Dr Deirdre DuffySenior Lecturer in Sociology (Global Social Inequalities)
Deirdre Duffy is a sociologist and applied social scientist. She has a specific interest in governance, resistance, and inequities. Her work primarily focuses on reproductive (in)justice, abortion access, and abortion activism. She explores these topics in a range of geographic and political contexts in the Global North and Global South.
Dr Duffy is passionate about 'research for policy' and the transformative potential of social policy research (the focus of her 2017 monograph Evaluation and Governing in the 21st Century: Disciplinary Measures, Transformative Possibilities, Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy). She has actively contributed to processes intent on minimising inequities in abortion access through legal and political reform in Colombia and (Northern) Ireland.
- Reproductive (in)justice
- Abortion access and activisms
- Gender and health inequalities
- Evaluation and 'research for policy'
- SOCL116 Contemporary Social Problems
- SOCL 200 Sociological Thought for Our Times
Department Impact Lead
Law and childbirth in Ireland after the 8th Amendment: notes on women's legal consciousness
ENRIGHT, M., DUFFY, D. 31/12/2022 In: Journal of Law and Society. 49, 4, p. 753-777. 25 p.
Abortion access and Colombia's legacy of civil war: between reproductive violence and reproductive governance
Daigle, M., Duffy, D.N., Castañeda, D.L. 5/07/2022 In: International Affairs. 98, 4, p. 1423-1448. 26 p.
Information flow as reproductive governance. Patient journey analysis of information barriers and facilitators to abortion care in the republic of Ireland
Duffy, D., Mishtal, J., Grimes, L., Murphy, M., Reeves, K., Chakravarty, D., Chavkin, W., Favier, M., Horgan, P., Stifani, B., Lavelanet, A.F. 30/09/2022 In: SSM - Population Health. 19, 8 p.
From Feminist Anarchy to Decolonisation: Understanding Abortion Health Activism Before and After the Repeal of the 8th Amendment
Duffy, D.N. 1/03/2020 In: Feminist Review. 124, 1, p. 69-85. 17 p.
Evaluation of Provider Perspectives and Experiences for the Review of Health [Termination of Pregnancy] Act 2018
01/04/2022 → 30/10/2022
Feminist Outlaws: Abortion Trail Activism and the Global Politics of Abortion Access
01/09/2020 → 28/02/2022
Barriers and Facilitators to Abortion Services in the Republic of Ireland: Implementation Study
01/04/2020 → 30/09/2021
Liverpool-Ireland Abortion Corridor: History, Activism and Medical Practice
01/03/2016 → 31/08/2017
- Centre for Child and Family Justice Research