Dr Grace O'Grady

Education

Lecturer

Maynooth University School of Education
Second
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(01) 708 3939

Biography

Dr Grace O’Grady is lecturer in Education and Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling and Master of Education in Guidance Counselling. She teaches on all the programmes in the Department in the curricular areas of Human Development, Developmental Psychology, Child Protection and Social, Personal and Health Education. On the Educational Guidance programmes, she teaches Adolescent Psychology and Counselling Theory and Practice and supervises student guidance counsellors in school placement. Her PhD dissertation was a narrative inquiry into the discursive construction of identities in adolescence and she teaches and supervises narrative research on the Masters and Doctoral Programmes in the Department. She is Co-Leader of the structured PhD Programme and a founding member of the Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry (Dept. of Adult and Community Education and Education Dept.).

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 ''A Critique of Adolescent Development' in J.N. O' Higgins (Ed)'
Dr Grace O'Grady (2015) ''A Critique of Adolescent Development' in J.N. O' Higgins (Ed)' In: Education Matters: Readings in Pastoral Care for School Chaplaincy, Guidance and Pastoral Care. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
2014 ''Forging a Path through Multiplicity: Re-thinking Adolescent Development' in J.N O' Higgins (Ed)'
O'Grady, G. (2014) ''Forging a Path through Multiplicity: Re-thinking Adolescent Development' in J.N O' Higgins (Ed)' In: At The Heart of Education, Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
2014 ''Constructing Identities with Young People: Rethinking Educational Practice' in R. Dolan (Ed)'
O'Grady, G. (2014) ''Constructing Identities with Young People: Rethinking Educational Practice' in R. Dolan (Ed)' In: Equality and Curriculum in Education. Maynooth. [IR Link] [Details]
2014 ''Constructing Identities with Young People: Making visible cultural norms' in R. Dolan (Ed)'
O'Grady, G. (2014) ''Constructing Identities with Young People: Making visible cultural norms' in R. Dolan (Ed)' In: Pathways to Innovation and Development in Education. Maynooth. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Adolescence: The Story of Multiplicity and Unity'
O’ Grady, G. (2014) 'Adolescence: The Story of Multiplicity and Unity'. EDUCATION LINK JOURNAL, NCGE Handbook,Spring 2014, Vol. 37. Dublin: NCGE [Details]
2013 'Towards a more Playful and Politicized Practice of Guidance Counselling'
O’ Grady, G. (2013) 'Towards a more Playful and Politicized Practice of Guidance Counselling'. EDUCATION LINK JOURNAL, NCGE Handbook, Autumn Issue 2013, Vol 42. Dublin: NCGE [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 Creative Rhizomatic Narrative Inquiry: using figurative language to map the field
Dr Grace O'Grady (2015) Creative Rhizomatic Narrative Inquiry: using figurative language to map the field 2nd Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Mapping the Field, Maynooth University [Details]
2013 A Defensible Argument for Exploring Identity Construction with Young People in School. Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact. The 38th Annual Conference of the ESAI Limerick, 22-Mar-2013
O'Grady, Grace (2013) A Defensible Argument for Exploring Identity Construction with Young People in School. Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact. The 38th Annual Conference of the ESAI Limerick, 22-Mar-2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) [Details]
2013 Constructing Identities in Adolescence using Creative Narrative Inquiry. The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 40TH Annual Conference, Athlone, 11-May-2013
Dr Grace O'Grady (2013) Constructing Identities in Adolescence using Creative Narrative Inquiry. The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 40TH Annual Conference, Athlone, 11-May-2013 The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 40TH Annual Conference, Athlone, 11-May-2013 [Details]
2013 A Narrative Analysis of the Language of the Spiritual in Stories of Youth. Changing Boundaries: Mindfulness, Spirituality and Education. Centre for Spiritual Capital, Dublin City University
O'Grady, Grace (2013) A Narrative Analysis of the Language of the Spiritual in Stories of Youth. Changing Boundaries: Mindfulness, Spirituality and Education. Centre for Spiritual Capital, Dublin City University Dublin City University 04-Jul-2013 [Details]
2013 Performativity, Play and Subjectivity: Making Visible the Construction of Masculinities/Femininities. 8th International Conference on Imagination and Education Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada 10-Jul-2013.
O'Grady, Grace (2013) Performativity, Play and Subjectivity: Making Visible the Construction of Masculinities/Femininities. 8th International Conference on Imagination and Education Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada 10-Jul-2013. Imagination and Learning: Engaging the minds of students in the curriculum [Details]
2008 'Adolescent Development: Competing Discourses and Practices’ , Seminar presentation at the Annual Guidance Conference, Kildare
O'Grady, Grace (2008) 'Adolescent Development: Competing Discourses and Practices’ , Seminar presentation at the Annual Guidance Conference, Kildare NUI Maynooth , Seminar presentation at the Annual Guidance Conference, Kildare. 07-Feb-2008 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2015 ECER.
(2015) ECER. [Oral Presentation], Making visible 'white' as an ethnic identity, Budapest [Details]
2015 2nd Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Mapping the Field.
(2015) 2nd Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Mapping the Field. [Oral Presentation], Creative Rhizomatic Narrative Inquiry: using figurative language to map the field, Maynooth University [Details]
2014 1st Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference.
