Recent staff publications

In press

Broughton Coveney, F. (2023). ‘Adoption’ in Harding M. & McGowan, D. (eds.), Irish Family Law in Context (Clarus Press).

Connolly, J., Dolan, P., & Vertigans, S. (in press). Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. Sociological Research Online.


Alves De Castro, C., Carthy, A., and O’Reilly, I. (2022). An Ethical Discussion About the Responsibility for Protection of Minors in the Digital Environment: A state-of-the-art review. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal Volume 9(5): 343–370. DOI: 10.14738/assrj.95.12433

Alves De Castro, C., O’Reilly, I. and Carthy, A. (2022). The Role of Influencers in Adolescents' Consumer Decision-Making Process: A Sustainability Approach. Critical Letters in Economics & Finance Volume 1(1) DOI: 10.21427/azb6-zn63

Brian Barry, Lucía Morales, Aiden CarthyAn Evidence Review of Behavioural Economics in the Justice Sector, Department of Justice Research Report (2022). 

Brian Barry, “Judicial Impartiality in the Judicial Council Act 2019: Challenges and Opportunities” (2022) Irish Judicial Studies Journal 38.

Behan, C. (2022). No longer a ‘collateral consequence’: Imprisonment and the reframing of citizenship. European Journal of Criminology, 19(6), 1283–1303. 

Behan, C. (2022). ‘Nothing to Say’? Prisoners and the Penal Past. In L. Black, L. Brangan & D. Healy (Eds.), Histories of Punishment and Social Control in Ireland: Perspectives  from a Periphery. Emerald Publishing.  

Bowden, M. & Harkness, A. (Eds.). (2022). Rural transformations and rural crime: International critical perspectives in rural criminology. Bristol University Press.

Bowden, M. & Pytlarz, A. (2022) Late modernity and the governance of rural security: From solid to liquid. In Bowden, M. & Harkness, A. (Eds.). (2022). Rural transformations and rural crime: International critical perspectives in rural criminology. (pp. 49-65). Bristol University Press.

Bowden, M. & Pytlarz, A. (2022) Entering the relational space: Using field-analytic methods in researching rural security. In Weisheit, R., Peterson, J., & Pytlarz, A. (Eds.). Research methods for rural criminologists. (pp. 143-155). Routledge.

Byrne, D., McGuinness, C. and Carthy, A. (2022). Do educators value the promotion of students’ wellbeing? Quantifying educators’ attitudes toward wellbeing promotion. PLOS ONE 17(8): e0273522.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273522

Carthy, A., Chalmers, W., Guiry, E. and Owende, P. (2022). An analysis of the impact and efficacy of online emotional intelligence coaching as a support mechanism for university students. Frontiers In Education, Volume 7. DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2022.861564

Costello, A., Maunsell, C., Cullen, C., & Bourke, A. (2022). A systematic review of the   provision of sexuality education to student teachers in initial teacher education. Frontiers in Education, 7, 1-17. DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2022.787966 

Guiry, E. and Carthy, A. (2022). A Qualitative Exploration of the Motivations and Expectations of Lecturers Who Sign-up to Participate in an Emotional Intelligence Coaching Programme. The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 14(3),

Hanlon, N. (2022). Relational justice and relational pedagogy in professional social care work. Social Work Education, 1-18.

Harkness, A., Peterson, J., Bowden, M., Pedersen, C. & Donnermeyer, J. (Eds.). (2022). Encyclopedia of rural crime. Bristol University Press.

McLean, L., Gaul, D. & Penco, R.  (2022).  Perceived Social Support and Stress: A Study of 1st Year Students in Ireland. International Journal Mental Health Addiction.

Deirdre McGowan “Foucault and the Limits of Identity Rights” in Jill Marshall (ed), Personal Identity at the European Court of Human Rights, (Routledge 2022). 

Pytlarz, A. & Bowden, M. (2022). Crime Talk in the Countryside. In Weisheit, R., Peterson, J., & Pytlarz, A. (Eds.).  Research methods for rural criminologists. pp. 91-102). Routledge.


Alves De Castro, C., O’Reilly, I. and Carthy, A. (2021). Social Media Influencers in Context: a literature review. Journal of Marketing Management Volume (2), ISSN: 2333–6099.

 Alves De Castro, C., O’Reilly, I, and Carthy, A. (2021). The Evolution of the Internet and Social Media: A Literature Review. International Journal of e-Education e-Business e-Management and e-Learning. Volume 12(1): 30-41. DOI: 10.17706/ijeeee.2022.12.1.30-41.

Brian Barry, “Workplace Dispute Resolution in Ireland at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities” (2021) 66 The Irish Jurist 44.

Brian Barry, “A Strategy Map for Workplace Mediation Success” (2021) 6 Mediation Theory and Practice 64.

Behan, C. (2021). The Prisoners’ Rights Organisation and Penal Reform in the Republic of Ireland. In F. McCann (Ed.), The Carceral Network in Ireland: History, Agency and Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Behan, C. (2021). Education in Prison: A Literature Review. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. Multi

Bowden, M. (2021). The gift relation/in List, R., Anheier, H. & and Toepler S., (Eds.) International encyclopedia of civil society (2nded.) (pp 1-5). Springer.

Byrne, D. and Carthy, A. (2021). A qualitative exploration of post-primary educators’ attitudes regarding the promotion of student wellbeing. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being Volume 16:1. DOI: 10.1080/17482631 .2021.1946928

Byrne, D., McGuinness, C. and Carthy, A. (2021). Developing a scale to assess post-primary educators’ attitudes with regard to the promotion of student wellbeing. Irish Educational Studies. DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2021.1899025

Gene Carolan, "‘Papers, Please’ – Using a Video Game to explore Experiential Learning and Authentic Assessment in Immigration and Asylum Law," (2021) 9(2) Irish Journal of Academic Practice <>.

Gene Carolan, 'Statebuilding in the Peace Agreements of Sudan and South Sudan,' (2021) 15(1) Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 1 <>.

Carruthers, S. (2021). Yilmaz Güney’s The Fields of Yuréghir and Arkadaş: From Despair to Hope. CINEJ Cinema Journal, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 164-192, dec. 2021. doi:

Carruthers, S. (2021). The Regulation of Berlin Prostitution in the 1900s: A Study by Dr. Wilhelm Hammer. Academia Letters.

Dubiel, B. and Guilfoyle, E. (2021). Early shifts in the heritage language strength: A comparison of lexical access and accuracy in bilingual and monolingual children. International Journal of Bilingualism, 25(1), 21-39. DOI: 10.1177/1367006920936337

Hanlon, N. (2021). Professional caring in affective services: the ambivalence of emotional nurture in practice. European Journal of Social Work, 1-13

Ljunggren, B., McHale, J. and Sullivan, V. (2021). 'Workplace environment: Leadership and governance'. In Brody, D.L., Emilsen, K., Rohrmann, T. and Warin, J. (Eds.), Exploring   Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce:  Why They Leave and Why They Stay. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

Maunsell, C., Bourke, A., Costello, A., Cullen, C., & Machowska-Kosciak, M. (2021). Teach-RSE teacher professional development and relationships and sexuality education (RSE): Realising optimal sexual health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Dublin City University.  03/TEACH-RSE%20Research%20Report_Final.pdf 

McCreery, S., Bowden, M., & Keane, M. (2021). Debts, threats, distress and hope: Towards understanding drug-related intimidation in Dublin's north-east inner city. Ana Liffey Project.

McLean, L. & Griffiths, M.D. (2021). Moral disengagement strategies in video game players and sports players. Research Anthology on Business Strategies, Health Factors, and Ethical Implications in Sports and eSports (pp. 958-978). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

McGarr, J., Fingleton, M., Molloy, N., Larkin, G., Connell, M., Jameson, A., & Shier, A. M. (2021). Every Day is a School Day: Educators Experiences of Utilising an Integrative Framework within Social Care Education in Ireland. Irish Journal of Academic Practice9(2), 9.  Available at:  

Contributor (Deirdre McGowan), Mairead Enright and Aoife O’Donoghue (Eds.) (2021). Rights and the Mother and Baby Homes Report: Reaching Different Findings, homes-report-launch.html

Ó Rálaigh, C. and Morton, S. (2021).  “We don’t have any answers within the current framework”: tensions within cannabis policy change in Ireland. Drugs and Alcohol Today. Vol. 22 (1) 47-57.

