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Genders and sexualities Research Group Partner
Proposal for Gendernet Plus

Information for coordinating groups and associate partner organisations

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Introduction

This document gives details of a collaborative grouping led by the Principal investigator of the Genders and Sexualities Research group. It is designed to provide information for coordinators, strategic partners and associate partners who wish to register a pre proposal for a Gendernet plus funded research proposal on March 1 2018.

We are interested in participating in a call under SGD3: Good Health and well-being under topic 1.1 Gender based violence. We are interested in partnering with organisations in any of the eligible countries outside of Ireland, who intend to coordinate a proposed project.

The Genders and Sexualities Research Group at Limerick Institute of Technology is currently working with Haven Horizons to facilitate a research-based approach, house resources related to domestic and gender based abuse, deepen the understanding of domestic and gender-based abuse, support the practical application of the applied knowledge and inform the development and delivery of effective education and prevention strategies locally, nationally and internationally.

Haven Horizons was established to focus on international best practice and evidence based models of prevention in the area of domestic and gender based and abuse. The directors of Haven Horizons have 25+ years’ experience working in the area of domestic and gender based abuse.

The Genders and Sexualities Research group is housed in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at Limerick Institute of Technology and is part of the Social Sciences ConneXions, research collective. Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institution of higher education in Limerick, Ireland and is one of 14 member institutions of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA). The Institute has campuses in Limerick city, one in both Thurles and Clonmel in County Tipperary and a regional learning centre in Ennis, County Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park adjacent to Thomond Park and houses the Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Business and Humanities. The School of Art & Design is located at the Clare Street and Clonmel campuses.

The Department of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) has a range of courses in areas such as social care, community studies, early childhood education, counselling and advocacy. Programmes in the Department have an applied focus and the Department has close links and collaborations with services providers nationally and in particular in the mid-west region of Ireland. The Department has five research groups which work together under the banner of Social Sciences ConneXions. The aim and vision of Social Sciences ConneXions is to promote social inclusion, provide a voice for those who are not heard, and enrich the body of academic knowledge informing social and community practitioners from a variety of disciplines.

 

Genders and Sexualities Research Group

GASG investigates a broad range of topics related to the ways in which genders and sexualities impact on people in contemporary society. Genders and Sexualities are described in the plural as an acknowledgement of the many and varied ways in which these aspects of identities can be expressed and defined. Current research projects include: discursive constructions of rape and sexual assault in tabloid media; young gay men’s negotiations of masculinities; social capital formation among older never married women and work on masculinities among young homeless men. The group currently has four postgraduate research students and another is due to begin in January and will investigate the ways in which domestic violence myths which appear in everyday talk can be contradicted or replaced.

Last December the group completed and launched its first piece of commissioned research, an evaluation of an educational programme that was provided by the Health Service Executive, Ennis Community Development Programme, and North Tipperary Leadership Partnership, for the training of Community Health Workers. The programme was a special purpose award at level 6 accredited by LIT.

 

Principal investigator GSRG: Lisa O’Rourke Scott PhD, MSc, MA

Lisa O’Rourke Scott is a social psychologist working in higher education. Her PhD research concerned single motherhood, family relationships and intergenerational patterns of family interactions. She has an MSc in psychology and an MA by research and thesis which explored identities in long term unemployed men. She holds a post-graduate Diploma in social science research methods, and postgraduate certificates in education and in social science research methods. She is a psychometrician registered with the British Psychological Society for testing at levels A and B. She has also completed a Special Purpose Award in relationship counselling.

Prior to working in higher education Lisa worked for many years in the voluntary and community sector, as a counsellor, in adult career guidance, in adult and community education and in community development. She has run her own businesses, Scott Training Services and has served on the boards of directors of a variety of community and voluntary projects.

Lisa was responsible for leading the development of the Social Sciences ConneXions research collective. She is Programme Director on the BA in social care work at LIT and teaches psychology and research methods on this programme. She is Chair of the research ethics review committee at LIT and teaches research methods workshops to post-graduate research students.  She has been an Associate Lecturer in psychology with the Open University since 2003.

