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Ms. Eavan Brady

Assistant Professor (Social Studies)

 


Eavan is an Assistant Professor in Social Work in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Trinity College Dublin, a Higher Diploma in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College Dublin. Eavan is currently pursuing her PhD exploring the educational pathways of adults who were in care in Ireland. For more information on Eavan's PhD study visit: www.educationalpathwayssite.wordpress.com Prior to joining the School of Social Work & Social Policy, Eavan worked in the homelessness, housing, and mental health sectors in both Dublin and Toronto, Canada. Eavan also spent two years working with Practice and Research Together in Toronto where she was heavily involved in supporting staff in child welfare agencies across Canada to use evidence-informed practices in their work. Eavan teaches Introduction to Social Research on the Masters in Social Work, the Masters in Child Protection and Welfare, and the Masters in Social Policy and Practice. Eavan also teaches Human Development in Social Contexts on the Masters in Social Work course and Psychology for Social Work on the Bachelor in Social Studies.
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Junior Member International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC) Executive Committee 2018 to date
Group Manager: LinkedIn Education of Children in Care Network June 2015 - to date
Contributor: Practice Links Quarterly Publication, University College Cork February 2013 - to date
Co-chair: Ontario Bookworm Club Steering Committee November 2012- August 2014
Board Member - Breaking Through: Supporting Practitioners 2017 to date
Irish Aftercare Network Committee - Member 2017 to date
Reviewer - Child Care in Practice 2017 to date
Reviewer - Journal of Social Work Practice 2018 to date
Reviewer - Child Welfare 2018 to date
Reviewer - Journal of Technology in Human Services 2018 to date
All Ireland Social Work Research Conference - Organising Committee Member 2018 to date
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Irish Association of Social Work September 2014 To date
Brady, E. & Gilligan, R., Exploring diversity in the educational pathways of care-experienced adults: Findings from a life course study of education and care, Children and Youth Services Review, 104, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brady, E., Gilligan, R., & Nic Fhlannchadha, S., Care-experienced Young People Accessing Higher Education in Ireland, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 19, (1), 2019, p51 - 64, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Somerville, L. & Brady, E, Young People and Social Networking Sites: Exploring the views and training opportunities of CAMHS social workers in Ireland , Journal of Social Work Practice, 33, (2), 2019, p141 - 155, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brady, E. & Gilligan, R., Supporting care-experienced adults' educational journeys: 'Linked lives' over the life course, Child & Family Social Work, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
E. Brady and R. Gilligan, 'The role of agency in shaping the educational journeys of care-experienced adults: Insights from a life course study of education and care'., Children and Society, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brady, E. & Gilligan, R., The Life Course Perspective: An integrative research paradigm for examining the educational experiences of adult care leavers? , Children & Youth Services Review, 87, 2018, p69-77 , Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.02.019], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lwin, K., Wedeles, J., & Brady, E., Brief Report: The Role of Technology in Evidence-informed Practice: Uniting the Human and the Digital in Child Welfare, International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 5, (1), 2017, p67-72 , Notes: [http://in-car.ca/ijcar/issues/vol5/2017/5-Lwin_et_al_pp.67-72.pdf], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Holt, S. & Whelan, S. , Measuring success in family support services, Child Care in Practice, early view, 2017, p1 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Matheson, I., Brady, E., & Connelly, G., The LinkedIn Education of Children in Care Network: Social media meets community of interest., Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 15, (1), 2016, p49 - 55, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Book Review: Pathways through education for young people in care: Ideas from research and practice, Child Care in Practice, 2015, p211 - 212, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Brady, E., Supporting progress in education and employment among care leavers: Challenges and opportunities [INVITED SPEAKER], Irish Aftercare Network Annual Conference - "Together we Can" Promoting Education, Training & Employment Opportunities for Care Leavers., Athlone, Ireland, 25th May 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Using educational life history interviews to explore the educational pathways of adults who spent time in out-of-home care (e.g. foster care) in Ireland, The XX International Oral History Association Conference, Jyvaskyla, Finland, 18-21 June 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., The life course perspective: A guiding paradigm for examining the educational experiences of adult care leavers , Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 July 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Positive turning points in the educational journeys of care-experienced adults: Preliminary findings of a life course study, XV European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF) Conference 2018, Porto, Portugal, 2-5 October 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., What is placement success? Reflections on the educational outcomes of care-experienced adults (Symposium), XV European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF) Conference 2018, Porto, Portugal, 2-5 October 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., A life course approach to studying the experiences of foster care alumni: A case study exploring the educational experiences of care-experienced adults. , 9th International Foster Care Research Network Conference, Universite de Nanterre, Paris, France, 27-29 September 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Supporting the Educational Attainment and Progress of Children in State Care: A Preliminary Review of International Evidence, 2017, Notes: [ TRiSS Working Paper Series TRiSS-WPS-01-2017], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Using a life course approach to explore the educational pathways of care leavers: New dimensions in understanding, 14th European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents International Conference, Oviedo, Spain, September 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, E., Hendsbee, T., Francis, A., & Justinich, M., The Bookworm Club: The evolution and evaluation of an evidence-informed literacy program for children residing in out-of-home care, 13th European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2014, 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Holt, S., Whelan, S. & Brady, E.,, Evaluation of the Cottage Home Family Support Service, 2014, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED

  

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Provost's Teaching Award Nominee 2016-2017
Eavan's research interests are located in the field of child welfare with a particular focus on the long-term well-being and outcomes of children in care, care leavers, and children experiencing disadvantage. Eavan's PhD research focuses on the educational pathways of adult care leavers and as such she also has a keen interest in the life course experiences more generally of older adult care leavers (aged 25+) and the application of life course methodologies to research related to key social work issues. In addition, Eavan is interested in researching the role of research utilisation in social work practice, drawing on her work with Practice and Research Together (PART) - a knowledge mobilisation organisation. Eavan's long-term goal is to pursue research related to these areas that will contribute to the evidence base informing social work policy and practice.