Dr. Carmel Devaney
Carmel is a Lecturer and Course Director of the Master Degree in Family Support Studies in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway. Carmel is lead researcher on a number of practice based projects for the HSE and has designed and delivered a number of Family Support training initiatives for managers and practitioners. Carmel has also worked for many years in children and family services as both a practitioner and manager. Carmel’s recent publications and conference presentations are in the area of Family Support, child welfare and protection, and wellbeing.
Carmel holds a BA in Social Studies (DIT) and MA in Family Support Studies (NUI Galway). She was awarded a Ph.D. in July 2011.
Ph.D. awarded, 15th July 2011
Thesis title: Family Support as an Approach to Working with Children and Families in Ireland: An Explorative Study of Past and Present Perspectives Among Pioneers and Practitioners.
Devaney, C. (2011) Family Support as an Approach to Working with Children and Families. An Explorative Study of Past and Present Perspectives among Pioneers and Practitioners. Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Lyons, R., Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Eaton, P. (2013) ‘Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged,’ Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1(1). Available online at: http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/jets/article/view/107/70
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. & O’Brien, A. (2013) ‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance,’ Journal of MultiDisciplinary Education (In Press).
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. & O’Brien, A. (2013) ‘The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading,’ The Journal of Research in Reading (In Press).
Devaney, C. and Kearns, N. (2010) (eds.) Family Support Services. Administration, Vol. 58, No. 2.
Devaney, C. and Kearns, N. (2010) Family Support Now: Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges. Administration, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 1-14.
Devaney, C. and Smith, M. (2010) Family Support and Child Protection: Natural Bedfellows. Practice, Vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 103-114.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B. and O’Regan, C. (2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2010) Youth Café Toolkit. How to Set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Devaney, C. Kearns, N. (2008) The Development of a Report on the Evaluability of Youngballymun, in collaboration with Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College: Dublin.
Devaney, C. (2013) Longitudinal Study of Children who leave Care (SCOPING STUDY UNDERTAKEN AS PART OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR RESEARCH AND DATA ON CHILDREN’S LIVES, 2011-2016). Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Devaney, C. (2012) Building Protective Factors & Resilience in Families. National Conference on 'Families Matters: The Impact of Substance Misuse on Families', Western Region Drugs Task Force, Galway, November 2012.
Kearns, N. and Devaney, C. (2011) An Exploratory Study of Volunteering Among Older Adults on an Intergenerational Reading Programme. International Conference on Assets for Health and Wellbeing across the life course. British Library Conference Centre, London, 26th-27th September 2011.
Devaney, C. (2011) A Family Support Approach to Protecting Children: Current Issues and Perspectives. International Conference on Family Support, NUI Galway, June, 2011.
Devaney, C. (2010) Family Support to Realise Children and Family’s Strengths, presented at The 6th Australian Family & Community Strengths Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, December 2010.
Devaney, C. (2009) Blue Line on the Horizon; Family Support in Ireland, Britain and the USA, (Plenary session), American Conference for Irish Studies, NUI, Galway, June 2009.