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University College Cork (UCC)
Applied Social Studies

 Contact details
Contact personDR Máire Leane
Senior Lectuer in Social Policy 
StreetSchool of Applied Social Studies, UCC 
Address Cork - Cork (Ireland) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Sociology
» Law
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
sexuality and gender; new reproductive technology; social policy; narrative/life history; victims & legal system; feminist activism

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Experienced in funding applications, research project management, qualitative research methods.

PRTLI 1 funded oral history project on Women in Paid Employment in Munster 1936-1960, resulting in
public archive of 42 life story interviews with women born in Ireland between 1912 and 1942 (see
www.ucc.ie/wisp/ohp) & suite of publications.

Commissioned research (Irish government) on attrition in sexual assault and rape cases in Ireland and
on needs and concerns of victims of crime in Ireland (see www.csvc.ie).

Participant in Framework 7 Science and Society project on European Patient Organisations in a
Knowledge Society (EPOKS) which involves partners from France, Portugal and the UK (see
(http://www.csi.ensmp.fr/WebCSI/EPOKSWebSite/). Researching birth activism.

Co-convener of a European Science Foundation funded Exploratory Workshop entitled Assisted
Reproduction and Changing European Family Structures: Current and Future Challenges (UCC April,
2011) - Assisted Reproductive Technology.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Participation and citizenship in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleEuropean Patient Organisations in a Knowledge Society
Specific ThemePatient Organisations and Knowledge Generation
Project websitehttp://www.csi.ensmp.fr/WebCSI/EPOKSWebSite/
CoordinatorMadeline Akrich

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