Selected Refereed Journal Publications
Feeney, S., Hogan, J., Donnelly, P. (2015) ‘What stick figures tell us about Irish politics: Creating a critical and collaborative learning space’. Teaching in Higher Education, Vol. 20, No.3, pp. 313-327. April 2015.
Hogan, J. and Feeney, S. (2012) ‘Crisis and Policy Change – The Role of the Political Entrepreneur’. Risk Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, Article 6. pp. 1-16. June 2012.

Selected Book Chapters:
Feeney, S. & Horan, C. (2015) ‘The Bologna Process & the European Qualifications Framework (EQF): A routines approach to understanding the emergence of educational policy harmonisation – from abstract ideas to policy implementation’. Howlett, M. & Hogan, J. (Eds) Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice: Discourses, Ideas and Anomalies in Public Policy Dynamics. Palgrave McMillan (publication pending)
Munnelly, J.; Feeney, S.; Wu, B.; Hussey, M.; Duff, T.; O’Neill, P.; Burns, R. (2014) ‘An Initiative to apply the concept and philosophy of Industry-Oriented Higher Education to Technician level Software Programmes. Motta, G. & Wu, B. (Eds) ‘Software Engineering Education for a Global E-Service Economy State of the Art, Trends and Developments’. Springer Series on Progress in Information Systems (IS). Conference Proceedings from The China–Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education (CEISEE 2013). Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Selected Conference Papers:
Feeney, S. & Hogan, J.(2015) ‘Sketching an Understanding of Politics Through Drawings’ Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). San Francisco, USA September 3-6, 2015.
Feeney, S. (2015) ‘Institutional Quality Reviews in Higher Education Institutions in Ireland – North and South’ International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Milan, Italy. July 1-4, 2015.
Feeney, S., Hogan, J., Donnelly, P. (2015) ‘What stick figures tell us about Irish politics: Creating a critical and collaborative learning space’ Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 16-19, 2015.
Hogan, J., O’Rourke, B. & Feeney, S. (2015) ‘Measuring the Eliteness of the Universities Educating Irish and UK Cabinet Ministers over 75 years’. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 16-19, 2015.
Feeney, S. (2015) ‘Origins of Technological Universities in Ireland’. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 16-19, 2015.
Feeney, S., Edge, O. & Quinn, E. (2015) ‘Developing organisational design criteria in the redesign of an Irish higher education institution. Higher Education in Transformation Symposium, Dublin, Ireland. March 31 – April, 1, 2015.
Feeney, S. (2015) ‘Comparing two approaches of institutional quality review in higher education’. ‘The Local, National and Global in Higher Education’ – Educational Researchers Conference. Sheffield University, UK. February 12 – 13, 2015.
Feeney, S. & Horan, C. (2014) ‘Harmonising Europe’s Education Policy’ European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference. Glasgow, Scotland. September 3 – 6, 2014.
Feeney, S. (2014). ‘Getting Stuck in the Mud’: When Institutional systems hinder academic flexibility’ Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Washington DC, USA. August 28-31, 2014.
Feeney, S. (2014). Invited Speaker for Professional Development Workshop: ‘Fostering International Teaching and Research Collaborations’. Annual Conference of Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA. August 2 – 5, 2014.
Hogan, J. & Feeney, S. (2014). ‘The Use of Metaphor in Drawings of Ireland’s Place in the World’. British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland. June 18-20, 2014.
Feeney, S. (2014). ‘Institutional Level Quality Reviews in Irish Higher Education: A Comparative Study of Two Different Approaches’. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 3-6, 2014.
Feeney, S. (2014). ‘Moving Mountains: When Institutional Systems Hinder Learner Centred Delivery’. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 3-6, 2014.
Feeney, S. & O’Riordan, D. (2014). ‘Social Media in a Military Focussed Public Sector Organisation Context’ Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 3-6, 2014.
Feeney, S., Hogan, J. and Donnelly, P. (2013) ‘Interpreting undergraduate understanding of Irish politics through freehand drawings’. Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 18 – 20 October 2013.
Feeney, S. (2013). ‘Initiating more flexibility into the academic semester: A six week approach’. 6th Annual Political Science Association/ British International Studies (PSA/BISA) Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Westminster, London, UK. August 9-10.
Feeney, S., Hogan, J. and Donnelly, P. (2013) ‘What stick figures tell me about Irish Politics’. 6th Annual Political Science Association/ British International Studies (PSA/BISA) Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Westminster, London, UK. August 9-10.
Feeney, S. (2013). ‘A new model of delivery in a semesterised system: A six week semester’. European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) Annual Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. August 28-31, 2013.
Feeney, S., Hogan, J. and Donnelly, P. (2013) ‘What Stick Figures/People Tell Me about Irish Politics’. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill. USA. 29 August – 1 September 2013.
Feeney, S., Hogan, J. and Donnelly, P. (2013) ‘What is ‘Irish Politics’? Using students’ freehand drawings to provide an answer’. European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) Annual Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. August 28-31, 2013.
Munnelly, J., Feeney, S., Wu, B., Hussey, M., Duff, T., O’Neill, P., & Burns, R. (2013) ‘An Initiative to Apply the Concept and Philosophy of Industry-Oriented Higher Education to Technician Level Software Programmes’. The China-Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education (CEISEE), Milan, Italy. May 13-14, 2013.
Hogan, J. and Feeney, S. (2013) ‘Crisis and Policy Change: The Role of the Political Entrepreneur’. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. April 9-15, 2013.
Hogan, J. and Feeney, S. (2013) ‘The Contribution of Political Entrepreneurs to Policy Change at Times of Crisis’. Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, UK. March 25-27, 2013.

