Michele Share; Ph.D., M.A., B.A.
Dr. Share is a Senior Researcher at the Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. She has designed and conducted large-scale programme evaluations, involving quantitative and qualitative methods in child and youth settings in relation to nutrition, smoking, mental health, and school health education. Dr. Share has considerable experience in conducting needs assessments and research in areas of socio-economic disadvantage and with marginalised groups of children and young people. She is currently engaged in research and evaluation of interventions in inner city Dublin that target educational disadvantage and early school leaving. Dr. Share has carried out research on dietary and food issues amongst women dieters, asylum seekers, older people in community settings and children and young people. She has considerable experience in conducting all-Ireland food and nutrition research with young people and education providers. Her doctoral thesis ‘Risk, responsibility and choice: food and eating in Irish second level schools’ examined food provision and education issues amongst students, teachers, parents and caterers in different school types in Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland. Earlier, Dr. Share had been employed as a Senior Researcher in Health Promotion in the Health Service Executive where much of her work focused on the evaluation of health education programmes. She holds a doctorate degree Ph.D. from University of Ulster in Belfast, Ireland, a M.A. in International and Community Development Studies from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology from Charles Sturt University in Melbourne, Australia.