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Dr Catherine Maunsell

Human Development

Name: Dr Catherine Maunsell
Department: Human Development
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2105
Email Address: catherine.maunsell@dcu.ie
Room: Mov24
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr. Catherine Maunsell is Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development at the School of Human Development within the Institute of Education, Dublin City University, St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra. Catherine lectures primarily in the area of developmental and educational psychology and since 2010 is the Subject Co-ordinator of Developmental and Educational Psychology on the BSc Psychology programme offered through the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at DCU.
From 2013 to 2016 Catherine was the St. Patrick’s College, Director of Quality Promotion and Assurance and following Incorporation is now a designated representative of the Institute of Education to the DCU Quality Promotion Committee. She is also a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education based on St. Patrick’s Campus.  
Catherine maintains an active research profile in the broad fields of developmental psychology, education, social justice and human rights. She has been engaged as Irish Co-ordinator on a range of large-scale EU research projects, in the broad areas of education, lifelong learning and social justice. In this body of research she has examined themes, inter alia, the impact of early school leaving on the person, the role of the education system in social inclusion and broad issues pertaining to the right to education and teachers’ role as enablers of human rights in the education system. Most recently, she has been pursing particular research interests in the rights of children and young people and those most marginalised, and their rights to relationships and sexuality education from a developmental perspective.   
Dr. Maunsell is an active member of national and international organisations devoted to research on child and adolescent development such as BASPCAN – Ireland Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and EARA – European Association for Research on Adolescence. 

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