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Professor Tomás O'Sullivan

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

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Research consultant to RTE documentary States of Fear. This three part documentary has won five media awards, including best documentary in the English Language at the Irish Film and Theatre Awards.
External Examiner in Social Policy for Cork and Waterford Institutes of Technology, 2000 - 2005; The University of Ulster, Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma / M.Litt in Housing Studies 2002-2007; Social Policy and Criminology, the Institute of Public Administration, 2006-10; UG programme in Criminology, Queens University Belfast, 2010-2013.
Ministerial Appointee to the Department of Environment and Local Government established Planning Group on Rental Assistance 2000 - 2004
Ministerial appointee to the Private Residential Tenancies Board 2004-2009 and 2009-2013
Ministerial Appointee to the Rent Tribunal 2009-2012 and 2012-2016
Lead Editor, European Journal of Homelessness 2009-
Ministerial appointee as Chair of the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee 2013-2016 and 2016-2018
Ministerial Appointee as Chair of the Independent Statutory Committee to Review Local Government Arrangements in Galway 2015
Ministerial Appointee as Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Galway. 2017
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Member of the Social Policy Association
Member of the British Society of Criminology
Member of the European Society of Criminology
Homeless Women: A Historical Perspective in, editor(s)Mayock, P. and J. Bretherton , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp15 - 40, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, International Commentary: Family Options Study Observations From the Periphery of Europe, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research , 19, (3), 2017, p207 - 213, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Ending Homelessness in Ireland: Ambition, Austerity, Adjustment, European Journal of Homelessness, 10, (2), 2016, p11 - 39, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Residential Child Welfare in Ireland: From Kennedy to the Task Force in, editor(s)Maria Luddy and James Smith , Children, Childhood and Irish Society, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2014, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The Ryan Report: Reformatory and Industrial Schools and Twentieth -Century Ireland- in, editor(s)Rosie Meade and Fiona Dukelow , Defining Events: Power, resistance and identity in twenty-first-century Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014, pp200 - 217, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. and E.O'Sullivan, Moving On, Not Out: When Young People Remain Homeless, Journal of Youth Studies, 16, (4), 2013, p441 - 459, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan and Ian O'Donnell, Patients, Prisoners and Penitents: Coercive Confinement in Ireland , Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2012, Book, PUBLISHED
Young People Exiting Homelessness: The Role of Family Support in, editor(s)Lynch, D. and Burns, K. , Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press., 2012, pp184 - 201, [Mayock, P., M.L. Corr and E. O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Policies to Address Homelessness: Partnership-Based Approaches in Ireland., Susan J. Smith, Marja Elsinga, Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Ong Seow Eng, Susan Wachter, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Oxford, ELSEVIER Ltd,, 2012, pp237 - 242, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Housing and Social Inequality in Europe in, editor(s)Isobel Anderson and Duncan Sim , Housing and Inequality, Hampshire, Housing Studies Association, 2011, pp81 - 94, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Women's Homelessness: A Historical Perspective in, editor(s)Paula Mayock and Joanne Bretherton , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp15 - 40, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Glasses Needed for 997 in, editor(s)John Horgan , Great Irish Reportage, Dublin, Penguin, 2013, pp313 - 320, [Mary Raftery and Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Paula Mayock, Eoin O'Sullivan and Mary Louise Corr, Young People's Pathways Through Homelessness, Homeless in Europe, Autumn, 2010, p4 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Sullivan, Eoin, Residential Child Welfare in Ireland: An Outline of Policy, Legislation and Practice., Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report Vol 4, The Stationery Office, May, 2009, 245, 430, Report, PUBLISHED
Mayock, P. Corr, M.L. and O'Sullivan, E., Young People's Homeless Pathways., Dublin, Homeless Agency, December, 2008, Report, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Criminalizing People Who are Homeless?, Homeless in Europe, Summer 2007, 2007, p3 - 4, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Sullivan, E., Will it Deliver a New Housing System?: of NESC (2004) Housing in Ireland: Performance and Policy, Cornerstone - The Magazine of the Homeless Initiative, 2005, p14 - 15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Sullivan, E., Homelessness in Ireland, 1988-2001: A Descriptive Analysis, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2002, Report, PUBLISHED
O'Sullivan, E., Migration and Housing in Ireland. Brussels, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2002, Report, PUBLISHED
0' Donnell, I. and O'Sullivan, E., Crime Rate is a Poor Barometer of the Nation's Health, The Irish Times, (August 14th), 2001, p12 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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FTCD 2006
Housing Policy, Homelessness, Comparative Penal Policy, Comparative Welfare States, History of Irish Social Policy.