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    Research Interests

    My research interests are disability, child and youth identities, looked after children and transitions to adult life. I also have an active interest in participatory research with children and young people, including the development of creative methodologies for consulting disabled children and young people.

     

    I previously worked as Regional Coordinator and Researcher for the National Children's Bureau in Belfast followed by three years working as a working as a Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute in New Zealand. During this time I worked on various disability research projects. Since moving to QUB in 2005, I have been involved in a range of research projects including disability studies and social work education projects.

     

     

    I am currently Principal Investigator on two research studies examining the experiences of disabled children living in and leaving public care. I am also co-chair of the Disability Research Network at QUB. For more information, please refer to our web page:

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

     

     

     

     

    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

    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

    Frequent Journals

    • Child Care in Practice

      ISSNs: 1357-5279, 1476-489X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-489X

      Routledge

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.53 SJR 0.304 SNIP 0.58

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    • Disability and Society

      ISSNs: 0968-7599

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1360-0508

      Routledge

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.43 SJR 0.618 SNIP 1.183

      Journal

    • Child and Family Social Work

      ISSNs: 1356-7500

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2206

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.66 SJR 0.941 SNIP 1.38

      Journal

    • Nurse Researcher

      ISSNs: 1351-5578

      RCN Publishing Company

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.76 SJR 0.527 SNIP 0.736

      Journal

    • British Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 0045-3102, 1468-263X

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.62 SJR 1.019 SNIP 1.362

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