College Lecturer and Master of Social Work Deputy Director
Applied Social Studies
Ground Floor, Crossleigh House
Donovan'S Road
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-4903151
E: k.burns@ucc.ie

Kenneth Burns is a college lecturer and Deputy Director of the Master of Social Work course at University College Cork. He has worked as a social worker and social work team leader in child protection and welfare and continues to support practice in this area. His main research and teaching interests are in child protection policy and practice, staff retention, career pathways for newly-qualified social workers, child care proceedings in the District Court, professional supervision and community-based research (Science Shops).  

Kenneth is a founding member of the Social Work Development Unit (UCC) and the Child Protection and Welfare Conference and Research committee which is a joint partnership between the Social Work Development Unit (UCC), the Irish Association of Social Workers Southern Branch and the Child and Family Agency. 

Kenneth is a research associate with the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) and a member of the children and young people research cluster. Kenneth is the Principal Investigator for an inter-disciplinary research group on child care proceedings in ISS21 and a longitudinal study on social workers' retention in child protection.

He is also a founding member of Community-Academic Research Links, a community-based research initiative. Through Community-Academic Research Links, he is participating in a European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (EU FP7) project called Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society (PERARES, 2010-2014). Kenneth is a co-chairing the national group on community-based research for Campus Engage (Irish Universities Association)

Kenneth's was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (joint award with Caroline Shore). 

Kenneth provides independent professional supervision to qualified social workers through the Irish Association of Social Workers independent supervisors programme.

Child protection and welfare policy and practice, staff retention, career pathways for newly-qualified social workers, professional supervision, community based research (science shops), child care proceedings.
Kenneth is a research associate with the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) and a member of the children and young people research cluster. He is the Principal Investigator for an inter-disciplinary research group in ISS21 examining child care proceedings in the District Court. He is also a founding member of the UCC Science Shop research group.
Through Community Academic Research Links (CARL) (formerly UCC Science Shop), he is participating in a European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (EU FP7) project called Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society (PERARES). Kenneth is also an active member of community based research in UCC through CARL. 

Research projects
2011 - Present, Child Care Proceedings in the District Court. Click here to read more about this study.
2010 - 2014, Public Engagement in Research Research Engagement in Society PERARES (EU - FP7). Click here to read more about PERARES.
2003 - 2009, Job Retention and Turnover: A Study of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers in Ireland. Click here to read more about this study.

Student research supervision
SS3031 Social Research Report (B.Soc.Sc. 3)
SS5300 Dissertation (M.Soc.Sc. Social Policy)
SS6206 Thesis (M.S.W.)
SS6604 Research Project Supervision (M.Soc.Sc. in Third Sector Management)
Science Shop Research Projects
 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
ESF Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in EuropeEuropean Science Foundation19-AUG-1422-AUG-14€14,000.00
Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with SocietyEuropean Union01-MAY-1031-OCT-14€66,233.00

