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Eileen Oak

Assistant Professor

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
A004
School of Social Policy, Social work and Social Justice,
Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington Building
Belfield
Sublin 4

Tel: +3531716-8680
Email: eileen.oak@ucd.ie

Biography

 

Biography

Eileen joined the staff in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in March 2017 having worked as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work at Massey University in New Zealand. Before that she was Assistant Head of Department of Health and Social Care at the Open University (UK) and has over fifteen years social work teaching and research experience having worked at Salford University (UK), The Open University (UK) and Massey University (NZ) before coming to UCD. She practised as a childcare social worker in the UK for over twenty years in the fields of child protection, Looked after Children and Youth Justice/Youth Offending.

Eileen has two current research interests in the fields of sexual violence prevention education (SVPE) and child sex trafficking and its interface with domestic abuse and she has published in the fields of child protection, sexual violence and its impact on social work practice.

In 2016 Eileen coedited with Dr Shirley Jülich (Massey University) a research report on the development of sexual violence prevention education for secondary schools. This was commissioned by Rape Prevention Education (RPE) Auckland. She is currently working on a Tusla funded research project with Dr Stephan Köppe (UCD) on and service users⿿ evaluations of Family Support Services in Dublin.

Professional

2007- 16 Reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work, Dialogue and Praxis and Journal of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.


Professional

               

Education

Year 2006 Institution: University of Salford
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work
Qualification: CQSW Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work
Qualification: Other Subject:
Year 2019 Institution: Lancaster University. UK
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: Southampton University
Qualification: MSc Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Eileen Oak (2008) Social Work and Social Perspectives. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

Oak, E. & Murphy, M. (2010) 'Safeguarding and the multi-agency context: Risks and challenges¿' In: M.Robb & R. Thompson (eds). Contemporary perspectives in Childhood and Youth Studies. Londond: Routledge. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Oak, E (2016) 'A Minority Report for Social Work? The Predictive Risk Model (PRM) and the Tuituia Assessment Framework in addressing the neds of New Zealand's Vulnerable Children'. British Journal of Social Work, 46 (5):1208-1208. [Details]
Julich, J and Oak, E (2016) 'Does grooming faciliate the development of Stockholm Syndrome?The social work practice implications'. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 28 (3):47-65. [Details]
Napan, K. & Oak, E (2015) 'Inquiring into the Spirit of Social Work'. Dialogue in Praxis, 5 (Special Issue):30-34. [Details]
Oak, E (2015) 'Methodological Individualism for the twenty-first century? The Neoliberal Acculturation and Remoralisation of the Poor in Aotearoa New Zealand'. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology & Cultural Studies, 12 (1):1-21. [Details]
Oak, E (2008) 'Ethnocentricism in knowldge production: The role of the welfare expert in services for Gypsy-Travellers'. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 7 (3):68-79. [Details]
Oak, E (2007) 'Quo Vadis Social Science? Appropriating ground in the indeterminancy of knowldge crisis, the role of the qualitative social work research'. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 1 (5):78-89. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Julich, S & Oak, E (2016) Is grooming a precursor to Stockholm syndrome? The social work practice implications Social Work in Changing Times: Towards better outcomes Conference [Details]
Oak, E & Julich S (2016) Developing Sexual Violence Education: A whole school approach Social Work Towards Better Outcomes Conference, Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 17-19 November 2016 [Details]
Julich, SJ. & Oak, EB. (2015) (2015) Stockholm Syndrome and Grooming: Is it the Same or is it Different? The Social Work Practice Implications 14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect [Details]
Oak, EB. & Julich, SJ. (2015). (2015) Sexual Violence Prevention Education: Some messages from research 14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests


RESEARCH

2015-16                     NZ Child Sex Trafficking Project: ($10K Massy University Research

                                    Fund) Principle Investigators: Professor Mandy Morgan (Massey

                                    University and Dr Eileen Oak (Massey University).

 

 

2013-14                     Delivering SVPE in Secondary Schools ($10K) Principle

                                    Investigators: Dr Shirley Jülich (Massey University) and Dr Eileen

                                    Oak (Massey University). Commissioned by RPE.

 

 

2008-9                      Mapping Social Workers Career Trajectories Across Europe.

                                   Known as the ¿Interreg¿ Project between, CSWR, Salford University

                                   and 12 Universities across Europe. (500K) PI:Professor Stephen Shardlow.

 

 

 

2008-9                   Salford Local Enhanced Pilot Project (£80K) an evaluation of the role of

                                new health trainers in addressing CVD in Salford. P!: Prof. D. Baker & Dr E.Oak
 
 

2007-2008    Partington Sure Start Project ($80K). Salford Centre for Social Work Research and Centre for Nursing Research (Principle Investigator Prof Tony Long), an evaluation of local Sure Start Services. Commissioned by Trafford PCT and Trafford Children¿s Services Department.

 

 

2006-2007                  North West Gypsy-Travellers¿ Project ($132K) Salford Centre for Social Work Research and Centre for Research on the Build Environment, (Principle Investigator: Prof Andrew Steele),

 

 

2002-2003                  Bolton Social Services ¿Transfer learning¿ Evaluation Project, Salford University Centre for Social Work Research ($80K) (Principle Investigator; Prof Stephen Shardlow). Evaluation of Adult and Children¿s Social Services. Commissioned by Bolton Social Services.

 

                             

 

 

                      
     

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   SPOL40540     Social Policy: Clinical Supervision in Child
201700   SPOL40550     Social Policy: Theory Concepts & Philosophy
201700   SPOL40130     Social Policy: Soc Work Counselling Skills 1