People

Professor Sean Redmondlaw_sean_redmond.fw

For eight years Sean Redmond worked in the Department of Children & Youth Affairs where he took lead responsibility for the evaluation of programmes for children and young people. He joined the School of Law at UL in June 2016, and in October 2016, Sean was appointed as UL Adjunct Professor in Youth Justice.

Sean’s previous career history includes working in the Irish Youth Justice Service in the Department of Justice & Equality, Barnardos Ireland, and PACE, the prison resettlement service.

Sean graduated from the University of Central England (BA (Hons) Sociology, Certificate of Qualification in Social Work) in 1988 and is a CORU registered social worker. He completed a doctorate in governance (Queen’s University Belfast) in 2015; his thesis formed the basis of this project.

In addition to academic publication Sean has authored national reports designed to improve the effectiveness of youth justice programmes and targeted youth programmes.

 Sean’s interest areas include youth crime and youth justice (with a particular emphasis on serious crime and criminal networks), “wicked” and complex policy problems, programme evaluation, research and evaluation methodologies, governance in public services, practical theory, and evidence-informed policy making.

law_eoin_omeara_daly.fwEoin O’Meara Daly

Eoin is a youth justice researcher on the Greentown Project. He completed an MA in Criminology in the Dublin Institute of Technology. Here, his research on youth offending concentrated on the area of “desistance” and how some young adults were able to stay away from crime despite being heavily involved in their younger years.  Eoin was previously a manager in one of Ireland’s biggest youth service providers, Limerick Youth Service (Youth Work Ireland). Eoin has been involved in youth justice for over ten years, having coordinated and managed a number of Garda Youth Diversion Projects in Limerick City. During this time. Eoin’s current work  focuses on the Greentown replication study and how criminal networks influence youth offending.

John Reddylaw_joh_reddy.fw

A youth justice researcher with a BA, MA, and a diploma in German, John’s recent professional background is in research, evaluation, and policy development across a range of child and family prevention and early intervention, social crime prevention, and addiction and support programmes. Since completing his MA in Community Development at NUI Galway in 2008, John has worked as a researcher and evaluator on numerous research and programme evaluation projects, mostly on behalf of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre (UCFRC) at NUI Galway.

law_catherine_naughton.fwDr Catherine Naughton

Catherine Naughton is a youth justice researcher on the Greentown project. She completed her PhD in Psychology in UL (2017) and an MSc in Psychological Sciences in 2013 (first class honours and awarded the prize for outstanding performance for a major research project). Her PhD research investigated the impact of growing up in a home affected by domestic violence and abuse on young people.  She has ISI publications in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology. In 2016, she was awarded the Hotaling International Student Research Award at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization conference, New Hampshire, USA. She also received the runner-up position in the Eadbhard O’Callaghan Early Career Research Award for Youth Mental Health, at the ACAMH Youth Special Interest Group Conference, Cork, and was a finalist for the Dean’s Prize, Excellence in Research Award, Facility of Education and Health Science, UL.

Catherine was the sole Irish PhD student to be offered a place at the prestigious European Association of Social Psychology Summer School in Lisbon in 2014 where she contributed to the Psychology of Social Justice section. In 2013, Catherine was an invited presenter at the Department of Justice, Defence and Equality, and the House of the Oireachtas Joint Committee for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence.