Robert Gilligan

Trinity College Dublin - Professor/ investigador

Robbie Gilligan is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. Registered social worker SW025084. Served as founding Head of the School of Social Work and Social Policy (2005-2011). Associate Director of the Children's Research Centre,TCD (2004-2016). Research Fellow (2013-2016) at SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research. Extraordinary Professor, Optentia Research Programme, North-West University, South Africa (2014-17). Visiting Professor: Dept. of Social Work, Massey University, New Zealand, November, 2016; Dept. of Social Work, Charles University, Prague, October 2011, December 2016, October 2017; Department of Social Work, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2012 * Visiting Scholar: School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, October 2012 * Elected Member of Board (Governing Authority) of Trinity College Dublin (2010 - 14; 2015 - 18) * Co-founder of Trinity Immigration Initiative (2006) * Co-Director (with Dr Philip Curry) of Children, Migration and Diversity Research Programme (formerly Children, Youth and Community Relations Research Programme)(2006) * Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, 2004. * First Holder of Chair of Social Work and Social Policy at TCD, 2001. * Co-founder (with Dr Sheila Greene, Dept of Psychology) of Children's Research Centre,TCD, 1995. * Founder of multi-disciplinary post - graduate diploma in child protection and welfare, 1990, and subsequent companion MSc in Child Protection and Welfare,1995, TCD. * Director MSc in Child Protection and Welfare,TCD 1995 - 2016. * PhD Supervision. Seven supervised to successful completion: 2017 Michelle Spirtos 'The lived experience of disability during the transition to adulthood - A study of young people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy' 2016 Dovile Vildaite 'Transnational Experiences of Youth and Family Migration: Intergenerational Perspectives' 2015 Niamh Lally, 'Higher education and transition experiences of students with intellectual disabilities: a promise realized or denied?' 2012 Lindsey Garratt, 'The Body, Masculinities and Racism - Social Relations between migrant and dominant group boys in three inner city primary schools in Dublin' 2012 Jennifer Scholtz, 'Narratives of Mobility, Difference, Belonging and Home: Girls' Experience of Immigration to Ireland' 2009 Margaret Rogers, 'Social and physical ecologies of childhood: A case study of children's perspectives on their neighbourhood' 2007 Muireann Ni Raghallaigh, 'Negotiating changed contexts and challenging circumstances: The experiences of unaccompanied minors living in Ireland' Five PhD students currently under supervision. * M Litt Supervision. Four supervised to successful completion (intended award). * External examiner appointments at range of universities.


Recent (and upcoming) Publications:
Gilligan, R. (in press, expected early 2018). Resilience, transitions and youth leaving care. In, editor(s)Varda Mann-Feder & Martin Goyette , Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research and Practice, New York, Oxford University Press
Gilligan, R. (2017). Resilience Theory and Social Work Practice. In ed. Francis Turner Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches, 6th Edition, New York: Oxford University Press pp. 441-451
Gilligan, R. and Arnau Sabates, L. (2017) ‘The Role of Carers in Supporting the Progress of Care Leavers in the World of Work.’ Child and Family Social Work 22,2, 792-800
Scholtz, J. and Gilligan, R. (2017) ‘Encountering difference: young girls’ perspectives on separateness and friendship in culturally diverse schools in Dublin.’ Childhood 24, 2, 168 -182
Whittaker, J. K., Holmes, L., del Valle, J. F., Ainsworth, F., Andreassen, T., Anglin, J. P., Bellonci, C., Berridge, D., Bravo, A., Canali, C., Courtney, M., Currey, L., Daly, D. L., Gilligan, R., Grietens, H., Harder, A. T., Holden, M. J., James, S., Kendrick, A., Knorth, E. J., Lausten, M., Lyons, J. S., Martin, E., McDermid, S., McNamara, P., Palareti, L., Ramsey, S., Sisson, K. M., Small, R. W., Thoburn, J., Thompson, R. & Zeira, A. , (2016) Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Youth: A Consensus Statement of the International Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care, Residential Treatment for Children and Youth., 33, (2), p89 - 106

E. Garcia Iriarte, R. McConkey and R. Gilligan, (eds.) (2016) Disability and Human Rights: Global Perspectives, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 344pp