John  Devaney, PhD Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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John Devaney, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Queen's University Belfast

I joined Queen's University Belfast in 2006 after nearly twenty years as a social work practitioner and manager. I am currently a senior lecturer in social work within the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work. My interests lie in the areas of familial violence, the safeguarding of children from abuse and neglect, the development of child welfare policy and the impact of childhood adversity across the lifecourse.

Biography

I am a qualified social worker, and practised for nearly twenty years before moving into academia. My experience as a practitioner and manager was primarily in relation to statutory social work with families requiring support, and children in need of protection from harm.

I have researched and published on a range of issues related to familial violence, and have a particular interest in the longer term impact of childhood adversity across the lifecourse.

I am a former chair of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and a former member of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. I have sat, and currently sit on a number of professional and governmental committees in relation to both child protection and domestic violence. In 2012 I was honoured to receive a Churchill Fellowship to study responses to perpetrators of domestic violence in Canada and Norway.

I am currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Queen's University Belfast, where I am also a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My areas of research interest relate to:
    - familial violence
    - working with perpetrators of domestic violence
    - the safeguarding of children from abuse and neglect
    - the development of child welfare policy
    - the impact of childhood adversity across the lifecourse

Books

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 Featured Title - Domestic Violence Perpetrators - Devaney et al - 1st Edition book cover