Dr Ashling Jackson, AIT
Dr Ashling Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Dpt Social Sciences, AIT
is a senior lecturer in the Dept. of Social Sciences in AIT. She lectures in the areas of sociology and research methods. Her research interests are in the areas of family, parenting, social change and social inequality. She supervises postgraduate research projects (MA/PhD) in these areas.
She is co-editor of Community Development in Ireland: Theory, Policy and Practice (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan) and Learning on the Job: Parenting in Modern Ireland (Cork: Oak Tress Press). Ashling is also joint editor of the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies and actively involved in the European Family Support Network. She has worked extensively with groups experiencing social inequality in community settings.
‘International Women’s Day provides a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and throughout history. It creates a space to acknowledge how women have overcome adversity in their lives and continue to do so. While significant work has been done to progress gender equality in Irish society, there is still more to do to achieve full gender equality and inclusivity for all women.’