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Dr. Susan Flynn

Assistant Professor (Social Studies)

 


Susan is an Asst. Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Prior to this, she lectured full-time in social sciences at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. Additionally, Susan has experience teaching at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Susan's PhD examined the impact of the economic recession on intellectually disabled young people and their families, primarily through a biographical narrative interpretative method. Within this, an affirmative non-tragedy theoretical lens situated within an overarching critical disability studies perspective, was adopted. More broadly her work has, and continues to, focus upon three major areas of research interest: (1) child protection and disability (2) new-materialist theorisation within critical disability studies and (3) austerity/poverty and disability. Having only graduated with a PhD in October 2018, Susan has made substantial progress in contributing to existing knowledge leading to her nomination for an ESWRA publication award with 16 single authored publications and 2 more first authored in the last three years and 76 citations amounted for these publications so far. Susan has approximately a decade of practice experience in a diverse range of applied social settings including child protection and welfare social work; intellectual disability; residential social care practice; acting managerial work; youth justice work; special education; counselling and advocacy; disability day activation work, and other roles. Susan also has experience as a social science researcher in the industry.
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Susan is a member of the editorial board for Disability & Society journal, and a reviewer for Child Care in Practice journal.
Susan Flynn, Towards Parity in Protection: Barriers to Effective Child Protection and Welfare Assessment with Disabled Children in the Republic of Ireland, Child Care in Practice , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Convergent spaces: Intersectional analysis of ethnic minority status and childhood disability in Irish safeguarding work, Child & Family Social Work , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn and Leigh-Ann Sweeney , Placing Irish Social Work in a Global Context: Assembling International Comparisons Through the Literature, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies , 20, (1), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Corporeality and Critical Disability Studies: Toward an Informed Epistemology of Embodiment, Disability & Society , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Globalisation and Social Work Education in the Republic of Ireland: Towards Informed Transnational Social Work for Transnational Problems such as Covid-19, International Social Work , 63, (4), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Protection as a Human Fundamental Need: Re-Conceiving Signs of Safety for Social Work in the Republic of Ireland, British Journal of Social Work , 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Life Stories of the Economic Recession: Biographical Narrative Interpretative Method (BNIM) and the Lived Experience of Disability in Times of Austerity, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research , 21, (1), 2019, p58 - 66, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Learning from the Literature on Social Work and Social Care with Children: The Utility of a Jansson Framework of Policy-Practice, Child Care in Practice , 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Rethinking Debates in Narrative Methods: Narrative Orthodoxy and Research Challenges with Children with Intellectual Disability, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research , 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Social Constructionism and Social Care: Literature on Evidence Informed Practice within the Professionalisation of Social Care Professionals who work with children in Ireland. , Child Care in Practice , 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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Susan Flynn, Adolescence Disrupted: Covid‐19 and Protecting Teenagers, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Susan Flynn, Children with Disabilities and their Families during the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Susan Flynn, Social Care and Self Care: Exploring the Implications of Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) and Professionalisation for the Care of Social Care Professionals in Ireland, Social Care Ireland Conference. , 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Susan Flynn, Economic Recession, Austerity and Disability: Socio-Biographic Learning for Social Work from the Exceptional Case of Ireland, European Conference Social Work Research., 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Susan Flynn, Disability and Irish Austerity: Socio-Biographic Narratives of Intellectually Disability and Economic Recession, Nordic Network on Disability Research Conference, 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Susan Flynn, A History and Sociology of Willowbrook State School., Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 64, (2), 2017, p227 - 229, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Susan Flynn, Economic recession and children with intellectual disability: Applying an affirmative non-tragedy framework to the issue of austerity, Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster. , Lancaster, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Susan Flynn, Literature through an affirmative non-tragedy lens: the impact of the economic recession on children with intellectual disability, Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane Conference, 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Susan Flynn, Novel Narrative Possibilities: Using a Biographical Narrative Interpretative Method (BNIM) within Intellectual Disability Research, 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference. , 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Susan Flynn, Children with intellectual disability, their families and the economic recession: Serious concerns and practical challenges through an affirmative non-tragedy optic., Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. , 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
The ESWRA Award for an Outstanding Publication in European Social Work Research: Nominee 2020