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Robbie Gilligan

Trinity College Dublín

Currículum vitae

Robbie Gilligan is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. He has published widely in relation to the experiences of children and young people in out of home care, and care experienced adults (with a strong focus on their work and education journeys).

ther related interests include exploring care leaver experiences through various theoretical lenses, for example, life course theory, personal agency, turning points and resilience. See for a full list of his publications and outputs He recently served as an informal adviser (2021-22) to an OECD report on care-leavers – the first such intervention by OECD on this topic: Improving care leavers’ socioeconomic outcomes | The OECD Forum Network (

He is a member of various journal editorial boards, and of research networks, including the Board of the European Scientific Association for Residential and Family Care and of Intrac.

Wednesday, 29 November at 10:30

“Supporting young people in their transitions from care: An international perspective on key issues and developments “

This presentation will review international evidence on critical issues facing care leavers as they transition from their care systems. It will also examine a range of policy challenges and promising policy developments across selected countries.

Amaia Bravo Arteaga

University of Oviedo

Belén Urosa

Comillas Pontifical University

Carlos Rosón

IGAXES - Galicia

Cristina Blanco

Department of Social and Youth Policy of Galicia’s Government

Cristina Segura Talavera

Social Inclusion Director at La Caixa Foundation - Program Incorpora

Cristóbal Ruiz-Román

University of Málaga

Daniel Rijo

University of Coimbra

Diego Jesús Heredia Sánchez

Association Engloba, Andalusia

Guillem Cladera

Natzaret Foundation

Joana Miguelena

University of the Basque Country

João Pedro Gaspar

University of Coimbra and paje - Support Platform to Former Foster Care Youth

Jordi Longás Mayayo

University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona

Jorge Fernández del Valle

University of Oviedo

Juan Carlos Martín Quintana

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Laura García Alba

University of Oviedo

Laura Santos

University of Coimbra

Lidia González Moreno

Itaca Educational Association, Catalonia

Mª Auxiliadora López Fonseca

ASECAL - Castilla y León

Mafalda Sampaio Malheiro Da Silva

San José de Braga Office

Marcos Madrigal

Identidad para Ellos y Ellas - Asturias

María Carme Montserrat Boado

University of Girona

María Escribano

Sustainability/CSR internal communication and culture manager at Alsea - Alsea Group

Núria Diéguez

IGAXES - Galicia

Paula Mesquita

Social Security Institute of Madeira, State Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

Paulo Delgado

Education Higher School of Porto’s Polytechnic Institute

Ricardo Barroso

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Robbie Gilligan

Trinity College Dublín

Santa Lázaro Fernández

Comillas Pontifical University

Sebastià Cladera Guardiola

Amés Foundation, Balearic Islans

Séraphin Alava

Militants Des Savoirs, Francia

Silvia Diana Jens

Cooperativa Redes - Madrid

Unai Zabala

Agintzari - Basque Country

Victor Martín Solbes

University of Málaga