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Research Statement

My research interests are in the fields of youth, social justice and criminal justice. I have a particular interest in in-depth qualitative research with marginalised groups, including those who have experience of care and/ or justice systems. My recent current research projects include:

  • Participation for Protection (Dec 2017-Nov 2019) - I am Principal Investigator on this international  project funded by the European Commission. Parners includes academic and research institutions and NGOs in: Austria (Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Fur Menschenrechte Forschungsverein), Belgium (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Kenniscentrum Kinderrechten), Germany (Hochschule Rheinmain), the Republic of Ireland (NUI Galway), Romania (Universitatea Babes Bolyai) and the UK (QUB, Include Youth, University of Nottingham). The project adopts a child-rights based approach to developing training and resources for child victims of violence. Two children and young people's advisory groups work alongside the QUB team in desiging the research, making sense of findings and informing training resources.
  • Transgenerational Legacy and Young People (July 2018-Dec 2020) - I am a Co-Investigator on this project funded by the Commission for Victims and Survivors. Adopting a child-rights based approach it examines the impacts of conflict legacy on children and young people in Northern Ireland and the border regions of Ireland. The research engages with children and young people, parents, youth and community workers, departmental representatives and regional and statutory bodies. Two young people's advisory groups work alongside the QUB team on research design, analysis and dissemination.

Teaching

I am Programme Director for the BA in Criminology and the MSc in Youth Justice. I convene a number of undegraduate and postgraduate modules, including:

  • Youth and Social Justice
  • Qualitative Research in Childhood and Youth
  • Childhood and Youth Research in Practice 
  • Perspectives in Childhood and Youth 
  • Youth Justice Dissertation
  • Crime and the Media

I also contribute lectures to a range of modules including:

  • Themes and Issues in Social Policy
  • Introducing Criminology
  • Exploring Criminology
  • Criminlogical Theory
  • Criminology/Sociology Dissertation Module

Other

Adminstrative Duties and Membership

Programme Director BA Criminology (2014-present)

Programme Director PG Dip/MSc in Youth Justice (2017-present)

Member of the Centre for Children's Rights

Member of the Digital Literacies Faculty Working Group

Member of the Partnership Steering Group for the Peace IV funded Strive Programme 

Particulars

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2009 2019

Open Access

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

Neill, G. & McAlister, S., Jun 2019, ARK. 4 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

File

Experiencing Paramilitarism: Understanding the Impact of Paramilitaries on Young People in Northern Ireland

McAlister, S., Dwyer, C. & Carr, N., 24 Oct 2018, 8 p. (Centre for Children’s Rights Research Findings)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
File

Paramilitaries still cast shadows over lives of young people in Northern Ireland

McAlister, S., Dwyer, C. & Carr, N., 09 Nov 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contribution

Prizes

STAR Performance Award

Siobhan McAlister (Recipient), 28 Nov 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2007 2019

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

Reel Life Data Project Group (External organisation)

Siobhan McAlister (Member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

The State of Youth: Inequality, Insecurity and Transitions to Adulthood in the UK

Siobhan McAlister (Invited speaker)
09 Apr 2019

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

Stop Attacks Seminar

Siobhan McAlister (Invited speaker)
08 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Editorial board of Critical Voice NI (External organisation)

Siobhan McAlister (Member)
20182019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Press / Media

Paramilitaries still cast shadow over lives of young people in Northern Ireland

Siobhan McAlister, Clare Dwyer & nicola carr

09/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

'I had to undo eight years of being a woman': How LGBT prisoners are lost in the system

Nicola Carr, Siobhan McAlister & Tanya Serisier

04/02/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Association of YOT Managers Newsletter, May 2015

Siobhan McAlister

01/05/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities