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October 2011

Professor Sheila Greene Retires as Director of the Children's Research Centre

Her many colleagues in Trinity College, and more widely, wish Professor Sheila Greene, Professor of Childhood Research and Director of the Children's Research Centre who retires at the end of September, a long and happy retirement.

Sheila was first appointed as a Lecturer in Psychology in 1973, having previously worked in Boston and London. She was a versatile teacher, but her particular interest lay in the field of developmental psychology. In 1995, she co-founded the Children's Research Centre with Robbie Gilligan, now Professor of Social Work and Social Policy. She went on to hold the Chair and Directorship of the Centre since 2004. She was centrally involved in winning the contract for, and then managing, the joint ESRI-TCD Growing Up in Ireland study, for which she has served as Co-Director from 2006 to 2011. Among her many publications are her well received books 'The Psychological Development of Girls and Women: Rethinking Change in Time' (London: Routledge, 2003), and 'Researching Children's Experiences: Approaches and Methods' (London: Sage, 2005), which was co-authored by Dr Diane Hogan. Throughout her career she supervised 30 doctoral students to successful completion. She also served as Dean of Arts (Humanities) from 1992 to 1996, and as Senior Lecturer (Chief Academic Officer) from 2001 to 2004.

 

Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Launches New Book 'Where to From Here? Inter-ethnic Relations among Children in Ireland'

Congratulations to Professor Robbie Gilligan, Associate Director of the Children's Research Centre and Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Dr Philip Curry, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, and PhD students Jennifer Scholtz and Lindsey Garratt, whose book 'Where to From Here? Inter-ethnic Relations among Children in Ireland' (Liffey Press) was launched by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., on 28th September 2011.

Book Summary

Migration into Ireland is one of the biggest demographic changes to affect Irish society since the famine. 'Where to From Here? Inter-ethnic Relations among Children in Ireland' reports on social relations between migrant and local children, and offers a unique perspective on the migration experience. Based on a large scale, intensive study in inner-city Dublin, this book gives us children's frank and unbiased perspectives on multi-cultural Ireland. In their own powerful words, children help us to understand some of the key challeneges facing this first generation of multi-cultural Ireland. The study was undertaken as part of the work of the Children, Youth and Community Relations research team led by Co-Principal Investigators, Professor Robbie Gilligan and Dr Philip Curry.

Press Release

Photo: (left to right) Professor Sheila Greene (CRC); Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D.; Dr Michelle Share (CRC); Dr Paula Mayock (CRC, SWSP); Professor Robbie Gilligan (CRC, SWSP)

 

 

 


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