Research Profile

Joseph Finnerty

Biography

I have taught on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Applied Social Studies since 1999. Reflecting some of my research interests and community engagement, this teaching has covered topics in housing and homelessness, social indicators and poverty measurement, and survey methods.
I have also researched in the area of young carers in Cork and teenage drug users in Waterford.

In the housing and homelessness area, I am one of the coordinators of the Welfare Policy, Homelessness and Social Exclusion working group in the European Network of Housing Researchers
 http://www.enhr.net/welfarepolicy.php

I have acted as referee for the journals Housing Studies, Housing Policy Debate, The European Journal of Homelessness, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Journal of Co-operative Studies and the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, and as rapporteur for the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). 

For many years, I served on the board of Cork Simon, a NGO providing services to, and lobbying for progressive policy changes re homeless persons. I served as an academic member of the Street Support – Safer Saturdays project advisory group, a project run by Cork Simon.

I am currently a member of the Homeless Sub-Group of the Children and Young People's Services Committee Cork  (formerly the Cork-Kerry Youth out of Home Forum) which serves as an exchange of ideas and for advocacy in relation to services for young out of home persons, and for homeless accompanied children, in the Cork region. 

Research Interests

My current research interests are in the areas of entries into and exits from homelessness, precarity in the private rental sector, housing tenure trajectories, and the role of indicators in anti-poverty policy.

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Dr. Katharina SwirakGaltan EvaluationResearch Assistant

