Eileen Farrell

BA MA Dip HDip T&L


 Carlow Campus

e: eileen.farrell@setu.ie      t: 059 9175391


Ms Farrell is a graduate of University College Dublin where she completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology and Social Policy and an MA in Social Policy (Social Work). She has been working as a lecturer based at the SETU Carlow since 2004, initially as an associate lecturer with Life Long Learning and since 2010 as a lecturer in the Department of Humanities. Prior to taking up her lecturing post Ms Farrell worked as a Probation Officer, her role involved assessing the levels of risk of offending, supporting offenders in the transition from prison to the community, report writing, facilitating group work and the supervision of offenders within the community. She is also a qualified Social Care Worker and spent a number of years working with children and young people within residential care settings.

  • Publications AND OUTPUTS
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Ms Farrell  lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate in Social Policy, Sociology, Research Methods, Youth Justice, Supervised Professional Practice and supervises final year Research Dissertations and Research Dissertations at MA level.

Publications and Outputs

Books and Book Chapters:

Farrell, E. (2013) The Juvenile Justice System in Ireland. In Lalor, K., and Share, P, eds. Applied Social Care. An Introduction for Students in Ireland. 3rd Ed., Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, pp.351-362

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Farrell, E. and Raftery, D (2018) Can Anybody Hear Me? Taking the emotions out of feedback for both the lecturer and student, presented at EdTech Conference, ITC, 31st May and 1st June 2018

Farrell, E (2018) Does anybody listen to me? Using Audio feedback as a tool to take the emotion out of feedback for the lecturer and the student, presented at Embedding Digital Literacies in HEI’s Conference, UCC, 21st – 22nd June 2018.


Research Supervision

Areas of interest as a supervisor include

Youth Justice, Crime and Deviance, Prison and Prison Policy, Restorative Practice, Conflict and Mediation, Racism and Ethnicity, Professional Practice within Social Care settings

Engagement and Collaboration

Currently involved in SPEEDS (Social Policy Education Enhancing Digital Skills) a collaboration between Social Policy Educators, Students, and Learning Technologists in across a number of other Institutes and Universities. The purpose of the collaboration is to transform personal and professional digital capacities in teaching and learning contexts.