Research Output per year
My background is in Sociology (BSsc), Women's Studies (MA.), and Education (PhD). I started working in 2005 at Queen's University Belfast, in the School of Social Work. I worked for over two years in a project looking at the effectiveness of services provided by community groups to those affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Following that post, I worked in the third wave of the 'Care Pathways and Outcomes' study, a longitudinal study following a population of children who were under 5 years old and in public care in Northern Ireland on 31st March 2000. I also worked on the 'At home in care' study, looking at the experiences of children living with birth parent/s on a Care Order, and on the Regional Variations study, looking at regional variations in the placement of children in care in Northern Ireland. Currently, I'm working in the fourth wave of the Care Pathways and Outcomes Study, which focuses on the early adulthood stage. In 2012, I completed a PhD part-time, in the School of Education, entitled: 'Children drawing their own conclusions: Transgenerational transmission of experiences of conflict and peace in Northern Ireland'. It explored whether and to what extent parents' views and experiences on the Troubles influence children's understandings on their country's past and present.
Addressing the mental health needs of looked after children and care-experienced young people: Barriers to help-seeking, gaps in service provision, and what helpsFargas, M., 14 May 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
The importance of supports for children’s placements and for young people leaving care: A case of social justiceFargas, M. & McSherry, D., 12 Apr 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Children drawing their own conclusions: Trans-generational transmission of experiences of war and peaceAuthor: Fargas, M., Nov 2011
Supervisor: Dillenburger, K. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy