Dr Ciara Boylan

BA., MLIS., PhD

 
researcher

Biography

Ciara is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre where she works on the Youth Empathy & Social Values (YES) project. She holds a BA (2002) in history and philosophy from NUI Galway and a M.St. (2003) and PhD (2008) in modern history from the University of Oxford. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Studies (2010) from University College Dublin. She was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin on the National Collection of Children's Books project during 2014 and 2015 (https://nccb.tcd.ie/about), and worked in teacher education with Hibernia College from 2007 to 2014.










Research Interests

Ciara's  work on the YES project is focused on the theory and practice of empathy education, including the development and evaluation of programme interventions. Her research interests include the history and philosophy of education, the history of children and childhood, and educational policy.  

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Factors influencing the development of empathy and pro-social behaviour among adolescents: A systematic review'
Silke, C., Brady, B., Boylan, C. & Dolan, P. (2018) 'Factors influencing the development of empathy and pro-social behaviour among adolescents: A systematic review'. Children And Youth Services Review, [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2018) The life and career of Archbishop Richard Whately: Ireland, religion and reform.
Ciara Boylan (2018) The life and career of Archbishop Richard Whately: Ireland, religion and reform. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'The Great Famine in Irish History Textbooks, 1900–1971'
Boylan, Ciara (2017) 'The Great Famine in Irish History Textbooks, 1900–1971' In: Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2016) 'Famine'
Boylan, Ciara (2016) 'Famine' In: Princeton History of Modern Ireland. Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Details]
(2015) 'Civilising a Nation: Reflections on Elementary Education in Nineteenth-Century Ireland'
Boylan, Ciara & Boylan, Thomas (2015) 'Civilising a Nation: Reflections on Elementary Education in Nineteenth-Century Ireland' In: Culture and Society in Ireland since 1750: Essays in Honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Victorian Ideologies of Improvement: Sir Charles Trevelyan in India and Ireland'
Boylan, Ciara (2006) 'Victorian Ideologies of Improvement: Sir Charles Trevelyan in India and Ireland' In: Ireland-India: Colonies, Culture and Empire. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2019) Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940.
Boylan, Ciara & Gallagher, Ciara (Ed.). (2019) Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2017) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution.
Boylan, Ciara, Buckley, Sarah-Anne & Dolan, Pat (Ed.). (2017) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]