The School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice and its affiliated centres, the UCD Equality Studies Centre and the UCD Women's Studies Centre, provide an intellectual home for a dynamic and strongly multidisciplinary research programme.
As our school name implies, the School has a tripartite disciplinary focus which incorporates:
Social Justice: interdisciplinary research on themes such as economic in/equality, care, sexuality, gender identities, human rights, social movements and social change strategies is conducted through the UCD Equality Studies Centre and the UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities
Social Policy: research focuses on welfare states in Ireland and internationally and in particular on social security, housing, education, immigration, crime, health, family policy, private welfare, sustainable social policy and the environment, and disadvantaged neighbourhoods and groups, such as households in poverty
Social Work: research focuses broadly on social work policy and practice, in particular on: health and mental health; child protection and well-being; drugs and addiction, anti-discriminatory practice; education and learning.