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:

Dr Bernadine Brady / Dr John Canavan  / Dr Rosemary Crosse/ Dr Carmel Devaney / Prof. Pat Dolan  / Dr Cormac Forkan / Dr Danielle Kennan / Dr Patrick Malone / Prof. Caroline McGregor/ Ms. Emily O'Donnell / Ms. Iwona O’Donoghue / Dr Leonor Rodriguez / Dr Aileen Shaw.

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

Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks

Dr Leonor Rodriguez Telephone: +353 91494050 Email:  and

Parenting Support and Parental Participation

Dr Rosemary Crosse  Telephone: +353 91495791 Email:

Children’s Participation

Ms Edel Tierney Telephone: +353 91495736 Email: edel.tierney@nuigalway

Public Awareness

Professor Caroline McGregor Telephone: +353 91492027 Email:


Dr Aileen Shaw Telephone:  +353 91493879 Email:

Overall Programme Outcomes and System Change

Dr Patrick Malone Telephone: +353 91493498 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
Dangan, Upper Newcastle Road
National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland
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