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Research Statement

Paula Devine is Co-director of ARK, which is a joint initiative between Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University which makes social science information widely accessible  (see www.ark.ac.uk).  Paula has been involved in the recording of public attitudes in Northern Ireland for over 20 years, and is director of the annual Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (www.ark.ac.uk/nilt).   Paula also coordinates the ARK Ageing Programme, which supports knowledge engagement between the age, academic and policy sectors in Northern Ireland (www.ark.ac.uk/ap).  Along with Gemma Carney, she set up the Northern Ireland branch of the British Society of Gerontology, and is a member of the Executive Committee for the British Society of Gerontology.

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.

Teaching

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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Projects 2010 2015

Research Output 2001 2019

A sense of belonging

Devine, P. & Schubotz, D., 13 Mar 2019, 4 p. ARK.

Research output: Other contribution

time

Factors associated with public knowledge of and attitudes to dementia: A cross-sectional study

Rosato, M., Leavey, G., Cooper, J., De Cock, P. & Devine, P., 28 Feb 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 2, 13 p., e0210543.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dementia
cross-sectional studies
Dementia
Cross-Sectional Studies
Public health

How do cross-sectional surveys differ from longitudinal surveys?

Devine, P. & Lloyd, K., 31 Jan 2019, 2 p. ARK.

Research output: Other contribution

voter
national identity
social status
EU
Religion

Social isolation and older men – learning from research

Devine, P., Montgomery, L., Anand, J. & Ní Dhónaill, C., 05 Apr 2019, In : Community Development Journal. 54, 2, p. 273-289 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
social isolation
learning
service provision
life expectancy
expert knowledge

Activities 2005 2019

NI’s Democratic Deficit and Research Impact: Challenge or Opportunity?

Paula Devine (Presenter)
23 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Missing T: Baselining Attitudes Towards Transgender People in Northern Ireland

Paula Devine (Organiser), Siobhan McAlister (Speaker), Gail Neill (Speaker)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

European Survey Research Association 8th Annual conference, 2019

Paula Devine (Presenter), Ann Marie Gray (Contributor), Goretti Horgan (Contributor)
17 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Rome 2019

Michael Rosato (Presenter), Gerard Leavey (Contributor), Janine Cooper (Contributor), Paul De Cock (Contributor), Paula Devine (Contributor)
24 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

QStep Social Science Summer School

Paula Devine (Presenter)
04 Jul 2019

Activity: Other activity typesHosting a school group or open day

Press / Media

Public Attitudes Towards Transgender People in Northern Ireland (U105)

Paula Devine

14/06/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Public attitudes towards transgender people (Radio Ulster Evening Extra)

Paula Devine

14/06/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Reflecting on 20 years of Social Attitudes

Paula Devine

18/12/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Blog: Welcome home? Attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees

Paula Devine & Lucy Michael

04/12/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities