Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly

    Research Fellow

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3483

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    Research Statement

    My main area of work to date has focused on issues relating to social security, welfare reform, deprivation, social exclusion and the measurement of poverty. I was a researcher on the first Poverty and Social Exclusion study to be carried out in Northern Ireland in 2002, which provided a baseline measure of poverty in the region for the first time. I was also a researcher on the second Poverty and Social Exclusion study a decade later, carrying out a major qualitative study into family life in a context of poverty. More recently, I have been working with children and young people, investigating their attitudes to important social issues like health, education, religion, community relations and politics. Methods have included developing co-production approaches to research with young people through Children’s Research Advisory Groups, ensuring the inclusion of the views of vulnerable young people such as those with mental health issues, disabilities and experience of the care system. I am currently involved in a qualitative study funded by N.I. Department for Communities investigating lone mothers’ attitudes and motivations to employment, education and training in a context of labour market activation policy.  My work with vulnerable adults, children and young people has given me expertise in sensitive interviewing techniques.

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    Frequent Journals

    • British Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 0045-3102, 1468-263X

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.96 SJR 1.243 SNIP 1.462


    • Social Indicators Research

      ISSNs: 0303-8300

      Springer Netherlands

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.881 SNIP 1.363


    • Social Policy and Society

      ISSNs: 1474-7464

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1475-3073

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.83 SJR 0.643 SNIP 0.895


    • Policy and Politics

      ISSNs: 0305-5736

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-8442

      Policy Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.66 SJR 0.988 SNIP 1.32


    • Cultural Trends

      ISSNs: 0954-8963


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.72 SJR 0.336 SNIP 0.834


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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