Academic Coordinator: Dr. Gertrude Cotter, Lecturer


Dr. Gertrude Cotter is a lecturer at the Centre for Global Development.   She is the founder of Praxis, the Development and Global Citizenship Education Project at UCC.

Gertrude is a PhD graduate of  the School of Education, UCC where she held the Irish Research Council National Forum Postgraduate Scholarship for Teaching and Learning at Higher Education.  Her PhD research is about engaging students in development education through community-linked learning and multi-media storytelling, locally and globally.  She is also the founder of social enterprise Global Citizen Contact Point.  She was previously CEO of Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, and has lectured in International Relations, Latin American History and Community Development.  She worked as a development worker in Bolivia and Thailand and she has managed community development projects and family resource centres in Ireland. She has been a board member of several organisations working in the community and voluntary sector in Ireland.  Her publications can be found here.