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    • Research Methods
    • Social Policy

    Research Interests

    • Research methods (Participatory methods incl. peer research; survey methods; qualitative methods incl. BNIM)
    • Young people
    • Sexuality
    • Community relations

    I am a member of ARK and have directed the annual Young Life and Times (YLT) survey ( of 16-year olds since 2003. I am also involved in the running of ARK's annual Kids Life and Times (KLT) survey (


    I am a member of the ESRC Peer Review College. I am also a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).

    At Queen's University, I am a member of the Centre of Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) as well as the Centre for Children's Rights.

    I am currently the Chair of my School's Research Ethics Committee. 

    Willingness to take 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

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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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