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Paula Devine

BScEcon (Wales), MPhil (QUB), PhD (QUB)
Room 01.002, 1 College Park East
Ext: 3034; Email:

Paula Devine is Deputy Director of ARK (Access, Research, Knowledge), a joint initiative between Queen’s University and University of Ulster which makes social and political material on Northern Ireland available to the widest possible audience ( She is coordinator of the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey and part of the management team of the Young Life and Times Survey and Kids’ Life and Times Survey, all of which are annual surveys recording the attitudes of adults, young people and children to a wide range of social policy issues. In addition, Paula coordinates the Online Research Bank and the Children’s Research Database, which comprise searchable bibliographies of social policy and children’s research in Northern Ireland. Paula has extensive experience in the quantitative analysis of large-scale datasets.

Research interests
Quantitative research methods; secondary data analysis; social attitudes; dissemination of social research; men’s health; gender

Selected Publications

Refereed journal articles
Devine, P and Lloyd, K (2012) ‘Internet use and psychological wellbeing among 10 and 11 year old children’, Child Care in Practice, Volume 18, Number 1, pp. 5-22

Devine, P and Schubotz, D (2012) ‘Segregation preferences of urban and rural 16-year olds in Northern Ireland’, Irish Political Studies, DOI:10.1080/07907184.2012.729210

Lloyd, K and Devine, P (2012) ‘Psychometric properties of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) in Northern Ireland: A supplement to Tennant et al. (2007)’, Journal of Mental Health, Volume 21, Number 3, pp. 257-263

Mc Parland, P, Devine, P, Innes, A and Gayle, V (2012) ‘Dementia knowledge and attitudes of the general public in Northern Ireland: an analysis of National Survey Data’, International Psychogeriatrics, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp. 1600-1613

Gormley-Heenan, C and Devine, P (2010) ‘The ‘Us’ in Trust: Who Trusts Northern Ireland’s Political Institutions and Actors?’, Government and Opposition, Volume 45, Number 2, pp. 143-165

Lloyd, K and Devine, P (2010) ‘Using the internet to give children a voice’, Field Methods, Volume 22, Number 3, August 2010, pp. 270-289

Devine, P (2006) 'The need for attitudinal research in Northern Ireland', Journal of Men's Health and Gender, Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2006, pp. 290-291

Lloyd, K and Devine, P (2006) 'Parenting practices in Northern Ireland: evidence from the Northern Ireland Household Panel Survey', Child Care in Practice, Volume 12, Number 4, pp. 365-376

Edited books
Schubotz, D and Devine, P (eds) (2008) Young People in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland. The past cannot be changed, but the future can be developed, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing

Lloyd, K, Devine, P, Gray, AM, and Heenan, D (eds) (2004) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the 9th report, London: Pluto Press, with Katrina Lloyd, Ann Marie Gray and Deirdre Heenan (eds)

Gray, AM, Lloyd, K, Devine, P, Robinson, G and Heenan, D (eds) (2002) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the 8th report, London: Pluto Press

Book chapters
Schubotz, D and Devine, P (2008) ‘Is there anything else you would like to say about community relations in Northern Ireland’, in A Sustainable Peace? Research as a Contribution to Peace-Building in Northern Ireland, Community Relations Council, 2008, pp. 173-187

Fowler, C and Devine, P (2004) 'Cinderfella (finally) goes to the ball' in Lloyd, Katrina, Devine, Paula, Gray, Ann Marie and Heenan, Deirdre (eds) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the 9th report, London: Pluto Press

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