Research Profile

Carmel Halton

Biography

                         
Academic Profile: Dr Carmel Halton occupies a number of Director roles: Director of the Masters of Social Work Program & Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies (2011-present); Director of Practice (1999-present) and  Director of the MA/ Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (2001-present). Her career at UCC spans a period of over 30 years. In 1999 she was appointed full time College Lecturer. Between 1996 and 1999 she occupied a job sharing /part time College Lecturer position. Throughout her academic career Dr Halton has been engaged in all  academic related activities including teaching, program administration, research, publishing and civic engagement. As an academic and professional social work educator she has always been committed to delivering on  the connected curriculum,  as set out in the UCC Academic Strategy  2018-2022.Social work is an applied, practical activity that requires students not only to acquire the necesary knowledge, skills and values to work with vulnerable populations they must also demonstrate capacity and  competency to apply the knowledge, skills and values learned inthe classroom in their  fieldwork placements. Developing educational opportunitiese for students, which are research informed and involve teaching strategies that draw on creative and experiential pedagogies are essential.  A key focus of Dr Halton's work is to uphold excellent academic, research and professional standards in all aspects of her work.  A primary objective is to ensure that UCC  social work graduates are skilled  and ethical  professionals,   competent researchers and engaged citizens. The MSW program,  sets out to produce graduates  who are ready and willing not only to serve but to champion and advocate for the needs of the vulnerable people and challenged communities with whom they work.  Teaching:  Responsibilities include all aspects of curriculum design, development and program delivery  in the School. Dr Halton uses a full range of pedagogical methods and modes of assessment in her teaching. Excellence in teaching and related research has been acknowledged in Dr Halton's receipt of  2 UCC Presidents Awards for excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching [2008] and for  excellence in  Reseach on Innovative Forms of Teaching [2002].  Specialised subject areas include; social work theory, practice skills, research methods, continuous professional development (CPD), reflective practice, professional supervision, practice teaching, Probation, criminal justice policy and youth justice. Administration:   Since her appointment in 1999 as Director of Practice she has been engaged in all administrative duties  associated with the post. She has been the line manager for the Fieldwork Co Coordinator who has responsibility for seeking 150 social work placements per annum. As placements form  a critical element of all social work programs [50% of students time is spent on placement] this is an onerous administrative responsibility.  As Director of Practice, Dr Halton  has demonstrated her commitment to developing programs  and strategies that encourage professionals to take students on placement and also  serve to bridge the traditional divides between the Academy and the Field, between academics and professional practitioners and between theory and practice. Since 2001 she has developed and continues to be Director of  a number of programs that engage professional social  workers in academic learning, practitioner research  and CPD initiatives; MA [2008] and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice[2001--]  MA in Research by portfolio [2006--]. She was instrumental in designing and progressing the first and only PhD in Social Work in Ireland,  ensuring the provision of a full suite  suite of social work program provision in the School.  She has contributed to the  curriculum design of the PhD and is currently a lecturer and supervisor on the program [2012--]. In 2011, Dr Halton  was appointed Director of the Master of Social Work Program, while continuing to hold the post of Director of Practice. She has led  MSW Program  with her colleagues on  the MSW team to its current status as the second largest and most popular professional Masters degree program in CACSSS.  The MSW program and MSW  team members  have achieved International recognition not only as researchers and academics  but as committed professionals and active members of UCC and civil society. Dr Halton has led the program  and its team through many successful validation processes formerly with the National Social Work  Qualifications Board [NSWQB] and more recently with  the Social Care Regulation Authority [CORU]. Research Social and Economic Analysis of the use of Legal Services [SEALS] 2014- 2018  In 2014, Dr Halton was successful in her application to the IRC for funding to undertake research in the area of child protection and welfare social work.  As PI she led the SEALS research project culminating in the publication a comprehensive report in 2018 and the dissemination of results to diverse audiences. There are currently 2 journal articles in preparation, one awaiting publication and 3 Conference Abstract submissions under review, these activities are intended to progress the on-going dissemination of the SEALS research findings, ultimately to inform public debate and to progress  changes in child protection policy and practice. The findings have been presented internally to TUSLA management. Preliminary findings were presented in an oral paper in 2017 at the 6th National Child Protection and Welfare Forum in UCC.   2010-2014 Continuing Professional Development in Social Work Dr Halton was a joint applicant with Professor Powell of 100,000 Euro from the Department of Health.  Together with Dr. Margaret Scanlon they undertook and completed a National survey on Continuing Professional Development in Social Work. The research was published in a book in 2014 by Policy Press. The title of the book is Continuing Professional Development in Social Work’. The CPD research has informed IASW and CORU deliberations on future planning to deliver on the training and education needs of social work professionals. The findings have also informed debate on the design and development of CPD and post qualifying programs in social work. This research has resulted in the establishment of a number of national CPD events and it has helped to stimulate professionals to take action in seeking out opportunities for CPD and ongoing professional development. Researching Reflection in Professional Practice: Research activities span a broad range of related educational, academic, practice and professional areas.  Social workers are currently employed in voluntary and statutory agencies, where the dominant managerial culture can conflict with efforts to promote a more reflective working environment. Currently, Dr Halton is engaged in establishing a number of reflective practice supervision/support groups across a variety of social work practice contexts i.e. Probation, Child Protection, Mental Health. She is currently planning to engage practitioners in collaborative research to ascertain the practice outcomes of reflective engagement by professionals in the workplace.   Dr Halton is a research member of ISS21, a member of the youth justice cluster group and a cluster leader for the cluster Educating for the Professions’. The establishment of the research cluster led on directly from her interest in professional education, specifically her interest in progressing her knowledge and understanding of educating for professional practice. The cluster members include professional groups i.e. teachers, occupational therapists, doctors, economists, art historians and counselling psychologists all of whom work in applied professions. The cluster provides a forum where the challenges of ‘bridging the gaps’ between classroom teaching and practice learning, between knowledge acquisition and its application in practice can be systematically examined. In this Cluster teaching and learning pedagogies have been shared, discussed and explored. The cluster provided both a challenging and developmental forum for all involved. A NAIRTL publication arose from the cluster in 2017, ‘Learning Over Time: How Professionals Learn Know and Use Knowledge’. The publication was jointly edited by Dr Halton and her colleague Professor Nona Lyon and includes papers from cluster members on their research into teaching and learning in their respective professions.   Over many years Dr Halton has been researching and writing on reflective inquiry with an international colleague, Professor Nona Lyons.  As a leading social work educator and academic she has researched and published in areas of professional education, including curriculum design and assessment in social work education and practice teaching. Her interest in embedding 'reflective inquiry' and 'reflective practice' in the teaching and learning pedagogy of  professional social work programs has  ultimately led her to research and publish on the process and outcomes of students and professionals engagement in reflective inquiry.  Her expertise and reputation for championing reflective inquiry in professional practice has resulted in invitations to present keynote lectures at conferences and to facilitate workshops and seminars to a number of social care professional groups’ e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy. She continues to design and enact research projects that are linked to her interest in researching the learning outcomes of reflective inquiry.   Journal Reviewer Dr Halton is a reviewer for the Child and Family Social Work Journal, Qualitative Research Journal and the British Journal of Social Work. She was a member of the Editorial Board of the Social Work Education the International Journal [2009-2014] and is currently a reviewer for this journal. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Irish Probation Journal and is a reviewer for the journal.  Funding/Grants In support of her research and academic work, Dr Halton has been a recipient of grants from a variety of funding sources i.e. IRC, IRCHSS, Dept. of Health, CACSSS, NAIRTL and the National Forum for Teaching and Learning.   Currently Dr Halton is preparing funding applications for the National Forum for Teaching and Learning to further develop her research on reflection in social work education and in professional practice. She intends to link the funding applications to the ISS21 ‘Educating for the Professions Cluster’.   1) The first research project will address the question ‘Does reflective inquiry, when used as a teaching pedagogy, help to progress the integration and application of theory in professional practice?’   2)  The second research project will follow on from her previous published research into ‘placement portfolio’ as a method of practice assessment for fieldwork placement on a professional social work program. As a former probation officer, Dr Halton's M Soc Sc and PhD theses focused on areas of probation, crime and deviance. In recent years she has been engaged with probation officers providing training and CPD events that support reflective practice and reflective inquiry in probation practice. Over many years, Dr Halton has engaged probation officers in the design and delivery of elements of the Probation Module. She is currently engaged in actions to promote and progress fieldwork placements and practice teaching in the Probation Service at regional and national levels.     Examining and Supervision: Throughout her academic career Dr Halton has been engaged in research supervision for over 200+ undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Currently, with the introduction of the PhD in Social Work [2014], she is engaged in co- supervising 3 PhDs students. 1PhD in social work students is due to graduate in 2019, this student will be in the first cohort of graduates of the PhD in Social Work. Dr Halton is co supervising a 3rd year Doc Soc Sc student who is currently on leave of absence. She is also supervising a final year PhD student who has taken leave.   Dr Halton is currently internal examiner for a PhD student in the School. In addition she has acted as External Examiner for 2 PhD students in Sligo IT and 1 PhD in NUIG and she has also acted as an internal examiner for 2 Doctorate students in the School. Dr Halton is currently acting as External Examiner in Goldsmith College London and Limerick Institute of TechnologyContribution to University: She was on the first university advisory 'Fitness to Practise'  policy development committee  and was a member of Academic Council. Current University committee membership includes  1) Fitness to Practise Committee 2)   CPD Directorate  3)  Promotions and Establishments Committee.  As a member of the CPD Directorate Dr Halton is working with colleagues in  the School,  CACSSS and ACE to promote and develop greater opportunities for CPD within the College and between various the Colleges in the University.  Contribution to the School of Applied Social Studies: Dr Halton is an active member of the School management team and has contributed at all levels to progress its reputation both in UCC and in the wider National and International Community.  She has acted as Head of School for short periods.   She has at various times acted as both Chair and member of all School Committees. Currently, she is a member of the School Council, the Finance Committee and  Chair of the School Fitness to Practise Committee.   Academic responsibilities span all areas of curriculum design, development and assessment across the professional social work programs i.e. BSW, MSW, MSoc Sc (by portfolio), PhD in Social Work and the MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) . She is currently Chair of the Practice Unit, the Practice Advisory Board, the Placement Allocation Committee, Fitness to Practise Committee and the Placement Redress Committee. She was  a co-founder of the Practice Development Unit, the School Research Committee, and the Social Work Journal club. Dr Halton has been actively involved with  the organisation and presentation of quality review inspections in the School. Contribution to the Professional and Academic Community: A former member of many NSWQB Assessment and Accreditation panels and of the CORU 'non-national' committee. Dr Halton was the nationally elected social work education representative on the CORU Statutory Social Work Registration Board [2013-2018].  She has advised  the CORU Professional Education Committee on social work curriculum issues and has  advised also on the  design of professionals CPD portfolio.  She has led a number of successful professional program accreditations in the School and has  also been involved with external accreditation panels in other universities. She was Chair of the first School Quality Review Committee and Rapporteur on quality review panels for other Schools and Departments across the University. In addition, she participated as an external reviewer in quality reviews in other 3rd level institutions. Over the span of her career she has been actively engaged with the management and social work staff in voluntary and public service agencies progressing partnership agendas with the School of Applied Social Studies in research, continuing professional development (CPD) and social work education and training. Forging links between the School, the University, professionals, professional agencies and service users is a primary endeavour.Civic Engagement: The mission of UCC is to promote, develop and sustain active engagement between the university and the wider community. Some activities include:    2010-Present: Dr  Halton has  been a member of the Castleyhyde Trust, a voluntary body that was set up to research the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the North Cork area, its mission is to provide appropriate community based services that are responsive to identified needs in this area. Through her voluntary association with the TOMAR  Trust she was successful in acquiring  ongoing funding for annual scholarships to support participants  on the UCC Certificate in Contemporary Living.   2008-Present:  She is a  member of the Fermoy Enterprise Board the  mission of which is to progress opportunities for employment and enterprise in the region. As a professional and  member of the Board, Dr Halton  is very familiar with the challenges presented in the region to individuals and families who have fallen victim to unemployment, poverty, debt, ill health and addiction. The Board works at a local and political level to lobby for change and for the promotion of more and better employment and educational opportunities for more marginalised citizens in our communities. The Board has  achieved many successes over the years.  1986 -1999: Dr Halton  was  a founding member of a local  Community Resource Centre and the local  Citizens Information Centre, which remain  active and vibrant today.  Once again these bodies engage volunteers to help promote social justice and to help  progress the rights and entitlements of all citizens,  they accomplish their objectives by providing knowledge and information that will help to progress issues of equity and justice for all in the community.  1990—2013: Dr Halton was an active  member of the Board of Management of a local national school. The Board  worked  to develop inclusive educational policies and practices that not only served to safeguard and protect students but also helped to promote better educational engagement and learning outcomes for students who can experience various educational and social challenges. 




 


Research Interests

Dr Halton's research interests are in the areas of offending, social work education and practice, professional supervision, professional peer support in social work and CPD. In social work education, her research activities have focused on researching the application of reflective teaching and learning within professional and post qualifying social work education programs. In 2016 she was successful in an application to the IRC to undertake a research project. She is working with TUSLA on a two year research project that involves a social and economic analysis of the use of legal services in TUSLA [SEALS].


Current research activities include:

2016: A comparative research initiative on health and social care professionals’ engagement with CPD initiatives.  

2016:  Commence a 2 year social and economic analysis of the use of legal services in TUSLA [SEALS] 

2016: Undertaking research into the learning experiences of MA graduates and their use of reflective learning tools on a MA programme. This research paper is due to be presented as the European Social Work Research Conference in Lisbon in March 2016.

2016: Completing research with colleagues on the use by professional field work educators of a variety of assessment tools when completing assessments of social work students on fieldwork placement. 

2013 and 2014: Successful in funding applications for 2 National Seminar Series on Teaching and Learning.   A research exercise with graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work). This research has been part funded by NAIRTL. The research focuses on tracking the experiences of course participants in relation to various approaches to teaching and learning that are utilised on the program.

An on-going research and practice project that is being undertaken with colleagues involves the establishment of peer support groups with social workers and team leaders working in the HSE. This research is similar to a previous research project undertaken with hospital based social workers in 2006.


 2013/14 Dr Halton's research set out to identify the continuing professional development needs (CPD) of social workers in Ireland, a topic of considerable importance in Ireland, where the registration of social workers has been mandated (2011). Dr Halton has in association with colleagues Professor F.W. Powell and Dr Margaret Scanlon completed a national survey of social workers on their experiences of continuous professional development (CPD) in their places of employment. The work has been published by Policy Press; related publications are currently being drafted.

Dr Halton is currently developing a book/ set of articles with Professor Nona Lyons in the USA, that sets out to interrogate professionals experiences of learning over time and to document the meta cognitive processes of their coming to know and understand in professional education and into professional practice. 


Educational research activities completed in recent years include a series of studies that tracked the experiences of students on the UCC MSW program, with follow up data collected as they moved out into employment, and six years post-qualification. An action research project on the use by social workers, in a hospital setting, of reflective tools in peer supervision groups. The findings from these studies have been presented at numerous national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journal articles.

Research Funding/Grants 

2016-2018

Dr Halton is PI for a 2 year IRC funded 100,000 Euro funded research project that will involve a social and economic analysis of the use by TUSLA of legal services [SEALS] 


2013/2014


Project: Developing CPD initiatives in  CACSSS  

Role: Developer
 
Start/End December 2013/2014
Amount: E 5,000
Funder: CACSSS

Project: Researching Learning over Time Project
Role: Conference Presentaion
Start 2013
Amount: 500 Euro Conference Grant   

Funder: CACSSS

2010/2013 

Project: Continuing Professional Development in Social Work. Empirical Research project in association with Professor Fred Powell and Dr Margaret Scanlon
Role:  Researcher and Co Author of Study
Start/End December 2010/Dec 2013
Amount: 100,000 Euro
Funder: Dept. of Health   

2010/2012 

Project: Methodologies for a new era in the social services - Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research.

Role: Committee member

Start/End Dates: 17-DEC-10 / 31-JAN-12

Amount: E16, 365
Funder: IRCHSS


Project: Methodologies for a new era in the social services - Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research.

