Dorothée Potter-Daniau

MERL Manager

Dorothée has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher in education, monitoring and evaluation, facilitation, community development and restorative practices in various contexts.

Her first career was in teaching French Literature and Classical Studies in various Secondary Schools in France and in the Lycée International Samuel Beckett in Dublin. She holds an MA in Classical Studies, a Higher Diploma of Education and an MA in Online Courses and e-training Design. For 15 years, she taught students of diverse backgrounds and developed innovative tools and assessment processes to improve their learning experience and well-being.

From 2015 to 2022, Dorothée was Coordinator for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Ireland. In this role, she monitored the running of this experiential & peer-led conflict resolution programme in all Irish Prisons. As an AVP facilitator, she also has many years of experience working with incarcerated people. She is part of the Childhood Development Initiative’s panel of Restorative Practice Quality Specialists and provides training and implementation consultancy in schools and youth organisations.

As a researcher, Dorothée participated in various projects: impact evaluations, action research, case studies, website and podcast production. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Political Science, Sociology and Education at the University of Galway (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre) with a focus on democratic education and participatory research methods.

Dorothée joined the Glencree team in the new role of MERL Manager in August 2023.