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Jennifer Moran Stritch
- - Joined February 25, 2021
Main Expertise
Education and Training
Highest Educational Qualification
Master\'s degree
Biographical Info
Jennifer Moran Stritch is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at Limerick Institute of Technology. Jennifer lectures in Personal Development and Challenging Behaviour modules and created the Working with Older People/Positive Ageing elective module in 2015 as part of the BA (Hons) in Social Care Work degree programme. In addition to teaching at LIT, Jennifer is part of the teaching team for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland/Irish Hospice Foundation MSc in Bereavement Studies and has guest lectured at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland – Galway and Mary Immaculate College Limerick. Having trained as a social worker in the United States, she is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator in Ireland and internationally on death education, Death Cafes and experiences of loss across the lifespan. Jennifer is the founder and principal investigator for the Loss and Grief Research Group at LIT. Jennifer has received research bursaries from the Institutes of Technology Ireland, ISAX Smart Ageing, Embrace FARM, Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick City of Culture. Now in its 6th year, the Loss and Grief Research group has had eight postgraduate students completing MA research projects and one PhD completion. Some of the research topics engaged with include explorations of grandparental grief when raising their grandchildren, older people’s experiences of resilience in difficult times, the benefits of creative therapies for grieving children, adapted Irish dance for people living with dementia, use of suicide support websites and the loss and grief experienced by older transgender women and their families.