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Dr Aideen Quilty


Aideen Quilty

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
University College Dublin, School of Social Policy Social Work and Social Justice, Sheehy-Skeffington Building Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Aideen Quilty is Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice UCD and is Director of the Gender Studies Community/University Outreach Programme. A social justice advocate she locates her undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as a form of critical civic practice and is committed to promoting access and participation for traditionally under-represented groups within HE. She was recipient of a College and prestigious University Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2018. She is currently Co-PI on the first nationally funded research investigation into LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland. From 2013-2015 she was PI on a European DAPHNE research project: Empowering young LGBTQ people against homophobic and transphobic violence. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary and she is currently researching spatial ecologies and pedagogic imaginaries within higher education drawing on intersecting queer, feminist and spatial theories. Aideen is also Chair of the Widening Participation Committee in the College of Social Sciences and Law and is an external examiner at the University of Ulster.


  • BEd
  • M Equality Studies
  • PhD
    Maynooth University


  • Diploma in Public Relations
    Public Relations Institute of Ireland