Lisa Garavin

PhD Student in UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice, Thesis topic: An exploration of the interface of the child protection social worker and the Guardian ad Litem service;

Description: I am undertaking a qualitative research piece on the child protection social worker (CPSW) and Guardian ad Litem (GAL). This is primarily how the services have evolved together and what impact this has had an both professions as well as the vulnerable children and families they serve in the court process. I am a researcher with insider status having been a Social Work Team Leader for the previous 15 years.