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Honorary Professor

Seamus Hegarty

University of Warwick

Tel: 024 7652 3638
Fax: 024 7652 4472


Seamus Hegarty is Chair of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). He served as Director of the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales for twelve years until his retirement in 2005. He chairs the Education for All working group within the UNESCO UK National Commission. He serves on the National Council for Special Education in Ireland where he chairs the Research and Communication working group. He has advised UNESCO and other international bodies on special needs issues for over 20 years.

He is founder editor of the European Journal of Special Needs Education, now in its 22nd year, and edited Educational Research for 12 years. He has written or co-authored more than 20 books and numerous papers. He has evaluated and advised on research for universities and national authorities in many countries, with current commitments in Chile, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway and South Africa.