Social Policy Development Officer
Tricia Keilthy joined the Society of St Vincent de Paul in 2016 and currently co-ordinates the policy and advocacy work of the Society.
She works closely with the SVP National Social Justice Committee to identify social justice issues emerging through the experience of SVP members and the people we assist and develop solutions and policy proposals.
Tricia has over twelve years’ experience of applied social research and has worked for a variety of organisations such as the Combat Poverty Agency, One Family, the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, as well as a variety of research roles with TCD and UCD. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on topics such as comparative social policy, family policy, and research methods and also holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD.
Tricia has a PhD in Social Policy from UCD and a Masters in Applied Social Research from TCD. Tricia currently volunteers with a visitation Conference in Dublin’s south inner city.