Contact Details

The research team comprises academics, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral researchers and administrative support staff at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and members of the School of Political Science and Sociology at NUI Galway:

Professor Pat Dolan, Dr. Bernadine Brady, Dr. Charlotte Silke, Dr. Ciara Boylan, Grace O’Shea.

Information on individual research areas may be obtained by contacting the representatives below: 

IRC Study

Dr. Charlotte Silke  Direct: 353-91-493565 Email:

Social Empathy Education

Dr. Ciara Boylan Direct: 353-91-494401 Email:

 For further information on the programme, please contact the programme administrator on +353 91-495734 or email here


UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
Institute for Lifecourse and Society
Upper Newcastle Road
National University of Ireland

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