Keelin Barry

Name: Keelin Barry


 PhD Research Topic: Child and adult asylum seekers experiences of disability living in the Direct Provision system in Ireland, the CRPD and the EU Recast Reception Conditions Directive.

 Supervisor: Professor Siobhán Mullally and Dr Maeve O’ Rourke

 Academic Background: 

PhD Candidate, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway (2019- 2023).

 LLM international Human Rights Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University College Galway (2018).

 Master’s in Public Health University College Cork (2011).

 BSc (Hons) International Development and Food Policy University College Cork (2010).


  • Research Interests: Refugee Law, Migration Law, Disability Law, Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, Public and Global Health, International Development, Direct Provision, Palestine, Gender, Humanitarian Action and Disability, Equality & Anti-Racism, Indigenous and Minority Rights, Irish Community Development, Housing Rights and Public Policy.
  • Relevant Experience: Human rights research, advocacy, and community development in Ireland and overseas.
  •  Scholarships and Awards: Irish Research Council Scholarship (2019- 2023).
  •  Publications: What’s food got to do with it? The food experience of asylum seekers living in Direct Provision centres in Cork, Ireland”. Nasc, (2014).