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Dr Chris Counihan is a Lecturer in Education at Northumbria University and a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr Counihan completed a PhD in education at Newcastle University which studied the effects of a peer-mediated literacy intervention with children from rural India. Chris has over ten years experience of working and leading on international development and education projects. His primary research interests lie in the field of child development and policy initiatives in education. He is currently developing ideas under the ‘Education for All’ agenda that targets poverty alleviation and educational empowerment. Dr Counihan’s research has positively impacted children’s learning opportunities in some of the poorest areas of the world that include: India, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

 

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, The effects of a peer-mediated synthetic phonics intervention with children from a rural Indian town, Newcastle University

28 Feb 201231 Oct 2017

Award Date: 31 Oct 2017

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