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Strengthening the Retention of Child Protection Workers: Career Preferences, Exchange Relationships and Employment Mobility.
Burns, K. (2012) Strengthening the Retention of Child Protection Workers: Career Preferences, Exchange Relationships and Employment Mobility. Bremen: EHV Academic Press. Globe icon [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2012)
Lynch, D. and Burns, K (Ed.). (2012) Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)
Burns, K. and Lynch, D (Ed.). (2008) Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: Contemporary Themes and Practice Perspectives. Dublin: A. & A. Farmar. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Book Review – Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care'
Kenneth Burns and Siobhan E. Walsh (2014) 'Book Review – Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care'. Critical Social Policy, 35 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Employment mobility or turnover? An analysis of child welfare and protection employee retention'
Burns, K. and Christie, C. (2013) 'Employment mobility or turnover? An analysis of child welfare and protection employee retention'. Children and Youth Services Review, 35 :340-346 Globe icon [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'An impossible task? Implementing the recommendations of child abuse inquiry reports in a context of 'high' workloads in child protection and welfare'
Burns, K. and MacCarthy, J. (2012) 'An impossible task? Implementing the recommendations of child abuse inquiry reports in a context of 'high' workloads in child protection and welfare'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 12 (1):25-37 Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Child Care Proceedings in the District Court: What Do We Really Know?'
Conor O'Mahony, Caroline Shore, Kenneth Burns and Aisling Parkes (2012) 'Child Care Proceedings in the District Court: What Do We Really Know?'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 15 (2):1-14 [Details]
(2011)''Career preference', `transients' and `converts': A study of social workers' retention in child protection and welfare'
Burns, K.; (2011) ''Career preference', `transients' and `converts': A study of social workers' retention in child protection and welfare'. British Journal of Social Work, 41 :520-538 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Book Review. Professional Decision Making in Social Work Practice by Brian Taylor'
Burns, K.; (2011) 'Book Review. Professional Decision Making in Social Work Practice by Brian Taylor'. Child and Family Social Work, 16 :365-366 [Details]
(2006)'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers'
Burns, K. & Christie, A. ; (2006) 'Editorial: Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 7 (2):6-17 Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2004)''Fabrication or induction of illness in a child: A critical review of labels and the literature using electronic libraries''
Burns, K.; (2004) ''Fabrication or induction of illness in a child: A critical review of labels and the literature using electronic libraries''. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 5 (1-2):74-92 Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2003)'Child protection in crisis: growing pains from a rapid period of expansion or back pain from the increased burden?'
Burns, K. & Murray, B. ; (2003) 'Child protection in crisis: growing pains from a rapid period of expansion or back pain from the increased burden?'. Irish Social Worker, 21 (1-2):13-16 [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'Child Welfare and Protection in Ireland: Déjà Vu all Over Again'
Buckley, H. and Burns, K. (2015) 'Child Welfare and Protection in Ireland: Déjà Vu all Over Again' In: Christie, A., Featherstone, B. and Walsh, T (eds). Social Work in Ireland: Continuities and Changes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2014)'Emerging Policy and Practices on Community-Based Research – Perspectives from the Island of Ireland'
McIlrath, L., Bates, C., Burns, K., Lyons, A., & Murphy, P. (2014) 'Emerging Policy and Practices on Community-Based Research – Perspectives from the Island of Ireland' In: Munck, R., McIlrath, L., Hall, B. and Tandon, R (eds). Higher Education and Community-Based Research: Creating a Global Vision. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Politics, democracy and protecting children'
Burns, K. and Lynch, D. (2012) 'Politics, democracy and protecting children' In: Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Community-engaged student research: online resources, real world impact'
Bates, C. and Burns, K. (2012) 'Community-engaged student research: online resources, real world impact' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland : Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge. [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Moving beyond 'case-management' supervision: Social workers' perspectives on professional supervision in child protection'
Burns, K.; (2012) 'Moving beyond 'case-management' supervision: Social workers' perspectives on professional supervision in child protection' In: Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Aftercare not afterthought: Supporting children in care's transition to adulthood'
Doyle, A., Mayock, P. and Burns, K. (2012) 'Aftercare not afterthought: Supporting children in care's transition to adulthood' In: Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)''Making a Difference': Exploring Job Retention Issues in Child Protection and Welfare Social Work'
Burns, K.; (2008) ''Making a Difference': Exploring Job Retention Issues in Child Protection and Welfare Social Work' In: Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: Contemporary Themes and Practice Perspectives. Dublin: A. & A. Farmar. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'Introduction. Context, Themes and Future Directions in Irish Child Protection and Welfare Social Work'
Lynch, D. and Burns, K. (2008) 'Introduction. Context, Themes and Future Directions in Irish Child Protection and Welfare Social Work' In: Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: Contemporary Themes and Practice Perspectives. Dublin: A. & A. Farmar. Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'Child Protection and Welfare Work: The Impact of Social Service Delivery on Employee Welfare', in'
Burns, K. ; (2007) 'Child Protection and Welfare Work: The Impact of Social Service Delivery on Employee Welfare', in' In: Changing Administration - Changing Society. Challenges for Current Social Policy. New York: Nova Sciences. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)What is Community-Based Research?.
Catherine O’Mahony, Kenneth Burns and Claire McDonnell (2014) What is Community-Based Research?. Campus Engage/Irish Univerities Association, Dublin. Globe icon [Details]
(2013)Sharing Good Practice at an Operational Level (Collated Report). PERARES Work Package Seven, Task 3, European Commission FP7.
Burns, K. (2013) Sharing Good Practice at an Operational Level (Collated Report). PERARES Work Package Seven, Task 3, European Commission FP7. PERARES/Living Knowledge, Bonn. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2006)Contemporary Issues in Early Years Education and Care, World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP Ireland), Conference Proceedings
Burns, K.; (2006) Service User As Educator? User Knowledges and Participation in Professional Education and Training . In: Hayes, N eds. Contemporary Issues in Early Years Education and Care, World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP Ireland), Conference Proceedings Dublin, [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2006)Special Edition on Asylum and Social Service Responses.
Christie, A. and Burns, K.; (2006) Special Edition on Asylum and Social Service Responses. Journal Volume Edited Globe icon [Details]

