Dr. Joe Mooney LLB, MA (Social Work), PhD is Assistant Professor of Social Work at University College Dublin and has a specific focus on child welfare and protection social work. Joseph is a professionally qualified and CORU registered Social Worker. Joseph is highly active in the area of Child Protection and Welfare research. He has spent the past decade researching the area of Irish policies concerning Retrospective Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse and presents his work to National, International and Community and Practice-Based audiences. Joseph’s research interests include disclosure of childhood trauma; child sexual abuse; child welfare and protection systems, practice, policy and law.