TRiCC Academic Researchers
TRiCC is led by the ethos of collaboration. Explore the research interests of our members from a range of disciplines and schools across Trinity College Dublin and wider afield. If you are interested in learning more or in collaborating with a particular member, we invite you contact them directly following the profile links below.
Research undertaken by staff in the School of Education demonstrates a great diversity of scholarship with impact on policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally. This is illustrated by our current ranking of 88th in the QS world rankings for education. Staff at the School of Education conduct high quality research with children and young people on their learning, wellbeing and lived experiences. We have a track record of leading and participating in national and international research with projects funded by the EU, the IRC, the NCSE, the NCCA, the DES and DCYA among others.
The work of staff associated with TRiCC spans the formal and informal education sectors from early years to higher education and investigates a range of topics and curricular areas including the arts, languages and STEM education, inclusion, bullying and ICT in education. We work with children, parents, teachers, principals and policy-makers in order to have a positive impact on the educational experiences of children and young people in Ireland and beyond.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College opened in 1996 and has established itself as a leading force in national and international healthcare research. It is now ranked first in Ireland and 36th in the QS WU rankings by subject. As part of one of the world's leading research-intensive universities, researchers have an established track record in successful bids for large-scale research from national and international agencies – including the HRB and EU.
Staff at the School of Nursing and Midwifery support high quality research with children on their health, wellbeing and lived experiences. Staff associated with TRiCC apply their expertise using quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies to investigate a wide range of topics such as shared decision-making, psychosocial care for childhood cancer, mental health service provision, transition to adult health services, healthy schools evaluation, needs of children of drug users, sexual health in adolescence, public health nursing and parenting support, palliative care services for children, medication adherence, chronic illness management, and management of children with complex care needs at the acute/community interface.
The School of Psychology has long supported high quality, original research with children on their development and lived experiences. In 1995, along with the School of Social Work and Social Policy, it supported the establishment of the Children’s Research Centre, the predecessor of TRiCC, under the directorship of Psychology Professor Sheila Greene.
Today, staff at the School of Psychology associated with TRiCC apply their expertise using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to investigate a wide range of topics such as early first language acquisition, child and adolescent health and wellbeing, peer relationships, the family as a context for children's development, clinical anxiety and physiological reactivity in children with Autism Spectrum Conditions, and the impact of early life experience on brain function, behaviour, and long-term mental health outcomes.
The School of Social Work and Social Policy has long supported high quality, original research with children, including the policies and professional practices designed to improve their lives. In 1995, along with the School of Psychology, it supported the establishment of the Children's Research Centre, the predecessor of TRiCC.
Today, staff at the School of Social Work and Social Policy associated with TRiCC are involved in number of innovative research projects, including the study of the impact of early adversity on later health and social circumstances, and the identification of resilience factors, so as to better inform early interventions. Work on specific social issues such as young people leaving state care, the impact of domestic violence, and youth homeless sit alongside studies seeking to better understand childrens lived experience in the context of interfamilial and intergenerational relationships.