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The Invisible Job

Apr 14, 2021 06:30 PM in Dublin

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Paula Fyans
Paula Fyans has experienced first-hand what it is like managing The Invisible Job from the perspective of a working mother with an international career (in Pharma and university). When she gave up her job to restore balance to family life, she learned about life as a full-time parent. The grass is no greener; instead it just presents a different set of challenges. The book features insights from many interviews she has conducted with women about their personal experiences of managing parental and home responsibilities, either full-time or on top of a career. Drawing on her scientific background, it also features extensive demographic, economic and gender-based global research into how responsibility for parenting and running a home is shared by couples and the way an imbalance in this role impacts women. Paula has lived and worked in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Malawi and South Africa. In addition to gender equality she is also a passionate advocate for climate justice
Dr. Marie Murray
Dr Marie Murray has worked as a clinical psychologist for more than forty years across the entire developmental spectrum. An honours graduate of UCD, from where she also obtained an MSc and PhD, she is a chartered psychologist, registered family therapist and supervisor, a member of both the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy as well as the APA American Psychological Association and a former member of the Heads of Psychology Services in Ireland. Key clinical posts have included being Director of Psychology in St Vincent’s Psychiatric Hospital Dublin and Director of Student Counselling Services in UCD. Marie served on the Medical Council of Ireland (2008–13). She was an Irish Times columnist for eight years and has been author, co-author, contributor, and editor to a number of bestselling books, many with accompanying RTÉ radio programmes.