The Team

Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland (Lead Partner)

Tracey Hall came from a background in primary school teaching before she started as an Early Years Lecturer at SRC in 2006. In 2015, she was appointed as a Teaching and Learning Advisor where she contributed to the Quality Assurance processes, supported teaching and learning, observed staff, delivered training, and worked with awarding bodies. She was appointed as the School Partnership Coordinator in 2017 and worked with schools to deliver the Entitlement Framework by increasing the curriculum offering, supporting teaching and learning, as well as developing relationships with external stakeholders.

Gavin Haughey has been a senior administrator/ researcher within the External Funding and International Affairs (EFIAT) Unit at Southern Regional College (SRC) for the past ten years. Through his role he has gained extensive experience of research, administration and coordination on externally funded projects under the Lifelong Learning programme and then onto Erasmus+ programmes. Gavin’s initial role at SRC was Research Officer for supporting a major project commissioned by the Southern Health & Social Care Trust that examined the health inequalities of Craigavon Neighbourhood Renewal Areas (NRAs). His role then progressed onto the current role as Senior Administrator of EFIAT. He also assists with the submission of a series of funding applications under the Erasmus+ programme. Prior to Gavin’s employment at SRC, he has worked in the private sector for a number of years and has gained experience in both SME business and hospitality sectors.

Andrew Porterfield has been working in the field of English language teaching for 20 years and has taught extensively in private language schools, colleges, schools, prisons and online in Korea, Taiwan and the UK. He currently oversees the successful delivery of the SRC's ESOL programmes across all six campuses. In addition to this, he has also coordinated and developed learning materials for several EU funded projects with focuses on language learning, cultural diversity, well-being and social inclusion. Currently he is working on and creating content for two Erasmus+ projects: The Well Project and the BRIDGES Project. He also writes and edits learning materials for several global education publishers.

Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Dr. Colletta Dalikeni is lecturer and researcher on the Social Care Programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Her research and teaching interests have a bias towards culturally competent social work practice with various ethnic minority categories such as immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Some of her current work is focussed on creating safe spaces and conducive conditions for addressing race-based issues in both social work practice and education through asking difficult questions about Racism. Her other current preoccupations involves collaborating on Erasmus Plus funded EU projects that are also aimed at social inclusion and integration at national and EU levels.

Decroly, Spain

Cristina Ortega graduated in Business Administration and Management from the University of Cantabria, studied the University Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and Professional Training. She worked for two years at the University of Cantabria in the Internationalization department and at the Doctoral School, and for the last three years she has worked as a professor in the Administration, Marketing and Tourism departments at the Decroly Professional Training Center, teaching classes in intermediate and higher-grade cycles, among their training. It is worth highlighting the different courses on emotional care, teaching competence, and emotional management in learning processes that she has participated in the last years.

Inma Amo Peláez has a degree in Social Work and a Master in Secondary Education and Professional Training in the specialty of Educational Guidance. She has a Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and another Master in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cantabria. She has worked in different contexts and countries. She lived and worked in Bolivia for three years and later in the United States where she taught Spanish for six years in the public schools of Atlanta (GA) and Santa Fe (New Mexico). She is currently a teacher of Labor Training and Guidance and coordinates the Guidance department at the DECROLY educational center in the city of Santander (Cantabria).

Ricardo Gutiérrez graduated in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering from the University of Cantabria. He has obtained a Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching from Nebrija University and a Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention including Applied Psycho-sociology from Isabel I University. He worked for 18 years in various companies in the engineering sector. He is currently working as a teacher at Decroly, teaching Vocational Training classes at both basic and higher levels, for 3 years.

Kettle of Fish, Northern Irleand

Derek Browne is a director of Kettle of Fish and a business consultant. Derek has many years’ experience of community and youth work as well as on education projects and working with Paul on the development of documentary films.

Marina Moorehead is presenter, interviewer and voice over actor. Marina has a lot of experience in getting to the heart of the matter in interviews and has interviewed a number of prominent people over the years. Her voice overs are sensitive and stimulating. She has worked on a number of films.

Paul Moorehead was a researcher, producer and director. Paul made a number of documentary films about issues on education, community, faith and culture. As well as making films, Paul spoke at a number of international conferences including presenting on of his films at President Obama’s Campus challenge in Washington. Paul had a background in education having been a teacher for many years.

In September 2021, Paul passed away after a short illness. The partners would like to extend their heartfelt sympathies to Paul’s family and to place on record their appreciation of his work and contribution to the project. The directors of Kettle of Fish CIC, along with the partners, committed to completing the films for this project to honour Paul’s memory and work.