Martina McKnight

Dr

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    United Kingdom

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Research Statement

On completion of my PhD in 2008 I began work on a five year ESRC funded interdisciplinary project ‘Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Everyday Life and the Possibilities for Transformation, Jerusalem and Other Divided Cities’ (www.conflictincities.org). Focusing on Belfast, I explored gender and public space; young people and peacewalls; and religion in urban space. I then contributed to two research projects, one exploring how six neighbourhoods in Northern Ireland were responding to a number of potential stressors, such as, welfare reform and the economic downturn; and the other that assessed the contribution of waterfront regeneration to the economic and social health of cities. In 2014, I joined ARK (www.ark.ac.uk), a joint initiative between Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University which makes social science information widely accessible.  In this role I work primarily on the Young Life and Times and the Kids’ Life and Times surveys.  These surveys explore the attitudes of sixteen year olds and eleven year olds living in Northern Ireland to a range of social issues. My research interests include children and young people, conflict, gender and research methods.

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Research Output 2013 2019

participation
group discussion
Religion
income
gender
voter
national identity
social status
EU
Religion

Culture Matters: Young People's Perspectives

Kelly, G. & McKnight, M., 01 Sep 2017, ARK.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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Activities 2016 2019

  • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Participation in conference

European Survey Research Association 8th Annual conference, 2019

Paula Devine (Presenter), Martina McKnight (Presenter)
15 Jul 201919 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

‘What Counts as Culture? Understanding Young People’s Views’

Victoria Durrer (Presenter), Dirk Schubotz (Contributor), Martina McKnight (Contributor), Grace Kelly (Contributor)
15 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

A Question of Sport. Perspectives of Children and Young People.

Dirk Schubotz (Advisor), Martina McKnight (Advisor), Katrina Lloyd (Advisor)
14 Dec 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar