Research Profile

Biography

Dr. Conor Cashman's research interests include the nature of Ireland’s financialisation, treatment of personal debt and related processes, Irish housing policy, the Irish welfare state, analysis of regulatory policy and consumer responsibilisation, and neo-institutional theory.
 

Conor's PhD research, funded by the Irish Research Council, examined the nature of risk, responsibility, and power within Ireland’s financial services, focusing on the evolution of consumer protection regulations before, during, and after the financial crisis of 2008.

Research Interests

My research and related projects interests include housing policy, the nature of Ireland’s financialisation, the Irish welfare state, analysis of regulatory policy and consumer responsibilisation, and neo-institutional theory.

My research includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of regulatory policy and its effect, particularly in the context of financial regulations and personal debt in Ireland. 

Recent research projects have included (1) quantitative research methods to understand the current and future housing needs of people living on Ireland’s islands and (2) reviewing educational and research related materials related to science outreach activities and evaluating these through qualitative and quantitative social research analyses. 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Covid-19, crisis, and the philosophy of money: The social and qualitative essence of money'
Cashman C. (2020) 'Covid-19, crisis, and the philosophy of money: The social and qualitative essence of money'. Irish Journal of Sociology, [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2022Early Career Academic Grant National University of Ireland
2018Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar Irish Research Council
2017Excellence Scholarship College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Dr Conor Cashman (2022) Home Ownership, Financialisation, and Bridging the Affordability Gap: The (Re)Framing of Risk and Debt within Irish Housing and Financial Regulatory Policy. [Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Technological University of the Shannon , 13-MAY-22 - 14-MAY-22. [Details]
(2021)Biennial Conference on Regulatory Governance,
Dr Conor Cashman (2021) Challenges to Post-Crisis Regulatory Effectiveness: Who Interprets Risk and Responsibility in Ireland’s Financial Regulatory Framework?. [Oral Presentation], Biennial Conference on Regulatory Governance, University of Essex (Online Conference) . [Details]
(2020)Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference,
Dr Conor Cashman (2020) The Sharp Edge of Ireland’s Financial Crisis: Consumer Debt, High Court Cases, and the Underlying Nature of Responsibility in Pre-Crisis Financial Regulation. [Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference, University of Galway . [Details]
(2019)International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference,
Dr Conor Cashman (2019) From Citizen to Consumer: The State’s Role in the Evolution of Irish Financial Consumer Protection Regulations. [Oral Presentation], International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Dublin City University . [Details]
(2019)UCC Postgraduate Conference,
Dr Conor Cashman (2019) Deregulation Through More Regulation: The Paradox of Ireland’s Pre-Financial Crisis Consumer Protection Regulations. [Oral Presentation], UCC Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2018)Aigne Postgraduate Conference,
Dr Conor Cashman (2018) From Regulatory Aspirations to Legal Adjudications: A sociological analysis of differing concepts of responsibility within Irish financial consumer protection regulation and case law during the recent financial crisis. [Oral Presentation], Aigne Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2018)Irish Social Policy Association Conference,
Dr Conor Cashman (2018) Regulatory Policy and Protecting Consumers After the Financial Crisis: An analysis of recent financial services and consumer protection regulatory policy formation in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Social Policy Association Conference, Dublin . [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Lecturer in Social Policy Analysis, Politics and Social Policy, Housing and Homelessness, Social Research Methods. This involves development and delivery of lecture and tutorial materials across Government and Political Science, Bachelor of Social Science, Early Years and Childhood Studies, and the Higher Diploma in Social Policy (Online), as well as research supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. 

I have also contributed to postgraduate modules on social policy, with a focus on green finance, regulatory policy, sustainability, and financialisation studies.  

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