Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies

21st-24th August 2017, Institute for Lifecourse and Society

An International Summer School entitled “Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies” will be held at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway between Monday 21st  August -Thursday 24th August 2017.   Hosted by Professor Caroline Mcgregor , UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway  and Professor Mirja Satka, Heikki Waris Institute, Helsinki, the summer school aims to provide a platform for researchers, graduate students and practitioners interested in the field of practice research and child welfare to:

  • Learn more about practice research approaches with a focus on doing research with and/or as practitioners and community partners
  • Learn from and engage with experienced practice researchers to stimulate thought, reflection and discussion
  • Develop their own work in this field by working on a project or a paper as part of the summer school. This can be at any stage of development from idea to writing up
  • Create a dynamic and inspiring learning environment for peer learning on collaborative practice research

Summer School Keynote Speakers:

 Professor Mirja Satka -  Professor of Social Work Practice Research at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

 Professor Caroline McGregor -  Director of Social Work at NUI Galway,  School of Political Science and Sociology and Senior Researcher at the School's UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.  

 Dr Kenneth Burns -  College lecturer and Deputy Director of the Master of Social Work course at University College Cork, Ireland.

 Dr Sarah Donnelly -  Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin

 Dr Liam White - Principal for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support with the Child and Family Agency Tusla in County Mayo.

 Dr Laura Yliruka - Development manager at the Heikki Waris Institute a joint research and development structure of municipalities in the Helsinki Metropolitan area and the discipline of social work at the University of Helsinki.

For more information please see the attached document. Registration can be completed via the website link available at:  Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies

Places are limited.

Please share this announcement with any colleagues and research students who might be interested in this Summer School.

 Practice summerschool flyer aug 2017