Research Profile

Orla O'Donovan

Biography

My research and teaching are centrally concerned with social imaginaries of progress, health and medicine. I am interested in radical utopian movements that refuse to reproduce the ways of thinking, living and being that create the life-destroying injustices of patriarchy and consumer capitalism. This interest has sparked critical exploration of the promises of “commons” movements, focused on knowledge, water and the body..  

Against the background of public disquiet in Ireland about the uncared-for dead bodies of women and children who died in so-called Mother and Baby Homes, people whose lives, deaths and remains did not matter, my recent research has focused on searches for ways of thinking about the dead body that trouble and go beyond prevailing intellectual frameworks, particularly the “remains as resources” thinking offered by modern medicine and the seemingly limitless bioeconomy. I am also interested in our collective amnesia about modern medicine’s origins in and ongoing careless reliance on exploitation and appropriation of the bodies of the dispossessed, and the urgent need for speculation about more socially just and careful healthcare practices.
 

Recent research and publishing projects in which I have been involved include:  

Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland
, a research project funded by Wellcome and undertaken in collaboration with Joan McCarthy and Róisín O’Gorman, and others (see https://livingwithdead.wixsite.com/website)
 

Síreacht. Longings for Another Ireland,
a new book series published by Cork University Press and co-edited with Rosie Meade, Fiona Dukelow and Heather Laird (see http://sireacht.ie/)
 

Water, Anti-Privatisation Struggles and the Commons, a special issue of the Community Development Journal, co-edited with Patrick Bresnihan and Mark Garavan (see https://academic.oup.com/cdj/issue/54/1).
   

Together with my friend and colleague Rosie Meade, I am co-editor of the Community Development Journal (see https://academic.oup.com/cdj )

Other research projects in which I have been involved include a 2015 study of complaints submitted to the Medical Council; EPOKS, European Patients’ Organisations in Knowledge Society, an EU-funded 2009-2012 study of the contributions of patients' organisations and health activists to the production of knowledge about health and medicine, and a Royal Irish Academy-funded study of patients’ organisations’ modes of engagement with pharmaceutical corporations.  

Visiting scholarships and research residencies have contributed enormously to my on-going learning. These have included spells at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Social Science Research, the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and participation on the Yale–Hastings Center Visiting Scholar Program in Bioethics. Most recently, I had a research residency at the Swiss Brocher Foundation for  research on the ethical, legal and social implications of medical research and biotechnologies.




                                     

Research Interests

Research and teaching interests  - radical social movements, patients' organisations and health social movements, democratising the production and use of science and technology for public purposes,  feminism and strategies of resistance, the commons, the body, history of anatomy and its inheritances   

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'What is to be done about the enclosures of the academic publishing oligopoly?'
O'Donovan, Ó. (2019) 'What is to be done about the enclosures of the academic publishing oligopoly?'. Community Development Journal, 54 (3):363-370   [Details]
(2019)'Medicalisation, risk and the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a scoping review of the literature'
Byrne, P. , O'Donovan, Ó,, Smith, S, and Cullinan, J. (2019) 'Medicalisation, risk and the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a scoping review of the literature'. Health, Risk and Society,   [Details]
(2019)'Re-membering water: community water politics and new materialisms'
O'Donovan, Ó. (2019) 'Re-membering water: community water politics and new materialisms'. Community Development Journal, 54 (1):1-16   [Details]
(2018)'Why Do Medical Professional Regulators Dismiss Most Complaints From Members of the Public? Regulatory Illiteracy, Epistemic Injustice, and Symbolic Power'
O'Donovan, Ó. and D. Madden (2018) 'Why Do Medical Professional Regulators Dismiss Most Complaints From Members of the Public? Regulatory Illiteracy, Epistemic Injustice, and Symbolic Power'. Journal Of Bioethical Inquiry, 1872-4353   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Ireland’s Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Industry and Public Health Perspectives on the Bill'
Calnan, S., M. Davoren, I. Perry and O’Donovan (2018) 'Ireland’s Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Industry and Public Health Perspectives on the Bill'. Contemporary Drug Problems, 45 (3):107-126 [Details]
(2015)'Conversing on the commons: an interview with Gustavo Esteva Part 1'
O'Donovan, Ó. (2015) 'Conversing on the commons: an interview with Gustavo Esteva Part 1'. Community Development Journal, 50 (3):529-534 [Details]
(2015)'Conversing on the commons: An interview with Gustavo Esteva-part 2'
O'Donovan Ó. (2015) 'Conversing on the commons: An interview with Gustavo Esteva-part 2'. Community Development Journal, 50 (4):742-752 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The commons, the Battle of the Book and the cracked enclosures of academic publishing'
O'Donovan, O (2014) 'The commons, the Battle of the Book and the cracked enclosures of academic publishing'. Community Development Journal, 49 :21-30 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'From Europeanization to European Construction The role of European patients' organizations in the shaping of health-care policies'
Rabeharisoa, V. and O'Donovan, O. (2014) 'From Europeanization to European Construction The role of European patients' organizations in the shaping of health-care policies'. European Societies,   [Details]
(2014)'Assembling dementia care: Patient organisations and social research'
Moreira, T,O'Donovan, O,Howlett, E (2014) 'Assembling dementia care: Patient organisations and social research'. BioSocieties, 9 :173-193 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Tracking Transformations in Health Movement Organisations: Alzheimer’s Disease Organisations and their Changing ‘Cause Regimes’'
O'Donovan, O. Moreira, T. and Howlett, E. (2013) 'Tracking Transformations in Health Movement Organisations: Alzheimer’s Disease Organisations and their Changing ‘Cause Regimes’'. Social Movement Studies, [Details]
(2010)'Classic texts: Ivan Illich's Limits to Medicine'
O'Donovan, O; (2010) 'Classic texts: Ivan Illich's Limits to Medicine'. Community Development Journal, [Details]
(2010)''Prohibiting or 'managing' conflict of interest? A review of policies and procedures in three European drug regulation agencies'
Lexchin, J; O'Donovan, O; (2010) ''Prohibiting or 'managing' conflict of interest? A review of policies and procedures in three European drug regulation agencies'. Social Science & Medicine, [Details]
(2009)'Private health insurance as a technology of solidarity? The myth of 'community' in Irish healthcare policy'
McDonnell, O. and O. O'Donovan. ; (2009) 'Private health insurance as a technology of solidarity? The myth of 'community' in Irish healthcare policy'. Irish Journal of Sociology, [Details]
(2009)'Book review of 'Pharmaceuticals and Society. Critical Discourses and Debates'
O'Donovan, O. ; (2009) 'Book review of 'Pharmaceuticals and Society. Critical Discourses and Debates'. Health Sociology Review, [Details]
(2007)'Corporate colonization of health activism? Irish health advocacy organizations' modes of engagement with the pharmaceutical industry'
O'Donovan, O.; (2007) 'Corporate colonization of health activism? Irish health advocacy organizations' modes of engagement with the pharmaceutical industry'. Intl. Jnl. Health Services, 37 (4):711-733 [Details]
(2004)'Researching the political and cultural influence of the transnational pharmaceutical industry in Ireland'
O'Donovan O. and K. Glavanis-Grantham; (2004) 'Researching the political and cultural influence of the transnational pharmaceutical industry in Ireland'. Administration, 52 (3):21-42 [Details]
(2003)'Book review of Family and Community in Ireland'
O. O'Donovan; (2003) 'Book review of Family and Community in Ireland'. Community Development Journal, 38 (3):269-272 [Details]
(2002)''Corporatism and the ongoing debate about the relationship between the state and community development''
Meade, R. and O'Donovan, O; (2002) ''Corporatism and the ongoing debate about the relationship between the state and community development''. Community Development Journal, 37 (1):1-9 [Details]
(2000)'Re-theorising the interactive state - reflections on a popular participatory initiative in Ireland'
O'Donovan, O.; (2000) 'Re-theorising the interactive state - reflections on a popular participatory initiative in Ireland'. Community Development Journal, 35 (3):224-232 [Details]
(1997)'The Plan for Women's Health and the politics of knowledge'
O'Donovan, O.; (1997) 'The Plan for Women's Health and the politics of knowledge'. UCG Women's Studies Review, 5 :159-162 [Details]
(1996)'Converting Patients into Consumers: Consumerism and the Charter of Rights for Hospital Patients'
O'Donovan, O. and D. Casey; (1996) 'Converting Patients into Consumers: Consumerism and the Charter of Rights for Hospital Patients'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 5 :43-66 [Details]
(1996)'Networks of Women's Groups and Politics: What (Some) Women Think'
Ward, E.; O'Donovan, O.; (1996) 'Networks of Women's Groups and Politics: What (Some) Women Think'. UCG Women's Studies Review, 4 :1-20 [Details]
(1992)'Book review of Women and Employment in Rural Areas'
O.O'Donovan; (1992) 'Book review of Women and Employment in Rural Areas'. Journal of Rural Studies, 8 (1):125-126 [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Water, anti-privatisation struggles and the commons
Patrick Bresnihan, Mark Garavan and Órla O'Donovan (Ed.). (2019) Water, anti-privatisation struggles and the commons London: Oxford University Press.   [Details]
(2014)Commons Sense. New Thinking about an Old Idea
McDermott, M., O'Connell, T. and O'Donovan, Ó (Ed.). (2014) Commons Sense. New Thinking about an Old Idea Commons Sense. New Thinking about an Old Idea. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Special Supplement to the Community Development Journal).   [Details]
(2010)Mobilising Classics: Reading Radical Writing in Ireland
Dukelow, F; O'Donovan, O (Ed.). (2010) Mobilising Classics: Reading Radical Writing in Ireland Mobilising Classics: Reading Radical Writing in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2008)Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals
O'Donovan, O. and K. Glavanis-Grantham (Ed.). (2008) Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2002)Ireland, Corporatism and Community Development
Meade, R. and Ó. O'Donovan (Ed.). (2002) Ireland, Corporatism and Community Development Ireland, Corporatism and Community Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Transformations in the Irish ADHD Disorder Regime - from a Disorder 'You Have to Fight to Get' to one 'You Have to Wait to Get''
Edwards, C. and O'Donovan, O. (2017) 'Transformations in the Irish ADHD Disorder Regime - from a Disorder 'You Have to Fight to Get' to one 'You Have to Wait to Get'' In: Bergey, M, Filipe, A., Conrad, P. and Singh, I (eds). Global Perspectives on ADHD: Social Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment in 16 Countries. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press. [Details]
(2014)'The entanglement of scientific and political claims: Towards a new form of patients’ activism'
Akrich, M, O'Donovan, Ó. and Rabeharisoa, V. (2014) 'The entanglement of scientific and political claims: Towards a new form of patients’ activism' In: Wehling, P, Viehover and Koenen, S (eds). The Public Shaping of Medical Research. Patient associations, health movements and biomedicine. London & New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)'Patients' organisations and patient empowerment'
O'Donovan, Orla (2012) 'Patients' organisations and patient empowerment' In: Politics of Medicines Encyclopaedia. Amsterdam: Health Action International.   [Details]
(2011)'The irish health service's expert advisory groups: Spaces for advancing epistemological justice?'
O'Donovan O. (2011) 'The irish health service's expert advisory groups: Spaces for advancing epistemological justice?' In: Democratizing Health: Consumer Groups in the Policy Process. [Details]
(2010)'Ivan Illich's Tools for Conviviality'
O'Donovan, O.; (2010) 'Ivan Illich's Tools for Conviviality' In: Mobilising Classics. Reading Radical Writing in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Pharmaceuticals, progress and psychiatric contention in early 21st century Ireland'
O'Donovan, O. ; (2009) 'Pharmaceuticals, progress and psychiatric contention in early 21st century Ireland' In: Transforming Ireland : Challenges, Critiques, Resources. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2008)'The emergence of pharmaceutical drug regulation for competition aka profit in Ireland'
O'Donovan,O. ; (2008) 'The emergence of pharmaceutical drug regulation for competition aka profit in Ireland' In: Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals. Drug Regulation in Ireland in the Global Context. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2008)'Patients' organisations and economic actors: Opposition, instumentalisation, or cooperation?'
O. O'Donovan; (2008) 'Patients' organisations and economic actors: Opposition, instumentalisation, or cooperation?' In: The Dynamics of Patient Organizations in Europe. Paris: Presses de l'Ecole des Mines. [Details]
(2008)'Alzheimer's disease activism and pharmaceutical policy'
O'Donovan, O. ; (2008) 'Alzheimer's disease activism and pharmaceutical policy' In: Ageing and Social Policy in Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
(2005)'Networks of women's groups and the women's movement'
E. Ward and O. O'Donovan; (2005) 'Networks of women's groups and the women's movement' In: Women Emerging. A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. Galway: NUIG Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(1999)'Networks of women's groups in the Republic of Ireland'
O'Donovan, O. and E. Ward; (1999) 'Networks of women's groups in the Republic of Ireland' In: Contesting Politics: Women in Ireland, North and South. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press. [Details]
