Dr Susan Flynn

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Equality Diversity and Inclusion: Employment, Strategy and Experience

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Dr Susan Flynn is Head of Department of Arts, and Senior Lecturer, at South East Technological University. Susan holds a PhD in Equality Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and a Research Associate of the Equality Studies Centre in UCD. She has lectured, researched and led a number of projects centred on education, digital technologies and equality, diversity and inclusion. Before joining SETU Waterford, Susan was Director of eduCORE research centre at Institute of Technology Carlow, and previously had lecturing and Programme Director roles in the UK, China, and Ireland. 

Research Interests

Susan's research centres on equality and the arts; the sociology of equality, culture, media, space and place. She chairs the SETU Race Equality Forum, and is a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion comittee. Susan is a member of 'Practice-Led Arts and Creative Engagement' (PLACE) working group. She is editor of 9 books and author of multiple peer reviewed academic articles and book chapters all of which are concerned with the central topic of equality.

Current EU Research Projects:

EU COST Action, 'Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe' management committee member.

EU Conexus 'Community Engagement through Arts and Culture', work package member.

EU CITO project member.


Susan has been employed at University College Dublin, University of the Arts London, Hong Kong University, and was Director of eduCORE research centre at Institute of Technology Carlow. Previously, she worked in the Further Education sector, specifically community education, adult education and advocacy. Susan currently teaches 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Transformative Research' on the structured PhD Programme at SETU

External positions

Research Associate, Equality Studies Centre, UCD

Fellow, Higher Education Academy


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