Research Profile

Shirley Martin

Biography

I have been a lecturer at the School of Applied Social Studies since 2004 and I was a Co-Director on the the BA Early Years and Childhood Studies from September 2015 to January 2019. Prior to this I worked as a School Completion Coordinator with the Collinstown School Completion Programme in Clondalkin Co.Dublin.

Research Interests

My main research interest is in the well-being of children and the focus of my research relates to key areas in children's' lives such as early years care and education, educational disadvantage and partnership with parents in educational settings. I have conducted a number of research projects in the area of child and youth participation and developed a number of youth-led research projects. My research work has contributed to the body of work informing the National Strategy for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision making 2015-2020 and I has worked closely with the Citizen Participation Unit of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs since 2011 on a range of projects including national consultations with children and young people to formulate specific government policies. I am the Irish Primary Investigator for a newly funded four year Horizon 2020 Project IMMERSE (Integration mapping of Refugee and Migrant Children in Schools in Europe) which  commenced in December 2018 https://www.immerse-h2020.eu/  In 2021 I was an expert reviewer for the European Commission Asylum Migration AMIF-2020-AG-CALL Integration Fund-2020-AG-CALL.

Examples of current and recent research projects 

Migration focused research projects

I am the Irish lead and a Work Package Leader on 
IMMERSE is a Horizon 2020 funded project aimed at mapping the integration of refugee and migrant children in Europe. This project has received €2.9m of funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822536. IMMERSE will contribute to define a new generation of indicators on the integration and socio-educational inclusion of refugee and migrant children in Europe.

Primary Investigator on IRC New Foundations Project Inclusive Volunteering: Exploring Migrant Participation in Volunteerism (2021)

Child Participation Projects

Primary investigator on Circle-time, Selfies, Friends and Food: Researching Children’s Voices in EarlyYears Settings  in partnership with the Lets Grow Together Infant and Child Partnership ABC Programme (2019-2020)

Primary Investigator on IRCHSS RDI project Young People as Social Actors: An examination of young people's perspectives on the impact of participation in OMCYA initiatives (2010-2012). The project investigated the experiences and outcomes of participation for children and young people who have been involved in OMYCA initiatives.  
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/playandrec/20150617ParticipationResearchBriefing.pdf
 
Co-investigator on the Irish Research Council RDI project 'Seen and not heard? The lived realities of children and young people’s participation in Ireland in their homes, schools and communities' for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (November 2012-2013).
 
Youth-led Peer Research Projects- Co-author with Dr Angela O'Connell of How We See It; Report of a Survey on Young People's Body Image (2012) for the Dail na NoG and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.  

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Mapping and overcoming integration challenges for migrant childrenHorizon 202001-DEC-1831-MAY-23€433,390.00
Inclusive Volunteering - exploring migrant participation in volunteerism in Ireland (INVOLVE)Irish Research Council01-NOV-2001-APR-22€11,955.00
Broad consultation with Children & Young People using methods piloted by DCYA and target consultation with Children and Young People who are former users of obesity servicesDepartment of Health21-SEP-1530-SEP-16€7,468.00
EI "CS-2015-1388"H2020 Proposal Preperation Dr S MartinEnterprise Irl09-SEP-1509-JUN-16€10,696.00
Proposal Preparation.Enterprise Irl04-OCT-1403-JUN-15€11,052.00
H2020- Proposal Preparation SupportEnterprise Ireland27-OCT-1427-FEB-15€11,000.00
Young people as Social Actors - An examination of young people's perspectives on the impact of participation in OMYCA.Miscellaneous17-DEC-1030-JUN-15€17,314.00
UCC"Strategic Research Fund 2014"Miscellaneous01-SEP-1430-NOV-15€3,000.00
Young people as social actors "An examination of young people's perspectives on imput of participation in OMYCA initiatives.Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)17-DEC-1031-MAR-13€54,222.00
'Seen and Not Heard? The Lived Realities of Children and Young People's Participation in Ireland in their Homes, Schools and Communities'Irish Research Council01-FEB-1330-DEC-14€50,000.00
Peer Research Project on Body Image for Dail na nOgOther: Not Listed02-SEP-12€6,000.00
Human Trafficking in Ireland - Reconstituting the Rights.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1330-SEP-14€22,940.00
Development of literature review and draft policy paper on children and young people's participationOther: Not Listed01-FEB-1131-OCT-11
CACASS: Investigating the role of Child Protection Policies and Systems in Contributing to the Vulnerabilities and Protection of Trafficked Children in Ireland03-MAR-09
Irish Aid Project: Embedding Global Childhood Issues into the UCC EYCS Programme01-MAY-08
Policy and practice responses to child migration/trafficking in Europe: the role of the National Action Plans on Human Trafficking IRCHSS RDI Networking Grant 2009-201001-APR-10
Children and Global Diversity: Collaborative Development of Learning Materials: UCC and Hope Foundation, Kolkata, IndiaNAIRTL15-SEP-08

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Dr Reana MaierIMMERSEPostdoctoral ResearcherHorizon 2020
Eibhlin LooneyIMMERSEResearch AssistantHorizon 2020
Dr Margaret ScanlonInclusive Volunteering: Exploring Migrant Participation in VolunteerismSenior Postdoctoral ResearcherIrish Research Council

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts.
Jacqui O'Riordan, Deirdre Horgan and Shirley Martin (2013) Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Children's research advisory groups Moving from adult-research agendas to co-creation with children'
Deirdre Horgan and Shirley Martin (2021) 'Children's research advisory groups Moving from adult-research agendas to co-creation with children' In: Deirdre Horgan and Danielle Keenan (eds). Child and Youth Participation in Policy, Practice and Research. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2021)'“The Children's Soap Box”: Evaluating active citizenship through creative engagement'
Annie Cummins, Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin (2021) '“The Children's Soap Box”: Evaluating active citizenship through creative engagement' In: Deirdre Horgan and Danielle Keenan (eds). Child and Youth Participation in Policy, Practice and Research. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Children’s voice in the home: a relational, generational space'
Horgan, Deirdre; Martin, Shirley; Forde, Catherine (2020) 'Children’s voice in the home: a relational, generational space' In: Sam Frankel and Sally McNamee (eds). Bringing Children Back into the Family: Relationality, Connectedness and Home Vol: 27. UK: Emerald.   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Childhoods Lived in Direct Provision: Providing Alternative Spaces and Places Where Children Are Enabled to Flourish'
O'Riordan, J., Horgan, D., Martin, S. (2020) 'Childhoods Lived in Direct Provision: Providing Alternative Spaces and Places Where Children Are Enabled to Flourish' In: O'Riordan, J. and Fitzgibbon, M (eds). Direct Provision: Asylum, the Academy and Activism. UK: Peter Lang.   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Young People's Body Image- A Peer-led Research Project'
Angela O'Connell and Shirley Martin (2014) 'Young People's Body Image- A Peer-led Research Project' In: 'Capturing the voice of the child' Children's Research Digest , Vol. . Issue 1. Dublin: Children's Research Network. [Details]
(2013)'Day-to-day Transitions for Children of People Seeking Refugee Status Living in Ireland'
O'Riordan, J., Horgan, D., Martin, S. and Blaney, M. (2013) 'Day-to-day Transitions for Children of People Seeking Refugee Status Living in Ireland' In: Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts. Oxford: Peter Lang.   [Details]
(2011)'Child Trafficking in Ireland'
Horgan, D., Martin, S. and O'Riordan, J. ; (2011) 'Child Trafficking in Ireland' In: The Changing Faces of Ireland: Exploring the Lives of Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Children. Boston: Sense Publications. [Details]
(2011)'A differentiated Care System: Its Contribution to the Vulnerabilities'
Horgan, D. Martin, S. & O'Riordan, J. (2011) 'A differentiated Care System: Its Contribution to the Vulnerabilities' In: Motmans Joz, Cuypers Daniël, Meier Petra, Mortelmans Dimitri & Zanoni Patrizia (Eds.) (2011). Equal is not enough: challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies. Conference Proceedings. Antwerp. Antwerp: : Policy Research Centre on Equal opportunities, University of Antwerp ¿ Hasselt University. [Details]
(2008)'`The role of early childhood care and education in combating educational disadvantage and social exclusion'
Martin, S ; (2008) '`The role of early childhood care and education in combating educational disadvantage and social exclusion' In: New Modes of Reasoning in an Age of Commodification. New York: Nova Science. [Details]
(2006)'Researching Parental Participation in Early Years Settings'
Martin, S; (2006) 'Researching Parental Participation in Early Years Settings' In: Exploring Children's Lives: A Handbook of Early Childhood Research. [Details]
(2005)'Researching Parental Participation in Early Years Settings'
Martin, S. ; (2005) 'Researching Parental Participation in Early Years Settings' In: Exploring Children's Lives: A Handbook of Early Childhood Research. Cork: Early Childhood Research Unit. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2022)'Infant mental health training for early years practitioners'
Martin, Shirley; O’Hara, Louise; Curtin, Margaret; Dennehy, Janet (2022) 'Infant mental health training for early years practitioners'. Childhood Education, 98 (3):34-41 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2021)'Child and adult perspectives on implementing a quality improvement strategy in ECCE settings''
Shirley Martin, Katherine Harford and Lynn Buckley (2021) 'Child and adult perspectives on implementing a quality improvement strategy in ECCE settings''. An Leanbh Og, The Omep Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 14 (1):268-304 [Details]
(2021)'Supporting languages: The socio‐educational integration of migrant and refugee children and young people'
Deirdre Horgan, Reana Maier, Jacqui O'Riordan and Shirley Martin (2021) 'Supporting languages: The socio‐educational integration of migrant and refugee children and young people'. Children & Society, [Details]
(2020)'A multidisciplinary community level approach to improving quality in early years' settings'
Buckley, L;Martin, S;Curtin, M (2020) 'A multidisciplinary community level approach to improving quality in early years' settings'. Journal Of Early Childhood Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Including children's voices in a multiple stakeholder study on a community-wide approach to improving quality in early years settings'
Shirley Martin and Lynn Buckley (2018) 'Including children's voices in a multiple stakeholder study on a community-wide approach to improving quality in early years settings'. Early Childhood Development and Care, :1-14   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The centrality of play in children’s ideal after-school environments'
Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin and Annie Cummins (2018) 'The centrality of play in children’s ideal after-school environments'. Children’s Research Digest, [Details]
(2018)'Decision-Making by Children and Young People in the Home: The Nurture of Trust, Participation and Independence'
Martin, S;Forde, C;Horgan, D;Mages, L (2018) 'Decision-Making by Children and Young People in the Home: The Nurture of Trust, Participation and Independence'. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 :198-210 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Including the voices of children and young people in health policy development: An Irish perspective'
Martin, S. Horgan, D. Scanlon, M. Eldin, N. and O'Donnell, A. (2018) 'Including the voices of children and young people in health policy development: An Irish perspective'. Health Education Journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Learning from children's voice in schools: Experiences from Ireland'
Forde, C;Horgan, D;Martin, S;Parkes, A (2018) 'Learning from children's voice in schools: Experiences from Ireland'. Journal Of Educational Change, 19 :489-509 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Children’s views on school-age care: child’s play or childcare?'
Horgan, D., O’Riordan, J., Martin, S., & O’Sullivan, J. (2018) 'Children’s views on school-age care: child’s play or childcare?'. Children and Youth Services Review, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Perspectives on representation in local child and youth councils in Ireland'
Martin, S. and Forde, C. (2017) 'Perspectives on representation in local child and youth councils in Ireland'. Youth and Policy, (116):79-95   [Details]
(2017)'Children and Young People’s Participation in the Community in Ireland: Experiences and Issues'
Forde, C., Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (2017) 'Children and Young People’s Participation in the Community in Ireland: Experiences and Issues'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 17 (1)   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Children and Young People’s Right to Participate: National and Local Youth Councils in Ireland'
Forde, C., Martin, S. and Dunn Galvin, A. (2016) 'Children and Young People’s Right to Participate: National and Local Youth Councils in Ireland'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 24 :1-20 [Details]
(2016)'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools'
Martin, S. Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. and Christie, A. (2016) 'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools'. Race Ethnicity and Education, :1-13   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Children’s participation: moving from the performative to the social'
Horgan, Deirdre; Forde, Catherine; Martin, Shirley; Parkes, Aisling (2016) 'Children’s participation: moving from the performative to the social'. Childrens Geographies, 15 (3):1-15   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Early Childhood Care and Education Policy: Ireland Country Note'
Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Maura Cunneen and Marcella Towler (2014) 'Early Childhood Care and Education Policy: Ireland Country Note'. New Zealand Research In Early Childhood Education, 17 (Special Issue):21-34   [Details]
(2011)''Often They Fall Through the Cracks': Separated Children in Ireland and the Role of Guardians'
Martin, S; Christie, A; Horgan, D; O'Riordan, J (2011) ''Often They Fall Through the Cracks': Separated Children in Ireland and the Role of Guardians'. Child Abuse Review, 20 :361-373 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'An Early Childhood Intervention Programme and the Longterm Outcomes for Students'
Martin, Shirley; (2010) 'An Early Childhood Intervention Programme and the Longterm Outcomes for Students'. Child Care in Practice, 16 (3):257-274 [Details]
(2008)'Evidence supporting Parent Involvement in Early Years Intervention Programmes'
Martin, S ; (2008) 'Evidence supporting Parent Involvement in Early Years Intervention Programmes'. An Leanbh Óg, the OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 2 (1):127-144 [Details]
(2006)'Opportunities for Parent Partnership and Advocacy in Early Year's Services in Ireland'
Martin, S.; (2006) 'Opportunities for Parent Partnership and Advocacy in Early Year's Services in Ireland'. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education, 9 :15-33 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'A differentiated care system: its contribution to the vulnerabilities of separated migrant children in Ireland'
Horgan, Deirdre; Martin, Shirley; O'Riordan, Jacqui and Christie, Alastair (2011) 'A differentiated care system: its contribution to the vulnerabilities of separated migrant children in Ireland' 1 (1) :24-44.   [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)Children's Research Digest
Horgan, D., Forde, C. and Martin, S. (2016) Children and Young People’s Participation in their Everyday Lives: Evidence Based Policy . In: Children's Research Network, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland eds. Children's Research Digest Dublin, , 16-DEC-15 - 16-DEC-15 [Details]
(2010)Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
Jacqui O'Riordan, Shirley Martin, Deirdre Horgan, Ruth Murray and Caroline Shore; (2010) Children and Global Diversity: Collaborative Development of Learning Materials . In: Jennifer Murphy, Carrie Griffin and Bettie Higgs eds. Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Trinity College Dublin, , pp.87-95   [Details]
(2008)Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation
Martin, S., Horgan, D. and O'Riordan, J. ; (2008) Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation . In: Martin, S., Horgan, D. and O'Riordan, J eds. Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation University College Cork, [Details]
