Authors & Partners

Find out more about the team involved in producing the 7th edition of 80-20 Development in an Unequal World.  

Bertrand Borg is a reporter with the Times of Malta and former producer and journalist at The Age (Australia).

Amal de Chickera is co-founder and co-director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (London and Eindhoven), co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness, advisory committee member of the International Detention Coalition and founding member of Stages – a Sri Lankan theatre group.

John Clark (aka Brick) is a cartoonist, illustrator, travel writer and editor of various graphic novels and cartoon books, including WWI anthology To End All Wars (2014).

Mary Rose Costello is coordinator of the Supporting Parents and Early Childcare Services (SPECS) initiative in Bray (County Wicklow).

Dylan Creane is the technical lead of He is a medical doctor with a background in computing, web development and graphic design.

Michael Doorly is head of active citizenship in Concern Worldwide (Ireland) and Chair of Fairtrade Ireland.

John Dornan is former global education project manager at the Conforti Institute (Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK)

Phil Glendenning is director of the Edmund Rice Centre (Sydney) and is currently the President of the Refugee Council of Australia. His work for the rights of Indigenous people saw him co-found Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) in 1997.

Lorna Gold is head of policy and Advocacy in Trócaire (Ireland). Prior to working in Trócaire, she worked in the Department of Politics at the University of York. She has a PhD from the Department of Geography at the University of Glasgow.

Omar Grech is a Maltese lawyer and academic. He lectures in international law and human rights at the University of Malta and is Director of the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution. He holds an LL.D. from the University of Malta and a Ph.D. from the University of Limerick.

Satish Kumar is senior lecturer at the School of Archaeology, Geography and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland). He was awarded the Boovigyan (Earth Scientist) National Leadership Award for contributions to Population, Environment and Development Studies, India (2002) and the SGI Merit Award for Peace and Culture, Japan (1992). He is a member of the Expert Panel of All Party group on International Development, Stormont Assembly.

Jerry Mac Evilly is policy coordinator for the Stop Climate Chaos coalition. Prior to SCC, he worked as human rights officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland, and was policy officer on Sustainable Livelihoods & Environmental Justice at Trócaire (Ireland).

Beatrice Maphosa is lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria (South Africa).

Grace McManus is a parliamentary assistant in the Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate). Previously, she worked as a senior youth leader of Phoenix Youth Project and was coordinator of positive mental health project ‘Be Well Bray’. Grace holds a politics and sociology graduate from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

Toni Pyke is a part-time researcher and writer with based in Kampala, Uganda. She recently completed her doctoral research on men and masculinities in Southern Africa.

Paul Power is chief executive officer of the Refugee Council of Australia based in Sydney.

Ray O’Sullivan is co-founder of Dublin-based graphic design agency Pixelpress.

Roland Tormey is coordinator of the Teaching Support Centre in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously, Roland worked in teacher education at primary, secondary and higher education level from 1996 to 2011 at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and at the University of Limerick, where he was Head of the Ireland’s largest department of second-level teacher education.

Martyn Turner is a political cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator whose work appears daily in the Irish Times since 1976.


Tony Daly is co-ordinator of Irish development education and human rights organisation 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and project manager of the popular education Irish NGO-led consortium along with Aidlink, Concern, Gorta-Self Help Africa, the Irish Development Education Association, the National Youth Council of Ireland and Trócaire. Previously, he led a pilot initiative advancing a human rights based approach to community development with the British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR), London and has been directly engaged in human rights education, development education, curriculum reform and research projects in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia for over 15 years. Having spent the first half of his life in South Africa and the Netherlands, he holds degrees from University College Dublin and University College London.

Ciara Regan is education and research officer with 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World.  Since 2010 she has worked directly on the popular education website and has researched and published in the area of women and development in the context of HIV and AIDS in Zambia. She has worked on community art projects in Lusaka, Zambia and across Dublin on a wide range of issues such as public accountability, women’s rights, diversity and interculturalism. She holds degrees from NUI Galway and Birkbeck, University of London.

Colm Regan initiated and, for many years edited 80:20 Development in an Unequal World – the reader is now widely used internationally, particularly in Africa. He is former co-ordinator of 80:20 in Ireland and has been professionally active for over 40 years in education for human rights, justice and human development – subjects he has written extensively on. In this context, he has worked in development education in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Brazil and Zambia. He holds post graduate degrees from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and McGill University, Montreal and now lives, writes and teaches in Gozo, Malta.