Research Profile

Catherine Forde

Biography

Before joining the School of Applied Social Studies I worked as a community worker in Forum, a project of the Third EC Anti-Poverty Programme, and as a researcher.  I have been involved in the following research projects since 2009:

- A CACSSS-funded small interdisciplinary research project on introducing global education into professional qualifying programmes (2019-2020) (co-investigator).  The project will enable Youth and Community Work, Social Work and Nursing colleagues to prepare to introduce environmental education content on professional programmes in these fields.
- A HEA/Government of Ireland mobility project to develop a global awareness module for pre-qualifying social work students (2018-2019) (PI). This project enabled me to spend some time at the University of Queensland, Australia, in October 2018, teaching and liaising with fellow researchers.
- An IRC-funded Policy and Society research project (2017-2019) that is exploring participatory governance in voluntary and community organisations (PI). 
- A CACSSS-funded research project (2014-2015) that explored the effects on community development initiatives of the Local Government Act (2014) (co-investigator).
- An Irish Research Council-funded research project (2012-2014) entitled 'Seen and Not Heard?  The Lived Realities of Children and Young People's Participation in Ireland in their Homes, Schools and Communities' (co-investigator).  Report (2015) available on website of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and in hard copy from DCYA.
- An IRCHSS-funded project (2010-2013) entitled 'Young People as Social Actors: An Examination of Young People's Perspectives on the Impact of Participation in OMYCA Initiatives' (co-investigator).  Report (2015)available on website of Department of Children and Youth Affairs and in hard copy from DCYA.
- An IRCHSS-funded summer school initiative (2010-2011) entitled 'Methodologies for a New Era in the Social Services: Developing Capacity, Skills and Knowledge for Research' (co-organiser) 
- A NAIRTL-funded (2009-2010) narrative research project on social workers' experiences of using the community discourse in their practice (PI).  

I am convener of the 'Civil Society' research cluster and a member of the 'Children and Young People' ISS21 research cluster.  I am currently supervising a number of PhD theses in social policy and law.  Please contact me if you have an idea for a thesis.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Changing Contexts of Practice: Challenges for Social Work and Community Development'
Lynch, D., Forde, C., Lathouras, T. (2019) 'Changing Contexts of Practice: Challenges for Social Work and Community Development'. Australian Social Work, [Details]
(2019)'Eds T. Brandsen, T. Steen and B. Vershuere: Co-production and Co-creation: Engaging Citizens in Public Services'
Forde, C. (2019) 'Eds T. Brandsen, T. Steen and B. Vershuere: Co-production and Co-creation: Engaging Citizens in Public Services'. Voluntas: official Journal of The International Society For Third Sector Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Learning from Children's Voice in Schools: Experiences from Ireland'
Forde, C., Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (2018) 'Learning from Children's Voice in Schools: Experiences from Ireland'. Journal Of Educational Change, 19 (4):489-509 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Decision-Making by Children and Young People in the Home: The Nurture of Trust, Participation and Independence'
Martin, S;Forde, C;Horgan, D;Mages, L (2018) 'Decision-Making by Children and Young People in the Home: The Nurture of Trust, Participation and Independence'. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 :198-210 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Children and Young People’s Participation in the Community in Ireland: Experiences and Issues'
Forde, C., Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (2017) 'Children and Young People’s Participation in the Community in Ireland: Experiences and Issues'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 17 (1)   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Cnaan R.A., Vinokur-Kaplan D. (2015) Cases in innovative nonprofits: organizations that make a difference. Los Angeles: Sage'
Forde, C. (2017) 'Cnaan R.A., Vinokur-Kaplan D. (2015) Cases in innovative nonprofits: organizations that make a difference. Los Angeles: Sage'. Voluntas: official Journal of The International Society For Third Sector Research, [Details]
(2017)'Perspectives on representation in local child and youth councils in Ireland'
Martin, S. and Forde, C. (2017) 'Perspectives on representation in local child and youth councils in Ireland'. Youth and Policy, (116):79-95   [Details]
(2016)'Children’s participation: moving from the performative to the social'
Horgan, Deirdre; Forde, Catherine; Martin, Shirley; Parkes, Aisling (2016) 'Children’s participation: moving from the performative to the social'. Childrens Geographies, 15 (3):1-15   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)''Moral Distress' and the Beginning Practitioner: Preparing Social Work Students for Ethical and Moral Challenges in Contemporary Contexts'
Lynch, D. and Forde, C. (2016) ''Moral Distress' and the Beginning Practitioner: Preparing Social Work Students for Ethical and Moral Challenges in Contemporary Contexts'. Ethics and social welfare, 10.1080/17496535.2016.1155634 :1-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Children and Young People’s Right to Participate: National and Local Youth Councils in Ireland'
Forde, C., Martin, S. and Dunn Galvin, A. (2016) 'Children and Young People’s Right to Participate: National and Local Youth Councils in Ireland'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 24 :1-20 [Details]
(2014)'Critical Practice for Challenging Times: Social Workers' Engagement with Community Work'
Forde, C. and Lynch, D. (2014) 'Critical Practice for Challenging Times: Social Workers' Engagement with Community Work'. British Journal of Social Work, 44 (8):2078-2094 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Editorial: Working for Change'
Crickley, S., Kilmurray, A., Lloyd, A. and Forde, C; (2009) 'Editorial: Working for Change'. The Irish Journal of Community Work, [Details]
(2008)'Challenges in the Education and Training of Youth and Community Workers: Experiences from the Republic of Ireland'
O'hAodain, M. and Forde, C. ; (2008) 'Challenges in the Education and Training of Youth and Community Workers: Experiences from the Republic of Ireland'. Youth and Policy, 97/98 :29-45 [Details]
(2006)'Social Work within a Community Discourse: Challenges for Teaching'
Lynch, Debby and Forde, Catherine; (2006) 'Social Work within a Community Discourse: Challenges for Teaching'. Social Work Education, 25 (8):851-862 [Details]
(2005)'Participatory Democracy or Pseudo-Participation: Local Government Reform in Ireland'
Forde, Catherine; (2005) 'Participatory Democracy or Pseudo-Participation: Local Government Reform in Ireland'. Local Government Studies, 31 (2):137-148 [Details]
(2004)'Local Government Reform in Ireland 1996-2000: A Critical Analysis'
Forde, Catherine; (2004) 'Local Government Reform in Ireland 1996-2000: A Critical Analysis'. Administration, 52 (3):57-72 [Details]
(2000)'Networking: Promotion of 'Horizontal' Partnership at Local Level'
Forde, Catherine; (2000) 'Networking: Promotion of 'Horizontal' Partnership at Local Level'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2 (2):149-173 [Details]
(2000)'The College in the Community: Location as a Means of Combating Educational Disadvantage'
Forde, Catherine; (2000) 'The College in the Community: Location as a Means of Combating Educational Disadvantage'. Irish Journal of Education, 31 (*):63-77 [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Communities in Crisis? Impacts of Alignment and Competitive Tendering on Communities and Community Development.
Forde, C., O'Byrne, D. and O hAdhmaill, F. (2016) Communities in Crisis? Impacts of Alignment and Competitive Tendering on Communities and Community Development. Dublin: TASC. [Details]
(2015)Social Work and Community Development: A Critical Practice Perspective.
Forde, C and Lynch, D. (2015) Social Work and Community Development: A Critical Practice Perspective. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'Community Development, Policy Change and Austerity in Ireland'
Forde, C. (2018) 'Community Development, Policy Change and Austerity in Ireland' In: Todd, S. and Drolet, J (eds). Social Work. US: Springer Nature. [Details]
(2016)'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'
