About Us

In 2010, a group of PhD students from the School of Sociology in University College Dublin decided to take action to try and connect with other PhDs and early stage researchers across  disciplines in Ireland.

This initiative was intially developed by Susie Donnelly, Carol Ellis, Shane O’Donnell and Sinead Pembroke on behalf of the PhD group in the School of Sociology, University College Dublin.

We wanted to provide PhDs and early stage researchers with an opportunity to engage with each other – to connect those researching the same issues across disciplines and universities. As a first step, we developed a seminar series in 2011 and a one-day conference in 2012. These events were held in association with the School of Sociology, University College Dublin and supported by the Social Science Research Centre, University College Dublin.

We hope these events will improve links among the PhD community in Ireland.

The CIISN is currently run by Carol and Shane but in order to maintain this intiative new ideas and new members to the organising committee are required. So if you have any suggestions, comments or would like to get involved in the organisation of CIISN events in the future, we would love to hear from you. Email: ciisn.ucd@gmail.com

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