Role: Organising committee member
Start/End Dates: 17-DEC-10 / 31-JAN-12

Funder: CACCSS matched funding E 8,182.50

Project: North/South Educators Forum (2012)
Role: Organising committee member

Funder: Vice-President’s Research Fund: E200


Project: North/South Educators Forum (2012)
Role: Organising committee member

Funder: School of Applied Social Studies Research Fund E500


Project: North/South Educators Forum (2012)
Role: Organising committee member
Funder: CACSSS E500 

Project: North/South Educators Forum

Role: Organising Comittee  
Funder: NAIRTL E200 
 

Project: ISS21 Educating for the Professions ‘Ethical Issues for professional education’ (2010)
Role: Organising committee member
Funder: ISS21 E500

2009

Project: Researching Social Work Post qualifying Education

Role: Principle Researcher
Funder: NAIRTL: Received 5, 000 Euro Research Award
Project: Researching Social Work Post qualifying Education (2009)
Role: Principle Researcher

2007

  • The President’s Award (5,000 Euro), for researching Innovative Forms of Teaching.
  • NAIRTL grant in association with an international colleague Professor Nona Lyons 1,000 Euro to pursue research on reflective teaching and learning in social work education.
  • NAIRTL interdepartmental grant of 1000 Euro in association with 2 colleagues, to examine methods of assessment in social work education.
  • Arts Faculty Conference Fund 2007/2008 received 1,000 euro

 



 









 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Developing online Resources for Professional Social Workers to show case their research interests and activitiesNAIRTL01-DEC-1430-SEP-15€2,230.00
HRB "RFPS/2015/37" SEALSIrish Research Council17-DEC-1531-DEC-18€99,908.00
Researching Social Work Post qualifying EducationNAIRTL01-SEP-0901-SEP-10€5,000.00
CPD in Social WorkHealth Research Board03-DEC-1006-DEC-13€100,000.00
Methodologies for a new era in the social services - Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research.Irish Research Council17-DEC-1031-JAN-12€16,365.00
Methodologies for a new era in the social services - Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research.17-DEC-1031-JAN-12€8,182.00
Mind the GapNAIRTL18-OCT-1315-AUG-14€1,000.00
Mind the Gap: Researching the links between classroom and field based learning in professional education.NAIRTL06-OCT-1407-AUG-15€1,000.00

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Dr Gill HaroldHRB "RFPS/2015/37" SEALSProject ManagerIrish Research Council

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Continuing Professional Development in Social Work.
Halton,C Powell,F.W. & Scanlon,M (2013) Continuing Professional Development in Social Work. Bristol UK: Policy Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Learning from social work graduates of an MA/Postgraduate Diploma program in social work field education: What do social work practitioners learn on the program? How do they apply that knowledge to their social work practice?'
Lyons, N. and Halton, C. (2017) 'Learning from social work graduates of an MA/Postgraduate Diploma program in social work field education: What do social work practitioners learn on the program? How do they apply that knowledge to their social work practice?' In: Interrogating Learning Over Time: How People Learn and Know and Use That Knowledge: A Collection of Narratives. Dublin: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2017)'Concluding Chapter'
Halton,C (2017) 'Concluding Chapter' In: Learning Over Time: How Professional Learn, Know and Use Knowledge. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2017)'Interrogating Learning Over Time: How People Learn and Know and Use That Knowledge: A Collection of Narratives'
Lyons, N. and Halton, C. (2017) 'Interrogating Learning Over Time: How People Learn and Know and Use That Knowledge: A Collection of Narratives' In: Learning Over Time: How Professional Learn, Know and Use Knowledge. Dublin: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2015)'Reforming,Reframing or Renaming Irish Probation Practice in 21st Century Ireland ?'
Cotter, A. & Halton,C. (2015) 'Reforming,Reframing or Renaming Irish Probation Practice in 21st Century Ireland ?' In: Christie, A., Featherstone, B., Quinn, S. and Walsh ,T (eds). Social Work in Ireland :Changes and Continuities. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2010)'Fostering Reflective Practice in the Public Service: A Study of the Probation Service in the Republic of Ireland'
Halton, C (2010) 'Fostering Reflective Practice in the Public Service: A Study of the Probation Service in the Republic of Ireland' In: A Handbook of Reflective Inquiry. NEW YORK: SPRINGER. [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Reflective Inquiry in Social Work Education'
Murphy, M;Dempsey, M;Halton, C (2010) 'Reflective Inquiry in Social Work Education' In: A Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry. NEW YORK: SPRINGER. [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The Portfolio: In Support of a New Scholarship of Assessment for Professional Learning’'
Lyons, N. and Halton, C (2014) 'The Portfolio: In Support of a New Scholarship of Assessment for Professional Learning’' In: Sandford, K. & Strong -Wilson, T (eds). Emperor's New Clothes: Issues and Alternatives in Uses of the Portfolio in Teacher Education Programs’. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2009)'Reflective Inquiry in Professional Social Work Education Chapter in Lyons, N. (Editor)'
Murphy, M., Dempsey, M. & Halton, C; (2009) 'Reflective Inquiry in Professional Social Work Education Chapter in Lyons, N. (Editor)' In: A Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2007)'Educating Practitioners for Reflective Inquiry: The Contribution of a Portfolio Process to New Ways of Knowing, in O'Farrell, C. (Ed)'
Halton. C, and Lyons. N ; (2007) 'Educating Practitioners for Reflective Inquiry: The Contribution of a Portfolio Process to New Ways of Knowing, in O'Farrell, C. (Ed)' In: O'Farrell, C (eds). Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook. (Chapter 13). Dublin, HEA: Higher Education Authority (HEA). [Details]
(1992)'Juvenile Justice Policy in Ireland'
Halton, C.; (1992) 'Juvenile Justice Policy in Ireland' In: Socialarbeit in Ireland. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2017)Learning Over Time: How Professional Learn, Know and Use Knowledge
Lyons, N and Halton ,C (Ed.). (2017) Learning Over Time: How Professional Learn, Know and Use Knowledge Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Pathways for practitioners’ participation in creating the practice-research encounter'
Serbati, Sara; Moe, Anne; Halton, Carmel; Harold, Gill (2019) 'Pathways for practitioners’ participation in creating the practice-research encounter'. European Journal of Social Work, :1-14   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Construction of Peer Support Groups in Child Protection Social Work: Negotiating Practicalities to Enhance the Professional Self'
Dempsey, M;Halton, C (2017) 'Construction of Peer Support Groups in Child Protection Social Work: Negotiating Practicalities to Enhance the Professional Self'. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31 :3-19 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Editorial'
Donnelly, S and Halton, C [joint editors] (2016) 'Editorial'. Irish Social Worker, [Details]
(2016)'Reflective Inquiry in Social Work Education: Outcomes of a short term study of graduates of a postgraduate programme in practice teaching and supervision'
Halton, C. & Lyons, N. (2016) 'Reflective Inquiry in Social Work Education: Outcomes of a short term study of graduates of a postgraduate programme in practice teaching and supervision'. The Irish Social Worker, Winter 2016 (Winter 2016):49-57 [Details]
(2015)'Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches'
Halton, C., and Rice, R. (2015) 'Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches'. British Journal of Social Work, 45 (8):2476-2477 [Details]
(2010)'Fostering Reflective Practice in the Public Service: A Study of the Probation Service in the Republic of Ireland'
Halton, C,Lyons, N (2010) 'Fostering Reflective Practice in the Public Service: A Study of the Probation Service in the Republic of Ireland'. Handbook Of Reflection And Reflective Inquiry, :237-253 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Changes in Social Work Education in Ireland'
Halton,C. & Wilson, G. (2013) 'Changes in Social Work Education in Ireland'. Social Work Education: An International Journal, 32 (8):967-971 [Details]
(2010)'Reflective Inquiry in Social Work Education'
Murphy, M,Dempsey, M,Halton, C,Lyons, N (2010) 'Reflective Inquiry in Social Work Education'. Handbook Of Reflection And Reflective Inquiry, :173-188 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The transfer of reflective engagement from social work education into the workplace: a study of the value of scaffolded reflection'
Murphy, M;Halton, C;Dempsey, M (2008) 'The transfer of reflective engagement from social work education into the workplace: a study of the value of scaffolded reflection'. Irish Educational Studies, 27 :71-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Reflective learning in social work education: scaffolding the process'
Dempsey, M., Halton, C. & Murphy, M.; (2001) 'Reflective learning in social work education: scaffolding the process'. Social Work Education, 20 (6):631-641 [Details]
(1998)'Creating a context for skills learning in Social Work Training'
Halton, C.; (1998) 'Creating a context for skills learning in Social Work Training'. Irish Social Worker, Spring (*):*-* [Details]
(1997)'‘The Use of Self in Social Work: Opportunities for Reflection During Professional Training’'
Dempsey, M., Halton C., & Murphy, M.; (1997) '‘The Use of Self in Social Work: Opportunities for Reflection During Professional Training’'. Irish Social Worker, 15 (3):5-7 [Details]
(2013)'Reflective Inquiry as Transformative Self-study for Professional Education and Learning'
Lyons, N., Halton,C., Freidus, H. (2013) 'Reflective Inquiry as Transformative Self-study for Professional Education and Learning'. Studying Teacher Education: A Journal of Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, 9 (2):163-174 [Details]
(2009)'Young Persons Probation (YPP) in the South of Ireland; An Evaluation of Risk Assessment. Irish Probation Journal'
O'Leary, P., Halton, C. (2009) 'Young Persons Probation (YPP) in the South of Ireland; An Evaluation of Risk Assessment. Irish Probation Journal'. Irish Probation Journal, [Details]
(2008)'The transfer of reflective engagement from social work education into the workplace: A study of the value of scaffolded reflection'
Murphy, M, Halton, C, Dempsey, M; (2008) 'The transfer of reflective engagement from social work education into the workplace: A study of the value of scaffolded reflection'. Irish Educational Studies, 27 (1):71-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Introducing tools of reflective learning into peer supervision groups in a social work agency: An action research project'
Dempsey, M., Murphy, M., & Halton, C. ; (2008) 'Introducing tools of reflective learning into peer supervision groups in a social work agency: An action research project'. The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 8 (2):25-43 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Reflective learning in social work education: researching student experiences'
Halton, C., Murphy, M. & Dempsey, M.; (2007) 'Reflective learning in social work education: researching student experiences'. Reflective Practice, 8 (4):511-523 [Details]
(2007)'Innovative Course Developments in the Department of Applied Social Studies: Experienced Social Work Practitioners Undertake Practice Research on a New Masters Course'
Halton, C; (2007) 'Innovative Course Developments in the Department of Applied Social Studies: Experienced Social Work Practitioners Undertake Practice Research on a New Masters Course'. Arts Faculty Research Journal, [Details]
(2001)'Scaffolding Reflective Learning in Social Work Education'
Dempsey,M., Halton,C., and Murphy,M.; (2001) 'Scaffolding Reflective Learning in Social Work Education'. Social Work Education, 20 (6):631-641 [Details]
(1998)'Creating a Context for Skills Learning in Social Work Training'
Halton, C; (1998) 'Creating a Context for Skills Learning in Social Work Training'. Irish Social Worker, [Details]
(1997)'The Use of Self in Social Work: Opportunities for Reflection During Professional Training'
Dempsey, M., Halton C., & Murphy, M; (1997) 'The Use of Self in Social Work: Opportunities for Reflection During Professional Training'. Irish Social Worker, [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Editorial'
Halton,C and Donnelly, S. (2016) 'Editorial' Irish Social Worker, (Winter) . [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2012)The 9th International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices
Lyons, N., Halton, C, & Freidus, H. (2012) ‘Extending inquiry into learning over time across professions: Promoting teaching and learning within self-study.’ . In: Young, J., Erickson, L., & Pinnegar , S eds. The 9th International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices , 06-SEP-12 , pp.191-194 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2019)'Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers'.
Halton, C., Norris, C. & Gilligan, R. (2019) 'Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers'. Oireachtas, Dublin. [Details]
(2018)A Social and Economic Analysis of the use of Legal Services (SEALS) in the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).
Halton, C, Harold, G, Murphy, A, Walsh, E (2018) A Social and Economic Analysis of the use of Legal Services (SEALS) in the Child and Family Agency (Tusla). University College Cork, Cork. [Details]

