Jackie Dwane is a research fellow on the Research Evidence into Policy, Programmes and Practice (REPPP) Project in the University of Limerick. Jackie worked on the Action Research Project (ARP) to co-design and implement a new model of relationship practice with youth justice professionals. Jackie led the implementation evaluation for the project and is now working with colleagues to disseminate and implement the relationship model across all Youth Diversion Projects (YDPs) in collaboration with the Department of Justice.
Jackie previously worked as Youth Officer with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. The role included trialing a new framework for projects involved in a reform process with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and supporting the National Quality Standards Framework for youth projects and groups. Prior to her Youth Officer role, Jackie worked as Coordinator of a YDP in Limerick city. She has worked as a youth worker in various parts of Limerick city and with young people in Residential Care settings. Jackie is an experienced trainer and facilitator of Restorative Practice.
Jackie completed an MSocSc in Youth and Community Work in UCC in 2001. Currently in the third year of her PhD research, Jackie is interested in implementation science and examining effective co-creation processes. Jackie is a recipient of the Honourable Mr. Justice John Murray Scholarship for doctoral research from the School of Law, University of Limerick.