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Ms. Gloria Kirwan

Assistant Professor (Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy)

  e-professionalism   Human Trafficking   mental health service user involvement   PARTICIPATION   Public and patient participation in healthcare   Role of Social Media in Healthcare   Social media and social networking   Social work/social work education
 The Roma Community in Ireland: The Role of the Tallaght Roma Integration Project
 EIST: A Study of Mental Health Service User Views
 Continuing Professional Development and Social Workers in Ireland - a national study
 ICARUS Research Project
 A national study of women who gave birth outside of marriage in 1983

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Member of the Accreditation Committee, Medical Council (Ireland) April 2017
Lay Member, Fitness to Practise Committee, Medical Council (Ireland) 2013 to date
Registrant Member, CORU Appeals Committee 2016 to date
Member of the Tusla Third Level Liaison Framework Group November 2017
Registrant Member, Preliminary Proceedings Committee, CORU 2015-2018
Member, Editorial Committee, Journal of Social Work Practice 2013 to date
Member of the Focus Ireland National Services Advisory Committee. 2014 to date
Member of the Mojo National Policy, Practice & Research Committee 2016 to date
Member of the National Coordinating Committee of the Joint World Congress on Social Work, Education and Social Development - due to be held in Dublin 2018. 2015 to date
Member of the National Advisory Group (NAG) for the Establishment of the Child and Family Agency (Tusla). 2012-2013
Chairperson of the Education and Training Sub-group of the National Advisory Group for the Establishment of the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) 2012-2013
Member of the International Task Force on Social Work and Social Media, convened by the Association of Social Work Boards, USA 2013 -2014
Member of Panel of Assessors, CORU (Health and Social Care Professionals Council). 2011 -2014
Treasurer, Irish Association of Social Workers 1993-1995
Chairperson of the North Inner City Family Support Service (Dublin) 1993-1995
Chairperson of the Community After School Project, Dublin 1 1994-1997
Joint Chair of the IASW/NIASW All Ireland Mental Health Social Work Annual Conference committee. 2011-2014
Treasurer of the Integrated Services Project, North-East Inner City Dublin 1993 -1995
Public Service Appointments Commission, Interview Panel Member 2014
Guest Editor, Irish Social Worker: Journal of the Irish Association of Social Workers Spring 2015 edition
Editorial Committee Member of Eisteach, A Quarterly Journal of the Counselling and Psychotheray 2009-2011
Member of voluntary social service sector organisation committees including The North Inner City Money Advice & Budgeting Service, The IASW Child Care Committee, the Mountjoy Square Nursery Selection Committee, 1992-1995
Article reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Social Work Practice; Children and Youth Services Review; Child Care in Practice; Groupwork; Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice; British Journal of Social Work. occasional
Research Ethics Committee, School of Social Work & Social Policy
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Basic Basic Basic
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CORU registered social worker 2013- to date
Member of the Irish Association of Social Workers ongoing
International Association of Social Work with Groups 2012 2015
Golightley, Malcolm & Kirwan, Gloria (Eds.), International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (e-book), London: UK, Routledge, 2018, 124pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence: From Life and Limb to Hearts and Minds in, editor(s)Stephanie Holt, Carolina Overlien, John Devaney , Responding to Domestic Violence: Emerging Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research in Europe, London: UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018, pp215 - 230, [Yonkova, N. and Kirwan, G. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Social Work and Mental Health in, editor(s)Robyn Munford, Kieran O'Donoghue , Emerging Theories in Social Work Practice, New Zealand, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018, [Golightley, M. & Kirwan, G.], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Groupwork: An Interdisciplinary Journal, United Kingdom, Whiting and Birch, [Co-Editor], 2018, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED  URL
Social Work and Social Sciences Review, (2018), Kirwan, G, [eds.], one year, Notes: [Special Issue Part 1 titled 'In the Half Shadows' - research with hard to reach populations], Journal, IN_PRESS
Golightley, Malcolm & Kirwan, Gloria , International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (hardback edition) , London, England, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2017, 1 - 123pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Kirwan, G., Mental Health Service Users' Narratives of Participation: Consensus, Dissensus and Paradox, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, Thesis, APPROVED
Group Work Interventions for Women & Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse: Do They Work and Do They Last? in, editor(s)Mark Gianino, Donna McLaughlin , Revitalizing Our Group Work Heritage: A Bridge to the Future. , London, England, Whiting & Birch Ltd, 2016, pp155 - 178, [Holt, S., Kirwan, G. & Ngo, J.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Kirwan, G. & Jacob, D., Addressing barriers to healthcare access for Roma: A community development approach, Administration, 64, (2), 2016, p157 - 177, Notes: [Special Edition on 'Reflections on the Provision, Organisation and Management of Social Care in Ireland'], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Cahill, O., Holt, S., Kirwan, G., Keyworking in residential child care: Lessons from research , Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 2016, p216 - 223, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Kirwan, G, Editorial: 'In the Half Shadows' - research with hard to reach populations, Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 2018, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Kirwan, G, Poems in Dissent: 'I' as Subversive and 'You' as Dialectic, 4th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Narrating Neo-Liberalism in an Irish Context, Sligo Institute of Technology, 18-19 April 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Gloria Kirwan, When 'delete' isĀ better than 'send': the ethics of e-professionalism, Professional Ethics, Boundaries and Social Media, Dublin, 8 March , 2017, Social Care Ireland/ Irish Association of Social Workers, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Kirwan, G, 'Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors': Working with changes and challenges in current social work practice, Evening Course for Social Workers, School of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, 17 October, 2017, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Dublin 12 Community Mental Health Forum assisted by Gloria Kirwan, D12 Community Mental Health Forum: Survey of Service Users' Views, Dublin, Ireland, D12 Community Mental Health Forum, October, 2017, p1 - 44, Notes: [This survey provides direct access to the views of mental health service users regarding service provision in their local community. At the international level, the World Health Organisation has highlighted the benefits for health service delivery of incorporating the knowledge carried by services users gained through their direct experiences of service usage. There is a similar acknowledgement within Irish health and mental health policy that service user knowledge can usefully inform the improved delivery of services, see for example A Vision for Change (2006) and the National Strategy of Service User Involvement in the Irish Health Service 2008-2013. ], Report, PUBLISHED
Kirwan, G., A practitioner's perspective - thinking critically and reflectively on the context of regulation, The Regulation of Social Workers, Kings Inns, Dublin, 12 November 2016, edited by The Professional, Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association of Ireland , PRDBA, 2016, pp15 - 29, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Kirwan, G. & Hanan, R., Human Trafficking: Prevention, Intervention & Aftercare, Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016, Seoul, Korea, 27 - 30 June 2016, edited by International Federation of Social Workers , 2016, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Melaugh, B. and Kirwan, G., Social Work Ethics and Social Justice: Self-protection or Proactive Engagement?, Social Care & Social Policy in Ireland: Seeking Social Justice in an Era of Austerity & Beyond, DIT, Grangegorman Campus, Dublin 7, 13 February 2015, 2015, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Kirwan, G., The Social Work Profession: Purpose, Potential, Possibilities, 'Social Work as a Champion of Lifespan Mental Health Solutions'. National Mental Health Social Work Conference, Irish Association of Social Workers, The Education Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland, 16 April 2015, 2015, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
International Technology Task Force, 2013-2014 (including G. Kirwan - member/contributor), 'Model Regulatory Standards for Technology & Social Work Practice', USA, Association of Social Work Boards, 2015, -, Protocol or guideline, RELEASED


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Undergraduate Student Research Grant, Medico-Social Research Board (now Health Research Board) 1983
- Mental Health Social Work - Service User Participation - Social Work Ethics - Social Work Education and Professional Development - History of Social Work - Human Trafficking