Sinéad Meade is a full time Assistant Lecturer at IADT. She teaches a variety of modules on the BSc Applied Psychology and the MSc Cyberpsychology. Sinéad is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and is the Chair of its Division of Teachers and Researchers.
|Meade, S. and O'Connell, M. (2008) 'Complex and Contradictory Accounts: The Social Representations of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities held by Irish Teenagers'. Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 4 (1):70-85.||2008|
Sinéad is currently studying a PhD on a part-time basis at Queen's University Belfast. The aim of this research is to explore prison officer types in the Irish Prison Service along with key individual and organisational factors. Previously, Sinéad has worked on a variety of research projects in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
|PhD research at Queen's University Belfast||2013—Present|
|Autoethnographic study on my reflexive learning from teaching psychology to recruit prison officers in the Irish Prison Service||2012|
|'The Psycho-Social Benefits of International ‘Educational Interactions’ on Innocent Victims of Politically Inspired Violence': A Case Study of a Northern Irish Victim Support Group with Dr. Marcus Hopkins||2010|
|Research assistant on the 'Cansurvivor project'||2007|
|M.Litt research on social representations of immigrants and ethnic minorities among Irish teenagers.||2006|
|Co-chair of ‘The PhD Experience and Life After Completion’, joint conference organised by the PSI Division of Teachers and Researchers and the Early Graduate Group, Psychological Society of Ireland Headquarters, Grantham House, Dublin||2016|
|Convenor of PSI Division of Teachers and Researchers Symposium ‘Research in Applied Settings’, Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Galway||2015|
|Co-organiser of PSI Division of Teachers and Researchers Annual Half Day Conference & AGM 2015 ‘Research with Children and young People: Contemporary ideas, paradigms and approaches', Psychological Society of Ireland Headquarters, Grantham House, Dublin||2015|
|Meade, S. ‘The Effects of working in the Irish Prison Service’, invited presentation at the ‘Talking about Prison Work: Exploring Recent Developments in Research on Prison Staff’ conference at the Irish Prison Service Training College, Portlaoise||2015|
|Meade, S. & Butler, M. ‘A Theoretical Review of Prison Officer Typologies’, individual paper presentation at the Annual Psychology Society of Ireland Conference, Kilkenny||2014|
Awards & Achievements
In 2012, Sinéad received a NAIRTL National Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work on the Higher Certificate in Arts in Custodial Care (HCCC) which was an innovative bespoke programme co-designed and co-delivered by IT Sligo and the Irish Prison Service to 1,000 recruit prison officers from 2008-2013.
|Invited speaker at the first conference about research in Irish prisons to be hosted by the Irish Prison Service Training College||2015|
|Elected Chair of the PSI Division of Teachers and Researchers||2013|
|Received a NAIRTL National Award for Excellence in Teaching.||2012|
Sinéad assists her father, artist Maurice Meade, on a collaborative project with Willow Design and Publishing Ltd through My Creative Edge which is EU funded initiative aimed at promoting creativity, collaboration, and trading in the West and North of Ireland and Northern Europe. This collaboration resulted in the design of a WB Yeats calendar and accompanying products which feature original art work by Maurice Meade available at retailers across Ireland and as far as the USA.