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Dr Ashling Bourke

Human Development

Name: Dr Ashling Bourke
Department: Human Development
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2309
Email Address: ashling.bourke@dcu.ie
Room: Mov34
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Ashling Bourke completed her BA (hons) in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2003 and a Masters in Forensic Psychology at University College Cork in 2004. Following this she worked in support and advocacy roles with vulnerable populations, including children and young people,and homeless populations. She competed her PhD in Developmental Forensic Psychology at Trinity College Dublin in 2011.

Ashling undertook a  Teaching Fellowship in St. Patrick's College in 2011 and followed this with a Lectureship in Psychology in 2012. She is currently a Lecturer in Psychology at Dublin City University and delivers Developmental and Social Psychology Modules on a number of programmes across the Institute of Education and Faculty of Science and Health.

Her research interests include Child Abuse and Children's Rights,Family Relationships,Sexual Health and Sex Education, and Sexual Violence. Ashling has worked on a number of research projects including an IRC funded project on Sexual Health in Ireland with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She currently leads a Research Project on Perceptions of Children's Rights within the Institute of Education.


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