Dr Eileen Doyle-Walsh

CBTT BA (Hons) MLitt PhD

Head of Department of Humanities

Department of Humanities, Carlow Campus

e: eileen.doyle@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175305

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0520-7671   LinkedIn

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

I completed a research masters and a PhD in psychology. These pieces of research focused on children’s ability to be reliable witnesses in Court. The research also used child-centred methods of exploring children’s perceptions and experiences of the court system. My research interests include qualitative research methods, child psychology, youth offending, social care policy and practice, mental health and more recently dog training, dog psychology and animal welfare considerations of assistance dogs. I have lectured psychology, mental health, and research methods on undergraduate programmes such as the Early Childhood Education and Care, Social Care and Youth Work. I’m the programme director of the MA in Child, Youth and Family Studies and have extensive experience of thesis supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I’m a member of SocialCORE, the new research centre for Social Care, Youth Work and Early Childhood Education and Care. The aim of SocialCORE is to develop research which enhances professional practice and promotes the rights and wellbeing of diverse social groups. I am a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Publications

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Oral Presentations

Doyle, E. & O Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  Paper presented at the 21st Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland. 

Doyle, E. & O Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  Paper presented at the 31st Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland.

Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O Connell, M. (2004).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish Legal System.  Paper presented at the 35th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Cork, Ireland.

Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O Connell, M. (2005).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish Legal System.  Paper presented at the 27th Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O Connell, M. (2005).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish Legal System.  Paper presented at the 36th Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Derry, Northern Ireland.

Poster Presentations

Doyle, E. & O Connell, M. (2002).  Factors Influencing Children’s Suggestibility: Implications for their Eyewitness Reports.  Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

Published Reports

Sarma, K., Doyle, E., & Mc.Mahon, M. (2007). Attitudes towards Justice and Equality in Ireland. Unpublished report commissioned by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin.

Other Research Outputs

Doyle, E. & O’Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  The Irish Psychologist, 26(8), 108.

Doyle, E. & O’Connell, M. (2000).  Urban Size Differences in Altruistic Behaviour & Attitudes to Schizophrenia using the Lost-Letter Technique.  The Irish Psychologist, 27(4), 54.

Doyle, E. & O’Connell, M. (2002).  Factors Influencing Children’s Suggestibility: Implications for their Eyewitness Reports.  The Irish Psychologist, 29(4), 62.

Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O’Connell, M. (2004).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish legal System.  The Irish Psychologist, 31(4) 122.

Doyle, E., Hennessy, E. & O’Connell, M. (2005).  Children’s Understanding, Perceptions & Evaluation of the Irish legal System.  The Irish Psychologist, 31(9), 258.

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

Student Name

Title of Project

David Dowling

An evaluation of the housing first approach from clients & practitioners perspective.

Zsuzsanna Kiss

The use of assistance/service dogs from a human rights and animal welfare perspective.


Past Research Students

Title of Project

Student Name

Year of Award

Experiences of Vicarious Trauma in Social Care Practice

Antonia Brocklebank

Submitted for examination

Identify and analyse the impact of the Universal Preschool Year (ECCE Scheme) on Early Childhood practice in Carlow, with particular reference to the implementation of Síolta, the National Quality Framework.

 

Evelyn Reilly

2016

Use of Social Media in Social Care: Changing the way we Provide Care

Angela Mahon

2017

Young People’s Use of Social Networking Sites in Ireland “Socially Anti-Social”

Lorraine Caffey

2017

Emotional Intelligence in Third Level Students

John Sheehy

 

2011

 

 

Areas of interest as a supervisor include
  • Social Care policy and practice
  • Psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Youth offending
  • Mental health
  • Assistance dogs
  • Animal welfare
  • Child-centred research
  • Qualitative research approaches.

Engagement and Collaboration

Industry support, consultancy, collaborations, entrepreneurial, community or other socio-economic focused research that I have been involved in;

  • Named Young Irish Psychologist and researchers of the year in 2000 by the Psychological Society of Ireland for my undergraduate research project.

  • I received a research scholarship from the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences for my PhD research.

  • In 2006-2007 I collaborated with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on two projects.  The first piece of research explored counterfactual thinking and college students’ perceptions of rape and the depiction of rape in the media. The second project examined hate crimes against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual community and the barriers to participation in the legal system among these groups.

  • In 2009, I conducted research funded under SIF2 “Repositioning Assessment for Learning” project research grants 2009. The aim of this research was to adopt more interactive teaching techniques and assessment in large groups of students.

  • I am currently researching the use of digital technology in teaching in higher education. This is a collaborative project with UCC and other Institutes of Technology and is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.