Gloria Kirwan
Assistant Professor, Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence: From Life and Limb to Hearts and Minds in, editor(s)Stephanie Holt, Carolina Overlien, John Devaney , Responding to Domestic Violence: Emerging Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research in Europe, London: UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018, pp215 - 230, [Yonkova, N. and Kirwan, G. ] Book Chapter, 2018

Golightley, Malcolm & Kirwan, Gloria , International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work , London, England, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2017, 1 - 123pp Book, 2017

Kirwan, G., Mental Health Service Users' Narratives of Participation: Consensus, Dissensus and Paradox, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Thesis, 2017

Jacob, D. & Kirwan, G., The Tallaght Roma Integration Project: Working for Inclusion in Health Care through a Community Development Model, Dublin, Tallaght Roma Integration Project, January, 2016, p1 - 38 Report, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Kirwan, G. & Jacob, D., Addressing barriers to healthcare access for Roma: A community development approach, Administration, 64, (2), 2016, p157 - 177 Journal Article, 2016 URL URL

Group Work Interventions for Women & Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse: Do They Work and Do They Last? in, editor(s)Mark Gianino, Donna McLaughlin , Revitalizing Our Group Work Heritage: A Bridge to the Future. , London, England, Whiting & Birch Ltd, 2016, pp155 - 178, [Holt, S., Kirwan, G. & Ngo, J.] Book Chapter, 2016

Cahill, O., Holt, S., Kirwan, G., Keyworking in residential child care: Lessons from research , Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 2016, p216 - 223 Journal Article, 2016 URL

'Risk Management' in, editor(s)Rosemary Sheehan Jim Ogloff , Working within the Forensic Paradigm:Cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice , Routledge, 2015, pp51 - 68, [Kirwan, G.] Book Chapter, 2015

Muldoon, P. & Kirwan, G., In safe hands: empowering young people with disabilities who receive assistance with intimate personal care, Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 17, (3), 2015, p94 - 107 Journal Article, 2015

Kirwan, G., Melaugh, B., Taking Care: Criticality and Reflexivity in the Context of Social Work Registration , British Journal of Social Work, 45, (3), 2015, p1050 - 1059 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Kirwan, G, Editorial, The Irish Social Worker. Issue Title: Research & Analysis, Spring 2015, 2015, p1 Journal Article, 2015

Irish Social Worker, Spring, 1, (2015), Kirwan, G., [Guest Editor] Journal, 2015

Journal of Social Work Practice. Special Edition on Mental Health, 29, 3, (2015), Golightley, M. & Kirwan, G., [guest eds.] Journal, 2015

Golightley, M. & Kirwan, G. , Editorial: Mental Health An Issue For Everyone?, Journal of Social Work Practice, 29, (3), 2015, p249 - 253 Journal Article, 2015

Holt, S., Kirwan, G. & Ngo, J., Group Work Interventions for Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence: Do they work and do they last?, Groupwork, 25, (1), 2015, p8 - 33 Journal Article, 2015

Kirwan, G, Up Close and Personal: Engaging with Service User Knowledge , Threshold Concepts: From Personal Practice to Communities of Practice [e-publication], 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference and 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 27 - 29 June 2012, edited by O'Mahony, C., Buchanan, A., O'Rourke, M. and Higgs, B. , NAIRTL: UCC, Ireland, 2014, pp143 - 148 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Kirwan, G & Mc Guckin, C., Digital Natives or Digitally Naive? E-professionalism and Ethical Dilemmas Among Newly Graduated Teachers and Social Workers in Ireland, Journal of Technology in Human Services, 32, (1), 2014, p119 - 132 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Kirwan, G., The Group Values of Educational Encounters: Working with Service Users and Students in a Participatory Classroom Environment, Social Work with Groups, 36, (2-3), 2013, p191 - 207 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Journal of Social Work Practice, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), [eds.], 2013 Editorial Board, 2013

Holt, S. & Kirwan, G., The 'Key' to Successful Transitions for Young People Leaving Residential Child Care: The Role of the Keyworker, Child Care in Practice, 18, (4), 2012, p371 - 392 Journal Article, 2012

Wilson, G. & Kirwan, G., Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: challenges and opportunities for developing practice, European Journal of Social Work, 10, (2), 2007, p175 - 191 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Welfare and Wedding Cakes: An Example of Early Occupational Social Work in, editor(s)Kearney, N. & Skehill, C. , Social Work in Ireland: Historical Perspectives, Dublin, IPA, 2005, pp196 - 210, [Kirwan, G.] Book Chapter, 2005

Kirwan, G. & Kirby, M., Social Work and the Changes in Mental Health Legislation in Ireland, Social Work in Europe, 9, (2), 2002, 53 - 55 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Butler, S. & Kirwan, G., The Icarus Project, Social Work in Europe, 6, (2), 1999 Journal Article, 1999 URL

O'Hare, A., Dromey, M., O'Connor, A., Clarke, M. & Kirwan, G., Mothers Alone? A study of women who gave birth outside of marriage, Ireland, 1983, Dublin, Ireland, Medico-Social Research Board/FSUPC , 1988 Book, 1988

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dublin 12 Community Mental Health Forum assisted by Gloria Kirwan, D12 Community Mental Health Forum: Survey of Service Users' Views, Dublin, Ireland, D12 Community Mental Health Forum, October, 2017, p1 - 44 Report, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Gloria Kirwan, When 'delete' is better than 'send': the ethics of e-professionalism, Professional Ethics, Boundaries and Social Media, Dublin, 8 March , 2017, Social Care Ireland/ Irish Association of Social Workers Invited Talk, 2017

Kirwan, G., A practitioner's perspective - thinking critically and reflectively on the context of regulation, The Regulation of Social Workers, Kings Inns, Dublin, 12 November 2016, edited by The Professional, Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association of Ireland , PRDBA, 2016, pp15 - 29 Conference Paper, 2016

Kirwan, G. & Hanan, R., Human Trafficking: Prevention, Intervention & Aftercare, Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016, Seoul, Korea, 27 - 30 June 2016, edited by International Federation of Social Workers , 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Kirwan, G., Quinn, M., Molloy, P., McKeon, C., Oram, S., Keegan, E., Yonkova, N. & Dunning, T., Masterclass: Invisible Victims: Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence, European Conference on Domestic Violence, Belfast & Dublin. Masterclass held in Trinity College Dublin., 5 September , 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015 URL

Kirwan, G., The Social Work Profession: Purpose, Potential, Possibilities, 'Social Work as a Champion of Lifespan Mental Health Solutions'. National Mental Health Social Work Conference, Irish Association of Social Workers, The Education Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland, 16 April 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Melaugh, B. and Kirwan, G., Social Work Ethics and Social Justice: Self-protection or Proactive Engagement?, Social Care & Social Policy in Ireland: Seeking Social Justice in an Era of Austerity & Beyond, DIT, Grangegorman Campus, Dublin 7, 13 February 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

International Technology Task Force, 2013-2014 (including G. Kirwan - member/contributor), 'Model Regulatory Standards for Technology & Social Work Practice', USA, Association of Social Work Boards, 2015, - Protocol or guideline, 2015 URL

Kirwan, G., Professional Integrity: the Role of Ethical Codes, Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Social Workers, Dublin, 16 May, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Okakpu, E. and Kirwan, G., An Exploration of Knowledge of People with Epilepsy: A Support Group Population Study, Epilepsy Ireland News, 10 March, 2014, p2 Journal Article, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Kirwan, G., Keynote Address. Social Work and Social Media: Ethical Considerations and Boundary Challenges, Irish Association of Social Workers - New Social Worker's Special Interest Group Annual Conference, Dublin, July , 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Cohen, C.S., Macgowan, M.J., Garvin, C.D., Muskat, B., Kirwan, G. and Sweifach, J.S., The IASWG Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups: Celebrating the Special Issue of Social Work with Groups, Revitalizing our Heritage: A Bridge to the Future. The 35th Annual International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Boston, Mass, USA, 6 - 9 June, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Kirwan, G. & Melaugh, B., Regulation of Fitness to Practise and Social Work: Lessons from International Experience, All Ireland Social Work Education and Research Forum, University College Cork, 31 January , 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Kirwan, G., Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experience, Registration In Practice Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin, 28 February 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Kirwan, G, Review of 'Social Work & ICT', by Andrew Hill and Ian Shaw , Review of 'Social Work & ICT', by Andrew Hill and Ian Shaw , Irish Social Worker, Spring, 2013, p47 Review, 2013

Holt, S. and Kirwan, G., Group work programmes with women and children experiencing domestic violence: do they work and do they last?, Thirteenth ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin, 15-18 Sept 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Holt, S. and Kirwan, G., Group Work Programmes for Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence: Do they work and do they last?, Revitalizing Our Heritage: A Bridge to the Future. 35th Annual International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Boston, Mass, USA, 6 - 9 June , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Kirwan, G. , Getting to Know You: Social Work with Groups meets 'Threshold Concept Theory', Revitalizing Our Heritage: A Bridge to the Future. The 35th Annual International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Boston, Mass, USA, 6 - 9 June , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Clarke, A., Kirwan, G. & Byrne, J., Getting Started: Post-Qualification Perspectives of Newly Qualified Social Workers, Irish Social Worker, Spring, 2012, p24 - 28 Journal Article, 2012

Kirwan, G., Social media, e-professionalism and netiquette in social work, Irish Social Worker, Autumn, 2012, p9 - 12 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Kirwan, G. & Holt, S., Staying In Touch: Keyworking and Young People During Transition Out of Residential Care' , BASPCAN 8th National Congress on Child Abuse & Neglect, Queen's University Belfast, April , 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Kirwan, G. , Up Close and Personal: Engaging Learners with Service-User Perspectives, 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference 2012, Trinity College Dublin, 27 - 29 June , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Kirwan, G., Threshold Concepts in Social Work , Presentation to the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (Lawrence), USA, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Kirwan, G. & Melaugh, B., Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experience, Getting Ready for Registration, Dublin, November , 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012 URL

Kirwan, G., Social Work and Social Media: Ethical Considerations and Boundary Challenges, ICT's in Health and Social Care: theory, practice and research. , Trinity College Dublin, 8 November 2012, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Kirwan, G. & Melaugh, B., Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experience, Getting Ready for Registration, Dublin, May , 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Kirwan, G. , Boundary Violations, Misconduct Cases and Social Work Regulation: learning from other jurisdictions' , Social Work Relationship Boundaries and Social Work Regulation (seminar), Trinity College Dublin, May , 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Kirwan, G., Continuing Professional Development: Examining the Basics, Irish Social Worker, Spring, 2012, p2 - 7 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Kirwan, G., Supporting families in the context of parental mental health problems, Social Work and the Challenge of Working with Vulnerable Clients, Trinity College Dublin, 11 November, edited by Irish Association of Social Workers/School of Social Work & Social Policy, TCD , 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Kirwan, G., Fragmentation and Absent Insight: Risk Management and the Challenges for Service Providers, Working within the Forensic Paradigm, Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy , September, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Holt, S. & Kirwan, G., Key-working in Practice: Myths, Realities and Possibilities, 3rd Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, University College Cork, 28 October , 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Kirwan, G. & Melaugh, B., To register or not to register? That is the question, Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 11, (3), 2011, p22 - 25 Journal Article, 2011

Kirwan, G. , Sharing Perspectives: Dialectical Configurations of Risk Management Influencing Professional Responses to Parents with Mental Health Problems, Founder's Day Annual Conference, St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin, 4 October , 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011 URL

Kirwan, G, Outstanding In Their Field: A Study of Continuing Professional Development and Social Workers in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, 2010 Thesis, 2010

Kirwan, G., Suicide in Ireland: Patterns and Trends, Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 10, (1), 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Kirwan, G, Risk Management and Parental Mental Illness: An Exploratory Study of Service Providers' Views, Trinity College Dublin , 2010 Thesis, 2010

Kirwan, G, Editorial, Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 10, (3), 2010, p3 - 3 Journal Article, 2010

Kirwan, G. and Holt, S., Child Death Reviews, 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, UCD, Dublin, 28 June-2 July, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin, Ireland, Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, [eds.], 2009-2011, 2009 Editorial Board, 2009

Kirwan, G., Reflective Practice, National Education Welfare Board Annual Conference, Kilkenny, November, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Kirwan, G., Continuing Professional Development - Challenges and Obstacles, Towards a Global Understanding of Lifelong Learning: Making a Difference. Annual Conference of FACE (Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education), University College Cork, 6 - 8 July, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Wilson, G. & Kirwan, G., Moving Closer or Further Apart? A Comparative Analysis of Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Shaping the Future of Mental Health Social Work, Dundalk, Ireland, February, edited by North South Mental Health Social Workers Forum , 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Kirwan, G., Social Work and Social Exclusion in Ireland, EU funded seminar Social Work and Social Exclusion - Building an Active Society for All, Stockholm, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

Kirwan, G., Dealing with Pressure in Social Work Practice, Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Social Workers, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Research Expertise

Description

- Mental Health Social Work - Service User Participation - Social Work Ethics - Social Work Education and Professional Development - History of Social Work - Human Trafficking

