Caroline McKeown, B.A., M.Sc.Research Associate
Caroline is a Research Associate at the ERC, and is the National Project Manager for the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 Study. She is also involved in the 2015 PISA study, and in the analysis of Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data for the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) on educational experiences and outcomes for children with special educational needs. A staff member since 2012, Caroline previously worked in the area of child and families’ research on health and wellbeing in Ireland and the UK, including the SENYPIC study at University College Dublin, the KIDS study at Kings College London and the Social Report for Ireland at the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Social Policy and a M.Sc. in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Caroline is a PhD candidate in School of Education TCD, exploring student processes in the transition to computer based assessment in PISA 2015. She has a particular interest in the student processes and engagement, child and family wellbeing, and educational equity.