Network members and
contact persons

We are a network of organisations, and all member organisations have 1-3 contact persons. The contact persons act as the main contact point between the network and the member organisation, but there can be also other people involved in the network activities.

In this page you can see the list of member organisations, their contact persons and other people involved in the network activities. In addition, this page can be used in finding partners for joint network activities, such as research, conference presentations or joint funding proposals. 


Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Asnake Tarekegn Nigussie

Assistant Professor
Network contact person

"Teacher education, comparative education, international education, sustainable development and entrepreneurship education"

asnaketar(at)gmail.com

Firew Tegegne Amogne

Network contact person

firewtegegne(at)yahoo.co.uk 


Charles Sturt University, Australia

David Smith

Associate Professor,
Network contact person

davismith(at)csu.edu.au



Education University of Hong Kong, China

Chin-Kin John Lee

Network contact person

jcklee(at)eduhk.hk 


Leeds Beckett University, UK

Mhairi Beaton

Professor, Network contact person

"Interface of inclusion, student voice and teacher education. learning environments"
M.C.Beaton(at)leedsbeckett.ac.uk


Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Teketel Dalelo

Network contact person

amenawit2017(at)gmail.com 

Abrham Tulu

Network contact person

amenawit2017(at)gmail.com 


Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Kirk Anderson

Professor, Network contact person

"School improvement and effectiveness, educational administration, teacher leadership, rural schools, indigenous education"
kirk.anderson(at)mun.ca

Anne Burke

Professor of Literacy Education and Early Learning
Network contact person

"Children's literacy engagements, social justice, diversity, arts-based community initiatives"
amburke(at)mun.ca


Massey University, New Zealand

Vijaya Dharana

Senior Lecturer,
Network contact person

"Special needs in education, student engagement, emotional behavioral difficulties, parent, children and youn people's voices and cultural considerations in education"

V.M.Dharan(at)massey.ac.nz

John O'Neill

Network contact person

J.G.ONeill(at)massey.ac.nz 

Genaro Oliveira

Network contact person

G.Oliveira(at)massey.ac.nz 


Nord University, Norway

Heidi Harju-Luukkainen

Professor, Network contact person

"Early childhood education, justice in education and international student assessment"
heidi.k.harju-luukkainen(at)nord.no


Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Fikre Gebrekidan Reda

Network contact person

fikregerda(at)gmail.com


Sámi Education Institute, Finland

Eeva-Liisa Rasmus-Moilanen

Network contact person

eeva-liisa.rasmus-moilanen(at)sogsakk.fi


Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Ylva Jannok Nutti

Network contact person

ylvajn(at)samas.no

Rauna Rahko-Ravantti

Network contact person

raunarr(at)samas.no


UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Gregor Maxwell

Associate professor,
Network contact person

"International classification, participation, school systems, inclusion and diversity"
gregor.maxwell(at)uit.no

Anne-Mette Bjøru

Lecturer, Network member

"High school dropouts, relational skills, inclusion and adapted education, policy, curriculum studies, didactics, internationalisation, comparative work"
anne.m.bjoru(at)uit.no


University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

Diane Hirshberg

Professor of Education Policy,
Network contact person

"Education policy, indigenous and circumpolar education issues, the role of education in sustainable development"
dbhirshberg(at)alaska.edu


University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Ute Kaden

Network contact person

ukaden(at)alaska.edu


University of Lapland, Finland

Tuija Turunen

Professor, Dean, Network lead,
Network planning group

"Teachers' professional development, global social justice via education, well-being at school"

tuija.turunen(at)ulapland.fi

Satu-Maarit Korte

Senior Researcher,
Network planning group

"Media education, digital technologies in teaching and learning, online education"
satu-maarit.korte(at)ulapland.fi

Pigga Keskitalo

University Researcher,
Network planning group

"Sámi pedagogy, Sámi language education, diversity"

pigga.keskitalo(at)ulapland.fi

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä

University Lecturer, Vice-Dean,
Network planning group

"Inclusive teacher education, teacher profession, cognitive skills"

outi.kyro-ammala(at)ulapland.fi

Suvi Lakkala

University Lecturer,
Network planning group

"Inclusive education, inclusive pedagogy, inter-professional teamwork"

suvi.lakkala(at)ulapland.fi

Erika Sarivaara

University Lecturer,
Network planning group

"Language revitalization, indigenous education, indigenous language didactics"
erika.sarivaara(at)ulapland.fi


Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Alvyra Galgiené

Network contact person

alvyra.galgiene(at)vdu.lt 

Eglé Stasiunaitiené

Network contact person

egle.stasiunaitiene(at)vdu.lt 


University of Turku, Finland

Jan Löfström

Associate Professor in History and Social Studies Education,
Network contact person

"Teacher education, historical consciousness, moral education, social studies education, democracy education "
jan.lofstrom(at)utu.fi