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Dr. Stephanie Holt

Associate Professor (Social Studies)
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Head of School (Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy)


With a robust background in social work practice across a variety of settings including residential child care, child protection and family support, Stephanie joined the School of Social Work & Social Policy in 2000 as a lecturer in social work. To date she has developed extensive experience of serving on school and college committees, including her current second term as Head of School, two terms as Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate)(2011-2015); Director the Master in Social Work from 2010-2014 and Director of the Online PG Diploma and MSc in Applied Social Studies (2014-2017). Stephanie spearheaded the University's first fully online postgraduate programme which commenced September 2014 and has been the driving force behind subsequent online developments in the School of Social Work & Social Policy with a second postgraduate programme, the MSc in Applied Social Studies commencing in 2015. Stephanie also has responsibility, as Course Director, for the Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection & Welfare and is also leading the School's involvement in Micro-Credential Development as part of the Human Capital Initiative programme. Stephanie's teaching and research expertise is on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, with a particular emphasis on the impact of Domestic Violence on children and young people.
  Domestic violence, intimate partner homicide, child welfare
 A Strategic Review of Child Safeguarding Services in the Catholic Church in Ireland
 Evaluation of Sonas Safe Home
 Evaluation of Barnardos/One Family Child Contact Service
 Evaluation of the Health ervices Executive Out of Hours Service
 Key-working: An Exploratory Study

