Gloria Kirwan

Applied Social Studies

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr Gloria Kirwan is Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University. Prior to this appointment, she was Asst Professor of Social Work in Trinity College Dublin. Gloria previously worked as a social worker and is currently registered with the Social Work Registration Board, Gloria also holds law degrees at primary and masters level. Her research interests are strongly influenced by the combination of her previous work experience in mental health, child welfare and community development alongside her commitment to promoting human rights and the participation of people in decisions that affect their lives. She has published  on a range of topics including mental health, human trafficking, keyworking in residential services, groupwork, community development and the ethical use of technology . In 2018, she was appointed as Editor of the journal, Groupwork, which is published by Whiting & Birch. In 2020, she commenced as Co-Editor of The Journal of Social Work Practice (Taylor & Francis). She has been an invited Guest Editor for a number of publications in the past including the Journal of Social Work Practice (2015; 2019), Social Work and Social Sciences Review (2017; 2019) and the Journal of Technology in Human Services (2019). 
Gloria is involved in advisory capacities with a number of voluntary and social service agencies.





Research Interests

  • Technology in Social Work
  • The Impact of Social Technologies
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship-based social work
  • Groupwork
  • Experiences of Newly Qualified Social Workers
  • Human Trafficking
  • Social Work History

Books

  Year Publication
1988 Mothers Alone? A study of women who gave birth outside of marriage.
O'Hare, A., Dromey, M., O'Connor, A., Clarke, M. & Kirwan, G., (1988) Mothers Alone? A study of women who gave birth outside of marriage. Dublin, Ireland: Medico-Social Research Board & FSUPC . [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (paperback)
Golightley, M. & Kirwan, G (Ed.). (2019) International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (paperback) UK: Routledge. [Details]
2017 International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (hardback)
Golightley, M. & Kirwan, G (Ed.). (2017) International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (hardback) UK: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS: THE ROLE OF REGULATORY STANDARDS IN PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT
Gloria Kirwan Julie Byrne, (2019) EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS: THE ROLE OF REGULATORY STANDARDS IN PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT . In: IATED Publications eds. ICERI2019, 12th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain, , 11-NOV-19 - 12-NOV-19 , pp.8302-8307 [Details]
2018 Learning in Transition: Workplace Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Learning in Transition: Workplace Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers . In: Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, & I. Candel Torres eds. 11th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2018) Seville, Spain, , 08-NOV-18 - 10-NOV-18 , pp.6676-6683 [Details]
2016 A practitioner's perspective - thinking critically and reflectively on the context of regulation
Gloria Kirwan (2016) A practitioner's perspective - thinking critically and reflectively on the context of regulation . In: The Professional, Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association of Ireland (PRDBA) eds. The Regulation of Social Workers Kings Inn, Dublin, , 12-NOV-16 - 12-NOV-16 , pp.15-29 [Details]
2014 Up Close and Personal: Engaging with Service User Knowledge
Gloria Kirwan (2014) Up Close and Personal: Engaging with Service User Knowledge . In: O'Mahony, C., Buchanan, A., O'Rourke, M. and Higgs, B eds. 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference and 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, edited by O'Mahony, C., Buchanan, A., O'Rourke, M. and Higgs, B. , NAIRTL: UCC, Cork, , 27-JUN-12 - 27-JUN-12 , pp.143-148 [Details]
2005 Moving Closer or Further Apart? A Comparative Analysis of Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
George Wilson, Gloria Kirwan (2005) Moving Closer or Further Apart? A Comparative Analysis of Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland . In: North South Mental Health Conference Committee, IASW/ BASW NI eds. Shaping the Future of Mental Health Social Work, Dundalk, Ireland, February Dundalk, Ireland, , 09-FEB-03 - 10-FEB-03 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Work Education'
Julie Byrne, Stephanie Holt, Gloria Kirwan (2020) 'The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Work Education' In: S.M. Sajid, Rajendra Baikady, Cheng Sheng-Li, Haruhiko Sakaguchi (eds). Social Work Education in Ireland. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2019 'Social Work and Mental Health'
Malcolm Golightley, Gloria Kirwan (2019) 'Social Work and Mental Health' In: Kieran O'Donoghue, Robyn Munford (eds). New Theories for Social Work Practice: Ethical Practice for Working with Individuals, Families and Communities. UK: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]
2018 'Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence: From Life and Limb to Hearts and Minds'
Yonkova, N. & Kirwan, G. (2018) 'Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence: From Life and Limb to Hearts and Minds' In: Stephanie Holt, Carolina Overlien, John Devaney (eds). Responding to Domestic Violence: Emerging Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research in Europe. UK: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]
2016 'Group Work Interventions for Women & Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse: Do They Work and Do They Last?'
Holt, S., Kirwan, G. & Ngo, J. (2016) 'Group Work Interventions for Women & Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse: Do They Work and Do They Last?' In: Mark Gianino, Donna McLaughlin (eds). Revitalizing Our Group Work Heritage: A Bridge to the Future. UK: Whiting and Birch. [Details]
2015 'Risk Management'
Gloria Kirwan (2015) 'Risk Management' In: Rosemary Sheehan & James Ogloff (eds). Working Within the Forensic Paradigm: Cross-discipline Approaches for Policy and Practice. UK: Routledge (Taylor & Francis). [Details]
2005 'Welfare and Wedding Cakes: An Example of Early Occupational Social Work'
Gloria Kirwan (2005) 'Welfare and Wedding Cakes: An Example of Early Occupational Social Work' In: Kearney, N. & Skehill, C (eds). Social Work in Ireland: Historical Perspectives. Dublin, Ireland: IPA. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Exploring resilience and mental health in service users and practitioners in Ireland and Canada'
Dermot Hurley, Gloria Kirwan (2020) 'Exploring resilience and mental health in service users and practitioners in Ireland and Canada'. European Journal of Social Work, 23 (2):340-352 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Relationship-based social work and electronic communication technologies: anticipation, adaptation and achievement'
Byrne J.;Kirwan G. (2019) 'Relationship-based social work and electronic communication technologies: anticipation, adaptation and achievement'. Journal of Social Work Practice, 33 (2):217-232 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Social Media Surveillance in Social Work: Practice Realities and Ethical Implications'
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan & Conor Mc Guckin (2019) 'Social Media Surveillance in Social Work: Practice Realities and Ethical Implications'. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 37 (2-3):142-158 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Groupwork with people who have experienced political oppression: context and challenges'
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan, Edwina Flavin (2018) 'Groupwork with people who have experienced political oppression: context and challenges'. Groupwork, 28 (1):77-99 [DOI] [Details]
2018 ''Who do I turn to if something really bad happens?' Keyworking and Relationship Based Practice in Residential Child Care'
Swan, M., Holt, S. & Kirwan, G. (2018) ''Who do I turn to if something really bad happens?' Keyworking and Relationship Based Practice in Residential Child Care'. Journal of Social Work Practice, 32 (4):447-461 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Addressing barriers to healthcare access for Roma: A community development approach'
Gloria Kirwan, Deirdre Jacob (2016) 'Addressing barriers to healthcare access for Roma: A community development approach'. Administration, 64 (2):157-177 [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Keyworking in residential child care: Lessons from research'
Cahill, O., Holt, S. & Kirwan, G. (2016) 'Keyworking in residential child care: Lessons from research'. Children and Youth Services Review, 65 :216-223 [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Group Work Interventions for Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence: Do they work and do they last?'
Holt, S., Kirwan, G. & Ngo, J. (2015) 'Group Work Interventions for Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence: Do they work and do they last?'. Groupwork, 25 (1):8-33 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Taking Care: Criticality and Reflexivity in the Context of Social Work Registration'
Kirwan, G and Melaugh, B (2015) 'Taking Care: Criticality and Reflexivity in the Context of Social Work Registration'. British Journal of Social Work, 45 :1050-1059 [Details]
2014 'Digital Natives or Digitally Naive? E-professionalism and Ethical Dilemmas Among Newly Graduated Teachers and Social Workers in Ireland'
Gloria Kirwan, Conor Mc Guckin (2014) 'Digital Natives or Digitally Naive? E-professionalism and Ethical Dilemmas Among Newly Graduated Teachers and Social Workers in Ireland'. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 32 (1):119-132 [full-text] [Details]
2013 'The Group Values of Educational Encounters: Working with Service Users and Students in a Participatory Classroom Environment, Social Work with Groups'
Gloria Kirwan (2013) 'The Group Values of Educational Encounters: Working with Service Users and Students in a Participatory Classroom Environment, Social Work with Groups'. Social Work with Groups, 36 (2-3):191-207 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'The 'Key' to Successful Transitions for Young People Leaving Residential Child Care: The Role of the Keyworker'
Stephanie Holt; Gloria Kirwan (2012) 'The 'Key' to Successful Transitions for Young People Leaving Residential Child Care: The Role of the Keyworker'. Child Care in Practice, 18 (4):371-392 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: challenges and opportunities for developing practice'
George Wilson, Gloria Kirwan (2007) 'Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: challenges and opportunities for developing practice'. European Journal of Social Work, 10 (2):175-191 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2002 'Social Work and the Changes in Mental Health Legislation in Ireland'
Gloria Kirwan, Margaret Kirby, (2002) 'Social Work and the Changes in Mental Health Legislation in Ireland'. Social Work in Europe, 9 (2):53-55 [full-text] [Details]
1999 'The Icarus Project'
Shane Butler, Gloria Kirwan (1999) 'The Icarus Project'. Social Work in Europe, 6 (2) [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'El sentido de comunidad en la adaptación de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos (Sense of community in the adaptation of Latin American immigrants)'
M Millán Franco, L. Gómez Jacinto, MI Hombrados-Mendieta, G Kirwan (2020) 'El sentido de comunidad en la adaptación de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos (Sense of community in the adaptation of Latin American immigrants)' Comunitania. International journal of social work and social science, 19 (1) . [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Speaking Truth to Power: Mental Health Service Users’ Experiences of Participation in their Diagnosis and Treatment'
Gloria Kirwan (2019) 'Speaking Truth to Power: Mental Health Service Users’ Experiences of Participation in their Diagnosis and Treatment' Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 21 (2) . [Details]
2015 'In safe hands: empowering young people with disabilities who receive assistance with intimate personal care'
Muldoon, P & Kirwan, G. (2015) 'In safe hands: empowering young people with disabilities who receive assistance with intimate personal care' Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 17 (3) :94-107. [Details]
2014 'An Exploration of Knowledge of People with Epilepsy: A Support Group Population Study'
E. Okakpu, G. Kirwan (2014) 'An Exploration of Knowledge of People with Epilepsy: A Support Group Population Study' Epilepsy News, :2-2. [Details]
2013 'Professional Reputation and Identity in the Online World'
Gloria Kirwan, Conor Mc Guckin (2013) 'Professional Reputation and Identity in the Online World' International Review of Information Ethics, 19 (07/2013) :49-73. [full-text] [Details]
2012 'Getting Started: Post-Qualification Perspectives of Newly Qualified Social Workers'
