Oona Kenny was a Research Assistant in the Social Research Division from 2015- 2017. Before joining the ESRI she worked in Focus Ireland, the Housing Agency and The Simon Community. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology from the Open University and an MSc in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin, her dissertation focused on a multi-dimensional measure of children’s social capital using data collected in the GUI Study. Her main research interests are children, inequalities, homelessness and housing issues.
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