Maeve Foreman
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Social Studies

Biography

Maeve Foreman, Assistant Professor in Social Work, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin, joined the School in 2003, having accumulated over 28 years community work and social work practice experience. She worked as a senior medical social worker in HIV and AIDS for 15 years, and as a medical social worker in oncology, haematology and the National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Disorders. She has practised in community work settings in Dublin and London, including homelessness, housing action and community law centres. She is currently a member the Department of Health and Children's Care and Management Sub-Committee of the National AIDS Strategy Committee. She was course director of Trinity's Master in Social Work programme from Dec 2006 until Jun 2010, and is the current course director of the Bachelor in Social Studies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M., Responding to asylum seekers living on the margins of Irish society: the experiences of social work practitioners, IFSW European Conference 'Marginalisation and Social Work in a Changing Society', Book of Abstracts, Reykjavik, Iceland, 28th-30th May, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

European Social Work Research Association(ed.), 7th European Conference for Social Work Research Book of Abstracts, Aalborg, Denmark, 19-21 April , Dept. of Sociology and Social Work Research, Aalborg University, 2017 Proceedings of a Conference, 2017

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M., Refugees and Integration - Lessons for Social work, European Association of Schools of Social Work Biannual Conference, Book of Abstracts, Paris, 27th-29th June, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Foreman, M. & NiRathaille, N., Not just another long term chronic illness - Social Work and HIV in Ireland, Practice: Social Work in Action, 28, (12), 2016, p97 - 114 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Ní Raghallaigh, M., Foreman, M., Social Work with Asylum Seekers in Ireland: Responding to need and advocating for social justice, Book of Abstracts, 6th European Conference for Social Work Research 'Reflective social work practices in contemporary societies: dialogues and new pathways between praxis and research', Lisbon, Spain, 30th Mar-1st Apr, ESWRA, 2016, pp219 - 219 Conference Paper, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M., Social Work with Asylum Seekers in Ireland : the challenge of providing an equitable service, 1st IASW Practitioner Research Conference 'Translating Practice Wisdom to Research - Building Social Work Research Capacity, UCC, Cork, 22nd April, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M., Foreman, M., Feeley, M., Moyo, S., Wenyi Mendes, G., Bairéad, C. , Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community, Dublin, Irish Refugee Council, 2016 Report, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Foreman, M., Welcoming Newcomers: Social Group Work with Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees - Sumner Gill Memorial Plenary, Group Work Across the Globe: Building Transformative Connections, International Association for Social Work with Groups 38th Annual Symposium, New York, USA, June 15-18, IASWG/NYU Silver School of Social Work, 2016, pp19 - 20 Conference Paper, 2016

Foreman, M., Medical Social Work in Ireland: An Exploration of Service Users' Perspectives, Irish Social Worker, Research & Analysis, (Spring), 2015, p24 - 30 Journal Article, 2015

Foreman, M. , How can social workers enable people to live life sustainably?, Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025; European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) Conference Book of Abstracts, Bicocca University, Milan, Italy, 29th June - 2nd July, 2015, pp208 - 208 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Foreman, M. , Peer Assessment of Problem Based Learning in a Health Related Social Work Module, Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025; European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) Conference Book of Abstracts, Bicocca University, Milan, Italy, 29th June - 2nd July, 2015, pp261 - 261 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Social Work and Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025, European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) Conference Book of Abstracts, Bicocca University, Milan, Italy, 29th June - 2nd July, 2015, pp182 - 182 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Ní Raghallaigh, M. & Foreman, M., Cherishing asylum seeking children equally? , National Child Protection & Welfare Social Work Conference , Cork, 23rd October, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Direct Provision for Asylum Seekers - Putting Children at Risk, BASPCAN (British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Conference, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 12th-15th April, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Foreman, M. & NiRathaille, N., HIV and Lifespan Issues 30 Years on - Current Psychosocial Issues in HIV Care , 3rd ENSACT Joint European Conference Book of Abstracts, Istanbul, Turkey, 16th to 19th April , 2013, pp157 - 157 Conference Paper, 2013

Foreman, M., Sheahan, N., McCrory, C., Evaluation of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme for Patients of a Pain Clinic, All Ireland Pain Nurses Conference , Hilton Hotel, Dublin, 22nd November , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Ni Rathaille N., Foreman, M., Current issues and challenges in HIV care, 6th Annual Multi Disciplinary Research Seminar 2013, Centre for Learning & Development, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, 14th May , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Walsh, T., Breslin, G., Curry, P., Foreman, M., McCormack, M., A Whole-Hospital Approach? Some Staff Views of a Hospital Bereavement Care Service, Death Studies, 37 , (6), 2013, p552 - 568 Journal Article, 2013

Foreman, M. & Delamere, S., HIV - just another chronic illness?, International Disability and Diversity Conference Book of Abstracts , Honolulu, 26th/27th March , 2012, pp29 - 29 Conference Paper, 2012

Foreman, M. & NiRathaille, N., HIV - Just Another Long Term Chronic Illness?, Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development Book of Abstracts , Stockholm, 8th - 12th June , (WS142:4), www.swsd-stockholm-2012.org, 2012, pp293 - 293 Conference Paper, 2012

Foreman, M., Delamere, S., Living with HIV in Ireland - Giving Voice to Service Users Views, Changing Health - 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Book of Abstracts, UCD, Dublin, 28th Jun - 2nd Jul, 2010, pp195 - 195 Conference Paper, 2010

Foreman, M., Flynn, S., Keane, A., Lawler, C., Evaluating Medical Social Work in an Irish Hospital - the Service Users' Perspective, Changing Health - 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Book of Abstracts, UCD, Dublin, 28th Jun - 2nd Jul, 2010, pp199 - 199 Conference Paper, 2010

Delamere, S., Foreman, M., and Walsh, N., RIP, HIV Services in Ireland - learning from patients' experiences, Second Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) , Manchester Central Convention Complex, 20 to 23 April 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

Delamere, Sandra and Foreman, Maeve, HIV Services in Ireland - the Patients' Perspective, Society for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ireland (SSTDI) Autumn Scientific Meeting, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 17th October 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Walsh, T., Foreman, M., Curry, P., O'Driscoll, S. & McCormack, M., Bereavement Support in an Acute Hospital: an Irish Model, Death Studies, 32, (8), 2008, p768 - 786 Journal Article, 2008

Foreman, M., HIV and 'Direct Provision'. Learning from the Experiences of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 4, (1), 2008, p51 - 69 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Foreman, M. & Quinlan, M., Increasing Social Work Students Awareness of Heterosexism - a partnership between a community gay health project and a school of social work, Social Work Education special issue on Sexuality , 27, (2), 2008, p152 - 158 Journal Article, 2008

Foreman, M., Peer Assessment of Problem Based Learning - Fostering Reflective Practice in Social Work Students, Case Studies of Good Practices in Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education. Dublin:AISHE (All Ireland Society for Higher Education) , (1), 2007 Journal Article, 2007 URL URL

Frawley, P., Johnson, K. & Foreman, M., Sexuality and Relationships: From research to policy to action, Open University Conference Learning Disability Relationships and Sexuality Past and Present, Milton Keynes, UK, 5th July, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Foreman, M., Experiences and perspectives of migrants accessing HIV services., Trinity Immigration Migration Research Fair , Trinity College, Dublin, 24th September , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Foreman M. and Hawthorne, H., Learning from the Experiences of Ethnic Minorities Accessing HIV Services in Ireland, British Journal of Social Work, 37, 2007, p1153 - 1172 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Clarke, K. & Foreman, M. , Migrants living with HIV/AIDS in Finland and Ireland: identifying good practice in health and social care, Diversity in Health and Social Care, 3, (1), 2006, p59 - 70 Journal Article, 2006

Foreman M. & Ni Rathaille N., Social work with diverse communities - learning from the experiences of ethnic minorities accessing HIV services in Ireland, Society for Social Work Research Conference, San Antonio, January, 2006 Poster, 2006 URL

Foreman, M., Migrants, HIV and Ireland - Equality of Care?, The Unprotected Migrant: Mobility, Social Policy and Labour Rights in Europe, University of Tampere, Finland, 16th to 17th May, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Foreman, M., Migrants, HIV and Ireland - Equality of Care?, Equality and Social Inclusion in the 21st Century - developing alternatives. An International Multidisciplinary Conference, Book of Abstracts, Belfast, February, 2006, pp16 - 16 Conference Paper, 2006

Foreman M. & Mulcahy F., Evaluation of effectiveness of HIV counselling on challenging behaviour to safer sex and drug use practices Phase 2, AIDS 2000: The Social Work Response, the 12th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Book of Abstracts, San Diego, May 31st to June 3rd, 2000, pp40 - 40 Conference Paper, 2000

Foreman, Maeve, Lessons Learnt from HIV Prevention Work in Ireland, Social Work with Children and Youth 1999 Symposium - IUC Dubrovnik School of Social Work Theory and Practice - , Dubrovnik , June 7-11 1999, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Foreman, M., O'Shea, E. and Smith, W., 13 vears on - issues for people with haemophilia and HIV , World Haemophilia Federation Conference , The Hague, the Netherlands , May, 1998 Poster, 1998

Foreman M. & Mulcahy F. M., Social Work, HIV and Irish Women, Irish Journal of Social Work Research, 1, 1997, p68 - 78 Journal Article, 1997

Foreman M., Mulcahy F.M., Evaluation of Effectiveness of HIV Counselling on changing behaviour to safer sex practices Phase 1, AIDS Impact 3rd International Conference, Melbourne, June, 1997 Poster, 1997

Foreman M., HIV & AIDS - some issues for counsellors in Ireland, Journal of the Irish Association for Counseling and Therapy, 28, 1994, p9 - 28 Journal Article, 1994

Foreman M., 0' Mahony A., et al, AIDS in Ireland. the national picture, AIDS Impact Bio-psychosocial Aspects of HIV Infection: 2nd International Conference Book of Abstracts, Brighton, 1994, ppP003 - P003 Poster, 1994

Foreman, M. and McLoughlin, C., Study of patients presenting for HIV test counselling and implications for social work practice, Irish Social Worker, 11, (1), 1992, p8 - 12 Journal Article, 1992

Ross, D., Flynn, D., Foran, D., Foreman, M., Pomeroy, L., & Mulcahy, F. , Impact of Socio-Demographic Factors on the Experience of HIV Infection in Women , Abstract Book, 6th International conference on AIDS, San Francisco, CA, , 23rd June, 1990 Poster, 1990

Flynn D., Foreman M., Foran D., Pomeroy L., Ross. D., & Mulcahy F., Pattern of coping with HIV amongst HIV positive women in Dublin, 2nd European Conference on Clinical aspects of HIV Infection, 1990 Poster, 1990

Foreman M., Flynn D., et al, HIV positive women infected through IVDU in Ireland and their future plans for themselves and their children, Abstract Book, 6th International Conference on AIDS, San Francisco, 1990 Poster, 1990

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ní Raghallaigh, M., Foreman, M., Bairéad, C., Moyo S. & Wenyi Mende, S., Transitioning from Direct Provision to life in the community: The experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or 'leave to remain' in Ireland, Dublin, September, 2015 Report, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Direct Provision: The Role of Social Work, Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples - World Social Work Day 2015: Joint IASW/UCD Conference, UCD, Dublin, 20th March, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Irish Social Workers Experience of Working with Asylum Seekers Living within the Direct Provision System, Irish Association of Social Workers' Annual Conference, Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 5th June, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Social Workers Speak Out Against Direct Provision, Human Rights in Ireland http://humanrights.ie/children-and-the-law/directprovision15-social-workers-speak-out-against-direct-provision/, 8th April, 2015 Report, 2015

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , 'Social workers' experiences of working with people living in the Direct Provision system' - Submission to the Working Group on the Protection Process, March, 2015 Report, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Social Work, Asylum seekers and Refugees Some current issues for Social Work and Social Work Education, All Ireland Social work and Educators Forum , Belfast, 15th - 16th October , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Foreman, M. , Medical Social Work in Ireland: An Exploration of Service Users' Perspectives, Irish Social Worker, Research & Analysis, (Spring), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Foreman, M. , Enabling People to Live Life Sustainably, IASW Seminar for World Social Work Day, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin, 21st March , 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Foreman, M. , Social Work, HIV & Direct Provision, Human Rights in Ireland http://tinyurl.com/o8gkqge, April, 2014 Report, 2014

