Mr Declan Coogan B.A.,Dip.,M.Sc.,MSW.,
| Declan is a full time lecturer in the School of Political Science &
Sociology, with a particular interest in children, families, child to
parent abuse and prevention of abuse and violence.
He is a personal tutor and thesis supervisor for students with the MA in Social Work Programme.
Prior to joining NUIG, Declan worked for over nine years as a senior social worker as part of the community based multi-disciplinary Mater Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Dublin. He was also seconded to the multi-disciplinary Northside Inter-Agency Project (NIAP), continuing his commitment to the prevention of sexual abuse and intervention in response to young people who have sexually abused. He is a member of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) and a Systemic / Family Therapist registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI).
Following qualification in social work, Declan worked for almost four years as a social worker in community care child protection and family welfare teams. He has been a practice teacher for social work students on child protection/ family welfare and on CAMHS placements. He has worked closely with colleagues, families and young people in group work programmes. He has also collaborated with colleagues on undergraduate and post graduate training programmes for courses designed for social workers, social care workers, nurses, doctors and others.