Sean joined the Corrymeela team in September 2010, as Project Coordinator for the, ‘Facing Our History, Shaping the Future’ project which supports schools in the teaching of sensitive local and global history. This project is delivered in partnership with US based NGO ‘Facing History and Ourselves’.
Sean is currently Programme Manager for Legacies of Conflict. He has developed and managed a range of programmes within Corrymeela, relating to addressing the legacies of conflict. These include an initiative focussed on the history and heritage of the Ulster Plantations, the commemoration of challenging centenaries and the development of films that explore the ‘Troubles’.
Sean has 15 years’ experience in the design, delivery, evaluation and research of community relations and active citizenship programmes as both a trainer of educators and a youth work practitioner. He holds a BA Joint Hons in Modern History & Politics and an MSc in Community Youth Work. Sean has previously worked with International Voluntary Service – Northern Ireland, the Community Relations Council and youth civic engagement initiative, Public Achievement, in a range of roles relating to the promotion of Peace and Reconciliation work.
Sean is also a board member of TIDES Training –a mediation and conflict management charity.