Dr. Felicity Daly

Dr. Felicity Daly is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences in the 21st Century working on the Carolan Research Trust funded CARE-VISION project. Working under the direction of Dr. Claire Edwards and in collaboration with Dr Cliona Loughnane along with Dr Carol Kelleher and Dr Jacqui O’Riordan, the CARE-VISION project will advance theoretical and practical understandings of the feminist ethics of care to re-imagine care in Ireland in response to and beyond the COVID 19 pandemic.

Prior to joining UCC Felicity served as the only full-time member of a multi-university team led by Dr. Corinne Lennox at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London for the Strong in Diversity, Bold on Inclusion consortia funded by the UK government. Felicity co-created a mixed-methods agenda to evidence development interventions designed to improve socio-economic inclusion among sexual and gender minority populations in five sub-Saharan African cities and led the development of a quantitative survey to assess individual well-being.

Felicity holds a Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her doctoral thesis examined the participation of health policy stakeholders, particularly civil society actors concerned with the sexual health of women who have sex with women, in the development of South Africa’s National Strategic Plans on HIV/AIDS. She conducted her thesis as a Research Associate in the Gender Equality and HIV Prevention Programme of the Health Economics and HIV Research Division at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.  

In addition to her work as a researcher Felicity has over two decades professional experience in the fields of global health and social development. Felicity began her career in US not for profits and private philanthropies and has served in senior management positions in the UK voluntary sector including as an Executive Director and a Trustee. She has worked extensively as an independent consultant providing policy analysis, programme evaluation and technical advice to UN agencies and non-governmental organisations.

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