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'The Right to Housing'
Donnelly, D, Finnerty, J. and O'Connell, C. (2020) 'The Right to Housing' In: O’hAdhmaill, F. and McCann, G. (eds.). Critical Perspectives on International Human Rights and Social Policy: Global Welfare and Development. Bristol: Policy Press. Bristol, England: Policy Press.   [Details]
(2016)'Social housing policy and provision: A changing regime?'
Finnerty J.;O’Connell C.;O’Sullivan S. (2016) 'Social housing policy and provision: A changing regime?' In: The Irish Welfare State in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Change. [DOI] [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. (Ed) Lorcan Sirr. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(2014)'Housing Ladders and Snakes: An Examination of Changing Residential Tenure Trajectories in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnerty, J;O'Connell, C (2014) 'Housing Ladders and Snakes: An Examination of Changing Residential Tenure Trajectories in the Republic of Ireland' In: CONTEMPORARY HOUSING ISSUES IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2014)'Preventing and ending homelessness for adults with mental health disabilities in Ireland: Realities and aspirations'
Finnerty J. (2014) 'Preventing and ending homelessness for adults with mental health disabilities in Ireland: Realities and aspirations' In: Homelessness: Prevalence, Impact of Social Factors and Mental Health Challenges. [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.   [Details]
(2008)'Homelessness policy and housing options in three European countries: Ireland, Scotland and Norway'
Anderson, I., E. Dyb, J. Finnerty ; (2008) 'Homelessness policy and housing options in three European countries: Ireland, Scotland and Norway' In: Perspectives on Irish homelessness. Dublin: Homeless Agency. [Details]
(2005)'Social Indicators: Pitfalls and Promise'
Finnerty, J.; (2005) 'Social Indicators: Pitfalls and Promise' In: Utopia Between Corrupted Public Responsibility and Contested Modernisation. [Details]
(2003)'Ireland'
Finnerty J.;Guerin D.;Connell C. (2003) 'Ireland' In: Housing in the European Countryside: Rural Pressure and Policy in Western Europe. [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2008)Hidden Voices: An Exploratory Study of Young Carers in Cork.
Finnerty, J. and C. O¿Connell; (2008) Hidden Voices: An Exploratory Study of Young Carers in Cork. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency. [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]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Home, Housing and Communities: Foundations for Inclusive Society'
Anderson, Isobel; Finnerty, Joe; McCall, Vikki (2020) 'Home, Housing and Communities: Foundations for Inclusive Society'. Social Inclusion, 8   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(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]
(2017)'Changing precarities in the Irish housing system: supplier-generated changes in security of tenure for domiciled households'
Finnerty J.;O’Connell C. (2017) 'Changing precarities in the Irish housing system: supplier-generated changes in security of tenure for domiciled households'. Global Discourse, 7 (4):473-488 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Futures of European welfare models and policies: seeking actual research questions, and new problem-solving arsenal for European welfare states'
Viia, A;Toots, A;Mali, BC;Kerbler, B;Overland, EF;Terk, E;Tafel-Viia, K;Kaivo-Oja, J;Finnerty, J;Considine, M;Sendi, R;Lassur, S (2016) 'Futures of European welfare models and policies: seeking actual research questions, and new problem-solving arsenal for European welfare states'. European Journal Of Futures Research, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The ‘Arc of prosperity’ revisited: Homelessness policy change in north western Europe'
Anderson, Isobel; Dyb, Evelyn; Finnerty, Joe (2016) 'The ‘Arc of prosperity’ revisited: Homelessness policy change in north western Europe'. Social Inclusion, 4 (4):108-124   [DOI] [Full Text] [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]
(2002)'HOMES FOR THE WORKING CLASSES? IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE-BUILDING CYCLES,1947-2002'
Finnerty, J.; (2002) 'HOMES FOR THE WORKING CLASSES? IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE-BUILDING CYCLES,1947-2002'. Saothar: Journal of The Irish Labour History Society, 27 (*):65-71 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Recent Trends and Developments in the Owner-Occupier Sector in Ireland'
Finnerty, J and O'Connell, C (2015) 'Recent Trends and Developments in the Owner-Occupier Sector in Ireland' 76 .   [Details]
(2010)'A new model of social housing?'
Finnerty, Joe; (2010) 'A new model of social housing?' Cornerstone, 42 :11-13.   [Details]
(2007)'Review of Norris, M. and D. Redmond (eds.) (2005) Housing Contemporary Ireland (Dublin: IPA)'
Finnerty, Joe; (2007) 'Review of Norris, M. and D. Redmond (eds.) (2005) Housing Contemporary Ireland (Dublin: IPA)' An Pleanail, (17) :*-*. [Details]
(2006)'Review of Norris, M. and D. Redmond (2005) (eds.) Housing Contemporary Ireland (Dublin: IPA)'
Finnerty, Joe; (2006) 'Review of Norris, M. and D. Redmond (2005) (eds.) Housing Contemporary Ireland (Dublin: IPA)' Housing Studies, Vol. 21 :793-795. [Details]
(2003)'Which way forward for public housing?'
Finnerty, J.; (2003) 'Which way forward for public housing?' Cornerstone, 15 :16-18. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2018)Evaluation of Housing Mutual Exchange Scheme.
O'Connell Cathal, Finnerty Joe, Amah Alex (2018) Evaluation of Housing Mutual Exchange Scheme. Cork City Council, Cork. [Details]
(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.   [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]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2017)A mixed methods exploration of the housing needs of older people in social housing, comparing standard and "sheltered" housing models.
Timmons, S;Kenny, L;Day, MR;O'Connell, C;Finnerty, J;Fox, S (2017) A mixed methods exploration of the housing needs of older people in social housing, comparing standard and "sheltered" housing models. LONDON: Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2016)EXPLORING THE HOUSING NEEDS OF MARGINALISED OLDER PEOPLE: A COMPARATIVE SURVEY OF THOSE LIVING IN 'MAINSTREAM' OR 'SHELTERED' SOCIAL HOUSING.
Fox, S;Kenny, L;Day, MR;O'Connell, C;Finnerty, J;Timmons, S (2016) EXPLORING THE HOUSING NEEDS OF MARGINALISED OLDER PEOPLE: A COMPARATIVE SURVEY OF THOSE LIVING IN 'MAINSTREAM' OR 'SHELTERED' SOCIAL HOUSING. OXFORD: Abstract [Details]
(2016)A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE HOUSING NEEDS OF MARGINALISED OLDER PEOPLE IN SOCIAL HOUSING: FOCUS-GROUPS WITH 'MAINSTREAM' AND 'SHELTERED' TENANTS.
Kenny, L;Day, MR;O'Connell, C;Finnerty, J;Timmons, S;Fox, S (2016) A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE HOUSING NEEDS OF MARGINALISED OLDER PEOPLE IN SOCIAL HOUSING: FOCUS-GROUPS WITH 'MAINSTREAM' AND 'SHELTERED' TENANTS. OXFORD: Abstract [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2016)Poor and homeless in the sunshine state-down and out in theme park nation.
Finnerty, J (2016) Poor and homeless in the sunshine state-down and out in theme park nation. DORDRECHT: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2015)Housing Law, Rights and Policy.
Finnerty, J (2015) Housing Law, Rights and Policy. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)What is Social Policy? Understanding the Welfare State.
Finnerty, J (2012) What is Social Policy? Understanding the Welfare State. Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Housing contemporary Ireland: Policy, society and shelter.
Finnerty, J (2006) Housing contemporary Ireland: Policy, society and shelter. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Housing contemporary Ireland: Policy, society and shelter.
Finnerty, J (2006) Housing contemporary Ireland: Policy, society and shelter. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)P. Cloke, J. May and S. Johnsen: Swept up lives?: Re-envisioning the homeless city.
Joe Finnerty (2011) P. Cloke, J. May and S. Johnsen: Swept up lives?: Re-envisioning the homeless city. Netherlands: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Understanding Housing Policy (2nd ed.).
Joe Finnerty (2012) Understanding Housing Policy (2nd ed.). UK: Book Reviews [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2016)Researching Homelessness: Challenging Exclusion?.
Anderson, I;Hrast, MF;Finnerty, J (2016) Researching Homelessness: Challenging Exclusion?. LISBON: Editorship [DOI] [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2004)'Return to Social Housing Preferable'.
Finnerty, J. and C. O'Connell; (2004) 'Return to Social Housing Preferable'. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2001)Social Housing, Tenure and Housing Allowance: An International Review.
Ditch, J. et al. (Eds.); (2001) Social Housing, Tenure and Housing Allowance: An International Review. London: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)The Irish private rented sector/The private rented sector abroad.
Finnerty, Joe; Guerin, Donal; Galligan, Yvonne; (2000) The Irish private rented sector/The private rented sector abroad. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Research Report

