Declan Coogan (Ireland)
Declan Coogan, PhD, is a lecturer in Social Work and a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. He is a CORU registered social worker with practice experience in community child and adolescent mental health and child protection and welfare services. He is a member of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW). Declan is also a registered systemic psychotherapist (FTAI). He is committed to developing and supporting close links between social work practitioners and researchers. Declan was the NUI Galway/ Ireland Lead for the successfully concluded EU co-funded FP7/ DAPHNE Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project (JUST/2012/DAP/AG/3086). This innovative project involved academics, researchers and practitioners in 5 countries working together to develop awareness of child to parent violence and to develop and research 2 intervention programmes for child to parent violence throughout 2013-15. Declan was awarded a PhD in Sociology by NUI Galway in 2016 for his action research focusing on child to parent violence and Non Violent Resistance (NVR). Declan is an NVR consultant and trainer in Ireland and a founding member of the NVR Ireland Network for practitioners and researchers. He has written and spoken extensively on child to parent and abuse and on NVR and continues to facilitate NVR training programmes for practitioners. His book Child to Parent Violence and Abuse – Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance was published in 2018 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.