Applied Social Studies
Dept. of Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork

T: 021 4903150
E: a.christie@ucc.ie
Professor
Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: 021 4903150
E: a.christie@ucc.ie

 
Current Research Interests

1) Research on Child Migration and Social Work
Award: 2010 January-December IRCHSS RDI Networking Grant Euro 4000  
Policy and practice responses to child migration/trafficking in Europe: the role of the National Action Plans on Human Trafficking. (With Dr D. Horgan, Dr S. Martin and Dr J. O'Riordan)
Award: 2008 IRCHSS NORFACE Migration TNP Networking Grant. Euro 2,000. (With Dr Horgan, Dr S. Martin and Dr O'Riordan)

2) Research on Whiteness and Child Protection
Journal Article: Christie, Alastair (2010) `Whiteness and the politics of 'race' within child protection guidelines in Ireland' European Journal of Social Work, 13(2): 199-215.
Chapter:  Christie, Alastair (accepted for publication). `White Children First? Whiteness, Child Protection Policies and the Politics of `Race' in Ireland', in D. Lynch and K. Burns (eds.) Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times and Critical Issues, Manchester, Manchester University Press.
Conference Paper: Child Protection and Welfare Conference: Keeping Children Safe: Critical Times, Critical Issues, University College Cork. (October 2009) `Whiteness and child protection policies.

3) Research on Social Work Education and Migration:
Christie, Alastair and Campbell, Jim (2009) `Crossing Borders, Special Edition of Social Work Education, Social Work Education. 28(6).
Christie, Alastair and Campbell, Jim (2009) `Editorial. Crossing Borders, Special Edition of Social Work Education'  Social Work Education 28(6): 579-582.

4) Research on Doctorate Education
Award: 2009 Knowledge Transfer in the Curriculum) strand of SIF (Cycle 2)
 Evaluation of Doctor of Social Science (Dr C. Edwards and Dr M. Leane)

