Dr Brian Melaugh is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies Maynooth University. Before taking up an academic position he worked extensively in the area of drug practice and drug policy and was CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project in Dublin.
Brian holds professional qualifications in community work and youth work, social work, Masters in Systematic Organisation and Management, Masters in Organisational Consultancy, and a Doctorate in Health.
Brian's current research interests include the contribution of psychodynamic theory to the management of the social professions, the evolving nature of professionalism and application of critical pedagogy in the professional development of community and youth work student. He retains a keen interest in drug policy and is currently Chair of UISCE ( an organisation that promotes the rights of drug users) and his on Board of Directors of Merchants Quay Ireland and Safetynet Ireland.
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2017||Melaugh B.; Rodrigues H. (2017) ''The voice of the street': Using peer led outreach with people who use drugs to inform the development of Ireland's National Drug Strategy'. Social work & social sciences review, 19 (3):7-16. [Full-Text]|
|2015||Kirwan, G and Melaugh, B (2015) 'Taking Care: Criticality and Reflexivity in the Context of Social Work Registration'. British Journal of Social Work, 45 :1050-1059. [Full-Text]|