Lecturer in Psychology
School of Humanities - Arts
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Dr. Jacinta Byrne-Doran has been employed at Waterford Institute of Technology since 1999. As a lecturer in Psychology within the School of Humanities, Dr. Byrne-Doran is involved in teaching on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Current modules on the MA programme in Social Studies draw significantly on current research interests on gender and work and correlates directly with Dr. Byrne-Doran‘s doctoral research on experiences of working mothers. Research interests lie in the areas of maternal employment and work role conflict, the psychology of breastfeeding and the study of home education. International and national conference presentations have included a focus on “Home Education in Ireland”, “Analyses of the Healthy organisation, employment and psychoanalytic theory” and “A qualitative study of working mothers in Ireland”.
Previous employment has incorporated a focus on both professional practice and academia including lecturing, training and independent consultancy in career guidance and counselling. Dr. Byrne-Doran’s professional and research interest in the qualitative nature of personal lives is complemented by her professional training as a counselling psychologist and her professional registration as a psychologist with The Psychological Society of Ireland and Charterd status with The British Psychological Society.
Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2011.
M.Sc. Counselling Psychology University of Dublin Trinity College Dublin Ireland, 1996
B.Sc. (Hons) Occupational Psychology University of Ulster, Derry Northern Ireland, 1992
Dr. Byrne-Doran's reseach and publishing profle reflect her focus on interdisciplinary work. This is also reflected in her experience in reseach supervision across academic disciplines..
Project Title PhD - The Experience and Performance of 'Appropriate Femininity' by Teenage girls in Contemporary Ireland: Collision of Online and Offline Selves. – Co-supervision with a colleague in the Department of Applied Arts. Project began in 2012. The project transferred to PhD in 2015. Successful PhD Viva Voce completed in June 2018.
Profect Title PhD - Performing the region – Performing women - WIT PhD Research Postgraduate Scholarship. Co-supervisor with Colleagues in The Department of Applied Arts. Scholarship awarded in March 2015 for commencement in September 2015.
Project Title MA - Understanding from the perspective of older people how professional education and training can help improve community living. Co-supervision with a colleague in the Department of Applied Arts. Planned schedule for completion in 2016.
Project Title MA – The Socio-linguistic narration of gender identities in bilingual French-English dictionaries, 1945-1975. I joined the supervision team in 2015 as mentor/co-supervisor with colleagues within the School of Humanities.
Project Title PhD --Changing Irish Childhoods - Lead supervisor on a Strand 1 funded research project for a Masters by Research for a successful candidate – This project began November 2008. Application was made for transfer to the PhD register in May 2011 for examination in June 2014. The student was successful in her PhD Viva Voce and graduated in January 2015.
Project Title MSc - An IMS Learning Design Meta-model for Learners with Autism.- Masters by research project. The student graduated in October 2008. (Co-supervision with a colleague in the Department of Computing and Quantitative Science, Waterford Institute of Technology.)
Project Title MA - A Qualitative study of the lives of Older Men in Ireland.- Funded project from Strand 1 funds The student graduated January 2011. (Co-supervision with a colleague in the School of Humanities Department of Applied Arts Waterford Institute of Technology)
Project Title MSc- The Design of Multimedia-Based Instruction to support the academic and social development of children with Autism. The student graduated in January 2010 with her Masters by research. (Co-supervision with a colleague in Department of Computing and Quantitative Science, Waterford Institute of Technology.)
EU Socrates Minerva Project at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland: A transnational project on The Use of ICT/ODL in Promoting Social Inclusion. 2003.
2011 –To date: Associate Tutor/External Marker for The Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management, The University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
1999 – To date: Lecturer in Psychology at Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Ireland.
1997-1999: Lecturer in Psychology at St. Patrick’s, Carlow College, Carlow, Ireland.
1997-1998: College Tutor with University College Cork, Ireland at St. Patrick’s, Carlow College Carlow Ireland.
1997-1998: Associate Lecturer at The National College of Ireland, Sandford Road, Ranelagh Dublin, Ireland.
1995-1998: Human Sciences Tutor with the National Distance Education Centre Dublin City University Dublin 9, Ireland.
2014 - 2017: External Examiner with Cork Institute of Technololgy.
1993 – 1999: Consultant in Counselling Psychology, Human Resources and Training in private practice in South East of Ireland.
Byrne-Doran, J. (2013) “An Exploration of the Intergenerational Influences on Working Mothers”, Chapter 10 in L. Fitzpatrick (Editor) Performing Feminisms in Contemporary Ireland, Dublin: Carysfort Press.
Byrne-Doran, J. (2013) “The Practice of Returning to Research Participants: What was it like to read your Transcript?”, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, Volume 7, Issue 1, http://www.thesocialsciences.com
Byrne-Doran, J. (2012) “A Qualitative study of working mothers in Ireland: An exploration of Lived Experiences”, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 11, http://www.SocialSciences-Journal.com
Byrne-Doran, J. (2012) “The Practice of Returning to Research Participants: What was it like to read your Transcript?”, Virtual paper presented at 7th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Universidad Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain, 25-28 June 2012.
Byrne-Doran, J. (2011) “A Qualitative Study of Working Mothers in Ireland”, Virtual paper presented at 6th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, The University of New Orleans, New Orleans, USA 11-13 July 2011.
Byrne-Doran, J. (2007) “Home Education: Visions into Practice”. Paper presented at International Conference 2007 “Vision into Practice” Making quality a reality in the lives of young children, Centre for Early childhood Development and Education Dublin Ireland 8th -10th Feb 2007.
Byrne-Doran J. (2007) “Management Practice, Psychoanalytic Theory and the Healthy Organisation”. Paper presented at The Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Carlingford Ireland 11 – 13 May 2007.
Byrne-Doran J. (2007) “Home Education in Ireland: Thinking Beyond the Classroom.” Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Imagination and Education in Vancouver Canada, 18th – 21st July 2007
Barry, M., Byrne-Doran, J., Rautamies, E. (2003). “Social Inclusion from a Practitioner’s perspective: Reflections and experiences in the training of early childhood educators, carers and service providers, including collaborative learning in a transnational context”. Symposium presented at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, EECERA Conference, University of Strathclyde 3rd-6th September 2003.
Minerva Project (2003) “Online Courses in Social Inclusion from a Practitioner’s Perspective in a collaborative Learning Context”. Poster presentation at the European Early Childhood Education research Association EECERA Conference, University of Strathclyde 3rd – 6th September 2003.
Barry, M., Byrne-Doran, J., Rautamies, E., Wall, P., (2003) “Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Collaboratively Develop and Deliver an Online Module Entitles ‘Social Inclusion Through Play’”. Paper presented at the EdTech Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology 22nd – 23rd May 2003
Byrne-Doran, J. (2002) Breadwinning with Breastfeeding. Paper presented at The Psychological Society of Ireland, 33rd Annual Conference, Waterford 14-17th November 2002.
Byrne-Doran, J. (2002) Breadwinning with Breastfeeding. Paper presented at BPS Northern Ireland Branch, Annual Conference. Virginia, Co. Cavan 26-28th April 2002.
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
Chartered Scientist wiht The British Psychological Society.
Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Chartered Counselling Psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland.