Peer reviewed publications


Maguire, L.K., Byrne, B., and Kehoe, S. (2016) "Respecting and fulfilling the right of post-primary pupils to consent to participate in trials and evaluative research: a discussion paper" International Journal of Research and Method in Education DOI:10.1080/1743727X.2016.1200028

Loader, R. and Hughes, J. (2016) 'Joining together or pushing apart? Building relationships and exploring difference through shared education in Northern Ireland', Cambridge Journal of Education. Early online publication. doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1125448.

McManus, C (Forthcoming) ‘Dealing with the Legacy of Ethnic Conflict: Confronting ‘Othering’ through Transformative Adult Education—A Northern Ireland Case Study’ Ethnopolitics (Online version currently accessible via    

McManus, C (2016) ‘Irish language education and the national ideal: the dynamics of nationalism in Northern Ireland’ Nations and Nationalism Vol. 22, No. 1: pp. 42-62

Lundy, L., Orr, K, & Shier, H. (in press). Children's education rights: Global perspectives. In Ruck, M., Peterson-Badali, M.,  & Freeman, M.,  (Eds), Handbook on Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Routledge. 

Lloyd, K. & Emerson, L. (in press) (Re) examining the relationship between children's subjective wellbeing and their perceptions of participation rights, Child Indicators Research

Byrne, B. (2016)  Do Children still need to Escape Childhood?  A Reassessment of John Holt and his Vision for Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Rights, (24) 113-134.


McManus, C (2015) ‘“Bound in darkness and idolatry”? Protestant working-class underachievement and unionist hegemony’ Irish Studies Review Vol. 23, No. 1: pp. 48-67

Shier, H. (2015) Children as researchers in Nicaragua: Children’s consultancy to transformative research. Global Studies of Childhood,

Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Reconciling Children's Policy and Children's Rights: Barriers to Effective Government Delivery'Children and Society, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 266-276., 10.1111/chso.12045

Marshall, C, Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Face to face: children and young people’s right to participate in public decision-making'. in International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies.Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 357-380.

Lundy, L., Welty, E., Blue Swadener, B., Blanchet Cohen, N., Smith, K. & Devine, D. (2015) What if children had been involved in drafting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? Law in Society: Reflections on Children, Families, Culture and Philosophy: Essays in Honour Michael Freeman. Diduck, A., Peleg, N. & Reece, H. (eds.). Leiden: Brill