Dr. Kevin Lalor

Background

Head of Social Sciences; Assistant Head of School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences.

BA in Applied Psychology (1991) (UCC); PhD (1997) (UCC); Masters in Development Studies (2002) (UCD)

 

Current research interests include experiences of adolescence; youth crime and victimisation; child sexual abuse prevalence; the role of child sexual abuse in HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa; comparative perspectives on crime victimization.

Principal Investigator, DIT research team on President Michael D. Higgin's Being Young and Irish youth consultation, 2012.

Principal Investigator on 'Overview of new psychoactive substances and the outlets supplying them', May-August 2010, commissioned by National Advisory Committee on Drugs

 

Publications (details on Google Scholar profile)

Lalor, K. & McElvaney, R. (2018). Current perspectives on violence against children in Europe.  In G.  Lenzer  (Ed.), Violence against children: Making human rights real. New York: Routledge.

McCrann, S., Flitcroft, I., Lalor, K., Butler, J., Bush, A. & Loughman, J. (2018). Parental attitudes to myopia: a key agent of change for myopia
control? Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 38, 298–308.

Onyango, P., Morara, B., van Niekerk, J., Lynch, M. & Lalor, K. (Eds.) (2017). Report of the International Conference on the Impact of Armed Conflict and Terrorism on Children and Youth. ANPPCAN (Nairobi) and ISPCAN (Denver).

McElvaney, R. & Lalor, K. (2014). Child abuse in Europe (pp. 27-54).  In J. Conte (Ed.), Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Lalor, K. & Share, P. (Eds.) (2013).  Applied social care: An Introduction for students in Ireland (3rd edition).  Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Lalor, K. & Share, P. (2013). Understanding social care.  In K. Lalor & P. Share (Eds.), Applied Social Care, 3rd edition. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Doyle, J. and Lalor, K. (2013). The social care practice placement: a college perspective. In K. Lalor & P. Share (Eds.), Applied Social Care, 3rd edition. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Lalor, K. (2013). Children, violence, community and the physical environment: Foreword to the Special Issue.  Children, Youth and Environments, 23(1), i-vii.

Lalor, K., Bowden, M., Griffin, K., McElvaney, R., Quinn, B., Kelleher, C. (2012).  Being Young and Irish: Summary of consultation results. Dublin: Áras an Uachtaráin.

Corcoran, M.P. & Lalor, K. (Eds.) (2012).  Reflections on crisis: The role of the public intellectual.  Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.

Lalor, K. & McElvaney, R. (2011).  Overview of the nature and extent of child sexual abuse in Europe.  In 'Protecting children from sexual violence - A comprehensive approach'.  Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Kelleher, C., Christie, R., Lalor, K., Fox, J., Bowden, M. and O’Donnell, C. (2011).  An overview of new psychoactive substances and the outlets supplying them.  Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

Lalor, K.  (2010). 'The same, but different': Salary scales, progression arrangements and duties in Institutes of Technology (IoTs) and Universities.  Administration, 58(3), 79-105.

Kelleher, C. & Lalor, K. (2010).  An evaluation of the National Crime Victims Helpline.

Lalor, K. & McElvaney, R. (2010).  Child sexual abuse, links to later sexual exploitation/high risk sexual behavior and prevention/treatment programmes.  Trauma, Violence and Abuse, (11), 159-177.

Share, P. and Lalor, K. (Eds.) (2009). Applied Social Care (2nd ed.). Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Doyle, J. and Lalor, K. (2009). The social care practice placement: a college perspective. In P. Share and K. Lalor (Eds), Applied Social Care (2nd ed.). Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Lalor, K. and Share, P. (2009). Understanding social care. In P. Share and K. Lalor (Eds), Applied Social Care (2nd ed.). Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Lalor, K. (2008). Child sexual abuse and HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. Child Abuse Review, 17(2), 94-107.

Lalor, K., de Roiste, A. & Devlin, M. (2007). Young people in contemporary Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Lalor, K., Ryan, F., Seymour, M. & Hamilton, C. (2007).  Young people and crime: Research, policy and practice.  Conference Proceedings.  Centre for Social and Educational Research: DIT.

McCrann, D., Lalor, K. & Katabaro, J. (2006). Childhood sexual abuse among university students in Tanzania. Child Abuse and Neglect, 30, 1343-1351.

Lalor, K. & Baird, K. (2006). Our Views, Anybody Listening? Researching the views and needs of young people in Co. Kildare. Naas: Kildare Youth Services.

