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Dr. Michelle Share

Senior Research Fellow (Education)

My educational background is in Sociology and Development Studies. My direct fieldwork experiences have spanned the entire lifecourse, from children in early years settings, to those in primary and secondary schools, to young adults in alternative education settings, asylum seekers in direct provision centres, to families living in homeless accommodation services, and to older people in care homes I joined the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin as a Senior Research Fellow in 2016. Prior to this I was a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director at Trinity's Children's Research Centre. Before joining Trinity in 2007, I was a Senior Research Officer in the Division of Population Health, HSE North West. In this role I designed and conducted large-scale programme evaluations in child and youth settings in relation to nutrition, smoking, mental health, and school health education. My doctoral thesis, 'Risk, responsibility and choice: food and eating in Irish second level schools' examined food provision and education issues amongst students, teachers, parents and caterers in different school types in Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland using a Foucauldian governmentality perspective. Since completing my doctorate, my interest in the social and cultural aspects of food and eating has continued. I have led numerous policy and practice-focused research studies that have enhanced awareness of key food issues among marginalised groups and have informed service provision. Key studies include: Early school leavers and nutrition (SafeFood) and Homeless families in emergency accommodation (Focus Ireland); Food Sharing during the Covid-19 pandemic (FoodCloud). I am a co-editor of the European Journal of Food, Drink and Society, External Examiner for the MSc in Food Product Development at Technological University Dublin, and a Trustee of Airfield Estate, Dundrum (Airfield has a remit to educate people about sustainable and healthy food choices). My research interests include grandparenting and grandchildcare. These interests have expanded to a study of transnational grandparenting among Polish families in Ireland and a project on the lifecourse of Polish families in Ireland. I also have expertise in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and in the development of collaborative teaching and learning practices. I was appointed as a Trinity Education Project Teaching Fellow from 2016-2017. I also teach and supervise students enrolled on Trinity's Masters in Education (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education). In collaboration with Academic Practice at Trinity Teaching and Learning, I deliver academic development programmes in supervision and examination practice and was part of a team that designed and delivered the New Directions Teaching and Learning Programme at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (2015-2018). Research in teaching and learning has spanned the PhD viva; postdoctoral careers and in 2021, the analysis of the national PGR Student data.
 Food Sharing During the Covid-19 pandemic
 Postgraduate Student Survey Qualitative Data Analysis
 Food access and nutritional health among families experiencing homelessness in the Dublin region
 Evaluation of the COPE Foundation Early Intervention Service
 Early School Leavers and Nutrition

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Michelle Share; Andrew Loxley, Invisible and uncertain: postdoctoral researcher careers in Irish universities, Irish Educational Studies, 2023, p10.1080/03323315.2023.2222735 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Michelle Share; Caitriona Delaney; Rory Mc Daid, How Do Doctoral Students Experience Writing and Thesis production?, All Ireland Journal of Higher Education, 15, (2), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Perry Share; Michelle Share; Caitriona Delaney, 'Thinking Outside the Box': Extending Our Analysis of Surplus Food Movement, Dublin Gastronomy Symposium 2022, Dublin, June, FoodCloud, 2022, pp , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Michelle Share, Perry Share, Caitriona Delaney, More Than Food: Surplus Food Distribution during the Covid-19 pandemic: Abridged Report, Dublin, FoodCloud, June, 2022, p1 - 37, Notes: [Relevant to social policy in relation to food waste, surplus food distribution and food poverty], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
European Journal of Food Drink and Society, 1, 1, (2021), Michelle Share, Dorothy Cashman, Máirtín McCon Iomaire, [Editor], one year, Journal, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
European Journal of Food Drink and Society, 1, 2, (2021), Michelle Share, Dorothy Cashman, Mairtin McConomaire, [eds.], one year, Journal, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Michelle Share, Caitriona Delaney, Rory McDaid, PGR Qualitative Data Analysis Report, Dublin, THEA, July, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Michelle Share, Housing, food and dignity: the food worlds of homeless families in emergency accommodation in Ireland, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, 2019, , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Michelle Share; Marita Hennessy, Food, connection and care: Perspectives of Service Providers in Alternative Education and Training Settings, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 19, (1), 2019, p33 - 50, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
'I just can't imagine that my kids will not speak, will not write and read in Polish': Heritage language transmission among Polish families in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)Magdalena Ślusarczyk; Paula Pustulka; Justinya Struzik; , Contemporary Migrant Families: Actors and Issues, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars, 2018, pp182-206 , [Michelle Share, Liz Kerrins, Cayla Williams], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Michelle Share, Perry Share, Caitriona Delaney, More Than Food: Surplus Food Distribution during the Covid-19 pandemic, FoodCloud, August, 2022, p1 - 122, Notes: [Relevant to social policy in relation to food waste, surplus food distribution and food poverty], Report, PUBLISHED
Share, M., & Hennessy, M., Food Access and Nutritional Health among Families in Emergency Homeless Accommodation, Dublin, Focus Ireland, 2017, Notes: [Funded by Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Department of Health. Commissioned by Focus Ireland], Report, PUBLISHED
Share, M. & Carroll, C., Ripples of Hope: The Family and community impact of Trinity College Dublin access graduates, Dublin, Children's Research Centre, April, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED
Share, M., & Hennessy, M., Representations of food: young people in alternative education and training settings, International Youth Studies Conference, Maynooth, 28 June, 2012, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Share, M., & Stewart-Knox, B., Adolescent food choice: time for a rethink? , International Social Science Research Methods Conference , Sydney, 11 July , 2012, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Share, M,, Hennessy, M(ed.), Food, young people and alternative education and care, Dublin, 23 November 2011, Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, 2012, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED
Share, M., Hennessy, M. Stewart-Knox, B. & Robinson, J. ., Early School Leavers and Nutrition: A needs assessment from a nutrition perspective, Dublin, Safefood, 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
Share, M. Kerrins, L & Greene, S., Developing Early Years Professionalism, Dublin, National College of Ireland, January , 2011, Report, PUBLISHED
Share, M. & McCarthy, S., The Early Learning Initiative's Stretch to Learn Programme: Baseline Evaluation in primary schools in the Dublin Docklands, Dublin, National College of Ireland, 2011, Report, PUBLISHED
Share, M., Doyle, E., Callahan, A., Greene, S., Wachtler, M & Boyd, E. , Baseline Evaluation of the Dublin Docklands Parent Child Home Programme, Dublin, National College of Ireland, 2011, Report, PUBLISHED


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