Mark Garavan

Dr Mark Garavan is a Senior Lecturer in the ATU Mayo. He teaches mostly on the Applied
Social Care programme. He is the author of Care (2024), and of Compassionate Activism:
An Exploration of Integral Social Care (2012). He has published academic articles on the
environment, dialogue, and on social care practice. He has been a social care worker
working with Travellers, young people, and in Mountjoy Prison. He was a Project Leader with
Dublin Simon Community from 1989 to 1992, and managed a facility for young people in Co
Carlow. He is currently a Board member of Feasta, of Westport Family Resource Centre,
and of the Development Studies Association of Ireland. He is on the Editorial Board of the
Community Development Journal.


  • Plenary 6: Decolonizing the Social Imaginary: how can we ‘do’ economics in the Fifth Province?
  • Breakout 2B: What configuration might health take on, in a wellbeing economy?