Articles

 YearPublication
(2019)‘After the Reforms: An Analysis of the Factors Associated With the Use of Legal Services in Child Welfare Proceedings in Ireland’.
Walsh, E., Murphy, A., Harold, G., Halton, C. (2019) ‘After the Reforms: An Analysis of the Factors Associated With the Use of Legal Services in Child Welfare Proceedings in Ireland’. Articles [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches.
Halton, C;Rice, R (2015) Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2015)Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches By Sue Jones.
Halton,C., & Rice R. (2015) Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches By Sue Jones. London: Book Reviews [Details]

Invited papers

 YearPublication
(2010)Assessment of Reflective Portfolios, Journals and Diaries.
Halton, C.; Blackshields, D.; Ryan, T.; Cronin, J.; (2010) Assessment of Reflective Portfolios, Journals and Diaries. Ionad Bairre, The Teaching and Learning Centre, UCC: Invited papers [Details]

Published Letters

 YearPublication
(2002)Image Problem.
Burns, K. and Halton, C.; (2002) Image Problem. Published Letters [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2003)Follow up Study of MSW Graduates on Reflective Teaching and Learning.
Halton, C. (2003) Follow up Study of MSW Graduates on Reflective Teaching and Learning. Review Articles [Details]
(2001)Reflective teaching & learning in the workplace: Peer Support Groups.
Dempsey, M., Halton, C., & Murphy, M; (2001) Reflective teaching & learning in the workplace: Peer Support Groups. Review Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2017)Coru Monitoring and Mapping Document MSW/ PgDipSWS.
Halton,C (2017) Coru Monitoring and Mapping Document MSW/ PgDipSWS. Dublin: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2013)CORU Monitoring and Mapping Document : Master of Social Work/PGDipSWS.
Halton, C (2013) CORU Monitoring and Mapping Document : Master of Social Work/PGDipSWS. UCC: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2012)CORU Monitoring and Mapping Document : Master of Social Work/PGDipSWS.
Halton,C (2012) CORU Monitoring and Mapping Document : Master of Social Work/PGDipSWS. Cork: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2006)Accreditation Report on Postgraduate Diploma in Advnced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work).
Halton,C. (2006) Accreditation Report on Postgraduate Diploma in Advnced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work). Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)NSWQB Professional Accreditation Report on PGDip in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision.
Halton,C (2001) NSWQB Professional Accreditation Report on PGDip in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision. UCC: Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Presidents Award (25 years service) UCC
2016Researcher of the Year (Joint recipient) Irish Association of Social Work
2009NAIRTL:Research Funding Award NAIRTL
2008President's Award for Excellence in Teaching UCC Presidential Awards.
2007PhD `Making Sense of Probation: Changing Contexts and Constructions of Probation Practice in Ireland¿ University College Cork
2002Presidents Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching Award. UCC Presidential Awards.
2001Arts Faculty Research Award Arts Faculty UCC
2001Harvard Graduate School: Certificate Program in Professional Education. Harvard Graduate School of Education
19991999 Family Community Mediator Part 1 Family Mediation Services

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Southern Region Probation Workshop,
Halton, C. (2019) Reflection: A Framework for Professional Supervision. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Southern Region Probation Workshop, Probation Service Cork , 26-MAR-19 - 26-MAR-19. [Details]
(2019)Workshop on Reflective Practice to Mental Health Social Workers,
Halton, C (2019) Introductory Workshop Reflective Practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Workshop on Reflective Practice to Mental Health Social Workers, Cork , 24-APR-19 - 24-APR-19. [Details]
(2019)World Social Work Day [IASW],
Halton, C (2019) Relationships and Social Work. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], World Social Work Day [IASW], UCC , 19-MAR-19 - 19-MAR-19. [Details]
(2019)HSE Workforce Planning Meeting,
Dr Carmel Halton & Professor Cathal O'Connell (2019) HSE Workforce Planning: Supply of Social Work Graduates. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], HSE Workforce Planning Meeting, Dublin , 16-JAN-19 - 16-JAN-19. [Details]
(2019)Mental Health Social Work,
Halton, C (2019) Developing Reflective Practice Groups in Mental Health Social Work . [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Mental Health Social Work, Cork , 24-APR-19 - 24-APR-19. [Details]
(2019)Forensic Mental Health Workshop,
Halton, C (2019) Forensic Mental Health Workshop. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Forensic Mental Health Workshop, Dublin , 15-FEB-19 - 15-FEB-19. [Details]
(2018)Presentation to Tusla Managment on SEALS Research,
Dr Carmel Halton, Dr Gill Harold, Aileen Murphy & Edel Walsh (2018) Presentation of the findings and recommendations of the SEALS research. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Presentation to Tusla Managment on SEALS Research, Dublin , 04-JUL-18 - 04-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)“When the private becomes ‘public’; reflections from research observations of family law court hearings”,
Dr Carmel Halton & Dr Gill Harold (2018) Masterclass presentation of findings and recommendations of the SEALS research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], “When the private becomes ‘public’; reflections from research observations of family law court hearings”, UCC ISS21 Masterclass , 16-NOV-18 - 16-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)Reflective Practice in Forensic Mental Health,
Halton, C. (2018) Reflective Practice in Forensic Mental Health. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Reflective Practice in Forensic Mental Health, Dundrum Mental Hospital , 10-AUG-18 - 10-AUG-18. [Details]
(2018)12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work,
Halton, C and Murray, R (2018) Researching the experiences of graduates of the MA/ Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision: Lessons Learned from Research and Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work, St Johns College Oxford , 10-SEP-18 - 11-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018)Education and Welfare Service Annual Conference,
Dr Carmel Halton & Dr Gill Harold (2018) Presentation of the findings and recommendations of the SEALS research. [Keynote Speaker], Education and Welfare Service Annual Conference, Hosdon Bay Hotel Athlone , 02-MAY-18 - 02-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)Presentation to Tusla oversight committee on SEALS research,
Dr Carmel Halton, Dr Gill Harold, Aileen Murphy & Edel Walsh (2018) Overesight Committee on SEALS Research. [Other], Presentation to Tusla oversight committee on SEALS research, Dublin , 21-MAR-18 - 21-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018)HSE Workforce Planning Meeting,
Dr Carmel Halton & Professor Cathal O'Connell (2018) HSE Workforce Planning: Supply of Social Work Graduates. [Other], HSE Workforce Planning Meeting, Dublin , 11-DEC-18 - 11-DEC-18. [Details]
(2017)7th European Conference for Social Work Research,
Halton, C., Harold, G., Murphy, A., & Walsh , E. (2017) Exploring Professional Identity in a Mixed Method Research Project. [Oral Presentation], 7th European Conference for Social Work Research, Aalborg University Denmark , 18-APR-17 - 21-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Presentation to Tusla Oversight Committee on SEALS Research,
Dr Carmel Halton, Dr Gill Harold, Aileen Murphy & Edel Walsh (2017) Oversight Committee on SEALS Research. [Other], Presentation to Tusla Oversight Committee on SEALS Research, Dublin , 26-SEP-17 - 26-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)European Social Work Research Association,
Halton, C. (2017) Special Interests Group Workshop on Practitioner Research. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Social Work Research Association, Alborg Denmark , 19-APR-17 - 19-APR-17. [Details]
(2017)National LocaL Authority Housing Welfare Conference,
Halton, C. (2017) The application of reflection in social work practice. [Keynote Speaker], National LocaL Authority Housing Welfare Conference, Kilkenny , 19-OCT-17 - 20-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017)6th National Child Protection and Welfare Conference,
Halton,C (2017) Promoting and Sustaining Reflection in Social Work Practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 6th National Child Protection and Welfare Conference, UCC , 26-OCT-17 - 26-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017)6th National Child Protection and Welfare Conference,
Halton,C Harold, G. Murphy, A. & Walsh, E. (2017) A social and economic analysis of the use of legal services by Tusla : contradictions, challenges and opportunities of undertaking cross disciplinary research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 6th National Child Protection and Welfare Conference, UCC , 27-OCT-17 - 27-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017)All Ireland Social Work Educators Forum,
Halton, C. (2017) Social Work Curriculum Review. [Other], All Ireland Social Work Educators Forum, Dublin , 19-JAN-17 - 20-JAN-17. [Details]
(2017)Health and Social Care Professionals Conference on CPD,
Halton,C (2017) Reflection in Professional Practice. [Keynote Speaker], Health and Social Care Professionals Conference on CPD, Harolds X , 27-SEP-17 - 27-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Health and Social Care Professionals Conference on CPD,
Halton, C. (2017) Reflection in Professional Practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Health and Social Care Professionals Conference on CPD, Dublin PSI Office , 04-SEP-17 - 04-SEP-17. [Details]
(2016)National IASW SIG Conference for Mental Health Social Workers,
Halton,C (2016) Promoting Practitioner Research in Social Work. [Keynote Speaker], National IASW SIG Conference for Mental Health Social Workers, Athlone , 20-MAY-16 - 20-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)Assessing with Confidence :Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice,
Halton,C., Hurley,M.,Murray,R., Rice,. R and Shore,C. (2016) Evaluating and Assessing Learning in Social Work Field Education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Assessing with Confidence :Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice, Belfast , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2016)IASW National Conference 'Promoting Best Practice in Social Work Supervision',
Halton, C (2016) ‘What is Reflection: Making links between Reflection and Social Work Practice’. [Keynote Speaker], IASW National Conference 'Promoting Best Practice in Social Work Supervision', Dublin , 17-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Masterclass on the Use of Reflection in CPD,
Halton,C (2016) One day Masterclass on Reflection and its use in promoting CPD across the Health and Social Care Professions. [Keynote Speaker], Masterclass on the Use of Reflection in CPD, Dublin , 03-MAR-16 - 03-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)European Conference for Social Work Research,
Halton, C (2016) Research Paper on Practitioner Research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Conference for Social Work Research, Lisbon , 30-MAR-16 - 01-APR-16. [Details]
(2015)Masterclass on Reflective Practice (CPD),
Halton,C. (2015) A full day master-class to medical social workers on the application of reflective practice in a medical social work context. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Masterclass on Reflective Practice (CPD), Cork University Hospital , 21-OCT-15 - 21-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)Evaluating social workers participation in professional peer support groups,
Halton,C. (2015) A review of the contribution that membership of a professional peer support group makes to professional practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Evaluating social workers participation in professional peer support groups, Mallow , 15-DEC-15 - 15-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)Decision Making: Readiness for Placement on Social Work Programmes,
Halton,C., Hurley,M.,Murray,R., Rice,. R and Shore,C. (2015) An Examination of the challenges associated with assessing professional social work students prior to going on professional placement. The application of University's Fitness to Practise policies. [Oral Presentation], Decision Making: Readiness for Placement on Social Work Programmes, Queens University Belfast , 15-OCT-15 - 16-DEC-15. [Details]
(2014)'4th European Conference for Social Work Research,
Halton,C. (2014) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Social Work: Barriers and Opportunities. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], '4th European Conference for Social Work Research, Bolzano, Bolzen , 16-APR-14 - 17-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)10th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field EducationConnections: Creating connections, repairing disconnectionsand building relationships in practice learning and field education,
Halton, C (2014) Promoting and Facilitating Reflective Learning in Social Work Education: MSW Program UCC. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 10th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field EducationConnections: Creating connections, repairing disconnectionsand building relationships in practice learning and field education, University of Strathclyde , 07-APR-14 - 08-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists Developing frameworks for CPD,
Dr Carmel Halton (2014) Constructing frameworks for CPD. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists Developing frameworks for CPD, Dublin , 17-SEP-14 - 17-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Continuing Professional Development National Conference,
Halton, C (2014) Keynote Presentation on CPD in the Health and Social Care Professions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Continuing Professional Development National Conference, Educational Centre Hospice Harolds X Dublin 6 , 19-MAR-14 - 19-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)The 3rd European Conference on Social Work Research,
Halton, C., & Dempsey, M. (2013) Child Protection Social Workers Experiences of Peer Support Groups: A longitudinal study. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd European Conference on Social Work Research, University of JYvaskyla Finland , 20-MAR-13 - 22-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference. New Agency, New Rights, New Systems: Are Children Any Safer?,
Halton,C., Powell, F.W, and Scanlon,M. (2013) Presentation on results of a National Survey on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) completed with Social Workers in 2010/ 2011. [Invited Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference. New Agency, New Rights, New Systems: Are Children Any Safer?, UCC , 25-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)9th International Conference on Self Study,
Halton. C. with Lyons. N., and Freidus. H. (2013) Extending Inquiry into Learning over Time Across Professions: Promoting Teaching and Learning within Self-Study. [Oral Presentation], 9th International Conference on Self Study, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, UK , 19-AUG-12 - 24-AUG-12. [Details]
(2013)The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research,
Halton,C (2013) Follow Up Study of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision(Social Work) 2001-2010. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research, University of Jyvaskyla , 20-MAR-13 - 22-MAR-13. [Details]
(2011)9th International Practice Teaching Conference Bournmouth,UK,
Halton,C (2011) ‘Researching a Reflective Approach to Teaching and Learning on a postqualifying practice teaching course at University College Cork’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 9th International Practice Teaching Conference Bournmouth,UK, Bournmouth,UK , 11-APR-11 - 13-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)First National Social Work Education Conference,’,
Halton, Carmel. (2011) ‘Promoting Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development in Social Work Education’. [Invited Oral Presentation], First National Social Work Education Conference,’, University College Galway , 11-FEB-11 - 11-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011)‘Advanced Interviewing Skills in Probation Practice’,
Halton,c (2011) One day workshop. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Advanced Interviewing Skills in Probation Practice’, Probation Service Cove St Cork , 22-MAR-11 - 22-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Introduction to Reflective Learning and Peer Support’. ,,
Halton, C with Murphy, M., & Dempsey, M.’ (2011) Workshop for HSE child protection team leaders. [Oral Presentation], Introduction to Reflective Learning and Peer Support’. ,, HSE , 18-MAY-11 - 18-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Peer support in Social Work,
Halton, C with Murphy, M., & Dempsey, M. (2011) Presentation of research findings on use and value of reflection in peer supervision groups in social work in the HSE. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Peer support in Social Work, HSE , 27-OCT-11 - 27-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research,
Halton, C (2011) ‘Investigating Social Workers Experience of using Reflective Tools in Peer Supervision’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research, UCC , 20-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010)Assessing reflective learning in professional social work education,
Halton, C; (2010) An examination of the tools of reflective learning in professional social work education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Assessing reflective learning in professional social work education, UCC , 19-NOV-10 - 19-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)Reflective Engagement in Professional Social Work Education,
Halton,C ; (2010) Introducing reflective models and methods of teaching and assessment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reflective Engagement in Professional Social Work Education, UCC , 14-OCT-10 - 14-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Practice Teachers Workshop,
UCC Staff ; (2010) Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Reflective Supervision. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Practice Teachers Workshop, UCC , 09-SEP-10 - 09-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)‘Evaluating the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision ’,
