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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.
  Disability Studies   ETHNIC MINORITIES   Human rights   Inclusive research   INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY   Participatory evaluation
 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
"Implícales en investigación desde el principio": La red de investigación inclusiva en Irlanda ['Involve them in research from the beginning": The Inclusive Research Network of Ireland.] in, editor(s)G. Díaz Garolera , Investigación inclusiva. Diez años de trabajo con el Consejo Asesor del Grupo de Investigación en Diversidad de la Universitat de Girona, Girona (Spain), University de Girona - Servei de Publicacions, 2022, pp95 - 106, [García Iriarte, E.; Donohoe, B.], Notes: [DOI: 10.33115/udg/b/9788484586159], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Pedagogical approaches in inclusive research in, editor(s)Nind, Melanie , Handbook of Teaching and Learning Social Research Methods , Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2022, [García Iriarte, E., Pallisera, M., Fullana, J., Donohoe, B., McMeel, K., Crespo, M. ], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Stober, K.; García Iriarte, E., Intellectual Disability, Art and Identity: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of professional artists with intellectual disabilities, Disability & Society, 2022, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
La construcción de redes sociales y de amistad. Un instrumento para diseñar buenas prácticas de apoyo a las personas con discapacidad intelectual in, editor(s)Beloki Aritzi, N.; Alonso Saez, I.; Kerexeta Brazal, I.; Remiro Barandiaran, A.; , Redes para la inclusión social y educativa, Barcelona, Grao, 2021, [Fullana, J.; Pallisera, M.; Vila, M.; Pulato, C.; Valls, M.J.; Diaz, G.; Rey, A.; Garcia, E.; Callus, A.M.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
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 & Society, 2021, p1 - 23, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
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
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  TARA - Full Text
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
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

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Garcia, Proof, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
García Iriarte, E.; Salmon, N.; Donohoe, B.; Leddin, N.; Body, J.; O'Toole, C.A.; McMeel, K.; O'Reagan, H.; Barrett, M., 'It should be for people themselves whether they want to take part or not. The organisation should not get involved' - a response to Williams, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Inclusive Research Network, Doctors and us: What it is like for people with learning disabilities to go to the doctor in Ireland., Limerick , 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Body, J.; Burke, C.; Costello, R.; Delaney, J.; Dooher, M.; Fitzgerald, M.; Kelly, R.; Leddin, N.; McManus, M.; Minogue, G.; Nagle, C.; O'Leary, K.; Diaz, G.; Doolan, M.; Garcia, E.; Hopkins, R.; Moran, J.; Salmon, N.; , How we work: The Inclusive Research Network's way of doing projects, 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
García Iriarte, E., O'Donoghue, M., Keenan, P., & Feely, M., A Literature Review to Inform the Development of a National Framework for Person-Centred Planning in Disability Services, Dublin , HSE & NDA on behalf of National New Directions Implementation Group, February, 2017, p1 - 116, Report, PUBLISHED
Inclusive Research Network , Our Homes: Home and Independence Project, Dublin; Limerick; Galway , 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
McConkey, R.; Bunting, B.; Ferry, F.; García Iriarte, E.; Stevens, R.;, An Evaluation of Personalised Supports to Individuals with disabilities and Mental Health Difficulties, Mullingar (Ireland), Genio Trust, 2014, 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


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Award Date
Achievement Award - Disability Studies 2009