Projects per year
My background is in Sociology (BSsc), Women's Studies (MA.), and Education (PhD). 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. In 2005, I started working 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. Then, I went on to work in the fourth wave of the Care Pathways and Outcomes Study, which focuses on the early adulthood stage. Following that, I have been working in an evaluation of a mentoring programme for care leavers in South Africa, an evaluation of a post-adoption service for families, and a literature review on the legacy of the NI conflict on children and young people from a rights-based perspective. I am currently working on a project focusing on small rural schools in Northern Ireland.
Fargas, M. & Bagley, C., 06 Jun 2021, (Early online date) In: European Educational Research Journal. 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Evaluating the contribution of formal youth mentoring in promoting the well-being of care-experienced young people: SAYes as a case studyMacDonald, M., Fargas-Malet, M., Marco, J., Pinkerton, J., Mathews, S., Kelly, B. & Montgomery, L., 2020, 62 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile142 Downloads (Pure)
The Emotional Nature of Birth Family Relationships for Care-experienced and Adopted Young People: A Longitudinal PerspectiveFargas-Malet, M. & McSherry, D., 16 Dec 2020, (Early online date) In: Journal Of Family Issues.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile29 Downloads (Pure)
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 › PaperFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Fargas, M., 01 Jun 2019, In: Foster journal. 7, p. 5-16 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile153 Downloads (Pure)
Montserrat Fargas (Advisor)31 Oct 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminarFile
Dominic McSherry (Advisor) & Montserrat Fargas (Advisor)30 Jun 2007
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
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 PhilosophyFile