DSAI Postgraduate Network
What does DSAI offer Postgraduate Students?
DSAI membership entitles postgraduate students access to networking with like-minded people and well-established actors across international development issues, from academics and researchers to NGOs and activists.
DSAI currently runs seven Study Groups: Civil Society: Child Health; Education; Gender; Humanitarian; Nutrition; and Adaptive Programming. Through these Study Groups, postgraduate members can link with those who have an interest in the same research area in international development.
The DSAI newsletter and website offer postgraduate students opportunities to disseminate their findings and promote their publications, as well as access support and feedback on their ongoing research.
Connect with peers and senior academics in Ireland
Get known by publishing your profile to our website
Stay abreast of current trends in your area through joining one of our study groups
Link with a country-wide postgraduate network
Attend the annual conference at a reduced rate
Receive invitations to special talks and other events
Attend seminars and summer schools
Develop and hone skills through connections with experts
Attend targeted research events in priority areas
Make your work relevant to policy makers
Take advantage of publishing opportunities available through DSAI
Sharpen your communication and presentation skills
What is the DSAI Postgraduate Network?
The DSAI Postgraduate Network actively seeks to support and promote postgraduate students' skills, experience and networks, and get the most out of DSAI.
You automatically become a member of the Postgraduate Network upon joining DSAI – you don’t have to do anything! There is a designated Postgraduate Representative on the DSAI Steering Committee who will ensure you hear promptly about upcoming events at DSAI – and to ensure there are always special opportunities and rates for postgraduate students!
DSAI also encourages postgraduate members to request tailored events and workshops, from trainings to talks by invited speakers. So do ask for what would be useful to you, and reach out to us if you need any connections in the development field in Ireland!
In 2013, the original ‘Postgraduate Researchers Working Group’ was formed at DSA Ireland Postgraduate Research Workshop in order to support postgraduate interests within DSA Ireland and grow the membership of postgraduate students within DSA Ireland.
The Postgraduate Network is made up of students from across different institutions and research interests. The Network does not necessarily focus on a particular research area but instead provides a venue for enhancing postgraduate engagement with DSA Ireland and for promoting communication and opportunities across a wider postgraduate network. Members of this group have been involved in several initiatives, including organising a half-day DSAI-TIDI-TCD event hosted as part of TIDI Development Research Week 2013.
Recent DSAI Postgraduate Network Activities and Achievements
Download the Student Guidelines for Ethical Fieldwork Overseas (https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SEE_Guidelines_FULL_271016_FINAL-2.pdf)
At the 2017 DSAI Conference, 10 DSAI Postgraduate members were selected to present posters… printing free of charge
Designing Posters Presentation for TIDI by the DSAI Postgraduate Representative – a useful resource for all newbies to conference posters!
Ms Philomena Murphy Postgraduate Network
Philomena is a postgraduate student of Applied Social Research Methods in Trinity College Dublin. Building on her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Social Policy (also in Trinity) in 2018, where issues relating to international development were a key feature including around 'Globalisation and Development'; 'Gender, Work and Families'; and ‘Economics of Policy Issues', Philomena's primary research interests include Gender; Health; Education, Social Stratification; Housing; Migration; and Ageing Societies. She was elected a Trinity Scholar (non-Foundation) for academic excellence in 2016.
Mr Nguyen Nguyen Postgraduate Network
Nguyen Nguyen holds a BA in English from Da Nang University (Vietnam) and an MA in Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He is also a development practitioner with over ten years of experience in facilitating participatory and community-based development initiatives in Vietnam. Moving from his development career into academia, Nguyen is interested in interdisciplinary approaches in development with a particular focus on translating development concepts and terminology into Vietnamese to promote effective policy interventions. His PhD research, funded by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) at Dublin City University (DCU), seeks to bring together two fields – development studies and translation studies – between which there has to date been little contact or exchange.