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About Robbie Gilligan

Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. Research interests include: children in public care; child welfare; social work with children and families; informal social support; adversity, resilience and children's development; migrant children and youth. Co-founder, former director and current associate director of Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Former Head of School, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin (2005-11). Elected member of Board (governing authority) of University of Dublin, Trinity College (2010-14). President of Childwatch International Research Network (2010 - 2013). Member of Editorial Board of the journals Child Abuse and Neglect (Elsevier); Child and Family Social Work (Wiley);
Child Indicators Research – The Journal of the International Society of Child Indicators (Springer);European Journal of Social Work (Routledge); International Journal of Child and Family Welfare.


Present Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


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