Dr Sinéad Hanafin
Sinead holds a Diploma in Research Methods (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), M.Sc (Trinity College Dublin) and PhD (King’s College London).
Dr Sinéad Hanafin has been researching for almost 30 years and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, reports, book chapters and editorials. She is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and workshops and recently presented her work in Norway, Turkey and the United States as well as Ireland. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.
Her passion for making research useful comes from her experiences of working in practice as a nurse, midwife and public health nurse; of working in academia as a lecturer and researcher and of working in policy as Head of Research at the Department of Health and Children for almost 10 years.
She has extensive expertise across a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods and has led large scale surveys, multi-method evaluations and a number of strategic developments around research and data. She has an expertise in subject matter areas such as strategic research and data development, health and well-being, community nursing and children’s lives.
Dr Hanafin’s expertise is grounded in her educational background in nursing as well as research. She holds a Diploma in Research Methods (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), M.Sc (Trinity College Dublin) and PhD (King’s College London). She has also completed a European PhD programme having studied at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Lund University, Sweden and Edinburgh University, Scotland. She is committed to continuous professional development and has recently completed an accredited course with the UK National Economic Forum on Social Return on Investment.