Foreman, M. , Direct Provision and Child Protection, Human Rights in Ireland http://tinyurl.com/nbow2jd, April, 2014 Report, 2014

Foreman, B. & Jackson, B., Building Communities - the story of Mud Island Community Garden, Community Growers' Conference, Community Foundation of Ireland, Smock Alley Theatre, 15th October 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Foreman, M. & Ni Rathaille, N., HIV Stigma - is it History?, 10th Annual Gay Men's Health Forum 'Challenging Stigma', Bedford Hall, Dublin Castle, Friday 8th June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Foreman, M., Living with HIV - survey of those attending HIV clinics in Ireland. Presented as part of the 2nd Noel Walsh Memorial Presentation on 'Living with HIV, the Issues' , 8th Gay Health Forum, Dublin Castle, 18th June, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Foreman, Maeve, Noel Walsh Invited Lecture 'HIV Care - an Irish Perspective', 8th Nordic HIV Conference 'Positive Living - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind', Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3, 5th November 2009, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Foreman, M., Delamere, S., Walsh, N., HIV Services in Ireland - the Service Users' Perspective, National AIDS Strategy Committee, Dept. of Health and Children, 2009 Report, 2009

Foreman, M. , Relationship issues and Hepatitis C, Consultative Council on Hepatitis C Information Day , Croke Park, Dublin, 16th February, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

Walsh, T., Foreman, M., Curry, P., Bereavement Care in Acute Hospitals: An Evaluation of the Beaumont Hospital Bereavement Care Service, Dublin, Dublin, Beaumont Hospital/School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, October, 2007 Report, 2007

Foreman, M., Countering the Expulsion of HIV+ People. Report back on 8th European Migrants Meeting, New Trends & Innovative Actions in the Field of HIV/AIDS, A & M News, biannual newsletter of AIDS & Mobility Europe , (11), 2006 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Foreman, M., Working with young people who take risks - what works?, Sexual Health Conference 'Engaging Youth in Sexual Health', Cork, 9th September , 2006, GUIDE Clinic, St. James's Hospital Invited Talk, 2006

AIDS and Mobility Europe, You Can Speak! How HIV-positive People with an Uncertain Residence Status Survive in Europe, Netherlands, NIGZ/AIDS and Mobility Europe/AIDES www.aidsmobility.org , 2006 Report, 2006 URL

Foreman, Maeve, Policy-making in Ireland. The representation and role of NGO and frontline workers in the National AIDS Strategy Committee, Impacting Policy - making voices heard. European Network Social Inclusion & Health, Dublin Castle, 26th & 27th October , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

What does Direct Provision provide for in, You can speak! How HIV-positive people with an uncertain residence status survive in Europe, Amsterdam, Aids & Mobility Publications, 2006, pp36 - 38, [Foreman M.,] Book Chapter, 2006 URL

Foreman, M., Some Experiences and perspectives of minority ethnic groups accessing HIV services in Ireland, Tampere University School of Social work and Social Policy, 9th November, 2005, Tampere University School of Social Work and Social Policy, 9th November, 2005 Invited Talk, 2005

Foreman M., The impact of a bleeding disorder on the family, Irish Haemophilia Society AGM, Bunratty, Co. Clare, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Foreman M., HIV & Disclosure - Practice Issues, 3rd All Ireland Gay Health Forum, Dublin Castle, 16th June, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Foreman, M., Some Experiences and Perspectives of Ethnic Minorities attending HIV Services in Ireland, M.Phil in Ethnic and Racial Studies Research Seminars, 28th January, 2005, M.Phil in Ethnic and Racial Studies Research Seminars, Trinity College, 28th January, 2005 Invited Talk, 2005

Foreman M., Working toward an effective action plan against expulsion of PLWHA -lobbying on a national level, 8th European Migrants Meeting on New Trends and Innovative Actions in the field of HIV/AIDS, Lisbon, 28th September, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Foreman, M. & Herbst, J., Towards a culturally competent practice - a study of the experiences and perspectives of ethnic minorities accessing HIV services in St. James's Hospital, HIV Services Network Conference HIV & Mobile Populations; issues for ethnic minorities accessing services in Ireland, Dublin, October, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Foreman, M., Against Making HIV a Notifiable Disease, a position paper for the National AIDS Strategy Committee , 2004 Working Paper, 2004

