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Dr. Paula Mayock

Assistant Prof in Youth Research (Social Studies)

 

Assistant Prof in Youth Research (Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy)

Assistant Prof in Youth Research (Children's Research Centre)

Dr. Paula Mayock is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, and a Senior Researcher at the Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. She is a qualitative methodologist with a particular interest in biographical and qualitative longitudinal research methods. Paula is currently Course Director of the Masters in Applied Social Research at the School of Social Work and Social Policy and teaches the Qualitative Research Methods Module on that course. She also teaches qualitative research methods across several other taught Masters courses including the Masters in Social Work, Masters in Disability Studies, and the Masters in Drug and Alcohol Policy. Paula's research focuses primarily on the lives and experiences of marginalised youth, covering areas including homelessness, drug use and drug problems, sexuality, risk behaviour, and mental health. Since 2004, she has worked to build a programme of research on homelessness. She has been the Principal Investigator of three studies of homeless youth, one of them a 6-year qualitative longitudinal study of homeless young people in Dublin. More recently, Paula has undertaken a biographical study of homeless women in Ireland and she is currently Principal Investigator of an all-Ireland study of homeless young people and their families. Paula is the recipient of numerous research awards from statutory and voluntary agencies (e.g. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Department of Education and Skills, Health Service Executive, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, Dublin Region Homeless Executive, National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, and Focus Ireland). She is a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) INVEST Post-doctoral Fellow (2006-07) and an IRC (Irish Research Council) Research Fellow (2009-10). She was also the recipient of an IRC 'New Ideas' Award (2011), which has supported a range of research initiatives aimed on fostering international collaborative research on women's homelessness. She is the founder and Chairperson of the newly established Women's Homelessness in Europe Network (WHEN), which currently has sixteen members representing twelve European countries. Paula is the author of numerous articles, chapters and research reports and is Assistant Editor to the international journal Addiction.
 Homeless Young People and their Families
 Mapping Services for Homeless Women in Dublin
 Women and Homelessness: A Biographical Pathways Analysis
 The Process of Youth Homelessness: A Six-year Qualitative Longitudinal Study
 A Study of Cocaine Use in Northern Ireland

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Founder and Chairperson, Women's Homelessness in Europe Network January 2012 - present
Assistant Editor, Addiction 2011 - present
Management Team Member, Growing Up in Ireland (National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland) 2011 - present
International Mentor, Four-country Study of Street Children (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosove), European University of Tirana, Albania July 2012 - present
Member, International Expert Reference Group to support the development of the Youth Policy Framework, Department of Children and Youth Affairs May 2011 - present
Board Member (Vice Chair), EPIC (Empowering People in Care) 2009- present
Member, Clinical Advisory Group, Coolmine Therapeutic Community 2010 - present
Editorial Board Member, Youth Studies Ireland 2007 - present
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European Society for Social Drugs Research (ESSD) 2000 present
Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) 2009 present
Irish Social Policy Association (IAPA) 2010 present
Mayock, P., Sheridan, S. & Parker, S. , "It's just like we're going around in circles and going back to the same thing ...": The dynamics of women's unresolved homelessness., Housing Studies, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mayock, P., Cronly, J. & Clatts, M.C., The risk environment of heroin use initiation: Young women, intimate partners and "drug relationships"., Substance Use and Misuse, 50, (6), 2015, p771 - 782, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mayock,P., Sheridan, S. & Parker,S, The Dynamics of Long-term Homelessness among Women in Ireland, Dublin, Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Mayock, P., Parker, S. & Murphy, A., Young People, Homelessness and Housing Exclusion, Dublin, Focus Ireland, 2014, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Mayock, P., Parker, S. & Murphy, A., Executive Summary: Young People, Homelessness and Housing Exclusion, Dublin, Focus Ireland, 2014, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Neale, J., Hunt, G., Lankenau, S., Mayock, P. et al. , Editorial: Addiction journal is committed to publishing qualitative research, Addiction, 108, (3), 2013, p447 - 449, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. & O'Sullivan, E , Moving on, not out: When young people remain homeless, Journal of Youth Studies, 16, (4), 2013, p441 - 459, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Mayock, P. & Sheridan, S., 'At Home' in Prison? Women and the Homeless Incarceration Nexus, Irish Probation Journal, 10, 2013, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Mayock, P. & Corr, M.L., Young People's Homeless and Housing Pathways: Key Findings from a Six-year Qualitaitve Longitudinal Study, Dublin, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Mayock,P., Parker, S. & Sheridan, S, Mapping Services for Homeless Women in Dublin, Dublin, Dublin Region Homeless Executive, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Mayock, P. & Sheridan, S., Women's Homeless 'Journeys': Key Findings from a Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland, Dublin, School of Social Work and Social Policy & Children's Research Centre, 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P. & Sheridan, S., Migrant Women and Homelessness: Key Findings from a Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland, Dublin, School of Social Work and Social Policy & Children's Research Centre, 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
McCrystal, P., Mayock, P. & Hannaford, S. , A Study of Cocaine Use in Northern Ireland, 2009, Belfast, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P., Bryan, A., Carr, N. & Kitching, K., Supporting LGBT Lives: A Study of the Mental Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Service, 2009, Report, PUBLISHED
De Vries J., Mayock P., Higgins A., Sherlock L., Doyle L., Andrews L. and Sheaf G., A review of the international literature on the role of outside facilitators in the delivery of school-based sex education, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, December, 2009, p1 - 190, Report, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P. & Carr, N., Not Just Homelessness ... A Study of 'Out of Home' Young People in Cork, Cork, Health Service Executive, 2008, Report, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P. & Byrne, T., A Study of Sexual Health Issues, Attitudes and Behaviours: The Views of Early School Leavers, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, 2004, Book, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P., Choosers or Losers? Influences on Young People's Choices about Drugs in Inner-City Dublin, Dublin, Children's Research Centre, 2000, Notes: [ ], Book, PUBLISHED

  

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Irish Research Council (IRC) Research Fellow 2009
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) INVEST POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (USA) 2006
Government of Ireland Scholar, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2001
Marginalised youth, youth homelessness, women's homelessness, drug use, adolescent sexuality, LGBT mental health, qualitative research methods, biographical research, qualitative longitudinal research