Dr Delma Byrne

Sociology

Associate Professor

Auxilia House
1.4
(01) 708 3723

Biography

  • My research interests focus on social stratification and the sociology of education in particular, and the role of education in shaping life chances over the life-course, including labour market experiences. I have been working on these research areas for some time now, having worked on these issues during my time as a Research Assistant and Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (2001-2003 and 2007-2010 respectively) and at the University of Edinburgh where I obtained a PhD in Educational Sociology (2003-2007). 
  • There is a particular focus on inequalities relating to gender, social class, race/ethnicity, disability and special educational needs in my work. This work cross-cuts research in comparative education and labour market research, with a particular focus on the structure of education systems and the graduate labour market.
  • I use a variety of research designs, research methods and data to include the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods in empirical educational research, which underpins my teaching in the fields of sociology and education. My use of data includes both cross-nationally comparative data such as the European Labour Force Survey and Reflex data, as well as longitudinal data such as the Growing up in Ireland data, and qualitative data collection. 

Research Interests

Stratification in Education and Training and the Labour Market, School-to-Work Transitions, Graduate Labour Market, Social Inequality: Gender, Social Class, Race/Ethnicity/Migrant Status Inequality, Comparative Data Analysis, Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods)

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
A Statistical Baseline Analysis of Child Poverty Principal Investigator / Government State Bodies 01-NOV-19 05-DEC-19
Review to identify the supports and barriers for lone parents in accessing higher education and to examine measures to increase participation PI Department of Education and Science (Ireland) / Tender 06-JUL-16 30-SEP-16 20153
Tender for the Provision of a Review of the DARE/HEAR Scheme PI DARE/HEAR Scheme / Tender 01-NOV-12 31-MAY-13
Working Out? Family Employment and Childcare Strategies and the Impact on Child Well-Being Principal Investigator / 01-OCT-12 30-OCT-13
TBC PI The Equality Authority - Equality Reviewer / Consultancy 01-OCT-12 31-OCT-12
The social and community benefits of adult education Co-Investigator / 01-JUN-18 01-AUG-18
ERC Support StG Delma Byrne PI EU Horizon 2020 National Support Network / Proposal Preparation Support for European Research Council Awards 24-AUG-17 24-MAY-18 2442
The Irish Graduate Labour Market in European Comparative Aspect (unfunded) Primary Investigator / 01-JUN-17 01-JUN-19
The Position of the Middle Class in European Countries Contributor / 01-MAR-17 30-SEP-17
A Review of Barriers and Supports Impacting on Lone Parent Access to Higher Education Principal Investigator / 01-JUL-16 27-APR-17
Making a Difference? The influence of St Ultans integrated care and education service on educational attainment Principal Investigator / 01-MAY-12 01-SEP-12
Assisting a school to prepare an equality action plan Principal Investigator / Government State Bodies 01-APR-12 01-JUN-12
The use of collaborative technology in Irish schools Principal Investigator / Industry: SME 01-DEC-11 01-APR-12
Innovation Voucher Programme PI Enterprise Ireland / Innovation Vouchers 11-NOV-11 01-MAR-12
Working Out? Family strategies in household employment and childcare and the impact on child well-being PI Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences / IRCHSS / Research Development Initiative - Strand 1 01-SEP-12 31-AUG-13
National Evaluation of the DARE/HEAR Widening Access to Participation in Higher Education Principal Investigator / 01-OCT-12 30-JUN-13
Thresholds of Inequality: A Cross National Evaluation of Effectively Maintained Inequality in Education Co-Investigator / 01-JAN-11 01-JAN-15