(2014) 1st Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference. [Oral Presentation], Performing Identities using Masks: Performance as Epistemology and Method, IT, Sligo [Details]
2013 Dublin City University.
(2013) Dublin City University. [Oral Presentation], A Narrative Analysis of the Language of the Spiritual in Stories of Youth, Dublin City University [Details]
2013 The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 40TH Annual Conference, Athlone.
(2013) The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 40TH Annual Conference, Athlone. [Oral Presentation], Constructing Identities in Adolescence using Creative Narrative Inquiry, Athlone [Details]
2013 8th International Conference on Imagination and Education.
(2013) 8th International Conference on Imagination and Education. [Oral Presentation], Performativity, Play and Subjectivity: Making Visible the Construction of Masculinities/Femininities, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada [Details]
2013 Second Annual Arts & Humanities Conference, Brighton.
(2013) Second Annual Arts & Humanities Conference, Brighton. [Oral Presentation], Performative curriculum: exploring concepts of self/identity using masks, Brighton [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI).
(2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI). [Oral Presentation], A Defensible Argument for Exploring Identity Construction with Young People in School, Limerick [Details]
2009 PhD Symposium, Bristol University.
(2009) PhD Symposium, Bristol University. [Oral Presentation], Dissertation as Rhizomatic Writing, Bristol [Details]
2008 Seminar presentation at the Annual Guidance Conference, Kildare.
(2008) Seminar presentation at the Annual Guidance Conference, Kildare. [Public presentations], Adolescent Development: Competing Discourses and Practices’, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2007 PhD Symposium, Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast.
(2007) PhD Symposium, Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast. [Oral Presentation], A Creative Narrative Understanding of Identity, Queen's University, Belfast [Details]
2006 Two Day Seminar in Riga, Latvia.
(2006) Two Day Seminar in Riga, Latvia. [Oral Presentation], Developing a Masters Programme in Guidance and Counselling, Riga, Latvia [Details]
2006 Workshop presentation, Guidance Policy Forums Transnational Conference, Bled, Slovenia.
(2006) Workshop presentation, Guidance Policy Forums Transnational Conference, Bled, Slovenia. [Oral Presentation], Involvement of Guidance Service Users, Bled, Slovenia [Details]
2005 Paper presented to the Latvian Delegation, NUI Maynooth.
(2005) Paper presented to the Latvian Delegation, NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], Guidance and Counsellor Education; a fluid negotiable space, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2005 Celebrating Educational Research in Ireland: Retrospect and Prospect, Educational Studies Associatio.
(2005) Celebrating Educational Research in Ireland: Retrospect and Prospect, Educational Studies Associatio. [Oral Presentation], Reconstructing Adolescent Identities, University College, Cork [Details]
2005 Paper presented to the Estonian / Bulgarian Delegation, NUI Maynooth.
(2005) Paper presented to the Estonian / Bulgarian Delegation, NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], Guidance and Counselling for the 21st Century, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2003 'Rethinking Young People’s Identities’, St Patrick’s College, DCU.
(2003) 'Rethinking Young People’s Identities’, St Patrick’s College, DCU. [Oral Presentation], Forging a Path Through Multiplicity: A Critique of Adolescent Development, Dublin City University [Details]
2003 Education Department, Trinity College.
(2003) Education Department, Trinity College. [Oral Presentation], The Spiritual in Two Narratives of Youth, Trinity College, Dublin [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2014 Lifelong Guidance Policy Development: Testng the European Resource Kit: Career Management Skills.
Dunne, A. & O'Grady, G. (2014) Lifelong Guidance Policy Development: Testng the European Resource Kit: Career Management Skills. Book Review [Details]
2013 Performative curriculum: exploring concepts of self/identity using masks. Second Annual Arts & Humanities Conference, Brighton, UK.
O'Grady, Grace (2013) Performative curriculum: exploring concepts of self/identity using masks. Second Annual Arts & Humanities Conference, Brighton, UK. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
2007 A Creative Narrative Understanding of Identity PhD Symposium, Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast.
O'Grady, Grace (2007) A Creative Narrative Understanding of Identity PhD Symposium, Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2007 Counselling Competencies Committee Report.
O'Grady, Grace (2007) Counselling Competencies Committee Report. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2014 Constructing Identities with Young People using Masks A Narrative Performance .
O'Grady, Grace (2014) Constructing Identities with Young People using Masks A Narrative Performance . Magazine Article [Details]
2003 'Forging a Path Through Multiplicity: A Critique of Adolescent Development',' Rethinking Young People’s Identities’, St Patrick’s College, DCU.
O'Grady, Grace (2003) 'Forging a Path Through Multiplicity: A Critique of Adolescent Development',' Rethinking Young People’s Identities’, St Patrick’s College, DCU. Magazine Article [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2005 'Reconstructing Adolescent Identities' Celebrating Educational Research in Ireland: Retrospect and Prospect, Educational Studies Association, University College, Cork 15-Mar-2005.
O'Grady, Grace (2005) 'Reconstructing Adolescent Identities' Celebrating Educational Research in Ireland: Retrospect and Prospect, Educational Studies Association, University College, Cork 15-Mar-2005. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2009 'Dissertation as Rhizomatic Writing', PhD Symposium, Bristol University.
O'Grady, Grace (2009) 'Dissertation as Rhizomatic Writing', PhD Symposium, Bristol University. Technical Publication [Details]