Ms Lorraine Tansey

B.A (Hons), LLB (Hons)

 
researcher
 

Biography

Lorraine Tansey is the Student Volunteer Coordinator of the Community Knowledge Initiative at the Institute for Lifecouse and Society. Lorraine has a Masters in Education from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a specialty in the Internationalisation of Higher Education. Lorraine earned her BA in Legal Science and Sociological & Political Studies, and LLB from NUI Galway. As the coordinator of NUI Galway's student volunteering programme, ALIVE, Lorraine has developed a number of resources to support student volunteers.

Lorraine's current areas of interest include nonformal learning, student engagement, citizenship development and the role of third level institutions in active citizenship. Lorraine has sat on Boards and supported the Galway Volunteer Centre, the Professional Association of Volunteer Managers Ireland, Volunteering Ireland, and the national steering group for the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'From homework club to social justice: Critical reflections on student volunteering through the examination of a school–university partnership'
Tansey, Lorraine; Gallo, Maria (2018) 'From homework club to social justice: Critical reflections on student volunteering through the examination of a school–university partnership'. Research for All, 2 (1):76-92 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Educating engaged citizens: four projects from Ireland'
O'Flaherty,J; Liddy, M; Tansey, L; Roche, C. (2011) 'Educating engaged citizens: four projects from Ireland'. Journal Education And Training, 53 (4):267-283 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Student Engagement Through Volunteering'
McIlrath, L,Tansey, L,Dunne, E,Owen, D (2013) 'Student Engagement Through Volunteering' In: The Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education. UK: Emerald. [Details]
(2012) 'Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study'
Tansey, L,McIlrath, L,Lyons, A,Munck, R (2012) 'Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study' In: Higher Education and Civic Engagement - Comparative Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]