We do research that highlights issues of inequality but also develops understanding of how to promote inclusion and social justice in a range of contexts. We are engaged in a diverse range of projects that examine critical perspectives on ageing, disability, mental health, gender, education, decoloniality and minoritised groups.
The Centre also hosts the Disability Research Network and ARK, Northern Ireland’s social policy hub. Further details are available at: ARK
The Centre for Inclusion, Transformation and Equality:
- Engages in, and supports, high quality research that advances understanding of equality and inclusion;
- Encourages interdisciplinary research on equality and inclusion;
- Uses research evidence to inform transformation in research, policy and practice to address inequalities and promote inclusion across society; and
- Provides an inclusive research community where academics work collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders to produce relevant and impactful research that informs social change.
CITE researchers bring a mix of quantitative and qualitative methodological expertise that strengthens our research portfolio, including RCTs, mixed methods studies, secondary data analysis, and participatory research. We also offer training and support to people with experience of the issues we research to connect with our co-production hub and collaborate with us on research with impact.
We do research that highlights issues of inequality but also develops understanding of how to promote inclusion and social justice in a range of contexts. We are engaged in a diverse range of projects that examine critical issues relating to gender, sexuality, disability, age, race and ethnicity.
The Centre also hosts the Disability Research Network (DRN) and ARK, Northern Ireland’s social policy hub. For further information, follow these links to the DRN and ARK:
CITE works in close partnership with statutory, voluntary and community organisations locally and with global partners to generate research with local and global impact. We also work collaboratively with children, young people and adults connected to our co-production hub to engage people with lived experience in our research and ensure our work addresses real world need and drives social change.
CITE research aims to advance a critical understanding of ageing, engaging with the politics of ageing and the diverse perspectives of older people in society.
The Disability Research Network (DRN), a special interest group within CITE, facilitates disabled people and academics working together on disability research.
Mental health and capacity research in our centre explores the social determinants of mental health and the effectiveness of mental health policy and services.
Researching migration, race, ethnicity and minoritised groups is a core theme of the Centre.
Our research addresses social justice and inclusion in schools and Universities and focuses on raising attainment for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Gender equality across the life course and global contexts is highlighted across our research in the contexts of family, education, work and society.
We are committed to doing research in partnership with people with lived experience and key stakeholders locally and globally to drive social change.
We have a vibrant postgraduate community and welcome new PhD students interested in equality, inclusion and social justice across our areas of expertise.
Centre for Inclusion, Transformation and Equality (CITE)
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Queen's University Belfast,
69-71 University Street
Tel:+44 (0)28 9097 5941