Conference Information




Friday, 27 July 2018

Join us at the Irish Social Policy Association's biennial research conference on Friday, 27 July 2018 in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Registration is now open here.

What will it feature?
The conference is intended to provide a forum for postgraduate and early career researchers in social policy and related academic fields to present their current work and network with those in the field.

It will feature presentations from postgraduate scholars and early career researchers on Irish and international social policy issues -- including (but not limited to): income, welfare, and poverty; health; education; housing; children and families; equality studies; employment; social protection; social services; social work; and community development -- and opportunities to connect with Irish policy professionals across a range of issue areas.

The full programme is available here.

Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in Irish and international social policy and practice. The topics and discussion will be of particular interest to students (at all stages of their academic careers), academic staff, researchers, practitioners, social service users, policy professionals, nonprofits, and related sectors, but all are welcome to attend.

Conference fee

This conference is free of charge to attend. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided. Registration is now open here.

Funding to cover travel costs is available

The ISPA will cover receipted travel expenses of up to €40 for any presenter travelling to the conference from a third-level institution outside of Dublin.


Any queries can be sent to ISPA Postgraduate Office Megan Curran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Slides available below; click on the presenter's name!

Social Policy in Recession and Recovery -
in association with the Social Research Association (SRA).

Friday, 1st July 2016. Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

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