• Room 01.025 - Sociology and Social Work

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Most areas of children’s and young people’s lives
- Sexuality, gender and sexual health
- Policy making processes, especially community relations in Northern Ireland


Research activity per year

Personal profile


  • Research Methods
  • Social Policy

Research Interests

  • Research methods (Participatory methods incl. engaged and collaborative research practice; survey methods; qualitative research methods incl. BNIM)
  • Young people
  • Sexuality, relationships and sexuality education, sexual health, gender and sexual identities
  • Mental health
  • Community relations

I am a member of ARK, Northern Ireland's Social Policy Hub, and have directed the annual Young Life and Times (YLT) survey (www.ark.ac.uk/ylt) of 16-year olds since 2003. I am also involved in the running of ARK's annual Kids Life and Times (KLT) survey (www.ark.ac.uk/klt).

I am an active member of the Centre of Children's Rights.


I am a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and have been involved in grant awards panels for the ESRC, AHRC and MRC. I am also a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • social policy
  • young people
  • research methods


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