John Walsh

John Walsh

Ussher Asst. Prof. in Higher Education, Education


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Dr. John Walsh is a lecturer with the School of Education, specialising in higher education studies. He is co-ordinator of the Diploma/M.Ed strand in Teaching and Learning (Higher Education), which offers a third-level teaching qualification. Dr. Walsh is a member of the Cultures, Academic Values and Education research group.

He was previously employed as a contract researcher with the Centre for Contemporary Irish History. John Walsh has lectured with the School of Education, the Department of History (TCD), Marino Institute of Education and CICE Rathmines. John Walsh was awarded a Ph.D in history of education in 2006. He also holds an M. Litt in the history of the Catholic Church.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

John Walsh, Higher Education in Ireland, 1922-2016 Politics, Policy and Power - a history of higher education in the Irish state., 1st, E book and hard cover in England, Ireland, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018, 1-513ppBook, 2018 DOI

Zubrzycki, Tanya, Restructuring of the Irish Institutes of Technology Sector - New Knowledge or Mission Drift?, Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Review 2018, XVII, 2018, p148 - 166Journal Article, 2018 URL

Ann Nolan and John Walsh, "'In what orbit we shall find ourselves, no one could predict'": institutional reform, the university merger and ecclesiastical influence on Irish higher education in the 1960s', Irish Historical Studies, 41, (159), 2017, p77 - 96Journal Article, 2017 URL

Developing Student Leadership: A case study in informal learning - the class representative system of Trinity College Dublin Students' Union in, editor(s)Maria Yarosh, Anna Serbati, Aidan Seery , Developing Generic Competences outside the University Classroom, Granada, Spain, University of Granada, 2017, pp79 - 88, [Walsh, John, Byrne, Katie, Kenny, Molly, O'Farrell, Ciara]Book Chapter, 2017

Creating a Modern Educational System? International Influence, Domestic Elites and the transformation of the Irish Educational Sector, 1950-75 in, editor(s)Brendan Walsh , Essays in the History of Irish Education, London, Palgrave Macmillan , 2016, ppp.235 - p.266, [John Walsh]Book Chapter, 2016 TARA - Full Text

John Walsh, The Hunt Report and higher education policy in the Republic of Ireland: 'an international solution to an Irish problem?' , Studies in Higher Education, 40, (6), 2015, p28 - 45Journal Article, 2015

Irish Educational Studies, 33, 2, (2014), 119 - 222p, Walsh, J., McCoy, S., Seery, A., Conway, P., [eds.], Special issueJournal, 2014 URL

'The Transformation of Higher Education in Ireland, 1945-80' in, editor(s)A. Loxley, A. Seery and J. Walsh, , Higher education in Ireland: practices, policies and possibilities, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp5 - 32, [John Walsh]Book Chapter, 2014

Loxley, Andrew, Seery, Aidan, Walsh, John, Investment in Education and the tests of time, Irish Educational Studies, 33, (2), 2014, p173 - 191Journal Article, 2014 URL

Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh (eds), Higher education in Ireland: practices, policies and possibilities, eds A. Loxley, A. Seery and J. Walsh, 1st, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 1 - 256ppBook, 2014

'A Contemporary History of Irish Higher Education, 1980-2011' in, editor(s)A. Loxley, A. Seery and J. Walsh , Higher education in Ireland: practices, policies and possibilities,, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp33 - 54, [John Walsh]Book Chapter, 2014

John Walsh, 'The problem of Trinity College Dublin': a historical perspective on rationalisation in higher education in Ireland'. , Irish Educational Studies, 2013Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL

John Walsh, 'Ministers, bishops and the changing balance of power in Irish education 1950-70', Irish Historical Studies, XXXVIII, (149), 2012, pp.108 - p.127Journal Article, 2012

John Walsh, 'A quiet revolution - international influence, domestic elites and the transformation of higher technical education in Ireland 1959-72, Irish Educational Studies, 30, (3), 2011, p365 - 381Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

John Walsh, The Politics of Expansion: the transformation of educational policy in the Republic of Ireland, 1957-72, 1st, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2009Book, 2009

John Walsh, 'Have the snakes come back?: The family and the defence of Catholic educational structures in Ireland (1957-1975), The History of the Family: An International Quarterly. Special Issue. Ireland: Church, State and Society 1900-1975, 13, (4), 2008, p416 - 425Journal Article, 2008 URL

Eamon de Valera, 1921-75 in, editor(s)Tom Dunne, John Coolahan, Maurice Manning, Gearóid O Tuathaigh , The National University of Ireland 1908-2008: Centenary Essays, Dublin, UCD Press, 2008, pp135 - 145, [John Walsh]Book Chapter, 2008

The politics of educational expansion in, editor(s)Gary Murphy and Brian Girvin , The Lemass Era: Politics and Society in the Ireland of Seán Lemass, Dublin, UCD Press, 2005, pp146 - 165, [John Walsh]Book Chapter, 2005

John Walsh, Schools and schooling, Review of Schools and schooling, 1650-2000: new perspectives on the history of education, the eighth Seamus Heaney lectures, by James Kelly and Susan Hegarty , History of Education, 2018Review, 2018 URL

John Walsh, Collen - 200 Years of Building and Civil Engineering in Ireland: A history of the Collen family business 1810-2010, 1st, Dublin, Lilliput Press, 2010Book, 2010

John Walsh, Patrick Hillery: the official biography, 1st, Dublin, New Island Press, 2008, 1 - 608ppBook, 2008

An era of expansion, 1945-75 in, editor(s)James Kelly , St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra: A History, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2006, pp158 - 183, [John Walsh]Book Chapter, 2006

Research Expertise

2q32; EDUCATION; Educational Administration and Policy; Educational Planning/Policy; Higher Education; Irish History; Modern Irish history

Publications and Further Research Outputs

    Award from TCD Association and Trust2006

    Postgraduate Studentship, Centre for Contemporary Irish History2002-05

Member, Executive Committee, TCD Association and Trust Member, Executive Committee, Educational Studies Association of Ireland, 2016 to date.2006 – to date