Danielle Kennan

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UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, Research and Innovation Centre, NUI Galway

Danielle Kennan joined the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in March 2009 and has been working primarily on the UNESCO Chair programme in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement.

Danielle previously worked with the Irish Human Rights Commission as a Research and Policy Fellow and at the United Nations in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council. Her current research interests include: children’s rights, child and youth participation, including participatory research, and the civic engagement of children and youth.

Danielle holds a BA in Legal Studies and Sociology and Politics (NUI Galway), a LL.B (NUI Galway) and a LL.M in Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Queens University, Belfast and Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway).

Selected Publications

Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J. (2013) ‘Why we Still Need the Term ‘Young Carer’: Findings from an Exploratory Study of Young Carers in Ireland', Critical Social Work (In Press).

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. Available online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00778.x/full

Kennan, D., Keenaghan, C., (2012) Children’s Rights and the Family: A Commentary on the Proposed Constitutional Referendum on Children’s Rights in Ireland. The Children and Youth Programme.

Kennan, D., Keenaghan, C., O’Connor, U., Kinlen, L. and McCord, J. (2011) A Rights-Based Approach to Monitoring Children and Young People’s Well-Being. The Children and Youth Programme.

Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J., Brady, B. and Cairns, D. (2010)If I can make their life a little easier, then I'm happy: Study of Young Carers in the Irish Population. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.

Kennan, D. and Dolan, P. (2010) Inclusive Education: Aiminng for No One Less. SangSaeng. (A Publication by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the Auspices of UNESCO). No. 29, Winter 2010.

Danielle Kennan