Doctor Paula Cowan is a Reader in Education at the University of the West of Scotland, a UK delegate on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, a  member of  the Holocaust Memorial Day (Scotland)  Steering Group, and a founding trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.  Paula’s previous work with museums include assisting the National Holocaust Centre with Our Lonely Journey (1999), writing the teaching resource, The Holocaust Drawing Pack, (2001) for the Museum’s Education Service Glasgow, and working with Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, on testimony from Holocaust survivor Marianne Grant (2002). Paula’s research is mainly focused on school based Citizenship and Holocaust education.   Paula has written several Holocaust teaching resources for primary and secondary teachers. The debates and controversies in her co-edited book, Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom, (Continuum, 2012) include several chapters on teaching the Holocaust. In 2015 Paula was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in Holocaust education from the Children's Identity and Citizenship Europe Association (CiCeA). Paula is currently writing a book that examines and discusses current thinking of Holocaust education in primary and secondary schools (Sage, 2017).