Paula Devine

    Paula Devine

    Senior Social Survey Officer

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3034

    For media contact email
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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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  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 (   Paula also coordinates the ARK Ageing Programme, which supports knowledge engagement between the age, academic and policy sectors in Northern Ireland (  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.


    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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    Frequent Journals

    • Research Update

      Journal: Specialist publication

    • Child Care in Practice

      ISSNs: 1357-5279, 1476-489X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-489X


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.61 SJR 0.27 SNIP 0.46


    • Children and Society

      ISSNs: 0951-0605

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-0860


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.27 SJR 0.658 SNIP 0.931


    • Child abuse & neglect

      ISSNs: 0145-2134

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-7757

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.54 SJR 1.501 SNIP 1.644


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