As our school name implies, the School has a tripartite disciplinary focus which incorporates:

? Social Policy (research focuses on welfare states in Ireland and internationally and in particular on: social security, housing, education, immigration, crime, health, family policy, private welfare, sustainable social policy and the environment, and disadvantaged neighbourhoods and groups, such as households in poverty);

? Social Work (research focuses broadly on social work policy and practice, in particular on: health and mental health; child protection and well-being; drugs and addiction, anti-discriminatory practice; education and learning);

? Social Justice (research focuses on equality, gender, care, sexuality and gender identity, human rights, social movements and social change strategies, and public policy).

In the following subsections you will find more information for each subject area.