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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. 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. Susan is currently undertaking a research project on child protection and children with disabilities in the Republic of Ireland that gathers both quantitative and qualitative data. Twitter: @susanflynn1912 Orchid ID: https://orchid.org/0000-0002-2807-0866
 Case management within integrated care for older persons
 Scoping Research Review for Avaz Media and Development
 Virtual Harm: Disability Associated Child Protection Risks and the Internet
 Parents subject to Child Protection Investigation for their Child or Children with Disabilities: An Exploratory Qualitative Account
 Review of ChildVision's New Directions Engagement

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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, Journal of Social Work, the British Journal of Social Work, Social Work and Social Services Review, the European Journal of Social Work, Human Rights Review, Annals of Medicine, and Child and Family Social Work. Susan is also a TRISS Committee Representative for her discipline and is Joint Chair of the Athena Swan Committee.
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 , 27, (3), 2021, p281 - 294, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2019.1628007], 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 , 27, (1), 2021, p87 - 104 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Revisiting Hegemony: A Gramscian Analysis for Contemporary Social Work. , Irish Journal of Sociology , 29, (1), 2021, p77 - 96, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Susan Flynn, Making Acquaintance: Compatibility of Critical Disability Studies Conventions with Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Practice in Ireland. , Practice: Social Work in Action , 33, (2), 2021, p137-148 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Social Work Intervention Pathways within Child Protection: Responding to the Needs of Disabled Children in Ireland, Practice: Social Work in Action , 33, (1), 2021, p51-63 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Exploring internal critique: theoretically developed critical commentary on the Self-Appraisal of critical disability studies, Disability & Society , 36, (1), 2021, p1 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Trajectories of social justice within social stratification: towards a Bourdieusian reading of social class for social workers, Critical and Radical Social Work , 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Susan Flynn, Social workers, critical theory, and the political sphere: Addressing misrecognition and marginalization in the Republic of Ireland. , Critical and Radical Social Work., 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Susan Flynn, Safeguarding Adults at Risk: Critical Commentary on the Construction of the Adult at Risk in Ireland, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 21, (1, article 3), 2021, phttps://arrow.tu , Notes: [Available free at: https://arrow.tu], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
  

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Susan Flynn and Tom Wengraf, Devices for illuminating defended subjectivities in complex qualitative case interpretation: An example from recent BNIM practice, Journal of Psychosocial Studies, 2021, phttps://doi.org/10.1332/147867 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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

  

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