Danielle McIlroy

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Research Focus

Learning Disability; Mental Health; Mental Health/Mental Capacity and Human Rights legislation; Decision-making processes; Social inclusion.

Research Interests

Research interests within the areas of learning disability, mental health and mental capacity. Research on decision-making processes particularly in relation to substitute, supported and shared decision-making. Research interests in Human Rights, social inclusion and social justice. 


Tutoring on Undergraduate Social Work modules

Module Convenor for SWK7001: Specialist Practice Dissertation (Postgraduate)


My main research interests are within the areas of learning disability, mental health and mental capacity. Interested in decision-making processes including substitute, supported and shared decision-making for individuals who lack capacity. Interested in Human Rights, social justice and social inclusion of individuals with a disability. Interested in the lived experiences of those who have experienced political conflict and the social work response. Further interest in international social work perspectives with a focus on carers' roles, advocacy and environmental social work. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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