Seamus Taylor

Applied Social Studies

Lecturer

Laraghbryan House
3.6
(01) 708 6748

Biography

Seamus Taylor is a Lecturer in Social Policy .He joined the Department of Applied Social Studies in 2009.Seamus studied Social Science (Social Policy and Sociology ) in University College Dublin where he graduated from the BSocSc programme with a double 1st class honours degree . He has an MA in Social Policy from the University of London ( Goldsmiths College ) where he graduated with distinction .He is currently undertaking doctoral research on hate crime policy making and practices .He has worked in the social research division of the ESRI , Dublin (1983-84), Social Worker at the London Irish Centre (1984-87 ) , Senior Policy Advisor and Head of Policy ,Equality and Diversity at Haringey Council (1987 -1999 ), Director of Strategy at the Commission for Racial Equality (Britain) (2000-2004) and Director of Equality and Diversity at the Crown Prosecution Service (England and Wales ) (2004-2009) . Seamus joined the Department of Applied Social Studies in 2009 ,where he contributes to and teaches on the BSocSc ,BACYW, MSocSc  ,MACYW  and DSocSc programmes .He coordinates the Masters in Social Science (Rights and Social Policy ) and is a year coordinator on the BSocSc programme.He lectures on undergraduate modules in Introduction to Social Policy, Social Policy and the Life Stages ,Equality Studies  and Criminal Justice Studies and Masters level courses in Equality and Inclusion and Criminal Justice Studies.His research interests include ; the analysis of hate crime policy and practice with a current focus on Disablist Hate Crime , issues of equality and diversity in the criminal justice system , analysis of legal and policy approaches to addressing equality in the public sector, analysis of the social policy making process and exploring the linkages between redistribution and recognition based inequalities.His publications are in the areas of equality and diversity policy making and practice , critical analysis of hate crime policy and practice , racist crime and race equality policy and practice in the criminal justice system. His book with Dr Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe (UL) ,Haynes, Schweppe and Taylor , Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime : An Irish Perspective , London : Palgrave Macmillan is due for publication in 2016.Seamus has involvements with a range of organisations in the NGO and statutory sectors in Ireland and Britain over many years.These include serving as a trustee of the Runnymede Trust (Britain ) think tank on race equality and cultural diversity, serving as a commissioner on the independent Commission on the future of Multi Ethnic Britain which reported in 2000 , chairing the Irish community census campaign in Britain in the lead up to the 2001 census which included an Irish ethnic group question for the first time . He is currently independent chair of the London Hate Crime Scrutiny and Involvement Panel (CJS)  and chair of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. He has served as honorary president of Maynooth University mature students society, as a member of the recent Curriculum Commission which reviewed the undergraduate curriculum and is currently a member of Maynooth University Governing Authority.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'The challenges of Disablist Hate Crime'
Taylor, S. (2016) 'The challenges of Disablist Hate Crime' In: Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime :an Irish Perspective. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2009 'The Crown Prosecution Service and Race Equality'
Taylor, S. (2009) 'The Crown Prosecution Service and Race Equality' In: Race and Criminal Justice. London: Sage publications Ltd. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016 Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime : An Irish Perspective
Haynes ,A., Schweppe, J, and Taylor , S (Ed.). (2016) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime : An Irish Perspective London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2011 Racist Incidents and Racist Crime in Ireland.
Taylor, S. (2011) Racist Incidents and Racist Crime in Ireland. Equality Authority , Dublin, Dublin , Ireland. [IR Link] [Details]
2010 The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 years on and the Crown Prosecution Service- Much, much more still to do.
Taylor, S. (2010) The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 years on and the Crown Prosecution Service- Much, much more still to do. Crown Prosecution Service, UK. [Details]
2005 Equality and Diversity Policy and Strategy.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (2005) Equality and Diversity Policy and Strategy. CPS, London, UK. [Details]
2004 Equality and Diversity Stocktake.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (2004) Equality and Diversity Stocktake. CPS, London, UK. [Details]
2003 Race Equality : Public Sector Strategy.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (2003) Race Equality : Public Sector Strategy. Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), London, UK. [Details]
1999 Equality and Diversity Manual.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (1999) Equality and Diversity Manual. Haringey Council, London, London, UK. [Details]
1998 Domestic Violence Services Review.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (1998) Domestic Violence Services Review. Haringey Council, London, London, UK. [Details]
1997 Community Plan for Haringey.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (1997) Community Plan for Haringey. Haringey Council, London, London, UK. [Details]
1989 Equal Opportunities ,the Irish Dimension ,an agenda for change.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (1989) Equal Opportunities ,the Irish Dimension ,an agenda for change. Haringey Council, London, London, UK. [Details]
1988 Irish elderly in Haringey.
Taylor, S. (1988) Irish elderly in Haringey. Haringey Council, London, London, UK. [Details]
1987 The Irish in Haringey,an assessment of need and programme for action.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (1987) The Irish in Haringey,an assessment of need and programme for action. Haringey Council, London, London, UK. [Details]
1986 Smalltown boys and girls : emigrant Irish youth in London .
Taylor, S. (1986) Smalltown boys and girls : emigrant Irish youth in London . PNL Press, London, UK. [Details]
2009 Diversity Delivery Plan 2008-11 for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (2009) Diversity Delivery Plan 2008-11 for the Crown Prosecution Service. Crown Prosecution Service, UK. [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2002 The duty to promote race equality : statutory code for public authorities in England and Wales.
Taylor, S. (drafting author) (2002) The duty to promote race equality : statutory code for public authorities in England and Wales. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 CBE British Government Honours System
2008 British Civil Service Diversity Improvement Award Cabinet Office, British Civil Service
1999 Distinguished Service Award Haringey Council ,London
1996 Irish Post Newspaper Community Award The Irish Post Newspaper (Britain)
1982 Postgraduate Scholarship in Social Science University College Dublin
1981 College Prize in Sociology University College Dublin
1981 College Scholarships in Sociology and Social Policy University College Dublin
1981 College Scholarship in Social Policy University College Dublin

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Equality, Diversity and Interculturalism Committee, Maynooth University ,Governing Authority responsible with committee colleagues for strategic advice and support to Maynooth University Governing Authority in relation to the advancement of the University's equality policy and objectives 2016 / 2016
Governing Authority ,Maynooth University responsible with other Governing Authority members for the strategic governance of the university in line with the Universites Act and the University's strategic plan 2016 / 2016

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) ,Dublin Research Assistant 01-AUG-83 / 01-MAR-84
London Irish Centre Social Worker 01-APR-84 / 01-APR-87
Commission for Racial Equality (Britain ) Director of Strategy 01-JAN-00 / 27-JAN-04
Haringey Council Senior Policy Advisor and latterly Head of Policy ,Equality and Diversity 01-MAY-87 / 01-DEC-99
Crown Prosecution Service (England and Wales) Director of Equality and Diversity 27-JAN-04 / 31-MAR-09

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1982 University College Dublin BSocSc Social Policy and Sociology
1986 University of London (Goldsmiths College ) Master of Arts Social Policy

Outreach Activities

  Description

Chair of the Board of the Irish Penal Reform Trust which is the main NGO promoting a human rights based approach to prisoners and evidence based penal reform

Chair of a panel which scrutinizes and advises the criminal justice system on the handling of cases of hate crime and makes recommendations to contribute to improved performance