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Dr. Diana Young

Teacher of History, TOK

Dr Young was born in Dunfermline in the kingdom of Fife and was educated at the universities of Manchester, Lancaster, London, holding a PhD in Politics from the University of Durham. After qualifying as a teacher Dr Young taught in inner London for six years and has since taught in secondary, further and higher education in Egypt, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, serving in middle leadership positions in four secondary schools.

Forays into post-secondary instruction include History and Politics courses at Palacký and Masaryk universities in the Czech Republic. In addition to some political journalism, Dr Young is a prolific reader and writer and has published in academic journals such as Politics and Historical Research. Dr Young was involved at an early stage with the development of the IB Global Politics course and is currently Senior Examiner for the HL Extension component.