Dr Anne Cassidy

MA., PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
Child & Family Research Centre
NUI Galway

E: ANNE.CASSIDY@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Anne Cassidy is a postdoctoral researcher working on the Mainstreaming and Development Programme with particular responsibility for the Meitheal and Child and Family Networks Evaluation. She is also part of the Centre’s UNESCO Youth Research Group. She is an experienced researcher with interests in a range of subjects including rural youth sociology, gender, community development and transitions to adulthood.Prior to her current post she held a postdoctoral research position in a joint Teagasc-NUIG project on increasing women’s participation in agriculture. She has also worked across various adult education programmes in NUI Galway.She has a BA in History and Sociology and Politics, an MA in Community Development and a PhD in Child and Youth Research (all from NUI Galway).

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'The farm as an educative tool in the development of place attachments among Irish farm youth'
Cassidy, A. (2017) 'The farm as an educative tool in the development of place attachments among Irish farm youth'. Discourse – Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, [Details]
(2016) 'Interfacing informal and formal help systems: Historical pathways to the Meitheal model'
Cassidy, A., Devaney, C., McGregor, C. and Landy, F. (2016) 'Interfacing informal and formal help systems: Historical pathways to the Meitheal model'. Administration, 64 (2):137-155 [Details]
(2015) 'Farm, place and identity construction among Irish farm youth who migrate'
Cassidy, A. and McGrath, B. (2015) 'Farm, place and identity construction among Irish farm youth who migrate'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 37 :20-28 [Details]
(2014) 'The Relationship between ‘Non-successor’ Farm Offspring and the Continuity of the Irish Family Farm’'
Cassidy, A. and McGrath, B. (2014) 'The Relationship between ‘Non-successor’ Farm Offspring and the Continuity of the Irish Family Farm’'. Sociologia Ruralis, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'The Agency Paradox: The Impact of Gendered Frameworks on Irish Farm Youth'
Cassidy, A. (2017) 'The Agency Paradox: The Impact of Gendered Frameworks on Irish Farm Youth' In: Gender and rural globalisation: International perspectives on gender and rural development. Toronto: CAB International. [Details]
(2016) 'I like it I just don’t know what to do with it’: the student-successor in Irish family farming'
Cassidy, A. (2016) 'I like it I just don’t know what to do with it’: the student-successor in Irish family farming' In: The Irish Family Farm. Dubin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Interim Report on the Meitheal Process and Outcomes Study.
Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A. and Devaney, C. (2017) Interim Report on the Meitheal Process and Outcomes Study. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2016) Joint Ventures to Enhance the Demographic Profile and Sustainability of Irish Agriculture (Join-to-Farm), End of Project Report.
Cush, P., Macken-Walsh, A. Byrne, A. Cassidy, A., Heanue, K., Hooks, T., McCarthy, O., Meredith, D., Moroney, A., Rush, P. and Ward, M. (2016) Joint Ventures to Enhance the Demographic Profile and Sustainability of Irish Agriculture (Join-to-Farm), End of Project Report. Teagasc, Dublin. [Details]
(2016) Early Implementation of Meitheal and the Child and Family Support Networks: Lessons from the field.
Cassidy, A., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) Early Implementation of Meitheal and the Child and Family Support Networks: Lessons from the field. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Big Brother Big Sister Mobilising Peer Support in Schools: An Evaluation of the BBBS school mentoring programme.
Brady B., Canavan, C., Cassidy, A., Garrity, S. and O' Regan, C. (2012) Big Brother Big Sister Mobilising Peer Support in Schools: An Evaluation of the BBBS school mentoring programme. The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Investing in Children Conference IV,
Cassidy, A., Devaney, C., and McGregor, C. (2016) The Meitheal early implementation model: Key strengths and challenges to its implementation. [Oral Presentation], Investing in Children Conference IV, Lodz, Poland , 19-OCT-16 - 21-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) World Rural Sociology Conference,
Cassidy, A. (2016) ‘I like it I just don’t know what to do with it’: the student-successor in Irish family farming. [Oral Presentation], World Rural Sociology Conference, Toronto, Canada , 09-AUG-16 - 12-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) World Rural Sociology Conference,
Cassidy, A. (2016) ‘I’m proud to be a culchie’, migrated Irish farm youths’ conceptualisation and construction of the rural. [Oral Presentation], World Rural Sociology Conference, Toronto, Canada , 09-AUG-16 - 12-AUG-16. [Details]
(2015) 'Blood in the Soil',
Anne Cassidy (2015) Invited speaker to a symposium on belonging in the farming community. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'Blood in the Soil', Belfast , 21-JAN-15 - 21-JAN-15. [Details]
(2015) Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference,
Caroline McGregor, Anne Cassidy, Fergal Landy (2015) Biennial Child Protection Conference. [Oral Presentation], Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, Cork , 22-OCT-15 - 23-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference: Building Family Support Systems,
Caroline McGregor, Anne Cassidy, Fergal Landy (2015) Conference on Family Support Systems. [Oral Presentation], UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference: Building Family Support Systems, Galway , 11-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference,
Anne Cassidy (2015) Shades of Belonging: An Analytical Framework on Dimensions of Belonging among Irish farm offspring. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference, Exeter , 02-SEP-15 - 02-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) European Rural Sociology Conference,
Anne Cassidy (2015) Presented two papers. [Oral Presentation], European Rural Sociology Conference, Aberdeen , 26-AUG-15 - 28-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015) Unity in Praxis,
Caroline McGregor, Anne Cassidy, Fergal Landy (2015) Interface between Formal and Informal Support Systems. [Conference Paper], Unity in Praxis, Regency Airport Hotel, Dublin , 09-NOV-15 - 10-NOV-15. [Details]
(2014) National Women in Family Farming Conference,
Cassidy, A. (2014) Attitudes to Succession and Attachment to the land among Non-Successors. [Keynote Address], National Women in Family Farming Conference, Trim, Co. Meath , 15-OCT-14 - 15-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) Teagasc Family Farming Conference,
Cassidy, A. (2014) It’s a pothole on the road but the road goes on’: narratives of succession and attachment to the land among migrated farm youth’. [Keynote Address], Teagasc Family Farming Conference, Dublin , 05-JUN-14 - 05-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) European Rural History Conference,
Cassidy, A. (2013) It’s not a big part of me but I know it’s where I come from’: Farm youth and their changing relationship with the countryside’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Rural History Conference, Bern, Switzerland , 15-AUG-13 - 16-AUG-13. [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Society of Rural Sociology Study of Rural Sociology /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Social Sciences Research Committee Member 01-MAY-15 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Tutor 01-SEP-11 / 01-SEP-14
NUI Galway Acting Coordinator Diploma in Community Development 04-JAN-14 / 30-JUL-14
NUI Galway Postdoctoral Researcher 02-MAR-15 /
English Language Academy South Korea TEFL Teacher 01-SEP-01 / 01-APR-07
NUI Galway Postdoctoral Researcher 01-OCT-14 / 28-FEB-15

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2001 NUI Galway Bachelor of Arts Sociological and Political Studies and History
2014 NUI Galway PhD Child and Youth Research
2009 NUI Galway MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Community Development