Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: 353-21-420-5131
F: 353-21-490-3443
E: jacquior@ucc.ie

Applied Social Studies

Lecturer
Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: jacquior@ucc.ie

I joined the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC in 2006. Previous to this I worked as an researcher in Tanzania, from 1996 - 1998. Following this I gained extensive experience in a range of equality concerns through my work with the Higher Education Equality Unit (HEEU) from 1998-2002. I continued to work as an independent researcher in Ireland from 2002 - 2006 during which time I tendered for and completed a number of community sector research consultancies. I also completed my PhD, 'Balancing Lives and Livelihoods: interactions of employment and gendered identities in Ireland' in 2005.

In general, my research interests embody the activist and academic and focus on a range of issues concerning gender, equality and diversity in local and global contexts. I have a particular interest in examining intersections between lives and livelihoods, women's studies and gender, and a critical analysis of care, drawing on the feminist ethics of care. I became involved in researching the area of child migration and the analysis of different experiences of children globally, in the late 2000s and to this end, I am a founder-member of the Child Migration and Social Policy Research Group in the School of Applied Social Studies.

Drawing on these interests, my research contributions include analyses of aspects of child trafficking, care for children, migrant children's experiences and interactions of education, community supports for people, younger and older, living with disabilities, as well as analysis of care and family carers in Ireland. I support students in their work in areas of gender relations and identities, migration, sexuality, community and personal lives.

 






Research Interests

In general, my research interests embody the activist and academic and focus on a range of issues concerning gender, equality and diversity in local and global contexts. I have a particular interest in examining intersections between lives and livelihoods, women's studies and gender, and a critical analysis of care, drawing on the feminist ethics of care. I became involved in researching the area of child migration and the analysis of different experiences of children globally, in the late 2000s and to this end, I am a founder-member of the Child Migration and Social Policy Research Group in the School of Applied Social Studies.

Drawing on these interests, my research contributions include analyses of aspects of child trafficking, care for children, migrant children's experiences and interactions of education, community supports for people, younger and older, living with disabilities, as well as analysis of care and family carers in Ireland. I support students in their work in areas of gender relations and identities, migration, sexuality, community and personal lives.

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2013)
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Horgan, Deirdre, Martin, Shirley (Ed.). (2013) Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts. London: Peter Lang Publications. [Details]
(2008)
Horgan, Deirdre, Shirley Martin and Jacqui O'Riordan (Ed.). (2008) Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation: Conference Proceedings. Dubin: Original Writing. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2013)'Accessing and Participating in Education in Lesotho: Children with Special Needs'
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Long, Stella, Urwick, James, Matemoho, Khateli, Makeletso, Ntaote, Nthabeleng, Maketela (2013) 'Accessing and Participating in Education in Lesotho: Children with Special Needs' In: Children's Lives in an Era of Children's Rights: The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)'Towards a Holistic understanding of Special Educational Needs'
O'Riordan, Urwick, James, Jacqui, Long, Stella, Campbell, Maria (2012) 'Towards a Holistic understanding of Special Educational Needs' In: Teacher Education in SUb-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives. Oxford: Symposium Bookd. [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]
(1997)'The Value of Work and Women's Lives'
O'Riordan Jacqui; (1997) 'The Value of Work and Women's Lives' In: In from the Shadows: The UL Women's Studies Collection. Ireland: Women's Studies Dept, University of Limerick. [Details]
(1996)'The Informal Sector and the Alleviation of Poverty from a Gender Perspective'
O'Riordan Jacqui; (1996) 'The Informal Sector and the Alleviation of Poverty from a Gender Perspective' In: ESAURP, Tanzania's Tomorrow. Dar-es-Salaam: ESAURP. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'Understanding love labour's role in understanding informal caring'
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Feilim O'Adhmaill and Helen Duggan; (2011) 'Understanding love labour's role in understanding informal caring'. Irish Journal of Sociology, [Details]
(2011)'Book Review: Gender and Social Justice in Wales'
O'Riordan, Jacqui (2011) 'Book Review: Gender and Social Justice in Wales'. Critical Social Policy, [Details]
(2011)''Often they fall through the cracks': Separated children in Ireland and the role of Guardians'
Martin, Shirley, Christie, Alastair, Horgan, Deirdre and O'Riordan, Jacqui (2011) ''Often they fall through the cracks': Separated children in Ireland and the role of Guardians'. Child Abuse Review, 20 (5):361-373 [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. Globe icon [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2008)Probing the Problematics: Sex and Sexuality
O'Riordan Jacqui; (2008) Sexuality, Identity and Inequality: Examining the Interaction of Community, Family and Relationships . In: Marie-Luise Kohlke and Luisa Orza eds. Probing the Problematics: Sex and Sexuality Globe icon [Details]
(2008)Women in Engineering and Technology Research, PROMETEA Conference
McAuley, Lucy, Martha Burton, Jacqui O'Riordan and Mike FitzGibbon; (2008) An Evaluation of the Experiences of Participants in the Mentorlink Programme - IT Tallaght . In: Godfroy-Genin, Anne-Sophie eds. Women in Engineering and Technology Research, PROMETEA Conference Paris, [Details]
(2008)Development Futures Conference
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Florence Swai and Godwin Siundu; (2008) An Overview of our Research on Women's Informal Sector Enterprises . In: Carol Healy eds. Development Futures Conference Development Education and Research Network NUIG, Galway, Ireland, Globe icon [Details]
(2003)Gender Matters in Higher Education
O'Riordan Jacqui; (2003) 'Introdution', in Vivienne Batt, Sinéad Ní Fhaoláin and Rebecca Pelan, (eds.), Gender Matters in Higher Education Gender Matters in Higher Education NUIG, Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2011)Pathways to Education Connections Conference 2010
Twomey, Pat, O'Riordan, Jacqui and O[hAodain, Michael (2011) You can do it? evaluating the Cork Travelle mentoring programme Pathways to Education Connections Conference 2010 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2005)Tallaght IT: Self-Assessment of Women in Research and Research Management.
O'Riordan, Jacqui; (2005) Tallaght IT: Self-Assessment of Women in Research and Research Management. Ireland. [Details]
(2005)A Study of the Extent and Impact of Asthma on Residents of Blackpool, The Glen and Mayfield, Cork.
O'Riordan, Jacqui; (2005) A Study of the Extent and Impact of Asthma on Residents of Blackpool, The Glen and Mayfield, Cork. Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2005)Needs Assessment, ECAD/Cumman na Daoine Unemployment support Measures.
O'Riordan, Jacqui; (2005) Needs Assessment, ECAD/Cumman na Daoine Unemployment support Measures. Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2004)Assessment of the Feasibility of establishing a Flexiwork company in East Cork.
O'Riordan, Jacqui; (2004) Assessment of the Feasibility of establishing a Flexiwork company in East Cork. East Cork Area Development, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2004)An Assessment of Traveller Needs in East Cork.
O¿Riordan, Jacqui; (2004) An Assessment of Traveller Needs in East Cork. Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2003)Programme Evaluation and Review, Evaluation of the Art and Culture Pilot Programme.
O'Riordan, Jacqui; (2003) Programme Evaluation and Review, Evaluation of the Art and Culture Pilot Programme. . [Details]
(1998)Educational Background, Training and their influence on Female Operated Informal Sector Enterprises.
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Florence Swai and Alice Ruguameheyto; (1998) Educational Background, Training and their influence on Female Operated Informal Sector Enterprises. Dar-es-Salaam. [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. Globe icon [Details]

Electronic Article

YearPublication
(2014)Research Working Papers: The Impact of Action Lesotho’s Projects on the Lives of the Participants.
Jacqui O'Riordan (2014) Research Working Papers: The Impact of Action Lesotho’s Projects on the Lives of the Participants. Electronic Article Globe icon [Details]

Generic

YearPublication
(1998)Who Cares in the Campus? Report of the Higher Education Unit Childcare Survey.
O'Riordan, J.; (1998) Who Cares in the Campus? Report of the Higher Education Unit Childcare Survey. Generic [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2010)An Evaluation of the Traveller Mentoring Programme, Cork City, 2009 ¿ 2010.
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Pat Twomey and Michael O'hAodain; (2010) An Evaluation of the Traveller Mentoring Programme, Cork City, 2009 ¿ 2010. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2010)Hearing Family Carers.
O'Riordan, J. F. OhAdhmaill, H. Duggan; (2010) Hearing Family Carers. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2009)An Evaluation of the Traveller Mentoring Programme, Cork City 2008-2009.
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Pat Twomey and Michael O'hAodain; (2009) An Evaluation of the Traveller Mentoring Programme, Cork City 2008-2009. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Working Paper

YearPublication
(2009)Children and Global Diversity: Learning Materials Working Papers.
Childhood and Global Diversity Team: School of Applied Social Studies, UCC; (2009) Children and Global Diversity: Learning Materials Working Papers. Working Paper [Details]

Research Report

YearPublication
(2014)Hearing Family Carers: 'Going from Bad to Worse'.
O'Riordan, Jacqui and Feilim O'hAdhmaill (2014) Hearing Family Carers: 'Going from Bad to Worse'. Research Report [CORA Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration,
Child Migration and Social Policy Research Group (2014) New Forms of Migration Conference. [Oral Presentation], Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration, University College Cork , 02-SEP-14 - 04-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis across Education Sites in Ireland: Ongoing and Emergent Issues,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Alastair Christie (2014) Presention on attitutes of educational professionals towards children seeking asylum and their families. [Invited Oral Presentation], Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis across Education Sites in Ireland: Ongoing and Emergent Issues, University College Cork , 12-DEC-14 - 12-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Children's Cultural Worlds, 66th OMEP World Assembly and Conference,
Jacqui O'Riordan, Shirley Martin, Deirdre Horgan and Alastair Christie (2014) Perspectives of Early Years Providors on Meeting the Needs of Asylum Seeking Young Children in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Children's Cultural Worlds, 66th OMEP World Assembly and Conference, University College Cork , 01-JUL-14 - 05-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Interactions of asylum seeking parents, teachers and early years practitioners: Partnership or paternalism?,
Shirley Martin, Jacqui O'Riordan, Deirdre Horgan (2014) conference presentation. [Oral Presentation], Interactions of asylum seeking parents, teachers and early years practitioners: Partnership or paternalism?, Dublin , 10-DEC-14 - 10-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)The Irish Welfare State in and After Crisis,
O'Riordan, Jacqui and Feilim O'hAdhmaill (2014) The impact of austerity on family caring in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Welfare State in and After Crisis, UCC , 28-MAR-14 - 28-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)Health and Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis,
Jacqui O'Riordan and Mike FitzGibbon (2013) Development Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference in association with the Irish Forum for Global Health. [Oral Presentation], Health and Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis, Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway , 28-NOV-13 - 29-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Health and Gender in a Period of Global Crisis,
Jacqui O'Riordan and Deborah O'Flynn (2013) Development Studies Association Annual Confernce in association iwth the Irish Forum for Global Health. [Poster Presentation], Health and Gender in a Period of Global Crisis, Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway , 28-NOV-13 - 29-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Social Policy Association Conference,
Ó hAdhmaill, Féilim and O'Riordan, Jacqui (2013) Family Caring in a Low Interventionist State. [Invited Oral Presentation], Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield University, England , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13. [Details]
(2012)ESAI Annual Conference 2012,
Rosarii Griffin and Jacqui O'Riordan (2012) Saving Lives Through Capacity Building: Implementing a Peer Education Life Skills Programme through Acrion Research: Lesotho and the HIV and AIDS Pandemic. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference 2012, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 06-DEC-12 - 10-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Dementia Lesotho,
Jacqui O'Riordan (2012) Guest Speaker at the launch of Dementia Lestho. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Dementia Lesotho, Victoria Hotel, Maseru , 06-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-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]
(2012)Celebrating Childhood Diversity: 4th International Conference, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Blaney, Michael (authors and Presenters) Horgan, Deirdre (Author) (2012) Refugee and Asylum seeking children in Ireland: educational transitions. [Oral Presentation], Celebrating Childhood Diversity: 4th International Conference, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, Sheffield, UK , 09-JUL-12 - 11-JUL-12. [Details]
(2011)CGDE Stakeholders Workshop,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Long, Stella, Karanga, Robert, Phela, N., Urwick, James (2011) Identification, Assessment and Inclusion for Learners with Special Educational Needs: Towards a National System for Lesotho. [Oral Presentation], CGDE Stakeholders Workshop, Lehakoe Club, Maseru , 12-DEC-11 - 13-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011)8th Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireladn,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Twomey, Pat, O'hAodain, Michael (2011) Poster presentation on evaluations of the Traveller Mentoring Programme, Cork. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireladn, University College Cork , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11. [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)Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century,
Child Migration and Social Policy Research Group, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC; (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. [Oral Presentation], Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century, University College Cork , 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 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]
(2008)Connecting with Family Carers - UCC,
O'Riordan, J; (2008) Connecting with Family Carers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Connecting with Family Carers - UCC, University College Cork , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Connecting with Family Carers,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Feilim O'hAdhmaill and Helen Duggan; (2008) Carers Needs and Their Access to Services: Preliminary Research Findings. [Oral Presentation], Connecting with Family Carers, University College Cork , 04-SEP-08 - 04-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)Development Futures Conference,
O'Riordan, J., Swai F; (2007) Gender Livelihood Strategies: Education and household influences on women and men in Tanzania and Kenya. [Oral Presentation], Development Futures Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway , 24-NOV-07 - 26-NOV-06. [Details]
(2007)Globalization: Migration, Citizenship and Identity,
Mike FitzGibbon; (2007) Globalisation, Economic Prosperity and Indigenous Minority Groups: Examining the Needs of Travelers in East Cork, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Globalization: Migration, Citizenship and Identity, University of Ibadan, Nigeria , 06-NOV-07 - 09-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Sex and Sexuality: Exploring Critical Issues, 3rd Global Conference,
O'Riordan J; (2006) Sexuality, Identity and Inequality: Examining the Interaction of Community, Family and Relationships. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Sex and Sexuality: Exploring Critical Issues, 3rd Global Conference, Cracow, Poland , 29-NOV-06 - 03-DEC-06. [Details]
(2006)Equality and Social Inclusion in the 21st Century: Developing Alternatives: An International Conference,
O'Riordan, J., O'Riordan, M. ; (2006) Lessons in Learning to Care: A Journey through Alzheimer¿s Disease. [Oral Presentation], Equality and Social Inclusion in the 21st Century: Developing Alternatives: An International Conference, Queen¿s University, Belfast , 01-MAR-06 - 03-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)15th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 9th Alzheimer Society of Ireland Conference,
O'Riordan, J., O'Riordan M.; (2005) Holistic Caring in the Community. [Oral Presentation], 15th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 9th Alzheimer Society of Ireland Conference, Killarney, Ireland , 01-JUN-05 - 01-JUN-05. [Details]
(2001)NUI Maynooth,
Jordan, Anne, Ann O'Brien, Maeve O'Byrne and Jacqui O'Riordan; (2001) A Vision of Higher Education: Challenges for the Millennium. [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], NUI Maynooth, NUI Maynooth, Ireland , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-06 / 01-SEP-06
Clarity Research Development and Training Director01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-06
Higher Education Equality Unit Director / Deputy Director01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-02
UCC (Depts. Sociology, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Women's Studies) Lecturer (Part-time)01-JAN-97 / 01-JAN-06

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1991University College Cork BA
1992University College Cork MA
2005University College Cork PhD

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Tallaght IT

Self-Assessment of Women in Research and Research Management : Tallaght IT

East Cork Area Development, Youghal

East Cork Area Development / Cumann na Daoine, Youghal: ‘Needs Assessment, ECAD/Cumman na Daoine Unemployment support Measures’, Youghal

Southern Health Board and Blackpool, The Glen, Mayfield Health Action Zone

Southern Health Board and Blackpool, The Glen, Mayfield Health Action Zone: ‘A Study of the Extent and Impact of Asthma on Residents of Blackpool, The Glen and Mayfield, Cork

IT Tallaght

IT Tallaght: Consultant on the development of Policy, practices and procedures to prevent and address Bullying and Harassment at an Institute level

SHB Traveller Health Unit and Traveller Visibility Group

SHB Traveller Health Unit and Traveller Visibility Group: 'An Assessment of Traveller Needs in East Cork'

East Cork Area Development

East Cork Area Development: 'Assessment of the Feasibility of establishing a Flexiwork company in East Cork'

Mentorlink, IT Tallaght, Engineering Dept

Mentorlink, IT Tallaght, Engineering Dept: Consultant on the development of Equality and Diversity policy, practices and procedures

Sherkin Island Development Society / DIT School of Art, Design and Printing

Sherkin Island Development Society / DIT School of Art, Design and Printing: ‘Programme Evaluation and Review,  Evaluation of the Art and Culture Pilot Programme’

Tallaght Institute of Technology

Mentorlink IT Tallaght, Engineering Dept: Online Equality Reference for Women Engineering Students and Workers, Tallaght Institute of Technology

Outreach Activities

 Description

Member of Cork Early Years Network

Board Member One Stop Shop Cork

Director Ethical Development Action

Board member Action Lesotho

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate
SS1006 Social Analysis in Society 1 (Contributing Lecturer)
SS1011 Social Policy and Society (Contributing Lecturer)
SS2004/SS3111 Personal Lives and Family Policy (Lecturer)
SS3402 Social Research in Childhood Studies (Contributing Lecturer)
SS3401 Social Analysis, Gender and Society (Contributing Lecturer)
SS4801 Multiculturalism, Gender and Social Policy (Contributing Lecturer)

Postgraduate lecturing contributions
:
SS6309  : Children and Young People (Contributing Lecturer)
WS6002 : Feminist Theory (Contributing Lecturer)
WS6005 : Women in Society II (Contributing Lecturer)
GG6401 : Introduction to Migration and Diaspora Studies (Contributing Lecturer)
SS7003 :  Research Methods and Skills 1: Qualitative Research  (Contrbuting Lecturer)