Congratulations to ARC Partner, Roisin O’Shea

ARC Partner, Roisin O’Shea, passed her doctoral viva on the 9th August. Her thesis is an empirical study of “Judicial Separation and Divorce in the Circuit Court” providing qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Irish family law system in terms of processes and outcomes. She is due to graduate in January 2014. Roisin’s research has received awards from several national and international competitions prior to completing her doctoral research including: the HEA Innovation in Research Award 2010 together with second place awards for the National Law Reform Commission essay writing competition 2008 and the International Hague Institute Innovating Justice award in November 2012. Roisin was granted a bursary by the Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs and the Irish Research Council to attend a summershool on “Keeping Children Safe and Secure in Ireland” in 2011.
Roisin was featured in the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Studies (IRCHSS)’ book MOSAIC – A Celebration of Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences alongside noted scholars such as Professors Declan Kiberd and Patrick Honahan, Governor of the Central Bank.