Prof Maurice Devlin

Applied Social Studies, ALL Institute

Gaeilge agus fáilte

Professor
Jean Monnet Chair

Laraghbryan House
4.5
(01) 708 3781

Biography

Maurice Devlin is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the Centre for Youth Research and Development in the Department of Applied Social Studies at NUI Maynooth. Originally from County Derry, he is a graduate of the University of Hull (BA in Drama and English), University College Dublin (MA in English, MSocSc in Sociology), NUI Maynooth (PhD in Sociology) and Trinity College Dublin (MSc in IT in Education). He is a member of the National Youth Work Advisory Committee and Joint Chair of the North South Education and Training Standards Committee (NSETS), the all-Ireland body for the professional endorsement of youth work training. He is the Irish correspondent for the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (EKCYP) and a member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers (established by the European Commission-Council of Europe Youth Partnership). Maurice is currently Vice President for Europe (including the Russian Federation) of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Youth (RC34). He was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to youth studies, youth work and youth policy at a European level. The award comes with three years¿ funding to support teaching, research and public engagement related to European integration and youth. Publications include Inequality and the Stereotyping of Young People (Equality Authority, 2006), Young People in Contemporary Ireland (co-authored with Kevin Lalor and ¿ine de R?iste; Gill & Macmillan, 2007), Work in Progress: Case Studies in Participatory Arts with Young People (co-edited with Deirdre Healy; NYCI, 2007), The Purpose and Outcomes of Youth Work (with Anna Gunning; Irish Youth Work Press, 2009) and Standpoints: Attitudes of Young People and Youth Workers to Development and Global Justice Issues (with Hilary Tierney; NYCI, 2010). Maurice chairs the editorial board of the journal Youth Studies Ireland.

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Perspectives on Youth (Volume 1): 2020 - What do you see?.
Devlin, M. et al (eds) (2014) Perspectives on Youth (Volume 1): 2020 - What do you see?. : Council of Europe Publishing. [Details]
2014 Perspectives on Youth (Volume 2): Connections and Disconnections.
Devlin, M. et al. (eds) (2014) Perspectives on Youth (Volume 2): Connections and Disconnections. : Council of Europe Publishing. [Details]
2011 An Assessment of Ireland’s Approach to Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion among Children, from European and Local Perspectives.
Frazer, H. and Devlin, M. (2011) An Assessment of Ireland’s Approach to Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion among Children, from European and Local Perspectives. : Department of Social Protection. [Details]
2010 Standpoints: Attitudes of Young People and Youth Workers to Development and Global Justice Issues.
Devlin, M. and Tierney, H. (2010) Standpoints: Attitudes of Young People and Youth Workers to Development and Global Justice Issues. : National Youth Council of Ireland. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 The Purpose and Outcomes of Youth Work.
Devlin, M. and Gunning, A. (2009) The Purpose and Outcomes of Youth Work. : Irish Youth Work Press. [Details]
2007 Work in Progress: Case Studies in Participatory Arts Work with Young People.
Devlin, M. and Healy, D. (eds) (2007) Work in Progress: Case Studies in Participatory Arts Work with Young People. : NYCI. [Details]
2007 Young People in Contemporary Ireland.
Devlin, M., Lalor, K. and de Róiste, Á. (2007) Young People in Contemporary Ireland. : Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2007 Communities: Special Issue of Irish Journal of Sociology.
Corcoran, M.P. and Devlin, M. (eds) (2007) Communities: Special Issue of Irish Journal of Sociology. : Sociological Association of Ireland. [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Inequality and the Stereotyping of Young People.
Devlin, M. (2006) Inequality and the Stereotyping of Young People. : Equality Authority. [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 'Working with Young People: Discourse, Policy and Practice'
Devlin, M. (2013) 'Working with Young People: Discourse, Policy and Practice' In: Applied Social Care: An Introduction for Students in Ireland (3rd edition). Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2012 'Youth Work in the Republic of Ireland'
Devlin, M. (2012) 'Youth Work in the Republic of Ireland' In: Youth Work Policy and Delivery in Ireland: A North South Context. Belfast/Dublin: Youthnet/National Youth Council of Ireland. [Details]
2012 'Youth Work, Professionalism and Professionalisation in Europe'
Devlin, M. (2012) 'Youth Work, Professionalism and Professionalisation in Europe' In: The History of Youth Work in Europe: Relevance for Today’s Youth Work Policy. Volume 3. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. [Details]
2011 'Introduction: The Social Construction of Youth and the Triangle between Youth Research, Youth Policy and Youth Work in Europe'
Chisholm, L., Kovacheva, S., Merico, M., Devlin, M., Jenkins, D. and Karsten, A. (2011) 'Introduction: The Social Construction of Youth and the Triangle between Youth Research, Youth Policy and Youth Work in Europe' In: European Youth Studies: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice. Innsbruck: M.A. EYS Consortium. [Details]
2010 'Youth work in Ireland: Some historical reflections'
Devlin, M. (2010) 'Youth work in Ireland: Some historical reflections' In: The history of youth work in Europe: Volume 2. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Working with Young People'
Devlin, M. (2009) 'Working with Young People' In: Applied Social Care: An Introduction for Students in Ireland (2nd edition). Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
2009 'Theorising Youth'
Devlin, M. (2009) 'Theorising Youth' In: Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Foreword'
Devlin, M. (2009) 'Foreword' In: An Evaluation of the Educational Action Research Project Athlone. Galway: Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG. [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Introduction'
Devlin, M. (2001) 'Introduction' In: In From The Cold: Towards a Strategy for Rural Youth Work. Kerry Diocesan Youth Service. [Details]
2001 'Commentary: Relevance beyond the Federation' Communications and Media Team, NYF'
Devlin, M. (2001) 'Commentary: Relevance beyond the Federation' Communications and Media Team, NYF' In: A Model of Local Youth Service. National Youth Federation/Irish Youth Work Press. [Details]
2000 'Imagining Better Youth Work: Current Realities, Future Trends'
Devlin, M. (2000) 'Imagining Better Youth Work: Current Realities, Future Trends' In: The Future of Youth Work and Development Education: the DEFY Tenth Anniversary Conference, Development Education for Youth. Dublin: [Details]
2000 'Introduction'
Devlin, M. (2000) 'Introduction' In: Rural Youth Work in County Wexford. Ferns Diocesan Youth Service/County Wexford Partnership. [Details]
1999 'The Need for Certification and Accreditation in Youth Work'
Devlin, M. (1999) 'The Need for Certification and Accreditation in Youth Work' In: Youthcert Annual Review 1998. City of Dublin Youth Service Board/National Youth Federation. [Details]
1998 'Youth and Community Work and Early School Leaving'
Devlin, M. (1998) 'Youth and Community Work and Early School Leaving' In: Prevention of Early School Leaving: The Youthstart Experience. Dublin: EU Youthstart National Support Structure. [Details]
1995 'Introduction'
Devlin, M. (1995) 'Introduction' In: European Dimensions in the Training of Youth Workers: Philosophical Starting Points, Concepts and Approaches. Koblenz: European Centre for Community Education. [Details]
1994 'Youth Work and Youth Work Training in Ireland'
Devlin, M. and W. Lorenz (1994) 'Youth Work and Youth Work Training in Ireland' In: European Dimensions in the Initial Training of Youth and Community Workers. Koblenz: European Centre for Community Education. [Details]
1990 'Community Work in the '80s - an Overview'
Crickley, A. and M. Devlin (1990) 'Community Work in the '80s - an Overview' In: Community Work in Ireland: Trends in the 80s; Options for the 90's. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'A theory-based evaluation of a community-based funding scheme in a disadvantaged suburban city area'
