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Dr. Lisa Moran BA, Dip, MA. PhD, PG Dip, MA, FHEA, SFHEA

Title:

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Social Care and Early Childhood

Room Name/ Num:

C106

Campus:

College Street

OrcID Number:

0000-0001-6437-9732

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My Biography

Dr Lisa Moran was appointed as Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Care and Early Childhood Studies in October 2021. Prior to this, she was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences at Edge Hill University, Lancashire UK. She has taught in Higher Education since 2004 in NUI Galway, St Angela’s College, Sligo; the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Edge Hill University and Oscail at Dublin City University. She is an external examiner and has participated in several expert panels on quality assurance and programme evaluation at Staffordshire University, UK and is an expert on narrative, biographical research methods.

Education and Research

Lisa holds a BA (Hons.) in Sociological and Political Studies and English Literature from NUI Galway (2000-2003). She read for an MA in European Integration at the Centre for European Studies (CEUROS), University of Limerick in 2003 to 2004 where she specialised in History, Sociology, Law, Politics, External Relations, Economic Theory and Economic Policy. Her research dissertation on the implementation of the Surface Water Directive in Connemara received First Class Honours (supervisor Dr Patricia Conlan, School of Law, University of Limerick).

Her PhD on environmental policy implementation and rural knowledge in Connemara completed at the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway received prestigious IRCHSS funding and she was also the recipient of a Postgraduate Scholarship from the Faculty of Arts NUI Galway in 2005. Since her PhD, Lisa worked extensively in research; in policy and programme evaluation particularly in Child and Youth Research. She was the Lead Researcher on a flagship national study of youth cafes (funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Irish Research Council). She was also a Lead Researcher on the Baboro BEAST process study evaluations and a researcher on the Evaluation of the Restorative Practice Programme of the Childhood Development Initiative, Tallaght, with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway.

Her first Postdoctoral Research role was in the Rural Economy Development Programme (REDP) on the ICONMAP study (Improved Control of Paratuberculosis) an inter-professional collaboration with international research colleagues, the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) on the co-design of HACCP based tools for the control and prevention of Paratuberculosis in dairy and drystock cattle in Ireland. In her second postdoctoral role, she was the Lead Researcher on the Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care study and the Evaluation of Family Support and Childcare Services for Children and Families deemed as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘at risk’ in rural Ireland (e.g. asylum seekers, children from Travelling communities). She completed this at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway from 2015 to 2017.

Lisa has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and postgraduate research supervision. She taught Sociology and Politics modules at the School of Political Science and Sociology from 2004 to 2017. She was a Lecturer in Sociology and Social Research Methods at IT Sligo and a Lecturer and Acting Course Leader in the BA in Child and Youth Studies at St Angela’s College Sligo/NUI Galway. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice from the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and completed a Master of Academic Practice degree at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway in 2016. She co-supervised two PhD students in the Department of Social Sciences at Edge Hill and was a Director of Studies and Research Co-supervisor for several MRes students. She has published on international student experiences in Irish HEIs and has supervised MA dissertations since 2010.

She has completed advanced training in the following topics (among other courses); Coaching Skills for Managers (Edge Hill University, 2020), Validation and Quality in Curriculum Development (Edge Hill University, 2020), Participatory Action Research (PAR) (Imperial College London 2013), Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) (with Mr Tom Wengraf, London 2013), Postgraduate Research Supervision (Teagasc Moorepark and School of Graduate Studies UCC), Quantitative Research Methods (School of Education, and Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick) Enhanced Professional Effectiveness (Teagasc, Ashtown Dublin, 2014), Working with the Media (FH Consulting and NUIG 2016), Aurora Leadership in Higher Education Programme (Higher Education Leadership Foundation, UK), Constructivist Grounded Theory, Geographical Information Systems (GIS, Maynooth University) and External Examining (Edge Hill University October 2017). She presents regularly at prestigious international and national conferences on her research and has trained community groups in Ireland on oral histories (2015); international researchers on a major study of gender violence in the Biographic Narrative Interpretive Methods (NUI Galway, 2016), postdoctoral researchers at the University of Luxembourg (2016) and doctoral researchers at the Tavistock Institute, UK (2017).

Lisa was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2020. She was elected as the Vice President of the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) in 2021 and is currently the Secondary Schools Liaison Officer on the SAI Executive Committee also. She has extensive research networks with colleagues in the US, Canada, in the UK and in the EU; her present collaborative work is primarily with colleagues at the University of Oxford and University College Cork. She is the Chair and Founder Member of the Biographical Narrative and Lifecourse Research Group of the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) and is an elected board member of Research Network 03 Biographical Perspectives on European Societies of the European Sociological Association (ESA). She is currently co-editing three books and is co-convenor of several conference events to be held in 2022.

Research

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

(a) Books

Edited books (already published)

Moran, L., Reilly, K., and Brady, B. (eds.) (2021) Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People: Diverse Contexts, Methods and Stories of Everyday Life London and Basingstoke, UK Palgrave

 

Moran, L. and Canavan, J. (eds.) (2019) Realizing Children’s Rights in Practice: International Perspectives Galway, Ireland: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Council of Europe and UNICEF Innocenti

 

(b) Chapters in books:

 

Moran, L., Reilly, K., and Brady, B. (2021) ‘Narrating Contemporary Childhood,’ In: Moran, L., Reilly, K. and Brady. B. (eds.) Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People: Diverse Contexts, Methods and Stories of Everyday Life London and Basingstoke, UK Palgrave (pp. 1-32)

 

Moran, L., Reilly, K., and Brady, B. (2021) ‘Concluding Comments: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions in Narrative Inquiry’. In: Moran, L., Reilly, K. and Brady. B. (eds.), Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People: Diverse Contexts, Methods and Stories of Everyday Life London and Basingstoke, UK Palgrave (pp. 282-300)

 

Canavan, J. and Moran, L. (2019) ‘Conclusion’, in Moran, L. and Canavan, J. (eds.) (2019, in press) Realizing Children’s Rights in Practice: International Perspectives Galway, Ireland: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Council of Europe and UNICEF Innocenti (pp. 129-132)

 

Moran, L. and Canavan, J. (2019) ‘Introduction’ in Moran, L. and Canavan, J. (eds.) (2019, in press) Realizing Children’s Rights in Practice: International Perspectives Galway, Ireland: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Council of Europe and UNICEF Innocenti (pp. 1-4)

 

Moran, L., Brady, B. and Forkan, C. (2018) ‘Building communities of youth: narratives of community and belonging among young people attending youth cafes in Ireland’ in Phillips, R., Kenny, S. and McGrath, B. (2018) The Routledge Handbook of Community Development: Perspectives from around the globe London and Oxon: Routledge (pp. 279-292)

 

Moran, L, (2008) ‘Local knowledge and conceptions of neighborliness: evidence from Connemara’ In: Edmondson, R. and Rau, H. (eds.) Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations Bern: Peter Lang (pp. 125–150).

 

(c) Journal articles:

Moran, L. and Caetano, A (2021, ) ‘Biographical Research through the Looking Glass of Social Distancing: Reflections on Biographical Interviewing and Online Technologies in Pandemic Times,’ Irish Journal of Sociology, DOI: 10.1177/07916035211022182

Green, L., Warwick, L. and Moran, L. (2021) ‘Analyzing the Complex and Elusive Links Between Touch and Silence in Residential Child Care Settings’, Childhood, DOI: 10.1177/09075682211000111

Moran, L., Green, L. and Warren, S. (2021) ‘Re-conceptualizing Internationalization through Students’ Eyes: Findings from a Biographical Study of Female International Doctoral Students in an Irish University’, Irish Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-28 (DOI: 10.1177/0791603521997249)

Hester, S, Moran, L and Richards, E. (2021) ‘Reimagining Children’s Behaviour and Behaviour Management ‘Otherwise’: A Critical Commentary on the English Early Years Foundation Stage’, Child Care in Practice, (DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2021.1895075)

 

Green, L. and Moran, L. (2020) ‘Covid-19, Social Distancing and the Scientization of Touch: Exploring the Changing Social and Emotional Contexts of Touch and their Implications for Social Work’, Qualitative Social Work, DOI: 10.1177/1473325020973321

 

Moran, L., and Green, L. (2020) ‘Social Distancing as Scientization: UK and Irish policy Responses to Covid-19, Emotions and Touch’, Irish Journal of Sociology DOI: doi.org/10.1177/0791603520941455

 

Moran, L., Green, L. and Warwick, L. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Exploring the Ethical Dimensions Associated with ‘Pushing for PINs’: A Critical Commentary on Key Features of the Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) with ‘Vulnerable’ and ‘At Risk’ Populations’, Qualitative Research, (submitted for publication August 2020)

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C., and Devaney, C. (2019) ‘Exploring the multi-dimensionality of permanence and stability: emotions, experiences and temporality in young people’s discourses about long-term foster care in Ireland’ Qualitative Social Work (DOI: 10.1177/1473325019871607)

 

Green, L., Moran, L. and Vania, N. (2019) ‘Medical and Social Constructionist Perspectives and their Relevance for Social Work: Contradictory Explanations for Ever Expanding Nations?’ British Journal of Social Work, DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcz075

 

McGregor, C., Devaney, C. and Moran, L. (2019) ‘A Critical Overview of the Significance of Power and Power Relations in Practice with Children in Foster Care’ Child Care in Practice, DOI: 10.108013575279.2018.155135)

 

McGregor, C. Dalikeni, C., Devaney, C., Moran, L. And Garrity, S. (2019) ‘Critical Practice Guidance for Cultural Competence in Working with Children and Families Who Are Refugees or Asylum Seekers: Learning from an Early Years Study in Ireland’, Child Care in Practice DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2018.1555137

 

Devaney, C., Moran, L., and McGregor, C. (2018) ‘Outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care in Ireland: implications for practice’ British Journal of Social Work, 1-20, DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy078

 

Fahy, G., and Moran, L. (2018) ‘Discourses of risk among psychiatric nurses in Ireland and the importance of social support’ Irish Journal of Sociology 26(3): 244-266, DOI: 10.1177/0791603518792366)

 

Roarty, N., Leinster, J., McGregor, C., Devaney, C. and Moran, L. (2018) ‘Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long Term Care in Ireland’, Foster 5: 52-62

 

Moran, L., Brady, B. and Forkan, C. (2018) ‘Individual but connected: an exploration of young people’s knowledge cultures and discourses about youth cafes in Ireland’ Journal of Youth Studies 21(8): 11-27-1139, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2018.1441981

Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘An informed pedagogy of community, care and respect for diversity: evidence from a qualitative evaluation of early years’ services in the West of Ireland’ Child Care in Practice 23(3) (DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2017.1329707)

 

Moran, L. Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision Centre in the West of Ireland’ Journal of Family Studies, 25(4): 427-442 (DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2017.1279562)

 

Brady, B., Forkan, C. and Moran, L. (2017) ‘Spaces of connection and belonging’: young people’s perspectives on the role of youth cafes in their lives’, Child Care in Practice, 24(4): 390-401, 10.1080/13575279.2017.1299110.

