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Ireland: Children's Research Centre, Trinity College

The Children's Research Centre was established in 1995 and is a joint initiative of the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. The Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary, policy and practice-relevant research on issues concerning children and young people and the contexts within which they live their lives.

Children's Research Centre, Trinity College

Examples of research projects

  • Growing Up in Ireland: The national longitudinal study of children in Ireland
  • The process of youth homelessness: A qualitative longitudinal study Children, youth and community relations (CRC-based component of the Trinity Immigration Inititaive)
  • Assessing the social impact of social science research
  • The educational experiences of young people in long term foster care

 Contact Details:

Trinity College

Dublin, 2 Ireland

Tel: 00 353 1 8962901

Fax: 00 353 1 986 2347

E-mail: crcentre [at]

Director: Prof. Michelle Share

E-mail: sharem [at] 

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Published July 18, 2008 10:34 AM - Last modified Oct. 7, 2013 12:41 PM