Dr Brian Melaugh

Applied Social Studies

Gaeilge agus fáilte

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Laraghbryan House
3.5
(01) 708 6542

Biography

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 Journals

  Year Publication
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'
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] [Details]
2015 'Taking Care: Criticality and Reflexivity in the Context of Social Work Registration'
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] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 The Centre will Hold- the Role of Social Work Leadership in Containing Emotions of Organisational Change.
Melaugh , B (2018) The Centre will Hold- the Role of Social Work Leadership in Containing Emotions of Organisational Change. [Oral Presentation], International Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference, Dublin [Details]
2018 The Centre will Hold -the Role of Residential Childcare Leadership in Containing the Emotions of Change: a Journey from Despair to Potency.
Melaugh, B (2018) The Centre will Hold -the Role of Residential Childcare Leadership in Containing the Emotions of Change: a Journey from Despair to Potency. [Oral Presentation], ISPSO Annual Meeting Desires and Defences at Work, Dublin [Details]
2015 The purpose of the presentation is to share the learning from using fairytales to support the professional education of Community Workers and Youth Workers.
Brian Melaugh (2015) The purpose of the presentation is to share the learning from using fairytales to support the professional education of Community Workers and Youth Workers. [Oral Presentation], Once Upon A Time- Using Fairy-tales In Third Level Education, Maynooth University- Narrative Conference [Details]
2015 Explore Codes of Ethics and Codes of Practice in Social Work and explore how codes support or impede commitment to social justice.
Brian Melaugh, Gloria Kirwan (2015) Explore Codes of Ethics and Codes of Practice in Social Work and explore how codes support or impede commitment to social justice. [Oral Presentation], Social Work and Social Justice –Self Protection or Proactive Engagement, DIT-Dublin -Social Care Conference [Details]
2014 The purpose of the paper is to present findings from the author’s doctoral research, based on a case study approach exploring how leaders of residential child care organisations in Ireland contain emotions evoked by organisational change.
Brian Melaugh (2014) The purpose of the paper is to present findings from the author’s doctoral research, based on a case study approach exploring how leaders of residential child care organisations in Ireland contain emotions evoked by organisational change. [Oral Presentation], Change its an Emotional Game-The Role of Leadership in Containing the Emotions of Change in Residential Care In Ireland, London [Details]
2013 Exploring how to teach managment in a critical manner to students in the social professions.
Brian Melaugh (2013) Exploring how to teach managment in a critical manner to students in the social professions. [Oral Presentation], Teaching Critical Management, he Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work Conference-Maynooth Univeristy [Details]
2009 School of Health University of Bath.
(2009) School of Health University of Bath. [Oral Presentation], What is the Impact of Work Place Gossip on the Identity and Practice of Professional Youth Workers?, University of Bath [Details]
2008 European Group Organisational Studies.
(2008) European Group Organisational Studies. [Oral Presentation], Gossip in Organisations, VU University Amsterdam [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2007 Garda Vetting:Implications for Youth Work Practice.
Brian Melaugh (2007) Garda Vetting:Implications for Youth Work Practice. Magazine Article [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2007 Review of the New Communities Partnership.
Brian Melaugh (2007) Review of the New Communities Partnership. Technical Publication [Details]
2007 Evaluation of Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative.
Brian Melaugh and Gary Broderick (2007) Evaluation of Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative. Technical Publication [Details]
2006 MACRO Community Resource Centre: Social Impact Study .
Brian Melaugh (2006) MACRO Community Resource Centre: Social Impact Study . Technical Publication [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2008 Feasibility Study into the Needs of People with HIV Related Brain Impairment (HRBI).
Brian Melaugh and Gary Broderick (2008) Feasibility Study into the Needs of People with HIV Related Brain Impairment (HRBI). Other [Details]