CareerDr Cathal O'Connell has been a staff member of the School of Applied Social Studies since 1990. Prior to joining UCC he was employed in the housing, finance, and city management departments in the Irish local authority sector for a number of years. He is Director of the B.Soc.Sc Degree and a member of the B.Soc.Sc course team.He is a founding member of the course executive of the M.Plan (Planning and Sustainable Development) a professionally accredited programme in town planning and is also a member of the Board of Studies of the M.Plan. He is a founding member of the course executive of the PhD (Social Science) a structured GREP which is funded under the Government of Ireland PRTLI4 programme. He has served on a wide range of school, faculty, college and university committees and is a former Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Faculty of Arts.His main research and publication interests lie in the areas of Irish social policy development, housing policy and housing management and urban issues. Research ActivityHe is an active researcher in the areas of social housing, regeneration and social inclusion and has published extensively in these areas.  He as raised over €1.2 million in research income for University College Cork and is the recipient of multiple competitive national funding awards under PTRLI4, IRCHSS, IRC and numerous public and private tenders.Professor O'Connell is the recipient of numerous IRCHSS and IRC Research awards including three New Foundations Scheme Awards which to undertake social policy related research with community partners.  Recent and ongoing research projects include: 2014: An Evaluation of Cork City North West Regeneration Programme 2014/14 €166,000 (Funded by Cork City Council2015: Challenging and Responding to Social Isolation and Loneliness (CARIL1) €7,142 (Funded by IRC)2016: Evaluation of Galtan Housing Association. Cork. €9,178 (Funded by Galtan Housing Association)2016: Technological Responses to Social Isolation and Loneliness (CARIL2) €8,784 (Funded by IRC)2017: Precarity in the Private Rented Sector in Ireland €9,587  (Funded by IRC)2017: An Evaluation of Cork City North West Regeneration Programme Phase II 2017/18 €25,000 (Funded by Cork City Council) Recent PublicationsFox Siobhan O'Connell Cathal; Kenny, Lorna; Day, Mary Rose;Finnerty, Joe Timmons, Suzanne (2017) Exploring the Housing Needs of Older People in Standard and Sheltered Social Housing in Gerontology And Geriatric MedicineByrne L, O'Connell C, O'Sullivan S (Fall 2017) Hearing Children’s Voices in Housing Estate Regeneration. Children, Youth and Environments Finnerty, J., O’Connell, C. and O’Sullivan,S (2016) The Changing Regime of Social Housing Policy and Provision. The Irish Welfare State in the Twenty First CenturyCommunity EngagementIn keeping with the mission of the School of Applied Social Studies he is active in Community Engagement. He is Co-Chair (with Dr Angela Veale) of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Community Engagement Committee. He is also a member of USREP the University College Cork Community Engagement Committee and has organised and participated in many Community Engagement events. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Respond Housing Association. Respond provides over 7,500 social housing units across Ireland.  He is also a member of the Board of Management of Cork Educate Together National School, Grattan Street Cork.

Research Interests

Social housing management and provision, housing estate regeneration, healthy ageing in place

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Cork City Council ; The provision of a Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact Study of Cork City Northwest Regeneration.Irish Funded Research01-DEC-1330-JUN-17€134,529.00
CCC"Research Fellowship"Prof C O'ConnellCounty Council01-MAY-1730-APR-18€21,993.00
Discretion and Homeless Assesment Within Irish Local AuthoritiesIrish Research Council01-OCT-1630-SEP-20€93,165.00
Precarity Amongst LicencesIrish Research Council01-JAN-1731-OCT-17€9,587.00
Evaluation of Cork City North West Regeneration 2017/18Other: Not Listed01-MAY-1730-APR-18€25,000.00
New housing poverties in contemporary Ireland - An exploration of trends, responses and challenges.Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)19-DEC-1131-MAR-12€3,846.00
Children and Estate Regeneration - Unheard Voices?Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)01-NOV-1202-JUN-14€19,189.00
Children and Estate Regeneration - Unheard Voices.Miscellaneous01-NOV-1231-OCT-14€9,595.00
PRTLI4 / ISS21Higher Education Authority (HEA)01-JAN-0831-DEC-13€919,000.00
[Combat Poverty PRI/02/03] {O'Connell} NMiscellaneous01-MAY-0331-DEC-13€25,977.00
Poverty Methods Spring School 2013Irish Research Council01-JAN-1317-MAY-13€2,300.00
IRCHSS Poverty Summer SchoolIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)06-NOV-1131-MAY-13€10,700.00
IRC"New Foundations Award 2014"Dr C O'Connell [X]Irish Research Council01-MAR-1530-NOV-15€7,142.00
Cork City Council "Evaluation of Cork Homeless Settlement Programme"Cork Corporation01-JUN-0531-DEC-13€8,264.00
Housing Association EvaluationOther: Not Listed01-MAR-1631-MAY-16€9,178.00
Challenging and Responding to Social Isolation, LonelinessIrish Research Council01-MAR-1628-FEB-17€8,784.00
Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact Study of Cork City Northwest RegenerationOther: Not Listed02-SEP-1331-AUG-16€166,000.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)''Exploring the Housing Needs of Older People in Standard and Sheltered Social Housing'
Fox Siobhan O'Connell Cathal; Kenny, Lorna; Day, Mary Rose;Finnerty, Joe Timmons, Suzanne (2017) (2017) ''Exploring the Housing Needs of Older People in Standard and Sheltered Social Housing'. Gerontology And Geriatric Medicine, 3 (1):1-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Decline and Renewal of Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods: Old Insights, New Evidence and Policy Implications'
O'Connell C. & Norris M (2014) 'Decline and Renewal of Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods: Old Insights, New Evidence and Policy Implications'. Planning Practice and Research, DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2013.878095 :1-18 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Social Housing Management, Governance and Delivery in Ireland: Ten Years of Reform on Seven Estates'
Norris, M; O'Connell, C; (2010) 'Social Housing Management, Governance and Delivery in Ireland: Ten Years of Reform on Seven Estates'. Housing Studies, 25 :317-334 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Celtic Tiger in Collapse: explaining the weaknesses of the Irish model by Peadar Kirby'
O'Connell C (2010) 'Celtic Tiger in Collapse: explaining the weaknesses of the Irish model by Peadar Kirby'. Irish Journal of Public Policy, 2 (1) Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Reform and Responsibility: Critical Perspectives on Tenant Participation'
O'Connell C.; (2009) 'Reform and Responsibility: Critical Perspectives on Tenant Participation'. Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 20 (2/3):337-354 Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'State or Market? Meeting Social Housing Needs in Twenty-First Century Ireland'
O'Connell C (2009) 'State or Market? Meeting Social Housing Needs in Twenty-First Century Ireland'. Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 20 (2/3):253-268 Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Voices of Hidden Young Carers in Ireland'
O'Connell C. & Finnerty J.; (2009) 'Voices of Hidden Young Carers in Ireland'. Youth Studies Ireland, 4 (1) [Details]
(2005)'Reaching Maturity: An Analysis of the Housing Policy Review 1990 - 2000'
O'Connell Cathal; (2005) 'Reaching Maturity: An Analysis of the Housing Policy Review 1990 - 2000'. Cornerstone: Journal of the Homeless Agency, 12 (22):18-19 [Details]
(2002)'Local Authority Housing Management: Progress to date, impediments to future progress.European Joournal of Housing Research'
O'Connell Cathal & Norris Michelle; (2002) 'Local Authority Housing Management: Progress to date, impediments to future progress.European Joournal of Housing Research'. European Journal of Housing Policy, 2 (3):245-264 Globe icon [Details]
(2002)'How did they measure up? A Review of Government Housing Policy in Ireland 1997 - 2002'
O'Connell Cathal; (2002) 'How did they measure up? A Review of Government Housing Policy in Ireland 1997 - 2002'. Cornerstone: Journal of the Homeless Agency, * (December 2002):18-20 [Details]
(1999)'Housing Policy Review 1998'
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) 'Housing Policy Review 1998'. Administration, 47 (2):*-* [Details]
(1998)'Tenant Involvement in Estate Management'
O'Connell Cathal; (1998) 'Tenant Involvement in Estate Management'. Administration, 47 (2):*-* [Details]
(1995)'Towards a Theory of Urban Sustainability [B3892]'
O'Connell, Cathal; O'Tuama, S.; (1995) 'Towards a Theory of Urban Sustainability [B3892]'. Sociedad Urbana, 2 :125-141 [Details]
(1993)'Irish Housing Trends and Issues: The Role of Social Housing [B3890]'
O'Connell, Cathal; (1993) 'Irish Housing Trends and Issues: The Role of Social Housing [B3890]'. Administration, 41 (3):249-261 [Details]
(1994)'Irish Housing Policy: A Review of Recent Policy Measures'
O'Connell, Cathal; (1994) 'Irish Housing Policy: A Review of Recent Policy Measures'. Administration, 42 (2):251-272 [Details]

Books

YearPublication
(2008)Voices of Hidden Young Carers in Cork.
O'Connell C. & Finnerty J.; (2008) Voices of Hidden Young Carers in Cork. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency. Globe icon [Details]
(2007)The State and Housing in Ireland: Ideology, Policy and Practice.
O'Connell Cathal; (2007) The State and Housing in Ireland: Ideology, Policy and Practice. New York: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]
(2007)Defining Social Services in Europe: Between the Particular and the General.
O'Connell Cathal, Herrmann Peter, Brandstatter Albert; (2007) Defining Social Services in Europe: Between the Particular and the General. Bremen: Nomos. [Details]
(2006)Building on Reality An Evaluation of Responses to Housing Need in Cork.
Finnerty Joe and O'Connell Cathal; (2006) Building on Reality An Evaluation of Responses to Housing Need in Cork. Cork: Cork Social Housing Forum. [Details]
(1992)An Irish Journey [B3885].
O'Connell, Cathal; (1992) An Irish Journey [B3885]. : Ostersund University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'The changing regime of social housing policy and provision'
Finnerty, J., O’Connell, C. and O’Sullivan,S. (2016) 'The changing regime of social housing policy and provision' In: Mary Murphy and Fiona Dukelow (eds). The Irish Welfare State in the Twenty First Century. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
(2014)'50 Years of the Social Housing 'offer' in Ireland: The Casualisation Thesis Re-examined'
O'Connell C & Finnerty J (2014) '50 Years of the Social Housing 'offer' in Ireland: The Casualisation Thesis Re-examined' In: Lorcan Sirr (eds). Renting In Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(2014)'Housing Ladders and Snakes: An Examination of Changing Residential Tenure Trajectories in the Republic of Ireland'
O'Connell C & Finnerty J (2014) 'Housing Ladders and Snakes: An Examination of Changing Residential Tenure Trajectories in the Republic of Ireland' In: Padraic Kenna NUIG (eds). Contemporary Housing Issues in a Globalized World. UK: Asgate. Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Reforming Social Housing Management'
O'Connell C & Norris M (2014) 'Reforming Social Housing Management' In: Social Housing, Disadvantage, and Neighbourhood Liveability Ten Years of Change in Social Housing Neighbourhoods. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Reform and Responsibility: Critical Perspectives on Tenant Participation'
O'Connell C (2011) 'Reform and Responsibility: Critical Perspectives on Tenant Participation' In: Liam perker (eds). European Economic and Political Developments. New York: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]
(2011)'Citizenship and Social Exclusion in Limerick'
O'Connell C (2011) 'Citizenship and Social Exclusion in Limerick' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2010)'A Labour of Love? A Review of Experiences, Needs and Responses to Hidden Young Carers in Ireland'
O'Connell C & Finnerty J (2010) 'A Labour of Love? A Review of Experiences, Needs and Responses to Hidden Young Carers in Ireland' In: Highways, Crossroads and Cul de Sacs: Journeys into Irish Youth and Community Work. Bremen, Germany: Hochschul Verlag. Globe icon [Details]
(2005)'The Housing Market and Owner Occupation in Ireland'
O'Connell Cathal (2005) 'The Housing Market and Owner Occupation in Ireland' In: Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(2007)'The Housing Market and Owner Occupation in Ireland'
O'Connell Cathal; (2007) 'The Housing Market and Owner Occupation in Ireland' In: Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. The Netherlands: Springer. Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Meeting Social Housing Needs in Twenty First Century Ireland'
O'Connell C (2011) 'Meeting Social Housing Needs in Twenty First Century Ireland' In: Liam Parker (eds). European Economic and Political Developments. New York: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]
