in development networks in the island of Ireland and England, Scotland and Wales. He is also the Chair of Cuba Support Group Belfast.

Main duties:
- To promote development education in the formal and non-formal education sectors in keeping with the organisational objectives of the Centre
- To carry out advocacy / lobbying work on behalf of the Centre to ensure the enhanced practice and resourcing of development education
- Staff management including a leadership role on Centre projects
- To fundraise on behalf of the Centre to ensure the organisation's long-term development and enhance its capacity to provide development education services
- To produce and disseminate publications that promote the Centre's activities
- To regularly revise and update the Centre's mission statement, aims and objectives through the production and implementation of an organisational development plan in three to five year cycles
- To represent the Centre in appropriate development and education networks. 

Caroline Murphy
Programme Manager

Prior to assuming her role with the Centre for Global Education, Caroline worked for the International Development Organisation, Children in Crossfire as Head of Development Education and Strategic Direction. In this role, Caroline managed CPD programmes across NI and ROI, and led in the development of overall organisational strategies, policies and procedures for implementation across all international country programmes. Caroline completed her PhD research degree at the Ulster University (2009), focusing on investigating transformative pedagogy for engaging young people in local and global citizenship. Researches have included: exploring an African perspective in Development Education practice across Ireland; evaluating the underpinning values and frames driving International Non-Government Organisation (NGO) communications with the public in Ireland; and exploring the relevancy of Social and Emotional Learning to critical Development Education practice.

Sean Munce

Main duties:
- To maintain financial accounts and records for the Centre and maintain separate accounts for projects 
- To manage e-mail and internet correspondence, maintain and update filing systems and handle telephone enquiries. 
- To prepare financial reports and budgets for the Centre and its projects.

Rosie McCreanor
Global Learning Schools' Advisor-

A qualified post primary Geography teacher, global educator and environmentalist, Rosie has an established track record as a global educator and facilitator. She recently joined our team In March 2019 as one of our two Global Learning Schools’ Advisors. Prior to this Rosie worked for Trócaire as their Northern Education Officer - researching, writing, and producing their educational resources for a wide range of audiences, along with delivering workshops and providing teacher training.  She also works as a freelance global educator and has developed resources for CEA and other NGO’s including NI Human Rights Commission; Eco - Schools NI; Mission to Seafarers and Northern Ireland Fisheries and Harbour Authority. She has facilitated schools to attain global awards such as Fairtrade Schools Status, Eco-Schools Green Flag, UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award and The British Council’s Global Teacher Awards.

Anna Grindle
Schools Outreach Officer

Anna has worked part-time at the Centre for Global Education since 2016, where she was involved in developing training and schools’ outreach work within the Global Learning Programme before moving into the role of Schools’ Advisor on the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme.  Anna is a primary teacher with 10 years’ professional experience including specialism in teaching pupils with speech & language difficulties, social communication needs and outreach teaching for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; as well as tutoring young people in care. She also facilitates participative research and consultation work with young people, most recently on the impact of Brexit on young people’s lives within a children’s rights perspective (Children’s Law Centre). Previous experience includes working for Oxfam Scotland as a Curriculum Adviser in Education for Global Citizenship, she also lived and volunteered in Uganda, coordinating an in-service teacher training programme in life skills education.

Anna holds a BA in Geography from Queen’s University Belfast, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge, and a MA in Participation, Power and Social Change from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

Annika Weynans
Information Officer

In Belfast on a voluntary service with the German organisation "Eirene". She maintains the Centre's library, compiles and disseminates the monthly E-Bulletin, updates the Centre's website with new resources, events and news and liases with members through mailings and social.