Peer reviewed publications


Bradford, B, Topping, J., Martin, R. and Jackson, J. (forthcoming, 2018) Can diversity promote trust? Neighbourhood context and trust in the police in Northern Ireland, Policing and Society

Topping, J. and Bradford, B. (forthcoming, 2018) Now you see it, now you don’t: On the (in)visibility of police stop and search in Northern Ireland, Policing and Society

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M.A., Templeton, M., & Cohen, M.H. (in press). Challenges of working with young offenders with TBI. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Butun, A., Linden, M., Lynn, F. & McGaughey, J. (in press). Exploring parents’ reasons for attending the emergency department for children with minor illnesses: A mixed methods systematic review. Emergency Medicine Journal.

Leonard, L., Linden, M., & Grant, A. (in press). Family Focused Practice for mental illness and substance misuse in home visiting: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Family Nursing.

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M., & Bedell, G. (in press). Interventions to promote social participation in young adults with neurodisability: a systematic review. Developmental NeuroRehabilitation.

Kahn, L.G., Linden, M.A. McKinlay, A., Gomez, D., & Glang, A., (in press). An international perspective on educators’ perceptions of children with Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurorehabilitation.

Linden, M.A., Glang, A.E. & McKinlay, A. (in press). A systematic review and meta-analysis of educational interventions for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury.

MacKenzie, A. (2018) Prejudicial Stereotypes and Testimonial Injustice: Autism, Sexuality and Sex Education. Forthcoming in: International Journal of Educational Research.

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M.A. & Lohan, M. (2018). Misconceptions about traumatic brain injury (TBI) among probation services. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(10); 1119-1126. DOI 10.1080/09638288.2017.1288274.

Schubotz, D. and Lloyd, K. (2018) Addressing Children’s Rights via ARK. Available at:

O’Lynn, P & Lundy, L (2018), ‘Education Rights’. in U Kilkelly & T Liefaard (eds), The Human Rights of Children . Springer.

Maguire, L.K., Byrne, B., and Kehoe, S. (2018) ‘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, 1(44).


McBride & Schubotz, D. (2017) Living a fairy tale: the educational experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming youth in Northern Ireland, Child Care in Practice, 23:3, 292-304, DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2017.1299112

MacKenzie, A., O' Keeffe, J., and Thurston, A. (2017) Whole Child Development Mapping Project in Western Europe and North America: The UK (1). Queen's University Belfast. pp1-14. (Report).

MacKenzie, A., O' Keeffe, J., and Thurston, A. (2017) Whole Child Development Mapping Project in Western Europe and North America: The UK (2). Queen's University Belfast, pp.1-11. (Report).

MacKenzie, A. (2017) Special Educational Needs, Northern Ireland. Handbook of International Special Education, M.L. Wehmeyer and J. Patton (Eds), Volume 2, Praeger. 

MacKenzie, A., Hedge, N. and Enslin, P. (2017) ‘Sex Education: Fostering Choice in a Sexualised Landscape’. British Journal of Educational Studies.

Lohan, M., Aventin, A., Maguire, L., Curran, R., McDowell, C., Agus, A., Donaldson, C., Clarke, M., Linden, M., Kelly, C., McDaid, L., Dunne, L. & O'Halloran, P. (2017). Increasing boys' and girls' intentions to avoid teenage pregnancy: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial of an interactive video drama-based intervention in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland. Public Health Research. 5.1

Price, E. Moore, G., Galway, L. & Linden, M. (2017). Validation of a smartphone-based approach to in-situ cognitive fatigue assessment. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth uHealth. 17;5(8):e125. DOI 10.2196/mhealth.6333

Lundy, L. and Byrne B. (2017)The Four General Principles of the United Nations Convenion on the Rights of the Child: The Potential Value of the Approach in Other Areas of Human Rights Law’,in E. Brems, E. Desmet, and W. Vandenhole (eds) Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, Inspiration, Integration. Routledge

Lundy, L 2017, Valsamis v Greece. in H Stalford, K Hollingsworth & S Gilmore (eds), Rewriting children’s rights judgments: From academic vision to new practice. Bloomsbury.

Hanson, K & Lundy, L 2017, 'Does Exactly what it says on the Tin? A Critical Analysis and Alternative Conceptualisation of the so-called “General Principles” of the Convention on the Rights of the ChildInternational Journal of Children's Rights, vol 25, no. 2, pp. 285-306.

Lundy, L & Kilkelly, U 2017, Children's Rights, Library of Essays on Family Law. Library of Essays on Family Law, Routledge.

Templeton, M, Lohan, M, Kelly, C & Lundy, L 2017, 'A systematic review and qualitative synthesis of adolescents’ views of sexual readinessJournal of Advanced Nursing, vol 73, no. 6, pp. 1288-1301. 

Leonard, M. (2017) Teens and Territory in ‘Post-Conflict’ Belfast: If Walls Could Talk, Manchester University Press

Byrne, B. (2017) Reconciling Sameness and Difference in Disability Rights Ideology: The case of student identity. In G. Quinn and C. O’Mahony (Eds) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Clarus Press.

Leonard, M. (2016) The Sociology of Children, Childhood and Generation, London: Sage.


Linden, M.A., Blackwood, B., Hawley, C., Evans, J., Anderson, V. & O’Rourke, C. (2016). Technological aids for the cognitive rehabilitation of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 7.

McKinlay, A., Linden, M., DePompei, R., Aaro Jonsson, C., Anderson, V., Braga, L., Castelli, E., de.Koning,P., Hawley, C.A., Hermans, E., Kristiansen, I., Madden, A., Rumney, P., Savage, R., Wicks, B. (2016). Service Provision for Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injury. Best Practice Recommendations: – International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS). Brain Injury, Brain Injury, 30(13-14): 1656-1664. 10.1080/02699052.2016.1201592

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M.A., Lohan, M. & Bates-Gaston, J. (2016). Traumatic brain injury and co-occurring problems in prison populations: a systematic review. Brain Injury. 30(7): 839–854. DOI 10.3109/02699052.2016.1146967.

Emerson, L. and Lloyd, K. (2016) Measuring children’s experience of their right to participate in school and community: a rights-based approach. Children and Society. [early online].

Lloyd, K. and Emerson, L. (2016) (Re)examining the relationship between children’s subjective wellbeing and their participation rights. Child Indicators Research.

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 

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.


Schubotz, D. (2015). Young people’s rights and their sense of belonging. ARK Research Update 102. Belfast: ARK. Available at:

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 sInternational 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