The term ‘participant’ is used in preference to ‘student’ to indicate that we all come to the DSocSc programme with existing knowledge that is shared within the DsocSc learning community. The DSocSc learning community is supported through the DSocSc discussion group, bi-annual symposia, and other events open to both current and past DSocSc participants.
Some of our previous participants on the UCC Doctor of Social Science programme have included:
- Patricia Bonello, Service Manager, Out of Home Programme, Malta
- Derek Chambers, Director of Programmes and Policy, Inspire Ireland Foundation
- Marguerite Hughes, Board Member, Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland and the Galway Educate Together Second Level Group
- Claire Hickey, Project Specialist, Centre for Effective Services
- Dermot Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Cork Simon Community
- Cliona McCormack, Research and Policy Officer in the Advocacy Team of the Irish Heart Foundation
- Maria Power, Community Consultants Ltd.
- Michael O’hAodain, College Lecturer, UCC
- Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin, Principal Social Worker and Acting Manager of the Family Centre, TUSLA
- John Weafer, independent social researcher
- David Williams, Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology
- Dr. Cliona Loughnane (2016): Problematising Big Food’s appetite for policymaking: the case of childhood obesity.
- Dr. Louise O’Meara (2016): Leadership in the community sector: promoting collaboration and social change in Belfast.
- Dr. Claire Hickey (2016): Building an index of well-being for children living in Ireland: conceptual, measurement and policy considerations.
- Dr. Dermot Kavanagh (2015): Constructing and governing homelessness in Dublin 1970-2010: A critical discourse analysis.
- Dr. Maria Power (2015): Community workers’ understandings and practices of resistance.
- Dr. Dave Williams (2015) Experiences of the foster care process in Ireland: retrospective accounts from biological children of foster carers.
- Dr John Weafer (2013): The Lived Experience of Irish Diocesan Priests: A Qualitative Study of Clerical Identity, Obedience and Celibacy.
- Dr Lucy Hyland (2013): ‘Doing’ separation in contemporary Ireland: The Experiences of Women who Separate in Midlife.
- Dr Caroline Cullen (2012): A Discourse Analysis of the Ryan Report: The Construction of Children in Care in Irish Social Policy.
- Dr Marguerite Hughes (2012): Non-governmental Organisations, Legitimacy and Accountability, 1994-2009: Analysis and Implications for the Role of Nongovernmental Organisations.
- Dr. Patricia Bonello (2011): For Better For Worse: Social Workers’ Identification with Their Profession.
- Dr. Fiachra O’Suilleabhain (2011): Stepping Out: An Examination of Gay Men’s Experiences as Parents in Contemporary Ireland.
- Dr. Hilary Tierney: (2010) Testing Times and Illuminating Journeys: Story and Metaphor in Fieldwork Practice Supervision.