Mel Duffy

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B.A. (Hons.), M.A. Ph.D.
Dr. Mel Duffy is Assistant Professor in Sociology and Sexuality Studies in the School of Nursing Psychotherapy & Community Health, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. She teaches courses in sociology and sexuality studies at both undergraduate and graduate level.  After completing her PhD in DCU in 2008, she has pursued an active research programme in qualitative research, with a particular focus on hermeneutic phenomenology.  Her work focusses on LGBTQI experiences of living their lives in the world they find themselves in, writing and presenting on: lesbian health and health care; coming out; relationship and sexuality education; disability; identity; residential care and experiences of health outcomes.   She holds a BA and an MA by research from National University of Ireland, Maynooth and PhD from Dublin City University.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Okeke, J., Duffy, M. & McElvaney, R. (2021) 'Traffickers: Are they business people, psychopaths or both?' In: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Open Access : IntechOpen. [DOI]
2018 Duffy, Mel (2018) 'Emerging, submerging Lesbians in Ireland' In: Non-violent Resistance: Counter-Discourse in Irish Culture. Oxford, UK : Peter Lang Ltd.
2012 Duffy M. (2012) 'Lesbian women’s experiences of being different in Irish health care' In: Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth: Phenomenological Approaches. [DOI]
2011 Duffy, Mel (2011) 'Lesbian Women's Experiences of Being Different in Irish Health Care' In: Thomson,Gill, Dykes,Fiona & Downe, Soo(Eds.). Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth: Phenomenological Approaches. : Routledge.
2021 (2021) 'Traffickers: Are they business people, psychopaths or both?'' In: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. [DOI]
2018 (2018) 'Emerging, submerging Lesbians in Ireland' In: on-violent Resistance: Counter-Discourse in Irish Culture.
2011 (2011) 'Lesbian Women's Experiences of Being Different in Irish Health Care' In:

Book

Year Publication
2020 Dibley, Lesley, Dickerson, Suzanne, Duffy, Mel & Vandermause, Roxanne (2020) Doing Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research: A Practical Guide. London: SAGE.
2011 Duffy, Mel (2011) Voices from the Hinterland: Lesbian women's Experience of Irish Health Care. : Lambert Academic Publishing.
1993 (1993) Positive Proof!: The Emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Irish Response.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Lodge, A., Duffy, M. & Feeney, M. (2022) 'I think it depends on who you have, I was lucky I had a teacher who felt comfortable telling all this stuff. Teacher comfortability: key to high quality sexuality education?'. Irish Educational Studies, . [Link] [DOI]
2022 Lodge, A., Duffy, M. and Feeney, M. (2022) ''I think it depends on who you have, I was lucky I had a teacher who was comfortable telling all this stuff'. Teacher comfortability: key to high quality sexuality education?'. Irish Educational Studies, . https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2022.2061561
2022 Cithambaram. K.. Duffy, M. and Courtney, E (2022) 'Preserving familiarity: the care needs of people with intellectual disabilities at the end of life'. LEARNING DISABILITY PRACTICE, . [DOI]
2021 Cithambarm, K.;Duffy, M.;Courtney, E. (2021) 'What Constitutes Good Quality End-of-Life Care? Perspectives of People With Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Cithambarm, Kumaresan; Duffy, Mel &Courtney, Eileen (2021) 'What Constitutes Good Quality End-of-Life Care? Perspectives of People With Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, . https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12376
2020 Cithambaram K.;Duffy M.;Courtney E. (2020) 'Disclosure and plan of care at end of life: Perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities and families in Ireland'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, . [DOI]
2020 Cithambaram, K;Duffy, M;Courtney, E (2020) 'Disclosure and plan of care at end of life: Perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities and families in Ireland'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, . [DOI]
2020 Duffy, Mel (2020) 'Arguing for the Self Through Activism: Ireland’s Marriage Equality Campaign 2015'. International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement, 7 (2):1-13. [Link] [DOI]
2020 (2020) 'Arguing for the Self Through Activism: Ireland’s Marriage Equality Campaign 2015''. International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement, . [Link]
2018 Cithambaram K.;Duffy M.;Courtney E. (2018) 'End-of-life care research on people with intellectual disabilities: Challenges for proactive inclusion in an Irish context'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, . [DOI]
2018 (2018) ''Parents and/or young males' beliefs, attitudes and opinions regarding male HPV vaccine: A systematic review''. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, .
2018 Ebtisam Alhashimi & Mel Duffy (2018) 'Parents and/or young males' neliefs, attitudes andopinions regarding male HPV vaccine: A systematic review'. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 7 (2):62-73. [Link] [DOI]
2015 Duffy, Mel & Courtney, Eileen (2015) 'Coming to Terms with the Limitations of the Self: Families Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One'. AGEING & SOCIETY, 5 :39-47.
2015 Cithambaram, K. and Duffy, M. (2015) 'The experiences of nurses working with people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems'. Brunei Journal of Health, 6 (1):1-12.
2015 (2015) 'Coming to Terms with the Limitations of the Self: Families Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One'. AGEING & SOCIETY, 5, 3, pp39-47, . [Link] [DOI]
2011 Duffy M. (2011) 'Lesbian women's experience of coming out in an irish hospital setting: A heremeutic phenomenological approach'. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, 8 (4):335-347. [DOI]
2011 Duffy, M (2011) 'Lesbian Women's Experience of Coming Out in an Irish Hospital Setting: A Heremeutic Phenomenological Approach'. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, 8 :335-347. [DOI]
2011 (2011) 'Lesbian women's experience of coming out in an Irish hospital setting: a hermeneutic phenomenological approach'. Sexuality Research And Social Policy, 8, 4, pp335-347, . [Link]
2010 Mel Duffy (2010) 'Diversity in the Irish workplace - lesbian women's experience as nurses'. 10 :231-241.
2010 (2010) 'Diversity in the Irish Workplace - Lesbian Women's Experiences as Nurses'. The International Journal of Diversity In Organisations, Communities And Nat, . [Link]

Published Report

Year Publication
2018 Pierce, Maria; Kilcullen, Sophia; Duffy, Mel (2018) The situation of younger people with disabilities living in nursing homes in Ireland - phase 1. DFI & DCU, . [Link]
2014 Duffy, M. Courtney, E. (2014) The journey through death and dying: families' experiences of end-of-life care in private nursing homes. Dublin City University, .
2012 Mel Duffy , Vera Sheridan (2012) Cultures of diversity: sexual orientation in An Garda S��och��na. Dublin City University, .
2011 Mel Duffy , Jean Clarke , Yvonne Corcoran (2011) The dynamics of sharing professional knowledge and lay knowledge: a study of parents' and professionals' experiences of childhood interventions with a Marte Meo framework. Dublin City University, .
2014 Mel Duffy, Eileen Courtney (2014) The journey through death and dying: families' experiences of end-of-life care in private nursing homes. Dublin City University, .

Abstract

Year Publication
2017 Pierce, M;Kilcullen, S;Duffy, M (2017) THE PLACEMENT OF YOUNGER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN NURSING HOMES: AN ANALYSIS OF ASSESSMENT FORMS ACCOMPANYING NHSS APPLICATIONS. OXFORD: ABST [DOI]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Feeney, M., Duffy, M., Ní Mhuirthile, T. & Staines, A. (2022) 'Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement “What even am I?” - Trauma, intersex identities and deliberate self-harm ideation and behaviour TCD, Dublin, 09/03/2022-10/03/2022.
2022 Ní Mhuirthile, T., Duffy, M., Feeney, M. & Staines, A. (2022) Resilience, Rehabilitation and Reablement Lived Experience in Ireland of Current Medical Practice for Intersex/Variations of Sex Characteristics TCE, 07/03/2022-10/03/2022.
2021 Duffy, Mel; Feeney, Maria & Ni Mhuirthile, Tanya (2021) Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures The Power of Phenomenology Barcelona, spain, 31/08/2021-03/09/2021.
2021 Mel Duffy. Maria Feeney & Tanya Ni Mhuirthile (2021) Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working' Tales of Trauma: Learning From Lived Experiences of Intersex Healthcare TCD, 09/03/2021-11/03/2021.
2021 Duffy, Mel; Feeney, Maria & Lodge, anne (2021) Gender Equality Matters Conference Women’s Talk, Women’s Work and Men …. Do RSE in Irish Post-Primary Schools Dublin city University, 11/02/2021-12/02/2021.
2021 Mel Duffy (2021) Intersex 2021 - A vision for Change Methodology - Mapping the Lived Expereince of Intersex/Variations of Sex Characteristics in Ireland Dublin cCty University, 21/04/2021-22/04/2021.
2021 Feeney, Maria; Duffy, Mel & Ni Mhuirthile, Tanya (2021) Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures A Child’s Right To Know? Intersex Adults’ Reflections On Childhood Medical Intervention Barcelona, spain, 31/08/2021-03/09/2021.
2020 Mel Duffy, Maria Feeney & Anne Lodge (2020) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Education in Ireland DCU, 04/09/2020-06/09/2020.
2020 Duffy, M., Feeney, M. and Lodge, A. (2020) 'Let's talk about sex baby': second level students, parents/guardians, teachers and principals talk about the Relationships and Sexuality Programme ESAI Annual Conference evaluation of post-primary RSE DCU Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2019 Okeke, J., Duffy, M. & McElvaney, R. (2019) Research Expo Experiences of sex trafficking among migrant women in Ireland Dublin, .
2019 Mel Duffy & Vera Sheridan (2019) Gender and the State: Police, LGBT*, Borders and Identity ‐ Theoretical and Practical EncountersPolice, LGBT, Belonging/Identity, Borders Doing Ethical Research with the Police Bielefeld University, Germany, 16/01/2020-17/01/2020.
2019 Duffy, Mel, Feeney, Maria & Lodge, Anne (2019) Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging. 14th European sociological Association Teachers' Experiences of Delivering RSE Programme in Irish Second Level Schools Manchester 2019, 20/08/2019-23/08/2019.
2016 Mel Duffy (2016) Non-Violent Resistance Irreverence and counter-discourse as subversive weapons in Irish culture Dublin city University, 10/03/2016-12/03/2016.
2016 Duffy,Mel & Courtney, Eileen (2016) Progressing Research Agenda in Longterm care in Ireland Families Experiences of End-of-Life Care Planning in Private Nursing Homes Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 18/04/2016-18/04/2016.
2016 Duffy, Mel (2016) Giving Voice to Our Experience: On Heidegger, Phenomenology and the Challenges of Language Language that condones condemns and ultimately seeks to maintain the status quo: The effects on the self of the NO campaign University of Colorado, USA, 08/08/2016-11/08/2016.
2015 Duffy, Mel & O'Connell, Patricia (2015) IASSCS Conference - Literacies and Sexualities in culture, fictional, Real, and Virtual worlds: Past, Present, future Perfect? Transformative Effects of Academia - transgender Lives DCU, Dublin, 17/06/2015-20/06/2015.
2015 Duffy, Mel & Mulligan, Donal (2015) IASSCS Conference - Literacies and Sexualities in culture, fictional, Real, and Virtual worlds: Past, Present, future Perfect? Flashshow - Irish Sexualities: the Language of the Internet DCU, Dublin, 17/06/2015-20/06/2015.
2015 Duffy, Mel; Courtney, Eileen & Kennelly, Siobhan M. (2015) The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics: European Region Congress [IAGG-ER 8th] - Unlocking the Demographic Dividend The Journey Through Death and Dying: Families' Experiences of End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia in Nursing Homes in Ireland The Convention Centre, Dublin, 23/04/2015-26/04/2015.
2015 Duffy, Mel & Courtney, Eileen (2015) The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics: European Region Congress [IAGG-ER 8th] - Unlocking the Demographic Dividend Maintaining an Ill Older Adult in the Home: Reciprocity in Action The Convention Centre, Dublin, 23/04/2015-26/04/2015.
2015 Mulligan, Dónal; Duffy, Mel (2015) Xth IASSCS Conference International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture & Society, 10th International Conference Dublin, Ireland, 17/06/2016-20/09/2016.
2015 Duffy, Mel; Corcoran, Yvonne & Clarke, Jean (2015) Supporting Parents: Sharing good practice, models and approaches Re-gifting parents with their children - engaging with parents through Marte Meo therapeutic programme Dublin Castle, dublin, 24/02/2015-24/02/2015.
2015 Duffy, Mel (2015) IASSCS Conference - Literacies and Sexualities in culture, fictional, Real, and Virtual worlds: Past, Present, future Perfect? DCU, Dublin, 17/06/2015-20/06/2015.
2015 Duffy, Mel (2015) IASSCS Conference - Literacies and Sexualities in culture, fictional, Real, and Virtual worlds: Past, Present, future Perfect? DCU, Dublin, 17/06/2015-20/06/2015.
2014 Duffy, Mel & Imbert, Jean-Philippe (2014) The Third Biannual International Conference in Sexuality Studies: Self, Selves and Sexualitites Dublin City University, 13/03/2014-15/03/2014.
2014 Duffy, Mel & Courtney, Eileen (2014) Ageing and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference Coming to Terms with the Limitations of the Self: Families Choosing a Nursing Homes for a Loved One Manchester, 07/11/2014-08/11/2014.
2014 Duffy, Mel (2014) The 3rd Biannual Irish sexuality Studies conference: Self, Selves & Sexualities Memories of Forced Becoming Dublin City University, 13/03/2014-15/03/2014.
2014 Duffy, Mel & Courtney, Eileen (2014) INECMA - Developing a management approach to clinical issues in the frail older person Families Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One Killashee House Hote,l Naas, Co. Kildare, 22/10/2014-22/10/2014.
2013 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2013) The 1st Irish Nurses & Midwifery Organisation LGBT Conference Effects of gendered workplaces on lesbian and gay workers Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, 21/06/2013-21/06/2013.
2013 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2013) The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 40TH Annual Conference Experiences of lesbian women and gay men working in An Garda Síochána Sheraton Hotel Athlone, 10/05/2013-12/05/2013.
