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Dr Katy Dineen

College Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland



Katy Dineen is a college lecturer at the Centre for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at University College Cork (UCC). Her research interests are in value theory, moral education, philosophy of children and childhood and Immanuel Kant. Prior to joining the department, Katy held a research fellowship at the University of Birmingham. Katy completed her PhD in political theory at the London School of Economics.



Dineen, K. (2022) “Moral education and gendered socialisation.” Educational Theory .71(6):703-716

Dineen, K., Autzen, B. and Alwan, N. (2022) “Children, Intersectionality and COVID-19.” The Lancet. 399(10327):799

Autzen, B., Dineen, K. and Vaughan, D. (2021) “Vaccinating Children: Fairness and Childism.” The Lancet. 21(10):1354-1355

Adami, R. and Dineen, K. (2021) “Discourses of Childism: How COVID-19 has unveiled Prejudice, Discrimination and Social Injustice against Children in the Everyday.” The International Journal of Children’s Rights. 29(2):353-370

Dineen, K. and Moulin-Stożek, M. (2022) “Stopping violence against women starts with learning what misogyny really is.” The Conversation. Available at:

Dineen, K. and Autzen, B. (2021) “Why should we vaccinate our children? Because they are people too.” The Irish Times. Available at:

Dineen, K. and Adami, R. (2021) “Calling children ‘vectors’ during COVID-19 is turning into discrimination.” The Conversation. Available at:


I publish in the area of human character and values (in particular hope), education and inclusion. The focus of my published (and forthcoming) work is on the position of women and children within society. I have published on the inclusion of children in the context of education and health.
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