Journal Articles 

2017 Kelly, M; Millar, M; (2017) 'Just because I have a baby doesn't mean it's going to stop my life: A Phenomenological account of being an Adolescent Parent'. Families, Relationships and Societies  doi.org/10.1332/204674317X15099644216801
  Mooney, J. 'Adult disclosures of childhood sexual abuse and section 3 of the child care act 1991:past offences, current risk'. Child Care in Practice, DOI:10.1080/13575279.2017.1347145 
  Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2017) 'He told me to calm down and all that': a qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationships'. Child & Family Social Work, 22 : pp. 266-274.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  Connolly, N. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Parenting Support: Policy and Practice in the Irish Context’, Child Care in Practice pp. 1–14.
  Crosse, R. and M. Millar (2017) 'Irish Women’s Ongoing Experiences of Domestic Abuse in Cases of Separation and Divorce' Journal of Divorce & Remarriage (2017) URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10379/5512
  Devaney, C., and Dolan, P (2017) 'Voice and meaning: the wisdom of Family Support veterans'. Child and Family Social Work , 22 pp. 10-20.
  Fives, A., Canavan, J. and Dolan, P (2017) 'Evaluation study design - a pluralist approach to evidence'. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal,  25 pp. 153-170.
  Garrity, S.,  . (2017) An Informed Pedagogy of Community, Care, and Respect for Diversity: Evidence from a Qualitative Evaluation of Early Years Services in the West of Ireland. Child Care in Practice 23:3, pp 305-321. 
  Millar, M., and Crosse, R. (2017Lone Parent Activation in Ireland: Putting the Cart before the Horses?Social Policy & Administration, DOI: http://dx.10.1111/spol.12296.
  Lisa Moran, Sheila Garrity, Caroline McGregor & Carmel Devaney (2017): Hoping for a better tomorrow: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision centre in the West of Ireland, Journal of Family Studies DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2017.1279562 
2016 Brady, B, Canavan, J, Redmond, S (2016) 'Bridging the gap: Using Veerman and Van Yperen's (2007) framework to conceptualise and develop evidence informed practice in an Irish youth work organisation'. Evaluation and Programe Planning: 55 pp. 128-133.
  Brady, B., Moran, L., Forkan, C. (2016) 'We are all like family here’: Qualitative insights on the role of youth cafes in supporting the health and well-being of young people'. Children's Research Digest, 3 (1): pp. 57-61.
  Browne, M; Millar,M  'A Rights-Based Conceptual Framework for the Social Inclusion of Children and Young Persons with an Intellectual Disability'Disability & Society.
  Cassidy, A., Devaney, C., McGregor, C. and Landy,F. (2016) ‘Interfacing informal and formal help systems:  Historical pathways to the Meitheal model’,  Administration. Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 137–155.
  Crosse, R; Millar, M (2016) 'Lone Parent Labour Market Activation and Child Well-being: A review of the evidence'. Childlinks 2016 URL:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/302288454_Lone_Parent_Labour_Market_Activation_and_Child_Wellbeing_A_review_of_the_evidence 
  Kelly. M., Millar M. and Dowling M. (2016) 'Understanding the Key Tenets of Heidegger’s Philosophy for Interpretive Phenomenological Research'. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15 (1): pp.1-8.
  Rodriguez L., Groarke A., Dolan P & MacNeela P. (2016). From cared to carers: Adolescent transition at a time of maternal cancerChildren's Research Digest, 3 (2), pp 77-82.
