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Dr. Edurne Garcia Iriarte

Assistant Professor (Social Studies)


Edurne is assistant professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy and Director of the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Project. She joined Trinity in 2009 as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research fellow at the National Institute for Intellectual Disability. Edurne graduated from the University of Salamanca (Spain) (BA in Psychology, 2001), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) (MSc in Disability and Human Development, 2005, PhD in Disability Studies, 2009), 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 social inclusion and disability, inclusive research, participatory research and teaching approaches, the intersection of disability, migration, and ethnicity, and inclusive education. Edurne has collaborated and led on several research and evaluation studies in Ireland and internationally. She sits on the Executive Editorial Board of the British Journal of Learning Disabilities since 2020 and, since 2009, Edurne has been a university supporter of the Inclusive Research Network, a pioneer group of people with experience of intellectual disability conducting research in Ireland. She was a recipient of the Excellence in Supervision of Research Students Award in 2023. ORCID: Scopus ID: 16425255100
  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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Irish Disability Studies Association Association 2013 2019
Disability Research Network, Trinity College Dublin 2017 2022
Pedagogical approaches in inclusive research in, editor(s)Nind, Melanie , Handbook of Teaching and Learning Social Research Methods , Cheltenham, Glos, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2023, pp368 - 382, [García Iriarte, E., Pallisera, M., Fullana, J., Donohoe, B., McMeel, K., Crespo, M. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Laura Esteban, Patricia Navas, Miguel Ángel Verdugo, Edurne García Iriarte, Víctor B. Arias, A community living experience: Views of people with intellectual disability with extensive support needs, families, and professionals, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 137, 2023, p104503 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Diaz Garolera, Gemma, Pallisera Díaz, Maria, Fullana Noell, Judit, Vilà Suñé, Montserrat, Rey Freire, Ana, Puyaltó Rovira, Carolina, Valls Gabernet, Maria Josep, Garcia Iriarte, Edurne, Callus, Anne-Marie, Prácticas educativas para promover redes sociales de personas con discapacidad intelectual. Un instrumento para su diseño y evaluación, Revista Española de Discapacidad, 11, (1), 2023, p187-206 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
"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
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, p1-25 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
O'Brien, Patricia, Garcia Iriarte, Edurne, Mc Conkey, Roy, Butler, Sarah, O"Brien, Bruce, Inclusive Research and Intellectual Disabilities: Moving Forward on a Road Less Well-Travelled, Social Sciences, 11, (10), 2022, p483 - 497, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
La construcción de redes sociales y de amistad. Un instrumento para diseñar buenas prácticas de apoyo a las personas con discapacidad intelectual. [Building up social networks and friendships. A good practice design tool to support people with intellectual disabilities.] 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
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 50, 2, (2021), Ian Davies, Edurne Garcia Iriarte, Simon Jarrett, Kelley Johnson, Tim Stainton, Liz Tilley, Jan Walmsley, [Special Issue editors], Journal, PUBLISHED  DOI
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, 37, (6), 2021, p993 - 1007, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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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
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


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Award Date
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2024
Excellence in Supervision of Research Students Award 2023 2022-2023
Achievement Award - Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, in recognition of postgraduate academic achievement 2009