Applied Social Studies
School of Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork

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

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

Alastair Christie, BSW, MSW, PhD, has been Head of the School of Applied Social Studies since February 2014.  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 in 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.  

Research Interests

 
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)

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Employment mobility or turnover? An analysis of child welfare and protection employee retention'
Burns, K. and Christie, C. (2013) 'Employment mobility or turnover? An analysis of child welfare and protection employee retention'. Children and Youth Services Review, 35 :340-346 [DOI] [CORA Link] [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)'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie and Kenneth Burns; (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, K. & Christie, A. ; (2006) 'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 7 (2):6-17 [CORA Link] [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'. 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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
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'. International Social Work, 45 (2):149-165 [Details]
(2001)'Critical Commentary: Social Work in Ireland''
Alastair Christie; (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?'
Alastair Christie; (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)'
Alastair Christie and Helle Mittler; (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)'
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)'. Social Work In Europe, 5 (1):2-17 [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)'. Practice, 10 (1):55-68 [Details]
(1998)'Is social work a non-traditional occupation for men?'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie and Edward Kruk; (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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie; (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)'
Alastair Christie and Jenny Harris; (1992) 'Black people who are deaf: issues is service provision (Deafness)'. Deafness, 2 (8):12-20 [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)
Christie, Alastair, Featherstone, Brid, Quin, Suzie and Walsh, Trish (Ed.). (2015) Social Work in Ireland: Challenges and Continuities. Basingstoke: Palgrave, Macmillan. [Details]
(2001)
Christie, Alastair (Ed.). (2001) 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'
Alastair Christie; (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'
Alastair Christie; (2004) 'Difference' In: Theorising Irish Social Policy. [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'
Alastair Christie; (1993) 'Putting carer involvement in child protection conferences into practice' In: Surviving Childhood Adversity. [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
(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. Book Reviews [DOI] [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]

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 /
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
(2014)Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration,
Martin, S. O'Riordan, J. Horgan, D. 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 Leader/
Lancaster University Lecturer/Teaching/Research Fellow/
University College Cork Lecturer/

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 -

Teaching Interests


Joint Course Director of the Doctor of Social Science 

Teaching/Coordination on Doctor of Social Science Modules SS7001-SS7008

Supervision of DSocSc Students:

Yasmin Kutub (Irish Research Council Employment Based Postgraduate Programme) 2013 -

Agnes Phelan (2013 -)

Deirdre O'Gorman (2013 -)

Lousie O'Meara (Co-supervise with Dr Jacqui O'Riordan) (2011 - )

Supervision of PhD Student:

Donna O'Leary (Irish Research Council Employment Based Postgraduate Programme) (2014 -)

External Examiner:

External Examiner, Queen's University Belfast 2009-2013

External Examiner, University of Edinburgh 2005-2009

 

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Power Maria Catherine Practitioner Doctorates

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Anti-Racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice SS4211Anti-Racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
2015Social Science and Social Work SS3010Social Science and Social Work
2015Social Science and Social Work SS5022Social Science and Social Work
2015Social Work Theory 1: Theory and Practice SS6101Social Work Theory 1: Theory and Practice
2015Intro to Social Work,Theory, Methods & Skills SS1202Intro to Social Work,Theory, Methods & Skills
2015Social Policy and Social Exclusion SS6105Social Policy and Social Exclusion