Position: Phd student, DCYA Funded Doctoral Research Scholar
Qualifications: BA,. M.Phil., HDE., M.Ed, B.Sc
Linked in profile: ie.linkedin.com/pub/clara-o-byrne/35/312/b35
Doctoral Supervisor- Professor Orla Muldoon
My background is in education, specifically special education. I have spent over 10 years working with disadvantaged youths, intellectually disabled adolescents and their parents. After graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Psychology I decided to pursue my interests in psychology at post-graduate level.
Scholarships awarded in 2012
Title of Research Project:
"I am me", Investigating the social experiences of adolescents with Intellectual disability.
This study combines quantitative (longitudinal) and qualitative (ethnography and focus groups) methods to explore the social experiences of adolescents with Intellectual Disability, focusing particularly on their social experiences and negotiation of stigma and stereotyping
This project is funded by The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) Research Scholarship
Start date: August 2011
Completion date: August 2014
Course: PhD Student
Role: PhD Student