(1997)'Contesting concepts of care: The case of the home help service in Ireland'
O'Donovan, O.; (1997) 'Contesting concepts of care: The case of the home help service in Ireland' In: The Sociology of Health and Illness in Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)Phone box. A line to a simpler time.
O'Donovan, Ó (2012) Phone box. A line to a simpler time. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2008)Medical card fight is worth taking to the streets.
O'Donovan, Ó. (2008) Medical card fight is worth taking to the streets. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)Qualitative Review of Complaints Submitted to Irish Medical Council (2008-2012).
Madden, D. and Ó. O'Donovan (2015) Qualitative Review of Complaints Submitted to Irish Medical Council (2008-2012). Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1997)Training Carers of Older People: An Advisory Report.
O’Donovan, O., M. Hodgins, V. McKenna and C. Kelleher; (1997) Training Carers of Older People: An Advisory Report. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1995)Health Service Provision for the Travelling Community in Ireland.
O’Donovan, O., V. McKenna, C. Kelleher and P.McCarthy; (1995) Health Service Provision for the Travelling Community in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Death, Dying and Disposal . 14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal,
O'Donovan, Ó. (2019) Living Well with the Dead - The pastpresence work of wax moulages. [Oral Presentation], Death, Dying and Disposal . 14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, University of Bath . [Details]
(2018)International Health Humanities Consortium Conference, Frankenstein @200,
O'Donovan, Ó. (2018) Posthumous Conviviality and the Tragedy of the Dead Body Commons. [Oral Presentation], International Health Humanities Consortium Conference, Frankenstein @200, Stanford University . [Details]
(2018)Are human bodies private property or part of a commons?,
O'Donovan, Ó. (2018) Posthumous Conviviality and the Tragedy of the Dead Body Commons. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Are human bodies private property or part of a commons?, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe . [Details]
(2018)Death Matters: Death and Dying in a Queer Context,
O'Donovan, Ó. (2018) Death, dying and the commons. [Oral Presentation], Death Matters: Death and Dying in a Queer Context, Linköping University . [Details]
(2014)Thinkery on the Commons,
Esteva, G. and O' Donovan, Ó. and (2014) Conversing on the commons - an interview with Gustavo Esteva. [Other], Thinkery on the Commons, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)4S-EASST Annual Conference,
O'Donovan, O. and Moreira, T. (2012) Assembling Dementia Care. [Oral Presentation], 4S-EASST Annual Conference, Copenhagen , 17-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12. [Details]
(2013)Global Ageing: Rising Challenges,
O'Donovan, O. (2013) Ageing, Activism and Alzheimer’s. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Global Ageing: Rising Challenges, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona , 05-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012)Design and Displacement - social studies of science and technology,
O'Donovan, O. and Moreira, T. (2012) Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). [Oral Presentation], Design and Displacement - social studies of science and technology, Copenhagen , 17-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Patients organisations, health movements and medical research,
O'Donovan, O. and Rabeharisoa, V. (2012) Europeanisation of and by patients’ organisations’ evidence-based activism – a preliminary analysis. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Patients organisations, health movements and medical research, University of Augsburg , 10-MAY-12 - 12-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011)New Agendas in Social Movement Studies,
O'Donovan, O. (2011) (Some) Irish patients’ movements on the move to Europe. [Oral Presentation], New Agendas in Social Movement Studies, National University of Ireland Maynooth , 26-NOV-11 - 26-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010)EASST Conference 2010 Practising Science and Technology, Performing the Social,
O.O'Donovan; (2010) Alzheimer's disease organisations and technologies of independent living: Tracking transformations in patienthood and organisational cause. [Oral Presentation], EASST Conference 2010 Practising Science and Technology, Performing the Social, Trento, Italy , 02-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10. [Details]
(2008)International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology,
O'Donovan, O. and O. McDonnell; (2008) Private Health Insurance: Governmental Rationality and the Public-Private Mix in the Irish Healthcare System (with Orla McDonnell). [Oral Presentation], International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Barcelona , 05-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)The Dynamics of Patient Organisations in the European Area,
O¿Donovan, O.; (2007) Patient organisations and economic actors: Opposition, instrumentalisation or cooperation?. [N/A], The Dynamics of Patient Organisations in the European Area, Ecole des Mines, Paris , 10-JUL-07 - 11-JUL-07. [Details]
(2007)Conference on Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis,,
O¿Donovan, O.; (2007) The puzzles of struggles for access to irrational medicines: Making sense of Alzheimer's disease organisations' campaigns for access to do-nothing meds. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis,, Zeist, The Netherlands , 19-SEP-07 - 21-SEP-07. [Details]