Forde, C., O'Byrne, D. and O hAdhmaill, F. (2016) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice' In: Proceedings of the Conference' 'The Changing Landscape of Local and Community Development in Ireland'. Cork: Centre for Co-operative Studies and School of Applied Social Studies, UCC. [Details]
(2015)'Perspectives of Community Stakeholders'
Forde, C. (2015) 'Perspectives of Community Stakeholders' In: Seen and not heard? The lived realities of children and young people’s participation in Ireland in their homes, schools and communities. Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs. [Details]
(2009)'The Politics of Community Development: Relationship with the State'
Forde, Catherine ; (2009) 'The Politics of Community Development: Relationship with the State' In: Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing. [Details]
(2005)'Local Democracy or Local Administration? Local Government Reform 1996-2004'
Forde, C.; (2005) 'Local Democracy or Local Administration? Local Government Reform 1996-2004' In: Utopia between Corrupted Public Responsibility and Contested Modernisation. New York: Nova Science. [Details]
(1996)'History of Community Work'
Forde, C. (1996) 'History of Community Work' In: Youth and Community Work Reader. University College Cork: Centre for Adult and Continuing Education. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2017)Cases in Non-profits: Organizations that Make a Difference.
Forde, C (2017) Cases in Non-profits: Organizations that Make a Difference. NEW YORK: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2017)Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into practice.
Forde, C (2017) Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into practice. LONDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Emejulu, Akwugo - Community Development as Micropolitics: Comparing Theories, Policies and Politics in America and Britain.
Forde, C. (2016) Emejulu, Akwugo - Community Development as Micropolitics: Comparing Theories, Policies and Politics in America and Britain. Book Reviews [Details]
(2016)Margaret Ledwith - Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into Practice.
Catherine Forde (2016) Margaret Ledwith - Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into Practice. London: Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)'A. Ishkanian and S. Szreter The Big Society Debate: A New Agenda for Social Welfare?'.
Forde, C. (2013) 'A. Ishkanian and S. Szreter The Big Society Debate: A New Agenda for Social Welfare?'. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2011)M. Mayo and J. Annette - Taking Part? Active Learning for Active Citizenship, and Beyond.
Forde, C. (2011) M. Mayo and J. Annette - Taking Part? Active Learning for Active Citizenship, and Beyond. UK: Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)'Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas - A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation'.
Forde, C; (2010) 'Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas - A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation'. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)'Margaret Ledwith and Jane Springett - Participatory Practice: Community-based Action for Transformative Change'.
Forde, C.; (2010) 'Margaret Ledwith and Jane Springett - Participatory Practice: Community-based Action for Transformative Change'. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)'Loretta Pyles - Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World'.
Forde, C; (2010) 'Loretta Pyles - Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World'. Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)Bryan Fanning and Michael Rush - Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy.
Forde, C.; (2009) Bryan Fanning and Michael Rush - Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Tim Dant - Critical Social Theory.
Forde, C.; (2006) Tim Dant - Critical Social Theory. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)The Changing Landscape of Local and Community Development in Ireland: Policy and Practice, published by the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21), University College Cork
Forde, C., O'Byrne, D.,O hAdhmaill, F. (2016) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice.' . In: Forde, C., O'Byrne, D., O'Connor, R., O hAdhmaill, F., and Power, C eds. The Changing Landscape of Local and Community Development in Ireland: Policy and Practice, published by the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21), University College Cork University College Cork, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Children's Research Digest
Horgan, D., Forde, C. and Martin, S. (2016) Children and Young People’s Participation in their Everyday Lives: Evidence Based Policy . In: Children's Research Network, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland eds. Children's Research Digest Dublin, , 16-DEC-15 - 16-DEC-15 [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2009)Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives
Forde, C., Kiely, E., Meade, R (Ed.). (2009) Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives. Dublin: Blackhall Press. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)Seen and Not Heard: Children and Young people's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community.
Horgan, D., Forde, C. Martin, S., Parkes, A., O'Connell, A. (2015) Seen and Not Heard: Children and Young people's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2015)An Examination of Young People’s Views on the Impact of Participation in Decision-making.
Martin, S., Forde, C., Dunn Galvin, A. and O'Connell, A. (2015) An Examination of Young People’s Views on the Impact of Participation in Decision-making. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
(2008)Fact Sheet on Local Government in Ireland.
Forde, Catherine ; (2008) Fact Sheet on Local Government in Ireland. *, *.   [Details]
(1996)Making Education Work on Cork's Northside: A Strategy Statement.
Forde, C. (1996) Making Education Work on Cork's Northside: A Strategy Statement. Cork Northside Education Initiative, Cork. [Details]
(1993)Rural Women: An Annotated Bibliography; Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
Finn, A. and Forde, C. (1993) Rural Women: An Annotated Bibliography; Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Rural Development Council for Northern Ireland, Cookstown, N. Ireland. [Details]

Invited Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2005)Christopher Gunn - Third Sector Development: Making up for the Market.
Forde, C; (2005) Christopher Gunn - Third Sector Development: Making up for the Market. UK: Invited Review Articles [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2015)Community Development Conference Hears of Grassroots' Concerms.
Forde, Catherine (2015) Community Development Conference Hears of Grassroots' Concerms. Limerick: Magazine article [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2017)Participatory Governance in Ireland.
Forde, C. (2017) Participatory Governance in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2010)Final Report to NAIRTL on Research Project Social Work within a Community Discourse: Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning on the Master of Social Work (MSW) Programme.
Forde, C. and Lynch, D.; (2010) Final Report to NAIRTL on Research Project Social Work within a Community Discourse: Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning on the Master of Social Work (MSW) Programme. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Review of the Department of Political Science and Sociology.
Keary, B., Goverde, H, Forde, C., Barry, M., and Carty, B; (2005) Review of the Department of Political Science and Sociology. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Bachelor of Social Science (Youth and Community Work) at University College Cork: Revalidation Submission to the National Youth Agency, England.
Forde, C; (2004) Bachelor of Social Science (Youth and Community Work) at University College Cork: Revalidation Submission to the National Youth Agency, England. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)Steering Committee for Cork Northside Centre for Higher Education: Report to the Minister for Education and Science Dr. Michael Woods.
Forde, Catherine; (2000) Steering Committee for Cork Northside Centre for Higher Education: Report to the Minister for Education and Science Dr. Michael Woods. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Launch of ISS21 Strategic Plan,
Forde, C., Jeffers, B. (2019) Poster detailing the work of the REACT research cluster. [Poster Presentation], Launch of ISS21 Strategic Plan, University College Cork , 04-NOV-19 - 04-NOV-19. [Details]
(2019)Local Democracy: Past, Present and Future,
Forde, C. (2019) The Role of Women in Cork Local Government. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Local Democracy: Past, Present and Future, City Hall, Cork , 01-MAY-19 - 01-MAY-19. [Details]
(2019)World Community Development Conference,
Forde, C. (2019) Community Development in Ireland: Governance, Regulation and Constraint. [Oral Presentation], World Community Development Conference, University of Dundee , 25-JUN-19 - 25-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019)European Consortium for Political Research General Conference,
Forde, C. (2019) Participatory Local Governance in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. [Oral Presentation], European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, University of Wroclaw, Poland , 05-SEP-19 - 05-SEP-19. [Details]
(2019)REACT Cluster Research Slam,
Forde, C. (2019) Participation in Local Governance in Ireland: Findings from a Research Project (2017-2019). [Oral Presentation], REACT Cluster Research Slam, University College Cork , 18-APR-19 - 18-APR-19. [Details]
(2018)Spaces for Change? the Practice and Policy of Community Participation in Local Governance in Ireland,
Forde, C. (2018) Participation in Local Governance in Ireland: Findings from a Research Project (2017-2019). [Keynote Speaker], Spaces for Change? the Practice and Policy of Community Participation in Local Governance in Ireland, University College Cork , 29-NOV-18 - 29-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)Guest Seminar Series,
Forde, C. (2018) We Get to Decide What We Do: Children and Young People’s Experiences of Participation in Play, Sports and Leisure Activities in Urban and Rural Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Guest Seminar Series, University of Queensland , 03-OCT-18 - 03-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)ISTR 13th International Conference,
Cullinane, M. and Forde, C. (2018) Delivering for Democracy? State-led participation and the changing contexts of third sector governance in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], ISTR 13th International Conference, Free University of Amsterdam , 10-JUL-18 - 13-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)Social Work and Social Development Conference,
Yan, M. C., Kwong, K, Forde, C. and Bryson, S. (2018) Workshop: Teaching Community Work to Social Work Students. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Social Work and Social Development Conference, RDS, Dublin, Ireland , 06-JUL-18 - 06-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)Symposium,
Forde, Catherine (2018) Critical Perspectives on Youth Polictical Participation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Symposium, University College Cork , 23-FEB-18 - 23-FEB-18. [Details]
(2017)First Advisory Group Meeting for Project,
Forde, C. (2017) Research advisory group meeting. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], First Advisory Group Meeting for Project, University College Cork , 27-JUN-17 - 27-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017)The new faces of community, voluntary and co-operative organisations in England: Are contracts and markets transforming their character and what are the implications for Ireland?,
Forde, C. (2017) symposium for students, practitioners and researchers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The new faces of community, voluntary and co-operative organisations in England: Are contracts and markets transforming their character and what are the implications for Ireland?, University College Cork , 21-MAR-17 - 21-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016)VII Conference on Childhood Studies,
Forde, C. , Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (2016) My friends listen to me: Children and Young People’s Experiences of Participation in Play, Sports and Leisure Activities in Urban and Rural Ireland. [Oral Presentation], VII Conference on Childhood Studies, Turku University, Finland , 06-JUN-16 - 08-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Irish Social Science Platform / National Economic and Social Council Conference. Which Path Ahead?: Perspectives on Policy from Irish Social Sciences. Dublin,
Forde, C., O'Byrne, D. and O hAdhmaill, F. (2016) 'Austerity, Local Government Change and Competitive Tendering: Implications for Communities, Social Inclusion and Social Policy in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Social Science Platform / National Economic and Social Council Conference. Which Path Ahead?: Perspectives on Policy from Irish Social Sciences. Dublin, Department of Justice, Dublin , 11-MAY-16 - 11-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)ISTR Bi-Annual Conference,
