Dr Ciara Boylan

BA., MLIS., PhD

 
researcher

Biography

Ciara is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre on the Youth Empathy & Social Values (YES) project (http://www.childandfamilyresearch.ie/cfrc/empathy/). Her work on  project focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL), including the development, evaluation and implementation of programme interventions in secondary schools and the development of whole school approaches to SEL both in Ireland and internationally. She is the lead developer of the Activating Social Empathy programme which is currently being piloted in schools in Ireland and the United States. She also assists in coordinating the Centre's Youth as Researcher programme, which delivers research skills and workshops to groups of young people to enable them to conduct their own research.

Ciara holds a DPhil (Phd) and MSt in history from the University of Oxford and a first class BA in history and philosophy from NUI Galway. 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) where she undertook research on educational texts for children. Prior to this she worked in teacher education with Hibernia College from 2007 to 2014, where she taught courses including history of education and philosophy of education. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from University College Dublin and worked in a number of libraries including the Royal Irish Academy Library and the National Library of Ireland.














Research Interests

History of education
Philosophy of education 
Educational policy 
Social and emotional Learning
History of children and childhood
Constructions of children and childhood
Publishing for children
19th and 20th century Irish history 



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

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Introduction'
Boylan, Ciara & Gallagher, Ciara (2018) 'Introduction' In: Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(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
(2018) Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940.
Boylan, Ciara & Gallagher, Ciara (Ed.). (2018) 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]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Archbishop Richard Whately and the Secular Gospel of Political Economy'
Boylan, Ciara (2009) 'Archbishop Richard Whately and the Secular Gospel of Political Economy' New Voices in Irish Studies, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) International Research Centre for Children’s Literature Congress: Creating Childhoods,
Boylan, Ciara (2015) 'Every Irish girl should be anxious to learn this useful art’: girlhood and womanhood in educational texts for the poor. [Conference Paper], International Research Centre for Children’s Literature Congress: Creating Childhoods, University of Worcester, U.K , 08-AUG-15 - 12-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015) Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature: Constructing Childhoods and Texts for Children,
Boylan, Ciara (2015) “Hast thou Children? - Instruct them”: Constructions of Irish childhood in the improvement literature of Abigail Roberts (1748 – 1823). [Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature: Constructing Childhoods and Texts for Children, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire , 10-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) National Collection of Children’s Books Symposium,
Boylan, Ciara (2015) 'The design of the following...’: Exploring Objectives and Agendas in Educational Texts. [Conference Paper], National Collection of Children’s Books Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin , 16-APR-15 - 16-APR-15. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2005) Review of Robin Haines, Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2005).
Boylan, Ciara (2005) Review of Robin Haines, Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2005). Book Review [Details]
(2006) Review of Terence McDonough (ed.) Was Ireland a Colony? Economics, Politics and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2005).
Boylan, Ciara (2006) Review of Terence McDonough (ed.) Was Ireland a Colony? Economics, Politics and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2005). Book Review [Details]
(2007) Review of Richard English, Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (London: Macmillan, 2006).
Boylan, Ciara (2007) Review of Richard English, Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (London: Macmillan, 2006). Book Review [Details]
(2010) Review of Peter Gray, The Making of the Irish Poor Law 1815-43 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).
Boylan, Ciara (2010) Review of Peter Gray, The Making of the Irish Poor Law 1815-43 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). Book Review [Details]
(2012) Review of R. F. Foster, Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Boylan, Ciara (2012) Review of R. F. Foster, Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Book Review [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
(2018) Activating Social Empathy: Transition Year Teacher’s Manual.
Boylan, Ciara, Dolan, Pat & Brennan, Mark (2018) Activating Social Empathy: Transition Year Teacher’s Manual. Galway: Manual [Details]
(2018) Activating Social Empathy: Junior Cycle Teacher’s Manual.
Boylan, Ciara, Dolan, Pat & Brennan, Mark (2018) Activating Social Empathy: Junior Cycle Teacher’s Manual. Galway: Manual [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Restorative Practice and the Garda Youth Diversion Projects: A Literature Review for the Irish Youth Justice Service.
Boylan, Ciara (2017) Restorative Practice and the Garda Youth Diversion Projects: A Literature Review for the Irish Youth Justice Service. Non Published Reports [Details]