Research Associates

International Research Fellows

Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
(814) 863-0387

Prof. Mark Brennan works with the CFRC in the area of community development and on the CFRC’s Mol on Oige Boystown research. He visited the CFRC from May 14th to June 20th 2008.

Associate Professor and Deputy Dean

Professor Robert Chaskin advises the CFRC’s UNESCO programme in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement. He visited the CFRC in July 2008.

Professor Robert J. Chaskin

Prof. Daniel Russell joined the Child and Family Research Centre as a Visiting Fellow from January to March 2010. During this time, he led the statistical analysis of data from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Randomised Control Trial evaluation and also provided support to the research team working on the Barnardos Wizard of Words evaluation around issues of design and analysis.

Professor Daniel W. Russell
Vice President for Innovation and Performance
+353 (0)91 49 2355

Professor Curtin is involved in the CFRC in two major research studies undertaken for Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative.

Professor Chris Curtin
Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
+353 (0) 91 49 5059

Caroline works closely with colleagues in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre on the cross-institutional PhD programme in Child & Youth Research, in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin.

+353 87 6468545

Dr. Celia Keenaghan is a sociologist with over 20 years experience of research in the area of community engagement, particularly in relation to children and families.

Dr. Celia Keenaghan
+353 (0)91 493405

Brian McGrath currently works with the CFRC in the area of intergenerational research and a study of volunteer-led youth work at Foróige.

Professor of Political Science and Sociology–Social Work
+353 (0)91 492027

Caroline McGregor (formerly known as Caroline Skehill) is Professor of Political Science and Sociology-Social Work. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. She began employment in the University in August 2012. Prior to coming to NUI Galway, she was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

Senior Lecturer
+353 (0)91 493634

Dr. Michelle Millar has extensive expertise in funded social policy research and analysis. She is a Senior Lecturer in Public and Social Policy at the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.

Michelle was the Principal Investigator of the Child and Family Research Centre study on the Labour Market needs and Social Inclusion of One parent Families in Galway City and County project. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Evaluation of the Incredible Years Programme in Galway City.