Institute of Political Science

Natalie Glynn

Research Officer/ Lecturer

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Political Science
Research Unit Comparative Public Policy
Melanchthonstraße 36, 72074 Tübingen

Room 016



Natalie Glynn studied anthropology at Auburn University (BA 2010) and international development at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota (MA 2014) before starting her doctorate in social policy at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin (PhD 2019). Natalie’s professional and research experiences cross a variety of disciplines and policy areas, including education, program evaluation, international development, and youth and child welfare policy. As an Evaluation Fellow at the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014-15, Natalie designed and conducted evaluations on, among others, the public health system response to a large outbreak of botulism, the airport screening process during the Ebola Outbreak of 2014-15, and the translation science cooperative agreement between the CDC and universities in Atlanta, GA. Natalie’s doctoral research, a qualitative longitudinal study of the transition out of state care at the age of 18, was funded by the Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship Programme. At present, Natalie’s research at the University of Tübingen turns toward the integration experiences of young migrants and refugees in the region of Baden-Württemberg.

Research Interests

Natalie’s research interests lie broadly in the translation of research into policy and practice for the common good, with specific interests in youth social policy, processes of social exclusion, and evidence-based policy making.

Research Dissemination


Glynn, N. & P. Mayock. (2019) “I’ve changed so much within a year”: Care leavers' perspectives on the aftercare planning process, Child Care in Practice, 25:1, 79-98, DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2018.1521378

Media Coverage

Baker, N. 2017. Children leaving care system need support. Irish Examiner. Published: 31 October 2017 at


Glynn, NR. 2018. “Surrounded by People Yet Alone? Findings from a Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Aging Out of State Care in Ireland”. XV Conference of the European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF), Porto, Portugal.

Glynn, NR. 2017. “How the Little Things Add Up: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Leaving State Care in Ireland”. Children in Care Research Forum, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Prue, C., Raber, A., Glynn, N., Wojno, A., Winter, K., Joseph, H., & Benenson, G. 2015. “Findings from Check and Report Ebola (CARE) Program: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiences of Travelers”. Annual Meetings of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Prue, C., Raber, A., Glynn, N., Benenson, G., Joseph, H., Wojno, A., & Winter, K. 2015. “Traveler Insights on the CARE Kit and Entry Screening Process”. National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, Georgia.

Glynn NR. 2009. “Business as Usual: A Case Study of Alabama’s Coal Mine Regulatory System”. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Madison, Wisconsin.


Glynn, NR. 2017. Where to go? A qualitative longitudinal study of the transition out of State care in Ireland. Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.