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Dr Danielle Douglas has been a Lecturer in Social Care in the School of Humanities in Waterford Institute of Technology since 2008. She holds a BA in Applied Social Studies from WIT, an MA by Research (focus on resilience, outcomes and foster care) from WIT, and a PhD in Children and Youth Studies (focus on identities and socio-spatial influences) from UCD. Danielle has experience as a relative foster carer and has facilitated training to foster carers, social workers, care-experienced young people and other stakeholders at national and international level. She was elected as the youngest and first care-experienced President of the International Foster Care Organisation in 2017 and held the role for three years. She was co-host of their 2014 international conference. She was also a core group founding member of Power4Youth, a European peer support network for care experienced young people. She has been a member of quality assurance committees for the assessment of foster carers for various organisations in Ireland and has been a member of Tusla's Research Advisory Group since 2016. Danielle is a general editor of the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (IJASS).
Danielle's research interests include marginalised groups, vulnerable children and young people and their families, children's geographies, identity and selfhood. Her research has included a diverse range of creative methodologies including photomethodology and narrative inquiry.
Danielle has a range of experience teaching accross various modules on Social Care programmes at SETU, Waterford including Personal and Professional Development, Vulnerable Youth in Contemporary Ireland, Introduction to Social Care Prctice, Placement Supervision and Thesis Supervision.
She is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and works hard to cultivate a safe and student centred atmosphere in the classroom and on campus.
Danielle completed the Digital Badge for Universal Design for Teaching and Learning in 2021.
PhD, Everyday Worlds in Foster Care: Exploring Children and Young People's Socio-Spatial Experiences and Identities , University College Dublin
Award Date: 06 Dec 2021
Masters Degree, MA by Research Thesis Title '' Fostering Resilience: An exploration of the link between resilience, outcomes and foster care in Ireland’
Award Date: 31 Oct 2012
Bachelors Degree, BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care
Award Date: 29 Oct 2008
Editor of Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies
01 Jun 2022 → …
President, International Foster Care Organisation
30 Oct 2017 → 01 Apr 2020
Research Advisory Group Member, Tusla - Child and Family Agency
01 Jun 2016 → …
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Research output: Types of Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
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