(2005)'The Collective Home? Recent Experiences of Social Housing in Europe'
O¿Connell. Cathal; (2005) 'The Collective Home? Recent Experiences of Social Housing in Europe' In: Utopia Between Corrupted Public Responsibility and Contested Modernity. New York: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]
(2005)'Living in the City: Ideals and Practices'
Keohane, K. & O'Connell, C.; (2005) 'Living in the City: Ideals and Practices' In: An Atlas of Cork. [Details]
(2003)'Housing in Ireland'
O'Connell C.; (2003) 'Housing in Ireland' In: An Encyclopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan. [Details]
(2003)'Housing Pressures in the Irish Countryside'
Finnerty, J. Guerin, D. and O Connell, C.; (2003) 'Housing Pressures in the Irish Countryside' In: Housing in the European Countryside. London: Routledge. [Details]
(1999)'Local Authorities as Landlords'
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) 'Local Authorities as Landlords' In: Social Housing In Ireland: Success, Failure and Lessons Learned. [Details]
(1999)'Globalisation: The Completion of the Destruction of Sustainability?'
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) 'Globalisation: The Completion of the Destruction of Sustainability?' In: Challenges for a Global Welfare System. [Details]
(1992)'The Evolution of the Irish Welfare State [B3886]'
O'Connell, Cathal; Powell, F. W.; (1992) 'The Evolution of the Irish Welfare State [B3886]' In: Sozialarbeit in Irland (Studies in Comparative and International Social Work). [Details]
(1999)'Local Authority Housing In Ireland'
O¿Connell C.; (1999) 'Local Authority Housing In Ireland' In: Social Housing In Ireland: A Study of Success Failure and Lessons Learned:. Dublin: Oaktree Press. [Details]
(2001)'Changing Approaches to Housing Management in the Republic of Ireland'
O'Connell Cathal; (2001) 'Changing Approaches to Housing Management in the Republic of Ireland' In: Housing in Northern Ireland and Comparisons with the Republic of Ireland. Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing. [Details]
(1991)'Socialpolitick in Ireland von heute'
F.W. Powell; (1991) 'Socialpolitick in Ireland von heute' In: Socialarbeit in Ireland. Berlin: Schauble Varlag. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2015)A Home for Life: The Housing and Support Needs of Clúid’s Older Tenants.
Fox. S., Kenny, L., Day, M. R., O’Connell, C., Finnerty, J., & Timmons, S. (2015) A Home for Life: The Housing and Support Needs of Clúid’s Older Tenants. Cluid Housing, Dublin. Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Children's Voices in Housing Estate Regeneration.
O'Connell, C., O'Sullivan, S, and Byrne, L. (2015) Children's Voices in Housing Estate Regeneration. IRC, DCYA, DECLG, Ireland. [Details]
(2005)Evaluation of The Cork Simon Community Settlement Project 2002-2005.
O'Connell Cathal & Finnerty Joe; (2005) Evaluation of The Cork Simon Community Settlement Project 2002-2005. Cork City Council, Cork. [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(1997)Evaluation of Possible Technological Options to Relieve the Saturation of Cities [B3889].
O'Connell, Cathal; (1997) Evaluation of Possible Technological Options to Relieve the Saturation of Cities [B3889]. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1993)Youth Needs in Moyross [B3888].
O'Connell, Cathal; Mulcahy, M.; Staunton, D.; (1993) Youth Needs in Moyross [B3888]. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1991)Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association.
Ó Tuama, S and O'Connell. C; (1991) Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1990)Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association.
Ó Tuama, S and O'Connell, C and McNamara, D ; (1990) Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Social Policy Association Social Policy Analysis01-SEP-00 / 31-DEC-15

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Director, Respond Housing Association Member of Board of Director2016 / 2019
Conceptual Space Plan Working Group Convenor2016 / 2016
Bord na Gaeilge, Colaiste na h-Ollscoile, Chorcai. Forbairt na gaeilge san ollscoil2015 / 2018
Board of Management Cork Educate Togetter National School Board member2015 / 2019
University College Cork Social Responsibility Committee Member2015 / 2017
College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Community Engagement Committee Co Chair2014 /
Board of Studies Centre of Adult and Continuing Education UCC Board of Studies Member2012 / 2015
College of Arts Quality Review Steering Group Member of Steering Group2011 / 2011
UCC President's Committee in Response to the Recession committee member2008 / 2008
Promotions and Establishment Committee, University College, Cork Committee Member2007 / 2013
School of Applied Social Studies Student Hardship Fund Committee Student Assistance2007 / 2012
School of Applied Social Studies Graduate Studies Evaluation of Post Graduate Applications2006 / 2013
School of Applied Social Studies, School Executive Committee School Executive2014 / 2017
School of Applied Social Studies Finance Committee Implementation of School Financial Decisions2011 / 2012
Board of Studies M.Plan (Planning and Sustainable Development) Oversight of M.Plan (Planning and Sustainable Development)2011 / 2012
Focus Ireland Research Advisory Group Advise on Research Strategy2007 / 2013
B.Soc.Sc Course Team Direct B.Soc.Sc (Hons) Degree1992 / 2012

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)Precarity and Good Culture,
Cathal O'Connell & Joe Finnerty (2017) Precariousness in labour and housing markets. [Plenary Lecture], Precarity and Good Culture, Newcastle UK , 06-JAN-17 - 08-JAN-17. [Details]
(2016)National Traveller Accommodation Conference 2016,
Cathal O'Connell (2016) Traveller Accommocation Conference. [Plenary Lecture], National Traveller Accommodation Conference 2016, UCC , 12-APR-16 - 12-APR-16. [Details]
(2014)ACE/EUCEN Lifelong Learning in Ireland: Mission, Vision and Practice,
O'Connell, C. and O'Sullivan, S. (2014) Tackling Educational Inequality in Regeneration Areas: Policy, Practice and Research. [Oral Presentation], ACE/EUCEN Lifelong Learning in Ireland: Mission, Vision and Practice, UCC , 01-DEC-14. [Details]
(1999)Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) Relief, Improvement and Power: Exploring the Moral Economies of Housing in a 19th Century Cork Neighbourhood. [Plenary Lecture], Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Holiday Inn Hotel, Belfast , 08-MAY-99 - 09-MAY-99. [Details]
(2014)The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth 5th International Conference “Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts”,
O'Sullivan, S. and O'Connell, C. (2014) Having Our Say: Children’s Voices in Housing Estate Regeneration. [Oral Presentation], The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth 5th International Conference “Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts”, University of Sheffield, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth , 02-JUL-14. [Details]
(1995)Sustainable Transition for Ukraine,
O'Connell Cathal; (1995) Sustainable Social Policy: Issues for Ukraine. [Plenary Lecture], Sustainable Transition for Ukraine, DonSuet: Donetsk State University for Economics and Trade , 29-MAR-95 - 31-MAR-95. [Details]
(1994)Department of Social Studies, University of Dublin Seminar Series,
O'Connell Cathal; (1994) Approaches to Housing Research: The Tenure Question. [Plenary Lecture], Department of Social Studies, University of Dublin Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin , 24-FEB-94 - 24-FEB-94. [Details]
(1993)American Conference of Irish Studies (ACIS),
O'Connell Cathal; (1993) Irish Housing Policy: A Critical Analysis. [Plenary Lecture], American Conference of Irish Studies (ACIS), Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA , 14-APR-93 - 16-APR-93. [Details]
(1991)European Centre for Community Education Annual Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1991) The Development and Structure of the Irish Welfare State. [Plenary Lecture], European Centre for Community Education Annual Conference, Department of Social Administration and Social Work, U.C.C , 15-MAR-91 - 16-MAR-91. [Details]
(1990)Departmental Seminar Series, Dept. Social Theory and Institutions, U.C.C,
O'Connell C, O'Tuama S, McNamara D.; (1990) Power Politics and participation in Cork: A Case study in Community action and research in the Marsh, Cork. [Plenary Lecture], Departmental Seminar Series, Dept. Social Theory and Institutions, U.C.C, U.C.C , 15-MAR-90 - 15-MAR-90. [Details]
(2006)European Network of Housing Researchers,
O'Connell Cathal & Finnerty Joe; (2006) Homeless Settlement Strategies in Ireland: An Evaluation. [Plenary Lecture], European Network of Housing Researchers, Lubjana, Slovakia , 03-JUL-06 - 07-JUL-06. [Details]
(2005)Innovation in the Public Sector, Annual Government Conference, Dept of Government, UCC,
O'Connell Cathal; (2005) Sustainable Responses to Homelessness in Cork City. [Plenary Lecture], Innovation in the Public Sector, Annual Government Conference, Dept of Government, UCC, O'Rahilly Building U.C.C , 23-SEP-05 - 24-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)Irish Housing Practitioners Annual Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (2004) Sustainable Social Housing: Local Authority and Tenants Perspectives. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Housing Practitioners Annual Conference, Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo , 11-MAR-04 - 12-MAR-04. [Details]
(2003)Irish Social Policy Association Annual Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (2003) Housing Management in Irish Social Housing: A Report on Recent Progress. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Royal Dublin Hotel , 05-SEP-03 - 05-SEP-03. [Details]
(1999)Irish Social Policy Association Annual Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) Local Authority Housing Management In Ireland: Issues for the New Millenium. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Social Policy Association Annual Conference, University College, Dublin , 24-SEP-99 - 25-SEP-99. [Details]
(1999)Cork Corporation Housing Workshop,
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) Delivering Better Housing In Cork City. [Plenary Lecture], Cork Corporation Housing Workshop, Gold Coast Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Cork , 05-MAR-99 - 06-MAR-99. [Details]
(1998)Affordable Accommodation: A Trade Union Issue and a Human Right. SIPTU / CPSU Joint Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1998) The Role of Housing in Social Exclusion. [Plenary Lecture], Affordable Accommodation: A Trade Union Issue and a Human Right. SIPTU / CPSU Joint Conference, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin 1 , 23-SEP-98 - 23-SEP-98. [Details]
(1998)Cork Corporation Housing Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1998) Strategies to Improve Local Authority Housing Management. [Plenary Lecture], Cork Corporation Housing Conference, Shandon Court Hotel, Cork , 14-NOV-98 - 14-NOV-98. [Details]
(1998)Institute of Public Administration Annual Housing Practitioners Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1998) Public Housing as a Catlyst for Social Change. [Plenary Lecture], Institute of Public Administration Annual Housing Practitioners Conference, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly , 04-JUN-98 - 04-JUN-98. [Details]
(1996)Sustainable Development in the Former CIS,
O'Connell Cathal; (1996) Social Policy in a Transitional Economy. [Plenary Lecture], Sustainable Development in the Former CIS, DonSUET: Donetsk State University for Economics and Trade , 05-MAY-96 - 10-MAY-96. [Details]
(1996)Threshold Annual Review Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1996) Housing towards the Year 2000 and beyond. [Plenary Lecture], Threshold Annual Review Conference, Jury's Inn Cork , 02-FEB-96 - 02-FEB-96. [Details]
(1994)Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Irish Housing Institute,
O'Connell Cathal; (1994) An Overview of The Irish Housing System and Recent Policy Measures. [Plenary Lecture], Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Irish Housing Institute, Newcastle Co. Down , 23-MAR-94 - 23-MAR-94. [Details]
(1994)Annual Conference of the Irish Housing Institute,
O'Connell Cathal; (1994) The Development of Housing Education in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Annual Conference of the Irish Housing Institute, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 , 15-OCT-94 - 16-OCT-94. [Details]
(1993)Co-operation North Housing Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1993) Homelessness past and future: A Global Perspective. [Plenary Lecture], Co-operation North Housing Conference, Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, Co. Louth , 07-OCT-93 - 08-OCT-93. [Details]
(1993)Irish Council for Social Housing Annual COnference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1993) Irish Housing Trends and Issues: The Role of Social Housing. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Council for Social Housing Annual COnference, Jury's Hotel, Dublin , 21-MAY-93 - 22-MAY-93. [Details]
(1993)CESR Seminar Series,
O'Connell Cathal; (1993) Housing and Tenure Research In Ireland. [Oral Presentation], CESR Seminar Series, Centre for European Social Research, UCC , 09-DEC-93 - 09-DEC-93. [Details]
(2008)European Network of Housing Researchers 2008,
Cathal O'Connell & Joe Finnerty; (2008) Annual Conference. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Network of Housing Researchers 2008, University College Dublin , 07-JUL-08 - 11-JUL-08. [Details]
(2009)Boom to Bust: Conference on Collapse of the Celtic Tiger,
Cathal O'Connell; (2009) Social Exclusion and Urban Deprivation: A Social Policy Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Boom to Bust: Conference on Collapse of the Celtic Tiger, University College Cork , 22-SEP-09 - 22-SEP-09. [Details]
(2011)National Local Government Housing Conference 2011,
O'Connell Cathal (2011) Housing Poverties and Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Irish Housing. [Plenary Lecture], National Local Government Housing Conference 2011, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghare, Co. Dublin , 20-OCT-11 - 20-OCT-11. [Details]
(2012)Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century: ‘New’ Poverties, Social Justice and Human Rights:,
O'Connell Cathal & Finnerty Joe (2012) From Ladders to Snakes: New Poverties in Irish Housing. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century: ‘New’ Poverties, Social Justice and Human Rights:, ISS21 UCC , 02-MAR-12 - 02-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)Environment, Planning and Sustainability: UCC Colloquium Series 2011/12,
O'Connell C (2011) The University and the City. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Environment, Planning and Sustainability: UCC Colloquium Series 2011/12, M.Plan UCC , 30-NOV-11 - 30-NOV-11. [Details]
(2012)Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe,
C.O'Connell & J. Finnerty (2012) International Housing Conference. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe, NUI Galway , 05-MAY-12 - 05-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)National Social Housing Conference,
O'Connell C (2012) Drivers of Change in Irish Social Housing. [Plenary Lecture], National Social Housing Conference, Irish Management Institute, Sandyford, Co. Dublin , 16-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]
(2014)The Irish Welfare State in and after crisis,
O'Connell, C. and O'Sullivan, S. (2014) Regeneration and Austerity: A Case Study of Policy Contradictions. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Welfare State in and after crisis, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC , 28-MAR-14. [Details]
(1999)Allihies Social Theory Conference,
O'Connell Cathal; (1999) Relief Improvement and Power: Cultivated Citizens and Housing Provision in the 19th century. [Plenary Lecture], Allihies Social Theory Conference, Allihies, Co. Cork , 04-SEP-99 - 06-SEP-99. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Limerick Corporation Town Clerk and Housing Officer01-AUG-83 / 30-SEP-88
Department of Social Theory and Institutions UCC Tutor in Sociology/
Department of Social Administration and Social Work, UCC Tutor & Teaching Assistant (temporary)/
Department of Social Theory and Institutions Tutor in Sociology/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1987UCC B.Soc.Sc.
1991UCC Master of Social Science
1994NUI Ph.D.
2005UCC Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Outreach Activities

