IT Sligo Staff Profiles

DR John Pender

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Senior Lecturer In Social Policy, Politics and Futures
Social Sciences
B2101
Department of Social Sciences
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland

T: 00353719305735
E: pender.john@itsligo.ie
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E: pender.john@itsligo.ie
 
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Biography

John Pender PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Social Policy in the Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Technology, Sligo.  He holds degrees from Queen's University Belfast, Maynooth University, University of Bath and University of Leeds. Prior to his arrival in Sligo in 2004, he was Principal Lecturer in Politics and European Social Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University where from 1993 he taught an array of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including the Politics of European Integration, European Social Policy Analysis, Government and Politics of Ireland, Futures of Welfare and Agencies of Welfare. His PhD thesis, supervised by Professors Christopher Lord and Kevin Theakston, explored the extent to which and circumstances within which European Commissioners may exercise supranational political entrepreneurship. His main research interests and activities in Leeds centred on the experiences of Irish migrants, particularly around their mental health and wider social contexts. His most recent research involved undertaking and chairing a Government of Ireland funded national audit of the experiences of migrants and higher education in Ireland. His current research focuses on the impact of technology on the care of children and older people. He delivered a conference paper on 'The Futures of Care and Carers' at the 6th International Carers conference, Gothenburg in September 2015. In addition to supervising a number of post-graduate research students, he currently teaches a range of undergraduate modules to students specialising in EU social policy, Irish social policy, welfare state studies and future and forecasting studies.

Books

  Year Publication
(1996) Exclusion and Inclusion: Minorities in Europe.
Gerry Lavery, John Pender and Mike Peters (1996) Exclusion and Inclusion: Minorities in Europe. Leeds, UK: Leeds Metropolitan University. [Details]
(1996) 'Mental Health': The Case of the Irish In Britain - A Working Paper.
John Pender and Gerry Lavery (1996) 'Mental Health': The Case of the Irish In Britain - A Working Paper. Leeds, UK: Leeds Metropolitan University. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(1996) '¿On outsiders, inclusion and exclusion: some observations on the Irish in Britain¿'
Gerry Lavery and John Pender (1996) '¿On outsiders, inclusion and exclusion: some observations on the Irish in Britain¿' In: Exclusion and Inclusion: Minorities in Europe. Leeds, UK: Leeds Metropolitan University. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2003) Literature review: age, disability, ethnicity and gender labour market discrimination in West Yorkshire
Cohen, T., Pender, J., and Watkin, C (Ed.). (2003) Literature review: age, disability, ethnicity and gender labour market discrimination in West Yorkshire Bradford, UK: West Yorkshire Learning Skills Council. Bradford. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Social Care and Social Policy in Ireland: seeking justice in an era of austerity and beyond,
John Pender (2015) Exploration of social justice in Ireland during the recent down-turn. [Oral Presentation], Social Care and Social Policy in Ireland: seeking justice in an era of austerity and beyond, Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman Campus, Dublin . [Details]
(2015) Care and Caring: Future proofing the new demographics. 6th International Carers Conference, 3-6 September 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden,
John Pender (2015) Exploration of the futures of social care globally. [International Refereed Conference], Care and Caring: Future proofing the new demographics. 6th International Carers Conference, 3-6 September 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden . [Details]
(2015) 50/50 by 2020 intensive seminar on Women and Politics,
John Pender (2015) ¿Women and Irish Politics¿. [Oral Presentation], 50/50 by 2020 intensive seminar on Women and Politics, Institute of Technology, Sligo . [Details]
(2014) OMEP World Assembly & International Conference July 5th 2014,
Mc Taggart, B., Pender, J. & Cavaliero, T, (2014) Conference paper on the emergence of technologies in ECCE settings. [Oral Presentation], OMEP World Assembly & International Conference July 5th 2014, University College Cork, Cork . [Details]
(2013) What the Mooc: exploration of online learning and the social professions,
John Pender (2013) ¿MOOCing about: digitised pedagogies ¿ a point of no return?. [Oral Presentation], What the Mooc: exploration of online learning and the social professions, Institute of Technology, Sligo . [Details]
(2011) ¿Our Children: Our Future¿,
John Pender (2011) ): ¿What has the Europe ever done for children?: dichotomising rights from policies. [Oral Presentation], ¿Our Children: Our Future¿, Institute of Technology, Sligo . [Details]
(2011) ¿Women and Men in Irish Politics: Let¿s re-imagine Irish Political Culture¿,
John Pender (2011) ¿Leadership in Irish Politics¿. [Oral Presentation], ¿Women and Men in Irish Politics: Let¿s re-imagine Irish Political Culture¿, Institute of Technoloy, Sligo . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2003) ): Barriers to Older Learners in Northumberland.
Cohen, T., Pender, J., and Watkin, C. (2003) ): Barriers to Older Learners in Northumberland. Northumberland Learning Skills Council, Morpeth, UK. [Details]