(2008)Combatting Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation
Martin, S. Horgan, D. & O'Riordan, J. ; (2008) conference proceedings Combatting Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation [Details]
(2002)Lessons from the 21st century- Research, Reflection, Renewal: Proceedings of the OMEP (Ireland) Conference
Martin, S. and Fitzpatrick, A. ; (2002) `Parents as Partners in Early Years Services in Ireland: An Exploratory Study Lessons from the 21st century- Research, Reflection, Renewal: Proceedings of the OMEP (Ireland) Conference , pp.106-126 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2022)Inclusive volunteering: Exploring migrant participation in volunteerism.
Scanlon, Margaret; Martin, Shirley (2022) Inclusive volunteering: Exploring migrant participation in volunteerism. University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. [Full Text] [Details]
(2021)Report on psycho-social and wellbeing indicators regarding refugee and migrant children’s integration.
Shirley Martin, Jacqui O’Riordan, Deirdre Horgan, Reana Maier, Maria Daniella Marouda, Eleni Koutsouraki and Lida Farakouki (2021) Report on psycho-social and wellbeing indicators regarding refugee and migrant children’s integration. IMMERSE H2020, Spain.   [Details]
(2019)Circle-Time, Selfies, Friends and Food:Researching Children’s Voices in Early Years Settings in the Young Knocknaheeny ABC Programme.
Martin, Shirley (2019) Circle-Time, Selfies, Friends and Food:Researching Children’s Voices in Early Years Settings in the Young Knocknaheeny ABC Programme. Young Knocknaheeny ABC, Cork.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)Born and Raised into Homelessness, Overcrowding and Substandard Housing: Experiences of Families Engaged with the Young Knocknaheeny Home Visiting Programme.
Martin, Shirley; Curtin, Margaret (2019) Born and Raised into Homelessness, Overcrowding and Substandard Housing: Experiences of Families Engaged with the Young Knocknaheeny Home Visiting Programme. Young Knocknaheeny ABC, Cork.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)An Evaluation of the Operation and Impact of The Ark Children’s Council [Executive Summary].
Horgan, Deirdre; Martin, Shirley; Cummins-McNamara, Annie (2019) An Evaluation of the Operation and Impact of The Ark Children’s Council [Executive Summary]. The Ark, Dublin.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)An Evaluation of the Operation and Impact of The Ark Children's Council.
Horgan, D. Martin, S. and Cummins-McNamara (2019) An Evaluation of the Operation and Impact of The Ark Children's Council. Dublin, The Ark. [Details]
(2017)Report of Consultations with Children on After-school Care.
Horgan, D., O'Riordan, J., Martin, S. and O'Sullivan, J. (2017) Report of Consultations with Children on After-school Care. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Government Publications, Dublin, Dublin.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)Healthy Lifestyles – Have Your Say.
Shirley Martin, Deirdre Horgan and Margaret Scanlon (2016) Healthy Lifestyles – Have Your Say. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin.   [Details]
(2016)Young Knocknaheeny: Preparing for a Whole Community Prevention and Early Intervention Programme.
Margaret Curtin, Shirley Martin and Katherine Harford. (2016) Young Knocknaheeny: Preparing for a Whole Community Prevention and Early Intervention Programme. Young Knocknaheeny, Cork.   [Details]
(2015)An Examination of Young People’s Views on the Impact of Participation in Decision-making.
Martin, S., Forde, C., Dunn Galvin, A. and O'Connell, A. (2015) An Examination of Young People’s Views on the Impact of Participation in Decision-making. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2015)Briefing Note No. 2/2015: Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010.
Kilkelly, U., Martin, S., Swirak, K. and Field, S. (2015) Briefing Note No. 2/2015: Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin.   [Details]
(2015)Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010.
Kilkelly, U,. Martin, S., Swirak, S and Field, S. (2015) Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010. Stationary Office / Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2015)Seen and Not Heard: Children and Young people's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community.
Horgan, D., Forde, C. Martin, S., Parkes, A., O'Connell, A. (2015) Seen and Not Heard: Children and Young people's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2012)How We See It: Report of a Survey on Young People's Body Image.
O'Connell, Angela and Martin, Shirley (2012) How We See It: Report of a Survey on Young People's Body Image. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin.   [Details]
(2012)Safe Care for trafficked Children in Ireland: Developing a Protective Environment.
Horgan, Deirdre; O'Riordan, Jacqui; Christie, Alastair; and Martin, Shirley (2012) Safe Care for trafficked Children in Ireland: Developing a Protective Environment. Children's Rights Alliance, Republic of Ireland.   [Details]
(2009)Children and Global Diversity Learning Materials Working Papers.
O'Riordan, J., Horgan, D. Das Roy, S. Martin, S., Murray, R. and Shore, C. (2009) Children and Global Diversity Learning Materials Working Papers. UCC, Cork. [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2020)Voices From 'Backstage': London Nightworkers Before and During the Pandemic.
Julius-Cezar MacQuarie and Shirley Martin (2020) Voices From 'Backstage': London Nightworkers Before and During the Pandemic. Blog [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Are we going to be in the hostel for ever mommy?”: Isolated Childhoods in Direct Provision.
Deirdre Horgan, Jacqui O’Riordan and Shirley Martin (2014) Are we going to be in the hostel for ever mommy?”: Isolated Childhoods in Direct Provision. file:///C:/Users/smartin/Downloads/Direct_Provision_14_Ireland%20(1).pdf: Blog [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

 YearPublication
(2020)Obesity inThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies.
Martin, Shirley (2020) Obesity inThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies. New York:Sage. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)Good will to tackle childtrafficking but action needed.
Deirdre Horgan and Shirley Martin (2012) Good will to tackle childtrafficking but action needed. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2013)Childcare sector crying out for funding.
Dr. Deirdre Horgan, Dr. Shirley Martin, Dr. Maura Cunneen (2013) Childcare sector crying out for funding. Ireland: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Childrens Research Network Ireland Member/
OMEP Ireland Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)Child Migration And Integration. Trends & Challenges,
Shirley Martin, Reana Maier, Deirdre Horgan, Jacqui O’Riordan (2022) IMMERSE children and young people's advisory group: Co-constructors and advisors. [Oral Presentation], Child Migration And Integration. Trends & Challenges, Ljubljana, Slovenia , 02-JUN-22 - 04-JUN-22. [Details]
(2021)EECERA 2021,
Shirley Martin, Margaret Curtin et al. (2021) Supporting Relationships: Implementing Infant Mental Health training and capacity building for Early Years Practitioners. [Oral Presentation], EECERA 2021, online , 06-SEP-21 - 09-SEP-21. [Details]
(2021)Society for the History of Children and Youth XI Biennial International Conference,
Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. Maeir, R. & Martin, S. (2021) Immerse H2020 socio-educational integration of Migrant Children in Education, Research findings from Phase 1 of the study. [Oral Presentation], Society for the History of Children and Youth XI Biennial International Conference, Galway, Ireland , 23-JUN-21 - 25-JUN-21. [Details]
(2021)Contemporary Childhood Conference,
Deirdre Horgan, Reana Maier, Jacqui O'Riordan and Shirley Martin (2021) The role of Education in breaking down borders and building inclusive societies for migrant children. [Oral Presentation], Contemporary Childhood Conference, online , 06-SEP-21 - 09-SEP-21. [Details]
(2021)18th IMISCOE Annual Conference,
Maeir, R. Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. & Martin, S. (2021) International Migration Research Network Europe. [Oral Presentation], 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Luxembourg (online) , 07-JUL-21 - 09-JUL-21. [Details]
(2020)Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2020,
Reana Maier, Deirdre Horgan, Jacqui O'Riordan, Shirley Martin (2020) Mapping the Integration of Migrant and Refugee Children: Co-creating Indicators of Integration. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2020, Online . [Details]
(2019)RESPOND Conference: Unpacking the challenges and possibilities for migration governance,
Martin, S. and O’Riordan, J. Horgan, D. and Maier, R. (2019) IMMERSE: Mapping the Educational Integration of Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe: Co-creating Indicators of Integration. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], RESPOND Conference: Unpacking the challenges and possibilities for migration governance, Newham College, University of Cambridge , 17-OCT-19 - 19-OCT-19. [Details]
(2019)National Early Childhood Research Conference 2019,
Shirley Martin, (2019) Including young children’s voices in programme evaluations. [Oral Presentation], National Early Childhood Research Conference 2019, Dublin . [Details]
(2019)Childrens Research Network Annual Conference,
Horgan, D. Martin, S. O’Riordan, J. and Maier, R. (2019) Facilitating the voice of migrant children: IMMERSE. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Childrens Research Network Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 04-DEC-19 - 05-DEC-19. [Details]
(2019)Children's Voices and Participation in Research and Practice,
Shirley Martin, (2019) Seminar and Practice-based Workshops. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Children's Voices and Participation in Research and Practice, Holyhill Library and Barnardos, Cork . [Details]
(2019)Symposium: Child Consultation & Participative Decision Making,
Horgan, D. Martin, S. and Cummins-McNamara, A. (2019) Report Findings: An Evaluation of the Operation and Impact of The Children’s Council. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Symposium: Child Consultation & Participative Decision Making, The Ark Children's Council, Dublin , 12-MAR-19. [Details]
(2018)European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference,
Horgan, D. Martin, S. and O’Riordan, J. (2018) ) School Age Care: Child voice in the policy arena. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference, Budapest , 29-AUG-18 - 31-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018)Revolutionising Play Conference,
O’Riordan, J, Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (2018) Children's views on afterschool and play. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Revolutionising Play Conference, MIC Limerick . [Details]
(2018)EECERA,
Shirley Martin and Jenna Russell (Barnardos) (2018) Including children’s voices in a multiple stakeholder study on a community wide approach to improving quality in early years setting. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], EECERA, Budapest . [Details]
(2018)In Favour of Real and Effective Child Participation: What Are the Tools?,
Shirley Martin (2018) Invited Keynote. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], In Favour of Real and Effective Child Participation: What Are the Tools?, International Institute for the Rights of the Child Geneva (Switzerland) . [Details]
(2018)The 8th International Child and Teen Consumption Conference,
Shirley Martin (presenter), Deirdre Horgan and Catherine Forde (2018) Children’s views on opportunities for decision – making in the home and the centrality of consumption. [Oral Presentation], The 8th International Child and Teen Consumption Conference, Angoleme,France , 04-APR-18 - 06-APR-18. [Details]
(2018)2018 OMEP Ireland Conference: Enquiring Minds - Celebrating Creativity and Curiosity in Early Childhood,
Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. Martin, S. and O'Sullivan, J. (2018) School Age Care: The centrality of play in children’s ideal afterschool environments. [Oral Presentation], 2018 OMEP Ireland Conference: Enquiring Minds - Celebrating Creativity and Curiosity in Early Childhood, Cork Institute of Technology , 28-APR-18 - 28-APR-18. [Details]
(2017)Researching multi-local children: methodological and ethical issues; Invited Workshop,
Shirley Martin (2017) From pockets of participation to peer-led research; the practical and ethical challenges of involving children as coresearchers. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Researching multi-local children: methodological and ethical issues; Invited Workshop, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve , 04-APR-17 - 06-APR-17. [Details]
(2017)Fifth International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families,
Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. and Martin, S. (2017) Refugee Children in Ireland: Care and Education issues. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Fifth International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, Loughborough University, UK , 25-SEP-17 - 27-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)EECERA Conference, ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOLIDARITY AND CHILDREN’S RIGHT,
Jenna Russel (presenter), Shirley Martin, Braedon Donald (2017) Addressing quality in childcare: A case study of a community wide approach to improving outcomes for children in a disadvantaged area. [Oral Presentation], EECERA Conference, ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOLIDARITY AND CHILDREN’S RIGHT, Bologna Italy . [Details]
(2016)VII Conference on Childhood Studies,
Forde, C. , Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (2016) My friends listen to me: Children and Young People’s Experiences of Participation in Play, Sports and Leisure Activities in Urban and Rural Ireland. [Oral Presentation], VII Conference on Childhood Studies, Turku University, Finland , 06-JUN-16 - 08-JUN-16. [Details]
(2015)Better Outcomes for Children: Are we there yet? Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Annual Conference,
Horgan, D. (Presenter) Martin, S. and Forde, C. (2015) 'CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES: EVIDENCE BASED POLICY'. [Oral Presentation], Better Outcomes for Children: Are we there yet? Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Annual Conference, Chartered Accountants' House, Dublin , 10-DEC-15 - 10-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)Global Implementation Conference,
Katherine Hardford and Shirley Martin (2015) Changing the way we work: Preparing a community for evidence informed early intervention programmes. [Oral Presentation], Global Implementation Conference, Dublin , 27-MAY-15 - 28-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015)Launch of National Participation Strategy,
Martin, S., Forde, C. (2015) • An examination of children and young people’s views on the impact of their participation in decision-making. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Launch of National Participation Strategy, Chartered Accountants House, Dublin , 17-JUN-15 - 17-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces,
Horgan, D. (presenter) and Martin, S. (presenter) (2015) Children and young people’s participation, activism and citizenship in rural spaces. [Oral Presentation], The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, University of Nothampton , 09-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)Children's Research Network conference 2015: Better Outcomes for Children: Are we there yet?,
Horgan, D. (presenter), Forde, C., Martin, S. (2015) CHILDREN DN YOUNG PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES: EVIDENCE ABSED POLICY. [Oral Presentation], Children's Research Network conference 2015: Better Outcomes for Children: Are we there yet?, Dublin , 10-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)Journal of Youth Studies Conference,
Shirley Martin (presenter), Deirdre Horgan, Catherine Forde and Aisling Parkes (2015) Children and Young People’s participation in decision-making in the community: Place, Space and Voice. [Oral Presentation], Journal of Youth Studies Conference, Copenhagen . [Details]
(2014)Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth International Conference: Researching Children's Everyday Lives: Socio-Cultural Contexts,
Horgan, D. (presenter), Forde, C., Martin, S. and Mages, L. (2014) Exploring Children's Experience of Participation in Home, School and Community In Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth International Conference: Researching Children's Everyday Lives: Socio-Cultural Contexts, Sheffield University, UK , 01-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Children's Research Network: Caring for our Children: Lessons learnt – informing future policy and practice,
Shirley Martin, Jacqui O'Riordan and Deirdre Horgan (2014) Interactions of asylum seeking parents, teachers and early years practitioners: Partnership or paternalism?. [Oral Presentation], Children's Research Network: Caring for our Children: Lessons learnt – informing future policy and practice, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)OMEP 66th World Conference : Children's Cultural Worlds,
O'Riordan, J. Martin, S and Horgan, D. (2014) Perspectives of early years providers on meeting the needs of asylum seeking young children in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], OMEP 66th World Conference : Children's Cultural Worlds, UCC, Cork , 03-JUL-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)5th International Conference “Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts”, University of Sheffield, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth,
Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Linda Madges and Catherine Forde (2014) The lived realities of children's and young peoples participation in the community. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Conference “Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts”, University of Sheffield, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield , 02-JUL-14 - 04-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration,
O'Riordan, J. (presenter) Horgan, D. (presenter) MArtin, S. and Christie, A. (2014) Children Living in Direct Provision : State migration policy as a barrier to their welfare and participation in education. [Oral Presentation], Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration, UCC, Cork , 02-SEP-14 - 04-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)What's Working for Young People,
Forde, C., Madges, L., Horgan, D., Parkes, A and Martin, S. (2014) Children's Participation in Home, School and Community. [Oral Presentation], What's Working for Young People, Dublin , 25-MAR-14 - 26-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children, 9th Annual Conference,
Horgan, D.(presenter), Forde, C., Parkes, A, Madges, L. and Martin S. (2014) ‘Seen and not Heard? An exploration of children and young people’s experiences of participation in the home, school and community using creative child-centred methodological approaches. [Oral Presentation], Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children, 9th Annual Conference, Prague , 16-MAR-14 - 17-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual Conference,
Parkes, A., Forde, C., Horgan, D., Martin, S and Madges, L. (2013) Children and Young Peoples Experiences of Participation in Home, School and Community. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual Conference, London , 29-AUG-13 - 30-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)ISS21 Research Showcase,
Martin, S. and Forde, C. (2013) Young People as Social Actors: Perspectives on the Impact of Participation in DCYA Initiatives. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISS21 Research Showcase, University College Cork , 01-MAR-13 - 01-MAR-13. [Details]
(2011)Closing a Protection Gap Report on Guardianship for Separated Children in Ireland,
Shirley Martin (2011) Invited to Speak at launch of Report. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Closing a Protection Gap Report on Guardianship for Separated Children in Ireland, Dublin , 12-OCT-12 - 17-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)8th Annual Conference of the Sociological Society of Ireland,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Horgan, Deirdre, Martin, Shirley (2011) Separated Migrant Children, or Adults : Othering and Migration in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 8th Annual Conference of the Sociological Society of Ireland, University College Cork , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century,
D. Horgan and J. Riordan (Presenters) and S.Martin (Contributing Author); (2010) The implications of the dispersal policy for Aged-Out Minors and Separated Children. [Oral Presentation], Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century, University College Cork , 12-MAY-10 - 12-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)2nd Equal is not Enough Conference,
Horgan, D. & Martin, S.; (2010) A differentiated care system: its contribution to the vulnerabilities of separated migrant children in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd Equal is not Enough Conference, Antwerp, Belgium , 01-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010)The Child' and 'Childhood' in Theory and Policy Conference,
D. Horgan and S. McCaughren (Presenters) and S.Martin (contributing author); (2010) The retrospective voice of the institutionalised child: An exploration of childhood discourses in the Irish Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. [Oral Presentation], The Child' and 'Childhood' in Theory and Policy Conference, University of Leeds , 15-SEP-10 - 15-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)DICE Conference 2010,
O'Riordan, J., S. Martin, D. Horgan; (2010) Expanding the International Development Focus of an Early Childhood Studies Degree (BA ECS, UCC). [Oral Presentation], DICE Conference 2010, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 17-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)The Child and Childhood in Theory & Policy,
Horgan, D., McCaughren, S. & Martin, S.; (2010) `The Retrospective Voice of the Institutionalised Child: An Exploration of Childhood Discourses in the Irish Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (2009)¿,. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], The Child and Childhood in Theory & Policy, University of Leeds, UK , 15-SEP-10 - 15-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)International Conference on Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century,
Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. & Martin, S.; (2010) The Implementation Plan of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report (OMCYA, 2009) and the implications of the dispersal policy for Aged-out Minors and Separated Children. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference on Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 12-MAY-10 - 12-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)Issues in Safeguarding Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children Conference (BASPCAN),
S.Martin (Presenter) and Child Migration and Social Policy Research Group, UCC; (2010) What role for guardians? Work with separated children in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Issues in Safeguarding Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children Conference (BASPCAN), University of Lancaster, Preston , 14-APR-10 - 14-APR-10. [Details]
(2009)NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice & Policy,
S.Martin and J.O'Riordan ; (2009) Collaborative Development of Learning Materials. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice & Policy, Trinity College Dublin , 18-NOV-09 - 18-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) Annual Conference,
Martin, S and Horgan, D. ; (2009) Recent Policy and Practice Developments in Child Trafficking in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) Annual Conference, Swansea, Wales , 23-SEP-09 - 24-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) annual conference,
Martin, S. and Horgan, D. ; (2009) Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Global Issues Affecting Children: Development of Learning Materials for Students on the BA Early Childhood Studies. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) annual conference, Kilkenny , 15-APR-09 - 16-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy,
O'Riordan, J.. S. Martin, D. Horgan, R. Murray, C. Shore; (2009) Children and Global Diversity: Collaborative Development of Learning Materials,. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy, Trinity College, Dublin , 11-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)European Conference on Educational Research,
S.Martin ; (2009) The Long-term Outcomes of an Early Childhood Intervention Programme in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Vienna, Austria , 14-SEP-09 - 17-SEP-09. [Details]
(2008)Educational Studies Research Ireland Annual Conference, Galway,
Martin. S; (2008) Parent Involvement in an Early Start Programme. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Research Ireland Annual Conference, Galway, Galway , 03-MAR-08 - 03-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Combating Child Labour and Child Trafficking,
Martin. S.; (2008) Combating Child Labour and Child Trafficking. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Combating Child Labour and Child Trafficking, UCC , 17-MAY-08 - 17-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)OMEP (Ireland) Conference, UCC, Cork,
Martin. S.; (2007) Evidence supporting Parent Involvement in Early Years Intervention Programme. [Oral Presentation], OMEP (Ireland) Conference, UCC, Cork, Cork , 28-APR-07 - 28-APR-07. [Details]
(2005)EECERA 2005 Conference `Young Children as Citizens¿ in Dublin,
Martin. S.; (2005) Opportunities for parents to act as advocates for young children in early years services in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], EECERA 2005 Conference `Young Children as Citizens¿ in Dublin, Dublin , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork Child Friendly City Working Group Member2021 /
Creche Cois Laoi Board of Management Board of Management Member/
Cork City Childcare Board of Management Board Member/
Young Knocknakeeny Evaluation Subgroup Academic and Research Advisor2014 / 2016
Thematic Group for Goal 1 of the Irish Governments new National Children’s Strategy (NCS) (2012-2017 member/
Early Childhood in Developing World Contexts - An International Conference Committee Co-organiser2010 /
`Closing a Protection Gap Report on Guardianship for Separated Children in Ireland Advisor/
Lets Grow Together Research and Evaluation Group Academic and Research Advisor2014 / 2022
Member Irish Advisory Board on Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe Project European Funded Project led by Irish Refugee Council2014 / 2015

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Applied Social Studies UCC Lecturer/
Collinstown School Completion Programme, Neilstown, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. School Completion Co-ordinator/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2000University College Cork BSCSocial Science
2003Dublin Institute of Technology MScM.Phil Research
2008University College Cork PHDphilosophy
2021University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and LearningTeaching

Outreach Activities

 Description

Domestic Violence Centre Cork (One Stop Shop) Board of Directors

UCC Plus Easter Schools Workshop- Faclitiate workshops on Social Science for Transition Year Students


Academic Advisor to the Young Knocknaheeny Project

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
New Zealand Research In Early Childhood Education Referee-
Childrens Geographies Referee-
Journal Of Immigrant &Amp; Refugee Studies Referee-
The Journal Of Youth Studies Referee-
International Migration Quarterly Review Referee-
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Referee-
An Leanbh Óg: Journal Of Omep Ireland Referee-
International Social Work Referee27-OCT-14 -
Journal Of Refugee Studies Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

ERASMUS supported visit to UIC Barcelona, October 2018.

Invited Presentation: December 2010: Horgan, D., Martin, S. and O'Riordan J. `Child Trafficking in Ireland Invited Presentation to the Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change, Vidyasagar University, Kolkata, India. 

Deirdre Horgan and Shirley Martin 'Attempts at Authentic & Creative Participatory Research Methods with Children'. P4Play PhD Workshop, 10th MARCH 2021. University College Cork

Dr Deirdre Horgan and Dr Shirley Martin, Attempts at Authentic & Creative Research Methods with Children in Child and Youth Advisory GroupsCreative Research Methodologies: Researching with Children and Young People, UCC, in conjunction with CRN Special Interest Group in Child and Youth Participation, 24-25th September 2019. 

Shirley Martin and Professor Ursula Kilkelly 'Ethics and Research with Children' Child and Youth Research Cluster Seminar Series, UCC, September 2012.

Shirley Martin and Deirdre Horgan 'Trafficked and Migrant Separated Children in Ireland' Child and Youth Research Cluster Seminar Series, UCC, November 2010

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Current Modules
SS1019 Children's Social and Cultural Worlds
SS1020 
Social Policy and Society 
SS3404 Social Research in Early Childhood Studies
SS6316 Children and Young People module on the Masters in Social Policy  (contributor)

Current PhD Students:
Janet Dennehy
Ailin Quinlan
Helen Louise Murphy

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2017Patricia Stapleton NUI (UCC)PHDHuman trafficking in Ireland – reconstituting the rights identity of trafficked persons
2020Lorraine O'Donovan University College CorkPHDAn exploration of the factors that influence practitioners' decision-making in the context of delivering the Strengthening Families Programme.
2015Patrick Duggan UCCPhDCitizenship education in Irish secondary schools: the influence of curriculum content, school culture and stakeholder perspectives

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Maria Marouda Chair, Eur Com. against Racism and Intolerance, Council or Europe at Council of Europe - As.Prof. Panteion UniversityGREECE
Professor Mercedes Fernandez Comilas Pontfical UniversitySPAIN

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