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Ph.D. Julia S. O'CONNOR Professor of Social Policy, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy, University of Ulster, Belfast

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1973 B.Soc.Sc., National University of Ireland, Dublin
1974-1997 Social Worker, Diagnostic Assessment and Advisory Service, Moore Abbey, Co. Kildare
1976-1977 Senior Social Worker and Researcher, Diagnostic Assessment and Advisory Service, Moore Abbey, Co. Kildare
1978 M.Soc.Sc., National University of Ireland, Dublin
1978-1981 Social Researcher, Epidemiology and Mental Handicap Studies, Medico-social Research Board, Dublin
1987 Ph.D., University of Toronto
1987-1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario
1993-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario
1996-2001 Director, National Economic and Social Council, Dublin
2001-2014 Professor of Social Policy, University of Ulster, Belfast

Memberships

British Social Policy Association
International Sociological Association
ESPANET (European Social Policy Network)

Publications

Precarious employment and EU employment regulation Social Policy Review, Vol 25: 225-248, 2013
Gender mainstreaming in the European Union: broadening the possibilities for gender equality and/or an inherently constrained exercise? Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 30 (1): 69-78, 2014
Abortion and Citizenship Rights in a Devolved Region of the UK, Social Policy and Society, Vol 13 (1): 39-49, 2014 [with G. Horgan]
The State and Gender Equality: From patriarchal to woman friendly state, In Liebfried, S. et al. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State. Oxford: Oxford University Press: Chapter 25, 2015

Awards

Elected Member of Executive, 2002-2006
Elected Vice-President of Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC 19) of International Sociological Association, 2006-2009
Member of UK Research Excellence Framework (REF), Unit 22: Social Work and Social Policy, 2013-2014