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Professor Tomás O'Sullivan

Professor in Social Policy (Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy)

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Research consultant to RTE documentary States of Fear. This three part documentary has won five media awards, including best documentary in the English Language at the Irish Film and Theatre Awards.
External Examiner in Social Policy for Cork and Waterford Institutes of Technology, 2000 - 2005; The University of Ulster, Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma / M.Litt in Housing Studies 2002-2007; Social Policy and Criminology, the Institute of Public Administration, 2006-10; UG programme in Criminology, Queens University Belfast, 2010-2013.
Ministerial Appointee to the Department of Environment and Local Government established Planning Group on Rental Assistance 2000 - 2004
Ministerial appointee to the Private Residential Tenancies Board 2004-2009 and 2009-2013
Ministerial Appointee to the Rent Tribunal 2009-2012 and 2012-2016
Lead Editor, European Journal of Homelessness 2009-
Ministerial appointee as Chair of the statutory National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee 2013-2016, 2017-2019 and 2020-2023
Ministerial Appointee as Chair of the Independent Statutory Committee to Review Local Government Arrangements in Galway 2015
Ministerial Appointee as Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Galway. 2017
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Member of the Social Policy Association
Member of the British Society of Criminology
Member of the European Society of Criminology
Mike Allen, Lars Benjaminsen, Eoin O'Sullivan and Nicholas Pleace, Ending Homelessness? The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland, 1st, Bristol and Chicago, Policy Press and University of Chicago Press, 2020, 1 - 204pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Reimagining Homelessness for Policy and Practice, 1st, Bristol and Chicago, Policy Press and University of Chicago Press, 2020, 1 - 126pp, Book, PUBLISHED
European Journal of Homelessness, 14, 1, (2020), 1 - 196p, Eoin O'Sullivan, [eds.], 12, Journal, PUBLISHED
Ian O'Donnell and Eoin O'Sullivan, 'Coercive confinement': An idea whose time has come?, Incarceration: An International Journal of Imprisonment, Detention and Coercive Confinement, 2020, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gordon Lynch, Pirjo Markkola, Eoin O'Sullivan, Johanna Sköld and Shurlee Swain, The uses of historical research in child abuse inquiries, London, History and Policy, May, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
European Journal of Homelessness, 13, 1, (2019), 1 - 206p, Eoin O'Sullivan, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
European Journal of Homelessness, 13, 2, (2019), 1 - 208p, Eoin O'Sullivan, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Daly, A.. Craig, S.and O'Sullivan, E. , A Profile of Psychiatric In-Patient Admissions With No Fixed Abode (NFA) 2007-2016, Irish Medical Journal, 112, (1), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Anne Byrne and Eoin O'Sullivan, Arensberg, Kimball and de Valera: A story of sex and censorship, irish Journal of Sociology, 27, (3), 2019, p227 - 250, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
European Journal of Homelessness, 12, 2, (2018), 1 - 154p, Eoin O'Sullivan, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED

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Anne Byrne and Eoin O'Sullivan, DeValera, censorship and Family and Community in Ireland, History Ireland, 28, (1), 2020, p42 - 45, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Aisling Reidy and Mike Allen, Focus on Homelessness, 1, Dublin, Focus Ireland, April, 2020, p1 - 32, Report, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan and Thadee Mustafiri, Public Expenditure on Services for Households Experiencing Homelessness, 1st, 2, Dublin, Focus Ireland, June, 2020, p1 - 18, Report, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Aisling Reidy and Mike Allen, Focus on Homelessness, Vol. 3, 3, Dublin, Focus Ireland, September, 2020, p1 - 30, Report, PUBLISHED
Ending Homelessness by 2030 in, editor(s)Johanna Lassy and Saija Turunen , Homelessness in 2030, Helsinki, Y-Foundation, 2019, pp74 - 78, [Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Ending Homelessness in Ireland, Denmark and Finland, Parity, 30, (10), 2017, p17 - 19, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eoin O'Sullivan, Resolving Homelessness for Young Care Leavers, Parity, 30, (10), 2017, p33 - 35, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Glasses Needed for 997 in, editor(s)John Horgan , Great Irish Reportage, Dublin, Penguin, 2013, pp313 - 320, [Mary Raftery and Eoin O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Paula Mayock, Eoin O'Sullivan and Mary Louise Corr, Young People's Pathways Through Homelessness, Homeless in Europe, Autumn, 2010, p4 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Sullivan, Eoin, Residential Child Welfare in Ireland: An Outline of Policy, Legislation and Practice., Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report Vol 4, The Stationery Office, May, 2009, 245, 430, Report, PUBLISHED


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FTCD 2006
Housing Policy, Homelessness, Comparative Penal Policy, Comparative Welfare States, History of Irish Social Policy.