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)
Social Work with Young People & Families; Experience of Everyday Life in Social Professional Work Spaces; Narrative Methodology
Publications and research outputs
Taylor, Mark. 2016. Wicked Problems and Social Professional Competence. In: Perry Share; Tamsin Cavaliero and Breda McTaggart, eds. Wicked Problems and Young People: Co-creative teaching for the social professions. Sligo, Ireland: Institute of Technology, Sligo, pp. 9-20. ISBN 9781907592058
Taylor, Mark. 2018. Understanding stories of professional formation during early childhood education and care practice placements. Irish Educational Studies, 37(2), pp. 227-241. ISSN 0332-3315
Taylor, Mark. 2017. Objects, Places and Stories of Transformative Youth Work. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 17(1), pp. 17-27. ISSN 1393-7022
Taylor, Mark. 2015. Competence and Irish Social Care Practice: Divergent Policy Narratives. Social Protection of Child, 15(1), pp. 8-18. ISSN 1453-393X
Taylor, Mark. 2015. Competence and Irish Social Care Practice: Divergent Policy Narratives. Social Protection of Child/Protectia sociala a copilului, 17(1), pp. 8-18. ISSN 1453-939X