Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education

Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education (G.R.A.C.E) is an international research-based partnership between The University of Notre Dame Australia, Boston College in the United States, Mary Immaculate College in Ireland, St Mary’s in London and the International Office of Catholic Education (OIEC) in Rome. G.R.A.C.E offers academics and practitioners interested in new, integrated and revitalized approaches to Catholic education the opportunity to collaborate in researching the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic education. G.R.A.C.E brings together the themes of head (Catholicity; policy context of Catholic education), heart (spirituality; formation) and hands (social justice; service learning) within a Community of Practice to encourage networking and to promote shared research opportunities.

  • Lecture Series

  • Research/Publications

  • Community of Practice


Project Lead Coordinators

University of Notre Dame Australia

Dr Christine Robinson
Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Post-Graduate Programs Coordinator,

Linda Cranley
Senior Lecturer & Co-ordinator, Bed (Primary)

Professor Chris Hackett
Director Catholic Institute Western Australia and Associate Dean Religious Education

St Mary's London

Prof Philip Booth
Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Christine Edwards-Leis
Director of the Professional Doctorate in Education and Post Graduate Research Programme

Dr Caroline Healy
Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management

Boston College

Dr Melodie Wyttenbach
Executive Director, Roche Centre for Catholic Education

Carly-Anne Gannon
Roche Centre Fellow, Boston College


Quentin Wodon
International Office of Catholic Education (OIEC)

Philippe Richard

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Prof Eamonn Conway
Head of Department, Theology & Religious Studies

Dr Eugene Duffy

Dr Daniel O'Connell

Alex McKillican
GRACE Project Departmental Assistant