Anne Coakley lectures in social policy, contemporary sociological theory and dissertation research here at Carlow College. Recent publications examine the impact of austerity on family support policies in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Current research activity includes exploring the lives of women musicians in local communities.
Dr Anne Coakley’s main research interests are on family, food and inter-generational supports in the context of employment, identity and sustainable local communities.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Campbell-Barr,V. and Coakley, A. 2014. ‘Providing choice; A comparison of England and Ireland’s family support in a time of austerity’ Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Coakley, A. 2014. “Families and the economic downturn: The case of child benefit’. Administration, 62:3
Refereed Book Chapters
2004. ‘Poverty and Insecurity’ in Kiely, G., Fanning, B. and Kennedy, P. (eds) Theorising Irish Social Policy. pp 112-127. Dublin: UCD Press
2004. ‘Mothers and Poverty’ in Kennedy, P. (ed). Motherhood in Ireland: Creation and Context. Cork: Mercier Press
2005. ‘Mothers Welfare and Labour Market Activation’ Research Working Paper Series, Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency
B.Soc.Sc. (University College Cork); Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin)