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    United Kingdom

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Dr. Mooney is a social worker, systemic family therapist and researcher. She is interested in the impact of adverse experiences on the lives of individuals (both adults and children) and their family networks, and how services can better need emerging needs.

Her PhD explored the care needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer. She is involved in research and practice initiatives relating to the Adverse Childhood Experiences and has conducted an evidence review of Trauma-Informed Care

Open to PhD applications in:

- Adverse childhood experiences
- Trauma-informed care
- Social work practice
- Systemic family therapy
- Domestic Violence
- Trauma


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Research Interests

the impact of adversities and inequalities on the lives of children, adults and families; systemic practice and family therapy in different contexts; child welfare social work; improving services for care experienced children and young people, their families and caregivers; trauma informed care; living with illness and supportive healthcare; suicide and self harm; action, participatory and research methodologies


I am a Social Worker and Systemic Family Psychotherapist. I currently co-lead the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT UK) accredited systemic practice and family therapy programmes at Queen's.  This suite of highly-rated programmes are designed for multidisciplinary professionals in both child and adult health and social care settings who wish to maximise the therapeutic benefits for individual service users or relationships groups in their everyday 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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