McAloon, C., Macken-Walsh, A., Moran, L. Byrne, A., Doherty, M. and Whyte, P. (2017) ‘Johne’s disease in the eyes of Irish farmers: a qualitative narrative research approach to understanding implications for disease management’ Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 41: 7-13, DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.04.001

Moran, L. (2016) ‘Mapping cultural enablers and barriers to participation in Connemara: lay knowledge, sustainability discourses and environmental governance’ Irish Journal of Sociology, 25(2): 174-194

 

Brady, B., Moran, L. and Forkan, C. (2016) ‘We are all like a family here’: qualitative insights on the roles of youth cafes in supporting the health and wellbeing of young people’ Children’s Research Digest 3(1): 58-60

 

Moran, L. and Rau, H. (2016) Mapping divergent concepts of sustainability: lay knowledge, local practices and environmental governance Local Environment 21(3): 344-360

 

Moran L. (2007) ‘Negotiating boundaries or drawing the line: transcending insider/outsider distinctions in Connemara’ Irish Journal of Sociology 16 (2): 136–159

 

 

(d) Reports:

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) A Mixed-Method Study of Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency

 

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) Scoping review of Irish and international literature on outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care Dublin: Tusla, the Child and Family Agency and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) Practitioner’s Guide to the Irish and International Literature on outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care Dublin: Tusla, the Child and Family Agency and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

 

Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016a) Hoping for a better tomorrow: a process study evaluation of the Greater Tomorrow crèche and Ballyhaunis Community Preschool, Ballyhaunis Co Mayo Dublin: Tusla

 

Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016b) Hoping for a better tomorrow: a process study evaluation of the Greater Tomorrow crèche and Ballyhaunis Community Preschool Ballyhaunis Co Mayo, Summary Report Dublin: Tusla

 

O’Sullivan P, Moran, L. and Forkan, C. (2016) Co-creating the legacy: a process and outcomes study of Phase III of the Baboró BEAST! Galway: NUI Galway and Baboró

 

Forkan, C., Brady, B and Moran, L. (2015) an operational profile and exploration of the perceived benefits of the youth café model in Ireland Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

 

O’Sullivan P, Moran, L. and Forkan, C. (2013) Captivating Children through Cross­ Curricular Teaching of Science and Art'- A Process study report on Phase 2 of the Baboró BEAST! Project Galway: School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway

 

O’Sullivan, P., Moran, L. and Forkan C. (2012) Magic can happen: a process study evaluation of the Baboró BEAST! Galway: NUI Galway and Baboró

 

Fives, A., Keenaghan, C., Moran, L. and Coen, L. (2011) an evaluation of the restorative practice programme of the Tallaght Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) Dublin: CDI

 

 

E. Other peer reviewed publications:

Moran, L., and Green, L. (2020) ‘Social Distancing as Scientization: UK and Irish policy Responses to Covid-19, Emotions and Touch, The Sociological Observer, pp. 83-90 (downloaded via https://www.sociology.ie/blogpodcast.html, last accessed 20/06/2020)

 

F. Online blogs:

Moran, L. and Cronin, J. (2021) ‘Catholicism at a Crossroads: Technology in times of Crisis in Modern Ireland’, Institute for Social Responsibility, Edge Hill University (downloaded via https://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/isr/tag/ireland/, last accessed 03/03/2021).

 

Moran, L. (2021) 'Troubling the Untold and the Untellable: Reflections on Tacit Knowledge and Biographical Narrative Interviews during Pandemic Times', submitted to the Methodological Innovations webpage, University of Plymouth, August 2021

 

 

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS AND SEMINARS

Moran, L., Nurse, L. and Sidiropulu-Janku, K. (2021) 'Exploring Temporalities and Matterings of Equality and Justice during Covid-19: A Critical Commentary from Biographical Researchers' Abstract submitted to the British Sociological Association (BSA), October 2021

Moran, L and Green, L. (2021) 'Scripts of Life and Death: Cultural Scripts and Communicative Conventions in Large and Small Animal Veterinary Work in the UK and Ireland' Abstract submitted to the British Sociological Association (BSA), October 2021

Moran, L. and Green, L. (2021) 'Negotiating Emotional Boundaries and Emotional Suppression: Findings from a BNIM study of veterinarians' relationships with human and non-human clients in Ireland and the UK', paper presented to the Autobiography Study Group of the British Sociological Association (BSA), October 2021

Moran, L. (2021) 'Critical Reflections on Ethical Dimesions of the Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method: The Multidimensionality of Risk and Trauma in Panel Analysis', paper presented to the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference, Barcelona, August 2021

Nurse, L, Moran, L and O’Neill, M. (2021) ‘Remaking Biographical Futures: Reflections on Risk, Technology and Ethics in an era of Social Distancing’, Paper presented to the Methodological Innovations in Times of Covid conference, University of Plymouth, June 2021.

Moran, L. and Green, L. (2020) ‘Boundary making, emotional labour and human/non-human relationships: a qualitative study of veterinary professionals and how they manage work-related emotions in professional and private contexts’, paper presented to the Discourse Research Association of Ireland (DRAOI) August 2021

Moran, L. and Green (2021) ‘Negotiating Emotional Boundaries, Catharsis and Emotional Suppression: Findings from a BNIM study of veterinarians’ relationships with human and non-human clients in Ireland and the UKPaper presented to the International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, Dublin City University, 16-17 June 2021

Moran, L. (2021) ‘Artistry, Analysis and Un-anticipating Anticipations’: Critical Reflections on Researcher Positionality, Reflexivity, and Self-Care using the Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM), paper presented to the 17th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry’, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 19-22 May 2021

Moran, L. and Green, L. (2021) ‘Contextualizing Care Experienced Students and Support Staff Perspectives about the Quality of University Support Services: A Qualitative Exploration in a Post-1992 University’ Paper presented at the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) Annual Conference April 2021

Nurse, L, Moran, L and O’Neill, M. (2021) ‘Remaking Biographical Futures: Reflections on Risk, Technology and Ethics in an era of Social Distancing’, Paper presented to the British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2021, April 2021

Moran, L. (2021) ‘Reflections on Collaborative Working for Capturing Young People’s Narratives in Diverse Contexts: Storytelling, Intersectionality and Partnership Working’, paper presented to the Narrative Research Group, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, March 2021

Nurse, L., Moran L. and O’Neill, M. (2021) ‘Biographical Research in the Period of Lockdowns: Fragmentation, Vulnerability and Distancing’, paper presented to the IV ISA World Forum of Sociology, Porto Allegre, Brazil, Online, February 23-27, 2021

Moran, L. (2021) ‘Exploring Risk and Trauma in Data Analysis: Critical Reflections on Ethical Dimensions of Panel Analysis is the Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM)’. Paper presented to the seminar Biografias e Trajetórias: De Vida, Aos Dados, Aos Resultados, ISCTE, Lisbon University Institute

Moran, L. (2020) ‘Artistry, Analysis and Un-anticipating Anticipations’: Critical Reflections on Researcher Positionality, Reflexivity, and Self-Care using the Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM), paper presented at the Waterford Institute of Technology Postgraduate Research Forum, 07 Dec 2021.

Moran, L. and Green, L. (2020) ‘Boundary making, emotional labour and human/non-human relationships: a qualitative study of veterinary professionals and how they manage work-related emotions in professional and private contexts’, Paper presented to the UCD Geary Institute Seminar Series, November 2020, invited paper.

Moran, L., Green, L. and Warwick, L. (2020) ‘The Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM): Critical Reflections on Pushing for PINs with ‘Vulnerable’ and ‘at Risk’ Populations’ Paper presented at the European Sociological Association, RN 06 Biographical Research Methods, Midterm Conference Meeting, September 26th 2020

Green, L., Warwick, L. and Moran, L. (2019) ‘Exploring Connections between Touch, Silence and Residential Child Care: ambiguity, ambivalence and intersectional power dynamics’ Paper presented to the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) conference, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway, May 10-11 2019

Moran, L. and Green (2019) ‘Boundary making, emotional labour and human/non-human relationships: a qualitative study of veterinary professionals and how they manage work-related emotions in professional and private contextsPaper presented at the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, August 2019

Moran, L. and Green (2019) ‘Boundary making, emotional labour management and human/non-human relationships: an exploratory study of the work practices and emotions of veterinarians in Ireland and the UK’ Paper presented at the Sociological Association of Ireland conference, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway, May 10-11 2019

Green, L. and Moran, L. (2019) ‘Exploring the complex relationships between touch, silence and residential child care: ambiguity, ambivalence and temporality’ Paper presented at the Department of Social Sciences Research Seminar, Creative Edge, Edge Hill University, February 6th 2019.

 

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Factors affecting permanence and stability for children and youth in care: evidence from a biographical study in two Irish counties’ (paper presented at the International Sociological Association Conference, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada, July 2018)

 

 

Moran, L. and Warren, S. (2018) ‘Biographies of Internationalization: methodological reflections on the BNIM method to capture international students’ discourses and policy narratives’ Paper presented at the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK, June 2018

 

 

Redmond, M. and Moran, L. (2018) ‘Exploring human-animal relationships and perceptions of science: a qualitative investigation into adult learners’ discourses about cadaver dissection and iPad apps in an animal care programme’ paper accepted to the British Sociological Association Conference, Northumbria University, UK, April 2018  

 

Moran, L. (2017) ‘Negotiating contested terrains of researcher and researched: the case study of Maria – Theresa’ invited paper presented at the Tavistock Institute, London UK, December 16th 2017

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care in Ireland: a study of two counties’ paper presented at the Department of Social Sciences, Edge Hill University seminar series, December 8th 2017

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Mapping the role of empathy in social work practice: evidence from a qualitative, biographical study of children in care in Counties Donegal and Galway’, paper presented at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Biennial Conference, NUI Galway, June 2017

 

McGregor, C., Devaney, C., and Moran, L. (2017) ‘Factors affecting permanence and stability for children in care in Ireland: evidence from a participatory, qualitative study of children in care in Counties Galway and Donegal’, paper presented at the Irish Foster Care Association conference, Realizing Potential in Foster Care, Tullow, Co Carlow, October 2017

 

Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Mapping outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care: evidence from a Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) study’, paper accepted to the European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference, Athens, Greece, August 2017.

 

Moran, L., Devaney, C., and McGregor C. (2017) ‘Mapping outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care: methodological reflections on a Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) study in Ireland’, paper presented at the 15th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, The Hague, Netherlands, October 2017.

 

Moran, L. and Warren, S. (2017) ‘Biographies of Internationalization: Methodological reflections on using the Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) to capture international student’s discourses and policy narratives Speaking to Policy Speaking to Institutions’, paper presented at the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) annual conference, Ulster University, Belfast May 2017

 

Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016)Experiences of Exclusion among Asylum-Seeking Families in the West of Ireland’, paper presented at the Ethics and Social Welfare Conference, London, England, September 2016

 

Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow: family support through community childcare provision in the west of Ireland’, paper presented at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (EECERA) Dublin, Ireland, August 2016

 

Moran, L., Garrity, S, McGregor, C and Devaney, C. (2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow: parental narratives of resilience and coping in Direct Provision in the West of Ireland, Paper presented at the Child Poverty in Times of Crisis conference, Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, Austria, August 2016.

 

Moran, L., Warren, S., Coloma, R., Andreotti, V., Pashby, K., Stein, S., Haapakoski, J., Hellsten, M., Clarissa, J., and Khoo, SM (2016) ‘Inter and Transdisciplinary Methodologies for Researching Higher Education Internationalizations – Critical Challenges and Innovations’ Paper presented at the European Educational Research Association Conference, Dublin, August 2016

 

Moran, L. and Warren, S. (2016) ‘Discourses of internationalization: methodological reflections on the BNIM method to capture international student narratives and experiences’, Paper presented at the European Educational Research Association Conference, Dublin, August 2016

 

Moran, L. (2016) ‘Negotiating terrains of otherness, localness and foreigner: A BNIM study of international postgraduate student discourses of internationalization at NUI Galway’ paper presented at the Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, May 2016

 

Moran, L., Garrity, S, McGregor, C and Devaney, C. (2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow: parental narratives of resilience and coping in Direct Provision in the West of Ireland paper presented at the Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, May 2016

 

Moran, L, Garrity, S, McGregor, C and Devaney, C. (2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: narratives of coping, resilience, and family support arising from a study of early years services in the West of Ireland’ which path ahead? Perspectives on policy from Irish social science conference, Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) and National Economic and Social Council (NESC) Department of Justice and Equality, Dublin, April 2016

 

Moran, L., Forkan, C., O’Sullivan, P. and O’hEocha, A. (2016) ‘Exploring the roles of scientists, artists and teachers in fostering and developing creativity among primary school children: a case study of the Baboró BEAST study Arts in Education Conference, Department of Education and Skills, Dublin, April 2016

 

Moran, L. and McGregor, C. (2016) ‘Mapping children’s experiences of permanence in Ireland: evidence from a mixed-method study of outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care’ Conference of the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA), Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, March 2016

 

Moran, L., Brady, B. and Forkan, C. (2016) ‘Individual and connected’: young people’s experiences and discourses about youth cafes in Ireland Conference of the British Sociological Association, Aston University Birmingham, UK, April 2016

 

Moran, L., Macken-Walsh, A., McAloon, C., Doherty, M., Byrne, A. and Whyte, P. (2016) ‘Harnessing farmer’s knowledge and narratives for the prevention and control of Paratuberculosis on Irish dairy farms’ paper presented at the International Irish Narrative Studies Conference, March 2016

 

Moran, L., Brady, B and Forkan, C. (2016) ‘Individual and connected’: young people’s experiences and discourses about youth cafes in Ireland’ paper presented at the International Irish Narrative Studies Conference, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway March 2016

 

Brady, B., Forkan, C. and Moran, L. (2015) ‘It’s a safe place to come when you feel lost’: insights on the role of youth cafes in supporting the health and wellbeing of young people Dublin: The Children’s Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland, December 2015

 

Ross, K., and Moran, L. (2015) ‘National policy, local response: labour market activation in the Dublin Adult Learning Centre’ EUCEN/Hellin Reimagining Lifelong Learning conference, NUI Galway December 2015

 

Moran, L. (2015) ‘Participation and local ways of life: knowledge, sustainability and participation in rural Ireland and supranational governance forums’ Paper presented at the European Sociological Association Conference, Prague Technical University, Prague, August 2015

 

Moran, L. (2014) 'Concept of Sustainability and Participation in the West of Ireland: An Exploration into Lay Public Knowledge and Contrasting Visions of Community Resilience in Connemara, Ireland Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society Conference, Imperial College London, Kensington, London August 2014

Teaching

October 2021 - present: Head of Department and Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Care and Early Childhood Education, WIT

 

2017 – 2021: Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Edge Hill University, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK (Full-time, Permanent)

 

2015-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway (Full-time, fixed term)

 

2014-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co Galway (in conjunction with the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Dublin, Ireland) (Full-time, Fixed term)

 

2013-2014: Research Associate, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway (Full-time, Fixed Term)

 

2012-2013: Course coordinator and Lecturer; BA in Youth and Family Studies, St Angela’s College Sligo and School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway (Full-time, Fixed term)

 

January 2011-September 2011: Lecturer, School of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology, Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland (Part-time, Fixed Term)

 

September 2011-September 2012: Researcher, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway (Part-time, Fixed Term)

 

2010-2013: Module Designer and Lecturer Centre for Adult Learning and Continuing Professional Development, NUI Galway (Part-time, Fixed Term)

Professional

British Sociological Association (Ordinary Member)

European Sociological Association (Ordinary Member)

RN 03 of the ESA, Biographical Perspectives on European Societies (Board member)

Biographical Narrative and Lifecourse Research Group of the SAI (founding member, current chair)

Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) (Vice President and Secondary Schools Liaison Officer)

International Sociological Association (ISA) (Ordinary member)