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Berni Kelly

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Berni Kelly

Dr Berni Kelly

Senior Lecturer

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Research Interests

My research interests are disability, child and youth identities, looked after children and transitions to adult life. I also have an active interest in participatory research with children and young people, including the development of creative methodologies for consulting disabled children and young people.


I previously worked as Regional Coordinator and Researcher for the National Children's Bureau in Belfast followed by three years working as a working as a Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute in New Zealand. During this time I worked on various disability research projects. Since moving to QUB in 2005, I have been involved in a range of research projects including disability studies and social work education projects.



I am currently Principal Investigator on two research studies examining the experiences of disabled children living in and leaving public care. I am also co-chair of the Disability Research Network at QUB. For more information, please refer to our web page:





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