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Head of the Social Research Division and Research Professor
Economic and Social Research Centre, Dublin
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Social Research
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Emer Smyth is a Research Professor and Head of the Social Research Division at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Her main research interests centre on education, school to work transitions, gender and comparative methodology. She has conducted a number of studies on the effects of schooling contexts on student outcomes, emphasising the importance of taking account of student voice in policy development. She is involved in the AQMeN network, conducting comparative analyses of the relationship between subject choice and post-school outcomes. Her current research includes a study of the transition to primary education, an analysis of geographical variation in child outcomes, and a study of teacher induction practices.