News Archive: Jul - Dec 2019
A Symposium on Dementia and Human Rights
As part of the Continuing Professional Development Course, The School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD is delighted to host A Symposium on Dementia and Human Rights which will take place in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin on November 8th 2019.
18 Sep, 2019
Seminar: Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives
The School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD in conjunction with the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice UCD are delighted to host a public seminar on Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives in TRiSS Seminar Room, 6th Floor Arts Building at 4-6pm on October 3rd 2019.
For further information contact Dr Catherine Conlon on firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Sep, 2019
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: The Age of Inquiry: Historical Inquiries into Institutional Child Abuse in Comparative Perspective- October 3, 2019
Thursday, October 3rd, 6pm-8pm Room 3074, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
The Age of Inquiry: Historical Inquiries into Institutional Child Abuse in Comparative Perspective
Dr. Katie Wright, Department of Social Inquiry, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
This public lecture will map the rise of inquiries into historical institutional child abuse – over time and across countries – to better understand the form and remit of different inquiries, to illuminate global trends and national differences and to contextualise the Irish experience of Inquiry.
Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr. James Gallen, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University
Professor Patricia Lundy, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, University of Ulster
Professor Eoin O’Sullivan, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
Reserve your place for free here
18 Sep, 2019
Second Event in the Autumn/Winter CPD series begins October 8th 2019
the School of Social Work and Social in collaboration with Clanwilliam Institute will begin a 4 week lecture series on 8th October titled:
*A Systemic Approach to working with Fathers and Men: Evening Lecture Series*
This lecture series is designed for professionals who would like to develop or enhance their skills in working with families.
In this short course you will learn to reflect, consider and learn some theory about working clinically with families. This course will encourage you to consider the relational environment of families’ lives and relationships and your own approach to family work.
Full details available here
16 Sep, 2019
**Next Intake November 4th 2019 Registration closed October 21st 2019**See here for details
22 Aug, 2019
We are hiring for two Social Work posts
The School is delighted to announce that we are hiring for two Social Work posts. The first is an Assistant Professor in Social Work (Full-Time Tenure Track). The second post is an Assistant Professor in Social Work & Practice Learning Coordinator (Part-time 0.7 FTE Tenure Track).
For more details on the vacancies and how to apply please click here
21 Aug, 2019
Grandparenting research referenced by the New York Times
A recent article in the New York Times refers to research by Virpi Timonen, and Trinity colleagues Christine McGarrigle and Richard Layte, on the topic of intensive grandparenting.
The NY Times article can be accessed here:
The journal article, titled “Choice and Constraint in the Negotiation of the Grandparent Role: A Mixed-Methods Study” can be accessed here:
20 Aug, 2019
Continuing Professional Development - In-house
The School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin is pleased to launch its 2019 Autumn/Winter In-house CPD programme which offers a diverse range of CPD seminars and events. This programme builds on the School's tradition of social work education, its successful Evening Lecture Series and online CPD programmes.
Through its CPD activities the School aims to provide social workers and professionals in health and social care settings with up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge to enhance their practice.
The first seminar in our Autumn/Winter series takes place Friday 6th September 10am-1pm, Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, TCD. With both domestic and international presenters, the focus of this first seminar is on ‘Addressing Complexity in Domestic Violence Practice’.
For more information on this seminar and speakers along with information on registration see here. We hope to see you on the Trinity College Dublin campus this Autumn and Winter.
13 Aug, 2019
Congratulations to Eavan Brady and Robbie Gilligan on their recently published articles.
Assistant Professor Eavan Brady and Professor Robbie Gilligan have recently published two co-authored articles based on the findings of Eavan’s PhD research which was supervised by Professor Gilligan.
The first article entitled ‘Exploring diversity in the educational pathways of care-experienced adults: Findings from a life course study of education and care’ was published in Children and Youth Services Review and can be accessed for free until 16th August 2019.The second article entitled ‘Supporting care-experienced adults' educational journeys: 'Linked lives' over the life course’ was published in Child & Family Social Work.
01 Aug, 2019
Congratulations to Virpi Timonen and Luciana Lolich on the publication of article in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Virpi Timonen and Luciana Lolich have published a new article in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work published by Taylor and Francis. The article entitled “The Poor Carer”: Ambivalent Social Construction of the Home Care Worker in Elder Care Services, examines the social construction of the home care worker from the perspective of various professionals in the elder care sector in Ireland. For more information, please visit:
22nd July, 2019
Congratulations to Virpi Timonen and Luciana Lolich on the publication of article in the Journal Technological Forecasting & Social Change
Congratulations to Virpi Timonen and Luciana Lolich who have just published an article in Technological Forecasting & Social Change journal, titled: Embracing technology? Health and Social Care professionals' attitudes to the deployment of e-Health initiatives in elder care services in Catalonia and Ireland. This article examines health and social care professionals' views, acceptance and resistance to e-health initiatives in elder care in Ireland and Catalonia (Spain). It aims to give an insight into the kinds of enablers and barriers that professionals encounter and anticipate when thinking about and trying to work with technologies intended to improve care services administration and delivery.
Parts of this article relate to the H2020 SoCaTel Project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant Agreement No 769975.
18th July, 2019