Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche
Assistant professor in Criminology -Maynooth University
Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche is an Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Law at Maynooth University. I am a firm believer access to education for all individuals, and the power of education in helping individuals change their own lives and the world. This project helps individuals access the education they deserve.
Lecturer in Criminology - Maynooth University
Dr Joe Garrihy is a Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University School of Social Sciences. Having researched and taught in prisons in Ireland and the UK, I recognise people’s potential deserving of opportunity and I strive to create those opportunities in any way I can.
Social Enterprise Employer Liaison IASIO’s Recruit & Retain Services
Alice is the Social Enterprise Employer Liaison with IASIO’s Recruit & Retain Services. In her role, she supports Social Enterprises who wish to recruit talented people who happen to have a criminal past. Having worked as a criminal barrister within the criminal justice system for many years, I firmly believe that helping people who want to move forward is key to reducing reoffending and benefits society as a whole. Access to education and job opportunities are crucial in that regard.
Lecturer in Criminology -
Dr. Ian Marder is Lecturer in Criminology at Maynooth University Department of Law. I care about this because everyone commits a crime at some point in their lives, and everyone benefits from education. Being unlucky enough to get caught doing the former, should not prevent someone from accessing the latter.
Outreach Officer - Maynooth University Access Programme
Gemma Lynch is a Student Advisor with Maynooth University Access Programme. She works with Maynooth University students who have spent time in prison to put proactive support arrangements in place and encourages potential students with a criminal record to see third level as a realistic option for them.
Professor of Criminology - Maynooth University
Claire Hamilton is Professor of Criminology at Maynooth University Department of Law. As a criminologist and former Chairperson of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, she is aware of the critical importance of giving prisoners and people with convictions a fair chance at moving on with their lives.
Director of Access
- Maynooth University
Dr Rose Ryan is Director of Access at Maynooth University with responsibility for leading strategic change in relation to access and widening participation in higher education. Dr Ryan leads the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP) which works in partnership across the University and alongside under-represented learners, schools, and communities to increase equity of access and support student success.
Principal investigator - Maynooth University innovation lab
Trevor Vaugh is the founder & PI of Mi:Lab -The Maynooth University Innovation Lab. Trevor sees Human-Centered design as a powerful agent of innovation and change in education – enabling a deeper understanding of staff and student needs, creativity to meet those needs and co-creation to develop fairer and more effective policies, services, products and experiences.