Tony McGinn

Lecturer in Social Work

School
School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7167 5004
Email
t.mcginn@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room MF011
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Tony McGinn joined the School of sociology and appled social sciences in February 2017. He completed his undergraduate degree in social work  at Magee in 2012, and his PhD in 2015.

He has practice experience in family and childcare, adult learning disability, mental health and older people. Tony left a business career to get involved in social work in 2008. He still practices with a local family and child-care agency.

Besides his social work degree and PhD he has completed two other degrees (a BSc in Psychology and a BSc in Communications Advertising and Marketing) this has given him knowledge of student experience, which he tries to integrate into his teaching and student support.

Current research projects

A Campbell systematic review of Family Group Decision Making. This review, which Tony hopes to publish this sumer, will provide a meta-analysis of trials which have evaluated outcomes from Family Group Decision Making in child protection work. Collaborators: Aron Shlonsky, Paul Best, Admire Chereni and Mphatso Kamndaya

Conference presentations

McGinn, T. (2016, November). Perpetrator intervention programmes and managing risk in families affected by partner violence. Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence Seminar for Social Work Practitioners. Ulster University.

McGinn, T. (2016, July). Change in Partner Violent Men. Poster presentation at the DARE 2016 Symposium, Ulster University/ HSC Health and Social Care Board. Templepatrick, Northern Ireland.

McGinn, T. (2015, September). The safety of domestic violence survivors during social work intervention. Oral presentation at the European Conference on Domestic Violence. Queens, Belfast.

McGinn, T. (2015, September). Change processes in partner-violent men. Oral presentation at the European Conference on Domestic Violence. Queens, Belfast.

McGinn, T. (2015, September). Systematic literature searching on domestic violence topics. Poster presentation at the European Conference on Domestic Violence. Queens, Belfast.

McGinn, T. (2015, August). Change in partner-violent men? Oral presentation at “Every Voice Counts.” British Psychological Society/ Ulster University. Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim.

McGinn, T. (March, 2015). Understanding how men desist from using violence in intimate relationships. Oral presentation at “Violence against Women and Children in Diverse Contexts” international workshop, 3rd-6th of March 2015, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

McGinn, T. (March, 2015). Systematic literature searching on domestic violence topics: which search facilities perform best. Oral presentation at “Violence against Women and Children in Diverse Contexts” international workshop, 3rd-6th of March 2015, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

McGinn, T. (March, 2015). Preliminary research findings from a qualitative study of service user perspectives of programmes for partner violent men. Oral presentation at the MOVE Ireland 25 year Jubilee Conference. Clontarf Castle. Dublin.

McGinn T, Taylor BJ, McColgan M & McQuilkin J (2014, April) Systematically identifying relevant research: Case study on the process of change for perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the Fourth European Conference for Social Work Research, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

McGinn, T. (2014, February) Working with IPV perpetrators, a summary of research to date. Presentation at the annual MOVE Ireland practitioner conference, Athlone, Ireland

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