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Invited External Board member of Child Vision National Services Committee as External Expert 2021-present
Associate Researcher with the Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin 2005-2017
Researcher, Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) 2017
Member of European Conference on Domestic Violence Founding Group 2013
External Examiner to Bachelor in Social Work at Queens University Belfast 2013-2017
External Examiner to the Postgraduate Post Qualifying Social Work Programme at Cardiff University (Russell Group) 2013-2017
International Conference Presentations: I have presented more than 50 papers at international conferences since 2007 2007-present
Invited Editorial Board Member, Journal Child Abuse Review (Impact Factor, 1.354) 2015-present
Journal Reviewer for Child Abuse Review, Journal of Family Violence, Children and Youth Services Review, British Journal of Social Work, Child & Family Social Work, Child Abuse and Neglect. 2006-present
Chair, National Childhood Domestic Violence Project 2020-present
External Examiner of six PhD Dissertations: University of Melbourne (2015); University of Ulster (2016); Queens University Belfast (2018; 2019); University of Central Lancashire (2019); University of Western Australia (2020). 2015-2020
Internal Examiner to five PhD Dissertations, TCD: Four in the School of Social Work & Social Policy (2011;2014; 2015; 2017); on in the School of Education (2018). 2011-2018
Invited member of Tusla (National Child Protection & Welfare Agency) Practice Development and Improvement Project (PDIP) as representative for all Irish Universities educating social workers. 2020-present
Invited Associate Editor, Journal of Family Violence (Impact Factor 2.186) 2020-present
Chair, Child Protection & Welfare Ireland, the first national network of child protection & welfare professionals in Ireland. 2019-present
Invited External Board member of Barnardos National Services Committee as External Expert 2017-present
Ministerial appointment as Academic Expert to Scoping Group on Sexual Abuse and Violence Research 2017
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Basic Basic Basic
Irish Basic Basic Basic
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Chair of Child Protection & Welfare Ireland (CPWI) - the first national network of child protection & welfare professionals in Ireland. 2019 Present
Membership of the Irish Association of Social Workers 2019 present
Member of the International Domestic Homicide Researcher Network 2015 Present
Registered as a professional social worker with CORU, the Health and Social Care Regulator. 2011 Present
Member of ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) 2007 2018
Chair of the Editioral Board of Eisteach - Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 2006 2008
Member of BASPCAN (British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) 2005 2018
Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2003 2007
A European perspective on children and adolescents who experience domestic violence and abuse in, editor(s)J.Taylor, E. Bates & J. Callaghan , Children and adolescent's experiences of violence and abuse at home: current theory, research and practitioner insights, London, Taylor & Francis, 2022, [Holt, Stephanie, Overlien, Carolina], Notes: [IN_PRESS], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Child protection and welfare on the Island of Ireland: Irish issues, global relevance in, editor(s)Berrick, J.D., Gilbert, N. & Skivenes, M. , International Handbook of Child Protection Systems, USA, 2022, [Burns, K., Devaney, J., Holt, S. & Marshall, G. ], Notes: [IN_PRESS], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Devaney, J., Bradbury-Jones, C., Macy, R., Øverlien, C. and Holt, S., The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse, 1st, London, Routledge, 2021, 1 - 800pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Qualitative interviews with children and adolescents who have experienced domestic violence and abuse in, editor(s)J. Devaney, C. Bradbury-Jones, R. Macy, C Øverlien and S Holt , The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse, London, Routledge, 2021, pp657 - 670, [Øverlien, C. & Holt, S. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Concluding Thoughts in, editor(s)J. Devaney, C. Bradbury-Jones, R. Macy, C Øverlien and S Holt , The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse, London, Routledge, 2021, pp785 - 789, [Devaney, J., Holt, S., Øverlien, C., Bradbury-Jones, C., Macy, R. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction in, editor(s)J. Devaney, C. Bradbury-Jones, R. Macy, C Øverlien and S Holt , The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse, London, Routledge, 2021, pp3 - 8, [Macy, R., Bradbury-Jones, C., Øverlien, C., Holt, S. & Devaney, J.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
International Review of the Literature on Risk Assessment and Management of Domestic Violence and Abuse in, editor(s)Devaney, J., Bradbury-Jones, C., Macy, R., Øverlien, C. and Holt, S. , The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse, London, Routledge, 2021, pp443 - 477, [Holt, S. & Cahill, L. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
A voice or a choice? Children's views on participating in decisions on post-separation contact with domestically abusive fathers in, editor(s)Hunter, Rosemary , Domestic Abuse and Child Contact: International Experiences, London, Taylor & Francis, 2021, pp22 , [Holt, Stephanie], Notes: [IN PRESS], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
James-Hanman, D. & Holt, S. , Post-Separation Contact and Domestic Violence: Our Seven-Point Plan for Safe[r] Contact for Children, Journal of Family Violence, 36, 2021, p991 - 1001, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Donnelly, E. & Holt, S, On the margins: the challenges of identifying domestic violence in mental health services. Findings of a qualitative Irish study. , Journal of Family Violence, 36, 2021, p481 - 492, Notes: [On early view in 2020], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Holt, Stephanie, Celebrating 25 Years of WellSprings, Celebrating 25 Years of WellSprings, Online, 10-12-21, 2021, Notes: [INVITED KEYNOTE], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Holt, S., Post-Separation Child Contact and DVA: In the best Interests of the Child? , Building a Family Law System for Children, Online, 02-06-21, 2021, Notes: [INVITED KEYNOTE], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Holt, Stephanie, Understanding the Experiences of Children who Live with Domestic Violence and Abuse, Barnardos Annual Conference - Understanding the impact of DVA on Children, Online, 03-06-2021, 2021, Notes: [INVITED KETNOTE], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Holt, Stephanie, Elliffe, Ruth, Social Workers Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse During the Covid-19 Pandemic, IV European Conference on Domestic Violence, Slovenia, 15-09-21, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
McCaughran, S., Holt, S. & Parkes, A., Silence in the Courtroom, Silence in the Streets, National Child Protection & Welfare Conference, Cork, Cork, 22-10-21, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Holt, Stephanie, Elliffe, Ruth, Social Workers Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse During the Covid-19 Pandemic, National Child Protection & Welfare Conference, Cork, Cork, 2021, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Holt, Stephanie, Children, DVA and Coercive Control, DCSCYPSC Tusla Conference, Online, 26-11-21, 2021, Notes: [INVITED KEYNOTE], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Stephanie Holt, Understanding and Responding to Children who Live with Domestic Violence and Abuse, Ante Natal Child Protection: Research & Realities Conference, Online, 25-11-20, 2020, Antenatal Professional Network, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Stephanie Holt, Understanding and Responding to Children who Live with Domestic Violence and Abuse, Fingal & Dublin City North Children & Young People's Services Committee DSGBV Resource Book Launch, Online, 30-11-20, 2020, Tusla Child & Family Agency, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Holt, Stephanie, Domestic Violence & Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience: Research Evidence and Implications for Practice. , Adverse Childhood Experiences, TCD, 02-03-20, 2020, Notes: [INVITED KEYNOTE], Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Health Research Board Research Fellowship 2006-2009