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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



Introducing our new Chair of Social Work Prof. Campbell

Professor Jim Campbell joins us from Goldsmiths, University of London where he was Professor of Social Work and Head of the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies. Before then he spent about 20 years teaching and researching social work at Queens University Belfast.

School welcomes Dr Köppe as our new Lecturer in Social Policy

We have welcomed Dr Stephan Köppe to our School this month. He has joined us after having worked in the UK (universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews, Dundee) and Germany (University of Bremen) as well as research visits in Sweden (Stockholm, Växjö). To our School, Stephan brings in his great expertise in comparative social policy with in-depth knowledge of German and Swedish welfare states.

Dr Ní Raghallaigh speaks at conference on separated asylum seeking children

Dr Muireann Ní Raghallaigh was one of a number of international academics invited to speak at a conference on separated asylum seeking children which took place in Amsterdam on the 22nd and 23rd of January. The conference, entitled 'Reception and Living in Families' explored care provision for separated children, with a particular focus on foster care. Muireann presented on her research on foster care in Ireland and participated in a panel discussion also.

"Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes" published

The book is edited by Dr Patricia Kennedy and Dr Naonori Kodate. This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women.

Conference on 'Reception and Living in Families'

Dr Muireann Ní Raghallaigh has been invited to speak about care provision for separated asylum seeking children at a conference on "Reception and Living in Families" which will take place in Amsterdam on Thursday 22nd and Friday the 23rd of January.

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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