MS Jacqueline O Toole

Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer In Social Research
Social Sciences
D1020
Department of Social Science
IT Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo

T: 003539155306
E: otoole.jacqueline@itsligo.ie
Lecturer
Address

E: otoole.jacqueline@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am a feminist sociologist and lecturer in Social Research and Sociology in the Department of Social Science, IT Sligo. I teach a number of modules including "Introduction to Sociology", "Health, the Body and Society"' "Social Science Research Methods" and "Dissertation". I have supervised to Masters and PhD levels. My research interests are: narrative inquiry; qualitative methodology; feminist theory; critical weight studies; and gender and social care. I welcome inquiries from incoming Masters and PhD students with these general interests. 

Research Interests

Narrative Inquiry
Feminist Social Theory
Qualitative Methodology
Critical Weight Studies
LGBTQ Studies
Gender and Sexuality

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Gender, Sexuality and Social Care'
Jacqueline OToole (2013) 'Gender, Sexuality and Social Care' In: Applied Social Care: an Introduction for Students. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2010) '¿Are you a Danger to Yourself?¿ Motivational Talks in Group Slimming Classes'
Jacqueline OToole (2010) '¿Are you a Danger to Yourself?¿ Motivational Talks in Group Slimming Classes' In: Perry Share Mary Corcoran (eds). Ireland of the Illusions. Dublin: IPA. [Details]
(2009) 'Gender and Social Care: Mapping a Structural Analysis'
Jacqueline OToole (2009) 'Gender and Social Care: Mapping a Structural Analysis' In: Perry Share Kevin Lalor (eds). Applied Social Care: an Introduction for Students. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2005) 'Gender and Social Care'
Jacqueline OToole (2005) 'Gender and Social Care' In: Perry Share Kevin Lalor (eds). Applied Social Care: an Introduction for Students. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2000) 'Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland and the Challenge to Educational Disadvantage'
Jacqueline OToole (2000) 'Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland and the Challenge to Educational Disadvantage'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, [Details]
(1999) 'Towards a Sociological Understanding of Social Care in Ireland'
Carmel Gallagher Jacqueline OToole (1999) 'Towards a Sociological Understanding of Social Care in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Social Work Research, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference,
Jacqueline OToole (2015) The Morality of Food and Eating in Narratives of Weight Loss. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, Maynooth . [Details]
(2015) International Symposium on Human Rights Practice,
Jacqueline OToole (2015) LGBTQ rights in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Human Rights Practice, London . [Details]
(2014) First Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference,
Jacqueline OToole (2014) Researching Sensitive Issues using Narrative Inquiry: Women and Weight Management. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], First Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, IT Sligo . [Details]
(2013) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Jacqueline OToole (2013) Understanding the Cycle of ¿Life-Long¿ dieting: Narratives of Women and Slimming in a Slimming Class. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Athlone . [Details]
(2013) American Sociological Association Annual Conference,
Jacqueline OToole (2013) Understanding the cycle of ¿life-long¿ dieting: narratives of women and slimming in slimming classes in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], American Sociological Association Annual Conference, New York . [Details]
(2013) NUIG Narrative Studies Group,
Jacqueline OToole (2013) Telling a Good Story. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUIG Narrative Studies Group, National University of Ireland Galway . [Details]
(2012) NUIG Narrative Studies Group,
Jacqueline OToole (2012) A Narrative Exploration of Weight Management Amongst Women in Rural Ireland¿. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUIG Narrative Studies Group, National University of Ireland Galway . [Details]
(2009) Sociology Seminar Series University of Limerick,
Jacqueline OToole (2009) Do as we say¿: a narrative study of women¿s experiences of weight management in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sociology Seminar Series University of Limerick, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2009) British Sociological Association Annual Conference,
Jacqueline OToole (2009) Are you a danger to yourself: a narrative analysis of motivational talks in group slimming classes. [International Refereed Conference], British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Warick University, Coventry UK . [Details]
(2008) Mundos De Mujeres/Women¿s Worlds,
Jacqueline OToole (2008) Feminism and the body-project: making use of an embodied sociology in the analysis of women and weight management. [International Refereed Conference], Mundos De Mujeres/Women¿s Worlds, Madrid Spain . [Details]
(2008) NABS Seminar Edinburgh,
Jacqueline OToole (2008) Narratives of Obesity and Weight Loss. [International Refereed Conference], NABS Seminar Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Scotland . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2006) Youth Consultation in Cranmore, Sligo.
Jacqueline OToole Trish Kane Gwen Scarbrough (2006) Youth Consultation in Cranmore, Sligo. Sligo LEADER Partnership, Sligo. [Details]
(2004) Moving on up: Access for Women: A report into the development of an access course for women to be delivered on a cross border basis.
Jacqueline OToole (2004) Moving on up: Access for Women: A report into the development of an access course for women to be delivered on a cross border basis. WEA, Belfast. [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 National University of Ireland Galway PhD Sociology
1999 UCD M.Soc.Sc Sociology
1988 UCD Sociology and Social Administration

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2008 Government of Ireland Scholarship Irish Research Council
1999 Scholarship for Academic Achievement UCD
1993 RTE Scholarship RTE
1988 Scholarship for Academic Achievement UCD

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
IT Sligo Lecturer in Social Research /
Dublin Institute of Technology Lecturer in Sociology 01-SEP-99 / 31-AUG-03
Garda College Lecturer in Sociology 01-SEP-98 / 31-AUG-99
Dublin Institute of Technology Lecturer in Sociology 01-SEP-96 / 31-AUG-98
Waterford Institute of Technology Lecturer in Sociology 01-SEP-95 / 31-AUG-96

Consultancy

  Client Description
Lionra Workers Education Association
Researcher on development of Cross Border Education Programme for Women
Cranmore Regeneration Project
Researcher

Other Activities

  Description

Co-convener Narrative Inquiry Annual Conference, Ireland

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Sociology
Health, the Body and Society
Social Science Research Methods
Dissertation

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2016 Deirdre Byrne Institute of Technology, Sligo PhD