Dr Joan O'Mahony


Name: Dr Joan O'Mahony

Contact: omahonyjoanm@eircom.net          

Role: Tutor, Lecturer, PhD Student

Academic Unit: Sociology, Applied Social Studies

Joan O’Mahony is completing her PhD in Applied Social Studies and has gained a MA of Social Science and Sociology. She has a BA in Community & Family Studies, Dip in Local Government and certificates in Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge.

Thematic Expertise

Gender, Equality, Family, Family & the Law, Community, Conflict, Migration, Human Rights, Education

Geographical Expertise


Relevant Projects

Completing a PhD in Applied Social Studies: Women Choosing to be Childless in Ireland, one of the first studies of its kind in the Irish context.  It explores conceptual issues of embeddedness, individualization, reflexivity, stigma, & spoiled identity, & focuses explicitly on women & women's issues around fertility.



Centre for Global Development