Eleanor completed her DPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention in 2012, having previously completed an MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention in 2008.
Eleanor is a lecturer and researcher at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. As part of her work at UCC, she coordinates an interdisciplinary research group on ageing and has developed the first tailored PhD in Social Work programme in Ireland. Eleanor continues to research in the field of ageing for which she has successfully secured funding from the Irish Research Council, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, various non-governmental organisations and the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland. Eleanor has found her MPhil and DPhil training and mentorship at Oxford to be invaluable in preparing her for the demands of the contemporary academic environment.
"I particularly benefitted from mentorship in methodological rigor, project management, writing competitive grant applications and academic publishing. The one-to-one support that I received was excellent, and the opportunities for international networking, so important to my current work, arising from my time at Barnett House, typify the academic culture there in which students are truly valued as contributors to the academic community."