Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century
Visiting ISS21 Scholar Dr Nollaig Frost
ISS21 is very pleased to welcome Dr Nollaig Frost as Visiting Scholar at the Institute during Autumn 2013.
Nollaig is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University, UK where she teaches Qualitative Research Methods, Lifespan Development Psychology and Counselling Skills and Theory. Her research interests are underpinned by her exploration of the use and application of pluralistic approaches to qualitative and mixed methods research. She has led the Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) team since 2006 and edited a key book written with the team on this topic (Frost, N.A., (2011). Qualitative Research in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press). Her research centres on motherhood, particularly second-time motherhood, research methodology, mental illness and migration. She explores and uses pluralistic qualitative research, and feminist and mixed methods approaches to gain further understanding of issues such as the transition to second-time motherhood, changes in relationships following second-time motherhood, and parenting with mental illness. With the recent development of her research into issues of migration from Ireland to the UK Nollaig will be working with UCC colleagues to plan and extend a number of new and existing projects that bring her research foci into this arena.