Paula Mayock
Assistant Prof in Youth Research, Social Studies
Assistant Prof in Youth Research, Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy
Assistant Prof in Youth Research, Children's Research Centre

Biography

Dr. Paula Mayock is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, and a Senior Researcher at the Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. She is a qualitative methodologist with a particular interest in biographical and qualitative longitudinal research methods. Paula is currently Course Director of the Masters in Applied Social Research at the School of Social Work and Social Policy and teaches the Qualitative Research Methods Module on that course. She also teaches qualitative research methods across several other taught Masters courses including the Masters in Social Work, Masters in Disability Studies, and the Masters in Drug and Alcohol Policy. Paula's research focuses primarily on the lives and experiences of marginalised youth, covering areas including homelessness, drug use and drug problems, sexuality, risk behaviour, and mental health. Since 2004, she has worked to build a programme of research on homelessness. She has been the Principal Investigator of three studies of homeless youth, one of them a 6-year qualitative longitudinal study of homeless young people in Dublin. More recently, Paula has undertaken a biographical study of homeless women in Ireland and she is currently Principal Investigator of an all-Ireland study of homeless young people and their families. Paula is the recipient of numerous research awards from statutory and voluntary agencies (e.g. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Department of Education and Skills, Health Service Executive, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, Dublin Region Homeless Executive, National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, and Focus Ireland). She is a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) INVEST Post-doctoral Fellow (2006-07) and an IRC (Irish Research Council) Research Fellow (2009-10). She was also the recipient of an IRC 'New Ideas' Award (2011), which has supported a range of research initiatives aimed on fostering international collaborative research on women's homelessness. She is the founder and Chairperson of the newly established Women's Homelessness in Europe Network (WHEN), which currently has sixteen members representing twelve European countries. Paula is the author of numerous articles, chapters and research reports and is Assistant Editor to the international journal Addiction.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Introduction in, editor(s)Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J. , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp1 - 12, [Bretherton, J. and Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2017

Bryan, A. and Mayock, P. , Supporting LGBT Lives? Complicating the Suicide Consensus in LGBT Mental Health Research, Sexualities, 20, (1-2), 2017, p65 - 85 Journal Article, 2017

Mothers who Experience Homelessness in, editor(s)Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J. , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp177 - 206, [van den Dries, L., Mayock, P., Gerull, S., van Loenen, T., van Bente Hulst, B. & Wolf, J.] Book Chapter, 2017

Conclusions in, editor(s)Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J. , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp263 - 283, [Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J.] Book Chapter, 2017

Women's Homelessness and Domestic Violence: (In)visible Interactions in, editor(s)Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J. , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp125 - 152, [Mayock, P., Bretherton, J. & Baptist, I.] Book Chapter, 2017

Long-term and Recurrent Homelessness among Women in, editor(s)Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J. , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp207 - 231, [Pleace, N., Bretherton, J. & Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2017

Learning to live with 'Big Fat Words'? An Exploration of the Dominant Concepts Applied to Problem Drug and Alcohol Use in, editor(s)Kolind, T,, Thom, B. and Hunt, G. , The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies, London, Sage, 2016, pp383 - 393, [Butler, S. & Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2016

Mayock,P., Sheridan, S. & Parker,S, The Dynamics of Long-term Homelessness among Women in Ireland, Dublin, Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, 2015 Report, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Mayock, P., Cronly, J. & Clatts, M.C., The risk environment of heroin use initiation: Young women, intimate partners and "drug relationships"., Substance Use and Misuse, 50, (6), 2015, p771 - 782 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Mayock, P., Sheridan, S. & Parker, S. , "It's just like we're going around in circles and going back to the same thing ...": The dynamics of women's unresolved homelessness., Housing Studies, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Mayock, P., Parker, S. & Murphy, A., Young People, Homelessness and Housing Exclusion, Dublin, Focus Ireland, 2014 Book, 2014 URL

Mayock, P., Parker, S. & Murphy, A., Executive Summary: Young People, Homelessness and Housing Exclusion, Dublin, Focus Ireland, 2014 Report, 2014 URL

Mayock, P. & Corr, M.L., Young People's Homeless and Housing Pathways: Key Findings from a Six-year Qualitaitve Longitudinal Study, Dublin, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2013 Report, 2013 URL

Mayock,P., Parker, S. & Sheridan, S, Mapping Services for Homeless Women in Dublin, Dublin, Dublin Region Homeless Executive, 2013 Report, 2013 URL

Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. & O'Sullivan, E , Moving on, not out: When young people remain homeless, Journal of Youth Studies, 16, (4), 2013, p441 - 459 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Mayock, P. & Sheridan, S., 'At Home' in Prison? Women and the Homeless Incarceration Nexus, Irish Probation Journal, 10, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Neale, J., Hunt, G., Lankenau, S., Mayock, P. et al. , Editorial: Addiction journal is committed to publishing qualitative research, Addiction, 108, (3), 2013, p447 - 449 Journal Article, 2013 URL

The meaning of drug use among homeless young people: A longitudinal pathways analysis in, editor(s)M. Wouters, J. Fountain & D.J. Korf , The Meaning of High: Variations According to Drug, Set, Setting and Time, Berlin, Pabst Science Publishers, 2012, pp132 - 148, [Mayock, P. & Corr, M.L.] Book Chapter, 2012

Aftercare not afterthought: Supporting the transition to adulthood for children in care in, editor(s)D. Lynch & K. Burns , Keeping Children Safe: Critical Times, Critical Issues, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2012, pp202 - 221, [Doyle, A., Mayock, P. & Burns, K.] Book Chapter, 2012

Bryan, A. & Mayock, P, Speaking back to dominant constructions of LGBT Lives: Complexifying 'at riskness' for self-harm and suicidiality among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 15, (2), 2012, p8 - 15 Journal Article, 2012

Association of Criminal Justice Research & Development(ed.), Exit from Custody: Through-care, Resettlement & Related Issues, The role of incarceration in prolonging young people's homelessness, Dublin, Oct 12 2012, 2012 Proceedings of a Conference, 2012

Mayock, P., Sheridan, S. & Parker, S., Migrant women and homelessness: The role of gender-based violence, European Journal of Homelessness, 6, (1), 2012, p59 - 82 Journal Article, 2012

Young People Exiting Homelessness: The Role of Family Support in, editor(s)Lynch, D. and Burns, K. , Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press., 2012, pp184 - 201, [Mayock, P., M.L. Corr and E. O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2012

Mayock, P., E.O'Sullivan and M.L. Corr, Young People Exiting Homelessness: An Exploration of Process, Meaning and Definition, Housing Studies, 26, (6), 2011, p803 - 826 Journal Article, 2011

Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. and E.O'Sullivan, Homeless young people, families and change: family support as a facilitator to exiting homelessness, Child and Family Social Work, 16, (4), 2011, p391 - 401 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Researching 'New' Heroin Users in Ireland: An Ethno-epidemiological approach in, editor(s)Zsolt Demetrovics, Jane Fountain, Ludwig Kraus , Old and New Policies, Theories, Research Methods and Drug Users Across Europe, Lengerich, Germany, Pabst Science Publishers, 2009, [Mayock, P., Cronly, J.& Clatts, M] Book Chapter, 2009

Ireland in, editor(s)Hadfield, P. , Nightlife and Crime: Social order and Governance in International Perspective, London, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp77 - 98, [Seymour, M. & Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2009

Young people's pathways through homelessness: The offender-victimisation nexus in, editor(s)D. Downey , Perspectives on Irish Homelessness: Past, Present and Future, Dublin , The Homeless Agency, 2008, pp76 - 86, [Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2008

Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. & O'Sullivan, Young People's Homeless Pathways, Dublin, The Homeless Agency, 2008 Book, 2008

Young people negotiating abusive home situaitons: Some implications for child protection and welfare in, editor(s)D. Lynch & K. Burns , Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland, Cork, Cork University Press, 2008, [Carr, N. & Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2008

O'Sullivan, E. and P. Mayock, Youth Homelessness in Ireland: The Emeregence of a Social Problem, Youth Studies Ireland, 3, (1), 2008, p15 - 29 Journal Article, 2008

Mayock, P. , A 'career' in youth homelessness?, Cornerstone - the magazine of the Homeless Agency, 30, 2007, p20 - 22 Journal Article, 2007

Mayock, P., Kitching, K. & Morgan, M., Relationships 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 in Post-Primary Schools, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, 2007 Book, 2007

Mayock, P. O'Sullivan, E., Lives in Crisis: Homeless Young People in Dublin. Dublin: The Liffey Press. , Dublin, The Liffey Press, 2007 Book, 2007

K. Lalor, F. Ryan, M. Seymour, & C. Hamilton(ed.), YOung People and Crime: Research, Policy and Practice, 'Scripting' risk: Young people and the construction of drug journeys, Dublin, Sept 12-13, 2005, Dublin Instittue for Technology, 2007, 1-23 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2007