 Description

From June 2013 to June 2015 I served as Chairperson of the Working Group on Infrastructure and Services for Older Persons.  This working group was established as part of a joint initiative between Cork County Council, Cork City Council, HSE (South) and a range of other statutory, community, and voluntary bodies concerned with planning for an ageing population.
Based on extensive consultation and research the working group devised policy proposals and strategies which will be integrated and implemented by the member organisations to ensure properly planned, accessible services and infrastructure for Irish society in the years ahead as the proportion of older persons in Irish society grows.  

I was re-appointed as community representative to the Board of management of Cork Educate Together National School, Grattan Street, Cork in September 2016 for a three year term. 

I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Respond Housing Association in the summer of 2016 for a three year term.  Respond Housing is one of the largest social housing providers in Ireland with over 7,000 homes under management across Ireland.  The mission of Respond Housing is to alleviate poverty and work to end homelessness through the provision of secure, affordable social housing.

Community Engagement and Outreach
As Co-Chair, with Dr Angela Veale (School of Applied Psychology), of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Community Engagement Committee I have co-ordinated the annual Community Partners Celebration Event held in the Aula Maxima UCC in 2015 and 2016. These events see upwards of 150 community partners invited to UCC to acknowledge and celebrate community engagement in all its diversity. 

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Geojournal Referee01-FEB-10 - 28-FEB-10
Policy And Politics Referee03-JAN-11 - 31-DEC-11
Administration Referee02-JAN-12 - 30-JUL-12

Other Activities

 Description

I have been External Examiner in Social Policy at Waterford Institute of Technology 2004-2007 and Trinity College Dublin 2013-2016 at undergraduate and PhD levels.
I have served on many interview boards for administrative and academic appointments (to Professorial level)  within University College Cork and in other third level institutions, schools and public and private sector bodies, 


Teaching Interests

Teaching and Learning Approach
I believe that teaching is a core responsibility of the university of equal standing to other academic responsibilities. I undertake all assigned teaching duties and do not "outsource" my teaching or examining or engage in teaching buyout. I am a trained university teacher having successfully completed the Certificate in Teaching and Learning in 2005.  As part of my ongoing professional development as a teacher I keep abreast of innovations and developments in teaching practice and techniques and adopt an evidence based approach to enhance my teaching performance.

I have a extensive experience identifying opportunities to establish new programmes, academic and professional, and have been inviolved in the set up of virtually all programmes in the School of Applied Social Studies over the past 20 years. These include the MSW (Social Work), BSW (Social Work) for which I have acted as Recent programmes which I have been centrall involved in establishing in UCC include the M.Plan in Planning and Sustatinable Development (established 2006), PhD (Social Science GREP) (established 2008) and the M.Soc.Sc (Youth Work, Sports Studies and Community Arts) which will enrol students from September 2013. 

Teaching and Examining Responsibilities
In keeping with established practice within the Schoolof Applied Social Studies, I teach on a wide range of programmes, from first year undergraduate to PhD level, within and outside the School of Applied Social Studies.  These programmes include:
B.Soc.Sc Years 1-3 (Course Director and Year Co-ordinator B.Soc.Sc Year 3)
BSW Year 1
B.Sc (Government) Year 4
M.Soc.Sc (Social Policy) (Programme Founder as M.A. Social Services Administration)
M.Soc.Sc (Thirds Sector Management)
M.Plan (Planning and Sustainable Development) Programme Co-Founder & Deputy Chairperson of Board of Studies and Deputy Chairperson
PhD (Social Science GREP) Programme Co-Founder & Member of Course Executive.

Academic Management and Administration Responsibilities
I carry an extensive workload in relation to programme management responsibilities ranging from undergraduate to post graduate and professionally validated programmes:
B.Soc.Sc:  Course Director and Year Co-ordinator B.Soc.Sc Year 3)
B.Sc (Government) Membre of Board of Studies
M.Soc.Sc (Social Policy) (Programme Founder as M.A. Social Services Administration & current member of Course Team)
M.Plan (Planning and Sustainable Development) Programme Co-Founder & Deputy Chairperson of Board of Studies and membr of Royal Town Planning Institute Programme Partnership Accreditation Board
PhD (Social Science GREP) Programme Co-Founder & Member of Course Executive.


External Examiner Responsibilities
In addition to my UCC based teaching, learning and course management responsibilities I have also acted as external examiner for a range of other educational inistitutions.  

2013 - 2016 Social Policy External Examiner University of Dublin (TCD) 
2011 PhD External Examiner University of Dublin (TCD)
2010 Special External Examiner Social Policy University College Dublin
2005 - 2009 Social Policy External Examiner Waterford Institute of Technology
1997 - 2000 B.Sc (Housing and Professional Practice) University of Ulster
1997 - 2005 Social policy examiner National Social Work Qualifications Board (Now CORU) 

Course Review Panels
2012   Chairperson Programme Approval Panel Certificate /Diploma in Genealogy UCC
2011 - 2013 Member of the HETAC (now Qualifications Ireland) programme review panel for the B.A. (Housing and Community Studies) offered by Respond College.  

 
 

 
 
 
 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Comparative Social Policy II SS3027Comparative Social Policy II
2018The Politics of Racism SS3015The Politics of Racism
2018Issues in Planning and Sustainable Development SS3033Issues in Planning and Sustainable Development