2015 Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2015), ‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationships. Child & Family Social Work. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.11.006
  Cassidy, A. and McGrath, B. (2015) 'Farm, place and identity construction among Irish farm youth who migrate'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 37 :20-28
  Devaney, C. and Byrne, P. (2015) 'The Value of Family Welfare Conferencing within the Child Protection and Welfare System', Child Care in Practice. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2015.1027173
  Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2015) 'A Review of Children First and Keeping Safe Training in Ireland: Implications for the Future', Child Care in Practice. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2015.1027175
  Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2014) Voice and meaning: the wisdom of Family Support veterans, Child & Family Social Work. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12200
  Devaney, C., Kearns,N., Fives, A., Canavan, J.,Lyons, R. and Eaton, P. (2015) Recruiting and Retaining Older Adult Volunteers: Implications for Practice, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 27:4, 331-350.
  Fives, A. (2015) 'Modeling the interaction of academic self-beliefs, frequency of reading at home, emotional support, and reading achievement: An RCT study of at-risk early readers in 1st grade and 2nd grade'. Reading Psychology. DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02702711.2015.1055870
  Fives, A. (2015): The Association of Attitude to Reading and Reading Achievement Among a Representative Sample of Nine Year Olds in Ireland, Reading. Psychology DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02702711.2014.977983
  Hanniffy, M. and Millar, M. (2015) 'Stimulating young children’s narratives - seeking children’s perceptions of school readiness'. Children’s Research Digest, 2 (1):46-50. 
  Kovacic, T., Book Review: Webcam, Understanding the Media, Inside Concentration Camps: Social Life at the Extremes, Irish Journal of Sociology November 2015 23: 149-156.
  O'Malley, S. & Devaney, C. (2015): Maintaining the mother–child relationship within the Irish prison system: the practitioner perspective, Child Care in Practice DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13575279.2015.1054786
  Smyth, B., Shannon, M. and Dolan, P. (2015) Transcending borders: Social support and resilience, the case of separated children, Transnational Social Review, 5:3,274-295.
2014 Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2014) 'What added value does peer support bring?: Insights from principals and teachers on the utility and challenges of a school based mentoring programme'. Pastoral Care In Education, 32(4), December 2014.
  Canavan, J., Higgins, K and Coen, L. - Editors (2014) 'Mapping the field in evidence-informed policy and practice: international perspectives. Editorial'. Evidence & Policy, 10 (4):489-495.
  Cassidy,  A. and McGrath, B. (2014) ‘The Relationship between ‘Non-successor’ Farm Offspring and the Continuity of the Irish Family Farm’, Sociologia Ruralis.54: 399–416. 
  Coogan, D. (2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross a Line in Family Violence'. Journal Of The Family Therapy Association Of Ireland, Summer (2012):74-86.
  Coogan, D. (2014) 'Responding to child-to-parent violence: Innovative practices in child and adolescent mental health'. Health & Social Work, 39 (2):e1-e9.
  Devaney, C. (2014) Enhancing Family Support in Practice through Postgraduate Education, Social Work Education. DOI:10.1080/02615479.2014.986090.
  Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2014) Voice and meaning: the wisdom of Family Support veterans. Child & Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12200.
  Fives, A,Russell, D,Kearns, N,Lyons, R,Eaton, P,Canavan, J,Devaney, C,O'Brien, A (2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement among children at risk of reading failure'. Journal of Research in Reading, 37 :215-232.
  Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. (2014) 'The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38 (1):56-71.
  McGrath, B., Brennan, M., Dolan, P., and Barnett, R. (2014) 'Adolescents and their networks of social support: real connections in real lives?'. Child & Family Social Work, 19 :237-248.
  O’Kelly, A. and Brady, B. (2014) Capturing children’s voices in research in accordance with the UNCRC: A case study of parental separation and divorce. Children’s Research Digest, 1(1), December 2014.
  Shaw, A., Brady, B., McGrath, B. Brennan, M. Dolan, P. (2014) 'Understanding youth civic engagement: debates, discourses and lessons from practice'. Community Development, 45 (4):300-316.
  Uchechukwu Ogbu, H., Brady, B. & Kinlen, L. (2014) 'Parenting in Direct Provision: Parents'Perspectives Regarding Stresses and Supports. Child Care In Practice, 20 (3):256-269.
