PhD Research

  • Child Friendly Cities – creating a framework of livabiilty and well-being for children living in cities in Ireland (Cliodhna Martin)
  • Investigating disproportionate representation of newcomer children in Special Needs settings within an Irish context (Laura Corry)
  • An investigation into the barriers and facilitators to parental involvement in their children's primary education: A psychological perspective (Laura Hannan)
  • Gender Identity and Classroom Culture: An Examination of Childhood Gender Identity Formation in Irish Primary Classrooms (Fionnuala Nig Shamhrain)
  • Student achievement in a second-level school (Ursula Nolan)
  • A sociological and ethnographic study of young peoples’ experience of reduced timetables in second level schools (Mairead Mahon)
  • Children’s citizenship across family, school and community (Fiona O’Shea)
  • Muslim youth in Catholic secondary schools (Bernie Fitzgerald)
  • Inclusive education in secondary schools (Phyllis Clegg)
  • Outreach as an emerging role for special schools (Dr Catherine Merrigan)
  • Children’s experiences of ability grouping (Dr Deirdre McGillicuddy)
  • Philippine, Chinese and Vietnamese students' experiences in Secondary Schools (Dr Emer Nowlan)
  • Parental involvement in their children’s education (Dr Susan Gibney)
  • The Care worlds of migrant children in primary school (Dr Frieda McGovern)
  • Inside primary Mathematics classrooms:  A study of pedagogical practices and perspectives in Irish schools (Dr Marie Brennan)
  • Sociological perspectives and practices in the implementation of the primary school curriciulum (Dr Bernadette Wrynne)