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Diane Payne

Associate Professor

School of Sociology
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: + 353 1 7164627
Email: diane.payne@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Diane Payne is the Director of the Dynamics Lab which is located at the UCD Geary Institute.  Between 2004-2006, she was appointed Assistant Director, with responsibility for Graduate Programmes, at the UCD Geary Institute.  Prior to moving to UCD, Dr. Payne managed the Masters in Social Sciences Degree Programme (Applied Social Research) in the Department of Sociology at the Trinity College, Dublin. Dr. Payne spent several years as a doctoral research fellow at the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Following this, she worked as a researcher at the University of Cambridge in England and co-authored with the then Leverhulme Research Professor Robert Bennett, a book and several papers on local and regional economic development in the United Kingdom.

Dr Payne completed a Joint Major in Economics and Sociology for her primary degree and then completed a Masters Degree in European Social Policy Analysis (1st class honours) at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland. Whilst studying for her doctoral degree at the ICS in the Netherlands, she received an ICS doctoral scholarship and was also awarded an EU Jean Marie Fellowship. In 2000, she received the UCD President's Research Award for her study of social partnership and wage bargaining in Ireland. She has received a number of major research awards from various Irish and International funding bodies and has an excellent track record in successfully completing and publishing the research work proposed for these various research awards to date.

Professional

           

Committees

Committee : European Consortium of Sociological Research
Committee : COST Committee Computational Social Choice
Committee : COST Management Committee "Chip Me"
Committee : UCD Research Committee for UCD "Data Science" Research and Training Programme
Committee : UCD Researcher Advisor Committee
Committee : UCD Geary Institute Management Committee
Committee : School of Sociology Research and Scholarship Committee
Committee : School of Sociology Executive Committee
Committee : UCD Graduate School Committee College of Human Sciences
Committee : UCD Programme Board PhD in Public Policy
Committee : UCD QSS Programme Board (UCD Thematic PhD Programme)
Committee : UCD Faculty of Human Sciences Research and Scholarship Board Subcommittee on Research Supports
Committee : Sociological Association of Ireland Executive Committee
Committee : European Social Survey Round 5 National Steering Committee
Committee : IRCHSS International Advisory Committee
Committee : ESRC Conference Organising Committee for 2011 Research Conference
Committee : International Sociological Association Research Committee 45
Committee : Irish Representative for European Science Foundation QMSS Steering Committee
Committee : ESF Topic Team "Analysing Social Networks", as part of QMSS programme

Employment

Employer: School of Sociology/Geary Institute, University College, Dublin
Position: Senior Lecturer/Director Dynamics Lab, Geary Institute
Employer: School of Sociology/Geary Institute (formally named ISSC), University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer/Assistant Director (Graduate Programmes) Geary Institute
Employer: School of Politics and International Relations, University College, Dublin.
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: Trinity College, Dublin.
Position: Lecturer/Course Director of Applied Social Research Masters Degree Programme
Employer: University of Cambridge, England
Position: Research Fellow
Employer: ICS University of Groningen, Netherlands
Position: Ph.D Research Fellow/Assistant Lecturer
Employer: WRC (Social and Economic Consultants), Dublin
Position: Policy Researcher

Education

Year 1999 Institution: University of Groningen
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

Dutch:
French:
       

Publications

Books

Garry, J., Hardiman, N., Payne, D. ; (2006) Irish Social and Political Attitudes. Liverpool: Liverpool UP. [Details]
Laffan, B. with Diane Payne; (2001) Creating Living Institutions: EU Programmes After the Good Friday Agreement. : Centre for Cross Border Studies. [Details]
R. J. Bennett and D. Payne; (2000) Local and Regional Economic Development: Renegotiating power under Labour. : *. [Details]
D.Payne; (1999) Policy Making in the European Union. An analysis of the impact of the Reform of the Structural Funds in Ireland. : Thela Thesis. [Details]

Book Chapters

Lucas, Pablo; Payne, Diane (2012) 'Usefulness of Agent-Based Simulation in Testing Collective Decision-Making Models' In: Diana Francisca Adamatti, Graçaliz Pereira Dimuro, Helder Coelho (eds). Interdisciplinary Applications of Agent-Based Social Simulation and Modeling. US: IGI. [Details]
Pablo Lucas and Diane Payne (2014) 'Usefulness of Agent-based Simulation in Testing Collective Decision-Making models' In: Francisca Adamatti, Graçaliz Pereira Dimuro and Helder Coelho (eds). Interdisciplinary Applications of Agent-Based Social Simulation and Modeling. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. , pp.1-314 [DOI] [Details]
Payne, Diane and Stafford, Peter; (2012) 'Governing The City. Institutional Innovation and its Consequences' In: Hardiman, Niamh (eds). Irish Governance in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Farrugia, M., Hurley, N., D. Payne and A. Quigley.; (2011) 'Social Network Construction in the Information Age: Views and Perspectives' In: I-Hsien Ting; Zung-Pei Hong and Leon Shyue-Liang Wang (eds). Social Network Mining, Analysis and Research Trends: Techniques and Applications. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Anthony McCashin, Diane Payne; (2006) 'Understanding Attitudes to Poverty and Wealth' In: Garry, J., Hardiman, N., Payne, D (eds). Irish Social and Political Attitudes. Liverpool: Liverpool UP. , pp.43-59 [Details]
Payne, D., Geary, J.; (2006) 'An Introduction' In: Payne, D., Geary, J.; (eds). Irish Social and Political Attitutes. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
Payne, D, Laffan, B et; (2004) 'European Integration and Domestic Territorial Politics: INTERREG III and Cross-Border Cooperation' In: Bourne, A (eds). The EU and Territorial Politics Within Member States: Conflict or Co-operation. The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. [Details]
Payne, D., et Stafford, P.; (2004) 'Metropolitan Governance and Urban Regeneration in Dublin' In: Payne, D., et Stafford, P.; (eds). Urban Development Debates. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers. [Details]
Payne, D ; (2004) 'Irsk EU-medlemskab og kvinders nyemuligheder' In: B.Thomsen (eds). Kvinder Bryder Grænser. Copenhagen: Forlag Informations. [Details]
Payne, D., et Stafford, P.; (2004) 'The Politics of Urban Regeneration in Dublin' In: V.P. van Stipdonk, F. Hendriks and P.W. Tops (eds). Europe of the City and Regions: Patterns of Co-operation in Comparative Perspective. Netherlands: Elsevier Publishers. [Details]
Bennett, R. J. And D. Payne; (2002) ''Re-negotiating Regional economic Development in England- who has Joined-up? '' In: in: A. Deffner, D. Konstadakopulos, and Y. Psycharis (eds) , University of Thessaly Press, Volos, Greece (eds). Culture and Regional Economic Development: Cultural, Political and Social Perspectives. [Details]
D.Payne, R.J.Mokken, F.N. Stokman; (2000) 'European Union Power and Regional Involvement - a case study of the political implications of the Reform of the Structural Funds for Ireland' In: in P,Moser, G, Schneider and G. Kirchgassner (eds.) London: Macmillan (eds). Decision Rules in the European Union. A Rational Choice Perspective. [Details]
Bennett, R.J. and Payne, D.; (1999) 'Territorial reform of central-regional-local government relations: the implications for power relations of regional development agencies in England' In: in: K-D Henke (ed) , 67-84 Europäische Schriften zu Staat und Wirtschaft, Band 3 (eds). Öffentliche Finanzen zwischen Wachstum und Verteilung Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Details]
R.J. Mokken, D. Payne, F.N. Stokman and F.W. Wasseur; (1998) 'Praferenzaggregation und Effektivmacht. Die Reform de EG-Strukturfonds fur Irland' In: T, Konig, E, Rieger and H, Schmitt (eds.) Voraussetzungen, Alternativen, Konsequenzen. Mannheim Campus Verlag: (eds). Europa der Burger?. , pp.344-362 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Xiong, Hang; Payne, Diane (2017) 'Characteristics of Chinese Rural Network: Evidence from Villages in Central China'. Chinese Journal of Sociology, . [Details]
Broadbent,J; Sonnett,J; Lahsen,M; Tindall,D; Haluza-Delay,R; Stoddart,M.C.J; Jin,J; Yi Sun,T; Ollmann,J; Malang,T; Botetzagias,J; Giouzepas,G; Swarnakar,P; Pellissery, S; Payne,D; Wagner,P; Hasegawa,K; Satoh,K; Ku,D; Yun,S; Pulver,S; Sainz,J; Vaughter,P; Schmidt,L; Horta,A; Carvalho,A; Edling,C; Carson,M; Hirschi,C; Lee,H; Lin,T; Saunders,C; Price,S (2016) 'Conflicting Climate Change Frames in a Global Field of Media Discourse'. Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, . [Details]
Xiong,Hang; Kinsella,Stephen; Payne,Diane. (2016) 'Self-enforcing Agreement in Cooperative Teams: An Agent-based Modeling Approach'. Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling, 4 (1):1-19. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Xiong, Hang; Payne, Diane; Kinsella, Stephen. (2016) 'Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Innovations: Theory and Simulation'. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, . [Details]
Wagner, Paul; Payne, Diane. (2015) 'Trends, Frames, and Discourse Networks: Analysing the Coverage of Climate Change in Irish Newspapers'. Irish Journal of Sociology, . [Details]
O'Loughlin, Eamonn; Payne, Diane; (2014) 'Building Rich Social Network Data: A schema to assist in designing, collecting and evaluating social network data'. Social Network Analysis and Mining, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Oosterwaal, A,Payne, D,Torenvlied, R (2012) 'The Effect of Political Disagreement on Discretion: Mechanisms and Conditions'. Administration and Society, 44 :800-824. [DOI] [Details]
R.J. Bennett and D.Payne; (2003) 'Regional Development Agencies in the United Kingdom-Labours flagship sailing at half-mast'. Rationality and Society, 15 (1). [Details]
Payne, D., B.Laffan et ; (2003) 'European Integration and Domestic Territorial Politics: INTERREG III and Cross-Border Cooperation'. Perspectives on Politics and Society Special Edition on the Domestic Politics of Regionalism and European Integration, 4 (3):447-474. [Details]
B. Laffan and D. Payne; (2002) 'The EU in the domestic. INTERREG III and the Good Friday Institutions'. Irish Political Studies, 17 (1). [Details]
R.J. Mokken, D. Payne, F.N. Stokman and F.W. Wasseur; (2000) 'Preference aggregation and Effective power in the EU Structural Funds Reform process'. Irish Political Studies, 15 . [Details]
D.Payne, R.J.Mokken, F.N. Stokman; (1997) 'European Union Power and Regional Involvement - a case study of the political implications of the Reform of the Structural Funds for Ireland'. Aussenwirtsschaft, 1 :119-149. [Details]
                                                                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

