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Dr. Simone Mc Caughren

Assistant Professor (Social Studies)


Simone is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy in Trinity College Dublin. She previously worked in University College Cork where she was the programme director for the Bachelor of Social Work. She lectures across a number of modules at both undergraduate, post graduate and PhD level.. Her expertise and interests include adoption policy, the law and practice of adoption, current developments and trends in both domestic and intercountry adoption. Simone's PhD, which was completed in 2010, explored, for the first time in Ireland, the real-life experiences of adoptive parents raising children in open adoptions. In addition to publications she has contributed to conferences both nationally and internationally and regularly participates in public debate regarding important issues in the field of adoption. Simone has a keen interest in interdisciplinary learning and teaching and continues to collaborate in joint initiatives with the School of Law in UCC. She is a member of the committee for the National Adoption Service for Cork/Kerry.
Adoptions of children from state care in Ireland in, editor(s)Tarja Pösö (Editor), Marit Skivenes (Editor), June Thoburn (Editor) , Adoption from Care: International Perspectives on Children's Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention, 2021, [Burns, K. & McCaughren, S.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
F. Ó Súilleabháin, K. Burns, S. McCaughren, ONLINE SOCIAL WORK TOOLS: COLLABORATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESPONSES TO REMOTE-BASED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, ICERI2020 Proceedings, 3th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Online Conference, 9-10 November, 2020, 2020, pp4744 - 4753, Notes: [ISSN: 2340-1095 doi: 10.21125/iceri.2020.1036], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Claire McCartan, Julie Byrne, Jim Campbell, Declan Coogan, Gavin Davidson, David Hayes, Gloria Kirwan, Mandi MacDonald, Simone McCaughren, Paula McFadden, Caroline McGregor, Lorna Montgomery, Maria Pentaraki, Shaun Roddy, Audrey Roulston, Caroline Shore, Elaine Wilson, Social work students on the island of Ireland: a cross-sectional survey, Social Work Education, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCaughre, S. & McGregor, C., Reimagining adoption in Ireland: a viable option for children in care?, Child Care in Practice, 24, (3), 2018, p229 - 244, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The Fate of the 'Illegitimate' Child: An Analysis of Irish Social Policy, 1750-1952 in, editor(s)Niamh Howlin, Kevin Costello , Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 , 2017, pp195 - 214, [McCaughren, S. & Powell, F.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Adoption in Ireland: Exploring the Changing Context in, editor(s)Alastair Christie, Brid Featherstone, Suzanne Quin and Trish Walsh (eds) , Social Work in Ireland Change and Continuities, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, [McCaughren, S.,Muireann Ní Raghallaigh ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
McCaughren, S. & Lovett, J., Domestic adoption in Ireland: A shifting paradigm?, Adoption & Fostering , Vol 38, (3), 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
A Parkes, S McCaughren, Viewing Adoption through a Children's Rights Lens: Looking to the Future of Adoption Law and Practice in Ireland', Irish Journal of Family Law, 4, (1), 2014, p99 - 111, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Parkes, A. & McCaughren S, Ireland and the Global Landscape of Adoption: The Adoption Act 2010-A Missed Opportunity?, Irish Journal of Family Law, 2012, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCaughren, S. & Sherlock, C., Inter-country Adoption in Ireland: Law, Children's Rights and Contemporary Social Work Practice, Ethics and Social Welfare, 2, (2), 2008, p133 - 149, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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