Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Care
School of Humanities - Arts
FTG16D T- Block/ FTG Rooms
Michael Tobin is a social policy and social care lecturer in the Department of Applied Arts and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Social Science. Additional roles: International Placement Coordinator for the Department of Applied Arts, and International Exchange Programme Coordinator - partnership with University College Leuven Limburg (UCLL), Belgium.
Research interests include: Irish and comparative social policy, citizenship, nationalism, street-level bureaucracy, cultural memory, European studies and the Media.
2017-2019 collaborationg with social policy educators nationwide as part of the ‘Digital literacy for social policy educators’ project. This collaborative project (type 2) was part of the National Forum under their Teaching and Learning Enhancement Call. The working title for our project is ‘Expanding Personal and Professional Digital Capacities in Social Policy Teaching and Learning Contexts: A Collaboration between Social Policy Educators and Learning Technologists’.
Tobin, M. (2018) “Providing a New Direction: Use of early interventions for those at risk of anti-social behaviour". Paper presented to the B.A. Child and Youth Studies course at University College Leuven Limburg, Social School Heverlee, 21st February, 2018.
Tobin, M. (2020) 'How to spruce up your Moodle: a practical guide to Moodle tiles format'. Waterford Institute of Technology Community of Practice Series.
Michael Tobin has been teaching in the School of Humanities, at Waterford Institute of Technology, since 2010. Outlined below is the courses on which Michael currently/previously worked on, and the complete list of modules currently/previously delivered.
External Examiner - Munster Technological University (Cork) 2018 - present
Social Justice Ireland - Board member 2017-present
Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA)
Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI)