Dr Veronica Kelly
BA(Hons) MA EdDoc
e: kellyv@itcarlow t: 053 9122992
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7807-8172
- Research Interests
- Research Supervision
- Engagement and Collaboration
Dr. Kelly’s current research interests include:
- The transition journey of students into Higher Education
- The role of well-being in positive psychology and how this can be used as a tool in pedagogy.
- Adult Education
- Student experiences in Internationalisation of Higher Education
Conference proceedings and papers
Kelly, V., 2018.Does One Size Fit All? An Exploration of Student Transitions within higher education among second chance learners coming from Further Education and Training. In: International Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Lisbon
Kelly, V., 2014. Mature student retention in higher education: An examination of the factors that result in retention or dropout for adults in second chance higher education. In: European Conference on Educational Research.
Kelly, V., 2014. 2013 Mature Students' experiences of risk and Capability expansion - A case study. In: Capabilities in Education Network.
Kelly, V. and Dwyer, T.,2013. Mature Students' experiences - A case study. In: European Conference on Educational Research.
Kelly, V., 2013. Analysis of Dropout Among Adult Learners in Europe Conference Paper Wexford Campus- Grundtvig Project. In: ADAALE: Wexford Campus- Grundtvig Project. Wexford.
Kelly, V., 2012. An Analysis of Experiences of Capability Expansion and Risk in Irish Higher Education among Adults. In: European Conference on Educational Research. Cadiz: European Conference on Educational Research.
Kelly, V., 2011. A balancing act: Mature Students’ experiences of risk and capability expansion in Irish higher education. Human Development and Capability Association. In: Human Development and Capability Association.
Kelly, V., 2008. Education and Development: Mature students’ experiences of risk and capability expansion. In: UKFIET. Oxford: UKFIET.
Kelly, V. (2009) Unpublished Doctoral Thesis: A Balancing Act: Mature Students’ Experiences of Risk and Capability Expansion in Irish Higher Education.
Recent Research Students
Somers, C., (2019) What Constitutes A Good Death In The Republic Of Ireland? The Views of the General Public And Professionals Working Within Generalised Palliative CareServices. M.A. (Research). Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Ennis, S. (2019) What Are The Most Effective Coping Strategies Used By Teachers In Maintaining Well-Being And Reducing Stress? M.A. (Research). Institute of Technology,Carow
Doyle, C. (2016). How Do Aistear and Síolta Policy Provide Children with The Opportunity To Lead Their Early Year’s Education? M.A. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
McDonald, M (2016). An Evaluation of Community Education as a Transformative Site for Women. M.A. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Galvin, M. (2016). How does the Achievement of a Primary Degree after the age of 40 Impact on the Lives of Adult learners. M.A. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Davitt, K. (2016) The Barriers to Parents Attending Parenting Programs M.A. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
O’ Neill, J. (2016) Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation and its effect on the Employee M.Bus. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Heffernan., J. (2016) A Review of Food Allergen Knowledge amongst Employees in the Catering Sector, Training Needs Analysis and Evaluation of Training M.Bus. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Goodison, A. (2013) Should early intervention family supports in Ireland be universal or targeted? M.A. Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Engagement and Collaboration
Dr. Kelly has worked on a number of projects related to her research interests:
2017: Chaired - International Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IISES) Lisbon Conference
2013: Organised an International European Conference on Adult Education Experiences throughout Europe.
2011-2013: Project Leader – EU funded Grundtvig Project on Adult retention experiences throughout Europe. This involved 8 EU Countries.
2006: Led the development of Advocacy programme with Co. Wexford Community Workshop.
2005: Led the development of B.A in Applied Social Studies Programme at Institute of Technology Carlow.