Dr Rosemary Crosse

BA, PhD

Contact Details

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Child and Family Research Centre
1006
Institue for Lifecourse and Society
Dangan
Upper Newcastle Road
National University of Ireland Galway

T: 0035391495791
E: rosemary.crosse@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Rosemary holds a Doctorate in Sociology and BA in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology from NUIG. her doctoral thesis is a qualitative study exploring Irish mother’s experiences of marital dissolution, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of Irish family policy and the value of service provision in this area. Her research interests include; gender inequality with an emphasis on structural inequalities and the possible paradoxical effects that social policy may have on women, with  a particular interest in those parenting alone. Reflecting these interests, Rosemary has recently worked on an Irish Research Council funded project on  Lone Parents and Activation, What Works and Why: A Review of the International Evidence in the Irish Context (2016). In addition she has explored both the challenges of parenting alone in contemporary Ireland and the paradoxical effects of work/family policy on Irish women and has been recently published in both of these areas. Rosemary currently works as a Post Doctoral researcher in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUIG, examining Parenting Support and Participation as part of the Tusla Development and Mainstreaming Programme.



Research Interests

Rosemary's research interests include; gender inequality with an emphasis on structural inequalities and the possible paradoxical effects that social policy may have on women, with a particular interest in those parenting alone.



Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Lone Parent Activation in Ireland: Putting the Cart before the Horses?'
Dr Michelle Millar and Dr Rosemary Crosse (2017) 'Lone Parent Activation in Ireland: Putting the Cart before the Horses?'. Social Policy And Administration, Early View :1-19 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) '‘Parenting Alone in Contemporary Ireland’'
Crosse, R. & Millar, M. (2015) '‘Parenting Alone in Contemporary Ireland’' In: Parenting in Modern Ireland. Cork: Oak tree. [Details]
(2014) 'Groves Monograph on Marriage and Family'
Millar, M. and Crosse, R. (2014) 'Groves Monograph on Marriage and Family' In: Irish Families and Globalization: Conversations about Belonging and Identity across Space and Time. Detroit: Groves Monograph on Marriage and Family. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Tusla Research Needs Analysis.
Crosse, R. and Canavan, J. (2017) Tusla Research Needs Analysis. Tusla, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Lone Parents and Activation, What Works and Why: A Review of the International Evidence in the Irish Context.
Millar, M. and Crosse, R. (2016) Lone Parents and Activation, What Works and Why: A Review of the International Evidence in the Irish Context. The Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Exploring Narrative in Policy,
Dr Michelle Millar and Dr Rosemary Crosse (2017) The narrative of policy change from ‘One Parent Families’ to ‘Jobseeker’s’: Ireland’s Social Protection Policy for Lone Parents from 2006 to 2015. [International Refereed Conference], Exploring Narrative in Policy, Leeds , 16-JAN-17 - 16-JAN-17. [Details]
(2016) The Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2016,
Crosse, R; Millar, M (2016) “You become the sole adult responsible for your children”: Divorced and separated mothers experiences of parental responsibility in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2016, University of Limerick , 13-MAY-16 - 14-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016) 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference,
Crosse, R; Millar, M (2016) Utilising the VCR Method of Analysis to Illuminate the Participant’s Self and the Researcher’s Self. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, National University of Ireland Galway , 10-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference,
Crosse, R; Millar, M (2015) The role of family support information services for separated and divorced mothers in Ireland:. [Oral Presentation], UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 7th Biennial International Conference, National University of Ireland Galway , 11-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2015) Irish Mothers, Separation and Divorce, an Exploratory Study: Examining Experiences, Services and Policy.
Crosse, R. (2015) Irish Mothers, Separation and Divorce, an Exploratory Study: Examining Experiences, Services and Policy. NUI Galway: Thesis [Details]

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland Galway Researcher 04-JAN-16 /
NUIG Post-Doctoral Researcher 17-JAN-17 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2015 National University of Ireland Galway PhD Sociology
2010 National University of Ireland Galway Bachelor of Arts Political Science and Sociology and Psychology

Teaching Interests

Teaching in all areas of Family Policy

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Public and Social Policy in Ireland SP109 Family Policy,Lone Parents in Ireland, Lone Parent Labour Market Activation