Electronic Source

 YearPublication
(2014)Practice Links - Issue 59.
Burns, K., Cuskelly, K., Eavan, B., Peet, S. and O'Driscoll, R. (2014) Practice Links - Issue 59. Electronic Source Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Practice Links.
Burns, K., Cuskelly, K., Peet, S. and Brady, E. (2014) Practice Links. Electronic Source Globe icon [Details]
(2013)Practice Links.
Burms, K.; Cuskelly, K.; Peet, S. (2013) Practice Links. Electronic Source Globe icon [Details]
(2012)Practice Links.
Burns, K. (2012) Practice Links. Cork: Electronic Source Globe icon [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2009)Job Retention and Turnover: A Study of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers in Ireland (PhD Thesis).
Burns, K.; (2009) Job Retention and Turnover: A Study of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers in Ireland (PhD Thesis). School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork: Thesis/Dissertation [Full Text] [Details]

Web Page

 YearPublication
(2013)4th Biennial National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference Website.
Burns, K. (2013) 4th Biennial National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference Website. Web Page Globe icon [Details]
(2011)3rd Biennial National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference and Research Website.
Burns, K.; (2011) 3rd Biennial National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference and Research Website. Web Page Globe icon [Details]
(2011)Social Work Development Unit Website.
Burns, K. ; (2011) Social Work Development Unit Website. Web Page Globe icon [Details]

Published Letters

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

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012President's Award for Excellence in Teaching University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Social Work Research Association Research23-JUN-14 /
Irish Association of Social Workers *01-JAN-95 / 30-DEC-99

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe,
Burns, K., Skivenes, M., Poso, T., Shore, C., O'Mahony, C. and Parkes, A. (2014) ESF Exploratory Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe, University College Cork, Ireland , 19-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe,
Parkes, A. Shore, C., Burns, K. and O’Mahony, C. (2014) Effective Participation in Child Care Proceedings in Ireland: Professional Perspectives. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe, University College Cork , 20-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)Making a Difference in Manchester,
Burns, K. (2014) Collaborative Research With and for Communities: No Problem, Sounds Easy . [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Making a Difference in Manchester, University of Salford, Manchester , 21-JUL-14 - 21-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Conversations for Change - Campus-Community Partnerships,
Burns, K., Murphy, P. and O'Mahony, C. (2014) Campus Engage/Irish Universities Association Symposium. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Conversations for Change - Campus-Community Partnerships, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 16-JUN-14 - 17-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)6th Living Knowledge Conference: An Innovative Civil Society: Impact through Co-creation and Participation,
Hansen, H, Vargiu, A., Willumsen, E. and Burns, K. (2014) Promoting health and social work students’ civic engagement and collaborative knowledge production:. [Oral Presentation], 6th Living Knowledge Conference: An Innovative Civil Society: Impact through Co-creation and Participation, Copenhagen, Denmark , 09-APR-14 - 11-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)European Colloquium on Socio-Legal Decision-Making Models in Child Protection,
Burns, K., Skivenes, M. and Poso, T. (2014) European Colloquium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Colloquium on Socio-Legal Decision-Making Models in Child Protection, University of Bergen, Norway , 30-JAN-14 - 31-JAN-14. [Details]
(2014)European Colloquium on Socio-Legal Decision-Making Models in Child Protection,
Burns, K., O'Mahony, C., Parkes, A., and Shore, C. (2014) District Court Child Care Proceedings in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Colloquium on Socio-Legal Decision-Making Models in Child Protection, University of Bergen, Norway , 30-JAN-14 - 31-JAN-14. [Details]
(2013)13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,
Burns, K., O’Mahony, C., Shore, C. and Parkes, A. (2013) Fit for Purpose? Professional Perspectives on District Court Child Care Proceedings. [Oral Presentation], 13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Burlington Hotel, Dublin , 15-SEP-13 - 18-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. New Agency, New Rights, New Systems: Are Children Any Safer,
Shore, C., Burns, K., Parkes, A., O’Mahony, C. (2013) Professional Perspectives on Childcare Proceedings in the Irish District Court. [Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. New Agency, New Rights, New Systems: Are Children Any Safer, University College Cork , 25-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Social Work, Twitter and Social Action,
Burns, K. and Cuskelly, K. (2013) Seminar. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Social Work, Twitter and Social Action, University College Cork , 02-SEP-13 - 02-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd European Social Work Research Conference,
Burns, K., Hansen, H., Vargiu, A., and Willumsen, E. (2013) Community-based research and social work students: Promoting students’ civic engagement and collaborative knowledge production. [Oral Presentation], 3rd European Social Work Research Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland , 20-MAR-13 - 22-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers' Forum,
Burns, K., Smith, B. and Byrnes, C. (2013) Community-based research (science shops): Meeting the research needs of civil society organisations while developing social work students' research skills. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers' Forum, University College Cork , 30-JAN-13 - 31-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013)Community Knowledge Initiative Public Lecture,
Burns, K. (2013) Community-engaged research: Sharing the Learning from CARL at UCC. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Community Knowledge Initiative Public Lecture, National University of Ireland, Galway , 16-APR-13 - 17-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)New agency, new rights, new systems: Are children any safer?,
Burns, K. (2013) 4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], New agency, new rights, new systems: Are children any safer?, University College Cork , 24-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers' Forum,
Burns, K. (2013) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers' Forum, University College Cork , 31-JAN-13 - 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)Summer School: Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty – Methods for the 21st Century,
Burns, K. and O'Mahony, C. (2012) Supporting the research needs of Civil Society Organisations:Concepts and application of community-based participatory research. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Summer School: Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty – Methods for the 21st Century, University College Cork , 19-JUN-12 - 19-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Re-imagining Research Relationships – Co-creating Knowledge in a Democratic Society. 5th Living Knowledge Conference,
McKenna, E., Martin, E. Bates, C. McCann, S., O’Mahony, C. and Burns, K. (2012) Leveraging policy to promote Community-Based Research in Higher Education Institutions – A workshop on what should and could work for you. [Oral Presentation], Re-imagining Research Relationships – Co-creating Knowledge in a Democratic Society. 5th Living Knowledge Conference, Bonn, Germany , 10-MAY-12 - 12-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Actioning Engagement Seminar,
Burns, K., O'Mahony, C. and Kingston, A. (2012) Community engaged research and community partnerships. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Actioning Engagement Seminar, Dublin City University/Higher Education Authority , 14-DEC-12 - 14-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012)The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland : Case Studies from the National Digital Learning Resources Service,
Bates, C. and Burns, K. (2012) Community-engaged student research: online resources, real world impact. [Oral Presentation], The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland : Case Studies from the National Digital Learning Resources Service, University of Limerick , 26-SEP-12 - 26-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)FOIST Research Seminar Series,
Burns, K. (2012) Social work and the welfare state in the Republic of Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], FOIST Research Seminar Series, Università degli Studi di Sassari/Laboratorio FOIST, Italy , 27-JUN-12 - 27-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Politiche Sociali, Democrazia E Protezione Dell’infanzia Conference,
Burns, K. and Lynch, D. (2012) Politics, democracy and protecting children. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Politiche Sociali, Democrazia E Protezione Dell’infanzia Conference, Università degli Studi di Sassari/Laboratorio FOIST, Italy , 26-JUN-12 - 26-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Protecting children post Ryan: Real or virtual change in an era of social crisis?,
Social Work Development Unit (UCC), Health Service Executive South and Irish Association of Social Workers Southern Branch; (2011) 3rd Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Protecting children post Ryan: Real or virtual change in an era of social crisis?, University College Cork , 28-OCT-11 - 28-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research,
Burns, K. ; (2011) Methodologies Summer School. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research, Univeristy College Cork , 20-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)School of Education and Social Work Research Seminar Series,
Burns, K.; (2011) Retaining social workers in child protection: The influence of career pathways, social exchanges and 'myths'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of Education and Social Work Research Seminar Series, University of Sussex , 24-JAN-11 - 24-JAN-11. [Details]
(2011)Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research. Summer School,
Bantry White, E. and Burns, K.; (2011) Workshop. Making use of evidence from systematic reviews in an Irish context. [Oral Presentation], Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research. Summer School, University College Cork , 20-JUN-11 - 20-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Protecting children post Ryan: Real or virtual change in an era of social crisis?. 3rd Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference,
Burns, K.; (2011) The Mixed Economy of Care and the Privatisation of Certain Child Protection Services. [Oral Presentation], Protecting children post Ryan: Real or virtual change in an era of social crisis?. 3rd Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference, University College Cork , 28-OCT-11 - 28-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Health Care and Children's Rights,
Kilkelly, U., O'Mahony, C. and Burns, K.; (2011) Constitutional Reform Seminar Series. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health Care and Children's Rights, University College Cork , 18-FEB-11 - 18-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011)Social Work Educators and Researchers' Forum,
Hurley, M., Lynch, D., Rice, R., Shore, C. and Burns, K.; (2011) Facilitation of Professional Formation through Small Group Teaching and Learning on the MSW. [Oral Presentation], Social Work Educators and Researchers' Forum, University of Ulster , 20-JAN-11 - 20-JAN-11. [Details]
(2011)Engaging Minds. Active Learning, Participation and Collaboration in Higher Education. NAIRTL's 5th Annual Conference on Higher Education,
Burns, K., Scully, S. and O'Mahony, C.; (2011) Community Based Research to Enhance Student Learning. [Oral Presentation], Engaging Minds. Active Learning, Participation and Collaboration in Higher Education. NAIRTL's 5th Annual Conference on Higher Education, National University of Ireland Galway , 09-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Science Shop Opening Event in Education, Ethics and Health,
O'Mahony, C. and Burns, K.; (2011) Science Shop Structures: UCC Science Shop Research Process. [Poster Presentation], Science Shop Opening Event in Education, Ethics and Health, Université Laval, Québec, Canada , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Constitutional Reform Seminar Series,
Burns, K., Kilkelly, U. and O'Mahony, C.; (2010) Children's Rights and Child Protection. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Constitutional Reform Seminar Series, University College Cork , 19-NOV-10 - 19-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)CWRU Research Seminar Series,
Burns, K.; (2010) Strategies for Promoting Child Protection Social Workers' Retention in a Climate of Fiscal Austerity. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], CWRU Research Seminar Series, Lancaster University , 03-NOV-10 - 03-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)JSWEC 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference,
Burns, K.; (2010) Why are they Staying? Retaining Social Workers in Child Protection and Welfare in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], JSWEC 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference, University of Hertfordshire , 30-JUN-10 - 02-JUL-10. [Details]
(2010)All Ireland Social Work Education and Research Forum,
Burns, K.; (2010) It was like Beirut, you do a year in child protection and then you get out: the role of social work education in creating perceptions of career pathways for newly-qualified social workers. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Social Work Education and Research Forum, Trinity College Dublin , 04-FEB-10 - 05-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Social Work Education Roundtable on the Selection of Social Work Candidates in the Republic of Ireland,
Burns, K.; (2010) *. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Social Work Education Roundtable on the Selection of Social Work Candidates in the Republic of Ireland, University College Cork , 04-MAY-10 - 04-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)The Irish Times/Pfizer Health Forum Series,
Ahern, C., Burns, K., Gunning, I., Logan, E. and O'Toole, F.; (2010) Seen and Not Heard? Children in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Irish Times/Pfizer Health Forum Series, University College Cork , 27-APR-10 - 27-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Graduate Studies Seminar Series,
Burns, K.; (2010) How does that help you with your PhD? Children, football, leisure time, other activities and making progress on your PhD. [Oral Presentation], Graduate Studies Seminar Series, University College Cork , 26-FEB-10 - 26-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)Irish Association of Social Workers Southern Branch A.G.M,
Burns, K.; (2009) A Proving Ground for Newly Qualified Social Workers? Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers Perceptions of Career Pathways and Implications for their Retention. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Social Workers Southern Branch A.G.M, Cork , 03-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Keeping Children Safe: Critical Times, Critical Issues,
Burns, K.; (2009) Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. http://swconf.ucc.ie. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Keeping Children Safe: Critical Times, Critical Issues, University College Cork , 23-OCT-09 - 23-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)International Science Shop Conference,
Burns, K.; (2008) http://www.scienceshop.ie/. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Science Shop Conference, University College Cork , 04-APR-08 - 04-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Retaining Statutory Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers in the Republic of Ireland,
Burns, K.; (2008) Retaining Statutory Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Retaining Statutory Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers in the Republic of Ireland, Health Service Executive South, Tralee , 03-OCT-08 - 03-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Health Service Executive South Child Protection Team Training,
Burns, K.; (2008) Models and Best Practice in the Supervision of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers. [Oral Presentation], Health Service Executive South Child Protection Team Training, Health Service Executive South, Blarney , 19-SEP-08 - 19-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland,
Burns, K.; (2007) Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. http://swconf.ucc.ie. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland, University College Cork , 26-OCT-07 - 26-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland,
Burns, K.; (2007) 'Should I Stay or Should I Go? Social Workers' Perceptions and Experiences of Statutory Child Protection and Welfare. [Oral Presentation], Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland, University College Cork , 26-OCT-07 - 26-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)William Thompson Public Lecture Series,
Burns, K., Hayes, M. N., Herrmann, P., Leo, A., Lynch, D., Murray, M. and Sapouna, L.; (2007) The Common Ground Amongst Social Professions in Achieving Social Justice: Dream, Wish or Illusion?. [Oral Presentation], William Thompson Public Lecture Series, University College Cork , 08-JAN-07 - 08-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Researching the Experiences of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers,
Burns, K.; (2006) Researching the Experiences of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers. [Oral Presentation], Researching the Experiences of Child Protection and Welfare Social Workers, School Graduate Studies Committee Seminar Series, University College Cork , 23-APR-06 - 23-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Child and Family Welfare Teaching Colloquium,
Burns, K. and Lynch, D.; (2006) Child and Family Welfare Teaching for Practice in the Irish Context - Exploring Realities and Future Directions. [Oral Presentation], Child and Family Welfare Teaching Colloquium, University College Cork , 21-APR-06 - 21-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Child and Family Welfare Teaching Colloquium,
Burns, K. and Lynch, D.; (2006) *. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Child and Family Welfare Teaching Colloquium, University College Cork , 26-APR-06 - 26-APR-06. [Details]
(2005)Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers,
Burns, K.; (2005) Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers, University College Cork , 15-APR-05 - 15-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers,
Burns, K.; (2005) Seeking Asylum in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Guests of the Nation? Community and Social Services Responses to Asylum Seekers, University College Cork , 15-APR-05 - 15-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Health Service Executive South,
Burns, K.; (2005) Health and Social Care Professionals Bill [Seanad] 2005 - Implications for Social Work Practice and Education'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Health Service Executive South, Health Service Executive South, Macroom , 14-JUN-05 - 14-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)William Thompson Public Lecture Series,
Burns, K.; (2005) The Impact of Social Services Delivery on Employee Welfare - The Forgotten Side of Service Provision?. [Oral Presentation], William Thompson Public Lecture Series, University College Cork , 04-APR-05 - 04-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)World Organisation for Early Childhood Education,
Burns, K.; (2005) Voice From The Margin - Service User Participation in Professional Education. [Oral Presentation], World Organisation for Early Childhood Education, Dublin City University , 23-APR-05 - 23-APR-05. [Details]
(1999)Southern Health Board Journal Club,
Burns, K.; (1999) Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Gender, Lies and Videotape. [Oral Presentation], Southern Health Board Journal Club, St. Finbarr's Hospital , 08-DEC-99 - 08-DEC-99. [Details]
(1997)Cork University Hospital Resarch Series,
Burns, K.; (1997) Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Identification, Assessment and Professional Ethics. [Oral Presentation], Cork University Hospital Resarch Series, Cork University Hospital, Southern Health Board , 02-APR-97 - 02-APR-97. [Details]
(1997)Irish Defence Forces (Army),
Burns, K.; (1997) Stress Debrief. [Oral Presentation], Irish Defence Forces (Army), Collins Barracks , 06-MAR-97 - 06-MAR-97. [Details]
(1996)25th Irish Association of Social Workers Annual Conference,
Burns, K.; (1996) Computers and Social Work: Compatibility Problems?. [Oral Presentation], 25th Irish Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Blessington, Co. Wicklow , 24-MAY-96 - 24-MAY-96. [Details]
(1996)Irish Association of Social Workers Conference on Information Technology & Social Work,
Burns, K.; (1996) Computers and Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Social Workers Conference on Information Technology & Social Work, Marino Institute, Dublin , 23-FEB-96 - 23-FEB-96. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Campus Engage/Irish Universities Association Community-Based Research National Working Group Co-Chairperson2013 /
Social Research Ethics Committee Committee Member2013 /
Irish Network for Community Engaged Research and Learning (INCERL) Member2012 /
School Website Development Committee Chairperson2005 / 2012
Community-Academic Research Links (UCC) Committee and founding member2007 /
Child Protection and Welfare Conference and Research Committee Committee and founding member2006 /
CACSSS Teaching and Learning Committee Member2012 /
Social Work Development Unit Chairperson2005 /
Waterloo AFC (AUL) Secretary2008 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC, Cork College Lecturer01-OCT-01 /
HSE South Social Work Team Leader01-JAN-99 / 01-OCT-01
HSE South Social Worker01-JAN-97 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2009UCC PhDSocial Science (Social Work)
1997UCC, Cork MSWSocial Work
1994UCC, Cork BSOCSC - UCCSocial Policy and Social Work

