Dr Marianne O'Shea

Applied Social Studies

Lecturer

Laraghbryan House
4.5
(01) 708 6794

Biography

I am a professionally qualified community & youth worker. I have worked as a community worker in Ireland and beyond, with experience in community-based and human rights focused projects in countries such as Peru, Uganda and South Africa, where I have been committed to supporting the participation of excluded voices in the debates, dialogue and decision-making that shape the lives we live.

These experiences have contributed to a commitment to working in solidarity with communities and community work practitioners who are experiencing and addressing similar challenges across the globe.

I am now a lecturer on the Community Work and Youth Work programmes at DAPPSS, where I work with students from certificate to doctoral level, supporting them to develop, examine and deepen their professional practice in order to contribute to identifying and addressing inequality and injustice.

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring community work as a rights-based practice locally and globally, the role of local institutions addressing inequality and the participation of excluded voices in local governance processes.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
MU Research Live Project in association with DAPPSS/Kildare CYPSC/In Sync Lead Researcher / 01-APR-22
Among Others/UNI&NFL Project (Developing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education) Irish Delegate / 01-JAN-15
Traveller Women and Domestic Violence Research Co-ordinator / 01-JAN-07 31-DEC-07

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 Community Development in Ireland: Tempered Radicalism for Transformative Change?
O'Shea, M., McArdle, O. (2018) Community Development in Ireland: Tempered Radicalism for Transformative Change? International scientific conference XV. Hradec Days of Social Work New Trends and Innovations in Social Work [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Educational Studies Association Ireland Conference 2021: Possibilities in education: Re-imagining Connections with People, Purpose and Place.
Marianne O'Shea & Angela Rickard (2021) Educational Studies Association Ireland Conference 2021: Possibilities in education: Re-imagining Connections with People, Purpose and Place. [Oral Presentation], ‘Among Others’ and among other possibilities in education: reimagining initial professional education with student teachers and youth workers, Virtual [Details]
2021 MU Teaching & Learning Fellowship Awardees Showcase Event.
Marianne O'Shea & Angela Rickard (2021) MU Teaching & Learning Fellowship Awardees Showcase Event. [Public presentations], “Doing Justice”: Exploring the impact of a Social Justice programme for students on professional education courses in Initial Teacher Education and in Youth & Community Work, Virtual [Details]
2021 Maynooth University – University of Adelaide Research Group Seminar.
Marianne O'Shea & Angela Rickard (2021) Maynooth University – University of Adelaide Research Group Seminar. [Oral Presentation], ‘Among Others, Among Ourselves’: Research on Youth Work and Secondary Education Students, Virtual [Details]
2021 What’s the Story? Narrative in youth work and youth studies.
Marianne O'Shea (2021) What’s the Story? Narrative in youth work and youth studies. [Chaired Session], “‘Becoming youth workers’: narratives of professional formation”: Session Chair, Maynooth University [Details]
2021 World Community Development Conference.
Marianne O'Shea (2021) World Community Development Conference. [Oral Presentation], Crossing Boundaries: Civil Society Participation in Collaborative Governance Spaces - Some Thoughts from an Empirical Study, Kenya (Virtual) [Details]
2018 World Community Development Conference.
Marianne O'Shea (2018) World Community Development Conference. [Oral Presentation], Border-Crossers: Global Principles, Local Practices, Maynooth University [Details]
2018 International scientific conference XV. Hradec Days of Social Work New Trends and Innovations in Social Work.
Marianne O'Shea & Oonagh McArdle (2018) International scientific conference XV. Hradec Days of Social Work New Trends and Innovations in Social Work. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Community Development in Ireland: Tempered Radicalism for Transformative Change?, University of Hradec Králové Czech Republic [Details]
2016 National Social Inclusion Forum.
Marianne O'Shea (2016) National Social Inclusion Forum. [Chaired Session], Inter-generational Joblessness and Jobless Families: Session Chair, Dublin [Details]
2016 Community Work Ireland Summer School 'Community Workers Connecting, Reflecting and Acting to Realise Social Change in Ireland'.
Marianne O'Shea (2016) Community Work Ireland Summer School 'Community Workers Connecting, Reflecting and Acting to Realise Social Change in Ireland'. [Chaired Session], 'Community Workers Connecting, Reflecting and Acting to Realise Social Change in Ireland' Roundtable Discussions: Session Chair, Maynooth University [Details]
2016 European Community Development Network Conference.
O'Shea, M. (2016) European Community Development Network Conference. [Chaired Session], Community Development for Sustainable Development : Placing Community Development Values and Practices at the Heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, Glasgow [Details]
2016 NWCI Information Session.
Marianne O'Shea (2016) NWCI Information Session. [Chaired Session], NWCI Information Session on UN Resolution 1325 Women, Peace and Security, Dublin [Details]
2016 UN CERD 50th Anniversary Civil Society Consultation.
Marianne O'Shea (2016) UN CERD 50th Anniversary Civil Society Consultation. [Oral Presentation], Oral Contribution on behalf of Offaly Traveller Movement, Geneva [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 Among Others: Exploring the impact of a shared module of professional education linking pre-service student teachers and Youth and Community Work students.
O'Shea, M., Rickard, A. (2021) Among Others: Exploring the impact of a shared module of professional education linking pre-service student teachers and Youth and Community Work students. Centre for Teaching & Learning, Maynooth University, Maynooth. [Details]
2013 African Capacity Development Outlook Case Study: South Africa Revenue Services.
O'Shea, M. (2013) African Capacity Development Outlook Case Study: South Africa Revenue Services. UNDP, Johannesburg. [Details]
2010 Progress Report for Niños de la Luna VZW.
O'Shea, M. (2010) Progress Report for Niños de la Luna VZW. Niños de la Luna VZW, Antwerp. [Details]
2005 Ballylongford Integrated Services Pilot Project Committee: Evaluation Report.
O'Shea, M. (2005) Ballylongford Integrated Services Pilot Project Committee: Evaluation Report. Kerry County Council, Tralee. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2014 Book Review: Unfinished Business: The Case for Housing, Health and other Social Rights in the Irish Constitution by Jerome Connolly.
O'Shea, M. (2014) Book Review: Unfinished Business: The Case for Housing, Health and other Social Rights in the Irish Constitution by Jerome Connolly. Book Review [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2021 DAPPSS Submission to Government of Ireland National Anti-Racism Action Plan: Co-Author.
Taylor, S., Olutunde, T., Paul, R., O'Shea, M., (2021) DAPPSS Submission to Government of Ireland National Anti-Racism Action Plan: Co-Author. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
2021 DAPPSS Submission to Government of Ireland Review of Equality Legislation.
O'Shea, M. (2021) DAPPSS Submission to Government of Ireland Review of Equality Legislation. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2021 University of Antwerp IOB Exchange to Change: Alumni Panel Article.
O'Shea, M. (2021) University of Antwerp IOB Exchange to Change: Alumni Panel Article. Magazine Article [Details]
2019 University of Antwerp IOB Exchange to Change: From Governance to Participation: Bringing the learning back home.
O'Shea, M. (2019) University of Antwerp IOB Exchange to Change: From Governance to Participation: Bringing the learning back home. Magazine Article [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2022 Maynooth University Teaching Award (Team) MU Dean of Teaching and Learning
2021 SPUR Academic Mentor Maynooth University Experiential Learning Office
2020 Maynooth University Teaching and Learning Fellowship Maynooth University
2012 University of Antwerp IOB Fieldwork Scholarship VLIR-UOS

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Development Studies Association Ireland Working Paper Series: Reviewer 01-JAN-22 /
COMMUNITOR: Community based Monitoring/Citizen Science Global Expert Network Member 01-JAN-21 /
ISST Gender & Evaluation Network Member 01-JAN-21 /
MU Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy (CPEP) Research Network Member 01-JAN-20 /
Community Work Educators Forum Member 01-JAN-15 /
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Initiative (ESCRI) Policy Group Member 05-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-18
Community Work Ireland Central Group Member/Policy & Practice Group Member 02-JAN-10 /
Community Workers Co-Operative Convener Equality and Anti-Racism Working Group 2009-2010 01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-10

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
MU Student Success Consultation Group Member 2021 / 2022
MU Faculty of Social Science Teaching & Learning Committee Member 2018 /
All Ireland Community Work Endorsement Body (AIEB) Board Member 2018 /
Consultative Group for the Development of Irelands Second National Action Plan on Women Peace & Security Member 2015 / 2015
Offaly Traveller Movement Member 2014 / 2021
Monitoring Group on the Implementation of Irelands National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 Member 2013 / 2015
Liberia Solidarity Group, Ireland (LSG) Member (Secretary 2014-2017) 2007 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2020 Maynooth University Doctorate in Social Science Crossing Boundaries, Spanning Sectors: An Examination of Community Representation & Participation on Sub-National Collaborative Governance Structures in Ireland
2003 NUI Galway BA (International) Sociology & Politics, German
2012 University of Antwerp Advanced M.Sc. Governance & Development Local Governance & Poverty Reduction
2005 Maynooth University Higher Diploma in Community & Youth Work Community & Youth Work

Teaching Interests

Community Work; Community Development; Equality; Human Rights; Global Development; Local Governance; Intercultural Education; Civil Society Participation; Social Justice.

I teach primarily on the professional community work and youth work programmes but also contribute to modules on the MSocSc Social Work and cross-departmentally on the Professional Master of Education and the new post-graduate Certificate in Global Citizenship Education.