Dearbháile began her career as a social worker and has experience of working in family and childcare services in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. She initially joined CES in 2019 as a graduate intern with the aim of developing her expertise in research and evaluation.
Dearbháile has direct experience of the complexity and challenges facing organisations delivering services and supports and is passionate about supporting reflective and evidence-informed practice by helping to translate and apply insights from research and evidence. She is currently leading on a project with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council to co-design an approach which will support their evaluation practices.
Dearbháile holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen’s University, Belfast.