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Welcome to UCD School of Applied Social Science – centre of excellence for research, teaching and professional training in social policy and social work. We offer diverse programmes including BSocSc, H.Dips, certificate and diploma courses in drugs/alcohol work, CPD modules, MSocSc and PhDs in social work and social policy (e.g. housing, family, child welfare, health care, and migration). Download UCD Social Science Booklet

 

 
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Book Publication 'Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?'

Dr Mick Rush's book 'Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?' will be published by Manchester University Press on 1st June. The endorsement from Prof. Göran Therborn (Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge) reads as follows: "This is an important and original well-documented study, combining epistemology and policy in a wide ranging cross-national comparative framework".

Dr Donnelly presents at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Dr Sarah Donnelly was in attendance at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) - European Region, which was held in Dublin's Convention Centre from 23rd - 26th April 2015. Sarah presented a poster "Improving End of Life care in Residential Settings: The Role of Short Training Courses" (co-authored by Walsh T, Keegan O & Maher H). Sarah also gave an oral presentation entitled 'There's no point in bringing the patient along for lipservice' Multidisciplinary Care Planning Meetings with Older People (Donnelly SM, Cahill S & O'Neill D) and she chaired the final keynote session of the conference.

Dr Donnelly attends launch of 'How to Conduct Research for Service Improvement: A Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals' (16 April 2015)

Dr Sarah Donnelly is the national social work representative on the HSE Health and Social Care Professions Research Subgroup. She attended the launch of 'How to Conduct Research for Service Improvement:A Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals' together with Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar and subgroup members at the 3rd annual conference.

Dr Flanagan gives a workshop at TCD (16 April 2015)

Dr Niamh Flanagan gives a workshop entitled 'Getting Closer to the Moment' at the Health and Social Care Professionals Researcher Conference in TCD on 16th April. Attendees were drawn from a broad range of professions including social work, social care, dietetics, speech and language, medical science, audiology, radiology and physiotherapy.

Sr Stan awarded the 2014 UCD Outstanding Alumni Award (Social Science)

In November 2014, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy received the Social Science award in recognition of her long-standing commitment and dedication to improving the lives and living conditions for the under privileged in Irish society. Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy graduated with a BSocSc and a MSocSc from UCD.

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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