Dr Allen White BA, MA, PhD
|Address||College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
|Telephone:||+353 (0)21 490 2438|
My track record as a lecturer and researcher to-date incorporates:
- 14 years experience lecturing and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland and the UK
- 20 peer-reviewed publications [including 10 articles, 3 co-authored/edited books, 3 co-edited special issues and 4 book chapters] that will fall under the REF review period 2008-14
- The generation of €385,000 in research funds since 2008 and the capacity to submit future bids (including to HORIZON 2020)
- Significant experience in administration, research management and leadership in the University sector
I have worked in UCC since 2006 on successive externally funded research projects (Migrant Children Project and the Transnational Childraising Arrangements between Africa and Europe [or TCRAf-Eu project]) and as research co-ordinator for ISS21. I am currently Research Officer for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.
My research interests lie in exclusion of specific transnational groups (including migrant children and youth) in Irish towns and cities and the changing social and political geographies of identity and citizenship within a globalised Ireland.
I have worked as postdoctoral researcher and national co-ordinator of the TCRAf-Eu Transnational Childcare project. The TCRAf-Eu project is an international research project involving researchers in the Netherlands (P.I. Valentina Mazzucato), Portugal, Norway, Ireland, Nigeria and Angola and is funded by a 1.5 million euro grant (360,000 euro to UCC) from NORFACE Transnational Programme on Migration. I played a central role developing and co-ordinating the Irish input into this funding bid.
I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate classes in UCC and have 10 years full time lecturing experience in universities in the UK.
I have authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications. I have co-authored a book Childhood and Migration in Europe: portraits from contemporary Ireland and co-edited another 2 books Migrations: Ireland in a Global World and Childrens roles in Transnational Migration.
I have presented at international and national conferences and been invited to present research seminars in Cork, Worcester, London, Dublin and Galway.
Prior to coming to Cork I worked as a full-time member of lecturing staff in Nottingham Trent University (2001-2006) and the University of Wales in Lampeter (1998-2001). I am married to Letitia and have three sons Max, Ben and Joe. My proudest achievment to date has been constructing a tree house for my sons.