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Dr. Lucy Hearne

Biography

Dr. Lucy Hearne is a qualified Guidance Counsellor, Course Director, Lecturer and Researcher. She has worked in a number of guidance settings, including the Irish Adult Educational Guidance Service (AEGS). Her doctoral studies focused on outcome measurement in adult guidance practice for which she was a recipient of a full Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship (IRCHSS) 2006-2009. Since then she has received an IRCHSS New Ideas Research award (5,800) in 2011and in 2014 an Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations Award (€6,000); IRC Starter Research Grant (€75,000) and a UL EHS Faculty Seed Funding Grant (9,120). In 2017 she was awarded a NISE Seed Fund for Research (€4,000) in collaboration with Cathal de Paor and Karina Ryan, MIC. Her research areas include adult guidance counselling, lifelong guidance counselling, career development, reflective practice and adult education.

Research Interests

Areas of interest include lifelong guidance counselling, public policy, adult education, career development and reflective practice.

Teaching Interests

My specific areas of teaching relate to my role as Course Director and Lecturer on the MA in Guidance Counselling and Lifespan Development in the University of Limerick. The particular curriculum areas I teach are Career Development and Guidance Counselling across the Lifespan, Human Development Psychology, Research Methods in Guidance Counselling, Practicum Placement and Reflective Practice, and Adult Guidance Counselling.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2018 International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance,
  • 2015 British Journal of Guidance and Counselling ,
  • Directors of Studies in Guidance Counselling,

Award

  • 2017 - NISE Seed Fund for Research (with Cathal dePaor & Karina Ryan, MIC)
  • 2014 - IRC Research Starter Grant
  • 2014 - IRC ‘New Foundations' award
  • 2014 - EHS, UL Seed Funding
  • 2011 - IRCHSS New Ideas Award

Education

  • 2010 Waterford Institute of Technology - Doctor of Humanities
  • 2000 UCD - HDip
  • 1998 UCC - Bachelor of Arts

Employment

  • 2001 Waterford Institute of Technology - Guidance Counsellor/Researcher

Association

  • Member, Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counseling in Europe
  • Member, Institute of Guidance Counsellors

Publications

Book Chapter

2017

Teacher's perceptions of whole school guidance counselling; Why teacher's perceptions matter.
Hearne, L., Geary, T. & King, P.
Ireland's Yearbook of Education 2017-2018

2016

Peer learning for the quality enhancement of degree programmes
Einarsdóttir, S., Hearne, L., Rammo, M., Weber, P. & Wikstrand, F.
European competence standards for the academic training of career practitioners, NICE Handbook Volume 11.

Conference Contribution

2018
2012

Conference Publication

2016

ECER 2016
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N.

2016

Institute of Guidance Counsellors National Conference
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L., & Coughlan, B.

2016

International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N.

2015

Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Waterford
Connor, B., Delaney, G., & Hearne, L.

2015

EUCEN Conference, NUIG
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L., & Coughlan, B.

2014
2014

ACE/EUCEN Conference, UCC,
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L., & Coughlan, B.

2013

ESAI Annual Conference, Limerick.
Galvin, J. & Hearne, L.

2010

Other Journal

2017

Supporting adults with dyslexia
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L. & Coughlan, B.
NCGE News

2017

Whole school approach
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N.
NCGE News

2010

Valuing the progression and experiences of learners in Adult Guidance
Hearne, L
EXPLORE (Aontas quarterly magazine)

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

What adult learners with dyslexia can tell us about the ‘temperature' of adult learning
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L. & Coughlan, B.
The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education

2018

"Science of the singular": an explanatory single case study of whole school guidance counselling in Ireland
Hearne, L;King, P;Geary, T;Kenny, N
International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance DOI: 10.1007/s10775-018-9363-8

2016

Guidance counselling as a whole school responsibility in the Irish post primary sector
Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Martin, N.
British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1254725

2014

An Investigation of the Guidance Counselling Needs of Adults with Dyslexia in the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI)
Elftorp, P. & Hearne, L.
The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education

2012

An exploration of female Travellers' experiences of guidance counselling in adult education
Doyle, A. & Hearne, L.
The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education

2010

Progression measurement in adult guidance in Ireland: a contested discourse
Hearne, L.
The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education

2007

Measuring Client Progression in Adult Guidance
Hearne, L
The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education

Published Report