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Mairead Dunne
Professor of Sociology of Education (Education)
T: +44 (0)1273 877266

Selected publications


Crossouard, Barbara, Dunne, Máiréad and Durrani, Naureen (2017) Silencing youth sexuality in Senegal: intersections of medicine and morality. Gender and Education. ISSN 0954-0253

Delprato, Marcos, Akyeampong, Albert and Dunne, Máiréad (2017) Intergenerational education effects of early marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development, 91. pp. 173-192. ISSN 0305-750X

Delprato, Marcos, Akyeampong, Albert and Dunne, Máiréad (2017) The impact of bullying on students' learning in Latin America: a matching approach for 15 countries. International Journal of Educational Development, 52. pp. 37-57. ISSN 0738-0593

Delprato, Marcos, Dunne, Máiréad and Zeitlyn, Benjamin (2016) Preschool attendance: a multilevel analysis of individual and community factors in 21 low and middle-income countries. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 3 (1-2). pp. 1-23. ISSN 2049-5986

Humphreys, Sara, Moses, Dauda, Kaibo, Jiddere and Dunne, Máiréad (2015) Counted in and being out: fluctuations in primary school and classroom attendance in northern Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Development, 44. pp. 134-143. ISSN 0738-0593

Crossouard, Barbara and Dunne, Mairead (2015) Politics, gender and youth citizenship in Senegal: youth policing of dissent and diversity. International Review of Education, 61 (1). pp. 43-60. ISSN 0020-8566

Dunne, Máiréad, King, Russell and Ahrens, Jill (2014) Applying to higher education: comparisons of independent and state schools. Studies in Higher Education, 39 (9). pp. 1649-1667. ISSN 0307-5079

Dunne, Máiréad and Ananga, Eric Daniel (2013) Dropping out: identity conflict in and out of school in Ghana. International Journal of Educational Development, 33 (2). pp. 196-205. ISSN 0738-0593

Dunne, Mairead, Sabates, Ricardo, Bosumtwi-Sam, Cynthia and Owusu, Andrew (2012) Peer relations, violence and school attendance: analyses of bullying in senior high schools in Ghana. The Journal of Development Studies. ISSN 0022-0388

Taylor, Carol A and Dunne, Mairead (2011) Virtualisation and new geographies of knowledge in higher education: possibilities for the transformation of knowledge, pedagogic relations and learner identities. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (4). pp. 623-641. ISSN 0142-5692

King, Russell, Findlay, Allan, Ahrens, Jill and Dunne, Mairead (2011) Reproducing advantage: the perspective of English school leavers on studying abroad. Globalisation, societies and education, 9 (2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 1476-7724

Pike, Angela and Dunne, Mairead (2011) Student reflections on choosing to study science post-16. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 6 (2). pp. 485-500. ISSN 1871-1502

Dunne, Máiréad, Humphreys, Sara, Dyson, Allan, Sebba, Judy, Gallannaugh, Frances and Muijs, Daniel (2011) The teaching and learning of pupils in low-attainment sets. Curriculum Journal, 22 (4). pp. 485-513. ISSN 0958-5176

Muijs, Daniel and Dunne, Mairead (2010) Setting by ability - or is it? A quantitative study of determinants of set placement in english secondary schools. Educational Research, 52 (4). pp. 391-407. ISSN 0013-1881

Durrani, Naureen and Dunne, Mairead (2010) Curriculum and national identity: exploring the links between religion and nation in Pakistan. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 42 (2). pp. 215-240. ISSN 0022-0272

Liu, Yujin and Dunne, Mairead (2009) Educational reform in China: tensions in national policy and local practice. Comparative Education, 45 (4). pp. 461-476. ISSN 0305-0068

Pryor, John, Kuupole, Alfredina, Kutor, Nicholas, Dunne, Mairead and Abu-Yeboah, Christine (2009) Exploring the Fault Lines of Cross-cultural Collaborative Research,. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (6). pp. 769-782. ISSN 0305-7925

Westbrook, Jo, Shah, Nazneen, Durrani, Naureen, Tikly, Clare, Khan, Wazim and Dunne, Mairead (2009) Becoming a Teacher: Transitions from training to the classroom in the NWFP, Pakistan. International Journal of Educational Development, 29 (4). pp. 437-444. ISSN 0738-0593

Dunne, Mairead (2009) Gender as an Entry Point for Addressing Social Exclusion and Multiple Disparities in Education. UNGEI Global Advisory Committee.

Dunne, Mairead and Gazeley, Louise (2008) Teachers, social class and underachievement. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 29 (5). pp. 451-463. ISSN 0142-5692

Gazeley, Louise and Dunne, Mairead (2007) Researching Class in the Classroom: Addressing the social class attainment gap in Initial Teacher Education. Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 33 (4). pp. 409-424. ISSN 0260-7476

Dunne, Mairead (2007) Gender, sexuality and schooling: Everyday life in junior secondary schools in Botswana and Ghana. International Journal of Educational Development, 27 (5). pp. 499-511. ISSN 0738-0593

Reddy, Shakila and Dunne, Mairead (2007) Risking It: Young Heterosexual Femininities in South African Context of HIV/AIDS. Sexualities, 10 (2). pp. 159-172. ISSN 1363-460

Dunne, Mairead, Humphreys, Sara and Leach, Fiona (2006) Gender violence in schools in the developing world. Gender and Education, 18 (1). pp. 75-98. ISSN 0954-0253

Dunne, Mairead and King, Rudith (2003) Outside theory: An exploration of the links between education and work for Ghanaian market traders. Journal of Education and Work, 16 (1). pp. 27-44. ISSN 1363-9080

Dunne, Mairead and Sayed, Yusuf (2002) Transformation and equity: Women and higher education in sub-Saharan Africa. International Studies in Educational Administration, 30 (1). pp. 50-65. ISSN 0305-7925

Dunne, Mairead (1999) Positioned neutrality: mathematics teachers and the cultural politics of their classrooms. Educational Review, 51 (2). 117 - 128. ISSN 0013-1911

Dunne, Mairead (1999) The construction of ability: a critical exploration of mathematics teachers' accounts. Collected Original Resources in Education, 23 (1). ISSN 0308-6909

Cooper, Barry and Dunne, Mairead (1998) Anyone for tennis? social class differences in children's responses to national curriculum mathematic testing. Sociological Review, 46 (1). 115 - 148. ISSN 0038-0261


Dunne, M, Durrani, N, Fincham, B and Crossouard, B (2017) Troubling Muslim youth identities: nation, religion, gender. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137312792

Dunne, Mairead and Leach, Fiona (2005) Gendered School Experiences: The impact on Retention and Achievement in Botswana and Ghana. Researching the Issues Series No 56 . DFID. ISBN 9781861926388

Dunne, Mairead, Pryor, John and Yates, Paul (2005) Becoming a Researcher: A companion to the Research Process. McGrawHill (Open University Press). ISBN 9780335213955

Cooper, Barry and Dunne, Mairead (2000) Assessing Children's Mathematical Knowledge: social class sex and problem solving. Open University Press Buckingham, 215 pp. ISBN 0335-20316-7

Book Section

Crossouard, Barbara, Dunne, Mairead, Durrani, Naureen and Fincham, Kathleen (2017) Senegal: Muslim youth identities in a secular nation. In: Dunne, Mairead, Durrani, Naureen, Fincham, Kathleen and Crossouard, Barbara (eds.) Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion, Gender. Palgrave MacMillan, London, pp. 127-173. ISBN 9780230348370

Dunne, M, Durrani, N, Crossouard, B and Fincham, K (2015) Youth researching youth: methodological reflections from a multi-country study of youth claiming rights to education and sexual reproductive health. In: Bastian, S and Holmarsdottir, H B (eds.) Youth at the margins: experiences from engaging youth in research worldwide. New Research- New Voices, 4 . Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 299-316. ISBN 9789463000512

Dunne, Mairead and Adzahlie-Mensah, Vincent (2015) Subordinate subjects: the work of the hidden curriculum in post-colonial Ghana. In: Wyse, Dominic, Haywood, Louise and Pandya, Jessica (eds.) The SAGE handbook of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Sage, London, pp. 216-230. ISBN 9781446297025

Dunne, Mairead (2010) Women's education in the developing world. In: Elliott, Geoffrey, Fourali, Chahid, Issler, Sally, Unset, Unset and Unset (eds.) Education and Social Change: Connecting local and global perspectives. Continuum International Publishing Group, London & New York, pp. 38-50. ISBN 9780826444097

Dunne, Mairead, Humphreys, Sara and Leach, Fiona (2010) Violencia de genero nas escolas de paises em desenvolvimento. In: de Paula e Silva, Joyce Mary Adam and Ferreira Salles, Leila Maria (eds.) Joven's Violencia E Escola: Um Desafio Contemporaneo. UNESP, San Paulo, Brasil, pp. 23-53. ISBN 9788579831096

Reddy, Shakila and Dunne, Mairead (2008) Heterosexual masculinities in the South African context of HIV/AIDS. In: Dunne, Mairead (ed.) Gender, sexuality and development: education and society in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 159-172. ISBN 9789087904715

Dunne, Máiréad (2008) Gender, sexuality and schooling: everyday life in junior secondary schools in Botswana and Ghana. In: Dunne, Máiréad (ed.) Gender,sexuality and development: education and society in sub-Sahan Africa. Sense publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 55-70. ISBN 9789087904708

Humphreys, Sara, Undie, Chi-Chi and Dunne, Mairead (2008) Gender,sexuality and development: key issues in education and society in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Dunne, Mairead (ed.) Gender,sexuality and development: Education and society in sub-Saharan Africa. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam/Taipei, pp. 7-38. ISBN 9789087904715

Dunne, Mairead and Leach, Fiona (2007) Gender Conflict and Schooling: Identity, Space and Violence. In: Education, conflict and reconciliation. international perspectives. Lang, pp. 187-202. ISBN 9783039109456

Dunne, Mairead and Sayed, Yusuf (2007) Access to what? Gender and higher education in Africa. In: April, Kurt and Shockley, Marylou (eds.) Diversity in education. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230006843

Dunne, Mairead (2006) Schools and gendered identities. In: Unset (ed.) Commonwealth Education Partnerships. NEXUS, Cambridge, pp. 26-30. ISBN 978-0-9549629-1-3

Cooper, Barry and Dunne, Mairead (2004) Constructing the legitimate goal of a realistic maths item: a comparison of 10-11 and 13-14 year olds. In: Allen, B and Johnson-Wilder, S (eds.) Mathematics education : exploring the culture of learning. Routledge Falmer, pp. 69-90. ISBN 9780415326995

Edited Book

Dunne, Mairead, ed. (2008) Gender, Sexuality and Development: Education and Society in sub-Saharan Africa. Sense Publishers. ISBN 9789087904708

Leach, Fiona and Dunne, Mairead, eds. (2007) Education, Conflict and Reconciliation: International Perspectives. Peter Lang, Bern. ISBN 9783039109456

Conference or Workshop Item

Dunne, Mairead (2007) Gender Docility: the power of technology and technologies of power in low income countries. In: Mathematics and Technologies in the body of Education:The Gender Perspective, 18-19 December, 2007, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

Reports and working papers

Dunne, Máiréad, Durrani, Naureen, Humphreys, Sara, Dauda, Moses, Kaibo, Jiddere, Sankey, Swadchet, Akogun, Oladele and Ezegwu, Chidi (2014) Operational research study of the UNICEF GEP3 female teacher trainee scholarship scheme. Project Report. Edoren.

Dunne, Máiréad, Durrani, Naureen, Crossouard, Barbara and Fincham, Kathleen (2014) Youth as active citizens report: youth working towards their rights to education and sexual reproductive health. Project Report. Oxfam Novib, The Netherlands, Sussex, UK.

Leach, Fiona Elizabeth, Dunne, Máiréad and Salvi, Francesca (2014) School related gender-based violence. Other. UNESCO, New York.

Dunne, Mairead, Humphreys, Sara, Dauda, Moses, Kaibo, Jiddere and Garuba, Ayo (2013) Adamawa primary education research: executive summary. Project Report. University of Sussex:, Falmer, Brighton.

Dunne, Mairead, Humphreys, Sara, Dauda, Moses, Kaibo, Jiddere and Garuba, Ayo (2013) Adamawa primary education research: final report. Project Report. University of Sussex:, Falmer, Brighton.

Leach, Fiona, Slade, Eric and Dunne, Máiréad (2013) Promising practice in school-related gender-based violence(SRGBV) prevention and response programming globally. Project Report. University of Sussex.

Gazeley, Louise and Dunne, Mairead (2012) Reducing the disciplinary exclusion of Black pupils: and exploration of perceptions and practices within initial Teacher Training programmes. Project Report.

Hey, Valerie, Dunne, Mairead and Aynsley, Sarah (2011) The experience of black and minority ethnic staff in higher education in England. Project Report. Equality Challenge Unit, London.

Ahrens, Jill, King, Russell, Skeldon, Ronald and Dunne, Mairead (2010) Motivations of UK students to study abroad: a survey of school-leavers. Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton.

Dunne, Máiréad, Bosumtwi-Sam, Cynthia, Sabates, Ricardo and Owusu, Andrew (2010) Bullying and school attendance: a case study of senior high school students in Ghana. Project Report. CREATE, Brighton, UK.

Findlay, A M, King, R, Geddes, A, Smith, F, Stam, A, Dunne, M, Skeldon, R and Ahrens, J (2010) Motivations and experiences of UK students studying abroad. Project Report. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London.

Gazeley, Louise and Dunne, Mairead (2009) Addressing 'the exclusion gap' in Initial Teacher Education. Unset. Unset.

Dunne, Máiréad, Akyeampong, Kwame and Humphreys, Sara (2007) School processes, local governance and community participation: understanding access. Project Report. Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE), Falmer, UK.

Dunne, Mairead, Humphreys, Sara and Leach, Fiona (2003) Gender and Violence in Schools. Working Paper. UNESCO.