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.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.