Clarke, A., Kirwan, G., Byrne, J. (2012) 'Getting Started: Post-Qualification Perspectives of Newly Qualified Social Workers' Irish Social Worker, Spring 2012 (1) :24-28. [Details]
2012 'Social media, e-professionalism and netiquette in social work'
Gloria Kirwan (2012) 'Social media, e-professionalism and netiquette in social work' Irish Social Worker, Autumn, 2012 (3) :9-12. [Details]
2012 'Continuing Professional Development: Examining the Basics'
Gloria Kirwan (2012) 'Continuing Professional Development: Examining the Basics' Irish Social Worker, Spring, 2012 (1) :2-7. [Details]
2011 'To register or not to register? That is the question'
Gloria Kirwan Brian Melaugh, (2011) 'To register or not to register? That is the question' Eisteach: A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 11 (3) :22-25. [Details]
2010 'Suicide in Ireland: Patterns and Trends'
Gloria Kirwan (2010) 'Suicide in Ireland: Patterns and Trends' A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 10 (1) . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Stronger Together: Members' Perspectives on the Benefits of the Troy Social Club.
Gloria Kirwan; Calvin Swords (2020) Stronger Together: Members' Perspectives on the Benefits of the Troy Social Club. Troy Mental Health Association in assoc with the Centre for Rights, Recognition & Redistribution, MU, Kildare, Ireland. [Details]
2017 D12 Community Mental Health Forum: Survey of Service Users' Views.
D12 Community Mental Health Forum assisted by Gloria Kirwan (2017) D12 Community Mental Health Forum: Survey of Service Users' Views. D12 Community Mental Health Forum, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
2016 The Tallaght Roma Integration Project: Working for Inclusion in Health Care through a Community Development Model.
Deirdre Jacob, Gloria Kirwan (2016) The Tallaght Roma Integration Project: Working for Inclusion in Health Care through a Community Development Model. Tallaght Roma Integration Project, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 The Power Switch: Equipping Students to Practice in a World of Technological Surveillance Possibilities.
Gloria Kirwan Julie Byrne, (2019) The Power Switch: Equipping Students to Practice in a World of Technological Surveillance Possibilities. [Oral Presentation], EASSW Conference, Madrid , 04-JUN-19 - 07-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 Overview of Peer Reviewing Process in Academic Publications.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Overview of Peer Reviewing Process in Academic Publications. [Oral Presentation], The secret world of journal article reviewing- tips and strategies for publication success, Maynooth University , 22-OCT-19 - 22-OCT-19 [Details]
2019 Working in a Culturally Competent Way? Exploring the Perceptions of Social Workers Engaging with Children and Their Families from Minority Ethnic Groups.
Edwina Flavin, Gloria Kirwan, Julie Byrne (2019) Working in a Culturally Competent Way? Exploring the Perceptions of Social Workers Engaging with Children and Their Families from Minority Ethnic Groups. [Oral Presentation], 7th National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. https://swconf2019.exordo.com, University College Cork, Ireland , 25-OCT-19 - 25-OCT-18 [Details]
2019 EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS: THE ROLE OF REGULATORY STANDARDS IN PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT.
Gloria Kirwan Julie Byrne, (2019) EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS: THE ROLE OF REGULATORY STANDARDS IN PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT. [Oral Presentation], ICERI2019, 12th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain , 11-NOV-19 - 12-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 Findings from research with mental health service users regarding their experiences of service usage.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Findings from research with mental health service users regarding their experiences of service usage. [Oral Presentation], Speaking Truth to Power: Informing Mental Health Care Through Service Users Narratives, Trinity College Dublin , 02-MAY-19 - 03-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 5th International Conference on Social Policies ISSP 2019. 'Social work in the face of digital transformation': University of Malaga.
Kirwan, G. (2019) 5th International Conference on Social Policies ISSP 2019. 'Social work in the face of digital transformation': University of Malaga. [Invited Oral Presentation], Electronic Communication and Networked Relationships: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Work in the Digital Era, University of Malaga, Spain , 09-APR-19 - 11-APR-19 [Details]
2019 26th International Conference on Learning: Learning to Make a Social Difference.
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan (2019) 26th International Conference on Learning: Learning to Make a Social Difference. [Oral Presentation], Situated Learning: The Transition of Social Workers from Professional Education into Practice, Queens University, Belfast , 24-JUL-19 - 26-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 Strength in Numbers: Social Workers and Groupwork in Ireland,.
Sandra Ratcliffe, Robert Heneghan, Gloria Kirwan, Stephanie Holt (2018) Strength in Numbers: Social Workers and Groupwork in Ireland,. [Oral Presentation], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin , 08-JUL-18 - 08-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 4th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Narrating Neo-Liberalism in an Irish Context,.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) 4th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Narrating Neo-Liberalism in an Irish Context,. [Oral Presentation], Poems in Dissent: ‘I’ as Subversive and ‘You’ as Dialectic, Sligo IT, Sligo , 18-APR-18 - 19-APR-18 [Details]
2018 Who do I turn to if something really bad happens? Keyworking and Relationship-Based Practice in Residential Child Care,.
Maria Swan, Stephanie Holt, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Who do I turn to if something really bad happens? Keyworking and Relationship-Based Practice in Residential Child Care,. [Oral Presentation], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development: 2018, Dublin, Ireland , 08-JUL-18 - 08-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Experiences of Mental Distress in a 'Sane-centric' Society.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Experiences of Mental Distress in a 'Sane-centric' Society. [Invited Oral Presentation], ICLO-NLS Annual Seminar: 'Violence Today'. Inaugural Event: 'Aggressivity in the Mirror: Violent Acts in Childhood and Adolescence. Psychological Association of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 29-SEP-18 - 29-SEP-18 [Details]
2018 Local Organising Committee.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Local Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development:, Dublin, Ireland , 10-JUL-18 - 14-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 husITa stream seminar.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) husITa stream seminar. [Chaired Session], World Social Work Conference SWSD2018, Dublin, Ireland , 10-JUL-18 - 12-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Bi-annual world conference of social work.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Bi-annual world conference of social work. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland , 10-JUL-18 - 14-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 'Learning in Transition: Workplace Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers'.
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan (2018) 'Learning in Transition: Workplace Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers'. [Oral Presentation], 11th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain , 11-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 Symposium. Making Up Our Minds: Social Work Strategies and Global Mental Health.
Gloria Kirwan, Gavin Davidson, Dermot Hurley, Susan McFeely (2018) Symposium. Making Up Our Minds: Social Work Strategies and Global Mental Health. [Published Abstract], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland , 10-JUL-18 - 15-MAR-19 [Details]
2018 Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development:.
Dermot Hurley, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development:. [Oral Presentation], Symposium: Exploring Resilience and Mental Health in Service Users Practitioners in Ireland and Canada, Dublin, Ireland , 04-JUL-18 - 08-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Positive Connections: the views of recent social work and teacher graduates on their use of social media,.
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Positive Connections: the views of recent social work and teacher graduates on their use of social media,. [Oral Presentation], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development:, Dublin, Ireland , 04-JUL-18 - 08-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Working with Roma rights through a community development model (published abstract).
Deirdre Jacobs & Gloria Kirwan (2018) Working with Roma rights through a community development model (published abstract). [Published Abstract], Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin , 10-JUL-18 - 14-JUL-18 [Details]
2017 Evening Course for Social Workers, TCD.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) Evening Course for Social Workers, TCD. [Oral Presentation], ‘Smooth seas do not skillful sailors make’: Working with changes and challenges in current social work practice, Trinity College Dublin , 17-OCT-17 - 17-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 When 'delete' is better than 'send': the ethics of e-professionalism.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) When 'delete' is better than 'send': the ethics of e-professionalism. [Oral Presentation], Professional Ethics, Boundaries and Social Media, Social Care Ireland/ Irish Association of Social Workers, Dublin , 08-MAR-17 - 08-MAR-17 [Details]
2016 Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016.
Gloria Kirwan Robin Hanan, (2016) Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016. [Oral Presentation], Human Trafficking: Prevention, Intervention & Aftercare, Seoul, Korea , 27-JUN-16 - 30-JUN-16 [Details]
2015 Social Work Ethics and Social Justice: Self-protection or Proactive Engagement?,.
Brian Melaugh, Gloria Kirwan (2015) Social Work Ethics and Social Justice: Self-protection or Proactive Engagement?,. [Oral Presentation], Social Care & Social Policy in Ireland: Seeking Social Justice in an Era of Austerity & Beyond, DIT Campus, Grangegorman, Dublin , 13-FEB-15 - 13-FEB-15 [Details]
2015 Masterclass: Invisible Victims: Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence.
Kirwan, G., Quinn, M., Molloy, P., McKeon, C., Oram, S., Keegan, E., Yonkova, N. & Dunning, T. (2015) Masterclass: Invisible Victims: Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence. [Other], European Conference on Domestic Violence, Trinity College Dublin , 05-SEP-15 - 05-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 The Social Work Profession: Purpose, Potential, Possibilities, 'Social Work as a Champion of Lifespan Mental Health Solutions'.
Gloria Kirwan (2015) The Social Work Profession: Purpose, Potential, Possibilities, 'Social Work as a Champion of Lifespan Mental Health Solutions'. [Oral Presentation], National Mental Health Social Work Conference, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin , 16-APR-15 - 16-APR-15 [Details]
2014 Ethical Considerations and Boundary Challenges.
Gloria Kirwan (2014) Ethical Considerations and Boundary Challenges. [Keynote Address], Irish Association of Social Workers - New Social Worker's Special Interest Group Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 05-JUL-14 - 05-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 Professional Integrity: the Role of Ethical Codes,.
Gloria Kirwan (2014) Professional Integrity: the Role of Ethical Codes,. [Keynote Address], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Social Workers,, Dublin, Ireland , 16-MAY-14 [Details]
2013 Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experienc.
Gloria Kirwan (2013) Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experienc. [Oral Presentation], Registration In Practice Seminar Series,, Trinity College Dublin , 28-FEB-13 - 28-FEB-13 [Details]
2013 Symposium: The IASWG Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups.
Cohen, C.S., Macgowan, M.J., Garvin, C.D., Muskat, B., Kirwan, G. and Sweifach, J.S (2013) Symposium: The IASWG Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups. [Other], 35th Annual International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Boston, Mass., USA , 06-JUN-13 - 09-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Regulation of Fitness to Practise and Social Work: Lessons from International Experience.
Gloria Kirwan Brian Melaugh (2013) Regulation of Fitness to Practise and Social Work: Lessons from International Experience. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Social Work Education and Research Forum 2013, University College Cork, Ireland , 10-JAN-13 - 10-JAN-13 [Details]
2013 Getting to Know You: Social Work with Groups meets 'Threshold Concept' Theory.
Gloria Kirwan (2013) Getting to Know You: Social Work with Groups meets 'Threshold Concept' Theory. [Oral Presentation], Revitalizing Our Heritage: A Bridge To The Future. 35th Annual International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Boston, Mass., US , 06-JUN-13 - 09-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Group work programmes with women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Stephanie Holt, Gloria Kirwan (2013) Group work programmes with women and children experiencing domestic violence. [Oral Presentation], 13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin, Ireland , 15-SEP-13 - 19-SEP-13 [Details]
2012 Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experience.
Gloria Kirwan Brian Melaugh, (2012) Fitness to Practise and Social Work: lessons from international experience. [Oral Presentation], IASW Conference: Getting Ready for Registration, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 08-NOV-12 - 08-NOV-12 [Details]
2012 Boundary Violations, Misconduct Cases and Social Work Regulation: Learning from Other Jurisdictions.
Gloria Kirwan (2012) Boundary Violations, Misconduct Cases and Social Work Regulation: Learning from Other Jurisdictions. [Oral Presentation], Social Work Relationship Boundaries and Social Work Regulation, Trinity College Dublin , 15-MAY-12 - 15-MAY-12 [Details]
2012 Chairperson.
Gloria Kirwan, Gavin Davidson (2012) Chairperson. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], North South Annual Mental Health Social Work Confernece, Ireland , 01-JAN-12 - 31-DEC-14 [Details]
2012 Threshold Concepts in Social Work.
Gloria Kirwan (2012) Threshold Concepts in Social Work. [Invited Lecture], Lecture at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, University of Kansas at Lawrence, USA , 08-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 Up Close and Personal: Engaging Learners with Service-User Perspectives.
Gloria Kirwan (2012) Up Close and Personal: Engaging Learners with Service-User Perspectives. [Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 27-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 Staying In Touch: Keyworking and Young People During Transition Out of Residential Care.
Gloria Kirwan, Stephanie Holt (2012) Staying In Touch: Keyworking and Young People During Transition Out of Residential Care. [Oral Presentation], BASPCAN 8th National Congress on Child Abuse & Neglect, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland , 04-APR-12 - 05-APR-12 [Details]
2011 Key-working in Practice: Myths, Realities and Possibilities.
Stephanie Holt, Gloria Kirwan (2011) Key-working in Practice: Myths, Realities and Possibilities. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, University College Cork,, University College Cork, Ireland , 28-OCT-11 - 28-OCT-11 [Details]
2011 Fragmentation and Absent Insight: Risk Management and the Challenges for Service Providers.
Gloria Kirwan (2011) Fragmentation and Absent Insight: Risk Management and the Challenges for Service Providers. [Oral Presentation], Working within the Forensic Paradigm, Annual Conference Europe Monash University, Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy , 07-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Supporting families in the context of parental mental health problems.
Gloria Kirwan (2011) Supporting families in the context of parental mental health problems. [Oral Presentation], Social Work and the Challenge of Working with Vulnerable Clients, Trinity College Dublin , 11-NOV-11 - 11-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Sharing Perspectives: Dialectical Configurations of Risk Management Influencing Professional Responses to Parents with Mental Health Problems.
Gloria Kirwan (2011) Sharing Perspectives: Dialectical Configurations of Risk Management Influencing Professional Responses to Parents with Mental Health Problems. [Invited Lecture], Founder's Day Annual Conference, St Patrick's Hospital, St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin , 04-OCT-11 - 04-OCT-11 [Details]
2010 Child Death Reviews.
Gloria Kirwan Stephanie Holt, (2010) Child Death Reviews. [Oral Presentation], 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 28-JUN-10 - 02-JUL-10 [Details]
2005 Continuing Professional Development - Challenges and Obstacles,.
Gloria Kirwan (2005) Continuing Professional Development - Challenges and Obstacles,. [Oral Presentation], Towards a Global Understanding of Lifelong Learning: Making a Difference. Annual Conference of FACE (Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education), UCC, Cork, Ireland , 06-JUL-05 - 08-JUL-05 [Details]
2003 Moving Closer or Further Apart? A Comparative Analysis of Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
George Wilson, Gloria Kirwan (2003) Moving Closer or Further Apart? A Comparative Analysis of Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Shaping the Future of Mental Health Social Work, Dundalk, Ireland, February, edited by North South Mental Health Social Workers Forum, Dundalk, Ireland [Details]
1997 Social Work and Social Exclusion in Ireland.
Gloria Kirwan (1997) Social Work and Social Exclusion in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Social Work and Social Exclusion – Building an Active Society for All, Stockholm. Sweden [Details]
1996 Dealing with Pressure in Social Work Practice.
Gloria Kirwan (1996) Dealing with Pressure in Social Work Practice. [Invited Lecture], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Social Workers,, Dublin, Ireland , 05-MAY-96 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
2018 SWSD2018, Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development.
Gloria Kirwan, Conor Mc Guckin & Julie Byrne (2018) SWSD2018, Joint World Conference of Social Work, Education and Social Development. Dublin: Abstract [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Book Review: Linda Cundy (2015) Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era. Karnac Books.
Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan (2019) Book Review: Linda Cundy (2015) Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era. Karnac Books. UK: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2019 Book Reviews: Researching the Vulnerable. Pranee Liamputtong. Sage Publications (2007); Gina Higgenbottom and Pranee Liamputtong (Eds.),Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health. Sage Publications (2015).
Gloria Kirwan, Breda O'Driscoll, (2019) Book Reviews: Researching the Vulnerable. Pranee Liamputtong. Sage Publications (2007); Gina Higgenbottom and Pranee Liamputtong (Eds.),Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health. Sage Publications (2015). London, UK: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2018 Book Review: Group Work with Populations at Risk, by Geoffrey L Greif and Carolyn Knight. 4th edition. Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 1- 544.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Book Review: Group Work with Populations at Risk, by Geoffrey L Greif and Carolyn Knight. 4th edition. Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 1- 544. London, UK: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2013 Review: 'Social Work & ICT', by Andrew Hill and Ian Shaw.
Gloria Kirwan (2013) Review: 'Social Work & ICT', by Andrew Hill and Ian Shaw. Dublin, Ireland: Book Review [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2020 Editorial.
Juliet Koprowska,Gillian Ruch, Andrew Whittaker, Gloria Kirwan (2020) Editorial. London, UK: Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2019 Editorial.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Editorial. London, UK: Editorial [Details]
2019 Networked relationships in the digital age - messages for social work (Editorial).
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Networked relationships in the digital age - messages for social work (Editorial). UK: Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2019 Editorial: Papers from the husITa stream at SWSD2018.
Ann Lavan, Gloria Kirwan (2019) Editorial: Papers from the husITa stream at SWSD2018. UK: Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2019 Editorial: Part 3 Out of the Shadows - Research with Hard to Reach Populaitons.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Editorial: Part 3 Out of the Shadows - Research with Hard to Reach Populaitons. London, UK: Editorial [Details]
2019 Editorial: Pt 2 Out of the Shadows: Research with hard to reach populations.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Editorial: Pt 2 Out of the Shadows: Research with hard to reach populations. London, UK: Editorial [Details]
2018 Editorial.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Editorial. London, UK: Editorial [Details]
2018 Editorial, Groupwork, 28(2).
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Editorial, Groupwork, 28(2). London, UK: Editorial [Details]
2018 Editorial - Working in groups with people who have experienced political oppression.
Nick Pollard, Sue Taplin, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Editorial - Working in groups with people who have experienced political oppression. London, UK: Editorial [Details]
2017 Groupwork.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) Groupwork. UK: Editorial [Details]
2017 'In the half shadows': research with hard to reach populations.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) 'In the half shadows': research with hard to reach populations. UK: Editorial [Details]
2015 Editorial: Irish Social Worker.
Gloria Kirwan (2015) Editorial: Irish Social Worker. Ireland: Editorial [Details]
2015 Editorial: Mental Health An Issue For Everyone?.
Malcolm Golightley, Gloria Kirwan (2015) Editorial: Mental Health An Issue For Everyone?. UK: Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2010 Editorial.
Gloria Kirwan (2010) Editorial. Dublin, Ireland: Editorial [Details]
2009 Editorial.
Barbara Dowds, Gloria Kirwan (2009) Editorial. Dublin, Ireland: Editorial [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2019 'Social Work Professionalism – Promoting Values, Empowering Identity': World Social Work Day Joint IASW/BASW Northern Ireland Special Conference.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) 'Social Work Professionalism – Promoting Values, Empowering Identity': World Social Work Day Joint IASW/BASW Northern Ireland Special Conference. Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
2016 A practitioner's perspective - thinking critically and reflectively on the context of regulation.
Gloria Kirwan (2016) A practitioner's perspective - thinking critically and reflectively on the context of regulation. Kings Inns, Dublin, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
2014 Human Trafficking: Prevention, Intervention and Aftercare.
Gloria Kirwan (2014) Human Trafficking: Prevention, Intervention and Aftercare. Invited Lectures [Details]
2012 Threshold Concepts in Social Work.
Gloria Kirwan (2012) Threshold Concepts in Social Work. Lawrence, Kansas, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
2011 Sharing Perspectives: Dialectical Configurations of Risk Management Influencing Professional Responses to Parents with Mental Health Problems, Invited Lecture, Founder's Day Annual Conference.
Gloria Kirwan (2011) Sharing Perspectives: Dialectical Configurations of Risk Management Influencing Professional Responses to Parents with Mental Health Problems, Invited Lecture, Founder's Day Annual Conference. Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2019 Someone who is there for me: Relationships that work for young people in care.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Someone who is there for me: Relationships that work for young people in care. Swansea, Wales: Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 The secret world of journal article reviewing - tips and strategies for publication success.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) The secret world of journal article reviewing - tips and strategies for publication success. Maynooth University: Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 Notes on Segregation from a Study with Mental Health Service Users.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Notes on Segregation from a Study with Mental Health Service Users. Dublin, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
2014 Social Work and Social Media: Ethical Considerations and Boundary Challenges.
Gloria Kirwan (2014) Social Work and Social Media: Ethical Considerations and Boundary Challenges. Dublin: Invited Seminars [Details]
2012 Fitness to Practise and Social Work: Lessons from International Experience.
Gloria Kirwan, Brian Melaugh (2012) Fitness to Practise and Social Work: Lessons from International Experience. Dublin, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
2007 Reflective Practice.
Gloria Kirwan (2007) Reflective Practice. Kilkenny, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
1995 Dealing with Pressure in Social Work Practice.
Gloria Kirwan (1995) Dealing with Pressure in Social Work Practice. Dublin, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]

Published abstracts

  Year Publication
2019 The Power Switch: Equipping Social Work Students To Practise in a World of Technological Surveillance Possibilities.
Gloria Kirwan Julie Byrne, (2019) The Power Switch: Equipping Social Work Students To Practise in a World of Technological Surveillance Possibilities. Madrid, Spaid: Published abstracts [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
1997 Social Work and Social Exclusion in Ireland.
Gloria Kirwan (1997) Social Work and Social Exclusion in Ireland. Stockholm, Sweden: Seminar [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2018 The Road to Freedom: The Journey from Paternalism to Liberty in Irish Mental Health Law.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) The Road to Freedom: The Journey from Paternalism to Liberty in Irish Mental Health Law. Dublin, Ireland: Thesis [Details]
2017 Legal Challenges to Compulsory Confinement of Mentally Ill Patients: A Review of High Court Judgments 2006-2016.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) Legal Challenges to Compulsory Confinement of Mentally Ill Patients: A Review of High Court Judgments 2006-2016. Dublin, Ireland: Thesis [Details]
2017 Mental Health Service Users' Narratives of Participation: Consensus, Dissenus and Paradox.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) Mental Health Service Users' Narratives of Participation: Consensus, Dissenus and Paradox. Dublin, Ireland: Thesis [Details]
2010 Risk Management and Parental Mental Illness: An Exploratory Study of Service Providers' Views.
Gloria Kirwan (2010) Risk Management and Parental Mental Illness: An Exploratory Study of Service Providers' Views. Dublin, Ireland: Thesis [Details]
2010 Outstanding In Their Field: A Study of Continuing Professional Development and Social Workers in Ireland.
Gloria Kirwan (2010) Outstanding In Their Field: A Study of Continuing Professional Development and Social Workers in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Thesis [Details]

Electronic Book

  Year Publication
2018 International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (e-book).
Malcolm Golightley, Gloria Kirwan (2018) International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work (e-book). UK: Electronic Book [Details]

Guest Editor

  Year Publication
2019 Journal of Social Work Practice.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Journal of Social Work Practice. UK: Guest Editor [DOI] [Details]
2019 Social Work and Social Sciences Review.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Social Work and Social Sciences Review. UK: Guest Editor [Details]
2019 Journal of Technology in Human Services, 37(2-3).
Ann Lavan, Gloria Kirwan (2019) Journal of Technology in Human Services, 37(2-3). UK: Guest Editor [Details]
2017 Social Work and Social Sciences Review.
Gloria Kirwan (2017) Social Work and Social Sciences Review. UK: Guest Editor [Details]
2015 Journal of Social Work Practice.
Malcolm Golightley, Gloria Kirwan (2015) Journal of Social Work Practice. UK: Guest Editor [Details]
2015 Irish Social Worker. Special Issue: Research and Analysis.
Gloria Kirwan (2015) Irish Social Worker. Special Issue: Research and Analysis. Dublin, Ireland: Guest Editor [Details]
2010 Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Gloria Kirwan (2010) Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Dublin, Ireland: Guest Editor [Details]