Projects

  • Title
    • The Roma Community in Ireland: The Role of the Tallaght Roma Integration Project
  • Summary
    • This project reported on the work of the Tallaght Roma Integration Project (TRIP) and, in particular, to examine its contribution to improving access to healthcare for the Roma community in the greater Tallaght area of Dublin. The Roma community is a new migrant group in Ireland and this project also aimed to consult with members of the Roma community regarding their perceived needs and gaps in service provision. Across Europe, the Roma community experiences high levels of discrimination and marginalisation and a final aim of this project was to illuminate experiences of this new migrant group in the Irish context. The final publication of this project can be accessed at:http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/75826
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • EIST: A Study of Mental Health Service User Views
  • Summary
    • This study is located in the context of Irish national mental health policy (A Vision for Change, 2006) which articulates a recovery-informed approach to mental health service delivery with service user participation as a central element of the recovery process. The study explores the views of a sample of mental health service users on participation and how they conceptualise optimum participation based on their experiences of service usage. The study also reveals the beliefs and opinions regarding participation which service users carry into service usage, arising from their interactions with mental health service systems. A narrative methodology, Voice Centred Relational Method (VCRM), was adopted for the purposes of data collection and analysis, thus positioning the views of service users as central to the production of knowledge in this study. The study reveals the advantages and disadvantages of using VCRM in the context of a study of this type.
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Continuing Professional Development and Social Workers in Ireland - a national study
  • Summary
    • This study investigated the supports and obstacles to engagement in continuing professional development encountered by social workers working Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Bologna Research Fund
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • ICARUS Research Project
  • Summary
    • Member of Irish research team that participated in an international comparative study of professional responses to families with parental mental health problems. The project was led by a research team based at Brunel University, UK.
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • 1999
  • Title
    • A national study of women who gave birth outside of marriage in 1983
  • Summary
    • Member of the research team involved in the collation of data and the compilation of the report. The study was conducted by the Health Research Board (then the Medico-Social Research Board) and Treoir (then the Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents & their Children). Publication : O'Hare, Dromey, O'Connor, Clarke & Kirwan, (1988), Mothers Alone? A study of women who gave birth outside of marriage, Ireland, 1983. Dublin, FSUPC.
  • Funding Agency
    • Medico-Social Research Board
  • Date From
    • 1983
  • Date To
    • 1988
  • Title
    • Social Work and Social Exclusion - Building an active society for all
  • Summary
    • Irish representative, International Federation of Social Workers
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission

Keywords

e-professionalism; Human Trafficking; mental health service user involvement; PARTICIPATION; Public and patient participation in healthcare; Role of Social Media in Healthcare; Social media and social networking; Social work/social work education

Recognition

Representations

Member of the Accreditation Committee, Medical Council (Ireland) April 2017

Lay Member, Fitness to Practise Committee, Medical Council (Ireland) 2013 to date

Registrant Member, CORU Appeals Committee 2016 to date

Member of the Tusla Third Level Liaison Framework Group November 2017

Registrant Member, Preliminary Proceedings Committee, CORU 2015-2018

Member, Editorial Committee, Journal of Social Work Practice 2013 to date

Member of the Focus Ireland National Services Advisory Committee. 2014 to date

Member of the Mojo National Policy, Practice & Research Committee 2016 to date

Member of the National Coordinating Committee of the Joint World Congress on Social Work, Education and Social Development - due to be held in Dublin 2018. 2015 to date

Member of the National Advisory Group (NAG) for the Establishment of the Child and Family Agency (Tusla). 2012-2013

Chairperson of the Education and Training Sub-group of the National Advisory Group for the Establishment of the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) 2012-2013

Member of the International Task Force on Social Work and Social Media, convened by the Association of Social Work Boards, USA 2013 -2014

Member of Panel of Assessors, CORU (Health and Social Care Professionals Council). 2011 -2014

Treasurer, Irish Association of Social Workers 1993-1995

Chairperson of the North Inner City Family Support Service (Dublin) 1993-1995

Chairperson of the Community After School Project, Dublin 1 1994-1997

Joint Chair of the IASW/NIASW All Ireland Mental Health Social Work Annual Conference committee. 2011-2014

Treasurer of the Integrated Services Project, North-East Inner City Dublin 1993 -1995

Public Service Appointments Commission, Interview Panel Member 2014

Guest Editor, Irish Social Worker: Journal of the Irish Association of Social Workers Spring 2015 edition

Editorial Committee Member of Eisteach, A Quarterly Journal of the Counselling and Psychotheray 2009-2011

Member of voluntary social service sector organisation committees including The North Inner City Money Advice & Budgeting Service, The IASW Child Care Committee, the Mountjoy Square Nursery Selection Committee, 1992-1995

Article reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Social Work Practice; Children and Youth Services Review; Child Care in Practice; Groupwork; Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice; British Journal of Social Work. occasional

Research Ethics Committee, School of Social Work & Social Policy

Awards and Honours

Undergraduate Student Research Grant, Medico-Social Research Board (now Health Research Board) 1983

Memberships

CORU registered social worker 2013- – to date

Member of the Irish Association of Social Workers ongoing

International Association of Social Work with Groups 2012 – 2015