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Ms. Maeve Foreman

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

 


Maeve Foreman, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Social Work, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin, joined the School in 2003, having accumulated over 28 years community work and social work practice experience. She worked as a senior medical social worker in HIV and AIDS for 15 years, and as a medical social worker in oncology, haematology and the National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Disorders. She has practised in community work settings in Dublin and London, including homelessness, housing action and community law centres. She is on the board of the Irish Refugee Council, Eolas Soiléir and Sunflower Recycling/Green Ribbon Project. She was a member the Department of Health and Children's Care and Management Sub-Committee of the National AIDS Strategy Committee since its inception. She was course director of Trinity's Master in Social Work programme from 2006 to 2010, and course director of the Bachelor in Social Studies from 2014 to 2016. She retired in September 2017 but retains some teaching and tutoring responsibilities.
 Transitioning from Direct Provision to Life in the Community
 Irish Social Workers' Experience of Working with Asylum Seekers Living within the Direct Provision System
 Evaluation of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training Programme for Patients and Staff in a Dublin Hospital
 HIV - Just Another Chronic Illness?
 HIV Services in Ireland - Service Users' Perspectives

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Care & Management Sub Committee, National AIDS Strategy Committee 1995 to present
Board Member, Dublin AIDS Alliance (Chair of Board 2008 to 2011) 2005 to 2013
National Social Work Qualification Board panel of assessors 2003 to 2011
National AIDS Strategy Committee (HIV Counsellors Group representative) 2002 to 2004
Assessor for the British Journal of Social Work 2006 to present
Board Member Irish Refugee Council Nov 2017 to date
Board Member Eolas Soiléir (https://eolassoileir.ie) 2015 to date
Board Member Sunflower Recycling & Green Ribbon Project Jan 2019 to date
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Irish Federation of University Teachers 2003 present
Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) 1982 present
Social Work and Migration Special Interest Group, Irish Association of Social Workers - co-founder and committee member https://www.iasw.ie/group.aspx?contentid=6576 May 2016 Present
Donnelly, D., Ní Raghallaigh, M. & Foreman, M. , Reflections on the use of community based participatory research to affect social and political change: examples from research with refugees and older people in Ireland, European Journal of Social Work, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Foreman, M., Migrant Women and Gender Based Violence in Ireland: Policy, Research & Practice, https://ec.europa.eu/info/site, Comment Paper for The EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality on Support services for victims of violence in asylum and migration, EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality , 2018, 1-15, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M., Responding to asylum seekers living on the margins of Irish society: the experiences of social work practitioners, IFSW European Conference 'Marginalisation and Social Work in a Changing Society', Book of Abstracts, Reykjavik, Iceland, 28th-30th May, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M., Refugees and Integration - Lessons for Social work, European Association of Schools of Social Work Biannual Conference, Book of Abstracts, Paris, 27th-29th June, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M. , Research with Refugees - Effecting Change Through Partnership and Peer Research, 7th European Conference for Social Work Research Book of Abstracts , Aalborg University, Denmark, 19-21 April, edited by European Social Work Research Association & Dept. of Sociology and Social Work Research, Aalborg University , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M. , Transitioning out of the Asylum System in Ireland - Challenges and Change, Social Work Action Network Annual Conference, Teeside University, Middlesbrough, England, 7th - 8th April, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Ní Raghallaigh, M., Foreman, M., Social Work with Asylum Seekers in Ireland: Responding to need and advocating for social justice, Book of Abstracts, 6th European Conference for Social Work Research 'Reflective social work practices in contemporary societies: dialogues and new pathways between praxis and research', Lisbon, Spain, 30th Mar-1st Apr, ESWRA, 2016, pp219 - 219, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M., Social Work with Asylum Seekers in Ireland : the challenge of providing an equitable service, 1st IASW Practitioner Research Conference 'Translating Practice Wisdom to Research - Building Social Work Research Capacity, UCC, Cork, 22nd April, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Foreman, M., Welcoming Newcomers: Social Group Work with Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees - Sumner Gill Memorial Plenary, Group Work Across the Globe: Building Transformative Connections, International Association for Social Work with Groups 38th Annual Symposium, New York, USA, June 15-18, IASWG/NYU Silver School of Social Work, 2016, pp19 - 20, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & NiRathaille, N., Not just another long term chronic illness - Social Work and HIV in Ireland, Practice: Social Work in Action, 28, (12), 2016, p97 - 114, Notes: [DOI:10.1080/09503153.2015.1087494], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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Foreman, M., Migrant Women and Gender Based Violence in Ireland: Policy, Research & Practice, Comment Paper for The EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality on Support services for victims of violence in asylum and migration, EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality , 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M., HIV & AIDS in Ireland - Stigma, Social Inclusion and Social Policy Responses 1987 to 2017, National HIV Conference (30th anniversary of HIV Ireland and launch of National Survey on Stigma and HIV, Smock Alley Theatre , 28th September, 2017, Notes: [Invited Speaker], Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, Dr. M. , Refugees and Integration: Lessons for Social Work, Frontline (Social Work Action Network Ireland), (5), 2017, p5 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Irish Social Workers Experience of Working with Asylum Seekers Living within the Direct Provision System, Irish Association of Social Workers' Annual Conference, Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 5th June, 2015, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Direct Provision: The Role of Social Work, Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples - World Social Work Day 2015: Joint IASW/UCD Conference, UCD, Dublin, 20th March, 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Social Work, Asylum seekers and Refugees Some current issues for Social Work and Social Work Education, All Ireland Social work and Educators Forum , Belfast, 15th - 16th October , 2015, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Foreman, M. , Medical Social Work in Ireland: An Exploration of Service Users' Perspectives, Irish Social Worker, Research & Analysis, (Spring), 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ní Raghallaigh, M., Foreman, M., Bairéad, C., Moyo S. & Wenyi Mende, S., Transitioning from Direct Provision to life in the community: The experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or 'leave to remain' in Ireland, Dublin, September, 2015, Notes: [Submission to the Irish Government's interdepartmental Taskforce on Transitional Supports for Persons Granted Status in Direct Provision], Report, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , 'Social workers' experiences of working with people living in the Direct Provision system' - Submission to the Working Group on the Protection Process, March, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
Foreman, M. & Ní Raghallaigh, M. , Social Workers Speak Out Against Direct Provision, Human Rights in Ireland http://humanrights.ie/children-and-the-law/directprovision15-social-workers-speak-out-against-direct-provision/, 8th April, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Social work and migration, refugees and asylum seekers; social work practice in health care settings; HIV care and prevention; disability, sexuality and sexual health. Member of Advisory Board on Research on the Needs of Refugee Children, conducted by Dr. Muireann Ní Raghallaigh and funded by the Children's Rights Alliance, January 2018. Member of advisory group established by Gay Men's Health Project on researching the needs of HIV+ MSM, June 2009. Member of advisory committee for Mayock et al (2009) Supporting LGBT Lives: A study of the mental health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Dublin:Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonGTo Youth Project, funded by HSE's National Office for Suicide Prevention: Member of reading group for Research Report 'Sexual Health Challenges and Related Service Provision, in Layte et al (2006) The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships (ISSHR), Dublin:Dept. of Health and Children/Crisis Pregnancy Agency