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(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. [No details]
(2007)'Men and Social Work'
Christie, Alastair; (2007) 'Men and Social Work' In: International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. London: Routledge. [No 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. [No details]
(2005)'Social work education in the Republic of Ireland'
Alastair Christie; (2005) 'Social work education in the Republic of Ireland' In: Franz Hamburger, Sandra Hirschler, Günther Sander and Manfred Wöbcke (eds). Ausbildung für Soziale Berufe in Europa. [No 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: Peter Herrmann (eds). Citizenship Revisited: Threats or Opportunities of Shifting Boundaries. [No details]
(2004)'Difference'
Alastair Christie; (2004) 'Difference' In: Bryan Fanning, Patricia Kennedy and Gabriel Kiely and Suzanne Quin (eds). Theorising Irish Social Policy. [No 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: Christine Labonté-Roset, Ewa Marynowicz-Hetka and Jerzy Szmagalski (eds). Social Work Education and Practice in Today's Europe: Challenges and the Diversity of Responses. [No 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: Bob Pease and Keith Pringle (eds). Changing Men's Practices in a Globalized World. [No 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: Martin Calder and Jan Horwath (eds). Working for Children on the Child Protection Register. [No details]
(2001)'Men, social work and shifting discourses of welfare'
Alastair Christie; (2001) 'Men, social work and shifting discourses of welfare' In: Alastair Christie (eds). Men and Social Work: Theories and Practices. [No details]
(1993)'Putting carer involvement in child protection conferences into practice'
Alastair Christie; (1993) 'Putting carer involvement in child protection conferences into practice' In: Harry Ferguson, Robbie Gilligan and Ruth Torode (eds). Surviving Childhood Adversity. [No details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2001)
Alastair Christie (Ed.). (2001) Men and Social Work: Theories and Practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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' [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'' [Details]
(2009)'Special Edition: Crossing Borders'
Christie, Alastair and Campbell, Jim eds.; (2009) 'Special Edition: Crossing Borders' [Details]
(2009)'Editorial; Crossing Borders'
Christie, Alastair and Campbell, Jim; (2009) 'Editorial; Crossing Borders' [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?' [Details]
(2006)'Negotiating the uncomfortable intersections between gender and professional identities in social work (Critical Social Policy)'
Alastair Christie; (2006) 'Negotiating the uncomfortable intersections between gender and professional identities in social work (Critical Social Policy)' [Details]
(2006)'Special Edition of Journal: Community and social service responses to asylum seekers'
Alastair Christie and Kenneth Burns; (2006) 'Special Edition of Journal: Community and social service responses to asylum seekers' [Details]
(2006)'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers'
Burns, K. & Christie, A. ; (2006) 'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers' [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'From racial to racist state: questions for social professionals working with asylum seekers'
Alastair Christie; (2006) 'From racial to racist state: questions for social professionals working with asylum seekers' [Details]
(2005)'Social Work Education Crossing Boarders (Editorial)'
Jim Campbell and Alastair Christie; (2005) 'Social Work Education Crossing Boarders (Editorial)' [Details]
(2005)'Social Work Education in the Republic of Ireland: Histories and Challenges'
Alastair Christie; (2005) 'Social Work Education in the Republic of Ireland: Histories and Challenges' [Details]
(2003)'Unsettling the 'social' in social work: responses to asylum seeking children in Ireland'
Alastair Christie; (2003) 'Unsettling the 'social' in social work: responses to asylum seeking children in Ireland' [Details]
(2002)'Responses of the social work profession to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the Republic of Ireland'
Alastair Christie; (2002) 'Responses of the social work profession to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2002)'Asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland: questions of racism and social work'
Alastair Christie; (2002) 'Asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland: questions of racism and social work' [Details]
(2002)'Asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland: questions of racism and social work'
Alastair Christie; (2002) 'Asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland: questions of racism and social work' [Details]
(2002)'Gender, ethics and social work: an international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education'
Heather D'Cruz, Brian Francis, Keith Soothill and Alastair Christie; (2002) 'Gender, ethics and social work: an international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education' [Details]
(2001)'Critical Commentary: Social Work in Ireland''
Alastair Christie; (2001) 'Critical Commentary: Social Work in Ireland'' [Details]
(1999)'Is maatschappelijk werk een 'niet-traditioneel' beroep voor mannen?'
Alastair Christie; (1999) 'Is maatschappelijk werk een 'niet-traditioneel' beroep voor mannen?' [Details]
(1999)'Partnership and core groups in the risk society (Child and Family Social Work)'
Alastair Christie and Helle Mittler; (1999) 'Partnership and core groups in the risk society (Child and Family Social Work)' [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)'
Alastair Christie; (1998) 'A comparison of arguments for employing men as child care workers and social workers in Denmark and the UK (Social Work in Europe)' [Details]
(1998)'Is social work a non-traditional occupation for men?'
Alastair Christie; (1998) 'Is social work a non-traditional occupation for men?' [Details]
(1998)'Life experience: a neglected form of knowledge in social work education and practice (Practice)'
Alastair Christie and Jennifer Weeks; (1998) 'Life experience: a neglected form of knowledge in social work education and practice (Practice)' [Details]
(1998)''Balancing gender' as men social workers'
Alastair Christie; (1998) ''Balancing gender' as men social workers' [Details]
(1998)'Choosing to become a social worker: motives, incentives, concerns and disincentives'
Alastair Christie and Edward Kruk; (1998) 'Choosing to become a social worker: motives, incentives, concerns and disincentives' [Details]
(1997)''Refuges' for young 'runaways': an extension to the care system or a response to youth homelessness'
Alastair Christie; (1997) ''Refuges' for young 'runaways': an extension to the care system or a response to youth homelessness' [Details]
(1995)''Response to 'Of Bias and Men': Feminism has plenty to tell us about men as well as women'
Alastair Christie; (1995) ''Response to 'Of Bias and Men': Feminism has plenty to tell us about men as well as women' [Details]
(1992)'Black people who are deaf: issues is service provision (Deafness)'
Alastair Christie and Jenny Harris; (1992) 'Black people who are deaf: issues is service provision (Deafness)' [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(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
(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
(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
(2012)2nd European Conference For Social Work Research,
Alastair Christie (2012) Foster parents’ ‘strange encounters’ with separated children: and Irish case-study. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd European Conference For Social Work Research, University of Basel, Switzerland , 22-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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

Book Review

 YearPublication
(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)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; (2004) 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]
(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]
(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]
(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: 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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]

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

Committees

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

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Islington Social Services Department Team Leader/
Lancaster University Lecturer/Teaching/Research Fellow/
University College Cork Lecturer/

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
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


SS1202 Introduction to Social Work Theory, Methods and Skills (BSW)

SS3010 Social Work and Social Science (BSocSc)

SS4211 Anti-racism and Anti-discriminatory Practice (BSW)

 

SS6010 Social Work Theory (MSW)

SS6105 Social Policy, Social Exclusion and Anti-discriminatory Practice (MSW)

 

Doctor of Social Science Modules SS7001-SS7008



External Examiner, Queen's University Belfast 2009-

External Examiner, University of Edinburgh 2005-2009


 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Social Science and Social Work SS3010Social Science and Social Work
2014Social Science and Social Work SS5022Social Science and Social Work
2014Anti-Racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice SS4211Anti-Racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice