Allison Dunne was a Research Assistant in the ESRI from 2004 until 2006. She left to study for a Ph.D. at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Her research interests are in social stratification and comparative sociology. She is currently is a visiting scholar with the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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.