Dr Margaret Scanlon (Research Co-Ordinator)
Dr. Margaret Scanlon took up the post of ISS21 Research Coordinator in October 2017. Previously she was a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Applied Social Studies & ISS21 (2008-2017), where she carried out research on several areas of social policy including: youth work and youth policy in contemporaty Ireland; the origins and representation of the child abuse enquiries; and increasing access to higher educantion for young people from lower socio-economic groups. Margaret has authored/co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed journals and four books, including Dark Secrets of Childhood: media power, child abuse and public scandals (Powell and Scanlon, 2015). She currently teaches (p/t) on the Bachelor of Social Science programme in the School of Applied Social Studies. Margaret undertook her PhD at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she also worked from 1998-2003. Her research interests lie in the areas of education, childhood/youth and the media.
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Peer reviewed journals
|2020||Scanlon, M., Leahy, P., Jenkinson, H. & Powell, F. (2020) “‘My biggest fear was whether or not I would make friends”: working-class students’ reflections on their transition to university in Ireland’, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 44 (6): 753-765.|
|2019||Scanlon, M., Jenkinson, H., Leahy, P., Powell, F. and Byrne, O. (2019) “‘How are we going to do it?” An exploration of the barriers to access to higher education amongst young people from disadvantaged communities’, Irish Educational Studies, 38 (3): 343-357.|
|2019||Scanlon, M., Powell, F., Leahy, P., Jenkinson, H. and Byrne, O. (2019) “‘No one in our family ever went to college”: Parents’ orientations towards their children’s post-secondary education and future occupations’, International Journal of Educational Research, 93: 13-22.|
|2019||Jenkinson, H., Leahy, P., Scanlon, M., Powell, F. and Byrne, O. (2019) ‘The value of groupwork knowledge and skills in focus group research: a focus group approach with marginalized teens regarding access to third-level education’, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18: 1-11.|
|2018||Martin, S., Horgan, D., Scanlon, M., Eldin, N. and O’Donnell, A. (2018) ‘Including the voices of children and young people in health policy development: An Irish perspective’, Health Education Journal, 77(7): 791-802.|
|2012||Powell, F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K. (2012) ‘The Irish charity myth, child abuse and human rights: contextualising the Ryan Report into care institutions’, British Journal of Social Work, 43: 7–23.|
|2011||Scanlon, M., Powell, F., Geoghegan, M. and Swirak, K. (2011) ‘Targeted youth work in contemporary Ireland’ Youth Studies Ireland, 6(1): 3-17.|
|2011||Scanlon, M. (2011) ‘History beyond the academy: humor and horror in children’s history books’, New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 16(2): 69-91.|
|2005||Buckingham, D. and Scanlon, M. (2005) ‘Selling learning: towards a political economy of edutainment media’ Media, Culture and Society, 27(1): 41-58.|
|2005||Scanlon, M. and Buckingham, D. (2005) 'Motivating Maths? Digital games and mathematical learning' Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 14 (1): 127-139.|
|2004||Scanlon, M. and Buckingham, D. (2004) ‘Home learning and the educational marketplace’ Oxford Review of Education, 30(2): 287-303.|
|2004||Buckingham, D. and Scanlon, M. (2004) 'Connecting the family? Educational web sites and learning in the home' Education, Communication and Information, 4 (2-3): 271-291.|
|2003||Scanlon, M. and Buckingham, D. (2003) ‘Debating the Digital Curriculum: intersections of the public and the private in educational and cultural policy’, London Review of Education, 1 (3): 191-205.|
|2003||Scanlon, M. and Buckingham, D. (2003) ‘Deconstructing dinosaurs: imagery, fact and fiction in information books for children’, Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, 41(1):14-20.|
|2002||Scanlon, M. and Buckingham, D. (2002) 'Popular Histories: ‘education’ and ‘entertainment’ in information books for children', The Curriculum Journal, 13 (3):141-161.|
|2001||Buckingham, D. and Scanlon, M. (2001) 'Parental Pedagogies: an analysis of British 'edutainment' magazines for young children', Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1 (3): 281-299.|
|2015||Powell, F. and Scanlon, M. (2015) Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals. Bristol: Policy Press.|
|2013||Halton, C., Powell, F. and Scanlon, M. (2013) Continuing Professional Development in Social Work. Bristol: Policy Press.|
|2012||Powell, F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K. (2012) Youth Policy, Civil Society and the Modern Irish State. Manchester: Manchester University Press.|
|2003||Buckingham, D. and Scanlon, M. (2003) Education, Entertainment and Learning in the Home. Buckingham: Open University Press.|
Powell, F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K. (2012) 'Child Outcasts: the Ryan Report into industrial and reformatory schools' in: D. Lynch and K. Burns (eds) Children's Rights and Child Protection. Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 15-28.
Buckingham, D. and Scanlon, M. (2006) ‘Interactivity and pedagogy in 'edutainment' software’ in D. Gibbs and K. Krause (eds.) Cyberlines 2.0: Languages and Cultures of the Internet. James Nicholas, Victoria; Australia, p.199-218.
Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M. and Sefton-Green, J. (2001) ‘Selling the digital dream: marketing educational technology to teachers and parents’ in Loveless, A. and Ellis, V. (eds) ICT, Pedagogy and the Curriculum. London: Routledge, p.20-40.
Scanlon, M. (2000) ‘Introduction to Social Research Methods’ in Wilkinson, D. (ed.) The Researcher’s Toolkit: the complete guide to practitioner research. London: Routledge, p.1-12.
|2020||Powell, F., Scanlon, M., Leahy, P. and Jenkinson, H. (2020) Widening Participation in Irish Higher Education. Cork: University College Cork.|
|2018||Powell, F., Scanlon, M. and Galvin, M. (2018) Making a difference: A research report on student volunteering in UCC. Cork: University College Cork.|
|2016||Martin, S., Horgan, D. and Scanlon, M. (2016) Healthy Lifestyles: a consultation with children and young people. Dublin: Government Publications.|
|2010||Powell, F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M., Swirak, K. (2010) Working with young people: a national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland. Cork: ISS21|
|1999||Scanlon, M. (1999) The Impact of OFSTED Inspections. Slough: National Foundation for Educational Research.|
|1999||Scanlon, M., Earley, P. and Evans, J. (1999) Improving the Effectiveness of School Governing Bodies. London: Department for Education and Employment.|
|2011||Scanlon, M. (2011) ‘“The past is a foreign country”: humour and horror in Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series’, Inis: the Children’s Books Magazine, Summer edition, p.5-10|
|2001||Scanlon, M. (2001) 'The impact of OFSTED inspections: the experience of special measures schools', National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) Topic, no.25|