CARL Students present at the UCC Masters in Social Work Postgraduate Research Conference

9 May 2018
MSW students present their findings

Eight Students in the UCC Masters in Social Work Programme participated in Community Based Research (CBR) partnerships facilitated by Community Academic Research Links (CARL) this academic year. The students shared their research findings with a large audience of peers, staff, family members and representatives from the community groups.

  • Three students, John Daunt, Stephanie Tips and Cara McCarthy collaborated with Douglas Matters, an action group consisting of professionals in the area. The research explored data and community stakeholders’ views on the needs of young people. The use of Photo Voice was introduced as a research method in this project where young members of Douglas community were the photographers.
  • Phil O’Sullivan’s research topic was proposed by MITO Families Ireland and explored parents' fear of allegations of fabricated/induced illnesses in their children.
  • Denise Healy collaborated with NASC in a qualitative case study exploring the transition of aged out unaccompanied minors (UAM’s) from foster care into Direct Provision (DP).
  • Rebecca Donnachie and the Cobh group Breaking the Silence profiled community lead multilevel intervention for suicide prevention.
  • Niamh Condron undertook research in partnership with Churchfield Community Trust focusing on international best practice of supporting people who have offending behaviours and/or substance misuse issues.
  • Helen Devery explored the experiences of families from new communities accessing early intervention together with Togher Family Centre.






All reports will be available to read on our website later this summer.


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