Sinéad Keogh is an Assistant Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business, Atlantic Technological University in Galway City. In 2014 Sinéad was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Galway for her thesis, titled “The Allocation of Time to Non-Market Off-Farm Activities by Farm Household Members in the West of Ireland”. Sinéad holds a Bachelor of Arts (economics, sociology & politics), a Master of Science in Economics, a Master of Philosophy in Research Methods and a Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Galway. Sinéad has over 10 years’ experience in academia. Following her doctorate, Sinéad held post-doctoral researcher positions at the Centre for Disability, Law and Policy (CDLP) and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG), University of Galway. Prior to taking up her role at ATU, Sinéad was a research fellow in the Business Information Systems discipline at the University of Galway (funded by Lero, the Irish Software Innovation Centre).

Research & Engagement

Sinéad’s principal research interests include social-connectedness, social exclusion of older adults, particularly those who are on the margins of society, time and temporality. Sinéad’s research is multidisciplinary, using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and analysis. She has worked on nationally and internationally funded collaborative research projects including PLACED-Lives, DISCIT, DARE and OTOH.

Sinéad has well developed research and funding networks that she has fostered through interactions writing and coordinating funding proposals. She has built relationships with institutions and organisations including the ESRC Centre for Time Use Research, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), AGE platform Europe, the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Ability, WHO, NOVA and NATO.

Sinéad has published in leading international peer-reviewed ABS rated journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Social Indicators Research and Health and Social Care in the Community. Sinéad has also published chapters in internationally recognised books and published reports and policy briefs that have been presented at numerous international conferences and to members of the Oireachtas.

Sinéad has experience in coordinating and writing successful funding applications including; a H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) funding proposal entitled ‘DARE’, a successful NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme; funding from the Department of Health 2015 National Lottery Fund and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI); and an IRC New Foundations Grant.

Sinéad is a member of the Irish Software Innovation Centre (Lero).

Interested in working on

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):