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Dr Aisling Gallagher BA, MLitt

Senior Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning

 

My research interests lie at the intersection of welfare restructuring, marketisation, neoliberalism, care and social policy.  I take an interdisciplinary approach to my work, drawing together critical literature from social and economic geography, critical social policy, education and social care. Most of my work date has focused on the changing nature of childcare and social reproduction more generally under neoliberalism, notably in the contexts of Ireland, the UK and New Zealand. In 2014 I was awarded funding from the Royal Society of New Zealand ($290,000) to study the marketisation of childcare in New Zealand since 2008. This project will finish at the end of 2019.

Im currently working on a book manuscript from this work entitled Growing Pains: Childcare Provision in Neoliberal Times.   

I'm a social and political geographer, with interests in social policy, welfare change, the governance of care services and gendered labour.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: SST 5.22, Social Science Tower
    Campus: Turitea Campus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts - National University of Ireland (2005)
  • Master of Literature - National University of Ireland (2005)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Neoliberalism, Childcare, Markets, Families, Policy

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Human Geography (160400): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Current Projects

Project Title: The Business of Care: Constructing a Childcare Market in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Date Range: 2015 - 2019

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Gallagher, A. (2019). E-portfolios and relational space in the early education environment. Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing Research. 9(1), 23-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2018). The business of care: Marketization and the new geographies of childcare. Progress in Human Geography. 42(5), 706-722
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2017). Growing pains? Change in the New Zealand childcare market 2006–2016. New Zealand Geographer. 73(1), 15-24
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2014). A policy travelogue: tracing welfare reform in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Canada. AREA. 46(3), 337-338
[Book Review]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2014). The 'caring entrepreneur'? childcare policy and private provision in an enterprising age. Environment and Planning A. 46(5), 1108-1123
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2015). Do babies matter? Gender and family in the ivory tower. CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES. 13(1), 128-129
[Book Review]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Jupp, E., & Gallagher, A. (2013). New geographies of parenting, policy and place INTRODUCTION. CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES. 11(2), 155-159
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2013). At home in preschool care? Childcare policy and the negotiated spaces of educational care. Children's Geographies. 11(2), 202-214
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2012). Neoliberal governmentality and the respatialisation of childcare in Ireland. Geoforum. 43(3), 464-471
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2013). The Politics of Childcare Provisioning: A Geographical Perspective. Geography Compass. 7(2), 161-171
[Journal article]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2012). Swept up lives? Re-envisioning the homeless city. NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHER. 68(1),
[Book Review]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2010). Book review of The Celtic Tiger in Collapse: Explaining the Weaknesses of the Irish Model (Kirby 2010). Irish Geography. 43(3), 285-290Retreived from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00750778.2010.588083?prevSearch=%255BFulltext%253A+%255Bauthor%253A+Gallagher%252C+Aisling%255D%255D&searchHistoryKey=
[Book Review]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2006). Book review of Space odysseys: Spatiality and social relations in the 21st Century (Bærenholdt and Simonsen 2004). Social & Cultural Geography. 7(1), 141-148
[Book Review]Authored by: Gallagher, A.

Book

Roche, M., Prince, R., Mansvelt, J., & Gallagher, A. (Eds.) (2014). Connecting landscape, lifecourse and mobilities. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Edited Book]Authored by: Gallagher, A., Mansvelt, J., Prince, R., Roche, M.Edited by: Mansvelt, J., Prince, R., Roche, M.
Roche, M., Mansvelt, J., Prince, R., & Gallagher, A. (Eds.) (2014). Engaging Geographies, Landscapes, Lifecourse and Mobilities.. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Edited Book]Authored by: Roche, M.Edited by: Gallagher, A., Roche, M.
Gallagher, AM. (2014). Governing motherhood; Parental services and maternal empowerment in Ireland. In M. Roche, J. Mansvelt, R. Prince, & A. Gallagher (Eds.) Engaging Geographies: Landscape, Lifecourses and Mobilities. (pp. 87 - 100). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Gallagher, A.

Thesis

Gallagher, A. (2010). Caring entrepreneurs? The social investment state and the emergence of private sector childcare in Ireland. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Bristol)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Gallagher, A.

Conference

Gallagher, AM. (2016, February). The business of care: constructing a childcare market in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Presented at NZGS-IAG conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM. (2016, November). Commoditising care: Assembling a childcare market in New Zealand. Presented at International Geographical Union: Dynamics of Economic Spaces Commission meeting. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Henry, MG., prince, R., Morris, C., fitzherbert, S., lewis, N., gallagher, A., . . . legun, K. (2016, November). The Making Markets Project: Re-Peopling, Re-Placing, Re-Materialising. Presented at International Geographical Union New Resource Geographies. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A., Henry, M., Morris, C., Prince, R.
Gallagher, AM. (2014, June). Preschool in the digital age: E-portfolios and online engagement in early education. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society / Institute of Australian Geographers Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM.(2014, June). Preschool in the digital age: E-portfolios and online engagement in early education. .
[Conference]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A.(2014, June). NZGS/IAG Conference 2014. . Retreived from http://iag-nzgs-2014.m.asnevents.com.au/
[Conference]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM. (2012, February). Neoliberal Knowledges. Presented at Conference of Irish Geographers. Trinity College, Dublin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2012). Mothers in the making: 'Empowering' disadvantaged mothers through parental home visits. In New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes: Book of Abstracts(pp. 61 - 61). , New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes New Zealand: New Zealand Geographical Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2012, December). Mothers in the making? ‘Empowering’ disadvantaged mothers through parental homes visits. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM., Gilmartin, M., Berg, L., & Lawton, P. (2012, May). Neoliberal Knowledges Panel Session. Presented at Conference of Irish Geographers. Trinity College, DUblin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM. (2011, December). Investing in Children? Early Education in Ireland. Presented at European Union Centres Network Annual Conference. University of Waikato, Hamilton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM.(2010, July 5). Neoliberalism and Childcare as Women’s Work in Ireland. , New Zealand Geographical Society Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2010, July). Caring Entrepreneurs? Neoliberalism and the Emergence of Private Sector Childcare in Ireland. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Annual Conference. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM.(2009, November 22). Social Sustainability at a Cost? Private Sector Childcare Providers and the Reconciliation of a Work-life Balance.. , Sociology Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM. (2009). Governing childcare: Female entrepreneurs and the negotiated spaces of 'social investment' in Ireland. , Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting On line: Association of American Geographers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2009, March). Governing childcare: Female entrepreneurs and the negotiated spaces of social investment in Ireland. Presented at Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A.(2009, November 22). Social Sustainability at a cost? Private sector Childcare Providers and the Reconciliation of a Work-Life Balance. , Sociology Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, A. (2008). New Geographies of Childcare: Female Entrepreneurs and the Spaces of Social Investment in Ireland. Poster session presented at the meeting of Association of American Geographers. Boston
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gallagher, A.

Creative Work

FitzHerbert, SJ., Richardson, J., Ryan, AM., Mansvelt, J., & Gallagher, A. (2015). Sharing the Waiwhakaiho [Artefact]. : http://waiwhakaiho.org.nz/
[Artefact]Authored by: Gallagher, A., Mansvelt, J., Ryan, A.
Richardson, JM., Ryan, AM., Mansvelt, J., Gallagher, A., & FitzHerbert, S.(2015). Sharing the Waiwhakaiho.
[Film or Video]Authored by: Gallagher, A., Mansvelt, J., Ryan, A.

Other

Gallagher, AM. (2012, June). Invited seminar delivered at the Open University, entitled 'The politics of childcare provisioning'.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.
Gallagher, AM. (2010, September). Who cares? Neo-liberalism and the new spaces of childcare in Ireland. In Victoria University, Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • French
    Last used: 2010
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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