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Dr. Edurne Garcia Iriarte

Assistant Professor (Social Studies)


Edurne Garcia Iriarte is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). From 2009 to 2011, she was appointed as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research fellow at the National Institute for Intellectual Disability. Prior to joining TCD, Edurne graduated with a MSc in Disability and Human Development (2005) and a PhD in Disability Studies (2009) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA), where she also worked as a researcher and expert evaluator at the Centre for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research (2005-2008). Edurne's research interests focus on the social inclusion of people with disabilities, and the development and implementation of participatory research and evaluation approaches with people with disabilities, more specifically inclusive research with people with intellectual disabilities. Edurne has collaborated and led on several research and evaluation studies. Some of her most recent projects have explored the intersection between disability and migration in Ireland; the support provided to people with disabilities moving from residential institutions to the community in Ireland; co-lecturing with people with intellectual disabilities in third level education; and the development of inclusive education in China. Since 2009, Edurne has been a university supporter of the Inclusive Research Network, a group of people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters, who conduct inclusive research in Ireland.
 A Literature Review to Inform the Development of a National Framework for Person-Centred Planning in Disability Services
 Disability Accessible Research Archive
 Promoting inclusive education through curriculum development and teacher education in China / INCLUTE
 Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities to become Co-lecturers in the School of Social Work and Social Policy: An Experimental Participatory Action Research Project
 Inclusive Research Network

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International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Garcia Iriarte, E., Diaz Garolera, G., Salmon, N., Donohoe, B., Singleton, G., Murray, L., Dillon, M., Burke, C., Leddin, N., Sullivan, M., Spelman, M., How we work: Reflecting on ten years of inclusive research, Disability and Society, 2021, p1 - 23, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Michael Feely, Edurne Garcia Iriarte, Clare Adams, Ryan Johns, Christine Magee, Sean Mooney, Andrew Murray, Margaret Turley & Mei Lin Yap, Journeys from discomfort to comfort: how do university students experience being taught and assessed by adults with intellectual disabilities?, Disability & Society, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
García Iriarte, E., McConkey, McConkey, R., Vilda, D., Family experiences of personalised accommodation and support for people with intellectual disability, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Ann Swift, Edurne Garcia Iriarte, Philip Curry, Roy McConkey, Robbie Gilligan & Marisa Antunes , How Disability and Other Socio-Economic Factors Matter to Children's Socio-Emotional Outcomes: Results from a Longitudinal Study Conducted in Ireland, Child Indicators Research, August, 2020, p1 - 25, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Swift, A., Garica Iriarte, E. Curry P., McConkey, R., Gilligan, R., Antunes, M., 'How disability and other socio-economic factors matter to children's socio-emotional outcomes: Results from a longitudinal study conducted in Ireland', Child Indicators Research, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Edurne García Iriarte, Nancy Salmon, Brian Donohoe, Nancy Leddin, Joan Body, Carol-Ann O"Toole, Kathleen McMeal, Helen O"Regan, Mary Barrett, `It should be for people themselves whether they want to take part or not. The organisation should not get involved" " a response to Williams, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 35, (1), 2020, p15--17 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
T. K. Frankena, J. Naaldenberg, M. Cardol, E. Garcia Iriarte, T. Buchner, K. Brooker, P. Embregts, E. Joosa, F. Crowther, A. Fudge Schormans, A. Schippers, J. Walmsley, P. O'Brien, C. Linehan, R. Northway, H. van Schrojenstein Lantman‐de Valk, G. Leusink , A consensus statement on how to conduct inclusive health research, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63, (1), 2019, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Nancy Salmon Edurne Garcia Iriarte Brian Donohoe Laura Murray Greg Singleton Mary Barrett Marie Dillon, Our Homes: An inclusive study about what moving house is like for people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 47, (1), 2019, p19 - 28, Notes: [ 10.1111/bld.122], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Christine Magee, Tomás Murphy, Margaret Turley, Michael Feely, Edurne García Iriarte, Roy McConkey and Inclusion Ireland, 19 Stories of Social Inclusion - Ireland: Stories of Belonging, Contributing and Connecting, Dublin , National Disability Authority , 2019, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
McConkey, R., Keogh, F., Bunting, B., Garcia Iriarte, E. , Changes in the self-rated well-being of people who move from congregated settings to personalized arrangements and group home placements, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 22, (1), 2018, p49 - 60, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Edurne Garcia Iriarte; Nancy Salmon; Brian Donohoe; Nancy Leddin; Joan Boady; Carol-Ann O'Toole; Kathleen McMeal; Helen O'Reagan; Mary Barrett, It should be for people themselves whether they want to take part or not. The organisation should not get involved. Inclusive Research Network's Response to: "It all sounds very interesting, but we're just too busy., European Journal of Special Needs Education , 2020, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Inclusive Research Network , Our Homes: Home and Independence Project, Dublin; Limerick; Galway , 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
Evaluation Capacity Building: A Culturally- and Contextually-grounded Interactive Framework and Exemplar in, editor(s)F. Balcazar, Y. Suarez-Balcazar, T. Taylor-Ritzler, & C. Keys , Race, culture and disability: Rehabilitation science and practice, Boston, MA, Jones and Bartlett, 2010, pp307 - 324, [Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Taylor-Ritzler, T., Garcia-Iriarte, E., Keys, C. B., Kinney, L., Ruch-Ross, H., Leung, P., Restrepo-Toro, M., & Curtin, G. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Inclusive Research Network , Relationships and Supports Study: People with Intellectual Disabilities in Ireland, Dublin , Trinity College Dublin; National Federation of Voluntary Bodies , 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
Inclusive Research Network , Where we Live A National Study done by Members of the Inclusive Research Network, Dublin , Trinity College Dublin; National Federation of Voluntary Bodies , 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
National Institute for Intellectual Disability , All We Want to Say - 2nd Part: People With Intellectual Disabilities Presenting Research Findings in Ireland. , Dublin, 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
National Institute for Intellectual Disability , All We Want to Say DVD , Dublin , DCTV , 2010, Report, PUBLISHED
National Institute for Intellectual Disability , All We Want To Say: Life in Ireland for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Dublin , 2009, Report, PUBLISHED
García-Iriarte, E., Kramer, J.C., & Kramer, J.K., Community Participation with Self-Advocates: People First Newsletter, The Community Psychologist, 41, (2), 2008, p15 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Achievement Award - Disability Studies 2009