Ó Rálaigh C. (2021) What’s in a name? Applying the syndemic perspective to COVID-19 in Ireland. Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 29 (2) 241-247.

O’Neill, B., Dinh, T. & Lalor, K. (2021). Digital Voices: Progressing Children’s Right to be Heard Through Social and Digital Media. Dublin: Ombudsman for Children's Office. 

Sahin-Sak, I.T., Sak, R., Eidevald, C., & McHale J. (2021). ’Critical Moments in Men’s Career Trajectories’ in Brody, D.L., Emilsen, K., Rohrmann, T. and Warin, J. (Eds.) Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce.         Abingdon, Oxon: New York, NY: Routledge.

Shier, A. M. (2021). Negotiating reunion in intercountry adoption using social media and    technology. The British Journal of Social Work51(2), 408-   426.  Available at:

Winter, E., Costello, A., O’Brien, M., & Hickey, G. (2021). Teachers’ use of technology and the impact of Covid-19. Irish Educational Studies, 40(2), 235-246. DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2021.1916559 


Arndt, S., Smith, K., Urban, M., Ellegard, T, Blue Swadener, B. & Murray, C. (2020).  Reconceptualising and (Re)Forming Early Childhood Professional Identities: Ongoing Transnational Policy Discussions, Policy Futures in Education, pp. 1-18, doi:10.1177/1478210320976015

Brian BarryHow judges judge: empirical insights into judicial decision-making, Informa Law by Routledge (2020).

Behan, C. (2020). Putting Penal Reform on the Map: Prisoners’ Rights Movements and Penal History. Champ Pénal/Penal Field. 

Behan, C. (2020). Rights, Advocacy and Transformation. In H. Graham, F. McNeill, P.  Ugwudike, P. Raynor, F. Taxman and C. Trotter (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. Routledge. 

Bowden, M. & Pytlarz, A. (2020). The development of rational models of crime prevention: A critique of the situationist commonsense in rural contexts. In Harkness, A. (Ed.). Rural crime prevention: theory, tactics and techniques. (pp. 30-42). Routledge. 

Byrne, D. and Carthy, A. (2020). An Argument against Sex Segregation in Post-Primary Schools: Examining Wellbeing Perspectives. Psychology & Sexuality.  DOI: 10.1080/1 9419899.2020.1861072.

Gene Carolan, ‘Transition without Transformation: The Legacy of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement,’ (2020) 14(2) International Journal of Transitional Justice 340 <>.

Gene Carolan, Cathal Curran, and Alan McCormack, ‘New Technologies and New Spaces: Grangegorman and Brightspace as innovative learning environments,’ (2020) 8(1) Irish Journal of Academic Practice <>.

Connolly, J., & Dolan, P. (2020). Gaelic Games in Society: Civilising Processes, Players, Administrators and Spectators. Palgrave.

Evans, A. B., Blackwell, J., Dolan, P., Fahlén, J., Hoekman, R., Lenneis, V., McNarry, G., Smith, M., & Wilcock, L. (2020). Sport in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: Towards an agenda for research in the sociology of sport. European Journal for Sport   and Society, 17(2), 85–95.

Murray, C. (2020). Beyond Recognition: Persistent Neglect of Young Traveller Children’s Rights in Ireland. In Murray, J. Swadener, B. B., & Smith, K. (276-290). The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Rights. New York, NY: Routledge.

Seymour, M. (2020). Approaches to working with young people: Encouraging compliance with community supervision. In P. Raynor, F. McNeill, F. Taxman, C. Trotter, H. Graham and P. Ugwudike (Eds.), Routledge companion to rehabilitative work in criminal justice. Abingdon: Routledge.