Berni Kelly

Professor

  • Room 02.018 - Sociology and Social Work

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Disability studies - Transitions to Adult Life - Children and young people in care - Care leavers

19992021

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Research Interests

Professor Berni Kelly is Director of the Disability Research Network at Queen’s University Belfast. Her main research interests are in the areas of disability studies, care leavers, transitions to adult life and participatory research methods. She has completed studies of disabled children and young people living in and leaving care, safeguarding disabled children and adults, supported decision making and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities who are victims of sexual violence in NI. She is has recently led on a feasibility study of leaving care in Africa, including a focus on the intersections of gender, culture and disability and a study of the impact of Covid-19 on the lived of young people leaving care.

 

Further details of the Disability Research Network can be found at:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/DisabilityResearchNetwork/.

 

Expertise related to UN SDGs

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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