Denise Frawley

Social Research | Research Assistant
Denise Frawley joined the Social Research Division as a Research Assistant in Education, in August 2011. Before this she worked on the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland as a Field Support Executive. Denise has a BA in English and Sociology as well as a MA in Sociology, both awarded from UCD. Her thesis was entitled: A sociological investigation into the effects of religion and geographical location on attitudes towards suicide. Currently she is involved in a research project on Irish children with special educational needs in primary and post-primary schools.
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Tel: +353 1 8632000


Latest Publications:
  • School-based friendships among students with special educational needs
  • One of the gang? Peer relations among students with special educational needs in Irish mainstream primary schools
  • Special Classes in Irish Schools, Phase 2: A Qualitative Study
  • Achieving Inclusion? Effective Resourcing of Students with Special Educational Needs
  • Resource Allocation for Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Affective School Engagement and Self-Concept: How are Irish Boys and Girls Faring?
  • Combating Educational Disadvantage Through Early Years and Primary School Investment
  • Understanding Special Class Provision in Ireland: Findings from a National Survey of Schools
  • Allocation of Special Needs Resources in Schools Should be Based on the Research

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