Caroline is a lecturer and researcher at the Technological University of the Shannon, Ireland. A PhD candidate at the University of Gloucestershire UK, her study utilises autoethnographic and poetic inquiry to explore older women’s identity through the rituals of the Celtic Festivals of the Seasons, at Uisneach, Co Westmeath, Ireland.
Caroline uses autoethnography; her own practice as a performance artist; poetic inquiry; and arts based creative mediums as inquiry tools of discovery to engage; create liminal, relational, potentially transformative spaces; within which; new stories, identities and meanings can be negotiated; providing a conduit for various voices in the community.
In 2021, along with Shemine Gulamhusein McEwan University, Canada, she cofounded the Global Perspectives Collective in Social Care/Child and Youth Care, which held their inaugural conference on the following theme. https://sites.google.com/view/socialcarecyc
September 2016 - To Date
PHD CANDIDATE (WAM) WOMEN, AGEING AND MEDIA CENTRE, SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION, UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK.
September 2013 - June 2015
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LEARNING TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT, TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE SHANNON, IRELAND.
September 2007 - June 2009
MASTERS IN CHILD AND YOUTH CARE, TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE SHANNON, IRELAND
September 2003 - June 2007
BA (HONS) IN APPLIED SOCIAL CARE, TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE SHANNON, IRELAND.
Coyle, C. (2018). Noisy Women: Awakening the Goddess, Bealtaine at Uisneach 2017Online publication in the Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing and Media. https://uniofglos.blog/wam/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2019/03/Draft-PGWAM-2018_Final_v3_PDF.pdf
Coyle, C., McKenna, N. (2017). The Bog Queen: Transformation through Contemplative Immersion. Online publication in the Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing and Media. https://uniofglos.blog/wam/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2020/07/PGWAM-Issue-3.pdf
Coyle, C. (2015). Phenomenal Women: A Poetic View of the Social Construction of Widows in Irish Society. Online publication in the Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing and Media.https://uniofglos.blog/wam/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2019/03/PGWAMIssue2TheSummerSchoolEdition.pdf
Coyle, C. (2015). “My Father didn’t hold me down” and “No Womb at the Inn” (poems) in Social Care Ireland. Learning From Practice, Gill and Macmillan.
Coyle, C. (2014). “The Uileann Piper”, “This is not a Love Poem”, “Turfland”, “Luas”, “Train Journey” poems in Ring Around the Moon Anthology, Heartland Press. Pgs. 42, 44, 45, 46, 47.
I’m always looking for new and useful skills that will help me do better work. Whether I’m working on a new collaboration or doing something on my own, there is always room for improvement and new things to learn. Have a look at my skillset and let me know if you need additional information.
I possess the abilities and soft skills to come up with new solutions to problems. This involves looking at the issue from different and creative angles, using the right tools to assess it and develop a plan.
I enjoy encouraging people to work jointly on an activity or project to achieve a common goal. Especially where this involves co-operation between several teams, departments and/or different organisations to achieve an agreed objective.
I have a passion for undertaking original investigation in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice. Originality and contribution to knowledge has been demonstrated through creative outcomes in the form of designs, music, digital media, performances and exhibitions.
“...It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.”