Marie Flynn


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Marie Flynn is a lecturer in Sociology at the DCU Institute of Education. She is a member of the School of Human Development, and teaches on a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Marie’s main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of: families and education; multiple intelligences; children’s rights and privacy in schools; and the sociology of childhood. Her research interests and publications are mainly in: diversity and education; parental involvement and schooling; homework; children’s rights and privacy; Traveller education; and school placement. Marie is currently the Research Convener for the School of Human Development at DCU.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Fitzmaurice, H., Flynn, M., Hanafin, J. (2021) 'Parental involvement in homework: A qualitative Bourdieusian study of class, privilege, and social reproduction'. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (PRINT), 30 (4). [DOI]
2020 Fitzmaurice, H.,;Flynn, M.;Hanafin, J. (2020) 'Primary teachers’ homework practices: Identity, expectations, policies, and cultural values'. Issues in Educational Research, .
2019 Fitzmaurice, H;Flynn, M;Hanafin, J (2019) 'Positive dispositions and close alignment: Using Bourdieusian concepts to understand parents' and teachers' perceptions of homework'. Education 3-13, . [DOI]
2019 Moore J.;Flynn M.;Morgan M. (2019) 'Social Ecological Resilience and Mental Wellbeing of Irish Emigrant Survivors of Clerical Institutional Childhood Abuse'. Child Abuse Review, . [DOI]
2018 Anne Boyle, Marie Flynn & Joan Hanafin (2018) 'Optimism despite disappointment: Irish traveller parents’ reports of their own school experiences and their views on education'. International Journal of Inclusive Education, . [DOI]
2010 Hanafin, J;O'Donoghue, T;Flynn, M;Shevlin, M (2010) 'The primary school's invasion of the privacy of the child: unmasking the potential of some current practices'. Educational Studies, 36 :143-152. [DOI]
2002 Hanafin, J., Shevlin, M., & Flynn, M. (2002) 'Responding to student diversity: Lessons from the margins'. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 10 (3):409-9-423. [DOI]
1998 Flynn, M. (1998) 'A study of gender differentiation in primary school playgrounds'. Irish Educational Studies, 17 (1):148-8-160. [DOI]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Fitzmaurice, H.,;Flynn, M.,;Hanafin, J., (2021) 'A systematic review of literature on homework: Challenges and proposals for educational policy makers in Ireland' Irish Teachers' Journal, 9 (1) .

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2000 Marie Flynn (2000) American Educational Research Association Annual Conference Power and Politics: Continuity and Change in Irish Educational Reform New Orleans, USA, .

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2018 Boyle, A., Flynn, M. & Hanafin, J. (2018) 'From Absorption to Inclusion: The Evolution of Irish State Policy on Travellers' In: Social Capital and Enterprise in the Modern State. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.
2007 O' Brien, Maeve & Flynn, Marie (2007) 'Emotions, inequalities and care in education' In: Beyond Educational Disadvantage. Dublin : IPA.
2001 Lodge, Anne, and Flynn, Marie (2001) 'Gender in the Primary School Playground' In: Children in Irish Society. Dublin : IPA.
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Committee Function From / To
DCU Faculty Research Committee 01/04/2021 -
DCU Faculty Research Applications Panel 01/04/2021 -


Journal Role
International Journal of Bullying Prevention Reviewer
Child Abuse Review Reviewer
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Towards a Sociological Analysis of Homework: The Classed, Gendered, and Raced Nature of Primary-School Pupils' Perspectives on Homework (Helen Fitzmaurice) DCU PI 01/09/2021 31/08/2023

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Collins ,Heidi Doctor of Education Supervisor
Lambe ,Sinéad PhD Supervisor
Titley ,Aoife Doctor of Education Supervisor
Fitzmaurice ,Helen PhD Supervisor

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 HD320
2022 HD220
2022 ED2025
2022 ED8008
2021 HD317
2021 HD316