This page contains some information on selected training and presentations previously given by Dr Mackay
Academic & Practitioner
Central Law Training (CLT) Conference: Family Law 2018
Invited to speak on "Hearing Children in Court" October 29th, Edinburgh.
Children in Scotland Annual Conference (2015), Glasgow. Invited panel member speaking on: “How often do we lose the voice of the young person, and do we need to make a shift to rediscover the heart of the children’s panel?” 5th November.
Socio-legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference (2015). University of Warwick. Paper entitled: “The recognition of
pre-teen mothers as victims of sexual offences.”
Socio-legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference (2014). University of Aberdeen. Paper: “The view from Scotland: why maintaining access to court is necessary in family actions.”
2nd International Conference of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network (2012) at the University of Central Lancashire. Paper entitled: "Children's participation in decision making: the child's voice in private law family proceedings in Scotland."
Murray Stable & Scottish Child Law Centre Conference (2011) Edinburgh. Invited keynote presentation, “Can You Hear Me? Children’s participation in legal process."
Bespoke CPD Training
Children’s Hearings Training Unit (Glasgow) (2014). Development & delivery of training on “Child contact in the context of domestic abuse,” for Children's Panel members.
Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) (Glasgow) 2013. Development and delivery of training on "Domestic abuse and child contact" for Criminal Justice audience.
Scottish Women’s Aid Training Seminar, 2013. Development and delivery of a seminar entitled: “Listening to children: domestic abuse and child contact,” for predominantly third sector practitioners.
Lectures & Seminars
Dr Mackay is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.
She has recently written module materials on child protection as part of Children and Families Social Work Practice for the new OU course, K271 Law and Social Work.
Dr Mackay currently teaches:
K271 The Law & Social Work Practice
W340 Law, Culture & Society
EK313 Issues in Research with Children & Young People
Previously she taught on:
K207 Law & Social Work Practice in Scotland
In addition Dr Mackay has been Guest Lecturer on the following University Courses:
2017 Introduction to Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Dr Mackay delivered eight lectures on this undergraduate LLB course.
2016 Foundations of International Child Protection, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. Seminar on Research Ethics.
2011-2016 Family Law (Honours) University of Edinburgh. Seminars on: taking the views of children for court and the use of Minutes of Agreement by separating couples in Scotland.
2014-2015 MA Primary Education, PGDE (Primary), PGDE (Secondary), Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. Lectures on Child Protection.
2013 Family Law, University of Glasgow. Seminar on Child Contact & Domestic Abuse.
2007-2008 Family Law, Edinburgh Napier University. Delivery of a 12 week course on Child & Family Law