Dr Mark Taylor has worked as a social worker in British and Irish social work settings (e.g. child mental health, adults with learning disabilities, child protection). Dr Taylor joined Goldsmiths in October 2015, having taught in higher education in the Republic of Ireland since 2006. Dr Taylor is interested in becoming a partner in European and international collaborative projects, in the areas of:
- social work with young people,
- social work and a sense of place,
- social work and creativity,
- social work competence,
- social work narratives.
- Bachelor of Social Studies (1991) (Trinity College Dublin)
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (1991)
- MSc (Social Policy & Planning) (1994) (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
- PhD (Social Policy & Administration) (2004) (LSE)
- MA (Learning & Teaching) (2014) (Waterford Institute of Technology)
Social Policy; Social Work Approaches; Narrative Analysis
Areas of supervision
Social Professional Formation; Working with Marginalised Young People and Families.
- Taylor, M. 2016. (forthcoming) Wicked Problems and Social Professional Competence. In MCTAGGART, B. (ed.) Wicked Problems and Youth in Europe.
- Taylor, M. 2015. Threshold Concepts in Irish Early Childhood Education and Care Practice Placements. International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care, 3 (1), pp 46-57. ISSN 2051-6223.
- Taylor, M. 2015. What Early Childhood Students Find 'Troublesome' During Practice Placements. Aishe-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 7 (2), ISSN 2009-3160.
- Taylor, M. (ed) 2015. European Journal of Social Education. Vol. 26/27. ISSN 1810-4789.
Grants, awards and media appearances
- Taylor, M & McDonald, S. 2015. President’s Research Bursary: ‘Trade Unionisation and the Early Childhood Care & Education Sector’. €27,638. IT Sligo.
- Taylor, M. & Share, P. 2013-2016. HEI Interprofessional module – co-created by marginalized youth, practitioners and students. €63,000. European Commission.
- Taylor, M. 2013. President’s Research Bursary: ‘Social pedagogy in Ireland and Scotland: Concepts, opportunities and constraints’. €17,738. IT Sligo.
- Share, P. & Taylor, M. 2011-2013. Strengthening Inter-Disciplinary and Inter-Organisational Practice towards Social Inclusion in Europe. €18.000. European Commission.
FESET (Formation d'Educateurs Sociaux Européens / European Social Educator Training), Executive Board Member (2012-2016)
Chief Editor: European Journal of Social Education (2014-16)