Caroline McGregor

Personal Professor B.S.S., CQSW, Ph.D., PGCHET

Contact Details

Personal Professor
School of Political Science
& Sociology
Room 224, Aras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2027
E: caroline.mcgregor@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Caroline McGregor is Professor at the School of Political Science and Sociology with lead responsiblity for the discipline of social work. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.   Formerly Dr Caroline Skehill from Queen's University, Caroline's research has been mainly in relation to history of social work in Ireland and Europe and research into the nature and form of child protection and welfare social work.  She also has a particular interest in child protection practice and policy; history of the present methodologies, socio-legal studies and  young people in and leaving care.  Her current work is focused on: outcomes for young people leaving care, public awareness of child protection and welfare, family support services and policy and cultural competence in social work.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research'
Satka M, McGregor C & Chambon, A (2014) 'Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research'. European Journal Of Social Work, 15 (5):611-783 [Details]
(2014) 'Why is history important at moments of transition? The case of 'transformation' of Irish child welfare via the new Child and Family Agency'
McGregor, C (2014) 'Why is history important at moments of transition? The case of 'transformation' of Irish child welfare via the new Child and Family Agency'. European Journal Of Social Work, 17 :771-783 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Exploring Innovative Methodologies in Time and Place to Analyse Child Protection Documents as Elements of Practice'
Skehill C, Satka M & Hoikkala S (2013) 'Exploring Innovative Methodologies in Time and Place to Analyse Child Protection Documents as Elements of Practice'. Qualitative Social Work, 12 (1):57-72 [Details]
(2012) 'Michel Foucault and Dorothy Smith in Case File research: Strange Bed-Fellows or Complimentary Thinkers'
Satka M & Skehill C (2012) 'Michel Foucault and Dorothy Smith in Case File research: Strange Bed-Fellows or Complimentary Thinkers'. Qualitative Social Work, 11 (2):191-205 [Details]
(2011) '‘Making Sense of Leaving Care: The Contribution of Bridges Model of Transition to Understanding the Psycho-Social Process’'
Dima G & Skehill C (2011) '‘Making Sense of Leaving Care: The Contribution of Bridges Model of Transition to Understanding the Psycho-Social Process’'. Children And Youth Services Review, 33 :2532-2539 [Details]
(2011) 'Editorial: Special Issue, European History of Social work'
Satka M & Skehill C (2011) 'Editorial: Special Issue, European History of Social work'. Social Work And Society, 9 (2) [Details]
(2010) 'History of Child Welfare and Protection Social Work in Northern Ireland: Finding Continuity amongst Discontinuity in Case Files from 1950-1968'
Skehil C (2010) 'History of Child Welfare and Protection Social Work in Northern Ireland: Finding Continuity amongst Discontinuity in Case Files from 1950-1968'. Child Care In Practice, 16 (4):309-326 [Details]
(2008) 'Editorial: Looking Back While moving Forward'
Skehill C. (2008) 'Editorial: Looking Back While moving Forward'. British Journal Of Social Work, 38 (4) [Details]
(2008) 'Increasing Staff & Student capacity to use the communication facility in Queens on Line in order to support learning and teaching on a BSW programme'
Greig M & Skehill C (2008) 'Increasing Staff & Student capacity to use the communication facility in Queens on Line in order to support learning and teaching on a BSW programme'. Social Work Education, [Details]
(2007) 'Researching the history of social work: Exposition of a history of the present approach’'
Skehill C (2007) 'Researching the history of social work: Exposition of a history of the present approach’'. European Journal Of Social Work, 10 (4):449-463 [Details]
(2005) 'Prying open the space for social work in the new millennium: four theoretical perspectives on transformative practice'
Houston S, Skehill C, Pinkerton J & Campbell J (2005) 'Prying open the space for social work in the new millennium: four theoretical perspectives on transformative practice'. Social Work And Social Sciences Review, 12 (1):35-52 [Details]
(2003) 'Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic: Commonalities, Divergences and Possibilities'
Skehill C (2003) 'Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic: Commonalities, Divergences and Possibilities'. Child Care In Practice, 9 (4):266-281 [Details]
(2003) ''Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: A History of the Present''
Skehill C (2003) ''Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: A History of the Present''. Journal Of Social Work, 3 (2) [Details]
(2003) 'Using a peer action learning approach in the implementation of information and communication technology in social work education'
Skehill C (2003) 'Using a peer action learning approach in the implementation of information and communication technology in social work education'. Social Work Education, [Details]
(2000) 'Notes on the history of Social work: An examination of the transition from philanthropy to professional social work in Ireland'
Skehill C (2000) 'Notes on the history of Social work: An examination of the transition from philanthropy to professional social work in Ireland'. Research on Social Work Practice, 10 (6):688-704 [Details]
(1999) 'Protecting Children Under the Child Care Act 1991 - Getting the Balance Right'
Buckley H, Skehill C & O Sullivan E (1999) 'Protecting Children Under the Child Care Act 1991 - Getting the Balance Right'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, 1 (1):10-15 [Details]
(1999) ''Reflexive Modernity and Social Work in Ireland: A Response to Powell''
Skehill C (1999) ''Reflexive Modernity and Social Work in Ireland: A Response to Powell''. British Journal Of Social Work, 29 :797-809 [Details]
(1999) 'The Nature of Child Protection Practices: An Irish Case'
Skehill C, O' Sullivan E & Buckley H (1999) 'The Nature of Child Protection Practices: An Irish Case'. Child And Family Social Work, 4 (2):145-152 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2004) History of the Present of Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Ireland.
Skehill C (2004) History of the Present of Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Ireland. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
(1999) The Nature of Social Work in Ireland, A Historical Perspective.
Skehill C (1999) The Nature of Social Work in Ireland, A Historical Perspective. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
(1997) Child Protection Practices in Ireland: A Case Study.
Buckley, H, Skehill C, O' Sullivan E (1997) Child Protection Practices in Ireland: A Case Study. Dublin: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Revisiting our History post-Celtic Tiger; So What’s New?'
Caroline McGregor & Suzie Quinn (2015) 'Revisiting our History post-Celtic Tiger; So What’s New?' In: Social Work in Ireland: Changes and Continuities. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
(2014) 'Genealogy as a tool for analysing child welfare discourses'
Hoikkali S. McGregor Caroline (2014) 'Genealogy as a tool for analysing child welfare discourses' In: Social Change and Social work. London: Ashgate. [Details]
(2011) 'The Origins of Child Welfare Under the Poor Law and the Emergence of the Institutional versus Family Care Debate'
Skehill C (2011) 'The Origins of Child Welfare Under the Poor Law and the Emergence of the Institutional versus Family Care Debate' In: Poverty and Welfare in Ireland 1838-1948. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2009) 'An Integrative Approach to Teaching Gender and Social Work’'
Skehill C (2009) 'An Integrative Approach to Teaching Gender and Social Work’' In: Teaching Gender in Social Work. Utrecht, Netherlands: ATHENA. [Details]
(2008) 'Women and the History of Social Work in the Early to Mid-20th Century in the Republic of Ireland: An Exploration of the Care-Control Dilemma'
Skehill C (2008) 'Women and the History of Social Work in the Early to Mid-20th Century in the Republic of Ireland: An Exploration of the Care-Control Dilemma' In: Dual Mandate: Care and Control in the History of Social Work. Oplanden, Germany: Bundrich. [Details]
(2008) 'Socio-legal Practices in Child Welfare and Protection in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Histories of the Present and Possibilities for the Future'
Skehill C (2008) 'Socio-legal Practices in Child Welfare and Protection in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Histories of the Present and Possibilities for the Future' In: Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland. Dublin: A & A Farmer. [Details]
(2005) ''Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: Continuities and Discontinuities between the Past and the Present''
Skehill C (2005) ''Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: Continuities and Discontinuities between the Past and the Present'' In: Social Work in Ireland, Historical Perspectives. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(2003) ''The Development of Child Welfare Services in the Republic of Ireland 1900-1950'
Skehill C (2003) ''The Development of Child Welfare Services in the Republic of Ireland 1900-1950' In: Gender and the History of Social Work in Europe. Oplanden, Germany: Bundrick. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2005)
Kearney N & Skehill C (Ed.). (2005) Social Work in Ireland, Historical Perspectives. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'The Child and Family Agency 2014: Initial Views and Experiences of Social Work and Social Care Practitioners'
Caroline McGregor (2014) 'The Child and Family Agency 2014: Initial Views and Experiences of Social Work and Social Care Practitioners' Irish Social Worker, Spring 2014 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2013) Third European Social Work Research Conference,
McGregor, C (2013) 'Transforming Welfare Policies and Practices:. [Conference Paper], Third European Social Work Research Conference, Jyvskyla, finland , 20-MAR-13 - 22-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013) 'UCC Child Protection and Welfare Conference,
McGregor C (2013) Influencing Change from the Front-Line: the views and experiences of child protection social workers of transition to the Child and Family Agency'. [Chaired Session], 'UCC Child Protection and Welfare Conference, Cork , 25-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013) CELT CONFERENCE NUIGALWAY,
Mcgregor C (2013) CURRICULUM DESIGN IN THE 21ST CENTURY: EXAMPLES FROM SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION. [Other], CELT CONFERENCE NUIGALWAY, NUI Galway , 07-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre BiAnnual Conference,
McGregor C (2013) Making it Everyone’s Business: Interfacing Child Protection services, Community and Citizen'. [Conference Paper], UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre BiAnnual Conference, NUI Galway , 13-JUN-13 - 14-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) 8th European Feminist Research Conference,
Skehill C & Satka M (2012) Analysing Family and childhood policies in Europe: Future Directions. [Chaired Session], 8th European Feminist Research Conference, Budapest, Hungary , 17-MAY-12 - 20-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011) Conference on 40 Years of Irish Association of Social Workers,
Skehill C (2011) ‘History as Resource for the Future’ 40 Years of IASW Celebration. [Invited Lecture], Conference on 40 Years of Irish Association of Social Workers, Dublin , 02-JUN-11 - 02-JUN-11. [Details]
(2009) 1st ENSCAT Joint European Conference , Different Legacies, Common Challenges, Dubrovnik, Croatia,,
Skehill C (2009) Common Challenges in Child Welfare: Histories of the Present’. [Conference Paper], 1st ENSCAT Joint European Conference , Different Legacies, Common Challenges, Dubrovnik, Croatia,, Dubrovnik , 26-APR-09 - 29-APR-14. [Details]
(2009) QUB School of History Conference Sponsored by ESRC and Royal Historical Society,
Skehill, C (2009) Poverty and Welfare in Ireland: Children in the Workhouses: The Origins of Child Welfare within the Poor Law. [Chaired Session], QUB School of History Conference Sponsored by ESRC and Royal Historical Society, Belfast , 26-JUN-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) First Meeting of the Social Work History Network UK in Northern Ireland,
Kelly G & Skehill C (2009) History of Child Welfare and Protection in Northern Ireland’. [Conference Paper], First Meeting of the Social Work History Network UK in Northern Ireland, Belfast , 27-MAY-09 - 27-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008) National Psychology Conference,
Dima G & Skehill C (2008) The method of Interepretative Phenomenological Analysis in psychological and social research (Oct; date estimated). [Chaired Session], National Psychology Conference, Timisoara, Romania , 01-OCT-08 - 01-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008) Nordic Social Work Conference FORSA,
Satka M & Skehill C (2008) Making history a resource for the present socio-legal practices in childhood. [Other], Nordic Social Work Conference FORSA, Aarhus, Denmark , 22-AUG-08 - 22-AUG-08. [Details]
(2008) Nordic Social Work Conference FORSA,
Skehill C (2008) Promoting Subjectivity vs. Regulation of Families’. [Keynote Address], Nordic Social Work Conference FORSA, Aarhus, Denmark , 22-JAN-08 - 22-AUG-08. [Details]
(2007) UCC Child Protection and Welfare Conference,
Skehill C (2007) Socio-Legal Practices in Child Welfare and Protection in Ireland: Histories of the Present and Possibilities for the Future. [Conference Paper], UCC Child Protection and Welfare Conference, Cork , 26-OCT-07 - 26-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006) Nordic Social Work Conference, FORSA,
Skehill C & Satka M (2006) Unearthing the Taken-For-Grantedness of Child Welfare Discourses: The Case for Critical Histories. [Conference Paper], Nordic Social Work Conference, FORSA, Helsinki, finland , 09-FEB-06 - 09-FEB-06. [Details]
(2002) Second Conference of the Network for Historical Studies of Gender and Social Work,
Skehill C (2002) Challenges for Women in Social Work in a Patriarchal Society. [Chaired Session], Second Conference of the Network for Historical Studies of Gender and Social Work, St Gallan, Switzerland , 18-OCT-02 - 20-OCT-02. [Details]
(2001) First Conference of the Network for Historical Studies of Gender and Social Work,
Skehill C (2001) Using Archival Research in Historical Analysis: A Case Study: The Development of Child Welfare Services in the Republic of Ireland 1900-1950. [Invited Paper], First Conference of the Network for Historical Studies of Gender and Social Work, Mainz, Germany , 20-SEP-01 - 22-SEP-01. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2013) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations.
McGregor, C (2013) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2014) Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research.
Satka, M,McGregor, C,Chambon, A (2014) Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2010) History of Social Work in the Republic of Ireland.
Skehill C (2010) History of Social Work in the Republic of Ireland. Oxford: Electronic Publication [Details]
(2010) ‘Child Care in Europe: History Reference Paper.
Satka M & Skehill C (2010) ‘Child Care in Europe: History Reference Paper. OXford: Electronic Publication [Details]
(2010) History of Social Work in Northern Ireland.
Skehill C (2010) History of Social Work in Northern Ireland. Oxford: Electronic Publication [Details]
(2010) History of social work in the UK.
Skehill C (2010) History of social work in the UK. Oxford: Electronic Publication [Details]