2013 Healy, Grainne; Duffy, Mel & Imbert, Jean-Philippe (2013) 7th European Consortium for Political Research Socio-political developments leading to civil partnership for same-sex couples in Ireland Bordeaux, Domaine Universitaire, 04/09/2013-07/09/2013.
2013 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2013) Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Reflecting on Gaining access to a Closed Shop: the Chink in the Closet University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 15/05/2013-18/05/2013.
2013 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2013) 23rd Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference Finding a Place: Lesbian Women and Gay Men's Experiences of Working in An Garda Síochána York Law School, University of York, 26/03/2013-28/03/2013.
2012 Duffy, Mel; Loane, Ruth & Moore Helena (2012) Driving standards for Medical Care in the Extended Care Setting: challenges for the present and the future Dementia & Sexuality in extended care setting Dunboyne Castle Hotel, dunboyne, co Meath, 09/05/2012-09/05/2012.
2012 Duffy, Mel & Imbert. Jean-Philippe (2012) The Second Biannual International Conference in Sexuality Studies: Self, Selves and Sexualitites Dublin City University, 08/03/2012-10/03/2012.
2012 Duffy, Mel (2012) The 2nd irish International Conference uin Sexuality Studies: Self, Selves & Sexualities: Older Lesbian women's Memories Dublin City University, 08/03/2012-10/03/2012.
2012 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2012) Supporting Professional Policing: 6th European Gay Police Association Conference Cultures of diversity:sexual orientation in An Garda Síochána Dublin Castle, Dublin, 28/06/2012-29/06/2012.
2012 Duffy, Mel & Transgender Equality Network Ireland (2012) 4th European Transgender Council 07/09/2012-09/09/2012.
2011 Spies, Marelise, Hannigan, Barbara, Duffy Mel & Merriman. Kieron (2011) Psychological Society of Ireland: 41st PSI Annual Conference Keeping on the 'Straight' and 'Narrow' - Lesbians' Coming Out Stories Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway, 10/11/2011-12/11/2011.
2011 Duffy, Mel; Clarke, Jean & Corcoran, Yvonne (2011) Research Colloquium in collaboration with Marte Meo/HSE Dublin City University, 03/10/2011-03/10/2011.
2011 Clarke, Jean; Duffy, Mel & Corcoran, Yvonne (2011) Joint conference of the Irish Association of Social Workers & HSE Marte Meo Training Centre The dynamics of sharing professional knowledge and lay knowledge: A study of parents' and professionals' experiences of childhood interventions within a Marte Meo framework The Aisling Hotel, Dublin, 05/10/2011-05/10/2011.
2011 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2011) FCMAP New Culture of Ageing Conference Exploring the narratives of older, hidden lives within a culture of heteronormativity Brunel University of West London, 07/04/2011-08/04/2011.
2011 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2011) Active aging for all: Older and LGBT Investigating the narratives of older lesbian women in Irish society Langton's Hotel, Kilkenny, 09/11/2011-09/11/2011.
2011 Duffy, Mel (2011) British Sociological Association: Medical Sociology Group 43rd Annual Conference Shadows in the Background University of Chester, United Kingdom, 14/09/2011-16/09/2011.
2011 Duffy, Mel (2011) 18th Lesbian Lives Conference: Revolting bodies, politics & genders Exploring the Experiences of Lesbian women of Irish Health Care University of Brighton, 11/02/2011-12/02/2011.
2011 Duffy, Mel & Sheridan, Vera (2011) 18th Lesbian Lives Conference: Revolting bodies, politics & genders Interpreting the Space of the Hospital Ward University of Brighton, 11/02/2011-12/02/2011.
2010 Duffy, Mel (2010) Lesbian Lives XVII: Lesbian Lives, Studies and Activisms:In-laws, Outlaws and Other Relations Shadows in the Background Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin, 19/02/2010-20/02/2010.
2010 Duffy, Mel (2010) The 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organisation, Communities & Nations Diversity in the Irish Workplace - Lesbian Women's Experiences as Nurses Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 19/07/2010-21/07/2010.
2010 Clarke, Jean; Duffy, Mel & Corcoran, Yvonne (2010) Research Colloquium: Collaboration with Marte Meo/HSE and DCU The Dynamics of Sharing Professional Knowledge and Lay Knowledge: A Study of Parents' and Professionals' Experiences of Childhood Interventions with a Marte Meo Framework. Initial Findings Dublin City University, 02/09/2010-02/09/2010.
2010 Duffy, Mel (2010) Integrating Care More Effectively: Unlocking the Potential of Nurses & Midwives Staying Silent: Fitting In - Lesbian Women's Experience as Nurses Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, 25/02/2010-25/02/2010.
2010 Duffy, Mel & Imbert, Jean-Philippe (2010) The First Biannual International Conference in Sexuality Studies: Self, Selves and Sexualitites Dublin City University, 19/03/2010-20/03/2010.
2010 Duffy, Mel (2010) Self, Selves and Sexualities: The First International Conference in Sexuality Studies The Power to Name and Shame in Irish Health Care Dublin City University, 19/03/2010-20/03/2010.
2009 Duffy, Mel (2009) Points of exit: (Un)conventional Representations of Age, Parenting, and Sexuality Recovering the Self in the Face of Heteronormativity Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 19/03/2009-20/03/2009.
2008 Duffy, Mel (2008) School of Nursing research seminar series I am who I am but not who you are School of Nursing, DCU, 07/03/2008-07/03/2008.
2008 Duffy, Mel (2008) The 9th International Interdisciplinary Conference: Advances in Qualitative Methods Phenomenology as both an epistemological and methodological approach to the study of the lived experience of lesbian women of Irish health care Banff, Canada, 08/10/2008-11/10/2008.
2008 Duffy, Mel (2008) SALIS research seminar series 'I'm the only one': Lesbian nurses experiences of the Irish health care environment SALIS, DCU, 07/03/2008-07/03/2008.
2007 Duffy, Mel (2007) The Institute for Interpretive Phenomenology To be or not to be: Lesbian women's experience of coming out in Irish health care George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 26/06/2007-30/06/2007.
2007 Duffy, Mel (2007) Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology Life in the closet: The case of lesbian nurses School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 07/11/2007-09/11/2007.
2007 Duffy, Mel (2007) Sociological Post-Graduate Conference Occupying a different space: Lesbian women's experience of being patients in an Irish hospital setting University College Dublin, 10/11/2007-10/11/2007.
2006 Duffy, Mel (2006) Transforming Healthcare Through Research Education & Technology Initial findings of lesbian women's experience of Irish health care School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 08/11/2006-10/11/2006.
2006 Duffy, Mel (2006) 5th Annual Sociological Imaginations Postgraduate Conference Desperately Seeking alice University College Cork, 14/01/2006-14/01/2006.
2006 Duffy, Mel (2006) Beyond rhetoric: nursing & midwifery knowledge and research for a new healthcare system Diversity in Health Care: A Review of Lesbian Women's Health Care Royal College of surgeons in Ireland, 22/02/2006-24/02/2006.
2005 Duffy, Mel (2005) Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology Hear No Lesbian, Speak No Lesbian, See No Lesbian: Literature Review on Lesbian Healthcare School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 02/11/2005-04/11/2005.
2004 Duffy, Mel (2004) Families, Children and Social Policy Lesbian Healthcare Social Policy Association, 16/09/2004-17/09/2004.
2004 Matthews, Anne & Duffy, Mel (2004) The Local and the Global: Contested Terrains Contested Citisenship: The Global and Local Context of Childbirth DCU, 24/09/2004-25/09/2004.
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Booklet

Year Publication
2006 Mel Duffy (2006) Introduction to Sociology of Health and Illness. BOOKLET

Radio Presentation

Year Publication
2013 Duffy, Mel (2013) Sean O'Rourke show RTE 1. RADIO
2013 Duffy, Mel (2013) Kildare FM. RADIO
2013 Duffy, Mel (2013) Today with Pat Kenny. RADIO
2012 Duffy, Mel (2012) LMFM Louth Meath. RADIO
2012 Duffy, Mel (2012) Today with Path Kenny RTE 1. RADIO
2012 Duffy, Mel (2012) Claremorrisfm. RADIO
2012 Duffy, Mel (2012) John Murray Show RTE 1. RADIO

Other Publication

Year Publication
2022 (2022) Mapping the Lived Experiences of Intersex/Variations of Sex Characteristics in Ireland: Contextualising Lay and Professional Knowledge to Enable Development of Appropriate Law and Policy. PR [Link]
2018 (2018) The situation of younger people with disabilities living in nursing homes in Ireland - phase 1. PR
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
The International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture & Society (IASSCS) Ordinary member 20/10/2004 -
British Sociological Association (BSA) Ordinary member 01/01/2011 -
Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) Ordinary member 23/09/1987 -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science

Committees

Committee Function From / To
AGEING & SOCIETY 09/09/2014 - 09/09/2015

Employment

Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Lecturer in Sociology 20/09/2002 -
Dublin City University Lecturer in sociologu 01/09/1999 - 19/09/2002
Dublin City University Assistant Lecturer 01/09/1998 - 31/08/1999
Dublin City University Teaching Assistant 01/09/1997 - 31/08/1998

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Dublin City University Ph.D.
NUI Maynooth B.A. Sociology Philosophy
NUI Maynooth M.A. Sociology (Mode 1)

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Presentations/Talks to an external audience DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Panel - LGBTQI+ in the Workplace, What's Next?
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Cumann na Daoine Youghal Making the case for participating the LGBTQI+ Community to participate in research. this was part of the launch of the report: Seeding the County
Presentations/Talks to an external audience European commission Relationship + Sexuality Education: LGBTI inclusion in education/the challenges LGBTI learners - presentation to the ET2020 Working Group on Promoting Common Values and Inclusive Education
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Fidelity Investments Ireland A presentation on Understanding Pride: LGBT Pride, why and how it started
Presentations/Talks to an external audience LGBTI Voices in Carlow Participated in an open forum on growing up in Carlow as part of the LGBTI Voices in Carlow: Capacity Building for the LGBTI Community
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Kilkenny Pride Participated on a panel about transgender experiences in Ireland as part of Kilkenny Pride
Presentations/Talks to an external audience INMO Irish Nurses and Midwifery organisation Presentation on “Effects of gendered workplaces on lesbian and gay workers” The 1st INMO LGBT conference

Media

Title Year Type Authors
LGBTQlife: The director's cut! 2021 Radio Interviews Duffy, Mel
Irish Times Women’s Podcast 2016 Discussion on Irish cultural, educational and social history and how it has shaped women’s sex lives 2016 Podcast Duffy, Mel
Today with Pat Kenny show 2013 Radio Interviews Duffy, Mel
Kildare FM 2013 Radio Interviews Duffy, Mel
Claremorris Community Radio documentary to focus on sexuality 2012 Documentary Duffy, Mel
John Murray show 2012 Radio Interviews Duffy, Mel
Today with Pat Kenny 2012 Radio Interviews Duffy, Mel

Research Interests

Research interests include (1) Sexuality research; (2) Experiences of LGBTQI across the lifespan (3) Methodologically the use of hermeneutical phenomenology to understand everyday life experiences; (4) LGBTQI health research  and the effects of health and illness on the individual’s participation in society. Inequalities in health and (5) Issues of inclusion and diversity in society.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
INIA: Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches C0 leader DCU 30/03/2020 29/03/2024
Mapping the Lived Experience of Intersex?Variations of Sex Characteristics in Ireland: Contextualising Layand Professional Knowledge to Enable Development of Appropriate law and Policy Co-applicant 25/03/2019 25/03/2021
Research in post-primary schools on relationships and sexuality education - Tender with HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme DCU PI 14/12/2016 23/01/2018
Intersex - New Interdisciplinary Approaches DCU Co-PI 01/03/2020 29/02/2024
End of life care in private nursing homes DCU PI 01/02/2013 31/10/2013
Professional and Lay Knowledge of the lived experience of Irish nursing homes: A Study of Young People with Disabilities, their Families and the Decision Makers DCU PI 15/05/2017 31/12/2019

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Profesor Suzanne Dickerson University at Buffalo Academic
External Dr Lesley Dibley University of Greenwich Academic
External Dean Roxanne Vandermause University of Missouri Academic
External

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Introduction to Sociology of Health & Illness NS113
2022 Language, Sexuality & Culture NS5063