Our Network from members to organisations

Members working in Disadvantaged Groups

Policy Officer

Crosscare Migrant Project & Refugee Service

Maria Brenner

Associate Professor in Children's Nursing, Trinity College Dublin

susan brocklesby

Independent consultant

Aoife Coughlan

Research Manager

Temple Street Children's University Hospital

Fiona Creedon

Youth Worker

East Wicklow Youth Service

Tara Delamere (nee Murphy)

Formally Programme Manager Research with the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (2012-2017). Currently on a short career break.

Joanne Doherty

Lecturer Early Childhood Education and Care

Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology

Christina Duff

MSc Researcher (Kids Active study)

Dublin City University

Kathy-Ann Fox

PhD student

National University of Ireland Galway

Aoife Gallagher

PhD Scholar ( SPHeRE programme)

University of Limerick

Nóirín Hayes

Visiting Professor [TCD] and Professor Emeritus [DIT]

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Julie Healy

Head of Programmes

Barnardos UK

Sarah Hughes

PhD candidate, Research Assistant, Tutor

Trinity College Dublin

Lauren Kavanagh

Research Associate

Educational Research Centre

Danielle Kennan

Lecturer - BA Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice

NUI Galway

Donna Kernaghan

Research and Policy Officer

Barnardo's Northern Ireland

Yvonne Leckey


Maynooth University

Helen Lynch

Senior lecturer and play researcher

University College Cork

Elizabeth Mathews

Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education

Dublin City University

Sinéad Mc Glacken

Early Years and Primary Teacher; Development Officer GCCCC; Síolta Mentor; Tutor BA Early Childhood Studies and Practice NUI Galway; PhD student UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

Eucharia McCarthy

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College. Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education.

Mary Immaculate College

Eimear McDowell

Final year PhD Student

Ulster University

mark mcfeeters

Youth Work Manager

Youth Initiatives NI

Deirdre McGillicuddy

Lecturer in Education

Marino Institute of Education

Sinead McGilloway


Maynooth University

Lynne McKerr

Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast

Colette Murray

Early Childhood Lecturer and Coordinator of the Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network EDeNn

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

Michelle O'Donoghue

Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Limerick

Chirstine O'Farrelly

Research Associate

Imperial College London

Jacqui O'Riordan


University College Cork

Emeka Okakpu


Martina Osborne

Independent researcher and Youthreach Co-ordinator

Kilkenny Carlow ETB

Caroline Rawdon

Post-doctoral Researcher

Dublin City University

Mary Roche Bourke



Suja Somanadhan

Assistant Professor in Children's Nursing

University College Dublin

Mary Whitney

Student of Social Policy and Practice

Trinity College Dublin