Dr. Mary Murphy

DR. MARY MURPHY works as senior lecturer on the BA Politics and Active Citizenship in the Department of Sociology in Maynooth University.   Her research interests include public policy with a focus on labour market, social security and housing policy, power and civil society, and gender. She has published widely in key journals and books (Towards a Second Republic (with P Kirby Pluto Press 2011) and The Irish Welfare State in the 21st Century (co-edited with F Dukelow Palgrave 2016). A contributor to national policy debate she was a member of the National Expert Advisory Group on Taxation and Social Welfare 2011-2014 and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission 2013-2017. In 2019 she was appointed by President M.D. Higgins to the Council of State.