Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in Politics
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at the School of Law and Government. I research policymaking and governance with three main areas of interest: citizen participation, housing policy and social mobilization. My previous research funded by the Irish Research Council examined recent  mobilisation for housing justice in Ireland and Portugal. My work focused on citizen inclusion at the sub-national levels, especially in contexts where participatory democracy was being implemented. This work led to the publication of the book 'Participatory Democracy and Crisis' with Palgrave and other several articles. My recent co-edited volume 'The Consequences of Brazilian Social Movements in Historical Perspectives' examines the political outcome of social movements explores the various consequences of social protest and was recently published with Routledge. I also work on the interconnections between political participation of vulnerable groups and have an ongoing interest in democratic innovations in Ireland, Latin America, the EU and beyond.

I'm currently Editor of the International Review of Public Policy (IRPP), the open access journal of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA); co-director for Women in Research Ireland, a registered charity working for better representation of women and under-represented groups in academia; and co-convenor of the PSAI's Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group.

Research interests

Comparative politicsGovernanceHousing and Urban PolicyHousing JusticePolitical ParticipationCitizen EngagementCitizen Social ScienceSocial Movements