 

Frank Houghton PhD, MPHe, MA, MSc, MA

Frank Houghton is a Public Health Geographer with a background in Public Health Intelligence. Frank has experience of working with communities in an applied public health setting in both Ireland and New Zealand. He has allied health policy experience through having worked at the National Council on Ageing & Older People and as Head of the Research for a national charity working with homeless people. He has recently returned to Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) from the US, where he held a tenured Associate Professorship in Public Health at Eastern Washington University (EWU).

Frank has an established publications profile and is currently Director of the Health, Education & Social Research (HEALR) Group at LIT. His research combines qualitative and quantitative research and focuses on issues such as health inequalities, mental health and data accuracy. Frank has an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Peace Studies and has written extensively in recent years from an anti-racist perspective. He was formerly employed by the Centre for Research on Women (CROW) and the Department of Social Administration and Policy at the University of Ulster, where he worked on projects exploring equal pay and domestic violence issues. Frank helped establish both the Research Ethics Committee at LIT and the level 6 qualification there in Health Promotion & Advocacy for members of the Traveller community. He formerly served on the Board of Spokane Aids Network, and was the Independent Chair of the Traveller Health Forum in the Mid-West Region.

 

Associated Community Partner

Our Associated Community Partner is Haven Horizons

Haven Horizons is a community based organisation which focuses on the role of awareness, education and the delivery of evidence based pilot projects in the prevention and elimination of all forms of gender-based abuse and the associated gender inequalities.

The Genders and Sexualities Research Group at Limerick Institute of Technology and Madeline Mc Aleer (research and development manager with Haven Horizons) are currently working together to:

  • Deepen the understanding of all forms of gender abuse
  • Facilitate and support for a research-based approach
  • Support the practical application of the applied knowledge
  • Inform the gender / gender based abuse content of education and training modules
  • Inform the development and delivery of effective education and prevention strategies locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Conclusions and Contact

The Genders and Sexualities Research Group (GSAG) is happy to hear from academic institutions in eligible countries who are interested in having an Irish partner for collaborative research funding applications under Gendernet funding. Our work in teaching has an applied focus and the work involves extensive involvement with organisations working with important social issues.

For further information please contact Dr. Lisa O’Rourke Scott on lisa.orourkescott@lit.ie or on +353 860802659

 


Lisa O’Rourke Scott – Publications

Houghton, F., Scott, L., Houghton, S. & Lewis, C.A. (2014) ‘Children’s awareness of alcohol sponsorship of sport in Ireland: Munster Rugby and the 2008 European Rugby Cup’, International Journal of Public Health, 59: 829-832. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0568-4

Houghton, Frank, Houghton, Sharon and Scott, Lisa (2014) Caution – Census Data Being Used: exploring and understanding errors and falsifications in the Irish census. Irish Geography, 47, 2, 105-120.

Houghton, F. & Scott, L. (2011) ‘Engaging Students: Not Father Ted, Just Ted (TED.com)’, Geonews, Autumn: 1.

Houghton, F. & Scott, L. (2009) ‘Social Care & The University Sector’, Cúram, Summer: 4.

Scott, L. & Houghton, F. (2009) ‘Psychology, IT, Disability & Inclusion’, The Irish Psychologist, 35(8): 193.

Scott, L. & Houghton, F. (2008) ‘Science-Based Psychology’, The Irish Psychologist, 35(4): 71.

Scott, L. & Houghton, F. (2008) ‘Social Care Resources’ Cúram, 38: 4-5.
Houghton, F. & Scott, L. (2008) ‘Opportunities for Social Care Professionals’, Cúram, 38: 6.

Houghton, F. & Scott, L. (2008) ‘Reflecting on psychology and the power of ‘a good book’’, The Irish Psychologist, 34(7): 183.

Scott, L. & Houghton, F. (2008) ‘Open Access On-line Open University Psychology Units’, The Irish Psychologist, 34(8): 219

Book Reviews

Scott, L,
Review of: Kevin Ward (ed)(2014), Researching the City, Sage: London. Irish Geography (2014) Vol 47, No 1: pp 116-119

Scott L,
Review of: Andrea O’Reilly (ed.) (2010), Twenty-first Century Motherhood: Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency, Columbia University Press: New York; Feminism and Psychology, November 2011; vol. 21, 4: pp. 561-563.
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Conference Presentations

18 Nov 2016
Fusciardi, M. and O’Rourke Scott, L, Deconstructing Miss Havisham: Does` Enculturation Revolutionise or ‘Evolutionise’ Older, Single Women in Irish Society?, presentation at Síbeal Annual Conference; Revolutionary Genders, NUI, Galway, Ireland

18 May 2016
Fusciardi, M. and O’Rourke Scott, L. Deconstructing Miss Havisham: Prelude to an Analysis of the Relationships and Networks of Older, Never Married, Childless Women in Limerick, presentation at IBM Smart Ageing Group, LIT, Ireland.

14 April 2016
Murphy, D O’Rourke Scott, Leaving Behind the Fag Hags: Finding Identity in Queer Anarchy, Social Care Ireland Annual Conference, Naas, Kildare

2 Feb 2016
Murphy, D O’Rourke Scott, Negotiating Double Trouble: A Critical Discursive Analysis of Identity Negotiation amongst Gay and Bi-Sexual Men in Ireland, Lavender Languages 23rd Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA

20 Nov 2015
Murphy, D O’Rourke Scott, L Negotiating Double Trouble: A Critical Discursive Analysis of Identity Negotiation amongst Gay and Bi-Sexual Men in Ireland, Sibeal 8th Annual Conference, (In)visible Lines, Limerick

23 Nov 2013
Scott, L. ‘Positioning agency – Interviews with young single mothers and their families, Paper presented at Intersecting Gender Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network 6th Annual conference, Queen’s University, Belfast.

13 July 2013
Scott, L. Capdevila  R & McAvoy JM’Negotiating Maternal Moralities’Paper presented at British Psychological Society  POWS Conference, Windsor.

11 July 2012
L. Scott, R. Capdevila & J.M.McAvoy – ‘Negotiating young single motherhood in Ireland – An inter-generational approach’ Paper presented at British Psychological Society POWS Conference, Windsor.

26 Nov 2011
Scott, L – ‘Exploring Identity in Young Single Mothers: Some Historical and Methodological Issues’. Paper at Sibéal Conference, University of Limerick.

13 July 2010
Scott L, Wetherell, M & Capdevila, R. ‘The Secret History of Irish Single Mothers: Some Psychological Issues’. Paper presented at British Psychological Society, POWS conference, Windsor.

13 May 2009
Scott, L. & Houghton, F. ‘Social Care and the Practitioner-Scholar Model of Training’. Paper presented at the First Learning & Teaching Conference in Applied Social Studies (IASCE/NDLR), Trinity College Dublin.

13 May 2009
Houghton, F. & Scott, L. ‘Social Care, Statistics, SPSS, EPI-Info & CamStudio’. Workshop presented at the First Learning & Teaching Conference in Applied Social Studies (IASCE/NDLR), Trinity College Dublin.

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Frank Houghton Publications

2018
Houghton, F. & Houghton, S. (forthcoming) ‘Ireland’s new sugar tax: a step in the right direction’. New Zealand Medical Journal.

2017
Houghton, F. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Flying the ‘Friendly Skies’ with United Airlines: Exploring Evidence of Airline Racism’, Social Medicine/ Medicina Social, Dual published in both Spanish & English.
Houghton, F. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Implications of removing Obamacare: the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)’, Social Medicine/ Medicina Social, Dual published in both Spanish & English.
Bell, S., Foley, R., Houghton, F., Maddrell, A. & Williams, A. (2017) From therapeutic landscapes to healthy spaces, places and practices: A scoping review’. Social Science & Medicine. 196:123-130. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.035
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Learning from the ‘Muslim ban’: implications of the Trump presidency for international public health’, New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1451): 75-77.
Houghton, F. (2017) Isolationism, populism, and infectious disease: Uncertainty over international emergency response under the Trump regime. Journal of Infection and Public Health.
Houghton, F. (2017) The Prevention Paradox Mark II: an appeal for diversity in Public Health. Journal of Public Health, 39(4): e142-e144. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw133
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Zika, the Olympics, and golden opportunities’. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 11(1): 138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.09.017
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the United Nations (UN)’. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 10 (1): 139-140. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.10.002
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘The consequences of courage: the US Surgeon General, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Trump regime’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1457): 89-92.
Houghton, F., Norris, A. (2017) ‘Credibility, Integrity, Transparency & Courage: The Haitian Cholera Outbreak and the United Nations’. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 11(1): 140-141.
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to ‘Much Ado About Nothing? Legacy tobacco advertising and the role of Public Health’. Public Health, 152: 180-181.
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Much Ado About Nothing? Legacy tobacco advertising and the role of Public Health’. Public Health, 148: 117-119.
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Ethics in Academic Publishing: A Timely Reminder’. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 105(3): 282-284.
Houghton, F. (2017) ‘Another One Bites the dust…’. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 105(2): 192-3.

2016
Houghton, F., Goff, J. & Rathbun, J. (2016) ‘Interprofessional Education (IPE): Strategic Questions. Health and Interprofessional Practice, 3(1):eP1120.
Houghton, F. & Houghton, S. (2016) ‘Invitation to Debate: Exploring the Judgements of Powerful Outsiders on Geography in Ireland’, Irish Geography, 49 (2): 71-102.
Houghton, F., Hopkins, E., Loney, K., Luther, L., Norris, A., Toms, J. (2016) Examination of the impact of using a zombie pandemic scenario to encourage emergency preparedness among elementary school children: the weapons issue. Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice, 9.
Houghton, F., Toms, J, Meratnia, G., Loney, K., Hopkins, E. & Del Monte, K. (2016) ‘Concerns with entertainment-education: Zombie pandemic preparedness and the unanticipated promotion of a weapons culture’. Health Education & Behavior, 1-5. DOI: 10.1177/1090198116677280
Houghton, F., Del Monte, K., Glessner, D., Goff, J., Hopkins, E., Loney, K., Meratnia, G. & Toms, J. (2016) ‘Zombie Pandemic Preparedness: a Cautionary Observation’. New Zealand Medical Journal,129(1432).
Houghton, F. (2016) ‘Ghosts in the Machine: Just how accurate is PubMed?’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440).
Houghton, F., Toms, J. & Duncan, B. (2016) ‘Time to Establish a New Zealand/ Aotearoa Twin Registry?’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1431).
Houghton, F. (2016) ‘Lessons in courage from the past: lest we forget’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428).
Houghton, F. (2016) ‘New Zealand’s voice at the World Health Organization (WHO)’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446).
Houghton, F., Duncan, B. & O’Doherty, D. (2016) ‘Riding in cars with boys, and girls, while smoking… in New Zealand’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1441).
Houghton, F. & Hopkins, E. (2016) ‘Standardised EU Cigarette Warnings: One Size or Colour Does Not Fit All’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1430).
Houghton, F. (2016) ‘De-normalising Smoking: tackling supply via major grocery retailers’. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185(4): 929-930. DOI: 10.1007/s11845-016-1406-x

2015
Houghton, F. (2015, September). ‘Ethics, Courage and Public Health: Watchdog or Lapdog?’ Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice, 8 (1). ISSN 1934-6360 https://washingtonstatepublichealthjournal.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/houghton-2015-9-ethics-courage-and-public-health.pdf
Houghton, F. & Houghton, S. (2015) ‘Therapeutic micro-environments in the Edgelands: A thematic analysis of Richard Mabey’s The Unofficial Countryside’. Social Science & Medicine, 133: 280-286. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.040
Houghton, F. (2015) ‘Comment: Plantiness, Mindfulness, Mobility and Mabey’ Area, 47(4): 479-480. Doi: 10.1111/area.12214

2014
Houghton, F. (2014) ‘Inequalities in health service provision: the CIPC Service’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 31(3): 69. DOI:10.1017/ipm.2013.53
Houghton, F., Scott, L., Houghton, S. & Lewis, C.A. (2014) ‘Children’s awareness of alcohol sponsorship of sport in Ireland: Munster Rugby and the 2008 European Rugby Cup’, International Journal of Public Health, 59: 829-832. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0568-4
Houghton, F., Houghton, S. & Scott, L. (2014) ‘Caution – Census Data Being Used: exploring and understanding errors and falsification in the Irish Census’, Irish Geography, 47, 2, 105-120.
Houghton, F.T. & Houghton, S. (2014) ‘Bolstering the Biomedical Paradigm/ Reforzando el paradigma biomédico’, Social Medicine/ Medicina Social, 8(3): 99-100. Dual published in both Spanish & English.

2013
Houghton, F., Keane, N., Lewis, C.A., Murphy, N., Houghton, S., Dunne, C. (2013) ‘Temporal stability of the Brief Symptom Inventory18 (BSI-18) among Irish college students’, Social Behavior and Personality, 41(2): 197-198.
Houghton, F. & Houghton, S. (2013) ‘Exploring Imagined Therapeutic Landscapes: Trainee Social Care Practitioners in Ireland’, Irish Geography, 46(1-2): 79-90. DOI: 10.1080/00750778.2013.798125.
Houghton, F. (2013) ‘Avoiding Action: Ireland, alcohol, intoxication and workplace safety’, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182(3): 529-30. DOI: 10.1007/s11845-012-0883-9.
Houghton, F. (2013) ‘Smokers need not apply’, Irish Medical Journal, 106(7): 220-221.
Houghton, F. (2013) ‘The quest for an ethnic identifier in Ireland’, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182(3):531-2. DOI: 10.1007/s11845-012-0897-3.

2012
Houghton, F., Keane, N., Murphy, N., Houghton, S., Dunne, C., Lewis, C.A., & Breslin, M.J. (2012) The Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18): norms for an Irish third level college sample. Irish Journal of Psychology, 33(1): 43-62.
Houghton, F. (2012) ‘A Perfect Demonstration of the Absence of Leadership: Alcohol Policy in Ireland’, (Editorial) Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2993: 145-146.
Houghton, F. & Houghton, S. (2012) ‘Exploring Health in Census 2011’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 29(2): 71.
Houghton, F. (2012) ‘Smoking & Public Transport’, Irish Medical Journal, 105(6): 187.

2011
Duncan, B., McHugh, P., Houghton, F. & Wilson, C. (2011) ‘Improved Motor Function with Bowen Therapy for Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke: A Pilot Study’, Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(1): 53-57.
Houghton, F., Keane, N., Murphy, N, Houghton, S. & Dunne, C. (2011) ‘12 Month Prevalence of Drug Use Among Third-Level Students in Limerick City’, Irish Medical Journal, 104(5): 154.
Houghton, F. (2011) ‘The Cost of Commercial Protectionism in Child Health Research’, British Journal of Psychiatry, 199: 164.

2010
Houghton, F. (2010) ‘A missed opportunity: alcohol excise duty, RSA and trace-back’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 27(1): 49.
Houghton, F., Keane, N., Murphy, N., Houghton, S. & Dunne, C. (2010) ‘Tertiary Level Students and the Mental Health Index (MHI-5) in Ireland’, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 10(1): 36-44.
Houghton, F. (2010) ‘Psychiatry, hegemony and the myth of mental illness’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 27(2): 103.

2009
Garavan, C. & Houghton, F. (2009) ‘Lead (Pb), intellectual functioning & health’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 26(3): 151-154.
Houghton, F. (2009) ‘The CSO, the Census and the needs of Carers’, Irish Geography, 42(3): 353-355.
Houghton, F. (2009) ‘Reflections on the science and art of using a GIS to locate a new national children’s hospital in Ireland’, Irish Geography, 42(2): 245-252.

2008
Houghton, F. (2008) ‘Benevolent Bill- Microsoft, Geography, Exclusion & Integration’, Geographical Viewpoint, 36: 29-30.
Meehan, F., Houghton, F., Cowley, H., Houghton, S. & Kelleher, K. (2008) ‘Children’s depression, gender and age norms for an Irish national (primary) school population’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 25(3): 88-94.
Houghton, F., Cowley, H., Meehan, F. & Kelleher, K. (2008) ‘Drug and solvent misuse in national school children in mid-west Ireland’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 25(4): 157-8.

2007
Houghton, F., Cowley, H., Meehan, F. & Kelleher, K. (2007) ‘Overwhelming support for the smoking ban amongst parents in the Mid-West’, Irish Medical Journal, 100(4): 443.

2006
Houghton, F. (2006) ‘Comment: Health GIS in the Mid-West: Unexpected Developments and Directions’, Irish Geography, 39(1): 99-104.
McHugh, P., Duncan, B. & Houghton, F. (2006) ‘Buteyko Breathing Technique and Asthma in Children: a Case Series’, New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1234): U1988.