Dr. Payne's various research interests belong to the field of Computational Social Science and in particular, behavioural models of group processes and collective decision making.

In particular she has research expertise in group decision modelling, agent based simulation and (formal) social network analysis.

 


Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Synthetic Population Database for Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 04-JUN-14 / 31-DEC-19
Sponsor : Fidelity Investments Ltd.
Title : Facilitating organisational collaboration - Tools and Practices
Start Date / End Date : 25-JAN-16 / 14-JAN-17
Sponsor : European Science Foundation (ESF)
Title : Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences II - Power, Decision-Making and Social Networks
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-10 / 27-AUG-10
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: IPSE - Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy - Split Accounts
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 29-FEB-16
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: SimSci - Split Accounts - School of Sociology
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: SimSci - Split Accounts National Institute of Technology Management
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Exploring social media for improved learning, healthcare management and intervention in patient groups in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 17-DEC-12 / 31-AUG-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Social Media & Networks in Patient Groups
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 01-FEB-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : AUTHENTIC Stage 2 - from R13984
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-14

Recent Postgraduates

Dr. Payne has substantial experience of organising specialised doctoral training workshops, as well as individual post-graduate training and supervision (masters and doctoral levels), in model-guided data collection and analysis. She was the Principal Supervisor for the following doctoral students- to successful completion of their PhD Viva.

Supervision of Doctoral Degrees

Lean McMahon                   UCD School of Sociology

Nanette Schuppers             UCD School of Sociology

Mathew Senga Agripinus     UCD School of Sociology
 
Hang Xiong                        UCD School of Sociology

Paul Wagner                       UCD School of Sociology
 




  

Current Postgraduate Students

Roland Adorjani, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Travis Tatum, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Colman Mc Mahon, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Professor Rene Torenvlied University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr Jacob Dijkstra University of Groningen The Netherlands