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Health Service Executive South

Various pro bono research consultancy with various voluntary and community organisations

Outreach Activities

 Description

CORU Panel of Assessors

Community-Academic Research Links

Campus Engage Community-Based Research Working Group Co-Chairperson (Irish University Association)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Member of Editorial Board03-MAR-14 -
Children And Youth Services Review Referee03-DEC-12 -
British Journal Of Social Work Referee01-JAN-11 -
Child And Family Social Work Referee01-MAY-08 -
Child Abuse Review Referee27-JAN-12 -
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Referee01-OCT-12 -
Journal Of Child Health Care Referee02-MAY-11 -

Other Activities

 Description

Founder and Editor of Practice Links. Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and non-governmental sectors. Practice Links was created to help practitioners in these areas to keep up-to-date with new publications, conference and continuing professional development opportunities. Practice Links is published every other month in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf file). Distribution is by email and on the Practice Links website. Practice Links is a publication of the Social Work Development Unit, University College Cork, Ireland.

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Teaching

SS6108 Family and Child Welfare 1 

SS6106 Applied Social Research 1

SS6201 Family and Child Welfare 2 

SS3209 Child Care and Protection Practice  

SS2213 Social Work Practice Contexts: Working with Families

SS6103 Practice Skills 1 - Integration Seminar  

SS6203 Practice Skills 2 - Integration Seminar
SS5206 Applied Social Research 2 

SS6801 Preparation for Practice Teaching

Tutoring 

SS6103 Practice Skills 1 - Tutor (MSW 1)

SS6203 Practice Skills 2 - Tutor (MSW 2)


 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Social Work Methods I SS2213Social Work Methods I
2015Child and Family Welfare II SS6201Child and Family Welfare II
2015Applied Social Research SS6106Applied Social Research
2015Child Care and Protection Practice SS3209Child Care and Protection Practice
2015Practice Project SS6205Practice Project
2015Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement II SS6207Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement II
2015Child and Family Welfare I SS6108Child and Family Welfare I
2015Dissertation in Social Work SS6206Dissertation in Social Work
2015Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement 1 SS6112Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement 1