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Dr. Martha Doyle

Visiting Research Fellow (Social Studies)

 


I am a Visiting Researcher in the School of Social Work and Social Policy and since June 2014 the Scientific Co-ordinator of the Irish Network for Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration (INRDND). I hold a PhD in Social Policy, a Masters in Applied Social Research and a Higher Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin and a first class honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Galway. From 2005 to 2013 I worked as a Research Fellow in the Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre (SPARC) in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. In conjunction with researchers from SPARC I conducted projects in the area of long-term care services, the affective components of care work, migrant care workers, the role of grandparents in divorced and separated families, identity in later life and, in conjunction with researchers from the Trinity Longitudinal Study on Ageing, examined the impact of both early and later life circumstances on depressive symptoms and loneliness of older individuals. I also acted as a PI on a community based participatory research project which sought to examine the service needs of older people in a Dublin suburb. I was a member of the Ideas and Practice of Ageing Polices: European and National Perspective Network (2011-2013) and the MILES (Migrant Labour in Elder Care Sectors) Network (2006-2008). I have over 30 publications which include articles in a number of high ranking peer-reviewed international journals such as The Gerontologist, Ageing and Society, Ageing and Mental Health, the Journal of Social Policy and Health and Social Care in the Community. My PhD, which I pursued on a part time basis (2007-2011), and have converted into a monologue 'The Politics of Old Age: older people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland' (Manchester University Press, December 2014) examined the mechanisms through which older people's interest groups exercise their social and political rights. Since 2008 I have frequently engaged as a lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy in the area of ageing, care and social policy. My research interests include personalisation of care and professionalisation of the long-term care and social care workforce.
     Action research   Age related social policy   AGEING   Community services   Community-based participatory research   Critical gerontology   DEMENTIA   DEMENTIA SERVICES   Domicilliary care   Intergenerational Solidarity   International Social Care Systems   Long-term care workforce   Migrant long-term care workers   OLDER PEOPLE   Older people's interest groups   Participatory Research Methods   Personalisation of care   Politics of the welfare state   Social Constructivism   Social Services Planning/Policy   The life-course/life span perspectives
 Life histories of single older men and women
 Living Independently at Home: Reforms in Organisation and Governance of European Home Care for Elderly and Disabled People
 Grandparents' role in divorced and separated families in Ireland
 Applying participatory research methods to improve community services for older people.
 MILES (Migrant Labour in the Elder Care Sector)

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Interdisciplinary Scientific Co-ordinator of the Irish Research Network in Neurodegeneration 2014-
Member of the Ideas and practice of ageing polices: European and national perspective Network. Co-ordinated by Rune Ervik & Tord Skogedal Linden, Rokkan Centre, Bergen. 2011-2012
Member of the School of Social Work and Social Policy Research Committee 2007-2010
Committee Member School of Social Work and Social Policy Research Ethical Approval Committee 2009-2010
Committee Member Irish Social Policy Association 2008-2009
Member of the MILES (migrant labour in elder care sectors) Network, funded by NORFACE. Network co-ordinated by Drs Hoff and Leeson of the Oxford Institute of Ageing. 2006-2008
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International Sociological Association (ISA)Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Ageing)
Irish Social Policy Association
European Social Policy Association (ESPAnet)
Political Studies Association of Ireland
Martha Doyle, The Politics of Old Age: older people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland , Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014, Book, IN_PRESS
Powerless observers? Policymakers' views on the inclusion of older people's interest organizations in the policy process in Ireland in, editor(s)Linden, T.S. and Ervik, R. , The Making of Aging Policy: Theory and Practice in Europe, Cheltenham and Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2013, [Doyle,M and Timonen, V.], Book Chapter, APPROVED
Kamiya, Y., Doyle, M., Henretta, J. and Timonen, V., Depressive symptoms among older adults: The impact of early and later life circumstances and marital status, Aging and Mental Health, 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Grandparental agency after adult children's divorce in, editor(s)Arber, S. and Timonen, V. , Contemporary grandparenting: changing family relationships in global contexts, Bristol, Policy Press,, 2012, [Timonen, V. and Doyle, M.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and O'Dwyer, C., Expanded but not regulated: Ambiguity in home care policy in Ireland, Health and Social Care in the Community, 20, (3), 2012, p310 - 318, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Home Care in Ireland in, editor(s)Rostgaard, T., Glendinning, C., Gori, C., Kroger, T., Osterle, A., Szebehely, M., Theobald, H., Timonen, V. and Vabo, M. , LIVINDHOME: Living Independently at Home. , Copenhagen, SFI - Danish National Centre for Social Research, 2011, pp161 - 184, [Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and O'Dwyer, C.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Moore, E., Timonen, V., O'Dwyer, C. and Doyle, M., Divorce and Intergenerational Support: Comparing the Perceptions of Divorced Adults and Their Parents, Journal of Comparative Family Studie, 2011, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Timonen, Virpi, Doyle, Martha and O'Dwyer, Ciara,, He really leant on me a lot': Parents' Perspectives on the Provision of Support to Divorced and Separated Adult Children in Ireland, Journal of Family Issues, 2011, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Timonen, Virpi, Doyle, Martha and O'Dwyer, Ciara, 'He really leant on me a lot': Parents' Perspectives on the Provision of Support to Divorced and Separated Adult Children in Ireland, Journal of Family Issues, 32, (12), 2011, p1622-1646 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Doyle, M., O'Dwyer, C. and Timonen, V., , 'How Can You Just Cut Off a Whole Side of the Family and Say Move On?' The Reshaping of Paternal Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships Following Relationship Breakdown in the Middle Generation, Family Relations, 59, (5), 2010, p587 - 598, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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O' Gorman, A, Doyle, M, Crean, D and Cox, G, National Drug Trend Monitoring System: Pilot Study, Summary Report, Dublin, National Advisory Committee on Drugs, 2007, Report, PUBLISHED
Doyle, M, Exploring older peoples' perceptions of services and activities in the Fairview and Marino area , Northside Partnership/HSE, 2007, Report, PUBLISHED
Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and Prendergast , D. , No place like home: Domiciliary Care Services for Older People in Ireland, Liffey Press, Dublin., 2006, Book, PUBLISHED
Doyle, Martha , (various titles) , [Since coming to Trinity in 2005, I have given over 25 presentations, some of these following submission and acceptance of abstracts for peer review, others as an invited speaker to academic and non-academic audiences. Some recent presentations are available in Power Point format on the following website http://www.sparc.tcd.ie/publications/index.php], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED