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'Guiding support for family carers'

Zoe Hughes

Zoe joined Care Alliance Ireland in January of 2015. Zoe has qualifications in Social Work, Social Policy and Disability Studies, and her past work has included working with a number of academic and voluntary sector organisations. Zoe was instrumental in setting up the Online Family Carer Support Group in 2020. She has a particular interest in the topic of diversity within caring, along with inclusive and participatory research methods. Zoe is currently Senior Policy & Research Officer, and coordinates the Care Alliance research and policy functions. This is along with supporting member organisations to input into Care Alliance Ireland documents and submissions.

Zoe commenced work on the Doctorate in Applied Social Studies in University College Cork in October 2017, with a focus on the broad topic of family care within the LGBTQIA+ community. 

You can contact Zoe by email ( or by phone on (+353 86 883 4942)

Zoe Hughes - Senior Policy & Research Officer