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Janet Carter Anand

B.A.S.Wk. Post Grad Dip. Arts (UTAS), PhD (La Trobe)
Lecturer in Social Work
Room 02.005, 3 College Park
Ext 5158; Email:

Following undergraduate study at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia I had an extensive career in medical social work and management in Tasmania and Western Australia and  played an active role in the Australian Association of Social Workers at  state and national level.  In 2005 I was awarded a PhD (Social Work) from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria and was employed as a Lecturer with the School of Sociology and Social Work, UTAS in 2006. In 2007 I joined the staff of the Master in Social Work course, School of Social Work and Social Policy Trinity College Dublin, ROI, were I lectured and coordinated the research programme. I went on to chair the school research committee. Recently I joined the School of Sociology, Social Policy and  Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast as a Lecturer in Social Work


I have coordinated and contributed to teaching and training at an undergraduate and post graduate level. My teaching interests include qualitative research methods, ageing, elder abuse, practice in human service organisations and international social work. Over the past three years I have been actively involved in developing and promoting opportunities for   international exchange partnerships with universities in the USA and Australia.


My research interests have included paediatric social admission to hospital (risk and clinical decision making), ageing and elder abuse, practice-based research and international social work education. I am currently involved in a cross cultural study exploring social worker’s responses to the abuse of older people in the community.
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Colleagues from the University of Ulster, Age Action, South East Care Trust and I   recently obtained CARDI funding  to undertake a study on older people’s views of support and services in response to elder abuse in communities across Ireland.
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I hold the position of Associate Researcher with the Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre (SPARC), Trinity College, Dublin. Link ( and I continue to be is actively involved in developing a social work practitioner research network with colleagues at Trinity College and Queen’s University. Link  (

I am very keen to develop links with social work practitioners and researchers interested in furthering our understanding issues of ageing and elder abuse in Northern Ireland and internationally.

Recent Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Carter Anand, J., (2009). The paradox of paediatric social admission to hospital. Health Sociology Review, Vol. 18, No 3, pp 234-245.

Carter Anand, J., Clarke, K., (2009). Crossing borders through cyberspace: a discussion of a social work education electronic exchange pilot project across the Atlantic. Social Work Education, Vol. 28, No 6, pp 583-597.

Carter Anand, J., (2009) Paediatric social admission to hospital. International Pediatrics, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp 56-64.

Donnelly, S. Carter Anand, J. Gilligan, R. Mehigan, B. O'Neill, D. , (2008). Participation of older people in family meetings in a hospital setting. Irish  Journal of  Medical Science, 177, (Supplement 9), pp 327.

Carter Anand, J., (2007) Social work student units: A case study in group learning and supervision. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, Vol.9, (1), pp 6 – 15.