Associate Dean, Research and Strategic Initiatives
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BAH (Queen's), B.Ed. (Christchurch), M.Ed., PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, Graduate Faculty
- Knowledge Mobilization (Research-policy-practice relationships)
- Research Brokering Organizations (Intermediaries that connect research producers and users to increase research use across the education sector)
- Research Impact (funders, impact indicators, engaged scholarship)
- Evidence-informed policy
Dr. Amanda Cooper is a former secondary school teacher (Biology and English) and currently an Associate Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership at Queen’s University. She specializes in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb), efforts to address research-practice-policy gaps across the education sector. Dr. Cooper is the founder of RIPPLE (Research Informing Policy, Practice and Leadership in Education): a program of research, training and knowledge mobilization (KMb) aimed at learning more about how knowledge brokering can increase research use and its impact in education by facilitating collaboration between multi-stakeholder networks (www.ripplenetwork.ca). Amanda is on the coordinating committee for the KTE COP (Knowledge Translation and Exchange Community of Practice) in the health sector.
She provides talks, workshops and consulting on knowledge mobilization and research impact for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, intermediaries and other organizations across sectors.
Dr. Cooper has a number of RIPPLE research projects currently underway including a SSHRC Insight Grant, Increasing capacity to mobilize and apply research knowledge in the Ontario education system, and a SSHRC PDG Grant, CITED: Partnered knowledge mobilization between researchers and media organizations. For more information on these and other RIPPLE projects, please visit ripplenetwork.ca
Please see ripplenetwork.ca for a list of Dr. Cooper’s publications.
- FOCI 275: Leadership in Schools
- PROF 150-4: Concepts in Teaching and Learning - Social Contexts (P/J)
- PROF 155: Concepts in Teaching and Learning - Social Contexts (I/S)
- EDUC 861: Policy Studies in Education
- EDUC 860: Introduction to Theories of Organization and Organizational Behaviour
- EDUC 888/901 Knowledge Translation and Mobilization in Public Service Sectors
- EDUC 932: Policy Studies