Dylan Sloan

Dylan Sloan, (PhD Researcher)

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Dylan Sloan is a PhD Student studying Social Work. Professionally qualified in social work, he has spent his early career developing school social work in Northern Ireland, being the first school social worker to practice within this field in NI. His first degree was in social work at Ulster University, Magee. This was followed by an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis studied at Queen’s University Belfast. Dylan has now commenced his PhD at Ulster University in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. Dylan’s research interests are in merging social work and education to provide school social work provision focusing on creating a holistic experience for young people. Dylan also has an interest in the development of services for individuals with disabilities, his MSc dissertation focused on interventions for inappropriate sexualised behaviours amongst young people with a disability. Dylan is an active member of the International School Social Work Association, The Student Social Work Hub and serves on the editorial board as Children’s Social Work Advisor for The Social Work News. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Applied Behavior Analysis, Queens University, Belfast

Bachelor, Social Work


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Social Work
  • School Social Work
  • Wellbeing
  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • L Education (General)
  • Care experience
  • Student engagement
  • Attendance
  • Resilience


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