Research Fellow - Public Policy
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Ka Ka is a Research Fellow based in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her work at the International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) will involve engagement with local stakeholders, NI and UK policymakers to meet national and international policy demands focusing on covid recovery, net zero, socio-economic inequalities and place and spatial inequality.
Prior to joining IPPO, Ka Ka completed her mixed methods PhD thesis, “Marriage Inequality on the Hill” which applied power-legitimacy frameworks to analyse the social and political contest of pro-equality campaign communications.
Ka Ka has extensive experience in community consultation projects including hate crime service responses, policy and training, as well as LGBT+ rights and education inequality research. Her most recent team project looked at racial discrimination in Dublin and its impact on employment, housing and the accessing of goods and services for Roma, Irish Travellers and other community groups.