Foreman, M., Foreman M., Living in Limbo - the experience of HIV positive migrants in Ireland, A & M News, biannual newsletter of AIDS & Mobility Europe , (6), 2003, p6 - 7 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Foreman M., Psvchosocial issues for women carriers of bleeding disorders, Irish Haemophilia Society Seminars on Women and Bleeding Disorders, Cork and Dublin, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Foreman M., Women & AIDS, AIDS Inform Summer/Autumn, 1994 Journal Article, 1994

Research Expertise

Description

Social work practice in health care settings; HIV care and prevention; disability, sexuality and sexual health. Member of advisory group established by Gay Men's Health Project on researching the needs of HIV+ MSM, June 2009. Member of advisory committee for Mayock et al (2009) Supporting LGBT Lives: A study of the mental health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Dublin:Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonGTo Youth Project, funded by HSE's National Office for Suicide Prevention: Member of reading group for Research Report 'Sexual Health Challenges and Related Service Provision, in Layte et al (2006) The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships (ISSHR), Dublin:Dept. of Health and Children/Crisis Pregnancy Agency

Projects

  • Title
    • Transitioning from Direct Provision to Life in the Community
  • Summary
    • Conducted with Dr. Muireann Ni Raghallaigh, School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice UCD in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council, and with the assistance of Clíodhna Bairéad, Siphathisiwe Moyo & Gabriel Wenyi Mende, this research set out to explore the experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or 'leave to remain' in Ireland, and the challenges they face in transitioning from Direct Provision to life in the community. The research will be used to inform a submission to the Irish Government's Interdepartmental Taskforce on Transitional Supports for Persons Granted Status in Direct Provision
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • June 2015
  • Date To
    • November 2015
  • Title
    • Irish Social Workers' Experience of Working with Asylum Seekers Living within the Direct Provision System
  • Summary
    • Conducted with Dr. Muireann Ni Raghallaigh from UCD, in connection with the Irish Association of Social Workers, this study set out to explore Irish social workers' experience of working with asylum seekers living within the Direct Provision system, with a view to informing the Irish Government's Working Group on the Protection System
  • Date From
    • January 2015
  • Date To
    • March 2015
  • Title
    • Evaluation of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training Programme for Patients and Staff in a Dublin Hospital
  • Summary
    • Partners: Dr. Noirin Sheahan, PhD, PGDip Mindfulness Based Approaches, Senior Lecturer and Mindfulness Trainer; Dr. Connail McCrory, Consultant, Pain Medicine Service; Centre for Learning and Development; Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, St. James's Hospital
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts & Social Sciences Benefactions Fund 2011/12
  • Date From
    • August 2011
  • Date To
    • September 2013
  • Title
    • HIV - Just Another Chronic Illness?
  • Summary
    • Partners: Neans NiRathaille, Senior Social Worker and Sandra Delamere, Senior Nurse Practitioner in Sexual Health, St. James's Hospital. Research comprised of focus groups conducted with people living with HIV, social workers and nurses on current psychosocial issues in HIV
  • Date From
    • May 2011
  • Date To
    • July 2011
  • Title
    • HIV Services in Ireland - Service Users' Perspectives
  • Funding Agency
    • NASC, Dept. of Health and Children
  • Date From
    • June 2008
  • Date To
    • June 2009
  • Title
    • Evaluating Medical Social Work in an Irish Hospital
  • Funding Agency
    • Social Work Dept., St. James's Hospital
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • Beaumont Bereavement Care Service
  • Summary
    • An evaluation of Beaumont Hospital Bereavement Care Service.
  • Funding Agency
    • Beaumont Hospital
  • Date From
    • December 2005
  • Date To
    • September 2007

Recognition

Representations

Care & Management Sub Committee, National AIDS Strategy Committee 1995 to present

Board Member, Dublin AIDS Alliance (Chair of Board 2008 to 2011) 2005 to 2013

National Social Work Qualification Board panel of assessors 2003 to 2011

National AIDS Strategy Committee (HIV Counsellors Group representative) 2002 to 2004

Assessor for the British Journal of Social Work 2006 to present

Memberships

Irish Federation of University Teachers 2003 – present

Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) 1982 – present