Lalor, K., O'Dwyer, S. & McCrann, D. (2006). Review of a community-based youth counselling service in Ireland. Children and Youth Services Review, 28, 325-345.

Lalor, K. (2005). Child sexual abuse in sub-Saharan Africa: child protection implications for development workers. Development Research Briefings, 2005 (3). Centre for Development Studies, UCD.

Lalor, K. & Doyle, J. (2005). The social care practice placement: a college perspective. In P. Share & N. McElwee (Eds.), Applied Social Care. Dublin: Gill & McMillan.

Lalor, K. (2004). Child sexual abuse in Tanzania and Kenya. Child Abuse and Neglect, 28(8), 833-844.

Lalor, K. (2004). Child Sexual Abuse in sub-Saharan Africa: a Literature Review. Child Abuse and Neglect, 28(4), 439-460.

Lalor, K., O'Regan, C. & Quinlan, S. (2003). Determinants of sexual behaviour. Irish Journal of Sociology, 12 (2), 121-134.

Lalor, K. & Pope, K. (2003). An evaluation of the National Missing Persons' Helpline. Dublin: Victim Support.

Lalor, K. (Ed.) (2001). The End of Innocence: Child Sexual Abuse in Ireland. Dublin: Oak Tree Press.

Lalor, K. (2001). Child sexual abuse in Ireland: a brief history. In K. Lalor (Ed.), The end of innocence: child sexual abuse in Ireland. Dublin: Oaktree press.

Williams, D. & Lalor, K. (2001). Obstacles to the Professionalisation of Residential Child Care Work. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2 (3), 73-90.

Lalor, K. (2001). Kildare Youth Services' Youth counselling service: a needs assessment. Naas: Kildare Youth Services.

Lalor, K. (2001). Child Sexual Abuse in Tanzania and Kenya: an Exploratory Study. In International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW), WorldForum 2001 Proceedings. Dublin: Barnardos.

Lalor, K. (2000). The Victimisation of Juvenile Prostitutes in Ethiopia. International Social Work 43 (2), 227-242.

Lalor, K. (1999). The Incidence of Unwanted Childhood Sexual Experiences Amongst a Sample of Third Level Students. The Irish Journal of Psychology 20 (1), 15-28.

Lalor, K. (1999). Street Children: A Comparative Perspective. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23(8), 759-770.

Lalor, K. (1998). Child Sexual Abuse in Ireland: An Historical and Anthropological Note. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 1(1), 37-54.

Lalor, K. (1998). Researching the Victimisation of Street Children in Addis Ababa: Methodological Issues. In Conference Proceedings, Researching Children's Experiences: Qualitative Approaches (pp. 27-34). Trinity College Dublin: Children's Research Centre.

McElwee, N. & Lalor, K. (1997). Prostitution in Waterford City: A Contemporary Analysis. StreetSmart Press: WIT.

Lalor, K. (1993). Victimisation and delinquent activities survey.  In A. Veale & A. Adefrisew, Study on Street Children in Four Selected Towns of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; UNICEF; University College Cork.

Lalor, K., Taylor, M., Veale, A., Hussein Ali, A. and Bushra, M. (1993). Victimisation amongst street children in Sudan and Ethiopia: a preliminary analysis. In UNICRI (1993). Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control. Rome: UNICRI, Publication No. 49.

 

 

 

 

 

Conference presentations

Child transactional sex in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 13th ISPCAN European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 2013, Dublin.

Open access and the Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences: panel discussion at 'Making open access work for Ireland', Royal Irish Academy, May 2013.

Is Ireland a high crime society? A comparative perspective.  8th North South Criminology Conference, UCD, 2012. 

Child sexual abuse, the internet, politics and the law: A case study of Article 21 of the ‘Draft directive of the European Parliment and of the Council on combating sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA’.  12th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 2011, Tampere, Finland

How many social care students does Ireland need?  1st Joint IASCE/IASCW Conference, Sligo, 25th – 26th February, 2009.

A review of the literature on intrafamilial child sexual abuse, links to later sexual exploitation and prevention/treatment programmes, 3rd World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, Rio de Janeiro , November 2008.

Child sexual abuse and HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: what are the risks?   First Pan African Seminar on Working with boys and young men to address gender based violence and HIV/AIDS.  Save the Children (Sweden), Addis Ababa , May 2006.

Irish Association of Social Care Educators Annual Conference, 7-8 October 2004, Athlone. "Access, progression and transfer on social care courses."

First Congress on Irish Sexuality, Dublin Business School , 5-6 September 2003. "Some determinants of adolescent sexual behaviour."

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Congress, Denver , July 2002. "Child Sexual Abuse in sub-Saharan Africa.

Irish Association of Social Care Educators Annual Conference, March 2001, Sligo. "Supervision in social care: a college perspective."

World Forum of the International Child Welfare Forum, August 2001, Limerick. "The nature and incidence of child sexual abuse in Tanzania and Kenya : an exploratory study."

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, November 1998, Kilkenny. "A survey of sexually abusive experiences in childhood, and their perceived effects, amongst a sample of 3rd level students."

British Psychological Society Annual Conference, March 1998, Brighton. "A survey of sexually abusive experiences in childhood, and their perceived effects, amongst a sample of 3rd level students."

Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin , 1997. Seminar on Researching Children's Experiences: Qualitative Approaches. Paper presented (by invitation) "Researching the Victimisation of Street Children in Addis Ababa : Methodological Issues."

Fáilte Ireland Conference Ambassador Award, 2016

Additional Activities

Researcher (with Brian O'Neill, PI, Sinead Freeman, Thuy Dinh), Ombudsman for Children’s Office. Study on ‘Progressing the Right to be Heard through digital and social media', 2017.

Member of Executive Committee, Irish Branch of BASPCAN (2014-

Member of Executice Council ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) 2014-2020.

Research consultant to project 'Childhood sexual abuse and its effects in adult life (Poland and Moldova), Empowering Children Foundation, Warsaw (2015-2016).

Researcher (with Jackie Bourke and Ciaran Cuffe) on ‘Scoping study for Dublin City Council Safe City Programme: Challenging sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public space’. Commissioned by Dublin City Council, 2015.

Co-Chair of 13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin 15-18th September 2013.

Invited international expert to ISPCAN Round Table 2011, ‘Child sexual abuse: A review of practical interventions from an international perspective’, May 2011. [report]

Member of scientific committee, 12th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2011, Tampere, Finland

Member of Advisory Board, IRCHSS/OMCYA International literature review on child protection and children in state care project, UCD (2011-)

Member of Scientific Advisory Board (Education) to the ‘Growing up in Ireland’ longitudinal study (2010- )

Editor, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (2008-2016)

Member of Editorial Board of Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal 

Member of Editorial Review Board of Children, Youth and Environments.

Undergraduate Awards of Ireland & Northern Ireland, member of Economics judging panel (2010)

Member, HETAC Expert Group on Social Care Work Award Standards (2009-2010)

Member (Secretary) of Social Sciences Committee, Royal Irish Academy, (2008-2012)

Advisor on development of  ‘Research strategy for the Family Support Agency’ (Frontier Economics and CSER) 2009-2010

Chapter Reviewer, Violence and Health in the WHO African Region (2010)

Consultant for Unicef/ISPCAN briefing paper on child sexual abuse for the 3rd World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, 2008.

Evaluator for Economic and Social Research Council (UK), 2009.

Evaluator for the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (2011).

Regular manuscript peer reviews for Child Abuse and Neglect: the International Journal; Social Science and Medicine; Children and Youth Services Review; Addiction Research & Theory; European Journal of Developmental Psychology; Irish Education Studies; Archives of General Psychiatry; Child Abuse Review; Irish Journal of Public Policy; Violence Against Women.

Served as external examiner in Cork Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Sligo; Athlone Institute of Technology; Kimmage Manor Centre for Development Studies; Institute of Technology, Tallaght; Addiction Training Institute; Institute of Technology, Tralee.

Member of Ireland Aid Advisory Committee (IAAC) Working Group on Working Children (2001-2002).

Memberships

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Member

Irish Association of Social Care Workers, Member

Irish Association of Social Care Educators, vice-president (2009-2011)

MPhil & PhD supervision

Siobhan Quinlan, MPhil (2010). Supervisor.

Gay Graham, PhD (2011). Supervisor.

Kalis Pope, PhD (2014). Supervisor.

Kate O'Hara, PhD (2016). Co-supervisor.

Denis McCrann, PhD (2017). Supervisor.

Siobhan Keegan, PhD (2017). Co-supervisor.

Colette Barry, PhD (2017). Co-supervisor.

Florence Anaedozie, PhD (2017). Advisory supervisor.

 

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