 YearPublication
(2016)An Evaluation of Galtan Housing Association Limited.
O'Connell Cathal, Finnerty Joe, Swirak Kathi (2016) An Evaluation of Galtan Housing Association Limited. Cork: Research Report [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Observatory on Homelessness Research Advisor01-DEC-11 /
European Network of Housing Researchers Joint co-ordinator of homelessness workshop31-AUG-07 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)European Network of Housing Researchers Annual Conference 2014,
Joe Finnerty (2014) An analysis of the widespread adoption of policies to end homelessness, with a Republic of Ireland case study. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Network of Housing Researchers Annual Conference 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland . [Details]
(2013)European Network of Housing Research Conference 2013,
Y. Okamoto and J. Finnerty (2013) Yoshihiro Okamoto and Joe Finnerty. A comparative study on the role and significance for the discretionary assistance of tenants of tenants who are broadly homeless, by the landlords between Ireland and Japan. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Network of Housing Research Conference 2013, Tarragona, Spain . [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)Housing: Local Markets and Local Welfare in a Globalized World,
Finnerty, J., Yokamoto, O. (2012) Comparison of Trends in Homelessness in Japan and Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Housing: Local Markets and Local Welfare in a Globalized World, Lilliehammer, Norway , 24-JUN-12 - 27-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)European Network of Housing Research Conference 2011,
Joe Finnerty (2011) Irish homelessness policy at a crossroads. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Network of Housing Research Conference 2011, Toulouse, France . [Details]
(2010)European Network of Housing Research Conference 2010,
Joe Finnerty (2010) Homelessness in an Irish city - changing policies in a turbulent environment. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Network of Housing Research Conference 2010, Istanbul, Turkey . [Details]
(2009)European Network of Housing Research Conference 2009,
Joe Finnerty (2009) Homelessness Policy in Ireland in Testing Times. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Network of Housing Research Conference 2009, Prague . [Details]
(2008)European Network of Housing Research Conference 2008,
Joe Finnerty and Cathal O'Connell (2008) Homelessness policy and provision in Ireland - a Cork city case study. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Network of Housing Research Conference 2008, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2012)Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe,
Joe Finnerty and Cathal O'Connell (2012) Changing tenure trajectories in contemporary Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe, NUIG, Galway , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)New Housing Poverties in Contemporary Ireland,
Joe Finnerty and Cathal O'Connell (2012) Safety Nets under Strain. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], New Housing Poverties in Contemporary Ireland, University College Cork , 02-MAR-12 - 02-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty Summer School,
Joe Finnerty (2012) Housing poverty data in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty Summer School, University College Cork , 18-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty Summer School,
Joe Finnerty (2012) Poverty Methods Summer School. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty Summer School, University College Cork , 18-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12. [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]
(2007)ENHR conference,
Finnerty, Joe; (2007) unknown. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ENHR conference, Rotterdam , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [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]
(2004)ENHR conference,
Finnerty, Joe; (2004) Trends in private renting in Cork City. [Oral Presentation], ENHR conference, Cambridge , 01-JUL-04 - 01-JUL-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork Simon Community Board of Directors Member of Board of Directors1999 / 2012
Cork-Kerry Youth Out of Home Forum board member2008 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer in Applied Social Studies01-JAN-99 /
University College Cork Contract Researcher01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-99
Nexus Research, Dublin Researcher01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1981TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN B.A.unknown

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021Introduction to Planning and Sustainable Development SS5027Introduction to Planning and Sustainable Development
2021Research Project (H Dip Social Policy) SS5400Research Project (H Dip Social Policy)
2021Social Research Report SS3031Social Research Report

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Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Cathal O'Connell School of Applied Social StudiesIRELAND

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