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Ms. Hazel Finlay

Title:

Course leader for the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice and Social Care Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Applied Arts

Telephone:

+353 0 51845677

Room Name/ Num:

C210 Convent Building

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

Hazel Finlay is a social care lecturer in the Department of Applied Arts and is the current course leader for the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice. She holds a BSC in Property Valuation Management, a BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care and and a Master of Arts (Research) on the topic of Human Security and Nurse Migration. Hazel has eight years professional experience working in residential care with adults with intellectual disabilities and young people in care. For the past ten years Hazel has been lecturing at Waterford Institute of Technology with a special interest in Irish social policy, migration, disability and social care practice.

Research

MA Thesis

‘Human Security and Global Nurse Migration: A Mixed Methods Study of Filipina Nurses in Ireland’

Teaching

Hazel teaches a broad range of modules across the social care (level 7, level 8 and adult education) programmes. Subjects include social policy, personal and professional development, applied social studies and practice placement. Since 2009 I have worked as a placement lecturer, supporting and supervising students who are undertaking their practice placements in both Social Care and Early Childhood agencies. I have also supported the development of placements further by sharing the role of Acting Placement Coordinator since March 2019, supporting the development of the programme in preparation for our application for approval by an external body.

Professional

Hazel has eight years professional experience working in residential care with adults with intellectual disabilities and young people in care. For the past ten years Hazel has been lecturing at Waterford Institute of Technology with a special interest in Irish social policy, migration, disability and social care practice. Hazel is the current course leader for the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice. My role as Course Leader on the BA (H) in Social Care Practice has involved the day to day management of the programme in addition to leading preparations for the 2019 School Review and WIT’s 2019 application for approval by an external body.