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Welcome to the School of Social Work and Social Policy

A warm welcome to the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. The School is proud to offer a wide range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a range of opportunities for postgraduate research students. The School inherits a strong legacy based on over 80 years work in the Department of Social Studies and its focus on social work and social policy. The School has a long and continuing tradition of widely recognised excellence in social work education and also has a growing record of involvement in teaching and research in social policy stretching back to the 1960s. In research and teaching, the School seeks to contribute to building knowledge about how to respond more effectively to the social issues of our day. The range of disciplines and strengths in the School creates rich opportunities for synergies and collaborative 'joined-up' thinking about complex multi-dimensional issues.

On this website you will find information on courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. The site also provides details of our current Faculty and Administration staff, with links to our research, publications, public lectures and events. We hope that you find the School website interesting and informative. If you have any further queries or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Professor Robbie Gilligan co-authors new article in Children and Youth Services Review

Dr Laura Arnau from UAB – Autonomous University of Barcelona and Professor Robbie Gilligan have recently had an article published in Children and Youth Services Review. The article, is entitled ' ‘What helps young care leavers to enter the world of work? Possible lessons from an exploratory study in Ireland and Catalonia'.

Assistant Professor Maeve Foreman recently published an article on ‘Medical Social Work in Ireland: An Exploration of Service Users' Perspectives'

Assistant Professor Maeve Foreman from the School of Social Work and Social Policy has recently published an article on Medical Social Work in Ireland: An Exploration of Service Users' Perspectives’.

Research by Professor Virpi Timonen and Research associate Dr Martha Doyle extensively covered in the Irish Media

School research on singlehood across the life course (conducted by Professor Virpi Timonen and Research associate Dr Martha Doyle) extensively covered in media discussion of changing notions of ‘spinsterhood’. Click here to view article


Last updated 22 May 2015 Social Work & Social Policy (Email).