Co-edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2020 Journal of Social Work Practice.
Juliet Koprowska, Gillian Ruch, Andrew Whittaker, Gloria Kirwan (2020) Journal of Social Work Practice. London, UK: Co-edited Journal Issue [DOI] [Details]
2018 Groupwork. 28(1).
Nick Pollard, Sue Taplin, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Groupwork. 28(1). London, UK: Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]
2009 Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Barbara Dowds, Gloria Kirwan (2009) Eisteach. A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Dublin, Ireland: Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2019 Vol 29 Issue 1.
Gloria Kirwan (2019) Vol 29 Issue 1. London, UK: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2018 Groupwork.
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Groupwork. London, UK: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2018 Groupwork 28(3).
Stephanie Holt, Declan Coogan, Gloria Kirwan (2018) Groupwork 28(3). London, UK: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2018 Groupwork 28(2).
Gloria Kirwan (2018) Groupwork 28(2). London, UK: Edited Journal Issue [Details]

Standard

  Year Publication
2015 International Technology Task Force. Model Regulatory Standards for Technology & Social Work Practice.
Association of Social Work Boards (2015) International Technology Task Force. Model Regulatory Standards for Technology & Social Work Practice. USA: Standard [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Social Workers Member and former Treasurer 01-JAN-90 / 31-JAN-20
GAPS (Group for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work) Member / Trustee 13-JAN-20 / 31-JAN-23
CORU Registered Social Work; Appeals Committee Member; Former Academic Assessor 01-MAY-13 / 30-APR-19

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Journal of Social Work Practice Member /
Groupwork Journal Editorial Committee Editor 2018 /
Editorial Committee, Journal of Social Work Practice Editor 2020 /
Education Sub-Committee, National Advisory Group for the Establishment of Tusla Chairperson /
National Advisory Group for the Establishment of Tusla Member /
Board of Management, Community After School Project Chairperson 1995 / 1997
National Services Advisory Committee, Focus Ireland Member 2014 / 2020
PPC, CORU Registrant Member /
Policy & Practice Committee, MOJO Member /
Appeals Committee, CORU Registrant Member /
Accreditation Panel, Medical Council Lay Member /
Fitness to Practise Committee, Medical Council Lay Member 2013 / 2019

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Assistant Professor of Social Work 29-OCT-18 /
Trinity College Dublin Adjunct Lecturer 01-SEP-95 / 01-JAN-00
Rialto Youth Project Project Worker 01-SEP-85 / 30-AUG-86
Inlingua Idiomas English Language Teacher 01-MAY-87 / 30-AUG-88
Medico-Social Research Board (now Health Research Board) Researcher 01-SEP-86 / 30-MAR-87
Trinity College Dublin Assistant Professor of Social Work 01-JAN-00 /
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Staff Welfare Office 01-JAN-97 /
Eastern Health Board Social Worker 01-SEP-88 / 01-SEP-97
Western Health Board Psychiatric Social Worker 01-MAR-87 / 01-SEP-87

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1985 CCETSW Certificate of Qualification in Social Work Social Work
2017 Trinity College Dublin Ph.D Research Degree
2017 Griffith College Dublin LL.B Law
1985 Trinity College Dublin Bachelor of Social Studies Social Work/Social Science
2010 Trinity College Dublin MSc. in Applied Social Research Social Science Research Methods
2018 Trinity College Dublin LL.M Law
2010 Trinity College Dublin M.Litt Research Degree

Reviews

  Journal Role
Irish Social Worker Guest Editor
Journal Of Social Work Practice Reviewer
Journal Of Mental Health Training, Education And Practice Reviewer
Groupwork Reviewer
Child Care In Practice Reviewer
Children And Youth Services Review Reviewer
Irish Social Worker Reviewer
British Journal Of Social Work Reviewer
Mcgraw-Hill Publishers Reviewer
Journal Of Technology In Human Services Guest Editor
Journal Of Social Work Practice Editor
Journal Of Social Work Practice Guest Editor
Groupwork Editor

Teaching Interests

Mental Health Social Work;
Social Work Theory & Methods;
Social Work Ethics;
Social Work and Digital Technology;
Groupwork.

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Brian Melaugh IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Julie Byrne, Trinity College Dublin Co-Principal Investigator IRELAND
Professor Antonio Lopez Palaez (Catedratico) Professor of Social Work, Madrid, UNED SPAIN
Conor Mc Guckin, Julie Byrne, Trinity College Dublin Co-Principal Investigators IRELAND
All Ireland Team - TCD, UCD, UCC, UCG, UU, QUB Co-Principal Investigators IRELAND
Stephanie Holt (Trinity College Dublin), Sandra Ratcliffe (TU Dublin) Co-Principal Investigators IRELAND
Calvin Swords Researcher IRELAND
Dermot Hurley, Kings University College Ontario Principal Investigator CANADA