Conference Participation:
Feeney, S. & Hogan, J. (2014) Co-convenors of British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Conference in Dublin 17 June, 2014.

Panel Chair:
Feeney, S. (2015) Chair of Panel on New Ways of Analyzing Policy (50-19) at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, Ill. 19 April, 2015.
Feeney, S. (2014) Chair of Panel on Postcolonial Conflict at the Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Conference in Dublin 17 June, 2014.
Feeney, S. (2014) Chair of Panel on Leadership and Policy Implementation (53-23) at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, Ill. 5 April, 2014

Panel Discussant:
Feeney, S. (2015) Discussant of Panel on Public Opinion outside the USA (28-1) at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, Ill. 16 April, 2015.
Feeney, S. (2015) Discussant of Panel on New Ways of Analyzing Policy (50-19) at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, Ill. 19 April, 2015.
Feeney, S. (2014) Discussant for Panel on Postcolonial Conflict at the Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Conference in Dublin 17 June, 2014.
Feeney, S. (2014) Discussant for Panel on Leadership and Policy Implementation (53-23) at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, Ill. 5 April, 2014

Seminar Presentations
Feeney, S. & Mulvey, M. (2012) ‘Quality Enhancement Procedures & the Role of Student Representataives. DITSU Class Representative Training Conference/ Event. DITSU, Dublin Friday 14th October 2011.
Feeney, S. & McGrath, M. (2011) ‘DIT Programme Committees – What can you expect: The inside track’. DITSU Class Representative Training Conference/ Event. DITSU, Dublin Friday 14th October 2011.
Feeney, S. (2010) ‘Educational Administration processes for Bachelors and Masters awards: A quality enhancement perspective’. Video Conference with the Finance University, Moscow. DIT teleconference, 24 March 2011.
Feeney, S. (2010) ‘Challenges in third level education’. Video Conference with St. Petersburg Moskatelyny. DIT teleconference 28 May 2010.
Feeney, S. (2007) ‘Experiences and reflections of designing a National Framework of Qualifiications’. Bulgarian National Seminar of the National Qualifications Framework in Higher Education in the Context of Qualification Frameworks of the European Higher Education Area. Representing the NQAI, Sofia, Bulgaria. Friday 7 December 2007.

Other Policy Publications:
DIT Policy documents:

I was actively involved in writing, reviewing and disseminating the following documents:
DIT Handbook for Quality Enhancement (2002 – present)
DIT General Assessment Regulations(1998 – present)
DIT Policies relating to partnerships with external organisations (1998 – present)

External Policy Reports/ Documents where an active contribution was made

National and International Practices and Trends in the Classification or Grading of Awards in Further Education and Training and Higher Education and Training (2005) NQAI: Dublin

Validation of Programmes Policy: FETAC (2006). FETAC: Dublin

Quality Assurance in Further Education and Training: Policy and Guidelines for Providers (2006) FETAC: Dublin

Internal DIT reports/ publications where I was the sole author include:

Feeney, S. (2001) A Guide to Functions and Services of the Dublin Institute of Technology. Freedom of Information Office: DIT

Feeney, S. (2001) FOI Manual for DIT Staff. Freedom of Information Office: DIT

Feeney, S. (2001) A Guide to DIT Policies, Procedures and Guidelines used in Decision Making. Freedom of Information Office: DIT

Internal DIT Reports to Academic Council written on behalf of working groups

Code of Practice for DIT Examiners. (2003) Academic Council: DIT

Guidelines for Examiners. (2003) Academic Council: DIT

Report of the sub group in relation to access, transfer & progression (2004) Academic Council: DIT

Report on the School Review Process. Academic Council: DIT