Dr Carmen Kealy

BA, PhD

Contact Details

Postdoctoral Researcher
Health Promotion Research Centre
University of Galway Campus
Galway City
T: +353877428457
M: +353877428457
E: ckealy@universityofgalway.ie
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Biography

Carmen holds a Doctorate in Sociology and a BA in Political Science, Sociology and Psychological Studies from the University of Galway. Her doctoral thesis explored Polish migrant parents¿ experiences of child-rearing and help-seeking in a culturally diverse neighbourhood in Ireland. Her research interests include; children, youth and parenting, but also inequality experienced by `marginalised¿ groups. Since completion of her PhD, Carmen has worked on various collaborative projects such as the Mind the Gap report: Research on barriers to the realisation of rights of children with disabilities in Ireland (Centre for Disability Law and Policy in the University of Galway- funded by Ombudsman for Children); Crisis Coping: Living and Learning through COVID-19 (UCFRC and School of Education at University of Galway-funded by HRB and IRC) and the It's not just Science! Project (School of Education-funded by HEI). In 2022, as the only non-psychologist, Carmen was awarded one of 17 COVID-19 Global fellowships from the Society for Research on Adolescence. Since September 2023, she is the Postdoctoral Researcher on the Atlantic Futures project 'Digital Mental Health Supports' for Young People', which is funded by the Higher Education Authority Shared Island fund and led by Prof. Barry and Prof Donohue (University of Galway, Ireland) as well as Prof Mulvenna and Prof O' Neill (Ulster University, NI). More info here:https://www.atlanticfutures.com/themes-and-research/research-stream-4

Research Interests

Carmen's research interests include children/young people, parenting, migration as well as the inequalities experienced by marginalised groups.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2023) 'Addressing the needs of marginalised young people through school-based catch-up interventions during COVID-19: A case study from Ireland'
Keane, E., Flynn, N., & Kealy, C. (2023) 'Addressing the needs of marginalised young people through school-based catch-up interventions during COVID-19: A case study from Ireland'. Equity in Education and Society, 0 (0) [DOI] [Details]
(2023) 'Intra- and interpersonal factors and adolescent wellbeing during COVID-19 in three countries'
Skinner, Ann T.,Kealy, Carmen,Ranta, Mette,Benner, Aprile D.,Menesini, Ersilia,Schoon, Ingrid (2023) 'Intra- and interpersonal factors and adolescent wellbeing during COVID-19 in three countries'. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, n/a (n/a) [Details]
(2023) 'Culture and parenting: Polish migrant parents¿ perspectives on how culture shapes their parenting in a culturally diverse Irish neighbourhood'
Kealy, C & Devaney, C. (2023) 'Culture and parenting: Polish migrant parents¿ perspectives on how culture shapes their parenting in a culturally diverse Irish neighbourhood'. Journal of Family Studies, :1-19 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Coping with the ‘new (ab)normal’ in school: an EMA study of youth coping with the return to in-person education during the COVID-19 pandemic'
Niamh Flynn and Clíona Murray and Cormac Forkan and Carmen Kealy (2022) 'Coping with the ‘new (ab)normal’ in school: an EMA study of youth coping with the return to in-person education during the COVID-19 pandemic'. Irish Educational Studies, 0 (0):1-19 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2023) '¿It's a private matter¿¿aligning the views of Polish migrant parents and Irish service providers in the delivery of parenting support'
Kealy Carmen (2023) '¿It's a private matter¿¿aligning the views of Polish migrant parents and Irish service providers in the delivery of parenting support' In: International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation in Children and Family Services. London: Routledge. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2023) New Perspectives in Science Education 2023
Veronica McCauley, Carmen Kealy, Ethan Hill O¿Driscoll, Paul Flynn (2023) ¿Yes, Biology is for me!¿: Raising the Science Capital of Boys New Perspectives in Science Education 2023 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2022) `Keeping what worked best¿: Living and Learning Beyond COVID-19. Summary of Key Findings and Associated Actions from the Crisis Coping Project.
Flynn, N., Murray, C., Keane, E. & Kealy, C. (2022). `Keeping what worked best¿: Living and Learning Beyond COVID-19. (2022) `Keeping what worked best¿: Living and Learning Beyond COVID-19. Summary of Key Findings and Associated Actions from the Crisis Coping Project. National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2021) The conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe¿: A review of academic literature.
Devaney, C., Christiansen, Ø., Holzer, J., MacDonald, M., Matias, M., Piessens, A.,Salamon, E. & Kealy, C.. (2021) The conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe¿: A review of academic literature. EurofamNet, Program of the European Union. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) Mind the Gap Barriers to the realisation of the rights of children with disabilities in Ireland.
Dr Catriona Moloney, Clíona de Bhailís, Dr Danielle Kennan, Dr Carmen Kealy, Dr Shivaun Quinlivan, Professor Eilionóir Flynn and Jacqueline Phiri (2021) Mind the Gap Barriers to the realisation of the rights of children with disabilities in Ireland. Ombudsman for Children's Office, Dublin. [Details]
(2021) A review of international experiences in relation to the implementation of a statutory duty for interagency collaboration to ensure the protection and welfare of children.
Devaney, C., Kealy, C., Canavan, J. and McGregor, C. (2021) A review of international experiences in relation to the implementation of a statutory duty for interagency collaboration to ensure the protection and welfare of children. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2021) School of Political Science and Sociology Spring Research Seminar Series,
Carmen Kealy (2021) An Integrated Model of Polish parenting in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], School of Political Science and Sociology Spring Research Seminar Series, Online event via Eventbrite , 23-APR-21. [Details]
(2021) Multilingual parenting as a migrant in Ireland: Finding your way,
Carmen Kealy (2021) Webinar for Mother Tongues. [Invited Oral Presentation], Multilingual parenting as a migrant in Ireland: Finding your way, Online event , 12-OCT-21. [Details]
(2021) A visual model to effectively support migrant families in a school setting,
Carmen Kealy (2021) Webinar for Mother Tongues. [Invited Oral Presentation], A visual model to effectively support migrant families in a school setting, Online event , 02-NOV-21. [Details]
(2021) Imagining inclusivity: The role of language in an increasingly diverse Ireland,
Carmen Kealy (2021) PhD research on Polish parenting. [Oral Presentation], Imagining inclusivity: The role of language in an increasingly diverse Ireland, Moore Institute , 01-JUL-21. [Details]
(2015) GUI Annual Conference,
Carmen Kealy (2015) Maternal educational disadvantage and children’s academic outcomes – the Irish case. [Oral Presentation], GUI Annual Conference, Dublin Castle-Session D, President’s Room , 03-DEC-15. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
(2021) Whoever said migrant parenting was easy?.
Carmen Kealy (2021) Whoever said migrant parenting was easy?. Galway: Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas Blog [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2021) Managing Behavioural Issues in Child Care and Schools – A Quick Reference Guide.
Carmen Kealy (2021) Managing Behavioural Issues in Child Care and Schools – A Quick Reference Guide. Child Care in Practice Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2019) Effective Family Support: Responding to What Parents Tell Us.
Carmen Kealy (2019) Effective Family Support: Responding to What Parents Tell Us. Child Care in Practice Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2022) School leaders and teachers¿ perspectives on teaching and learning during Covid-19 (Project Brief 4), Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during Covid-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series.
Kealy, C., Murray, C., Flynn, P., Dolan, P. Flynn, N., Forkan, C., Furey, E., Keane, E. and Mac Ruairc, G. (2022) School leaders and teachers¿ perspectives on teaching and learning during Covid-19 (Project Brief 4), Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during Covid-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series. NUI Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and School of Education, NUI Galway. Policy Contribution [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) Providing catch-up supports to young people as they transition back to in-person education (Policy Brief 5). Crisis Coping: Marginalised Young People¿s Living and Learning Experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series.
Flynn, N., Keane, E., Furey, E., Kealy, C., Dolan, P., Flynn, P., Forkan, C., MacRuairc, G., Murray, C. (2022) Providing catch-up supports to young people as they transition back to in-person education (Policy Brief 5). Crisis Coping: Marginalised Young People¿s Living and Learning Experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series. NUI Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and School of Education, NUI Galway Policy Contribution [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) `Parents¿ perspectives on their children¿s living and learning during COVID-19 (Project Brief 3)¿, Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series.
Kealy, C., Murray, C., Flynn, P., Dolan, P. Flynn, N., Forkan, C., Furey, E., Keane, E. and Mac Ruairc, G. (2022) `Parents¿ perspectives on their children¿s living and learning during COVID-19 (Project Brief 3)¿, Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and School of Education, NUI Galway. Policy Contribution [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) `The coping of young people in the school reopening phase of COVID-19 (Project Brief 2)¿, Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series.
Murray, C., Kealy, C., Flynn, N., Forkan, C., Dolan, P., Flynn, P., Furey, E., Keane, E. and Mac Ruairc, G. (2022) `The coping of young people in the school reopening phase of COVID-19 (Project Brief 2)¿, Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and School of Education, NUI Galway. Policy Contribution [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) `The Impact of COVID 19 on young people (Project Brief 1)¿, Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series.
Keane, E., Kealy, C., Dolan, Flynn, P., Flynn, N., Forkan, C., Furey, E., Mac Ruairc, G. and Murray, C. (2022) `The Impact of COVID 19 on young people (Project Brief 1)¿, Crisis Coping-Marginalised young people¿s living and learning experiences during COVID-19 in Ireland Project Brief Series. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and School of Education, NUI Galway. Policy Contribution [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2019) Parenting in Ireland: Polish perspectives on child-rearing and help-seeking in a culturally diverse neighbourhood.
Carmen Kealy (2019) Parenting in Ireland: Polish perspectives on child-rearing and help-seeking in a culturally diverse neighbourhood. Galway: National University of Ireland, Galway Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2022 SRA COVID-19 Network Early Career Scholars Fellowship Society for Research on Adolescence

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Council Research Representative 14-NOV-22 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher 19-OCT-20 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2015 National University of Ireland Galway Joint BA Hons Political Science, Sociology and Psychology
2020 National University of Ireland Galway PhD Political Science and Sociology

Languages

  Language
English
German

Consultancy

  Client Description
Helium Arts
Rethink Ireland
Mother Tongues

Reviews

  Journal Role
Child Care In Practice Reviewer

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Lisa Paper MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
Catherine Hibbitt MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2020/21 Research Dissertation EYS1119 Research Dissertation Master of Arts (Early Childhood Studies)
2015- Families and Children in Society and Policy SP581 Family, Culture and Ethnicity