Carmel Hannan

Lecturer BA., M.Soc.Sc., DPhil.,

 
researcher

Biography

I came to the University of Limerick in 2009 after earning my DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford and completing a number of teaching and research appointments within the University of Oxford, the University of Essex and the ESRI, in Dublin.

I am a family sociologist and my research focuses on stratification issues within the family. Current research includes work on capturing family complexity, as well as research on trends in intercultural marriage. I have two co-authored books which examine the Irish educational system (Liffey Press 2002, 2004). I serve on the Editorial Board for the Socheolas, the student journal of Sociology and I am a reviewer for Manchester University Press, Sage, the Comparative Education Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, the Irish Journal of Sociology, the European Journal of Women’s Studies and the European Sociological Review.

Research Interests

Drawing on quantitative methods, my main research focuses on the effects of both economic and cultural factors on marriage and fertility decisions.

My work in this area has examined patterns of non-marriage in Ireland and the relationship between marriage and fertility trends across social groups in Ireland over the last century. I have recently completed two IRC funded project on the interplay between family, school and neighbourhood influences on child development and family well-being.

Research interests: Family dynamics, family formation and inequality.

Books

  Year Publication
2012 An Introduction to Irish Society: Transitions and Change.
Power, M.J., Devereux, E. Haynes, A., Hannan, C., Neville, P., and C. Barnes (2012) An Introduction to Irish Society: Transitions and Change. Harlow: Pearson Custom Publishing. [Details]
2002 Who Chooses Science? Subject Take-up in Second-level Schools.
Hannan, C; Smyth, E (2002) Who Chooses Science? Subject Take-up in Second-level Schools. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'The selective nature of lone parenthood'
Carmel Hannan (2018) 'The selective nature of lone parenthood' In: Lone parenthood over the life course. EU: Springer. [Details]
2015 'Social Class, Marriage and Fertility in 20th Century Ireland'
Carmel Hannan (2015) 'Social Class, Marriage and Fertility in 20th Century Ireland' In: The 'Irish' Family. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Teaching Stats: A Crisis in Irish Sociology?'
Carmel Hannan (2015) 'Teaching Stats: A Crisis in Irish Sociology?'. Social Studies-Irish Journal Of Sociology, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Marriage, fertility and social class in twentieth-century Ireland'
Hannan, C,Connolly, L (2015) 'Marriage, fertility and social class in twentieth-century Ireland'. Irish Family, :39-53 [Details]
2014 'The Influence of Family Structure on Child Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland'
Hannan, C., Halpin, B., (2014) 'The Influence of Family Structure on Child Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland'. Economic And Social Review, 45 :1-24 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'School process and the transition to higher education'
Hannan, C; Smyth, E (2007) 'School process and the transition to higher education'. OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION, 33 [Details]
2006 'School Effects and Subject Choice: The Uptake of Scientific Subjects in Ireland'
Smyth E. and C. Hannan (2006) 'School Effects and Subject Choice: The Uptake of Scientific Subjects in Ireland'. School Effectiveness And School Improvement, 17 (3) [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Growing up in a One-Parent Family.
Carmel Hannan, brendan Halpin and Carol Colemand (2013) Growing up in a One-Parent Family. Family Support Agency, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 Family Figures: Family Types and Family Dynamics in Ireland, 1986-2006.
Hannan, C; Lunn, P; Fahey, T (2009) Family Figures: Family Types and Family Dynamics in Ireland, 1986-2006. Family Support Agency, Dublin. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2008 The Changing Nature of Family Formation in Ireland.
Hannan, C (2008) The Changing Nature of Family Formation in Ireland. Oxford University: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1998 Young Scientist Conference Grants European Science Foundation
2002 ESRI PhD grant Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
2003 Prendergast Bequest Oxford University
2002 ESRC Award "fees only" Economic and Social Research Council, UK
2001 Nuffield Doctoral Scholarship Oxford University
2014 New foundations award Irish research council
2014 New foundations award Irish research council
2012 Irish Research Council Research Development Iniative Scheme IRC
2010 Irish Research Council Research Development Iniative Irish Research Council

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Sociological Association RC06(childhood) RC53(family) /
European Consortium of Sociological Researchers Member /
Sociological Association of Ireland Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Social Science Platform (ISSP) Board Member /
Limerick Children & Young People's Services Committee Research and Steering Committee 2015 /
Growing up in Ireland Steering Committee 2015 /

Consultancy

  Client Description
Family Support Agency Project- joint with the ESRI and UCD

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Modules include:

SO4063
Introduction to Social Research Methods
SO4046 Quantitative Methods for Sociological Research
S04208 Sociology of Love and its Dark Side
As well as lectures in;
SO4001 Introduction to Sociology
SO4036 Social Theory

Graduate Modules
SO5041 Quantitative Methods I

UL Winter School In Social Science Research methods
Mixed Methods Research
Multi Level Models
Linear Regression