Paula Devine

      Dr Paula Devine

      Senior Social Survey Officer

      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3034

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      Research Statement

      Paula Devine is Deputy Director of ARK, which is a joint initiative between Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University with the aim of making social science information widely accessible  (see  In particular, Paula coordinates the ARK Ageing Programme, which is supports knowledge engagement between the age, academic and policy sectors in Northern Ireland (  Along with Gemma Carney, she set up the Northern Ireland branch of the British Society of Gerontology.

      Paula has been involved in the recording of public attitudes in Northern Ireland for over 20 years, and is coordinator of the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.   Her PhD research was a methodological study on the measurement of masculinity and mental health.

      Research Interests

      Paula's research interests are social gerontology, men's health, public attitudes, quantitative methods, and the dissemination of social science information.


      Paula is first supervisor to Sarah Lawrence's PhD research 'Inside Ageing', which explores the health and wellbeing of older male prisoners.

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