Sarah Sheridan

Sarah SheridanSarah Sheridan

PhD candidate
School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Research interests

Sarah’s current doctoral research is a qualitative longitudinal study of homeless women which aims to capture their experiences of homelessness or housing over time – which builds upon a previous cross-sectional study of homeless women (Mayock and Sheridan, 2012). Research interests also include the lived experiences of motherhood, migration, criminal justice contact, drug or alcohol use, domestic violence, and how these experiences interact with the homeless or housing experiences of marginalised women. Sarah has a particular interest in qualitative methodology, biographical interviewing, ethnography, and longitudinal research design.

Recent research projects

  • Doctoral research (2011-2015): ‘The Unfolding Lives of Homeless Women Living in Ireland’ (working title).
  • Mapping Homeless Services for Women in Dublin Project (2013) – carried out with Dr Paula Mayock and Sarah Parker of Trinity College Dublin. Commissioned by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) (researcher and assisted in write-up).
  • Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland (2009-2012), Research Assistant for Dr Paula Mayock, Trinity College Dublin (Principal Investigator).

Selected publications

Sheridan, S. (2014) Review of Healing Home: Health and Homelessness in the Life Stories of Young Women, by Vanessa Oliver, European Journal of Homelessness, 7, 2.

Mayock, P. and Sheridan, S. (2013) ‘At Home’ in Prison? Women and the Homelessness-Incarceration Nexus, Irish Probation Journal, 10, 118-140.

Mayock, P., Sheridan, S. & Parker, S. (2012) Migrant Women & Homelessness: The Role of Gender-Based Violence. European Journal of Homelessness, 6, 1, 59-81.

Mayock, P. and Sheridan, S. (2012) Women’s Journeys to Homelessness: Key Findings from a Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland. Women and Homelessness in Ireland, Research Paper 1. Dublin: School of Social Work and Social Policy and Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

Mayock, P. and Sheridan, S. (2012) Migrant Women and Homelessness: Key Findings from a Biographical Study of Homeless Women in Ireland. Women and Homelessness in Ireland, Research Paper 2. Dublin: School of Social Work and Social Policy and Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

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