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Behind the Scenes? A Study of Parental Involvement in Second Level Education.
Byrne, D., and Smyth, E. (2010) Behind the Scenes? A Study of Parental Involvement in Second Level Education. : The Liffey Press in association with the ESRI & DES. [Details]
2010 No Way Back? The Dynamics of Early School Leaving.
Byrne, D., and Smyth, E. (2010) No Way Back? The Dynamics of Early School Leaving. : The Liffey Press in association with the ESRI, NCCA & DES. [full-text] [Details]
2005 The Transition Year Programme: An Assessment.
Smyth, E., Byrne, D., and Hannan, C. (2005) The Transition Year Programme: An Assessment. : The Liffey Press in association with the ESRI. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems: Critical Perspectives
Paseka, A., and Byrne, D (Ed.). (2019) Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems: Critical Perspectives Oxon and New York: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Gender and Knowledge Production in the Teaching Professions'
Byrne, D., and Murray, C. (2020) 'Gender and Knowledge Production in the Teaching Professions' In: Corcoran, M., and Cullen, P (eds). Producing knowledge, reproducing gender: Power, production and practice in contemporary Ireland. New York: Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2020 'Refugees' Access to Higher Education in Ireland'
Cronin, M., Murphy, C., Doyle, D.M., Byrne, D., and Murphy, M. (2020) 'Refugees' Access to Higher Education in Ireland' In: Refugees and Higher Education: Trans-national Perspectives on Access, Equity and Internationalization. Leiden: Brill | Sense. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems Critical Perspectives Introduction'
Paseka, A;Byrne, D (2019) 'Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems Critical Perspectives Introduction' In: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ACROSS EUROPEAN EDUCATION SYSTEMS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2019 'Ireland: Parental involvement in Ireland'
Byrne D. (2019) 'Ireland: Parental involvement in Ireland' In: Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems: Critical Perspectives. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Parental involvement across European education systems: A critical conclusion'
Paseka A.;Byrne D. (2019) 'Parental involvement across European education systems: A critical conclusion' In: Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems: Critical Perspectives. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Student retention in higher education'
McCoy S.;Byrne D. (2017) 'Student retention in higher education' In: Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland: Evidence from a Public System. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The Middle Class in Ireland’'
Byrne, D (2017) 'The Middle Class in Ireland’' In: Siegmann, A., Schafer, M (eds). No Robots: The Position of Middle-Class Households in Nine European Countries. The Netherlands: Quantes. [Details]
2012 'New School, New System: The experiences of immigrant students in Irish schools'
Darmody, M., Smyth, E., Byrne, D., and McGinnity, F. (2012) 'New School, New System: The experiences of immigrant students in Irish schools' In: International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Education. Springer. [Details]

Co-edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2017 American Behavioral Scientist: Special Issue on Effectively Maintained Inequality.
Lucas, S.R., and Byrne, D. (2017) American Behavioral Scientist: Special Issue on Effectively Maintained Inequality. Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Who goes to college via access routes? A comparative study of widening participation admission in selective universities in Ireland and England'
O’Sullivan K.;Byrne D.;Robson J.;Winters N. (2019) 'Who goes to college via access routes? A comparative study of widening participation admission in selective universities in Ireland and England'. Social Inclusion, 7 (1InequalitiesinAccesstoHigher):38-51 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Effectively Maintained Inequality in Educational Transitions in the Republic of Ireland'
Byrne D.;McCoy S. (2017) 'Effectively Maintained Inequality in Educational Transitions in the Republic of Ireland'. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (1):49-73 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality'
Lucas S.;Byrne D. (2017) 'Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality'. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (1):132-160 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Effectively Maintained Inequality: An Introduction'
Lucas, S.R., and Byrne, D. (2017) 'Effectively Maintained Inequality: An Introduction'. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (1):3-7 [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Determinants and Effects of School Age Childcare on Children's Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Outcomes at Age 13'
Byrne, D (2016) 'Determinants and Effects of School Age Childcare on Children's Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Outcomes at Age 13'. Economic And Social Review, 47 :543-575 [Details]
2015 'Review of Irish Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective, by Patrick Clancy'
Byrne, D (2015) 'Review of Irish Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective, by Patrick Clancy'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 7 (2):2381-2384 [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Born abroad and educated here: examining the impacts of education and skill mismatch among immigrant graduates in Europe'
McGuinness S.;Byrne D. (2015) 'Born abroad and educated here: examining the impacts of education and skill mismatch among immigrant graduates in Europe'. IZA JOURNAL OF MIGRATION, 4 (1) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Cumulative disadvantage? Educational careers of migrant students in Irish secondary schools'
Darmody, M;Byrne, D;McGinnity, F (2014) 'Cumulative disadvantage? Educational careers of migrant students in Irish secondary schools'. Race Ethnicity and Education, 17 :129-151 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Bottom of the class? The leaving certificate applied programme and track placement in the Republic of Ireland'
Banks, J;Byrne, D;McCoy, S;Smyth, E (2014) 'Bottom of the class? The leaving certificate applied programme and track placement in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 33 :367-381 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'IDENTIFYING AND EXPLAINING HIDDEN DISADVANTAGE WITHIN THE NON-MANUAL GROUP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS'
Byrne, D;McCoy, S (2013) 'IDENTIFYING AND EXPLAINING HIDDEN DISADVANTAGE WITHIN THE NON-MANUAL GROUP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS'. Comparative Social Research, 30 :293-315 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The Determinants and Effects of Training at Work: Bringing the Workplace Back in'
O'Connell, PJ;Byrne, D (2012) 'The Determinants and Effects of Training at Work: Bringing the Workplace Back in'. European Sociological Review, 28 :283-300 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'Too Much of a Good Thing? Gender, 'Concerted Cultivation' and Unequal Achievement in Primary Education'
McCoy, S;Byrne, D;Banks, J (2012) 'Too Much of a Good Thing? Gender, 'Concerted Cultivation' and Unequal Achievement in Primary Education'. Child Indicators Research, 5 :155-178 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 ''The sooner the better I could get out of there': barriers to higher education access in Ireland'
McCoy, S;Byrne, D (2011) ''The sooner the better I could get out of there': barriers to higher education access in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 30 :141-157 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Immigration and School Composition in Ireland'
Byrne, D., McGinnity, F., Smyth, E. and Darmody, M. (2010) 'Immigration and School Composition in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, Special Issue on 'Race', migration and education in a globalised context, 29 :271-288 [full-text] [Details]
2008 'BERA Review 2006: Education Research and Policy'
Byrne, D., and Ozga, J. (2008) 'BERA Review 2006: Education Research and Policy'. Research Papers in Education, Research Papers in Education, 23 :377-405 [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Language Approaches Used with Deaf Pupils in Scottish Schools: 2001-2004'
Grimes, M., Thoutenhoofd, E.D. and Byrne, D (2007) 'Language Approaches Used with Deaf Pupils in Scottish Schools: 2001-2004'. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 12 :530-551 [full-text] [Details]
2006 'An Introduction to Computerised Analysis of Qualitative Data'
Darmody, M. and Byrne, D. (2006) 'An Introduction to Computerised Analysis of Qualitative Data'. Irish Educational Studies, 25 :121-133 [full-text] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'A Whole New Spectrum of Queries, Concerns and Anxieties'
O'Toole, C., and Byrne, D. (2015) 'A Whole New Spectrum of Queries, Concerns and Anxieties' Children's Research Digest, 2 (2) :9-14. [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Early School Leaving: The Irish Experience
2017 (2017) Early School Leaving: The Irish Experience International Conference CNESCO/Sorbonne Universities [Details]
2012 Educational Careers of Migrant Students in Ireland
Byrne, D., and Darmody, M. (2012) Educational Careers of Migrant Students in Ireland Addressing the Concept and Evidence of Institutional Racism in Education in Ireland, Proceedings of the Racism and Education Conference and Networking Event, 2012 Edited by Karl Kitching and Alicia Curtin [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Evaluation of Doodle Families: A Family Literacy Initiative.
Byrne, D., and Fitzgerald, C. (2020) Evaluation of Doodle Families: A Family Literacy Initiative. Childhood Development Initiative, Dublin. [Details]
2010 Hidden Disadvantage? A Study of the Low Participation in Higher Education by the Non Manual Group.
8. McCoy, S., Byrne, D., O’Connell, P.J., Kelly, E. and Doherty, C. (2010) Hidden Disadvantage? A Study of the Low Participation in Higher Education by the Non Manual Group. ESRI/HEA, Dublin. [Details]
2020 Income, Poverty and Deprivation among Children - A Statistical Baseline Analysis.
Byrne, D., and Treanor, M. (2020) Income, Poverty and Deprivation among Children - A Statistical Baseline Analysis. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
2019 The Early Impact of the Revised Leaving Certificate Grading Scheme on Student Perceptions and Behaviour.
McCoy, S., Byrne, D., O’Sullivan, J., and Smyth, E. (2019) The Early Impact of the Revised Leaving Certificate Grading Scheme on Student Perceptions and Behaviour. The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
2017 An Independent Review to Identify Supports and Barriers for Lone Parents in Accessing Higher Education and to Examine Measures to Increase Participation.
Byrne, D., and Murray, C. (2017) An Independent Review to Identify Supports and Barriers for Lone Parents in Accessing Higher Education and to Examine Measures to Increase Participation. Department of Education and Skills, Dublin. [full-text] [Details]
2015 The Influence of Childcare Arrangements on Child Well Being from Infancy to Middle Childhood.
Byrne, D. and O'Toole, C. (2015) The Influence of Childcare Arrangements on Child Well Being from Infancy to Middle Childhood. TUSLA in association with Maynooth University, TUSLA in association with Maynooth University. [full-text] [Details]
2015 An Evaluation of the HEAR and DARE Supplementary Admission Routes to Higher Education.
Byrne, D., Doris, A., Sweetman, O., Casey, R., and Raffe, D. (2015) An Evaluation of the HEAR and DARE Supplementary Admission Routes to Higher Education. IUA, http://www.iua.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/HEAR-DARE-Evaluation-Report.pdf. [full-text] [Details]
2010 Changing Workplace: A Survey of Employees’ Views and Experiences.
O’Connell, P.J., Russell, H., Watson, D., and Byrne, D. (2010) Changing Workplace: A Survey of Employees’ Views and Experiences. National Centre for Partnership and Performance, Dublin. [full-text] [Details]
2010 Engaging Young People? Student Experiences of the Leaving Certificate Applied.
Banks, J., Byrne, D., McCoy, S. and Smyth, E. (2010) Engaging Young People? Student Experiences of the Leaving Certificate Applied. Report Commissioned by the NCCA and Published as an ESRI Research Series Publication 15, in associat, Dublin. [full-text] [Details]
2009 School Leavers’ Survey 2007.
Byrne, D., McCoy, S., and Watson, D. (2009) School Leavers’ Survey 2007. ESRI in association with DES, Dublin. [full-text] [Details]
2009 Adapting to Diversity: Irish Schools and Newcomer Students.
Smyth, E., Darmody, M., McGinnity, F. and Byrne, D. (2009) Adapting to Diversity: Irish Schools and Newcomer Students. ESRI, Report commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills, and published as an ESRI Research Se. [full-text] [Details]
2005 Establishing a UK ‘home international’ comparative research programme for post-compulsory learning LSRC.
Byrne, D. and Raffe, D. (2005) Establishing a UK ‘home international’ comparative research programme for post-compulsory learning LSRC. Report commissioned and published by the Learning and Skills Development Agency UK, London. [full-text] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 Inclusive Education and Society in a Time of Change: Policies and Practices European Sociological Association Sociology of Education Network RN10.
Byrne, D., Doris, A., and Sweetman, O. (2020) Inclusive Education and Society in a Time of Change: Policies and Practices European Sociological Association Sociology of Education Network RN10. [Oral Presentation], The effects of affirmative action in higher education admissions policy in the Republic of Ireland, Online , 20-AUG-20 - 21-AUG-20 [Details]
2019 Hosted by the Minister for Children Youth Affairs, Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance.
Byrne, D. (2019) Hosted by the Minister for Children Youth Affairs, Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance. [Oral Presentation], Open Policy Debate on Reducing Child Poverty, Department of Children and Youth Affairs DCYA , 13-DEC-19 - 13-DEC-19 [Details]
2019 Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual Conference (SLLS), 2019.
Byrne, D, and Treanor, M. (2019) Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual Conference (SLLS), 2019. [Oral Presentation], Lone Parents and Maternal Access to Education/Training in Ireland and Scotland, Potsdam [Details]
2018 26th Annual Transitions in Youth (TIY) Conference.
Byrne, D. (2018) 26th Annual Transitions in Youth (TIY) Conference. [Oral Presentation], Graduate Lives in Transition, Mannheim, Germany [Details]
2017 RC28, Increasing mobility and reducing inequality: What guidance is provided by sociological research?.
Byrne, D (2017) RC28, Increasing mobility and reducing inequality: What guidance is provided by sociological research?. [Oral Presentation], Field of Study and Early Graduate Outcomes Before and During the Recession, Columbia University, New York , 08-AUG-17 - 10-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 Effectively Maintained Inequality in Ireland.
Byrne, D. (2017) Effectively Maintained Inequality in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Invited Speaker, Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Ayr, Scotland [Details]
2017 The Educational Strategies of Minority Ethnic Parents in Ireland.
Byrne, D. (2017) The Educational Strategies of Minority Ethnic Parents in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ECER Annual Conference 2017, Copenhagen, [Details]
2017 Chair of Plenary, Parental Involvement: Commonalities and Similitaries Across Europe.
Byrne, D. (2017) Chair of Plenary, Parental Involvement: Commonalities and Similitaries Across Europe. [Oral Presentation], ECER Annual Conference 2017, Copenhagen [Details]
2013 Session on Equalsoc Research Group ‘Effectively Maintained Inequality: A Cross National Assessment of Educational Inequality’ at International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Social Stratification and Social Mobility (RC28) 'Opportunity, Meritocracy and Changing Patterns of Social Inequality.
Byrne, D., and Lucas, S.R. (2013) Session on Equalsoc Research Group ‘Effectively Maintained Inequality: A Cross National Assessment of Educational Inequality’ at International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Social Stratification and Social Mobility (RC28) 'Opportunity, Meritocracy and Changing Patterns of Social Inequality. [Oral Presentation], 'Theory and Method in the Assessment of Effectively Maintained Inequality in Comparative Perspective’, Iowa City, USA [Details]
2013 Invited Speaker, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) HEPRU Higher Education Policy Seminar Series.
Byrne, D., McCoy, S. (2013) Invited Speaker, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) HEPRU Higher Education Policy Seminar Series. [Oral Presentation], Retention and Progression at Higher Education, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) HEPRU Higher Education Policy Seminar Series, 25th January 2013 [Details]
2013 43rd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, 6-9th November 2013, Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Sligo.
Byrne, D. and O’Toole, C. (2013) 43rd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, 6-9th November 2013, Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Sligo. [Oral Presentation], Childcare and Child Development at Age Three: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Growing up in Ireland Data, Sligo [Details]
2013 Higher Education Authority (HEA) National Access Office (NAO) Conference 'How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland', November 7th, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
Byrne, D., Doris, A. and Sweetman, O. (2013) Higher Education Authority (HEA) National Access Office (NAO) Conference 'How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland', November 7th, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. [Oral Presentation], Summary of Findings from the National Evaluation of the HEAR and DARE Schemes, Dublin [Details]
2013 American Educational Research Annual Meeting 2013.
Byrne, D, with McCoy, S., and Banks, J. (2013) American Educational Research Annual Meeting 2013. [Oral Presentation], 'Boys are Good at Maths! Gender Stereo-typing in Parents' and Teachers' Evaluations of Childrens' Math Performance',, San Franciso, CA [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, ''Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact'.
Byrne, D. and Cummins, L. (2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, ''Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact'. [Oral Presentation], Navigating the Childcare Market: the role of social class dynamics, Limerick, 21st-23rd March 2013 [Details]
2013 Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) Annual Conference.
Byrne, D., and Lucas, S. R. (2013) Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Thresholds of Educational Inequality: A Cross-National Assessment of Effectively Maintained Inequality, Athlone, May 2013 [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, ''Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact'.
Byrne, D. and O'Toole, C. (2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, ''Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact'. [Oral Presentation], Learning experiences in early years: an investigation using the Growing up in Ireland dataset, Limerick, 21st-23rd March 2013 [Details]
2012 American Educational Research Annual Meeting 2012.
Byrne, D. (2012) American Educational Research Annual Meeting 2012. [Oral Presentation], Changes in Secondary Level Education and Social Stratification in Ireland: Effectively Maintained Inequality?, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Details]
2012 Presentation Prepared for New Perspectives on Family Change in Ireland, NUI Maynooth, 11th-12th December 2012.
Byrne, D., O'Toole, C. (2012) Presentation Prepared for New Perspectives on Family Change in Ireland, NUI Maynooth, 11th-12th December 2012. [Oral Presentation], Using Growing up in Ireland to Explore Family Employment and Childcare Dynamics in a Context of Child Well-Being, Maynooth [Details]
2012 Paper Presented at AERA ESAI Symposium 'Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Perspectives from Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland', AERA Vancouver April 14th 2012.
Byrne, D., Malone, R. (2012) Paper Presented at AERA ESAI Symposium 'Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Perspectives from Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland', AERA Vancouver April 14th 2012. [Oral Presentation], Transforming the Transition: Irish Students and the Transition to Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada [Details]
2012 Paper Presented at Growing up in Ireland Annual Conference 2012,.
Byrne, D., with Banks, J., and McCoy, S. (2012) Paper Presented at Growing up in Ireland Annual Conference 2012,. [Oral Presentation], Self-fulfilling Prophecy? Academic Expectations Among Teachers and Parents of Children with SEN, Dublin [Details]
2011 American Educational Research Annual Meeting 2011.
Byrne, D., and McCoy, S. (2011) American Educational Research Annual Meeting 2011. [Oral Presentation], 'Effectively Maintained Inequality in the Republic of Ireland: The Stratifying Effects of How Math Teaching is Organised', Iowa City, Iowa [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Sociological Association Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) Member /
Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) Member /
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Member /
European Transitions in Youth Network (TIY) Member /
Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies Member /
Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland Member /
European Sociological Association Sociology of Education Research Network 10 Memer /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) President 31-MAR-14 / 31-MAR-17

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Board Member, Council of Economic and Social Studies Board Member 2020 / 2025
Session Chair, Leave No One Behind: Public Employment Services & Guidance for a 21st Century Ireland, Maynooth University Chair 2019 / 2019
Independent Expert, Steering Group for the Joint Research Programme on Community Development and Social Inclusion between Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Pobal Independent Expert 2020 / 2021
Member, European Social Survey, National Steering Committee Member 2018 /
Academic Advisory, International Academic Advisory Group, Irish Research Council funded Coalesce project ACA PES – A Collaborative Approach to Public Employment Services Academic Advisor 2020 / 2021
Member, Irish Universities Association (IUA) HEAR Review Working Group Member 2019 /

Other Activities

  Description

Ministerial Briefing on Child Poverty and Inequality

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2020 Eamonn McCauley Maynooth University PhD Team Teaching for Inclusion: A Critical Analysis of Disability Discourse in Irish Post-Primary Schools
2020 Angela Feeney Maynooth University PhD Habitus is a fate, not a destiny: A study of student completion in first year at an Irish Institute of Technology
2019 Clíona Murray Maynooth University PhD Veteran Teacher Voices: Identity, Vulnerability, Relational Accountability and Ethical Professionalism in the Context of Second-Level Education in the Republic of Ireland
2019 Rosario Ryan Maynooth University PhD How Inequality in Education in Ireland is Produced, Reproduced, Justified and Resisted at the Intersections of Disability and Social Class
2012 John McGinnity Maynooth University PhD Individual, Family, School and Regional Characteristics and their influence on expected points and university applications