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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 Chapters

2017

Teacher's perceptions of whole school guidance counselling; Why teacher's perceptions matter.
Hearne, L., Geary, T. & King, P.
(2017) Teacher's perceptions of whole school guidance counselling; Why teacher's perceptions matter.
In Ireland's Yearbook of Education 2017-2018; Dublin : Education Matters pp. 223-227
[ULIR]

2016

Peer learning for the quality enhancement of degree programmes
Einarsdóttir, S., Hearne, L., Rammo, M., Weber, P. & Wikstrand, F.
(2016) Peer learning for the quality enhancement of degree programmes
In European competence standards for the academic training of career practitioners, NICE Handbook Volume 11.; Berlin : Barbara Budrich Publishers pp. 88-105

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

What adult learners with dyslexia can tell us about the ‘temperature' of adult learning
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L. & Coughlan, B.
(2018) What adult learners with dyslexia can tell us about the ‘temperature' of adult learning
In The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education; Dublin Ireland : pp. 36-49

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
(2018) "Science of the singular": an explanatory single case study of whole school guidance counselling in Ireland
In International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance ; DORDRECHT : SPRINGER pp. 315-335
DOI: 10.1007/s10775-018-9363-8
[ULIR]

2016

Guidance counselling as a whole school responsibility in the Irish post primary sector
Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Martin, N.
(2016) Guidance counselling as a whole school responsibility in the Irish post primary sector
In British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling;
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1254725

2016

The ‘tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland
Leahy, E., O'Flaherty, J. & Hearne, L.
(2016) The ‘tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland
In British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling; pp. 1-15
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1254722.

2014

The role of the regular teacher in a whole school approach to guidance counselling in Ireland
Hearne, L. & Galvin, J.
(2014) The role of the regular teacher in a whole school approach to guidance counselling in Ireland
In British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling; pp. 229-240
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2014.952622
[ULIR]

2014

An Investigation of the Guidance Counselling Needs of Adults with Dyslexia in the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI)
Elftorp, P. & Hearne, L.
(2014) An Investigation of the Guidance Counselling Needs of Adults with Dyslexia in the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI)
In The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education; Dublin : pp. 70-83
[ULIR]

2012

An exploration of female Travellers' experiences of guidance counselling in adult education
Doyle, A. & Hearne, L.
(2012) An exploration of female Travellers' experiences of guidance counselling in adult education
In The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education; pp. 74-81

2012

Resilience and career adaptability: Qualitative studies of adult career counseling
Bimrose, J. & Hearne, L
(2012) Resilience and career adaptability: Qualitative studies of adult career counseling
In Journal Of Vocational Behavior; pp. 338-344
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2012.08.002

2010

Progression measurement in adult guidance in Ireland: a contested discourse
Hearne, L.
(2010) Progression measurement in adult guidance in Ireland: a contested discourse
In The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education; pp. 13-28
[ULIR]

2008

An examination of the client's contribution to the design of longitudinal tracking systems in adult guidance practice.
Hearne, L
(2008) An examination of the client's contribution to the design of longitudinal tracking systems in adult guidance practice.
In Tui Congress Journal;

2007

Measuring Client Progression in Adult Guidance
Hearne, L
(2007) Measuring Client Progression in Adult Guidance
In The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education;
[ULIR]

Other Journals

2017

Supporting adults with dyslexia
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L. & Coughlan, B.
(2017) Supporting adults with dyslexia
In NCGE News; Dublin : NCGE

2017

Whole school approach
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N.
(2017) Whole school approach
In NCGE News ; Dublin: NCGE :
[ULIR]

2015

‘Eclecticism in adult guidance: Comparisons between conventional guidance counselling and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques in practice'
Fallon, I. & Hearne, L.
(2015) ‘Eclecticism in adult guidance: Comparisons between conventional guidance counselling and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques in practice'
In NCGE News; NCGE(Ed.) Dublin :

2010

Mind the Gap: the client's role in the quality assurance process in adult guidance
Hearne, L
(2010) Mind the Gap: the client's role in the quality assurance process in adult guidance
In Research Matters, WIT;

2010

The Role of Practitioner Research in Ireland: Evidence from a Single-Case Study
Hearne, L
(2010) The Role of Practitioner Research in Ireland: Evidence from a Single-Case Study
In IGC Guideline; pp. 5-6

2010

Understanding Adults' Careeer Decision-Making Styles
Hearne, L
(2010) Understanding Adults' Careeer Decision-Making Styles
In NCGE News; pp. 19-21

2010

Valuing the progression and experiences of learners in Adult Guidance
Hearne, L
(2010) Valuing the progression and experiences of learners in Adult Guidance
In EXPLORE (Aontas quarterly magazine); pp. 13-14

2008

The Role of the Client in Adult Guidance Research: An Irish Public Policy Issue
Hearne, L
(2008) The Role of the Client in Adult Guidance Research: An Irish Public Policy Issue
In Career Convergence Web Magazine;

Conference Publications

2016

ECER 2016
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N.
(2016) ECER 2016
UCD, Dublin
[ULIR]

2016

Institute of Guidance Counsellors National Conference
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L., & Coughlan, B.
(2016) Institute of Guidance Counsellors National Conference

2016

International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N.
(2016) International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance
Madrid, Spain

2016

European Conference on Educational Research: Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers
McDonnell, E., Hearne, L and Mannix McNamara, P,
(2016) European Conference on Educational Research: Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers

2015

Institute of Guidance Counsellors Conference, Waterford,
Elftorp, P., & Hearne, L.
(2015) Institute of Guidance Counsellors Conference, Waterford,

2015

Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Waterford
Connor, B., Delaney, G., & Hearne, L.
(2015) Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Waterford

2015

EUCEN Conference, NUIG
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L., & Coughlan, B.
(2015) EUCEN Conference, NUIG

2014

IAEVG International Conference, Quebec, Canada,
Hearne, L., & O'Grady, E.
(2014) IAEVG International Conference, Quebec, Canada,

2014

ACE/EUCEN Conference, UCC,
Elftorp, P., Hearne, L., & Coughlan, B.
(2014) ACE/EUCEN Conference, UCC,

2013

ESAI Annual Conference, Limerick.
Galvin, J. & Hearne, L.
(2013) ESAI Annual Conference, Limerick.

2013

Larios Conference, Padua, Italy
Hearne, L.
(2013) Larios Conference, Padua, Italy

2012

IAEVG International Conference, Mannheim, Germany
Hearne, L.
(2012) IAEVG International Conference, Mannheim, Germany

2010

NAEGA Annual Conference UK
Lucy Hearne
(2010) NAEGA Annual Conference UK

2009

IAEVG International Conference
Lucy Hearne
(2009) IAEVG International Conference

Conference Contributions

2018

International Centre for Guidance Studies
Hearne, L.
(2018) International Centre for Guidance Studies
University of Derby, England

2018

International Association of Vocational and Educational Guidance Conference
Hearne, L., dePaor, C., Ryan, K. & Elftorp, P
(2018) International Association of Vocational and Educational Guidance Conference
Gothenberg, Sweden

2017

4th Annual HELLINN Conference; Enabling Lifelong Learning
Ledwith, A. & Hearne, L.
(2017) 4th Annual HELLINN Conference; Enabling Lifelong Learning
University of Limerick

2012

IAEVG Conference, Mannheim
Lucy Hearne
(2012) IAEVG Conference, Mannheim
IAEVG Conference, Mannheim, Germany

2012

Institute of Guidance Counsellors
Lucy Hearne
(2012) Institute of Guidance Counsellors
IGC AGM Meath, Ireland

2012

UL Emotional Regulation Conference
Lucy Hearne
(2012) UL Emotional Regulation Conference
University of Limerick

2011

CDAA/IAEVG International Conference
Lucy Hearne
(2011) CDAA/IAEVG International Conference
Australian Career Development Association, Cairns, Australia

IAC International Conference 2007
Lucy Hearne
IAC International Conference 2007

Published Reports

2016

A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in a Voluntary School in the Irish Post Primary Sector.
Hearne, L., King, P., Kenny, N. & Geary, T.
(2016) A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in a Voluntary School in the Irish Post Primary Sector.
Limerick : University of Limerick
[ULIR]

2016

A Single Case Study of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in an Irish Post-Primary School: Case Report
Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Martin, N.
(2016) A Single Case Study of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in an Irish Post-Primary School: Case Report
Department of Education and Professional Studies : University of Limerick
[ULIR]

2012

The Resilient Adult Guidance Practitioner: A Study of the Impact of High-Touch Work in Challenging Times
Lucy Hearne
(2012) The Resilient Adult Guidance Practitioner: A Study of the Impact of High-Touch Work in Challenging Times
University of Limerick : University of Limerick
[ULIR]

2010

Measuring Individual Progression in Adult Guidance: An Irish Case Study. Waterford: WIT
Lucy Hearne
(2010) Measuring Individual Progression in Adult Guidance: An Irish Case Study. Waterford: WIT
Waterford : Waterford Insitute of Technology

2005

Opening a Door: Evaluating the Benefits of Guidance for the Adult Client; A report
Lucy Hearne
(2005) Opening a Door: Evaluating the Benefits of Guidance for the Adult Client; A report
Waterford : Waterford Institute of Technology

Other Publications

2018

An exploration of the Guidance Counsellor's perspective of smartphone usage amongst adolescence in post-primary schools
Howley, U., Hearne, L.
(2018) An exploration of the Guidance Counsellor's perspective of smartphone usage amongst adolescence in post-primary schools
Dublin : NCGE News pp. 25-28

2014

Proceedings from National SymposiumChallenging Times: Professional resilience for career guidance practitioners working in Ireland's Public Employment Services (PES)
Hearne, Lambert and Bimrose
(2014) Proceedings from National SymposiumChallenging Times: Professional resilience for career guidance practitioners working in Ireland's Public Employment Services (PES)

2013

Ethical Research in Guidance Counselling
Hearne, L.
(2013) Ethical Research in Guidance Counselling
NCGE(Ed.) Dublin : NCGE