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  • Technology and arts-mediated intervention
Prof. Eleanor Bantry White
  • Education
  • Equality
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Pension policy
  • The changing political and social landscape of Ireland
  • The shifting nature of politics and popular thought
Dr Margaret Buckley 
  • Career pathways for newly-qualified social workers
  • Children's rights
  • Child protection and welfare policy and practice
  • Child welfare removals
  • Community-based research (science shops) 
  • Professional supervision
  • Staff retention/turnover
Dr Kenneth Burns
  • Analysis of regulatory policy and consumer responsibilisation
  • Irish housing policy
  • Neo-institutional theory
  • The Irish welfare state
  • The nature of Ireland’s financialisation
  • Treatment of personal debt and related processes
Dr Conor Cashman
  • Asylum policy and state sanctioned exclusion
  • Cultural awareness and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Ethnic minority representation
  • Migration
  • Mobilities and social policy
  • Social issues in midwifery practice
  • Social policy and health
  • The politics of multiculturalism
Dr Claire Dorrity
  • Lived experience of social policy and welfare reform
  • Eco-social policy, particularly from a post-growth perspective
  • Climate justice and social policy
  • Lone parents and social policy
  • Activation
  • Social Protection policy
  • The Irish welfare state
  • Welfare states and crisis
Dr Fiona Dukelow
  • Conducting social research
  • Understanding disability
Dr Claire Edwards
  • Critical perspectives in health policy
  • The politics of health
  • The role of theory in social research
Dr Eluska Fernández
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Social indicators and poverty measurement
  • Survey methods
Joe Finnerty

  • Children and young people's participation
  • Deliberative and participatory democracy
  • Educational disadvantage
  • Social research methods.
  • State-civil society relations
  • Theory and practice of community development
Dr Catherine Forde

  • Social identity and difference
Dr Gill Harold

  • Creative arts
  • Cultural policy
  • Gender
  • Racism
  • Youth work/youth studies 
Dr Eileen Hogan
  • Childhood well-being & citizenship
Dr Deirdre Horgan
  • Community development
  • Public participation in environmental decision making
Mary Hurley

  • Relationships of care
  • Social justice
  • Well-being
Rebecca Jeffers

  • Addressing challenging behaviour in youth settings
  • Early school leaving
  • History and development of youth work in Ireland
  • Stress, staff support and supervision
Hilary Jenkinson
  • Penal Policy
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Social Policy
  • Women's Studies
  • Youth Policy
Dr Elizabeth Kiely
  • Substance use
  • Youth work and community development 
Pat Leahy
  • Childbirth politics
  • Feminist social policy
  • Oral history
  • Research methodology and research skills
  • Sexuality and society
  • Women and work
  • Women's studies
Prof Máire Leane
  • Child and youth participation
  • Early childhood studies
  • Integration and inclusion
Dr Shirley Martin
  • Equality
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Migration and the intersection of human rights and social policy with respect to intellectual disability (ID)
Dr Nicola Maxwell

  • Anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Child care and protection practice
  • Child health, development and practice
  • Family and child welfare
  • Social policy, social exclusion and anti-oppressive practice
Caroline May Shore

  • Alternative media practices
  • Community activism and its contested relationships with the state
  • Community development, abolitionism and the carceral state
  • Cultural practices, cultural democracy and cultures of resistance
  • Media representations of social movements, collective action and protest
  • Neoliberal governmentalities and the professionalisation of civil society and community activism
  • Solidarity, democracy and the tactics of protest
  • Territorial stigmatisation and its implications for collective/community action
  • The politics of community activism and community development
  • The politics of ressentiment and anti-welfare populism
  • The politics of the Left
  • The theory and praxis of community arts
Dr Rosie R. Meade
  • Childhood/youth
  • Equality
  • Gender
  • Migration/diaspora
  • Rurality and identities
  • The use of qualitative research method
Dr Caitriona Ni Laoire
  • Regeneration
  • Social housing
  • Social inclusion
Prof. Cathal O'Connell
  • Democratising the production and use of science and technology
  • Feminism and strategies of resistance
  • Patients' organisations and health social movements
  • Power and public health
  • Social movements and confrontations between Western scientific and other knowledges
  • The commons
  • The history and cultural authority of science and medicine
  • The university and its colonial inheritances
Dr Orla O'Donovan
  • Citizenship and Diversity
  • Community Development
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Conflict and Peace Building
  • Social Policy and Internatoioanl Human Rights
Dr Féilim Ó Hadhmaill
  • Access to education
  • Adult and community education
  • Participatory approaches to working with communities
  • Social justice
  • Youth work and community work
Sinéad O'Neill
  • Child migration
  • Gender, equality and diversity in local and global contexts
Dr Jacqui O'Riordan
  • Group work as an educational tool
  • Group work practice
  • Professionalisation of youth and community work
  • Reflective practice and professional formation in the social professions
  • The experience of prisoners in the Irish prison System
Cindy O'Shea
  • Child protection and welfare
  • Child sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviour
  • Direct work with children and young people
  • LGBTQIA+ issues and sexualities
  • Welfare pluralism in the delivery of social services
Dr Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin
  • Community based participatory research
  • Housing and sustainability
  • Mixed methods research
  • Regeneration
  • Tackling social inequalities
  • Widening educational participation
Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan
  • Critical mental health theory, policy and practice
Dr Lydia Sapouna

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