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Friday, 06 October 2017

Social workers urged to contribute to research dealing with legacy of the “Troubles”

Written by The Editorial Team

Social workers across Northern Ireland are being invited to take part in two projects to help deal with the legacy of the “Troubles”.

Sponsored by the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the projects are being be led by Dr. Joe Duffy, Queens University Belfast with Professor Jim Campbell (University College Dublin), Professor John Pinkerton (QUB) and Professor Carol Tosone (New York University).

  • The first project, described as Voices of Social Work through the Conflict in Northern Ireland, seeks to ascertain the views and experiences of social workers about this topic. It will involve an on-line survey and interviews with individual practitioners. To complete the on-line survey, click on the following internet link:
  • The second project is revisiting the Getting off the Fence project first published by CCETSW in 1999. Researchers will use a focus group approach to interview key stakeholders as a way of updating the themes identified in the Getting off the Fence project.

The fieldwork involved in these projects will begin Autumn 2017, pending necessary HSC approvals, with completion in Spring 2018 involving a number of publications and conference presentations.

If you would like to take part in the Interviews and Focus Groups for this research, contact Dr. Joe Duffy on 02890975909 or by e-mail at