We are a group of experienced researchers with more than 20 years experience working with senior policy makers and practitioners to identify and meet their research needs. All our senior researchers have worked in national policy organisations and have been involved in the development and implementation of research programmes and in carrying out research for senior decision-makers. Individually we have led the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of many studies across areas as diverse as health, services, well-being, crime, restorative justice, children and families. We each have a strong commitment to making sure research is used to improve the lives of people.
- Dr Sinead Hanafin is a nurse, midwife and public health nurse since the 1980s and worked as the Head of Research at the Irish Department of Health and Children for several years
- Dr Kieran O’ Dwyer worked as the Head of Research for the Irish police force as well as spending time at the OECD
- Sandra Roe worked at the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and is a social research consultant since 2005