MPhil / PhD theses completed
"The transition to adulthood and independence: A study of young people leaving care"
Mary Kilkenny, MPhil (awarded 2013, supervised by Dr. Mairéad Seymour)
"Transferring knowledge and life experience between generations: The potential of community based intergenerational projects"
Cathrina Murphy, MPhil (awarded 2012, supervised by Dr. Carmel Gallagher)
"The discursive construction of Irish early childhood education and care policy: A critical discourse analysis"
Rachel Kiersey, PhD (awarded 2012, supervised by Prof. Nóirin Hayes)
"Infant places, spaces and objects: Exploring the physical in learning environments for infants under two"
Helen Lynch, PhD (awarded 2012, supervised by Prof. Nóirin Hayes)
"Designed to benefit whom? An evaluation of Irish early childhood education and care policy using Policy Design Theory"
Bernie O'Donoghue-Hynes, PhD (awarded 2012, supervised by Prof. Nóirin Hayes)
"Insider Outsider Perspectives on a Rights Based Approach to Policy Making in Early Childhood Care and Education"
Siobhan Bradley, PhD (awarded 2012, supervised by Dr. Annmarie Halpenny)
"An exploration of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) to companies and organisations in Ireland: Valorisation, return on investment, and emerging trends"
Katherine Collins, PhD (awarded 2012, supervised by Dr. Anne Murphy)
"Teachers and Language Learning in Primary Schools: The Acquisition of Additional Languages in the Early Years"
Anna Marie Dillon, PhD (awarded 2011, supervised by Dr. Maire MhicMhathuna)
"What critical success factors are necessary and sufficient for provision of developmental care for each young person in Irish residential child and youth care? "
Gay Graham, PhD (awarded 2011, supervised by Dr. Kevin Lalor and Prof. Leon Fulcher)
"Staff understandings and practices of parent involvement in private early years services: An exploratory study."
Maria McDermott, MPhil (awarded 2010, supervised by Anne Fitzpatrick)
"A retrospective study of young women involved in prostitution in Dublin."
Siobhan Quinlan, MPhil (awarded 2010, supervised by Dr. Kevin Lalor)
"Surviving on remand: a study of how young remand prisoners cope in prison custody."
Sinead Freeman, PhD(awarded 2009, supervised by Dr. Mairéad Seymour)
"The case for play."
Carmel Brennan, PhD (awarded 2008, supervised by Prof. Nóirin Hayes and Dr. Dorit W. Deering)
"Building bridges; an investigation into the transition from pre-school to school for children in Ireland."
Mary O'Kane, PhD (awarded 2008, supervised by Prof. Nóirin Hayes and Dr. Dorit W. Deering)
"City Centre: An ethnographic study of street crime, violence, community and policing in inner-City Dublin."
Jonathan Ilan, PhD (awarded 2008, supervised by Dr. Karen Lysaght)
"Teacher Perceived Behavioral and Emotional Difficulties in Junior and Senior Infant Children in Mainstream Primary Schools in Dublin and Kildare."
Sarah Quinn, MPhil (awarded 2007, supervised by Dr. Nóirín Hayes)
"Just bring yourself - Exploring the training of self in social care education."
Denise Lyons, MPhil (awarded 2007, supervised by Dr. Nóirín Hayes)
"Staff Responsibilities and Relationships in Schools for Children with Severe, Profound and Multiple Disabilities."
Leah Smith, MPhil (awarded 2005, supervised by Dr. Nóirín Hayes)
"An Exploration of Policies and Practices in Relation to Children Remanded in Custody."
Sarah Anderson, MPhil (awarded 2004, supervised by Gay Graham)
"A Study of the Impact of the Child Care (pre-school) Regulations (1996) on the Quality of Early Childhood Services in Ireland: the IEA pre-Primary Project Revisited."
Mary O'Kane, MPhil (awarded 2004, supervised by Margaret Kernan)
"Parents and early childhood services in a changing context: an exploratory study."
Shirley Martin, MPhil (awarded November 2003, supervised by Anne Fitzpatrick)
"A Qualitative Study in a Third Level College in Dublin, Exploring the Training of Early Year Education Professionals Dealing with Diversity."
Miranda Cooke, MPhil (awarded June 20th 2001, supervised by Anne Fitzpatrick)
"Study of the Ecology of Classrooms and Children's Cognitive Development at Four Years in Preschools and Primary Schools in Ireland."
Nodlaig Moore, MPhil (awarded February 16th 2000, supervised by Nóirín Hayes)
"An Investigation into the backgrounds of Clients referred to an Assessment Centre by Juvenile courts with specific reference to Educational failure."
Áine Fitzpatrick, MPhil (awarded October 1st 1999, supervised by Brian McCarthy)