Lecturer
Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Hilary Jenkinson has been a lecturer at the School of Applied Social Studies since 1994.  Previously she worked in youth work, residential childcare, and as a researcher. Currently Hilary teaches in the areas of groupwork and social work with young people across a number of courses in the school including, the Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programmes.
   
Hilary is Director of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in the School of Applied Social Studies.
  
Hilary is a research associate with the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), and a member of the children and youth research cluster. Her research interests include staff support and supervision in youth work, young people's experiences of social work, and youth workers' experiences of challenging behaviour.
  

Hilary is a peer reviewer for the journal Child Care in Practice

Research Interests

Hilary commenced her career in the Department of Applied Social Studies as a Research Officer carrying out action research in an arts based pilot project in Tralee, for young people who had left school early. Her research focus has continued in the area of youth and has focused on both early school leaving, and developing a social work curriculum which adequately prepares professionals to work effectively with young people. In subsequent years her research focus has also encompassed the area of stress, staff support and supervision within the helping professions and she provides consultancy to a number of agencies in relation to the above. 

She has made a significant contribution in relation to researching and collating information regarding the history and development of youth work in Ireland.
 
She has also made a contribution to the literature within a social work context regarding developing best practice with social work with adolescents. In addition she has made contributions to youth work publications regarding the prevalence of stress and the importance of receiving adequate support and supervision within the profession. She has recently published a paper in Child & Youth Services entitled 'The importance and benefits of supervision for youth work practice' (Vol 31, Issue 3, pp157-169).
  
In 2010 Hilary carried out a piece of research which explored the experiences of youth workers dealing with challenging behaviour within a youth work setting. This is a qualitative study involving over 40 youth work practitioners in Ireland. The aims of the study are to explore the nature of challenging behaviour within a youth work context, and also identify effective practice in managing this behaviour. She has presented a number conference papers on this topic and has had an article recently published in Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties entitled 'Youth workers' experiences of challenging behaviour: lessons for practice'

Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 16: 1, 35 ¿ 46 (2011)
 
Hilary's current research project concerns the changes and developments which have occurred in the youth work sector in Ireland over the past decade, and the factors which have influenced these developments. This has invovled carrying out interviews with people centrally involved with Irish youth work in order to elicit a representative and grounded picture of the journey travelled and issues arising in the sector.


Hilary is a research associate with the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), and is a member of the children and youth research cluster.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(1996)'The Development of Youth Work in Ireland'
Jenkinson, H. ; (1996) 'The Development of Youth Work in Ireland' In: Youth and Community Work Course Reader Centre for Adult and Continuing Education. [No details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Youth Work in Ireland - A Decade On'
Hilary Jenkinson (2013) 'Youth Work in Ireland - A Decade On' Dublin Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'The Mutual Benefits of Listening to Young People in Care, with a Particular Focus on Grief and Loss: An Irish Foster Carer's Perspective'
Murphy, Deirdre and Jenkinson, Hilary (2012) 'The Mutual Benefits of Listening to Young People in Care, with a Particular Focus on Grief and Loss: An Irish Foster Carer's Perspective' Taylor and Francis, UK Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'`Youth workers' experiences of challenging behaviour: lessons for practice''
Jenkinson, H; (2011) '`Youth workers' experiences of challenging behaviour: lessons for practice'' London Globe icon [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'An exploration of the importance of supervision practice in the voluntary sector'
Jenkinson, Hilary; (2011) 'An exploration of the importance of supervision practice in the voluntary sector' UK Globe icon [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)''The Importance and Benefits of Supervision in Youth Work Practice''
Jenkinson, H; (2009) ''The Importance and Benefits of Supervision in Youth Work Practice'' Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2000)'Youth Work in Ireland: The Struggle for Identity'
Jenkinson, H. ; (2000) 'Youth Work in Ireland: The Struggle for Identity' [Full Text] [Details]
(1999)'Working Effectively with Adolescents'
Jenkinson, H. ; (1999) 'Working Effectively with Adolescents' [Full Text] [Details]
(1997)'Working with Youth and the Implications for Social Work Training'
Jenkinson, H. ; (1997) 'Working with Youth and the Implications for Social Work Training' [Full Text] [Details]
(1996)'Transforum Alley: Breaking New Ground in Youth Work [B3880]'
Jenkinson, Hilary; (1996) 'Transforum Alley: Breaking New Ground in Youth Work [B3880]' [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2002)'Implementing a family youth work programme'
Jenkinson, H. and Jary, H; (2002) 'Implementing a family youth work programme' Insight: Reflective Practice Journal YMCA Ireland, 1 (2) . [Details]
(2002)'The importance of being supervised'
Jenkinson, H; (2002) 'The importance of being supervised' Young People Now, (161) . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2010)International Youth and Youth Policy Conference: Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century
Jenkinson, H; (2010) Challenging behaviour in youth work settings ¿ lessons for practice International Youth and Youth Policy Conference: Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century [Details]
(2010)SEBDA International Conference, Transforming Troubled Lives
Jenkinson, H; (2010) Computers, and the relationship: the need for youth workers to develop new skills in responding to the challenging behaviour of young people SEBDA International Conference, Transforming Troubled Lives [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)Human Rights in Social Work,
Hilary Jenkinson, Lydia Sapouna, & Mary McGovern (2012) Human rights and social work in Ireland with a focus on the Irish experience of institutionalisation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Human Rights in Social Work, University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands , 12-MAR-12 - 16-MAR-12
(2010)Transforming Troubled Lives, SEBDA International Conference,
Jenkinson, H; (2010) Computers, and the relationship: the need for youth workers to develop new skills in responding to the challenging behaviour of young people. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Transforming Troubled Lives, SEBDA International Conference, Keble College, Oxford , 15-SEP-10 - 17-SEP-10
(2010)International Youth and Youth Policy Conference: Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century,
Jenkinson, H; (2010) Challenging behaviour in youth work settings - lessons for practice. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], International Youth and Youth Policy Conference: Meeting Youth Needs in the 21st Century, University College, Cork, Ireland , 12-MAY-10 - 12-MAY-10
(2009)YMCA National Conference,
Jenkinson, H; (2009) Responding to challenging behaviour in young people. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], YMCA National Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 15-OCT-09 - 15-OCT-09
(1995)The Future of Social Work in Ireland,
Jenkinson, H; (1995) Conference co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Future of Social Work in Ireland, UCC , 01-OCT-95 - 01-OCT-95

Published Reports

YearPublication
(1998)Responding to Early School Leaving in the Wexford Area.
Jenkinson, H. and McMahon, S. ; (1998) Responding to Early School Leaving in the Wexford Area. Wexford Area Partnership in conjunction with Social Studies Research Unit, UCC, Cork. [Details]
(1995)Move from the Margins: Youth in Kerry.
Jenkinson, H., Powell, F.W., Mulcahy, M.; (1995) Move from the Margins: Youth in Kerry. SPRU, Cork. [Details]

Non Published Reports

YearPublication
(1995)Move from the Margins - Evaluation Report on Kerry Diocesan Youth Service / Transforum Alley Social Policy Research Unit, UCC.
Jenkinson, H. ; (1995) Move from the Margins - Evaluation Report on Kerry Diocesan Youth Service / Transforum Alley Social Policy Research Unit, UCC. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork YMCA Board of Management *1995 / 1999

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Applied Social Studies, University College Cork College Lecturer/
University College Cork Research Assistant01-MAY-93 / 01-SEP-94
Nazareth Children's Home, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Assistant House Parent01-JAN-90 / 01-OCT-91

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1989University College Dublin Bachelor of Social Science
1993University College Cork MSW

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
YMCA Ireland

Provision of training and mentoring in relation to staff support and supervision policies and procedures in YMCA Ireland

Youth Work Ireland/Irish Youth Work Centre

Provision of consultancy training in Dealing with Challenging Behaviour in Young People for Youth Work Ireland/Irish Youth Work Centre

Reviews

 JournalRole
Child Care In Practice Referee

Other Activities

 Description

Research Related Consultancy

2001 - 2008: Implementing staff support and supervision policies and procedures in YMCA Ireland

2007 - present: Provision of consultancy training in Dealing with Challenging Behaviour in Young People for Youth Work Ireland/Irish Youth Work Centre

2007 - present: Provision of consultancy training in Supervision in Youth Work
For Youth Work Ireland/Irish Youth Work Centre

Teaching Interests

Hilary teaches in the areas of groupwork and social work with young people across a number of courses in the School, including the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Courses. She endeavours to apply principles of experiential and reflective learning models to her teaching which aim to advance students' learning through participation, reflection, interaction and reflection. Students are facilitated to engage in a process of critical analysis of professional knowledge in light of their own life and professional experiences, thus furthering the development of their own professional identities.