Research Profile

Alastair Christie

Biography

Alastair Christie was Head of the School of Applied Social Studies from February 2014 until April 2018.   Before joining the School in 1997, he worked as a lecturer in Lancaster University (England), and prior to this, he worked as a social worker and social work manager in London (England) and Vancouver (Canada).  Once joining the School of Applied Social Studies, he established the four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree and subsequently was a co-founder of the Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc) in 2005. His research interests draw on both social work and social policy and focus on how social work is constructed/provided within patriarchal and racialised contexts. He is a member of the Critical Social Policy editorial collective and on the advisory editorial boards of International Social Work and Ethics and Social Welfare. He has been an external examiner for social work degrees at the University of Edinburgh and Queen’s University Belfast.  Professionally, he is a registered social worker and is now an assessor for CORU (Health and Social Care Professional Council). Previously he was a member of the National Social Work Qualifications National Board, and National Advisory Committee for Child and Family Services.  He has been an active member of a number of local Non-Government Organisations and, in particular, he was the Chair of Board of the Cork Simon Community and is currently a member of the Board of the Traveller Visibility Group in Cork.  

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'What about the fathers? The presence and absence of the father in social work practice in England, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden-A comparative study'
Nygren, K;Walsh, J;Ellingsen, IT;Christie, A (2019) 'What about the fathers? The presence and absence of the father in social work practice in England, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden-A comparative study'. Child and Family Social Work, 24 :148-155 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Findings From a Longitudinal Qualitative Study Of Child Protection Social Workers’ Retention: Job Embeddedness, Professional Confidence and Staying Narratives'
Kenneth Burns, Alastair Christie and Siobhan O'Sullivan (2019) 'Findings From a Longitudinal Qualitative Study Of Child Protection Social Workers’ Retention: Job Embeddedness, Professional Confidence and Staying Narratives'. British Journal of Social Work, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Findings from a longitudinal qualitative study of child protection social workers’ retention: job embeddedness, professional confidence and staying narratives'
Burns, K., Christie, A. and O'Sullivan, S. (2019) 'Findings from a longitudinal qualitative study of child protection social workers’ retention: job embeddedness, professional confidence and staying narratives'. British Journal of Social Work, [Details]
(2018)'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools teachers' relationships with asylum-seeking mothers in Ireland'
Martin, S;Horgan, D;O'Riordan, J;Christie, A (2018) 'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools teachers' relationships with asylum-seeking mothers in Ireland'. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21 :458-470 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools'
Martin, S. Horgan, D. O'Riordan, J. and Christie, A. (2016) 'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools'. Race Ethnicity and Education, :1-13   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Employment mobility or turnover? An analysis of child welfare and protection employee retention'
Burns, Kenneth and Christie, Alastair (2013) 'Employment mobility or turnover? An analysis of child welfare and protection employee retention'. Children and Youth Services Review, 35 :340-346   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)''Often They Fall Through the Cracks': Separated Children in Ireland and the Role of Guardians'
Martin, S; Christie, A; Horgan, D; O'Riordan, J (2011) ''Often They Fall Through the Cracks': Separated Children in Ireland and the Role of Guardians'. Child Abuse Review, 20 :361-373 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Whiteness and the politics of 'race' in child protection guidelines in Ireland'
Christie, Alastair (2010) 'Whiteness and the politics of 'race' in child protection guidelines in Ireland'. European Journal of Social Work, 13 :199-215 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Special Edition of Journal: Crossing Borders'
Christie, Alastair and Campbell, Jim eds.; (2009) 'Special Edition of Journal: Crossing Borders'. Social Work Education, :579-687 [Details]
(2006)'Special Edition on Asylum and Social Service Responses'
Christie, Alastair and Burns, Kenneth (editors); (2006) 'Special Edition on Asylum and Social Service Responses'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 7 (2):1-86 [Details]
(2006)'Negotiating the uncomfortable intersections between gender and professional identities in social work'
Christie, Alastair (2006) 'Negotiating the uncomfortable intersections between gender and professional identities in social work'. Critical Social Policy, 26 :390-411 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Gender, ethics and social work - An international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education'
D'Cruz, H;Soothill, K;Francis, B;Christie, A (2002) 'Gender, ethics and social work - An international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education'. International Social Work, 45 [Details]
(1998)'Is social work a 'non-traditional' occupation for men?'
Christie, Alastair (1998) 'Is social work a 'non-traditional' occupation for men?'. Work-A Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation, 28 :491-510 [Details]
(1998)'Is social work a 'non-traditional' occupation for men?'
Christie, A (1998) 'Is social work a 'non-traditional' occupation for men?'. British Journal of Social Work, 28 :491-510 [Details]
(2011)''Often they fall through the cracks': Separated children in Ireland and the role of Guardians'
Martin, Shirley, Christie, Alastair, Horgan, Deirdre and O'Riordan, Jacqui (2011) ''Often they fall through the cracks': Separated children in Ireland and the role of Guardians'. Child Abuse Review, 20 (5):361-373 [Details]
(2010)'Whiteness and the politics of 'race' within child protection guidelines in Ireland''
Christie, Alastair; (2010) 'Whiteness and the politics of 'race' within child protection guidelines in Ireland''. European Journal of Social Work, 13 (2):199-215 [Details]
(2009)'Editorial; Crossing Borders'
Christie, Alastair and Campbell, Jim; (2009) 'Editorial; Crossing Borders'. Social Work Education, 28 (6):579-582 [Details]
(2008)''The gender profile of the social work profesion in Ireland. Where are the men?'
Christie, Alastair; (2008) ''The gender profile of the social work profesion in Ireland. Where are the men?'. Irish Social Worker, Summer :21-24 [Details]
(2006)'Negotiating the uncomfortable intersections between gender and professional identities in social work (Critical Social Policy)'
Christie, Alastair (2006) 'Negotiating the uncomfortable intersections between gender and professional identities in social work (Critical Social Policy)'. Critical Social Policy, 26 (2):390-411 [Details]
(2006)'Special Edition of Journal: Community and social service responses to asylum seekers'
Christie, Alastair and Burns, Kenneth; (2006) 'Special Edition of Journal: Community and social service responses to asylum seekers'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 7 (2):6-17 [Details]
(2006)'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers'
Burns, Kenneth and Christie, Alastair (2006) 'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 7 (2):6-17   [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'From racial to racist state: questions for social professionals working with asylum seekers'
Christie, Alastair (2006) 'From racial to racist state: questions for social professionals working with asylum seekers'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 7 (2):35-51 [Details]
(2005)'Social Work Education Crossing Boarders (Editorial)'
Jim Campbell and Alastair Christie; (2005) 'Social Work Education Crossing Boarders (Editorial)'. Social Work Education, 24 (5):483-484 [Details]
(2005)'Social Work Education in the Republic of Ireland: Histories and Challenges'
Christie, Alastair (2005) 'Social Work Education in the Republic of Ireland: Histories and Challenges'. Portularia: Revista De Trabajo Social, 5 (1):7-26 [Details]
(2003)'Unsettling the 'social' in social work: responses to asylum seeking children in Ireland'
Christie, Alastair (2003) 'Unsettling the 'social' in social work: responses to asylum seeking children in Ireland'. Child and Family Social Work, 8 (3):223-231 [Details]
(2002)'Responses of the social work profession to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the Republic of Ireland'
Christie, Alastair (2002) 'Responses of the social work profession to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the Republic of Ireland'. European Journal of Social Work, 5 (2):187-198 [Details]
(2002)'Asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland: questions of racism and social work'
Christie, Alastair (2002) 'Asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland: questions of racism and social work'. Social Work In Europe, 9 (9):10-17 [Details]
(2002)'Gender, ethics and social work: an international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education'
D'Cruz, Heather, Francis, Brian, Soothill, Keith and Christie, Alastair (2002) 'Gender, ethics and social work: an international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education'. International Social Work, 45 (2):149-165 [Details]
(2001)'Critical Commentary: Social Work in Ireland''
Christie, Alastair (2001) 'Critical Commentary: Social Work in Ireland''. British Journal of Social Work, 31 (1):141-148 [Details]
(1999)'Is maatschappelijk werk een 'niet-traditioneel' beroep voor mannen?'
Christie, Alastair (1999) 'Is maatschappelijk werk een 'niet-traditioneel' beroep voor mannen?'. Paspoort Maatschappelijk Werk, 2 (*):21-42 [Details]
(1999)'Partnership and core groups in the risk society (Child and Family Social Work)'
Christie, Alastair and Mittler, Helle (1999) 'Partnership and core groups in the risk society (Child and Family Social Work)'. Child and Family Social Work, 4 (3):173-185 [Details]
(1998)'A comparison of arguments for employing men as child care workers and social workers in Denmark and the UK (Social Work in Europe)'
Christie, Alastair (1998) 'A comparison of arguments for employing men as child care workers and social workers in Denmark and the UK (Social Work in Europe)'. Social Work In Europe, 5 (1):2-17 [Details]
(1998)'Life experience: a neglected form of knowledge in social work education and practice (Practice)'
Christie, Alastair and Weeks, Jennifer (1998) 'Life experience: a neglected form of knowledge in social work education and practice (Practice)'. Practice, 10 (1):55-68 [Details]
(1998)'Is social work a non-traditional occupation for men?'
Christie, Alastair (1998) 'Is social work a non-traditional occupation for men?'. British Journal of Social Work, 28 (4):491-510 [Details]
(1998)''Balancing gender' as men social workers'
Christie, Alastair (1998) ''Balancing gender' as men social workers'. Irish Social Worker, 16 (3):4-6 [Details]
(1998)'Choosing to become a social worker: motives, incentives, concerns and disincentives'
Christie, Alastair and Kruk, Edward (1998) 'Choosing to become a social worker: motives, incentives, concerns and disincentives'. Social Work Education, 17 (1):21-34 [Details]
(1997)''Refuges' for young 'runaways': an extension to the care system or a response to youth homelessness'
Christie, Alastair (1997) ''Refuges' for young 'runaways': an extension to the care system or a response to youth homelessness'. Youth and Policy, 58 (*):17-28 [Details]
(1995)''Response to 'Of Bias and Men': Feminism has plenty to tell us about men as well as women'
Christie, Alastair (1995) ''Response to 'Of Bias and Men': Feminism has plenty to tell us about men as well as women'. Professional Social Work, * (*):7-10 [Details]
(1992)'Black people who are deaf: issues is service provision (Deafness)'
Christie, Alastair and Harris, Jenny (1992) 'Black people who are deaf: issues is service provision (Deafness)'. Deafness, 2 (8):12-20 [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2015)Social Work in Ireland: Challenges and Continuities
Christie, Alastair, Featherstone, Brid, Quin, Suzie and Walsh, Trish (Ed.). (2015) Social Work in Ireland: Challenges and Continuities Social Work in Ireland: Challenges and Continuities. Basingstoke: Palgrave, Macmillan. [Details]
(2001)Men and Social Work: Theories and Practices
Christie, Alastair (Ed.). (2001) Men and Social Work: Theories and Practices Men and Social Work: Theories and Practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'Social work in a globalised Ireland'
Christie, Alastair and Walsh, Trish (2015) 'Social work in a globalised Ireland' In: Christie, Alastair, Featherstone, Brid, Quin, Suzie, Walsh, Trish (eds). Social Work in Ireland: Challenges and Continuities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2011)'White Children First? Whiteness, Child Protection Policies and the Politics of `Race' in Ireland'
Christie, Alastair (2011) 'White Children First? Whiteness, Child Protection Policies and the Politics of `Race' in Ireland' In: Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times and Critical Issues. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2007)'Men in Women's/Feminised Ocupations'
Christie, Alastair (2007) 'Men in Women's/Feminised Ocupations' In: International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. London: Routldege. [Details]
(2007)'Men and Social Work'
Christie, Alastair (2007) 'Men and Social Work' In: International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Social work education in the Republic of Ireland'
Christie, Alastair (2005) 'Social work education in the Republic of Ireland' In: Ausbildung für Soziale Berufe in Europa. [Details]
(2004)'Globalization and changing discourses of childhood: new challenges for the social work profession in Ireland'
Alastair Christie; (2004) 'Globalization and changing discourses of childhood: new challenges for the social work profession in Ireland' In: Citizenship Revisited: Threats or Opportunities of Shifting Boundaries. [Details]
(2004)'Difference'
Christie, Alastair; (2004) 'Difference' In: Theorising Irish Social Policy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2003)'Asylum seekers, refugees, migration and the social work profession in Ireland?'
Alastair Christie; (2003) 'Asylum seekers, refugees, migration and the social work profession in Ireland?' In: Social Work Education and Practice in Today's Europe: Challenges and the Diversity of Responses. [Details]
(2002)'Men as social workers in the UK: professional locations and gendering global discourses of welfare'
Alastair Christie; (2002) 'Men as social workers in the UK: professional locations and gendering global discourses of welfare' In: Changing Men's Practices in a Globalized World. [Details]
(2001)'Men, social work and shifting discourses of welfare'
Alastair Christie; (2001) 'Men, social work and shifting discourses of welfare' In: Men and Social Work: Theories and Practices. [Details]
(2001)'Core groups and 'partnership': three models and a case study'
Alastair Christie and Helle Mittler; (2001) 'Core groups and 'partnership': three models and a case study' In: Working for Children on the Child Protection Register. [Details]
(1993)'Putting carer involvement in child protection conferences into practice'
Christie, Alastair; (1993) 'Putting carer involvement in child protection conferences into practice' In: Surviving Childhood Adversity. Trinity College Dublin: Social Studies Press. [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2006)Special Edition on Asylum and Social Service Responses.
Christie, A. and Burns, K.; (2006) Special Edition on Asylum and Social Service Responses. Journal Volume Edited   [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools teachers’ relationships with asylum-seeking mothers in Ireland'
Martin, S., Horgan, D., O’Riordan, J., Christie, A., (2016) 'Advocacy and surveillance: primary schools teachers’ relationships with asylum-seeking mothers in Ireland' :1-13. [Details]
(2011)'A differentiated care system: its contribution to the vulnerabilities of separated migrant children in Ireland'
Horgan, Deirdre; Martin, Shirley; O'Riordan, Jacqui and Christie, Alastair (2011) 'A differentiated care system: its contribution to the vulnerabilities of separated migrant children in Ireland' 1 (1) :24-44.   [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2012)Safe Care for trafficked Children in Ireland: Developing a Protective Environment.
Horgan, Deirdre; O'Riordan, Jacqui; Christie, Alastair; and Martin, Shirley (2012) Safe Care for trafficked Children in Ireland: Developing a Protective Environment. Children's Rights Alliance, Republic of Ireland.   [Details]
(2012)Safe Care of Trafficked Children in Ireland.
Horgan, Deirdre, O'Riordan, Jacqui, Christie, Alastair and Martin, Shirley (2012) Safe Care of Trafficked Children in Ireland. Children's Rights Alliance, Dublin. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2013)Welfare States and Immigrant Rights. The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion.
Christie, A (2013) Welfare States and Immigrant Rights. The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion. LONDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Book Review-The Solution-focused Helper: Ethics and Practice in Health and Social Care.
Christie, Alastair (2012) Book Review-The Solution-focused Helper: Ethics and Practice in Health and Social Care. Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Contemporary Fathering. Theory, Policy and Practice.
Christie, A (2010) Contemporary Fathering. Theory, Policy and Practice. HOBOKEN: Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)Black Issues in Social Work and Social Care.
Christie, A (2009) Black Issues in Social Work and Social Care. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Refugee children in the UK.
Christie, A (2008) Refugee children in the UK. LONDON: Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Restructuring the welfare state: Political institutions and policy change.
Christie, A (2004) Restructuring the welfare state: Political institutions and policy change. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(1999)The violences of men: How men talk about and how agencies respond to men's violence to women.
Christie, A (1999) The violences of men: How men talk about and how agencies respond to men's violence to women. OXFORD: Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: National and Transnational Approaches.
Christie, A (2011) European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: National and Transnational Approaches. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Radical Social Work Today: Social Work at the Crossroads.
Christie, A (2011) Radical Social Work Today: Social Work at the Crossroads. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Book Review: Jeff Hearn and Keith Pringle with members of CROME, European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: National and Transnational Approaches, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke in Critical Social Policy, 31(1), pp. 152-154.
Alastair Christie (2011) Book Review: Jeff Hearn and Keith Pringle with members of CROME, European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: National and Transnational Approaches, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke in Critical Social Policy, 31(1), pp. 152-154. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Book Review: Lavalette, Michael (ed.) (2011) Radical Social Work Today: Social Work at the Crossroads, Bristol, Policy Press, in British Journal of Social Work, 41(7), pp. 1404-1416.
Alastair Christie (2011) Book Review: Lavalette, Michael (ed.) (2011) Radical Social Work Today: Social Work at the Crossroads, Bristol, Policy Press, in British Journal of Social Work, 41(7), pp. 1404-1416. Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Book review: Featherstone, Brid (2010) Contemporary Fathering, Theory, Polciy and Practice', in Child and Family Social Work, 15(1), pp. 129-130.
Christie, Alastair; (2010) Book review: Featherstone, Brid (2010) Contemporary Fathering, Theory, Polciy and Practice', in Child and Family Social Work, 15(1), pp. 129-130. Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)Black Issues in Social Work and Social Care.
Christie, A (2009) Black Issues in Social Work and Social Care. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Book Review: Rutter, Jill (2006) Children in the UK Open University Press in Critical Social Policy, 28(1), pp. 103-106.
Christie, Alastair; (2008) Book Review: Rutter, Jill (2006) Children in the UK Open University Press in Critical Social Policy, 28(1), pp. 103-106. Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Refugee children in the UK.
Christie, A (2008) Refugee children in the UK. Book Reviews [Details]
(2007)Book review: Cohen, Steve (2006). Deportation is Freedom: The Orwellian World of Immigration Controls. London, Jessica Kingsley,' in Ethics and Social Welfare, 1(2), pp. 233-235.
Christie, Alastair; (2007) Book review: Cohen, Steve (2006). Deportation is Freedom: The Orwellian World of Immigration Controls. London, Jessica Kingsley,' in Ethics and Social Welfare, 1(2), pp. 233-235. Book Reviews [Details]
(2007)Book review: Nathalie Huegler (2005) Care and Support for Young Separated Refugees Aged 16 and 17 in Germany and the United Kingdom, Birmingham, Venture Press, 2005 ', in European Journal of Social Work, 10(4), pp. 541-542.
Christie, Alastair; (2007) Book review: Nathalie Huegler (2005) Care and Support for Young Separated Refugees Aged 16 and 17 in Germany and the United Kingdom, Birmingham, Venture Press, 2005 ', in European Journal of Social Work, 10(4), pp. 541-542. Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Book Review: D'Cruz, H. (2004). Constructing Meanings and Identities in Child Protection Practice. Croydon, Victoria, Tertiary Press. ', Social Work Education, 25(3), pp. 311-313.
Christie, Alastair; (2006) Book Review: D'Cruz, H. (2004). Constructing Meanings and Identities in Child Protection Practice. Croydon, Victoria, Tertiary Press. ', Social Work Education, 25(3), pp. 311-313. Book Reviews [Details]
(2005)Book review: Garrett, Paul Michael (2004) Social Work and Irish People in Britain: Historical and Contemporary Responses to Irish Children and Families in European Journal of Social Work, 7(1), pp. 129-131.
Christie, A; (2005) Book review: Garrett, Paul Michael (2004) Social Work and Irish People in Britain: Historical and Contemporary Responses to Irish Children and Families in European Journal of Social Work, 7(1), pp. 129-131. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Book review: Rothstein, Bo and Steinmo, Sven (2002) Restructuring the welfare state: Political institutions and policy change in British Journal of Social Work. 34(1), pp. 127-128.
Christie, A; (2004) Book review: Rothstein, Bo and Steinmo, Sven (2002) Restructuring the welfare state: Political institutions and policy change in British Journal of Social Work. 34(1), pp. 127-128. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Restructuring the welfare state: Political institutions and policy change.
Christie, A (2004) Restructuring the welfare state: Political institutions and policy change. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2002)Book Review: Myers-Walls, Judith A., Somlai, Péter and Rapport, Robert N. (eds.) (2001) Families as Educators for Global Citizenship, Aldershot, Ashgate in British Journal of Social Work, 32(2), pp. 260-216.
Alastair Christie; (2002) Book Review: Myers-Walls, Judith A., Somlai, Péter and Rapport, Robert N. (eds.) (2001) Families as Educators for Global Citizenship, Aldershot, Ashgate in British Journal of Social Work, 32(2), pp. 260-216. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Book Review: Ferguson, Harry and O'Reilly, Máire Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Promotion of Welfare, Dublin: A.&A. Farmar IN European Journal of Social Work, 5(3), pp.86-88.
Christie, A.; (2002) Book Review: Ferguson, Harry and O'Reilly, Máire Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Promotion of Welfare, Dublin: A.&A. Farmar IN European Journal of Social Work, 5(3), pp.86-88. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Families as educators for global citizenship.
Christie, A (2002) Families as educators for global citizenship. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Book Review: Skehill, Caroline (1999) The Nature of Social Work in Ireland: a Historical Perspective, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen in European Journal of Social Work, 4(2), pp. 219-220.
Christie, Alastair; (2001) Book Review: Skehill, Caroline (1999) The Nature of Social Work in Ireland: a Historical Perspective, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen in European Journal of Social Work, 4(2), pp. 219-220. Book Reviews [Details]
(2000)Book Review: Barry, Monica and Hallett, Christine (ed.) (1998) Social Exclusion and Social Work: Issues of Theory, Policy and Practice, Lyme Regis: Russell Housein European Journal of Social Work, 3(1), pp. 83-85.
Christie, A; (2000) Book Review: Barry, Monica and Hallett, Christine (ed.) (1998) Social Exclusion and Social Work: Issues of Theory, Policy and Practice, Lyme Regis: Russell Housein European Journal of Social Work, 3(1), pp. 83-85. Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)Book review: Hearn Jeff (1998) The Violences of Men: How Men Talk About and How Agencies Respond to Men's Violence to Women in British Journal of Social Work, 29(2) , pp.343-345.
Christie, A; (1999) Book review: Hearn Jeff (1998) The Violences of Men: How Men Talk About and How Agencies Respond to Men's Violence to Women in British Journal of Social Work, 29(2) , pp.343-345. Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)The violences of men: How men talk about and how agencies respond to men's violence to women.
Christie, A (1999) The violences of men: How men talk about and how agencies respond to men's violence to women. Book Reviews [Details]
(1998)Book review: Clasen, Jochen and Freeman, Richard (eds) (1994) Social Policy in Germany Social Policy in Germany, Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, in Critical Social Policy August, 18, pp. 417-419.
Christie, A; (1998) Book review: Clasen, Jochen and Freeman, Richard (eds) (1994) Social Policy in Germany Social Policy in Germany, Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, in Critical Social Policy August, 18, pp. 417-419. Book Reviews [Details]
(1997)Book review: Nettlefold, Julian (ed.) (1996). Saving the Situation. A Handbook for Men in Difficult Relationships. Twickenham, The Family Practice Press in Professional Social Work, February, pp. 17-18.
Christie, A; (1997) Book review: Nettlefold, Julian (ed.) (1996). Saving the Situation. A Handbook for Men in Difficult Relationships. Twickenham, The Family Practice Press in Professional Social Work, February, pp. 17-18. Book Reviews [Details]
(1997)Book Review: Cavanagh, Kate and Cree, Vivian E. (eds.)Working with Men, Feminism and Social Work by and Work with Men by Tim Newburn and George Mair (eds) in Social Work Education, 16(1), pp104-106.
Christie, A; (1997) Book Review: Cavanagh, Kate and Cree, Vivian E. (eds.)Working with Men, Feminism and Social Work by and Work with Men by Tim Newburn and George Mair (eds) in Social Work Education, 16(1), pp104-106. Book Reviews [Details]
(1996)Book review: Pringle, Keith (1995) Men, Masculinities and Social Welfare, London, UCL Press in British Journal of Social Work, 26(20, pp.277-279.
Christie, A; (1996) Book review: Pringle, Keith (1995) Men, Masculinities and Social Welfare, London, UCL Press in British Journal of Social Work, 26(20, pp.277-279. Book Reviews [Details]
(1996)Book review: Cavanagh, Kate and Cree Viviene E. (eds.) (1996) Working with Men: Feminism and Social Work in British Journal of Social Work, 26(6), pp.890-892.
Christie, A; (1996) Book review: Cavanagh, Kate and Cree Viviene E. (eds.) (1996) Working with Men: Feminism and Social Work in British Journal of Social Work, 26(6), pp.890-892. Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Contemporary Fathering. Theory, Policy and Practice.
Christie, A (2010) Contemporary Fathering. Theory, Policy and Practice. Book Reviews [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2002)'The integration of children seeking asylum in Ireland: what role for the social work profession?'.
Alastair Christie; (2002) 'The integration of children seeking asylum in Ireland: what role for the social work profession?'. Other [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(1999)Men as social workers: questions of professional and gender identities.
Christie, A; (1999) Men as social workers: questions of professional and gender identities. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009Knowledge Transfer withi the Doctor of Social Science Knowledge Transfer in the Curriculum) strand of SIF (Cycle 2) ¿800
2008IRCHSS NORFACE Migration TNP Networking Grant. (With Dr Horgan, Dr S. Martin and Dr O'Riordan) IRCHSS NORFACE Migration TNP Networking Grant. (Euro 2,000)
2010Policy and practice responses to child migration/trafficking in Europe: the role of the National Action Plans on Human Trafficking (With Dr Horgan, Dr S. Martin and Dr O'Riordan) IRCHSS RDI Networking Grant (Euro 4000

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Social Workers Member01-MAR-02 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Decade of Commemorations Advisory Board, UCC Board Member2012 /
Ethics and Social Welfare - International Advisory Board Advisory Board Member2009 /
Critical Social Policy: Member of Editorial Collective Member of Editorial Collective2008 /
International Social Work - Editorial Board Editorial Board Member2008 /
Social Work Education - Editorial Board Member of Editorial Board2000 / 2007
Traveller Visibility Group Board Member2012 /
Student Discipline Panel/Committee Panel/Committee Member2012 / 2015
Member of the Health Service Executive Education, Training, Research and Policy (ETRP) National Advisory Group for Children & Families Services Committee Member2011 / 2013
National Social Work Qualification Board Board Member2003 / 2006
National Committtee (NSWQB) Committee Member2003 / 2006
Cork Simon Community Chair of Board (2007-2010)2002 / 2011

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development 2018,
Hilary Jenkinson, Katharina Swirak and Alastair Christie (2018) Locating fathers in contemporary family support work in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development 2018, RDS, Dublin, Ireland , 04-JUL-18 - 07-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)BASPCAN 10th International Congress. Thinking Outside the Box: innovative perspectives on protecting children and young people,
Burns, K., Christie, A. and O'Sullivan, S. (2018) Why they stay: What can we learn from social workers with 10-30+ years' experience in child protection practice?. [Oral Presentation], BASPCAN 10th International Congress. Thinking Outside the Box: innovative perspectives on protecting children and young people, University of Warwick, United Kingdom , 08-APR-18 - 11-APR-18. [Details]
(2017)6th National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference,
Burns, K., Christie, A. and O'Sullivan, S. (2017) Why they stay: What can we learn about retention from social workers with 10-30+ years’ experience in child protection practice?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 6th National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, University College Cork , 27-OCT-17 - 27-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017)Department of Children and Youth Affairs Seminar,
Kenneth Burns, Alastair Christie and Siobhan O’Sullivan (2017) What can we learn about retention from social workers with 10-30 years’ experience of child protection work?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Department of Children and Youth Affairs Seminar, Dublin, Ireland , 19-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016)Social Policy Association Annual Conference: ‘Social Policy: Radical, Resistant, Resolute’,
Swirak, Katharina; Jenkinson, Hilary; and Christie, Alastair (2016) The construction of fathers and fathering in contemporary Irish family support policy and practice. [Oral Presentation], Social Policy Association Annual Conference: ‘Social Policy: Radical, Resistant, Resolute’, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 04-JUL-16 - 06-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015)5th European Conference for Social Work Research,
K. Burns and A. Christie (2015) Retaining child welfare and protection workers: Messages from a longitudinal study of ‘stayers’. [Oral Presentation], 5th European Conference for Social Work Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia , 21-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)5th European Conference for Social Work Research,
O'Leary, Donna, Christie, Alastair and Fitzgerald, Tony (2015) Poverty and decisions to place in care (residential and foster care): Mapping placements in care using street level deprivation indices. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 5th European Conference for Social Work Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia , 21-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration,
O'Riordan, J. (presenter) Horgan, D. (presenter) MArtin, S. and Christie, A. (2014) Children Living in Direct Provision : State migration policy as a barrier to their welfare and participation in education. [Oral Presentation], Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration, UCC, Cork , 02-SEP-14 - 04-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Human Rights and Social Justice in Social Work,
Christie, Alastair (2014) Moving on from anti-discriminatory practice. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Human Rights and Social Justice in Social Work, NUI Galway , 11-DEC-14 - 11-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)European Conference for Social Work Research,
O'Leary, Donna, Christie, Alastair and FitzGerald, Tony (2014) Pathways of Children In Care; Research into Administrative Data in Cork and Kerry 2002-2012. [Oral Presentation], European Conference for Social Work Research, Free University of Bozen ,Italy , 15-APR-14 - 17-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)4th European Conference for Social Work Research,
O'Leary, Donna, Christie, Alastair and FitzGerald, Tony (2014) Who is taken into Care? Knowledge Production through Dialogue with Social Workers. [Oral Presentation], 4th European Conference for Social Work Research, University of Bozen-Bolzano , 15-APR-14 - 17-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis across Education Sites in Ireland: Ongoing and Emergent Issues,
O'Riordan, Jacqui, Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Alastair Christie (2014) Presention on attitutes of educational professionals towards children seeking asylum and their families. [Invited Oral Presentation], Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis across Education Sites in Ireland: Ongoing and Emergent Issues, University College Cork , 12-DEC-14 - 12-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Children's Cultural Worlds, 66th OMEP World Assembly and Conference,
Jacqui O'Riordan, Shirley Martin, Deirdre Horgan and Alastair Christie (2014) Perspectives of Early Years Providors on Meeting the Needs of Asylum Seeking Young Children in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Children's Cultural Worlds, 66th OMEP World Assembly and Conference, University College Cork , 01-JUL-14 - 05-JUL-14. [Details]
(2013)4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference,
O'Leary, Donna, Christie, Alastair and FitzGerald, Tony (2013) Pathways of Children in Care: Lessons from Research of Administrative Data, Cork and Kerry, 2002-2012. [Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference, University College Cork , 25-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference,
O'Leary, Donna, Christie, Alastair and FitzGerald, Tony (2013) Pathways for Children through the Child Care System: Potential Lessons for the New Agency. [Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2012)East Asian Social Policy Research Network/UK Social Policy Association Conference,
Alastair Christie (2012) Reproduction of ‘Race’ and Whiteness in Irish Child Care Policies. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], East Asian Social Policy Research Network/UK Social Policy Association Conference, University of York, UK , 16-JUL-12 - 18-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)2nd European Conference For Social Work Research,
Alastair Christie (2012) Foster parents’ ‘strange encounters’ with separated children: An Irish case-study. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd European Conference For Social Work Research, 2nd European Conference For Social Work Research , 22-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)European Conference for Social Work Research,
Alastair Christie (2011) Whiteness and the politics of 'race' within child protection guidelines in multicultural Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Conference for Social Work Research, St Catherine’s College, Oxford , 23-MAR-11 - 25-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)First Social Work Education Conference,
Alastair Christie (2011) Analysis of research on social work education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], First Social Work Education Conference, NUI Galway , 11-FEB-11 - 11-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010)The Hague Glogal Child labour Conference,
Alastair Christie; (2010) Invited as academic expert. [Other], The Hague Glogal Child labour Conference, The Hague , 10-MAY-10 - 11-MAY-11. [Details]
(2009)UK Joint Social Work Education Conference,
Alastair Christie; (2009) The Formation of the Social Work Professions Identities in the Republic of Ireland 1960-1980. [Oral Presentation], UK Joint Social Work Education Conference, Cambridge , 08-JUL-09 - 10-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference,
Alastair Christie; (2009) Whiteness and child protection policies. [Oral Presentation], Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, University College Cork , 23-OCT-09 - 23-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)Social Work: People, Place and Politics,
Christie, Alastair (2008) From Racial State to Racist State: Question for Social Work Professionals Working with Asylum Seekers in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Social Work: People, Place and Politics, Homerton College, University of Cambridge , 09-JUL-08 - 11-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)From Racial to Racist State: Questions for Social Professionals Working with Asylum Seekers in Ireland,