  Walsh, T. and Canavan, J. (2014) 'Strengths-based Practice in Child Welfare. Editorial'.Child Care In Practice, 20 (1):1-6.
2013 Brady, B,O'Regan, C (2009) 'Meeting the Challenge of Doing an RCT Evaluation of Youth Mentoring in Ireland: A Journey in Mixed Methods'. Journal Of Mixed Methods Research, 3 :265-280.
  Brännlund, E., Kovačič, T. and Lounasmaa, A. (2013): ‘Narratives In/Of Translations: A Trialogue on Translating Narratives Cross-Culturally’, Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations & Interventions. 3(2), pp. 72-91.
  Coogan, D. (2009) 'Protection Responsibilities and Hope: Dilemmas when working with families when children assault their parents/carers'. Health Soc Work (2014) 39 (2): e1-e9.
  Fives, A. (2013) ‘Non-coercive promotion of values in civic education for democracy,’ Philosophy and Social Criticism. Philosophy and Social Criticism 39(6) pp.577-590.
  Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J. and Brady, B. (2013) 'Why we Still Need the Term ‘Young Carer’: Findings from an Exploratory Study of Young Carers in Ireland'. Critical Social Work, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.49-61.
  Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., & O’Brien, A. (2013) 'A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers'.Review of Education,1 (3) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3016
  Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2013) ‘The Association between Academic Self-beliefs and Reading Achievement for Children Experiencing Delays in Reading', The Journal of Research in Reading DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2014.977983
  Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2013) ‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance’. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 9(20), pp 33-42.
  Kinlen, L. (2013) 'Welcome to Ireland: Seeking Protection as an Asylum Seeker or through Resettlement—Different Avenues, Different Reception’. Refuge, 28 (2), pp. 31-47.
  Lyons, R., Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Eaton, P. (2013) ‘Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged’. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v1i1.107
  McGrath, B. and F. Murray (2009) 'Brazilian migrants in Ireland: Emergent themes from research and practice on the significance of social networks and social capital'. Translocations: Migration & Social Change, 5 :1-20. URL:https://ec.europa.eu/migrant-integration/librarydoc/brazilian-migrants-in-ireland-emergent-themes-from-research-and-practice-on-the-significance-of-social-networks-and-social-capital 
2012 Brady, B. and Curtin, C. (2012) 'Big Brothers Big Sisters Comes to Ireland: A Case Study in Policy Transfer', Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1433-1439.
  Canavan, J. (2012) 'Family and Family Change in Ireland: An Overview', Journal of Family Issues, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 10-28.
  Coen, L. and Kearns, N. (2012) 'Co-Producing Innovation or Innovating Co-Production? Responding to the Contact Needs of Non-Resident Parents in the Republic of Ireland', Child & Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00823.x 
  Kennan, D., Fives, A., Canavan, J. (2012) ‘Accessing a Hard to Reach Population: Reflections on Research with Young Carers in Ireland', Child and Family Social Work, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 275-283. 
  McGrath, B., Brennan, M.A., Dolan, P. & Barnett, R. (2012) 'Adolescents and Their Networks of Social Support: Real Connections in Real Lives?', Child & Family Social Work. DOI: http://10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00899.x
  Millar, M., Coen, L., Bradley, C. and Rau, H. (2012) 'Doing the Job as a Parent": Parenting Alone, Work, and Family Policy in Ireland'. Journal of Family Issues, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 29-51.
  Pursell, L. Kearns, N. (2012) 'Impacts of an HIA on interagency and inter-sectoral partnerships and community participation: lessons from a local level HIA in the Republic of Ireland'. Health Promotion International, 28 (4):522-532.
2011 Declan Coogan (2011) 'Child to Parent Violence - Challenging Perspectives on Family Violence'. Child Care In Practice Special Issue On Domestic Violence. Vol 17, No 4, 17 (4):347-358.
  Fives, A. (2011 ) 'Non-coercive Promotion of Values in Civic Education for Democracy', Philosophy and Social Criticism.Philosophy and Social Criticism 39(6) 577–590
  Kovacic, T. (2011) Book Review of Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Migrants in Europe. Barriers and Bridges, edited by Fangen, K., Fossan, K., Mohn, F.A. (2010), Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 439-440.
  McGrath, B. & Garrity, S. (2011) 'It's Not Like a Job Now; It's Part of Me: Exploring African Women's Experiences in the Irish Childcare Sector'. Child Care in Practice, 17 (1):69-86.
  McGrath, B., & Brennan, M.A. (2011) 'Tradition, cultures and communities: Exploring the potentials of music and the arts for community development in Appalachia'. Community Development, 42 (3):332-350.
  Putti, M. and Brady, B. (2011) 'From Tea and Sympathy to Optimal Matching of Need: Developing a Shared Vision for a Community Based Family Support Service', Child Care in Practice, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 271-284.
2010 Canavan, J. (2010) 'Family Support: Policy, Practice and Research into the Future', Adminstration. Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 15-32.
  Devaney, C. and Kearns, N. (2010) (eds.) 'Family Support Services', Administration. Vol. 58, No. 2.
  Devaney, C. and Kearns, N. (2010) 'Family Support Now: Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges', Administration. Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 1-14.
  Devaney, C. and Smith, M. (2010) 'Family Support and Child Protection: Natural Bedfellows', Practice. Vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 103-114.
  Dolan, P. and Holt, S. (2010) 'Great Expectations: The Tension Between what Service Users Need and what Practitioners Can Deliver', Administration, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 99-123.
  Fives, A. (2010) 'Reasonableness, Pluralism, and Liberal Moral Doctrines', The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 321-339.
  Kovacic, T. (2010) 'Balkanism and the Erased: Nation-state and Identity Building in Slovenia', The South Slav Journal, Vol. 29, No. 111-112, pp. 36-47.
  Kovacic, T. (2011) Book Review of Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Migrants in Europe. Barriers and Bridges, edited by Fangen, K., Fossan, K., Mohn, F.A. (2010), Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 439-440.
  McGrath, B. (2010) 'Social Capital in Community, Family and Work Lives of Brazilian Migrant Parents in Ireland', Community, Work & Family, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1-20.
  Moran, M. and Brady, B. (2010) 'Improving Self-efficacy?: Reflections on the Use of Life Coaching Techniques among Family Support Service Users', Practice, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 269-280.
2009 Brady, B. and Dolan, P. (2009) 'Youth Mentoring as a Tool for Community and Civic Engagement: Reflections on Findings of an Irish Research Study', Community Development, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 359-366.
  Brady, B. and O'Regan, C. (2009) 'Meeting the Challenge of Doing an RCT Evaluation of Youth Mentoring in Ireland', Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 265-280.
  Byrne, A., Canavan, J. and Millar, M. (2009) 'Participatory Research and the Voice-Centred Relational Method of Data Analysis: It is Worth It?', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 67-77.
  Canavan, J., Coen, L., Dolan, P. and White, L. (2009) 'Privileging Practice: Facing the Challenge of Integrated Working for Outcomes for Children', Children & Society, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 377-388.
  Canavan, J., Gillen, A. and Shaw, A. (2009) 'Measuring Research Impact: Developing Practical and Cost-Effective Approaches', Evidence & Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 167-178.
  Fives, A. (2009) 'Reasonable, Agonistic, or Good? The Character of a Democrat', Philosophy & Social Criticism, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 961-983.
  McGrath, B. (2009) 'School Disengagement and ‘Structural Options’: Narrative Illustrations on an Analytical Approach, YOUNG', Nordic Journal of Youth Research, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 81-101.
  McGrath, B., Brennan, M.A., Dolan, P. and Barnett, R. (2009) 'Adolescent Well-being and Supporting Contexts: A Comparison of Adolescents in Ireland and Florida', Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 299-320.
  Nic Gabhainn, S., Dolan, P., Canavan, J. and O’Higgins, S. (2009) 'Current Practice in Meeting Child Health Needs in Family Support Services: Variation by Service Type and Perspectives on Future Developments', Child Care in Practice, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 109-125.
  Sweeney, J. and Keenaghan, C. (2009) 'Impacts of Professional Choices: Promoting Resilience in Children in Court-related Child Assessments through the Practices of Empowerment and Enlightenment', Irish Journal of Family Law, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 51-59.
2008 Canavan, J. (2008) 'Resilience: Cautiously Welcoming a Contested Concept', Child Care in Practice, Vol. 14, No.1, pp. 1-7.
  Dolan, P. (2008) 'Prospective Possibilities for Building Resilience in Children, their Families and Communities', Child Care in Practice, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 83-91.
  Dolan, P. (2008) 'Social Support, Social Justice, and Social Capital: A Tentative Theoretical Triad for Community Development', Community Development, Vol 39, No. 1, pp. 112- 119.
  Dolan, P., Canavan, J. (2008) 'Building Resilience in Children, Families and Communities'. Child Care in Practice: Special Edition, 14 (1):1-103.
  Dolan, P., Canavan, J. and Brady, B. (2008) 'Youth Mentoring and the Parent-Young Person Relationship: Considerations for Research and Practice', Youth & Policy, No. 99, pp. 33-42.
  Fives, A. (2008) 'Human Flourishing: The Grounds of Moral Judgement', The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 167-185.
  Forkan, C. (2008) 'Building the Perceived Social Support of Adolescents via the Classroom', Irish Learning Support Association (LEARN), Vol. 30, pp. 35-45.
  Houston, S. and Dolan, P. (2008) 'Conceptualising Child and Family Support: the Contribution of Honneth's Critical Theory of Recognition', Children and Society, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 458-469.
  Kearns, N. and Donoghue, F. (2008)' A Portrayal of Organisational Communications from the Perspective of Staff Working in a Former Irish Health Board – Implications for Managing Change', Administration, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 61-87.
2007  Brady, B. (2007) 'Developing Children's Participation: Lessons from a Participatory IT Project', Children and Society, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 31-41.
  Brady, B. and Dolan, P. (2007) 'Exploring Good Practice in Irish Child and Family Services: Reflections and Considerations', Practice, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 5-18.
  Brady, B. and Dolan, P. (2007) 'Youth Mentoring in Ireland: Weighing up the Benefits and Challenges', Youth Studies Ireland, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 27-34.
  Pinkerton J. and Dolan, P. (2007) 'Family Support, Social Capital, Resilience and Adolescent Coping', Child and Family Social Work, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 219-228.
2006 Devaney, C. and Forde, S. (2006) 'Postvention: A Community-based Family Support Initiative and Model of Responding to Tragic Events, Including Suicide', Child Care in Practice, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 53-61.
  Dolan, P., Canavan, J. and Brady, B. (2006) 'Connecting with Practice in the Changing Landscape of Family Support Training', Child Care in Practice, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 43-51.
  Fives, A. (2006) 'Aristotle’s Ethics and Contemporary Political Theory', 21st Century Society, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 201-220.
  Forkan, C. (2006) 'Traveller Children and Education: Progress and Problems', Youth Studies Ireland, Vol. 1, No.1. pp. 77-92.
  Merriman, B. and Guerin, S. (2006) 'Issues in the Assessment of Anger in a Clinical Setting', Irish Psychologist, Vol. 33, Issues 5-6, pp. 123-125.
  Merriman, B. and Guerin, S. (2006) 'Using Children's Drawings as Data in Child-centred Research', Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol. 27, Issues 1-2, pp. 48-57.