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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