I am a registered social worker and have been a Senior Lecturer at MMU since 2004. Prior to this I worked as a social worker for 19 years in local authority children and families teams specialising in fostering and adoption. I have also worked as a manager in a local Sure Start Project.
BA2 Year Lead
I currently teach units in:
External Examiner BA(Hons) Teeside University (2014 - to date)
Social work with Children and Families
JC. Fisher, R. Lawthom, Z. Mitchell-Smith, T. O'Neill, H. McLaughlin 'Neither a professional nor a friend': the liminal spaces of parents and volunteers in family support. Families, Relationships and Societies.
S. Ward, R. Devereux, H. Mayall, T. O'Neill, A. Worsley (2017). Care leavers on social work courses: a study of identity management. Child & Family Social Work. 22(1), pp.339-348.
H. Mayall, T. O'Neill, A. Worsley, R. Devereux, S. Ward, et al. (2015). The Experiences of Care Leavers (Post-care Adults) in Social Work Education. Social Work Education. 34(2), pp.151-164.
H. Mayall, T. O'neill, A. Worsley, R. Devereux, S. Ward, et al. (2014). The Experiences of Care Leavers (Post-care Adults) in Social Work Education. Social Work Education.
H. Mayall, T. O'Neill, M. Ajayi, S. Crawley, R. Hawkins, et al. (2014). Translating Values and Ethics into Practice. D. Edmondson. In: Social Work Practice Learning: A Student Guide. Sage, pp.77-88.
JC. Fisher, R. Lawthom, Z. Mitchell-smith, T. O'Neill, H. McLaughlin (2014). ‘The Spice of life’: An evaluation of Home Start Manchester South. Manchester Metropolitan University, Home Start Manchester South.
O'Neill, T, & Hagan, M (2013) "Formal student assessment through group role-play - friend or foe?", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July
O'Neill, T, Hagan, M, & Hawkins, R (2012) "Assessment by group role play, friend or foe?", at Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University
Devereux, R., Mayall, H., O'Neill, T. and Ward, S., 2012. "Care Leavers in Social Work Education: preliminary research findings", at Social Work Action Network Conference, Liverpool
Mayall, H. and O'Neill,T., 2012. Conference presentation with young people from MMU Social Work Total Respect Group and young people and staff from 42nd Street, "Young people speak from experience", atChoice, Care and Control: Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Social Care Futures, Manchester Metropolitan University
2010 Joint Workshop Social Work Evaluation of Learning, at 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference Shaping the future of social work: priorities, challenges, opportunities. Hertfordshire, UK
O'Neill, T. and Mayall, H., 2009. Poster Presentation with young people and staff from Barnardo's - "Social Work Students: Our Voice: young service user perspectives on their involvement in interviewing", atAuthenticity into Action: Service User and Carer Involvement in Higher Education, Cumbria.