Susan Mackey holds a Master of Social Work (MSW), HDip Social Policy and BSc (Hons) from University College Cork. Susan also currently works as a Social Worker with the Neighbourhood Youth Project, Mayfield and worked as a tutor on the MSW programme, UCC from 2017-18. She was Chairperson on the IASW Special Interest Group on Migration from 2017-18 and now serves as a Committee member. She was also awarded funding by the Irish Research Council to carry out PhD research with Nasc and the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC. This study looked at Child Protection and Welfare Social Work with refugee and asylum-seeking children and families.