(2006)European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop Health Consumer Groups and Policy Making in Europe: A Comparative and Pan-European Perspective,
O¿Donovan, O.; (2006) Health Consumer Groups and Policy Making - A Profile of Ireland. [N/A], European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop Health Consumer Groups and Policy Making in Europe: A Comparative and Pan-European Perspective, Vienna , 16-FEB-06 - 18-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006)British Sociolofical Association Medical Sociology Annual Conference,
O'Donovan, O.; (2006) Articulations of Alzheimer's disease activism: Insights from the NICE controversy about antidementia drugs. [Oral Presentation], British Sociolofical Association Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Edinburgh , 14-SEP-06 - 16-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)Royal Irish Academy Third Sector Research Programme conference, Volunteering and Philanthropy - Research from Ireland, North & South, NICVA,,
O'Donovan, O.; (2005) The cultures of action of health advocacy organisations in Ireland: Framing friends and foes. [Oral Presentation], Royal Irish Academy Third Sector Research Programme conference, Volunteering and Philanthropy - Research from Ireland, North & South, NICVA,, Belfast , 24-NOV-05 - 24-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Concepts of the Third Sector: The European Debate, ISTR/EMES Conference,
O'Donovan, O.; (2005) Time to weed out the astroturf from the grassroots? Exploring the implications of pharmaceutical industry funding of patient advocacy organisations. [Oral Presentation], Concepts of the Third Sector: The European Debate, ISTR/EMES Conference, Paris , 27-APR-05 - 29-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group 37th Annual Conference,
O'Donovan, O.; (2005) Corporate colonisation of health activism? Irish health advocacy organisations' modes of engagement with pharmaceutical corporations. [Oral Presentation], British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group 37th Annual Conference, University of York, York , 15-SEP-05 - 17-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Health Advocacy Organisations in Europe: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Action,
O'Donovan, O.; (2005) Resisting and researching ‘astroturf’ health advocacy organisations. [Oral Presentation], Health Advocacy Organisations in Europe: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Action, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, Amsterdam , 17-MAY-05 - 17-MAY-05. [Details]
(2004)Health, Democracy and the Globalised Pharmaceutical Industry: Exploring the Politics of Drug Regulation Internationally and in Ireland,
O'Donovan, O.; (2004) The Irish state and the globalised pharmaceutical industry -A pathological partnership?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health, Democracy and the Globalised Pharmaceutical Industry: Exploring the Politics of Drug Regulation Internationally and in Ireland, University College Cork, Cork , 16-SEP-04 - 17-SEP-04. [Details]
(2003)Population Health Summer School, Determinants of Population Health,
O'Donovan, O. and K. Glavanis-Grantham; (2003) The Transnational Pharmaceutical Industry, Biomedical Ideology and Health Action International: Accommodation or Resistance? . [Oral Presentation], Population Health Summer School, Determinants of Population Health, University College Cork , 06-SEP-03 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2002)Richness in Diversity: Reconstructing Civil Society. A conference to launch a National Institute for Community Development. ,
O'Donovan, O.; (2002) Resisting Homogenising Forms of ‘Democratic Participation' . [Invited Oral Presentation], Richness in Diversity: Reconstructing Civil Society. A conference to launch a National Institute for Community Development. , Dundalk , 28-MAY-02 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2000)Paper presented at the conference Promoting Oral Health in the 21st Century, 13th September 2000,,
O'Donovan, O.; (2000) Sociological critiques of health promotion – their relevance for oral health promotion. [Invited Oral Presentation], Paper presented at the conference Promoting Oral Health in the 21st Century, 13th September 2000,, University College Cork, Cork , 13-SEP-00 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)The Challenge of Power, a conference to mark 25 years of ADAPT in Limerick,
O'Donovan, O.; (1999) The struggle that wasn’t: Ideological order and the public consultation process for the policy on women’s health. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Challenge of Power, a conference to mark 25 years of ADAPT in Limerick, Limerick , 26-NOV-99 - 27-NOV-99. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2019Research Fellowship Brocher Foundation
2013Visiting Scholarship Yale - Hastings Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Research and Innovation Committee Committee member/
University Ethics Committee CACSSS Representative/
School of Applied Social Studies Research Committee Chair/
School Graduate Studies Committee member/
Community Development Journal Editorial Board member/
Community Development Journal Executive Committee Reviews Editor/
Cork University Press Committee member/
Irish Medical Council Ethics Working Group member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
NUI Galway Course Director of Diploma in Social Care, Department of Health Promotion01-JAN-92 / 31-DEC-95
NUI Galway Course Director of Cert. in Community Development, Centre for Adult and Continuing Education01-JAN-89 / 31-DEC-92

