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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 - Social Care and Early Childhood

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 Social Care and Early Childhood Studies 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 twelve years Hazel has been lecturing at Waterford Institute of Technology with a special interest in Irish social policy, migration, disability and social care work.

Research

Finlay, H. (2021). Domain 1: Standard of Proficiency 08 in D. Lyons & T. Brown (Eds.), Guide to the Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers (pp. 189-199). https://socialcareireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Guide-to-Domain01v3.pdf.

MA Thesis (2015) ‘Human Security and Global Nurse Migration: A Mixed Methods Study of Filipina Nurses in Ireland’.

Finlay, H., (2014), ‘Cultural Diversity in Alternative Care’, paper presented at the IFCO 2014 European Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology: 26th - 29th August.

Teaching

Hazel teaches a broad range of modules across the social care level 7 and level 8 programmes. Subjects include social policy, reflective practice, introduction to social care practice, exploring contemporary social care issues, disability and practice placement. Since 2009 Hazel has worked as a placement lecturer, supporting and supervising students who are undertaking their practice placements in both Social Care and Early Childhood agencies. Hazel also supported the development of placements further by sharing the role of Acting Placement Coordinator from March 2019 to Janurary 2020, and leading practice placement preparations 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 twelve years Hazel has been lecturing at Waterford Institute of Technology with a special interest in Irish social policy, migration, disability and social care work. Hazel is the current course leader for the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice. Her 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. Hazel is currently an external examiner for the BA (H) in Social Care programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology.