Brian O’Neill is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia School of Social Work. He received a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Windsor, a master of social work from Carleton University, and a doctorate in social work from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has taught research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels, social service management, and social work practice. His research has focused on diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, and sexuality in health and social services as well as interprofessional practice. His most recent interest has been in settlement services’ responsiveness to lesbian, gay, and bisexual newcomers.
Current Research Projects
Settlement Experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Newcomers in BC
Sponsored By: Metropolis British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Brian O’Neill, Ph.D.
O’Neill, B. J., Swan, T. A. & Mule, N. (Eds), (in press). LGBT Issues and Social Work. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
O’Neill, B. J. & Kia, H. (in press). Lesbian, gay and bisexual newcomers: Issues in settlement. In B. O’Neill, T. Swan & N. Mule (Eds), LGBT Issues and Social Work. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Swan, T., O’Neill B., & Mule, N. (in press). Introduction. In B. O’Neill, T. Swan & N. Mule (Eds), LGBT Issues and Social Work. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
O’Neill, B. J. (2012). Toward inclusion of GLB people: Social policy changes in relation to sexual orientation. In A. Westhues (Ed.). Canadian social policy: Issues and perspectives (5th ed.). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
O’Neill, B. J. & Sproule. (2011). Enhancing social inclusion: Settlement services in relation to LGB newcomers. In D. Spitzer (Ed.), Engendering migrant health (pp. 62-77). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
O’Neill, B. J. (2010). Challenges faced by lesbian, gay and bisexual newcomers: Implications for services. Canadian Social Work, 12(1), 24-31.
Areas of Scholarship: Social work and LGBT people; diversity in sexual orientation in provision of health and social services and in social work education; settlement service needs of LGBT immigrants; methods of qualitative inquiry; social service management
Areas of Practice: Individual and couple counseling
Supervision (Masters): 90 MSW students
Committee (Doctoral): 6