Hickey, G., McGilloway, S., O'Brien, M., Lecky, Y. and Devlin, M. (2015) 'A theory-based evaluation of a community-based funding scheme in a disadvantaged suburban city area'. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52 :61-69 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Young People, Youth Work and Youth Policy: European Developments'
Devlin, Maurice (2010) 'Young People, Youth Work and Youth Policy: European Developments'. YOUTH STUDIES IRELAND, 5 :66-82 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'The Benefits of Youth Work: Young People's and Youth Workers' Perspectives'
Devlin, M. and Gunning, A. (2009) 'The Benefits of Youth Work: Young People's and Youth Workers' Perspectives'. YOUTH STUDIES IRELAND, 4 :40-55 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Youth Work and Youth Policy in the Republic of Ireland 1983-2008: 'Still Haven't Found What We're Looking For''
Devlin, M. (2008) 'Youth Work and Youth Policy in the Republic of Ireland 1983-2008: 'Still Haven't Found What We're Looking For''. YOUTH & POLICY, 100 :41-54 [Details]
2005 ''Teenage Traumas': The Discursive Construction of Young People as a 'Problem' in an Irish Radio Documentary'
Devlin, M. (2005) ''Teenage Traumas': The Discursive Construction of Young People as a 'Problem' in an Irish Radio Documentary'. YOUNG: NORDIC JOURNAL OF YOUTH RESEARCH, 13 :167-184 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 ''A Bit of the Other': Media Representations of Young People's Sexuality'
Devlin, M. (2003) ''A Bit of the Other': Media Representations of Young People's Sexuality'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 12 :86-106 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2011 ''Far fetched but worth the carriage': the fuzzy logic of the transnational curriculum project'
Devlin, M. and Jenkins, D. (2011) ''Far fetched but worth the carriage': the fuzzy logic of the transnational curriculum project' NALDIC Quarterly, 9 . [Details]
2010 'Youth Drama: The Youth Work Act?'
Devlin, M. (2010) 'Youth Drama: The Youth Work Act?' Youth Drama Ireland, 12 :12-15. [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Sex, Drugs and Stereotypes: Representations of Young People'
Devlin, M. (2004) 'Sex, Drugs and Stereotypes: Representations of Young People' Equality News, :17-19. [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Art and the Extraordinary: the Place of the Arts in Training for Youth and Community Work'
Devlin, M. (2000) 'Art and the Extraordinary: the Place of the Arts in Training for Youth and Community Work' In2 (Journal of the National Youth Arts Programme), 2 . [Details]
2000 'The Education (Welfare) Bill 1999'
Devlin, M. (2000) 'The Education (Welfare) Bill 1999' Irish Youthwork Scene, 27 . [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Youthcert: Promoting Certification and Accreditation of Community-based Youth Work Training'
M. Devlin and H. Tierney (2000) 'Youthcert: Promoting Certification and Accreditation of Community-based Youth Work Training' Irish Youthwork Scene, 29 . [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Youth Work: Changes and Challenges'
Devlin, M. (1999) 'Youth Work: Changes and Challenges' Irish Youthwork Scene, . [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2009 Chairperson, thematic session at the Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland.
(2009) Chairperson, thematic session at the Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland. [Public presentations], Children, Young People and Social Practices, Waterford Institute of Technology [Details]
2009 Invited paper, 2nd Workshop on the History of Youth Work in Europe.
(2009) Invited paper, 2nd Workshop on the History of Youth Work in Europe. [Oral Presentation], The History of Youth Work: An Irish Perspective, Blankenberge, Belgium [Details]
2009 Keynote address, Annual Conference of the National Youth Council of Ireland.
(2009) Keynote address, Annual Conference of the National Youth Council of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Where are Irish teenagers at?, Emmaus Centre, Swords, County Dublin [Details]
2009 Chairperson, seminar on Arts and Youth Work, Fatima: A Cultural Archaeology exhibition.
(2009) Chairperson, seminar on Arts and Youth Work, Fatima: A Cultural Archaeology exhibition. [Oral Presentation], From Inside Out to What's the Story?, National College of Art and Design, Dublin [Details]
2009 Keynote address, Thinking Seriouosly about the Future of the Youth Service conference.
(2009) Keynote address, Thinking Seriouosly about the Future of the Youth Service conference. [Public presentations], The Purpose and Outcomes of Youth Work, Belfast Castle [Details]
2009 Invited presentation to Department of Social Welfare, University of Ghent.
(2009) Invited presentation to Department of Social Welfare, University of Ghent. [Oral Presentation], Youth, Inequality and Stereotyping in Ireland, Ghent, Belgium [Details]
2009 Keynote address at launch of Essential Guidelines for Good Youth Work Practice by CDYSB.
(2009) Keynote address at launch of Essential Guidelines for Good Youth Work Practice by CDYSB. [Oral Presentation], Asking the Right Questions, Department of Education and Science, Dublin [Details]
2009 Presentation to postgraduate seminar, School of History and Anthropology, Queens University.
(2009) Presentation to postgraduate seminar, School of History and Anthropology, Queens University. [Oral Presentation], Contemporary Images of Youth, Belfast [Details]
2001 National Youth Council of Ireland Seminar.
(2001) National Youth Council of Ireland Seminar. Dublin , 05-JAN-01 - 05-DEC-01 [Details]
2001 Annual General Meeting of the National Youth Federation.
Anna Gunning (2001) Annual General Meeting of the National Youth Federation. Clontarf Castle, Dublin , 06-JAN-01 - 06-SEP-01 [Details]
2001 Meeting of Directors of Regional Youth Services, National Youth Federation.
David Treacy (2001) Meeting of Directors of Regional Youth Services, National Youth Federation. Dublin , 11-JAN-01 [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2000 Social Exclusion: New Terms, New Issues.
Devlin, M. (2000) Social Exclusion: New Terms, New Issues. Technical Publication [Details]
1999 The Changing Face of Youth Work.
Devlin, M. and Hunt, N. (1999) The Changing Face of Youth Work. Technical Publication [Details]
1999 The Education (Welfare) Bill 1999.
Devlin, M. (1999) The Education (Welfare) Bill 1999. Technical Publication [Details]
1998 Developing a Strategy for Rural-Based Youth Work in County Wexford.
Devlin, M. (1998) Developing a Strategy for Rural-Based Youth Work in County Wexford. Technical Publication [Details]