O'Byrne, D., Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. (2016) ‘A Perfect Storm’: The Impact of Local Government Change, Competitive Tendering and Austerity in Ireland on Local Democracy and Community Development. [Oral Presentation], ISTR Bi-Annual Conference, Stockholm , 06-JUL-16 - 08-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015)Better Outcomes for Children: Are we there yet? Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Annual Conference,
Horgan, D. (Presenter) Martin, S. and Forde, C. (2015) 'CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES: EVIDENCE BASED POLICY'. [Oral Presentation], Better Outcomes for Children: Are we there yet? Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Annual Conference, Chartered Accountants' House, Dublin , 10-DEC-15 - 10-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)Political Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference 2015,
Ó hAdhmaill, F; O’Byrne, D., and Forde, C., (2015) ‘The Death of Community Development? The Impact of Local Government Reform in Ireland on Local Democracy’. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference 2015, Cork , 16-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)Better Outcomes for Children: Are We there Yet?,
Martin, Shirley and Forde, Catherine (2015) Outcomes and Impacts for Children and Young People Involved in Participatory Structures. [Oral Presentation], Better Outcomes for Children: Are We there Yet?, Chartered Accountants House, Dublin , 10-DEC-15 - 10-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)The Changing Face of Local and Community Development in Ireland, UCC, 2015,
O'Byrne, D. Forde, C. and O hAdhmaill, F. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Changing Face of Local and Community Development in Ireland, UCC, 2015, University College Cork , 21-OCT-15 - 21-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) 'Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Change: Policy and Practice'. [Oral Presentation], NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. Leeds, U.K, Leeds, England , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)Hear Us Now, Youth Work Ireland National Consenus Conference,
Forde, Catherine (2015) Keynote Address on Youth Participation in Ireland. [Keynote Speaker], Hear Us Now, Youth Work Ireland National Consenus Conference, Dublin Castle , 03-OCT-15 - 03-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)Launch of National Participation Strategy,
Martin, S., Forde, C. (2015) • An examination of children and young people’s views on the impact of their participation in decision-making. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Launch of National Participation Strategy, Chartered Accountants House, Dublin , 17-JUN-15 - 17-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Social Policy in the Spotlight: Change, Continuity and Challenge, Social Policy Association (SPA) Annual Conference,
Forde, C., O hAdhmaill, F. and O'Byrne, D. (2015) Community Development in Ireland under Austerity and Local Government Reform: Policy and Practice. [Oral Presentation], Social Policy in the Spotlight: Change, Continuity and Challenge, Social Policy Association (SPA) Annual Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 06-JUL-15 - 08-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015)European Conference for Social Work Research,
Forde, Catherine, Lynch, Debby (2015) Critical Practice for Challenging Times: Social Workers’ Engagement with Community Development. [Oral Presentation], European Conference for Social Work Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia , 22-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development,
Lynch, D. and Forde., C. (2014) Social Work and Community Development: Global, Connected and Critical Perspectives for Social Work Education. [Oral Presentation], Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Melbourne, Australia , 09-JUL-14 - 12-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth International Conference: Researching Children's Everyday Lives: Socio-Cultural Contexts,
Horgan, D. (presenter), Forde, C., Martin, S. and Mages, L. (2014) Exploring Children's Experience of Participation in Home, School and Community In Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth International Conference: Researching Children's Everyday Lives: Socio-Cultural Contexts, Sheffield University, UK , 01-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)What's Working for Young People,
Horgan, D. and Forde, C. (2014) Seen and Not Heard? Children and Young People's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community. [Oral Presentation], What's Working for Young People, Chartered Accountants House, Dublin , 26-MAR-14 - 27-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children, 9th Annual Conference,
Horgan, D., Forde, C., Parkes, A., Mages, L. (2014) Seen and Not Heard? An Explanation of Children and Young People's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community. [Oral Presentation], Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children, 9th Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic , 14-MAR-14 - 16-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)International Occupational Sciences Conference,
Forde, C., Parkes, A., Mages, L. (2013) Seen and Not Heard? Children and Young People's Experiences of Participation in Home, School and Community. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Occupational Sciences Conference, University College Cork , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference,
Forde, C. and Parkes, A. (2013) Seen and not Heard? Children and Young People's Experiences of Participation in the Home, School and Community. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, RGS, London , 29-AUG-13 - 31-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)ISS21 Research Showcase,
Martin, S. and Forde, C. (2013) Young People as Social Actors: Perspectives on the Impact of Participation in DCYA Initiatives. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISS21 Research Showcase, University College Cork , 01-MAR-13 - 01-MAR-13. [Details]
(2012)Steering Group Meeting of the IRC Project Young People as Social Actors,
C. Forde and S. Martin (2012) Presentation of research findings. [Invited Oral Presentation], Steering Group Meeting of the IRC Project Young People as Social Actors, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin , 30-NOV-12 - 30-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)'Representing Young People: Voice, Image, Practice, Power', Second Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference,
Forde, C., O'Connell, A., Dunn-Galvin, A. and Martin, S. (2012) Young People's Voices: Issues of Representation in Government participation Initiatives. [Oral Presentation], 'Representing Young People: Voice, Image, Practice, Power', Second Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference, NUI Maynooth, Ireland , 26-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing Capacity, Skills and Knowledge for Research,
Lynch, D., Forde, C., Hurley, M.; (2011) The Transformative Paradigm: New Possibilities for Social Work Research. [Invited Oral Presentation], Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing Capacity, Skills and Knowledge for Research, University College Cork , 23-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Joint Social Work Education Committee (Uk) Annual Conference,
Forde, C., Lynch, D.; (2011) Critical Practice for Challenging Times: Social Workers' Engagement with Community Work. [Oral Presentation], Joint Social Work Education Committee (Uk) Annual Conference, University of Manchester , 14-JUL-11 - 14-JUL-11. [Details]
(2010)4th Annual NAIRTL/LIN Conference, Royal College of Surgeons,
Forde, C. and Lynch, D; (2010) 'Social Work within a Community Discourse: Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning on the Master of Social Work (MSW) Programme. [Oral Presentation], 4th Annual NAIRTL/LIN Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 10-JUN-10 - 10-JUL-10. [Details]
(2008)2nd Annual NAIRTL Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology,,
Forde, C. and Lynch, D; (2008) Social Work within a Community Discourse: Challenges for Teaching and Learning. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual NAIRTL Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology,, Waterford Institute of Technology , 13-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)8th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR),
Forde, C; (2008) Spaces for Participation: A Critical Analysis of Local Social Partnership involving Third Sector Groups within the Neo-liberal Irish State'. [Oral Presentation], 8th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), Universitat de Barcelona , 09-JUL-08 - 12-JUL-08. [Details]
(2007)Work with Young People: Advancing theory, policy and practice,
Forde, C. and O'hAodain, M.; (2007) Challenges in the Education and Training of Youth & Community Workers: Experiences from the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Work with Young People: Advancing theory, policy and practice, DeMontfort University, Leicester , 14-JUN-07 - 15-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Directions in Youth Work in Ireland: Policy and Practice,
Forde, C. (2007) Directions in Youth Work in Ireland: Policy and Practice. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Directions in Youth Work in Ireland: Policy and Practice, UCC, Cork Ireland , 03-APR-07 - 03-APR-07. [Details]
(2006)UK Joint Social Work Education Conference,
Lynch, Deborah and Forde Catherine; (2006) Social Work within a Community Discourse: Challenges for Teaching. [Oral Presentation], UK Joint Social Work Education Conference, Homerton College, Cambridge University, England , 12-JUL-06 - 14-JUL-06. [Details]
(2004)British SPA Association Annual Confere,
Forde, Catherine; (2004) Irish Local Government Reform in Comparative Perspective. [Oral Presentation], British SPA Association Annual Confere, Nottingham, England , 13-JUL-04 - 15-JUL-04. [Details]
(2003)European Local Government Summer School,
Forde, Catherine; (2003) Irish Local Government Reform in Comparative Perspective. [Oral Presentation], European Local Government Summer School, University College Cork , 16-JUL-03 - 25-JUL-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Forde, Catherine; (2003) Participatory Democracy or Pseudo-Participation? Irish Local Government Reform. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan , 25-APR-03 - 27-APR-03. [Details]
(2003)Seminar Series, Dept. of Applied Social Studies,
Forde, Catherine; (2003) Participatory Democracy of Pseudo-Participation? Irish Local Government Reform. [Oral Presentation], Seminar Series, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork , 24-MAR-03 - 24-MAR-03. [Details]
(2001)Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Forde, Catherine; (2001) Community Participation in Spatial Planning: The URBAN Experience. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Tralee, Co. Kerry , 02-NOV-01 - 04-NOV-01. [Details]
(2000)Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Forde, Catherine; (2000) Building Community Capacity for Participation: Trick or Treat?. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Kilkenny , 05-MAY-00 - 07-MAY-00. [Details]
(1999)Annual Conference of the Irish Social Policy Association,
Forde, Catherine; (1999) Networking: Promotion of 'Horizontal' Partnership in the Local Development Programme. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Social Policy Association, University College Cork , 17-JUN-99 - 18-JUN-99. [Details]
(1997)First Meeting of the Working Class Access Network,
Forde, Catherine; (1997) College/Community Partnership. [Invited Oral Presentation], First Meeting of the Working Class Access Network, Dublin , 03-DEC-97 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1996)Access, the Community and Third Level Education,
Forde, Catherine and Staunton, Denis; (1996) Rationale for the B.Soc.Sc. (Youth and Community Work). [Invited Oral Presentation], Access, the Community and Third Level Education, University of Sheffield , 28-MAR-96 - 28-MAR-96. [Details]
(1996)Cork Northside Education Conference: Promoting Access and Equality of Opportunity,
Forde, Catherine; (1996) Main Points/ Issues arising from the two Seminars Days in Knocknaheeny and The Glen. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cork Northside Education Conference: Promoting Access and Equality of Opportunity, University College Cork , 08-APR-96 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1995)UACE Conference: Communities and their Universities,
Forde, Catherine and Staunton, Denis; (1995) The College in the Community: New Policies for Changing Times. [Oral Presentation], UACE Conference: Communities and their Universities, University of Swansea , 10-APR-95 - 12-APR-95. [Details]
(1993)Third Transnational Comference of Projects of the Third EU Anti-Poverty Programme,
Forde, Catherine and O'Toole, Janet; (1993) Combating Exclusion amongst Women in Rural Areas. [Invited Oral Presentation], Third Transnational Comference of Projects of the Third EU Anti-Poverty Programme, Burgos, Spain , 05-MAY-93 - 09-MAY-93. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), Ireland Ordinary member/
Community Workers' Cooperative Member01-JAN-92 /
Sociological Association of Ireland Ordinary member01-JAN-95 / 30-DEC-99

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016Research for Policy and Society Award Irish Research Council
2018Government of Ireland Mobility Programme Higher Education Authority
2015CACSSS Research Fund CACSSS
2014CACSSS Strategic Fund (Co-investigator) College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
2012IRC Social Policy Research Project (Co-investigator) Irish Research Council (IRC)
2010IRCHSS Social Policy Research Project (Co-investigator) IRCHSS
2009NAIRTL Research Grant (PI) NAIRTL
2009Faculty of Arts UCC Publication Fund Faculty of Arts, UCC
2007Faculty of Arts UCC Conference Fund (Conference Organiser) Faculty of Arts
2007Youth Work Ireland Grant Youthwork Ireland
1997Grant from UCC Foundation (PhD research) UCC Foundation

Other Activities

 Description

 Co-organiser and chair of symposium 'New Perspectives on Youth Political Participation', Friday 23rd February, 2018, UCC.

Co-organiser as cluster member of the conference 'The Changing Face of Local and Community Development in Ireland: Policy and Practice', 21st October 2015, University College Cork.

Organiser of symposium 'The new faces of community, voluntary and co-operative organisations in England: Are contracts and markets transforming their character and what are the implications for Ireland?', University College Cork, 21st March 2017. Keynote speaker: Mike Aiken, Open University.

Organiser of seminar series, School of Applied Social Studies, 2016.

- Co-organiser of 'Directions in Youth Work in Ireland' Conference, 9th April 2007, University College Cork.  The conference was co-funded by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science, UCC and by Youthwork Ireland.

- Co-organiser of seminar series on issues in Irish social policy, 2008-2009, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC.
 
- Co-organiser as member of the Civil Society Research cluster of a seminar entitled 'Lost in Austerity: Rethinking the Community/Voluntary Sector' on 23rd February 2012.  Speakers included Niall Crowley, ex chief executive of the Equality Authority. 


Co-organiser as member of Civil Society Cluster of seminar 'Imagining Ireland as a Flourishing Society' (Speaker Nat O'Connor, Director of TASC), 14th November 2012, University College Cork

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University of Ulster External Examiner01-SEP-11 / 01-SEP-15
Institute of Technology Athlone External Examiner01-SEP-19 / 01-SEP-20
Carlow College External Examiner01-MAY-18 / 30-JUN-20
University College Cork College Lecturer in Applied Social Studies01-SEP-01 /
University College Cork College Lecturer (temp.)01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-01
University of Ulster External Examiner01-SEP-01 / 01-SEP-05
University College Cork Research Officer01-JAN-94 / 01-JAN-96
Forum, Co. Galway Community worker01-JAN-92 / 01-JAN-94

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralisation, Union of Cities and Local Governments
I wrote a 5,000 word factsheet on the system of local government in Ireland for the Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralisation, Union of Cities and Local Governments.  The report is published on the Observatory's website.
Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Country expert
MCI UK
Abstract reviewer for Social Work and Social Development Conference, Dublin 2018
Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Country expert providing information on aspects of democracy in Ireland.
Palgrave Macmillan
Book and book proposal reviewer.

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Graduate Studies Committee Member2007 /
Research Committee Member2010 /
Student Affairs Committee, Arts Faculty, UCC Committee Member2003 /
Staff Development Committee of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Committee member2006 / 2008
Review Group for the Quality Assurance (QA) Review of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Galway Member of Review Group2005 / 2005
School Executive Committee, Department of Applied Social Studies Committee Member2007 / 2010

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2012University College Cork CertificateProgramme of Development for Supervisors of Research Students
2011University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2006University College Cork Ph.D.
2003University College Cork CertificateLocal Government Studies
1991University College Galway MA
1989University College Galway H.Dip.Ed.
1988University College Galway BA

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
British Journal Of Social Work Referee22-MAR-12 -
Social Inclusion Referee01-JAN-17 -
Community Practitioner Referee14-SEP-15 -
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee-
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Referee-
Working For Change: The Irish Journal Of Community Work, A Member of Editorial Board01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-14
Working For Change: The Irish Journal Of Community Work, A Referee-
Community Development Journal Referee-
Youth Studies Ireland Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in the  theory and practice of community development; sociology (state-civil society relations; deliberative and participatory democracy; educational disadvantage; children and young people's participation); and social research methods.

I am responsible for four modules, and I also contribute to the SS1110 Informal and Non-Formal Education module on the BSocSc (Youth and Community Work), SS7006 State and Society module on the DSocSc, and the SS6309 Children and Young People module on the MSocSc Social Policy, in the School of Applied Social Studies.

I am currently supervising three PhD theses (2017). 

PhD graduates: Linda Garrett (2015).

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Lynda Garrett University College CorkPHD
2015Elaine Deinum University College CorkMSocSc
2016Susan O'Brien University College CorkMASTER OF ARTS
2016Grainne Barrett University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSComfort Women in Korea
2013Michelle Moran University College CorkMSocScCo-operative, Compromise, Consensus: The Ideal of Active Citizenship
2013Caroline Fleming University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSGender Quotas in Elections

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Research Methods II SS3113Research Methods II
2020Social Analysis II SS2104Social Analysis II
2020Social Work Theory II: Theory and Practice SS6200Social Work Theory II: Theory and Practice
2020Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work SS1104Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Theresa Reidy University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Carol Power Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr Deborah Lynch University of QueenslandAUSTRALIA
Professor Miu Chung Yan University of British ColombiaCANADA
Dr Mike Aiken Open UniversityUNITED KINGDOM

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