Contact Details

Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative School of Law
28 University Square
Belfast
BT7 1NN
E: s.mcalister@qub.ac.uk

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People and Projects

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Dr. Nicola Carr: youth justice and welfare; young people and marginalisation; minority youth.

Dr. Faith Gordon: media representation of children and young people; demonization; media content analysis; media representation of women offenders and prisoners. 

Dr. Deena Haydon: anti-discriminatory policy and practice; sex/sexuality education; PSE and Citizenship; parenting and family support; youth justice; children’s rights.

Dr. Chelsea Marshall: transitional justice; marginalisation; young women; children’s rights.

Dr Anne-Marie McAlinden: child protection and exploitation; restorative justice; grooming; sex offender management.

Dr Siobhán McAlister: marginalisation and criminalisation; youth transitions; research methods; young women; space and place.

Erin McCuaig: prisoners' families; penal search technologies; alternatives to incarceration.

Prof. Phil Scraton: critical theory and research; the criminalisation of children and young people; the detention and imprisonment of children and young people; children’s rights.

Prof. John Pinkerton is a Professor in Social Work in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, at Queen's University Belfast.  Further details about John's teaching and research are available here.