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Personal Information
College Photo Name Doyle, Martha
Main Department Social Studies
College Title Visiting Research Fellow
E-mail martha.doyle@tcd.ie
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Web http://people.tcd.ie/doylem5
Fax +353 1 896 2911
 
Biography
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.
 
Representations
Details Date
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
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
International Sociological Association (ISA)Research Committee 11 (Sociology of Ageing)
Irish Social Policy Association
European Social Policy Association (ESPAnet)
Political Studies Association of Ireland
 
Research Interests
AGEING Action research Age related social policy 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
 
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Martha Doyle, The Politics of Old Age: older people’s interest organisations and collective action in Ireland , Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014
Anderson, S and Doyle, M , Student and staff mental health literacy and MindMatters Plus, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol 15, (2), 2005, p209 - 221
Anderson, S and Doyle, M , Intervention and Prevention Programs to Support Student Mental Health: The Literature and Examples from the MindMatters Plus Initiative, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol 15, , (2), 2005, p220 - 227
 
Non Peer Reviewed
Timonen, V., Doyle, M. and Prendergast , D. , No place like home: Domiciliary Care Services for Older People in Ireland, Liffey Press, Dublin., 2006
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