Halton, Carmel (2010) Paper presentation to Practice Teachers Workshop, . [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ‘Evaluating the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision ’, UCC , 25-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Practice Teaching Workshop,
School Staff ; (2010) Promoting Reflective Inquiry on Placement. [Oral Presentation], Practice Teaching Workshop, UCC , 08-SEP-10 - 08-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Probation Workshop,
Probation Staff ; (2010) Introduction to Theories and Models of Probation Intervention. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Probation Workshop, Probation Service Cork , 20-OCT-10 - 20-OCT-10. [Details]
(2008)Interprofessional Teaching Conference,
Halton, C; (2008) Fostering Reflective Practice in an Organisational Context: A Study of the Probation Service in the Republic of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Interprofessional Teaching Conference, Boston College Law School. USA , 03-JUL-08 - 03-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Interprofessional Teaching Conference,
Halton, C; (2008) Reflective Inquiry in Professional Social Work Education. [Oral Presentation], Interprofessional Teaching Conference, Boston College Law School. USA , 03-JUL-08 - 03-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Practice Teaching Conference,
Halton, C; (2008) Promoting Practitioner Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Practice Teaching Conference, University College Cork , 04-JUN-08 - 04-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)Practice Teaching Conference,
Halton, C; (2007) Promoting Practitioner Research: Developing a Reflective Approach to Social Work Research. [Invited Oral Presentation], Practice Teaching Conference, University College Cork , 08-JUN-07 - 08-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Fieldwork Research and Training Workshop,,
Halton, C; (2007) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fieldwork Research and Training Workshop,, University College Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)The Purpose & Use of Learning Incidents on Placement. Fieldwork Research and Training Workshop,,
Halton, C; (2007) . [Invited Oral Presentation], The Purpose & Use of Learning Incidents on Placement. Fieldwork Research and Training Workshop,, University College Cork , 09-JUN-07 - 09-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)AERA Conference,
Murphy, M., Halton, C., & Dempsey, M.; (2007) Sustaining Reflective Development in the Workplace: Researching epistemological responses to reflective engagement by social work practitioners. [Oral Presentation], AERA Conference, unknown , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Developing Reflective Approaches to Supervision on Professional Social Work Placements.¿ Practice Teachers Conference,
Halton, C; (2007) . [Invited Oral Presentation], Developing Reflective Approaches to Supervision on Professional Social Work Placements.¿ Practice Teachers Conference, University College Cork , 03-JAN-07 - 03-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Practice Teachers Conference,
Halton, C; (2006) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Practice Teachers Conference, University College Cork , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)American Educational Resarch Association (AERA),
Halton, C., Dempsey, M., & Murphy, M.; (2006) Education for responsible social work practice; the role of reflective engagement. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Resarch Association (AERA), San Francisco, USA , 06-APR-06 - 12-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)American Education Research Association (AERA),
Lyons,N., Halton, C., Dempsey, M., Murphy, M. & Rath, A.; (2006) Reflective Engagement as Professional Development: In service of the public good? . [Oral Presentation], American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco , 07-APR-06 - 11-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)American Educational Research Association,
Lyons, N. Dempsey, M., Halton, C., Murphy, M. Rath, A.; (2006) *. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association, San Francisco , 06-APR-06 - 11-APR-06. [Details]
(2005)ESAI Annual Conference,
Lyons, N., Dempsey, M., Halton, C., Murphy, M. & Rath, A.; (2005) Reflective Engagement as Professional Development: Does new research support or refute prior claims?. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference, UCC , 11-MAR-05 - 11-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005)ESAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M., Dempsey, M.,& Halton, C.; (2005) Tracking the experience of reflective learning in social work education: a longitudinal case study. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference, UCC , 11-MAR-05 - 11-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005)National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference in partnership between the HSE Midlands Area and the Department of Applied Social Studies,,
Halton, C; (2005) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference in partnership between the HSE Midlands Area and the Department of Applied Social Studies,, Tullamore , 02-NOV-05 - 02-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Bridging the Gap National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference,
Halton, C., UCC and Meehan., M Midland Area; (2005) Edited Conference Proceedings. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Bridging the Gap National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference, Port Laoise , 22-NOV-05 - 23-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Bridging the Gap - National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference in partnership with HSE & UCC,
Halton, C. & Murphy, M.; (2005) The use of student portfolio in practice teaching and supervision. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bridging the Gap - National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference in partnership with HSE & UCC, Portlaois , 22-NOV-05 - 23-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)European Conference for Educational Research (ECER),
Lyons, N., Murphy, M., Halton, C., Dempsey, M. & Rath, A.; (2005) Reflective Engagement as professional development in higher education: Does new research support or refute the argument. [Oral Presentation], European Conference for Educational Research (ECER), UCD , 07-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)European Educational Research Association Conference ECER,
Dempsey, M., Halton, C., Murphy, M.; (2005) Tracking the Experience of Reflective Learning in Social Work Education : A Case Study. [Oral Presentation], European Educational Research Association Conference ECER, UCD, Dublin, Ireland.September , 07-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Bridging the Gap - National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference in partnership with HSE Midlands & UCC,
Halton, C.; (2005) The importantce of agency culture in recruiting and retaining practice teachers to supervise students on placement. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bridging the Gap - National Social Work Practice Teaching Conference in partnership with HSE Midlands & UCC, Portlaois , 22-NOV-05 - 23-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)European Educational Research Association,
Dempsey, M., Halton, C., Lyons, N., Murphy, M., & Rath,A.; (2005) Reflective Engagement as Professional development in Higher Education: Does new research support or refute the argument?. [Oral Presentation], European Educational Research Association, Dublin , 07-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Educational Society of Ireland National Conference,,
Lyons , N., Murphy, M.,Halton, C., Dempsey, M., & Rath, A.; (2005) Reflective Engagement as Professional Development : Does New Research Support or Refute Prior Claims ?. [Oral Presentation], Educational Society of Ireland National Conference,, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 21-MAR-05 - 23-MAR-05. [Details]
(2003)Institute of Guidance Counsellors National Conference,
Halton,C and Murphy, M; (2003) Using Portfolios and Reflective Teaching and Learning in Guidance Counselling. [Oral Presentation], Institute of Guidance Counsellors National Conference, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Ireland , 20-MAR-03 - 20-MAR-03. [Details]
(2001)International Portfolio Conference,
Dempsey, M., Halton, C., Murphy, M.; (2001) Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Scaffolding Reflective Portfolio Development on a Professional Training Course,. [Oral Presentation], International Portfolio Conference, UCC, Cork , 01-FEB-01 - 03-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001)International Portfolio Conference,,
Halton, C; (2001) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Portfolio Conference,, University College Cork , 01-APR-01 - 01-APR-01. [Details]
(2000)Portfolio Conference,,
Halton, C. and Murphy, M; (2000) The Use of Portfolios in Social Work Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Portfolio Conference,, Harvard University, Cambridge, MASS, US , 26-JAN-00 - 28-JAN-00. [Details]
(1999)ESAI Conference,
Dempsey, M., Halton,C., & Murphy, M; (1999) Tracking the experience of reflective learning of MSW Students. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Conference, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)American Educational Research Association Conference,,
Halton, C. and Murphy, M; (1999) Portfolio Construction in a Multidisciplinary Peer Group,. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Conference,, Montreal, Canada , 18-APR-99 - 24-APR-99. [Details]
(1999)Portfolio Conference,,
Halton, C. & Murphy, M.; (1999) The use of portfolios in social work education. [N/A], Portfolio Conference,, Harvard University, USA , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)AERA,
Halton, C., Lyons, N., Dempsey, M., & Murphy, M.; (1999) Epistemological Development through Practitioner Research by Social Workers Engaged in a Masters Degree by Portfolio. [Oral Presentation], AERA, Chicago , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)International Portfolio Conference,
Dempsey,M., Halton, C., & Murphy, M; (1999) Cross Disciplinary perspectives on scaffolding reflective portfolio development on a professional training course. [Oral Presentation], International Portfolio Conference, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)AERA,
Murphy, M., Halton, C., & Dempsey, M. ; (1999) Sustaining Reflective Development in the Workplace: Researching Epistemological Responses to Reflective Engagement by Social Work Practitioners. . [Oral Presentation], AERA, Chicago , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)American Educational Research Association,
Halton,C. & Murphy, M.; (1999) Portfolio construction in a multidisciplinary peer group. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)National Annual Conference of Institute of Guidance Counsellors,
Halton, C. & Murphy, M.; (1999) Using portfolios and reflective teaching & learning in Guidance Counselling. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Annual Conference of Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)International Portfolio Conference,
Dempsey, M., Halton, C., & Murphy, M.; (1998) Reflective Learning in professional education. [Oral Presentation], International Portfolio Conference, Maine, USA , 04-JUL-98 - 06-JUL-98. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association Of Social Work (IASW) Ordinary Member18-MAR-19 / 31-DEC-20
No: 004017 Professional Registrant CORU Professional Registrant to 31st May 202031-MAY-19 / 31-MAY-20
European Social Work Research Association Member14-MAR-14 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Fitness to Practise Committee CACSSS Committee Representative2018 /
Lectureship Promotions and Establishment Board CACSSS Representative [established]2016 /
Lectureship Promotions and Establishments Board CACSSS representative on the Board [replacement nominee]2015 /
CORU Social Work Registration Board Elected Social Work Education Representative on Social Work Registration Board2014 / 2018
ISS21 Educating for the Professions Leading and suporting the Cluster members in terms of research development and grant applications.2013 /
CACSSS CPD nominee on ACE Executive Board CACSSS CPD representative on ACE Executive Board2013 /
Graduate Studies Executive Committee Liaison and Development on CPD2013 /
CACSSS Employability Committtee Committee Member2013 /
Finance Committee Committee member2011 /
School Finance Executive Committee Executive Member2008 / 2009
National Social Work Qualifications Board Non National Committee Committee Member1999 /
National Social Work Qualifications BoardPanel of Assessors Member of the Panel of Assessors1999 / 1999
National Social Work Qualifications Board Accreditation Committee Committee Member2000 / 2010
Practice Advisory Board Chairperson1999 /
Social Work Placement Committee Chairperson1999 / 2011
Cork Auto Diversion Project Committee member2004 / 2008
Intensive probation scheme Secretary and Public Relations1997 / 2012
Board of Management of Bishop Murphy Memorial National School Member Board of Management1997 / 2011
Careers Advice Panel, Loreto Convent Committee member1995 / 2010
Board of Directors Fermoy Community Resource Centre Member1990 / 2007
Civil Service Commission Recruitment Panel for Probation Officers Interviewer2001 / 2001
Departmental Quality Review Committee Chairperson2005 / 2006
Irish Universities Quality Review Chairperson2004 / 2005
Social Work Practice Unit Chairperson2001 /
Enterprise Board Board Member2009 /
Practice Unit Chair and Convenor1999 / 2013
Social Work Development Unit Member2007 /
College Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Member of College2000 /
University Fitness to Practise Committee Member of Committee2010 /
Castlehyde Trust Committee Member2009 /
School Executive Managment Committee Committee Member2009 / 2012
Finance Commitee Committee member2009 / 2011
CACSSS External Committee Committee Member2010 /
College Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Committee Member1999 / 2000
CORU Social Work Non National Committee Committee Member2011 /
Graduate Studies Committee Committee Member2008 / 2012
University Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee Representative from Academic Council2011 / 2012
Academic Council Elected Council Member2010 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
St James's Hospital Social Worker09-SEP-75 / 09-NOV-77
Probation Service Probation Officer12-DEC-77 / 06-JUN-83
UCC Senior Lecturer / Director of the Master of Social Work12-OCT-11 / 11-OCT-19
University College Cork College Lecturer Director of Practice & Director of Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision01-JAN-01 / 11-OCT-19
University College Cork College Lecturer Director of Practice01-JAN-99 / 11-OCT-19
University College Cork Temporary part-time college lecturer01-JAN-86 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2007University College Cork PHDSocial Studies
1992UCC Master of Social Science
1975Trinity College Dublin Bachelor Social Studies
1994Trinity College Dublin Master of Arts

Outreach Activities

 Description

 Member of Fermoy Enterprise Board
Developing employment opportunities in the Fermoy District and its environs.


In collaboration with Professor Michelle Norris (UCD) and Professor Robbie Gilligan (TCD), I made a submission on behalf of the four CORU-accredited universities providing social work education to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, 10th April 2019. The title of the submission was 'Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers'.

Engaging with the DYCA in researching the challenges associated with social work placement provision is the main focus of this group. A key objective is to increase placement provision to facilitate an increase in the numbers of students on professional social work programs.

External Examining Social Care 2016-2019

External Examiner for MSW 2016-2019

Engage with colleagues in Carleton University, Canada and partners in Australia and New Zealand to undertake collaborative research towards developing diverse and creative placement opportunities for professional social work students.

UCC representative and member of the DYCA Social Work Education Committee. The focus of the Committee is to review recruitment and retention of social workers. Increasing the number of social work graduates in order to respond to the current workforce demands for social workers is a key focus for the Committee.

Reviewer of Abstracts. Judge and Chair of oral presentations at the Conference.

Act as advisor and trainer to CPD officers across a number of social care professions. Supporting the establishment of reflective supervision and peer support groups for professionals within various disciplines and organisations.

Attend presentation and consultation with Tusla Research Dept on research projects adn activities completed in 2018

Plannedconsultation between Professor Cathal O'Connell and Dr Halton with CORU on expanding access routes to social work education

UCD Interview Panel External Member 17th December 2018

Consultation with Springboard Members in Knocknaheeny on reflective forums for multi disciplinary professionals. 

Collaboration and consultation with management in Probation to progress practice teacher training and to develop fieldwork placement opportunites.

Development of workshops for social work practitioners on CPD and its implications for professional registration.

Provision of training for Senior HSE Social work staff on reflective & peer supervision practices.

Collaboration with Cork University Hospital to develop and sustain the social work student unit.

Conference presentation to the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists on developing frameworks for CPD

Developing, mentoring and researching practitioner led peer support groups in social work.

Provision of CPD training and development on Reflective Practice hospital social workers.

Consultation with IASW on developing a framework document on professional supervision for its members.

 Developing social work placement opportunities with voluntary and statutory  agencies.

Collaboration and consultation with management in Brothers of Charity Services to progress practice teacher training and to develop fieldwork placement opportunites.

Collaboration and consultation with management in HSE to progress practice teacher training and to develop fieldwork placement opportunites.

Provision of CPD training and development on Reflective Practice Child Protection social workers.

Provision of CPD opportunites to staff in the Probation Service

Member of the Castlehyde Trust in Fermoy.
Researching and developing opportunities for the integration of people with intellectual difficulties in the local community.  


Founding member of the Fermoy Community Resource Centre

Founding member of the Fermoy Citizens Information Centre

Member of the Management Board of the  Intensive Probation Project in Gratten St Cork. A project to progress community based rehabilitation programmes for serious and persistent offenders.  

Community representative on the Board of managment of the Bishop Murphy Memorial National School in Fermoy.  

Involved in collaborative research with  social work practitioners in the design and progression of creative approaches to supervision.    

Working in partnership with practitioners to pursue funding for research and development in social work practice.  

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
The Irish Probation Journal Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-04 -
Child And Family Social Work Member of Advisory Board03-OCT-14 -
Social Work Education Journal Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-04 -

Other Activities

 Description

All Ireland North South Educators  Forum
10th and 11th January 
Meeting to collaborate on developments in research and teaching North and South of Ireland 

All Ireland Social Work Research Conference  14th June 2019  Reviewer, Judge and Chair 

MSW Programme Lead on CORU Professional Accreditation

NAIRTL Workshop
Participation at academic writers workshop

Director of Practice
Engage in collaboration with national social work agencies to progress practice teacher training and  CPD opportunities for social workers. Involve practitioners and agencies in the  development of learning opportunities for social work students on fieldwork placements. Collaborate with employing agencies to expand placement opportunities.  

Internal member of the Quality Review Panel  for the School of Drama and Music UCC , 2008 


International Collaboration on CPD  


Consultation with Colleagues in the University of Toronto on developing appropriate CPD opportunities for social workers across a variety of fields of practice.                       

Member of IASW

External member of the Quality Review Panel  for the faculty of Arts Humanities and Tourism at WIT, 2009 


A research associate  with ISS21
Member of Children and Youth Cluster.  


A research associate with ISS21 
 Co-ordinator and founding member of cluster group 'Educating for the Professions'    

Organised a practitioner research conference to facilitate  a group of professionals who had  completed a Masters in Research (by portfolio) to present their research findings.  . 

Compiled a selection of  2006 course participant's work. A documentation of the portfolio process and its relationship with the assessment process.


International, Institutional collaboration on Fieldwork Placements  
 
Collaborating with social work educators in different universities to collaborate on aspects of the social work practice curriculum. 

Reflective Peer Group

Inter-professional group of academics who  met to collaborate on the development of reflective teaching practices in Psychology, Education and Social Work.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

 
As a social work educator, a primary obligation is to ensure that social work students, on graduation, have achieved a level of competence necessary to enter the professional world.  The challenge for me as an educator is not only to impart knowledge but also to ensure that students have a good understanding of the material and that they are prepared to demonstrate how they use knowledge in their professional practice. I support the view that students learn best  'by doing'. In this regard I have worked over many years to develop appropriate teaching and assessment tools and to improve my teaching practices. In constructing a philosophy of teaching and learning, I have been guided by the work of important writers in the field, Dewey (1933), Schon (1983), Kolb, (1984), Fook (2002) and Race (2007). Their advocacy of a more inclusive, experiential and integrated approach to teaching and learning, as represented in reflective practice, supports my teaching philosophy, which is student centred and incorporates aspects of students’ prior learning. The explicit acknowledgement and valuing of students’ prior learning is key to my work as a social work educator, and it aligns with the interactive approach to teaching and learning that I adopt in the classroom. I employ the Kolb cycle in the classroom to  promote  a more experiential learning environment, incorporating aspects of doing, reviewing, feedback and revision (Kolb,1984) Kolb’s framework is congruent with the promotion of a more reflective pedagogy and is supportive of engaging the different learning styles of students. Inviting students to continually reflect and critically assess their practice is an educational imperative (Fook, 2002) and my teaching practices are firmly grounded in this belief.
I invite students to participate in class, using learning material that assists and promotes their participation. I have developed numerous case studies, role plays and small group discussion guides that help to further students’ reflective engagement and that promote the application of knowledge in situations of practice.  Feedback forms a critical part of the reflective learning agenda.  Students receive verbal and written feedback from me and they are encouraged to invite feedback from their peers.  Critical reflection is supported by reflective journal writing.  Students are required to write in their reflective journals and they are invited and supported to share their written reflections in class and in tutorials.  The underlying belief is that students will come to a deeper knowledge and understanding of theory and its application in practice through the process of writing, reading, reviewing and revising; the feedback loop that is encouraged in reflective inquiry and promoted by Kolb (1984). Problem based learning, supported by written assignments i.e. portfolios, learning journals, critical incident analysis are all essential to developing a more reflective pedagogy. Role play, small group teaching, classroom discussion contribute to the formation of an experiential learning environment, where students are encouraged to take responsibility for their  learning. The concept of critical friends is developed and promoted in the classroom and is progressed on into the fieldwork placement.   
In the School I have developed the concept of micro skills teaching.  I designed the original ‘practicum’ for social work students which is now a core module on all social work programs. I have  constructed a course on Probation and Offending  that is built on a sound conceptual and theoretical base and that strives through innovative approaches to teaching and learning, to address some of the often competing and conflicting demands in the world of probation practice and juvenile justice e.g. care and control, use of power/authority, conflict mediation/resolution. The module includes a visit to the prison and a follow up reflective journal exercise. Students also  complete an observation exercise in the courtroom.  This course is taught to professional social work students and to students on the  MA in Criminology. 
Assessing students learning over time is also a very important part of professional education. The challenge exists for professional social work education in determining that students know and understand the course material and that they are able to transfer the learning beyond the classroom and to implement it in situations of practice. As an assessor my role is to inform students of learning outcomes needed for modules and to assist them to achieve the learning outcomes through appropriate learning activities and assessment methods in the classroom and on fieldwork placement.   Formative assessment methods are used on all modules. Formative assessment methods include essays, projects, case study inquiry, reflective journal entries  and placement portfolios, they are used to assess the content and depth of students academic knowledge and also to assess the students capacity to transfer knowledge beyond  the classroom into practice.  In association with colleagues and assisted by Professor Nona Lyons the MSW team have worked together to develop appropriate learning outcomes for each taught module. We have designed appropriate assessment methods that are congruent with identified learning outcomes. Currently, we apply a simple assessment rubric to our portfolio assignments and critical incident analysis that involves assessing work against the following criteria, description, enactment, analysis, reflection, evaluation and revision.  we have also designed an assessment rubric for  MSW Dissertations that involves scrutiny of the research design, enactment, analysis and findings.  In social work practice various forms and levels of knowledge and understanding are required  to work effectively in a variety of practice contexts  and to engage in different activities, therefore it is important to include all levels of knowledge acquisition and assessment  in the design and delivery of our program.  
I have constructed a comprehensive curriculum for a social work program  in practice teaching and supervision in the School, MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work). These  programs fit with the CPD requirements of the IASW and they also support practitioners in completing the  CPD requirements for CORU.  I have also developed a curriculum for the teaching of social work theory, methods and skills on undergraduate and postgraduate social work courses in the School.  I have  been involved with curriculum design for the teaching of research methods on the Social Work Research Masters (by portfolio). I worked with colleagues in other departments to develop a new interdisciplinary MA in Criminology which commenced in 2010. I have also worked with colleagues to develop a new structured PhD in Social Work that  was launched in 2014. 
I am committed to promoting more research informed teaching. I am curious to know more about how students come to know and understand both in a classroom and beyond into fieldwork placement. In addition, the transfer of learning beyond the classroom into practice is a particular area of research interest.   I have been engaged in researching my teaching over many years, as is evidenced in my publications and conference presentations.  I have also been successful on a number of occasions with applications to NAIRTL for research funding to further assist my research activities in the areas of teaching and learning.   Linking learning outcomes to teaching and assessment methods is an important research interest as a social work educator.  I have been involved with Professor Nona Lyons and other colleagues over a number of years in  researching learning outcomes on a variety of professional courses and modules. I was involved in an international research project with Professor Nona Lyons and Dr Helen Friedus on extending inquiry into learning over time, which focused on exploring areas of meta cognition in teaching and learning. I am currently engaged with another interdisciplinary,  international reseach project that focuses on studying the transfer of learning beyond the classroom into professional practice.   My commitment to linking research with teaching is evidenced in my receipt of the President’s Award for demonstrating excellence in teaching (2008) and for researching innovations in teaching (2002). I received funding from the  National Teaching and Learning Forum to extend  research into the transfer of learning beyond the classroom into professional practice.  I am a supporter and  member of Ionad Barra, the Teaching and Learning Centre at UCC, which actively promotes research into teaching and learning. I have contributed to their lunchtime staff development seminars. I am also the leader of the ‘Educating for the Professions Cluster’ (ISS21), an interdisciplinary professional educators group,  which is seeking to initiate and promote interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research activities between related professional disciplines. I contribute to the following courses in the School: Social Work Theory, Method and Skills; Reflective Practice; Research Methods; Probation and Juvenile Justice, Supervision models and methods.  
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Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Lucy Dennehy NUI (UCC)MSW

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Neligan Mary Angela Doctoral Degree
O Donovan Lorraine Ann Doctoral Degree
Saunders Emer Marie Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Dissertation in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) SS6805Dissertation in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work)
2020Social Work Settings 1 SS6107Social Work Settings 1
2020Developing and Demonstrating Competence in Practice Teaching and Assessment SS6802Developing and Demonstrating Competence in Practice Teaching and Assessment
2020Social Work Theory II: Theory and Practice SS6200Social Work Theory II: Theory and Practice
2020Deviance, Welfare and Justice SS3210Deviance, Welfare and Justice
2020Social Work Practice Enquiry SS7700Social Work Practice Enquiry
2020Social Work Settings II SS6202Social Work Settings II
2020Preparation for Practice Teaching SS6801Preparation for Practice Teaching
2020Introduction to Practice Teaching and Supervision SS6800Introduction to Practice Teaching and Supervision
2020Social Work Theory 1: Theory and Practice SS6101Social Work Theory 1: Theory and Practice
2020Practice Placement SS6804Practice Placement
2020Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement 1 SS6112Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement 1
2020The Reflective Practice Teacher SS6803The Reflective Practice Teacher
2020Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement II SS6207Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement II

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