Ireland in, editor(s)Arnett, J. , International Encyclopedia of Adolescence, New York, Routledge, 2006, pp481 - 489, [Greene, S., Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2006

Mayock, P. & Vekic, K., Understanding and Responding to Youth Homelessness, Dublin, National Children's Office, 2006 Book, 2006

Mayock, P., Scripting risk: young people and the construction of drug journeys, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 12, (5), 2005, p349 - 368 Journal Article, 2005

Butler, S. & Mayock, P., . Harm reduction and Irish drug policy: a case study in ambiguity, International Journal of Drug Policy, 16, 2005, p415 - 422 Journal Article, 2005

Binge drinking and the consumption of pleasure in, editor(s)M. McLachlan & C. Smith , Binge Drinking and Youth Culture: Alternative Perspectives, Dublin, Liffey Press, 2004, pp113 - 141, [Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2004

Mayock, P., Drug pathways, transitions and decisions: the experiences of young people in a Dublin inner- city community, Conternporary Drug Problems, 29, (1), 2002, p117 - 156 Journal Article, 2002

Cocaine use in Ireland: An exploratory study in, editor(s)R. Moran, L. Dillon & M. O'Brien , A Collection of Papers on Drug Issues in Ireland, Dublin, Health Research Board, 2001, pp80 - 152, [Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2001

Social issues and public attitudes associated with drug misuse in, editor(s)R. Moran, M. O'Brien, L. Dillon & E. Farrell , Overview of Drug Issues in Ireland, Dublin, Health Research Board, 2001, pp79 - 90, [Mayock, P. & Moran, M.] Book Chapter, 2001

Engaging 'difficult to reach' young people in a study of inner-city drug use in, editor(s)J. Fountain , Understanding and Responding to Drug Use: The Role of Qualitative Research, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publication of the European Communities, 2000, pp273 - 278, [Mayock, P.] Book Chapter, 2000

Mayock, P., Young people and drugs: the need to target 'high risk' groups, Drug Network News, 2, (1), 2000, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 2000

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mayock, P. & Bretherton, J., Women's Homelessness in Europe, 1st, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, 1 - 283pp Book, 2017

Mayock, P. & Sheridan, S., Women's Homeless 'Journeys': Key Findings from a Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland, Dublin, School of Social Work and Social Policy & Children's Research Centre, 2012 Report, 2012

Mayock, P. & Sheridan, S., Migrant Women and Homelessness: Key Findings from a Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland, Dublin, School of Social Work and Social Policy & Children's Research Centre, 2012 Report, 2012

McCrystal, P., Mayock, P. & Hannaford, S. , A Study of Cocaine Use in Northern Ireland, 2009, Belfast, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, 2010 Report, 2010

De Vries J., Mayock P., Higgins A., Sherlock L., Doyle L., Andrews L. and Sheaf G., A review of the international literature on the role of outside facilitators in the delivery of school-based sex education, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, December, 2009, p1 - 190 Report, 2009 DOI

Mayock, P., Bryan, A., Carr, N. & Kitching, K., Supporting LGBT Lives: A Study of the Mental Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Service, 2009 Report, 2009

Mayock, P. & Carr, N., Not Just Homelessness ... A Study of 'Out of Home' Young People in Cork, Cork, Health Service Executive, 2008 Report, 2008

Mayock, P. & Byrne, T., A Study of Sexual Health Issues, Attitudes and Behaviours: The Views of Early School Leavers, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, 2004 Book, 2004

Mayock, P., Choosers or Losers? Influences on Young People's Choices about Drugs in Inner-City Dublin, Dublin, Children's Research Centre, 2000 Book, 2000

Research Expertise

Description

Marginalised youth, youth homelessness, women's homelessness, drug use, adolescent sexuality, LGBT mental health, qualitative research methods, biographical research, qualitative longitudinal research

Projects

  • Title
    • Homeless Young People and their Families
  • Summary
    • This biographical study aims to examine young people's paths to homelessness or housing instability and trace their 'journeys' through homelessness. The study also aims to include a family member of the homeless young person (sibling, parent, carer) and to gain their perspectives on the young person's current living situation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Focus Ireland
  • Date From
    • April 2013
  • Date To
    • June 2014
  • Title
    • Mapping Services for Homeless Women in Dublin
  • Summary
    • This mapping exercise was designed to support the commitment on the part of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive to conduct a review of service provision for homeless women. It primarily aimed to collect comprehensive information on the range of accommodation services currently available to women in the Dublin region in order to develop a clearer and more nuanced understanding of the nature of current provision for female service users women. It additionally aimed to gain service providers' perspectives on the adequacy of existing services for homeless women.
  • Funding Agency
    • Dublin Region Homeless Executive
  • Date From
    • December 2012
  • Date To
    • April 2013
  • Title
    • Women and Homelessness: A Biographical Pathways Analysis
  • Summary
    • The core aim of this research was to conduct an in-depth investigation of the lives and experiences of homeless women in Ireland with specific attention to their homeless 'pathways', that is, their entry routes to homelessness, the homeless experience itself and, possibly, their exit routes from homelessness. The study, which integrated biographical interviewing and ethnographic observation,aimed to contextualises and locate women's homelessness within a continuum of precipitating, perpetuating and/or enabling factors, crossing both structural and individual factors, that help to explain their homeless/ housing 'careers'.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council Research Fellowship Scheme, 2009-10
  • Date From
    • November 2009
  • Date To
    • October 2010
  • Title
    • The Process of Youth Homelessness: A Six-year Qualitative Longitudinal Study
  • Summary
    • This study set out to conduct an in-depth examination of the lives and experiences of homeless young people in the Dublin region. A core aim was to understand transition and change in their lives with a specific focus on their trajectories into, through and out of homelessness. The term 'homeless' was defined and operationalised to include young people who were 'roofless' or sleeping rough as well as those living in homeless hostels or other emergency or temporary accommodation types. It also included a small number of young people who had recently experienced homelessness. The study design was underpinned by a pathways approach, a conceptualisation which recognises the fluid and changeable nature of homelessness and the experiences that surround homelessness. Thus, homelessness is not viewed as static or fixed, but rather is an evolving status that is continually subject to change.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Dublin Region Homeless Executive
  • Date From
    • October 2004
  • Date To
    • May 2011
  • Title
    • A Study of Cocaine Use in Northern Ireland
  • Summary
    • The aim of the study was to provide DHSSPS and treatment service providers with a better understanding of cocaine use in Northern Ireland by using qualitative research methods to explore patterns of drug use and the lifestyles of cocaine users. The research incorporated the following: 1.An assessment of drug use patterns and lifestyles of cocaine users in Northern Ireland; and 2.Information prevention treatment options and information needs about cocaine use.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland
  • Date From
    • June 2008
  • Date To
    • August 2009
  • Title
    • Supporting LGBT Lives: A Study of the Mental Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
  • Summary
    • This research set out to examine mental health and well-being among LGBT people in Ireland with a specific attention to: . The identification of experiences that heighten vulnerability to suicidal behaviour among LGBT people in Ireland, with special emphasis on young people. . The identification of experiences that strengthen resilience in the lives of LGBT people. A core aim of the study was to make policy, service delivery and practice recommendations related to mental health promotion and suicide prevention.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Office for Suicide Prevention
  • Date From
    • May 2007
  • Date To
    • December 2008
  • Title
    • Young People's Initiation to Heroin Use: An Ethno-epidemiological Approach
  • Summary
    • The study adopted an ethno-epidemiological approach in order to more fully explore the contextual factors influencing young people's initiation to heroin use. The specific objectives of the research, which incorporated ethnographic observation and qualitative interviewing techniques, included the development of social and epidemiological descriptions of the types of physical environments and social groups in which young people first use heroin. Methodologically, the research included many of the basic approaches routinely employed in anthropological fieldwork (Mayock et al., 2009) and the study was divided into four components: (1) community assessment process; (2) ethnographic observation; (3) the administration of an 'interceptor' survey; and (4) the conduct of life history interviews. Each of the four components was designed to build on another, both methodologically and theoretically, with the general aim of gaining in-depth understanding of the social course of heroin initiation.
  • Funding Agency
    • NIDA INVEST Fellowship Scheme and Irish Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • A Review of the International Literature on the Role of Outside Facilitators in the Delivery of School-based Sex Education
  • Summary
    • This international literature review of the role of outside facilitators in the delivery or Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) in post-primary school aimed to: (i) develop an evidence base of the range, type, and role of outside facilitators of RSE programmes in post-primary schools; (ii) document RSE programmes internationally that may meet the needs of students and teachers in Ireland, including the range of expertise of facilitators delivering them and how they ideally meet the needs in Ireland; and (iii) feed into formulating 'good practice' guidelines and models for RSE support involving outside facilitators.
  • Funding Agency
    • Crisis Pregnancy Agency
  • Date From
    • December 2008
  • Date To
    • May 2009
  • Title
    • A Study of 'Out of Home' Young People in Cork City
  • Summary
    • A core objective of this research was to generate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the experiences of homeless young people in the Southern region of the Republic of Ireland with particular attention to Cork city. Cork has consistently recorded one of the highest numbers of ¡¥out of home¡" young people nationally. Despite this, relatively little is known about the factors or experiences that lead to young people becoming homeless in this region or about the impact of housing instability on their lives. In its broadest terms, the research set out to: "X Identify young people¡"s pathways or routes into homelessness. "X Examine the experience of living out of home from the perspective of young people. "X Examine the challenges and difficulties experienced by young people who leave home prematurely. "X Make policy recommendations related to service provision, early intervention and the prevention of negative health outcomes.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive, South
  • Date From
    • April 2006
  • Date To
    • September 2007
  • Title
    • National Study of the Implementation of Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish Post-primary Schools
  • Summary
    • This study aimed to build upon research on RSE in Ireland, with a specific focus on the structures and process related to RSE implementation and delivery at a number of levels; these range from national (Department of Education and Science and Department of Health and Children) to local (school) level. Specifically, the study aimed to: 1.Investigate the extent to which RSE policy is implemented and the RSE curriculum delivered in post-primary schools nationwide. 2.Explore the factors and processes that impact on RSE delivery at national, regional and school levels. 3.Identify barriers and facilitators to RSE implementation and delivery at policy and practitioner level.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Education and Science and Crisis Pregnancy Agency
  • Date From
    • January 2005
  • Date To
    • June 2006
  • Title
    • A Study of Sexual Health Issues, Attitudes and Behaviours: The Views of Early School Leavers
  • Summary
    • A core objective of this research was the systematic investigation of the sexual attitudes, behaviours and beliefs of young people aged between 13 and 17.5 years. The research also sought to investigate the processes and mechanisms whereby young people construct, experience and define their sexuality and sexual practice. This study specifically targeted young people who leave school prematurely, that is, before the legal school-leaving age, which is fifteen years in Ireland. It also includes a smaller number of young people who we describe as 'at risk' of early school leaving. Specifically, the research aimed to: 1.Examine the sexual knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of the study's young people. 2.Investigate young people's sexual practices (including their sexual risk-taking behaviour) and to examine the belief systems, concepts and ideas underlying these practices. 3.Identify the different sources and contexts from which young people acquire their knowledge and understanding of sexual issues and sexual health, in particular. 4.Identify the sexual health education and service needs of this group of young people.
  • Funding Agency
    • Crisis Pregnancy Agency
  • Date From
    • October 2003
  • Date To
    • September 2004
  • Title
    • A Exploratory Study of Cocaine Usee in Ireland
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • June 2000
  • Date To
    • January 2001
  • Summary
    • Researcher: Responsible for data collection (in-depth individual interviews) with young people aged between 10 and 14 years as part of a multi-method research strategy for evaluating a nationwide strategy for evaluating a national intervention aimed at tackling educational disadvantage.
  • Date From
    • 1998
  • Date To
    • 1998
  • Summary
    • Principal Investigator: Phase I of a community-based ethnographic study of young people's drug use, Children's Research Centre, Trinity College, Dublin. Fieldwork and data collection involved participant observation and the conduct of in-depth interviews and focus group discussionsl
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • 1998

Recognition

Representations

Founder and Chairperson, Women's Homelessness in Europe Network January 2012 - present

Assistant Editor, Addiction 2011 - present

Management Team Member, Growing Up in Ireland (National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland) 2011 - present

International Mentor, Four-country Study of Street Children (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosove), European University of Tirana, Albania July 2012 - present

Board Member (Vice Chair), EPIC (Empowering People in Care) 2009- present

Member, International Expert Reference Group to support the development of the Youth Policy Framework, Department of Children and Youth Affairs May 2011 - present

Member, Clinical Advisory Group, Coolmine Therapeutic Community 2010 - present

Editorial Board Member, Youth Studies Ireland 2007 - present

Awards and Honours

Irish Research Council (IRC) Research Fellow 2009

NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) INVEST POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (USA) 2006

Government of Ireland Scholar, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2001

Memberships

European Society for Social Drugs Research (ESSD) 2000 – present

Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) 2009 – present

Irish Social Policy Association (IAPA) 2010 – present