Santhi Corcoran

Santhi Corcoran is a Lecturer and researcher at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and a Further Education tutor with Limerick and Clare, Education and Training Board, Limerick, Ireland. Her research is in the field of Sociology of Education, teacher education, intercultural competence, and diversity.  She has a professional background in Healthcare, Psychology, Community counselling Education and Social Care.  Santhi has worked extensively with Regeneration programmes, Community engagement programmes, Policy development and Service provision in Health and Social care in the UK. She was also responsible for the development of health and social care programmes for Refugees, Asylum Seeking, Migrant and Homeless communities in the UK and Ireland. Santhi has contributed to migration and integration research both in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and is the co-founder of the Midwest Migrant Community Network in Ireland. She is a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation which promotes Intercultural Citizenship Education and an Alumni of the DialoguePerspectives programme. In the programme year 2022/23, Santhi is one of our six workshop leaders.

As an academic studying religious pluralism, I experienced a very warm and welcoming environment in the DialoguePerspectives programme. I learned a great deal from open-minded people from so many diverse backgrounds. DialoguePerspectives is truly pluralism in practice!

Fatima, DialoguePerspectives participant