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2014

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Professor Mark Morgan (TCD) & Professor James Williams (ESRI Growing up in Ireland (ESRI/TCD) The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), Department of Social and Family Affairs & Central Statistics Office

2013

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Dr Lorraine Swords Family Well-Being in Difficult Times: A Model of Factors Influencing the Well-Being of Families on Limited Incomes in Ireland Family Supprt Agency through Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

2011

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Dr Paula Mayock Women and Homelessness: A Biographical Pathways Analysis Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Professor Sheila Greene All You Need is...? Measuring Children's Perceptions and Experiences of Deprivation

Barnardos and Society of St Vincent de Paul

Dr Elizabeth Nixon Parental Ethno-theories among Immigrant & Irish Parents of Infants in Ireland Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

2010

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Professor Sheila Greene The development of a framework for identifying the social impact of social research Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), Government of Ireland Small Research Project Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2007/08
Dr Paula Mayock Cocaine Use in Northern Ireland: A Qualitative Study Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland
Professor Robbie Gilligan What you need to know about Children and Racism Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Dr Michelle Share Early School Leavers and Nutrition safefood, The Food Safety Promotion Board.

2009

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Dr Michelle Share Rialto Learning Community Out of School Time Project Baseline Research Fatima Regeneration Board
Professor Sheila Greene Rethinking Child Poverty and Social Exclusion Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Dr Elizabeth Nixon

Parental Perspectives on Disciplining Children

The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)
Dr Elizabeth Nixon Children’s Perspectives on Parenting Styles & Discipline The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)
Dr Michelle Share Baseline Research Evaluation for the Early Learning Initiative National College of Ireland
Professor Robbie Gilligan The Impact of Social Psychological and Educational Interventions to enhance Inter-group and Inter-ethnic Relations in Primary and Secondary school Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Dr Paula Mayock The Process of Youth Homelessness Phase III The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) & The Homeless Agency

2008

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Professor Sheila Greene Ensuring that the Built Environment Enhances Child Well-Being in Social Housing Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Professor Sheila Greene Consultations with children, young people and parents regarding local services and initiatives for children and young people Office of the Ombudsman for Children (OCO)
Dr Audrey Bryan AIB Schoolmate evaluation 2005-2008 Phase IV Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Plc- Better Ireland Programme
Dr Michelle Share The development of a report on the evaluability of youngballymun youngballymun
Dr Elizabeth Nixon Discourses on Sexual Responsibility, Fatherhood and Masculinity among Young Men from Lower Socio-Economic Groups Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA)
Dr Paula Mayock Supporting LGBT Lives in Ireland: A Study of Mental Health and Well-Being National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP)
Professor Robbie Gilligan The Education of young people aged 17-19 years in long term Foster Care The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)
Dr Jean Whyte Early Intervention for Children aged 3 - 6 with Special Educational Needs: A Case Study of a Service Provider and the Experiences of the Service Users National Council for Special Education (NCSE)
Professor Robbie Gilligan Public Library Services for Children and Young People in Ireland The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)
Dr Paula Mayock Not Just Homelessness … A Study of 'Out of Home' Young People in Cork City Health Service Executive,Southern Area (HSE)
Dr Jean Whyte An Evaluation of the Work of An Cosán An Cosán
Prof. Robbie Gilligan Limerick Youth Advocacy Programme (YAP) Health Service Executive,Midwest (HSE)

2007

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Professor Sheila Greene A Study of Intercountry Adoption Outcomes in Ireland Since 1980 Phase 1 Adoption Board
Dr Jean Whyte The Experiences of Students with Physical Disabilities in Second Level Schools National Disability Authority (NDA)
Professor Jane Grimson & Dr Diane Hogan Solas — Developing a psychosocial intervention for chronically ill children in hospital Higher Education Authority (HEA)

2006

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Dr Paula Mayock Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) in the Context of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE): An Assessment of the Challenges to Full Implementation of the Programme Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA) & Department of Education and Science
Dr Jean Whyte Reconceptualising Community Playgroups Playgroups Research Consortium
Prof. Sheila Greene Evaluation of Trinity Access Programmes Primary School Initiatives Trinity Access Programmes (TAP)
Dr Jean Whyte A Review of Methods of Accessing the Experiences of Children with Disabilities Living in Residential Care Settings Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) & Department of Health and Children
Dr Jean Whyte Ombudsman for Children's Project: Participation Audit Ombudsman for Children's Office (OCO)
Dr Jean Whyte Study of Childcare Provision for Preschoolers with Special Needs in Co. Roscommon Roscommon County Childcare Committee
Dr Paula Mayock The Process of Youth Homelessness: A Qualitative Longitudinal Cohort Study The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)(Phase I) and the Homeless Agency (Phase II)

2005

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Dr Jean Whyte Hearing the voices of Children and Young People Living in Areas of Social and Economic Disadvantage in Relation to their Leisure and Recreational Needs Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Dr Jean Whyte Making a New Life in Ireland: Lone Refugee and Asylum Seeking Mothers and their Children Daughters of Charity & Children's Research Centre
Professor Robbie Gilligan The Educational and Social Support Experiences of Young People aged 13-14 years in Long Term Foster Care The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)
Dr Jean Whyte Student Councils in Second Level Schools The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA)
Dr Helen Buckley Listen to Me! Children's Experience of Domestic Violence  
Dr Jean Whyte 'What is Smart?': A Qualitative Study using Ethnographic Methods of 5th Class Children's Concepts of Intelligence Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

2004

Principal Investigator Title Funded By
Dr Helen Buckley Development of a Framework for the Assessment of Vulnerable Children and their Families North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board & South Western Area Health Board
Dr Paula Mayock A study of sexual health issues, attitudes and behaviours: the views of early school leavers Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA)
Cliona Murphy AIB Schoolmate Programme Evaluation Phase III: Mature Operation Phase Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Plc- Better Ireland Programme
Dr Jean Whyte Issues in research with children with disabilities National Disability Authority (NDA)
Dr Diane Hogan Áit Eile project evaluation Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Dr Jean Whyte Evaluation of Barnardos' services to refugees in Dun Laoghaire and guidelines for best practice in dealing with the needs of refugees and asylum seekers Barnardos

Last updated 29 April 2015 by The Children′s Research Centre (Email).