Martha Doyle
Visiting Research Fellow, Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy

Biography

I am a Visiting Researcher in the School of Social Work and Social Policy and since June 2014 the Scientific Co-ordinator of the Irish Network for Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration (INRDND). I hold a PhD in Social Policy, a Masters in Applied Social Research and a Higher Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin and a first class honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Galway. From 2005 to 2013 I worked as a Research Fellow in the Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre (SPARC) in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. In conjunction with researchers from SPARC I conducted projects in the area of long-term care services, the affective components of care work, migrant care workers, the role of grandparents in divorced and separated families, identity in later life and, in conjunction with researchers from the Trinity Longitudinal Study on Ageing, examined the impact of both early and later life circumstances on depressive symptoms and loneliness of older individuals. I also acted as a PI on a community based participatory research project which sought to examine the service needs of older people in a Dublin suburb. I was a member of the Ideas and Practice of Ageing Polices: European and National Perspective Network (2011-2013) and the MILES (Migrant Labour in Elder Care Sectors) Network (2006-2008). I have over 30 publications which include articles in a number of high ranking peer-reviewed international journals such as The Gerontologist, Ageing and Society, Ageing and Mental Health, the Journal of Social Policy and Health and Social Care in the Community. My PhD, which I pursued on a part time basis (2007-2011), and have converted into a monologue 'The Politics of Old Age: older people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland' (Manchester University Press, December 2014) examined the mechanisms through which older people's interest groups exercise their social and political rights. Since 2008 I have frequently engaged as a lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy in the area of ageing, care and social policy. My research interests include personalisation of care and professionalisation of the long-term care and social care workforce.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Martha Doyle, The Politics of Old Age: older people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland , Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014 Book, 2014

Kamiya, Y., Doyle, M., Henretta, J. and Timonen, V., Depressive symptoms among older adults: The impact of early and later life circumstances and marital status, Aging and Mental Health, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Powerless observers? Policymakers' views on the inclusion of older people's interest organizations in the policy process in Ireland in, editor(s)Linden, T.S. and Ervik, R. , The Making of Aging Policy: Theory and Practice in Europe, Cheltenham and Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2013, [Doyle,M and Timonen, V.] Book Chapter, 2013

Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and O'Dwyer, C., Expanded but not regulated: Ambiguity in home care policy in Ireland, Health and Social Care in the Community, 20, (3), 2012, p310 - 318 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Grandparental agency after adult children's divorce in, editor(s)Arber, S. and Timonen, V. , Contemporary grandparenting: changing family relationships in global contexts, Bristol, Policy Press,, 2012, [Timonen, V. and Doyle, M.] Book Chapter, 2012

Timonen, Virpi, Doyle, Martha and O'Dwyer, Ciara, 'He really leant on me a lot': Parents' Perspectives on the Provision of Support to Divorced and Separated Adult Children in Ireland, Journal of Family Issues, 32, (12), 2011, p1622-1646 Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Home Care in Ireland in, editor(s)Rostgaard, T., Glendinning, C., Gori, C., Kroger, T., Osterle, A., Szebehely, M., Theobald, H., Timonen, V. and Vabo, M. , LIVINDHOME: Living Independently at Home. , Copenhagen, SFI - Danish National Centre for Social Research, 2011, pp161 - 184, [Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and O'Dwyer, C.] Book Chapter, 2011

Timonen, Virpi, Doyle, Martha and O'Dwyer, Ciara,, He really leant on me a lot': Parents' Perspectives on the Provision of Support to Divorced and Separated Adult Children in Ireland, Journal of Family Issues, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Moore, E., Timonen, V., O'Dwyer, C. and Doyle, M., Divorce and Intergenerational Support: Comparing the Perceptions of Divorced Adults and Their Parents, Journal of Comparative Family Studie, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Doyle, M. and Timonen, V., Obligations, Ambitions, Calculations: Migrant Care Workers' Negotiation of Work, Career and Family, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 17, (1), 2010, p29 - 52 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Timonen, Virpi and Doyle, Martha, Caring and Collaborating Across Cultures? Migrant Care Workers' Relationships with Care Recipients, Colleagues and Employers, European Journal of Women's Studies, 17, (1), 2010, p25 - 41 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Doyle, M., O'Dwyer, C. and Timonen, V., , 'How Can You Just Cut Off a Whole Side of the Family and Say Move On?' The Reshaping of Paternal Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships Following Relationship Breakdown in the Middle Generation, Family Relations, 59, (5), 2010, p587 - 598 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Doyle, Martha and Timonen, Virpi, Lessons from a Community-Based Participatory Research Project: Older People's and Researchers' Reflections, Research on Aging, 32, (2), 2010, p244 - 263 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Timonen, V. and Doyle, M., In Search of Security: Migrant Workers' Understandings, Experiences and Expectations Regarding 'Social Protection', Journal of Social Policy, 38, (1), 2009, p157 - 175 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Doyle, Martha and Timonen, Virpi, The Different Faces of Care Work: Understanding the Experiences of the Multi-Cultural Care Workforce, Ageing & Society, 29, 2009, p337 - 350 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Timonen, V, Doyle, M. and O' Dwyer, C. , The role of grandparents in divorced and separated families, Family Support Agency, Ireland, 2009 Book, 2009

Doyle, Martha and Timonen, Virpi, Breaking the Mould: New Trajectories in the Domiciliary Care of Older People in Ireland, International Journal of Social Welfare, 17, 2008, p324 - 332 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

Timonen, V. and M. Doyle, From the workhouse to the home. The historical origins and development of domiciliary care services for older people in Ireland, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 28, (3/4), 2008, p76 - 89 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI

Timonen, V. and M. Doyle, Worlds apart? Public, private and non-profit sector providers of domiciliary care for older persons in Ireland, Journal of Aging Studies, 21, (3), 2007, p255 - 265 Journal Article, 2007 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ahern, D., Doyle, M. and Timonen, V., Regulating Home Care of Older People: The Inevitable Poor Relation?, Dublin University Law Journal, 29, 2007, p374 - 396 Journal Article, 2007

Doyle, M. and Timonen, V., Home Care for Ageing Populations: A Comparative Analysis of Domiciliary Care in Denmark, Germany and the United States., Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2007 Book, 2007

Anderson, S and Doyle, M , Developing Community Partnerships to Support Student Wellbeing: What have we Learned from the MindMatters Plus Demonstration Schools, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol 15, (2), 2005, p228 - 234 Journal Article, 2005

Anderson, S and Doyle, M , Student and staff mental health literacy and MindMatters Plus, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol 15, (2), 2005, p209 - 221 Journal Article, 2005

Anderson, S and Doyle, M , Intervention and Prevention Programs to Support Student Mental Health: The Literature and Examples from the MindMatters Plus Initiative, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol 15, , (2), 2005, p220 - 227 Journal Article, 2005

Broomhall, H., Devlin, J., Anderson, S. and Doyle, M. , MindMatters Plus, A Capacity Building Framework with Secondary School Students with High Support Needs, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol 6, (2), 2004, p218 - 230 Journal Article, 2004

ODwyer, C., Doyle, M Moore, E. and Timonen, V., We have all moved on? How Grandparents cope with their adult child relationship breakdown, Families, Relationships and Societies, 2012 Journal Article,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

O' Gorman, A, Doyle, M, Crean, D and Cox, G, National Drug Trend Monitoring System: Pilot Study, Summary Report, Dublin, National Advisory Committee on Drugs, 2007 Report, 2007 URL

Doyle, M, Exploring older peoples' perceptions of services and activities in the Fairview and Marino area , Northside Partnership/HSE, 2007 Report, 2007

Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and Prendergast , D. , No place like home: Domiciliary Care Services for Older People in Ireland, Liffey Press, Dublin., 2006 Book, 2006

Doyle, Martha , (various titles) , [Since coming to Trinity in 2005, I have given over 25 presentations, some of these following submission and acceptance of abstracts for peer review, others as an invited speaker to academic and non-academic audiences. Some recent presentations are available in Power Point format on the following website http://www.sparc.tcd.ie/publications/index.php] Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Keywords

; Action research; Age related social policy; AGEING; Community services ; Community-based participatory research; Critical gerontology ; DEMENTIA; DEMENTIA SERVICES; Domicilliary care; Intergenerational Solidarity ; International Social Care Systems; Long-term care workforce; Migrant long-term care workers; OLDER PEOPLE; Older people's interest groups; Participatory Research Methods; Personalisation of care ; Politics of the welfare state; Social Constructivism; Social Services Planning/Policy; The life-course/life span perspectives

Recognition

Representations

Interdisciplinary Scientific Co-ordinator of the Irish Research Network in Neurodegeneration 2014-

Member of the Ideas and practice of ageing polices: European and national perspective Network. Co-ordinated by Rune Ervik & Tord Skogedal Linden, Rokkan Centre, Bergen. 2011-2012

Member of the School of Social Work and Social Policy Research Committee 2007-2010

Committee Member School of Social Work and Social Policy Research Ethical Approval Committee 2009-2010

Committee Member Irish Social Policy Association 2008-2009

Member of the MILES (migrant labour in elder care sectors) Network, funded by NORFACE. Network co-ordinated by Drs Hoff and Leeson of the Oxford Institute of Ageing. 2006-2008

Memberships

International Sociological Association (ISA)Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Ageing)

Irish Social Policy Association

European Social Policy Association (ESPAnet)

Political Studies Association of Ireland