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2002National University of Ireland, Galway PhDSociology and Politics (Topic: Democratic deliberations about women's health? An ethnography of the Irish government's women's health policy initiative
1987NUIG MRDSociology and Policits (Research topic: Rural Development and Women's Paid Employment)
1983UCC BSocSc

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Community Development Journal Editor01-JAN-17 -

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests  -
  • the commons
  • the body
  • patients' organisations and health social movements
  • democratising the production and use of science and technology  
  • feminism and strategies of resistance
  • power and public health
  • the history of anatomy and its inheritances 
  

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2012Eluska Fernandez PHDA Critical Governmentality Study of the Smoking Ban In Ireland.
2019Susan Calnan UCCPHDA programme to reduce excessive alcohol consumption among college students in Ireland: Analysis of context, implementation and impact
2019Paula Byrne National University Of IrelandPHDMedicalisation in Ireland – a mixed methods analysis using the case of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
2013Silvia Brandi PHDThe Intra-Traveller Debate on ‘Traveller Ethnicity’ in the Republic of Ireland. A Critical Discourse Analysis
2007Aoife Crowe UCCMSocScIntercultural Healthcare? A Critical Analysis of Initiatives to “Accommodate Cultural Diversity” in Irish State Healthcare
2011Marguerite Hughes UCCNon-Governmental Organisations, Legitimacy and Accountability
2003Paul Beirne UCCPhDFluoridation and the Politics of Risk

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