30 January - What a Country the State’s in – Reflection on the development of the Irish Welfare State
Professor Cathal O'Connell
School of Applied Social Studies, UCC
Thursday January 30th
6pm Aula Maxima, UCC
Cathal O’Connell he has been a member of the staff of the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC, since 1991, having formerly served in various roles within the Irish local government sector. He is a graduate of UCC (BSocSc & MSocSc), the NUI (PhD) and the University of London (PG Certificate in Social Policy).
He was Course Director of the BSocSc Degree in the School of Applied Social Studies until he became Head of School in 2018. He was a co-founder of the PhD (Social Science) and the MPlan in Planning and Sustainable Development, UCC’s professionally accredited town planning degree. He served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and has been Co-chair of the CACSSS Community Engagement Committee, a member of UCC’s Civic Engagement Committee agus tá sé ina mbáll de Bórd na Gaeilge Ollscoil Chorcaí. He has researched and published widely on the development and evolution of the Irish welfare state, Irish social housing and urban regeneration policy and is currently researching a monograph on the key influences which have shaped the welfare state in Ireland.