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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Political Science & Sociology
Dr CLIONA ROONEY
In 2010 Clíona was awarded funding from the School of Architecture Planning and Civil Engineering (SPACE) to undertake PhD research at Queen's University Belfast. Her PhD research entitled Blind Spot: An investigation into Lifetime Home Standards and Visual Impairment, explored how age related housing could become more inclusive of visually impaired people. During this time, she was seconded to INNOVA in Rome as part of a Marie Curie IAAP project on aging and technology.
Since her PhD, Clíona was employed as a post-doctoral researcher at Maynooth University. In this role, she worked on the IRC funded Enabling Resilience project. This project examined the experiences and resilience practices of low-income families receiving Family Income Supplement (FIS) and other in-work supports using a mixed-method biographical approach. She is currently carrying out research on another IRC funded project to consider the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal study on children in care or leaving care within the Irish context.
Children in care
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)|| 'The (in)adequacy of In-Work Benefits in Irish Lone Parent Labour Market Activation Policy'
Millar, M, Gray, J, Rooney, C, Crosse R (2018) 'The (in)adequacy of In-Work Benefits in Irish Lone Parent Labour Market Activation Policy'. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Living Independently: Exploring the Experiences of Visually Impaired People Living in Age-Related and Lifetime Housing Through Qualitative Synthesis'
Rooney, C; Hadjri, K; Faith, V; Rooney, M; McAllister, K; Craig, C. (2018) 'Living Independently: Exploring the Experiences of Visually Impaired People Living in Age-Related and Lifetime Housing Through Qualitative Synthesis'. HERD, 11 (12):56-71 [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Experiencing visual impairment in a lifetime home: an interpretative phenomenological inquiry'
Rooney, C; Hadjri, K; McAllister, K; Rooney, M; Faith, V; Craig, C. (2018) 'Experiencing visual impairment in a lifetime home: an interpretative phenomenological inquiry'. Journal Of Housing And The Built Environment, 33 (1):45-67 [DOI] [Details]
|(2016)|| 'Meeting the Needs of Visually Impaired People Living in Lifetime Homes'
Rooney, C; Hadjri, K; Rooney, M; Faith, V; McAllister, K; Craig, C (2016) 'Meeting the Needs of Visually Impaired People Living in Lifetime Homes'. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 30 :123-140 [DOI] [Details]
|(2015)|| 'Housing Choices and Care Home Design for People With Dementia'
Hadjri, K; Rooney, C; Faith, V (2015) 'Housing Choices and Care Home Design for People With Dementia'. Herd-Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 8 :80-95 [DOI] [Details]
|(2015)|| 'Finding a way: long-term care homes to support dementia'
Faith, V; Hadjri, K; Rooney, C; Craig, C; McAllister, K. (2015) 'Finding a way: long-term care homes to support dementia'. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 168 (DP4):204-217 [DOI] [Details]
|(2013)|| 'Assessing Lifetime Homes Standards and Part M Building Regulations for Housing Design in the UK'
Rooney, C; Hadjri, K; Craig, C (2013) 'Assessing Lifetime Homes Standards and Part M Building Regulations for Housing Design in the UK'. The Design Journal, 16 (1):29-50 [DOI] [Details]
|(2017)|| 5th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference
Rooney, C.; Gray, J. (2017) The lived experience of family Income Supplement (FIS) recipients 5th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference [Details]
|(2018)|| The Feasibility Of Conducting A Longitudinal Study On Children In Care Or Children Leaving Care Within The Irish Context.
Devaney, C. and Rooney, C. (2018) The Feasibility Of Conducting A Longitudinal Study On Children In Care Or Children Leaving Care Within The Irish Context. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUIG, Galway. [Details]
|(2018)|| Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys II,
Rooney, C and Devaney, C. (2018) Longitudinal research of children in care or leaving care. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys II, University of Essex , 25-JUL-18 - 27-JUL-18. [Details]
|2007||Queen's University Belfast||HONOURS BACHELOR DEGREE (LEVEL 8)||Architecture|
|2017||National University of Ireland Galway||Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education||Education|
|2010||Queen's University Belfast||HONOURS BACHELOR DEGREE (LEVEL 8)||Architecture|
|2014||Queen's University Belfast||PhD||Architecture|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2017-2018||Methods For Social And Political Science||1617-SP220|
|2017-2018||Public and Social Policy in Ireland||1617-SP109|
|2017-2018||Connecting Research, Policy & Practice in Children's Services||1617-CSS300|
|2017-2018||Family Support Practice Seminars||1718-SP575|
|2017-2018||Working with Specific Populations||1718-SP530|