Christie, Alastair (2008) Joint Social Work Education Conference. [Oral Presentation], From Racial to Racist State: Questions for Social Professionals Working with Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Homerton College, University of Cambridge , 09-JUL-08 - 11-JUL-08. [Details]
(2006)Social Policy Conference,
Christie, Alastair (2006) Childcare networks and governance in the Irish welfare state. [Oral Presentation], Social Policy Conference, University of Lincoln . [Details]
(2005)Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Service Responses to Asylum Seekers,
Christie, A; (2005) Professional education and governmentality in the racial state. [Oral Presentation], Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Service Responses to Asylum Seekers, University College Cork , 15-APR-05 - 15-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Why Gender Matters in Child Welfare and Protection, Gender and Child Welfare Network,
Christie, A; (2005) Locations of Men in Social Work: an analysis, practices and cultural capital. [Oral Presentation], Why Gender Matters in Child Welfare and Protection, Gender and Child Welfare Network, University of Huddersfield , 07-APR-05 - 07-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Social Policy Association Conference,
Christie, A; (2005) Developmental Welfare State in Post-Celtic Ireland, Well-being and Social Justice. [Oral Presentation], Social Policy Association Conference, Bath, UK , 27-JUN-05 - 27-JUN-05. [Details]
(2004)International Association of the Schools of Social Work,
Christie, A; (2004) Social Justice and Social Work: Recognition, Redistribution and Representation. [Oral Presentation], International Association of the Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia , 02-OCT-04 - 05-OCT-04. [Details]
(2002)The International Association of the Schools of Social Work,
Christie, A; (2002) Redefining the 'social' in social work: implications for the politics of needs interpretation. [Oral Presentation], The International Association of the Schools of Social Work, Montpelier, France , 15-JUL-02 - 15-JUL-02. [Details]
(2001)European Association of Schools of Social Work,
Christie, A; (2001) Paper - Asylum seekers, refugees, migration and the social work profession in Ireland?. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Association of Schools of Social Work, Lodz, Poland , 07-JUN-01 - 09-JUN-01. [Details]
(2001)Irish Social Policy Association Conference- Asylum Seekers and Integration,
Christie, Alastair; (2001) The integration of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Ireland: what role for the social work profession?. [Oral Presentation], Irish Social Policy Association Conference- Asylum Seekers and Integration, Dublin , 07-NOV-01 - 07-NOV-01. [Details]
(2001)Social Policy Association Conference,
Christie, A; (2001) The social work profession's response to separated children seeking asylum in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Social Policy Association Conference, Belfast , 24-JUL-01 - 26-JUL-01. [Details]
(1999)British Sociological Association Conference,
Christie, Alastair (1999) Men and social work in the UK: Discursive productions of professionals identities and practices. [Oral Presentation], British Sociological Association Conference, University of Reading . [Details]
(1999)European Social Work: Building Expertise for the 21st Century,
Christie,A; (1999) Researching men social workers' professional and gender identities. [Oral Presentation], European Social Work: Building Expertise for the 21st Century, University of Helskinki, Finland , 10-JUN-99 - 13-JUN-99. [Details]
(1998)Gendering the Millennium,
Christie, Alastair (1998) Men 'doing gender and professional identities' in social work teams. [Oral Presentation], Gendering the Millennium, University of Dundee , 11-SEP-98 - 13-SEP-98. [Details]
(1997)Conference on Men and Social Welfare,
Christie, A; (1997) Men's Positions as Social Workers. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Men and Social Welfare, University of Sunderland , 10-SEP-97 - 10-SEP-97. [Details]
(1997)British Association Social Work Conference Gender and Social Work,
Christie, A; (1997) MEn and social worker:professional issues. [Oral Presentation], British Association Social Work Conference Gender and Social Work, Derby , 22-NOV-97 - 22-NOV-97. [Details]
(1996)British Sociological Association Conference,
Christie, A; (1996) Men Social Workers: 'balancing a non-traditional job. [Oral Presentation], British Sociological Association Conference, University of Reading, UK , 01-APR-96 - 04-APR-96. [Details]
(1995)British Sociological Association Conference Understanding the social world: towards an integrative approach,
Christie, A; (1995) Men in social work: focusing on men managers, social workers and students. [Oral Presentation], British Sociological Association Conference Understanding the social world: towards an integrative approach, University of Hudersfield , 17-JUL-95 - 19-JUL-95. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Islington Social Services Department Team Leader02-JUN-86 /
Family Service Unit Social Worker06-OCT-80 /
Lancaster University Lecturer/Teaching/Research Fellow02-OCT-89 /
University College Cork Lecturer03-OCT-99 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1980Lancaster University ( UK) Bachelor of Social Work
1984North London Polytechnic (UK) CertificateSocial Survey Research
1983The Tavistock Centre (UK) DIPLOMAFamily Therapy
1985University of British Columbia (Canada) Master of Social Work
1999University of Manchester PHDSocial Policy and Social Work

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Critical Social Policy Member of Editorial Board01-JUL-10 -
Ethics And Social Welfare Member of Advisory Board01-JUN-07 -
British Journal Of Social Work Referee01-JUN-00 -
Social Work Education: An International Journal Member of Editorial Board01-APR-00 - 01-JUN-08
International Social Work Member of Advisory Board01-JUN-09 -

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