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Victoria is a lecturer in the Department of Social Care & Early Childhood Studies. Victoria has a professional background in social care work, having worked in practice for over 10 years. Victoria has an MA in Child Youth and Family Studies and is currently completing a Doctorate in Social Science in UCC. Victoria's PhD research is in the area of young carers in Ireland and their lived experince. 

Victoria is currently a co-edititor of the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies. Victoria's research interests are in children, youth and families, social care practice and mental health. Victoria is also a memeber of the SETU - Waterford Analysing Social Change, research group. 

Expertise related to UN 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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Masters Degree, MA in Child, Youth and Family Studies , South East Technological University, Carlow Campus


Award Date: 11 Sep 2019

Postgraduate Diploma, Family Therapy, La Trobe University


Award Date: 05 Jan 2015

Bachelors Degree, BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care


Award Date: 16 Oct 2007

External positions

Co-Editor of the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies , Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies

May 2022May 2025

External Examiner , Munster Technological University

Sep 2020Jun 2024


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