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PhD Success for CESI Student Ruth Neill (November 2020)

Congratulations to one of our CESI students, Ruth Neill, who has been awarded her PhD.

CESI and NIADA Capture Service Users’ Experience During Lockdown (November 2020)

CESI works with Northern Ireland Alcohol and Drug Alliance to capture service users’ experience during lockdown

Building Positive Futures: Youth Transitions From Out-Of-Home Care In Africa (November 2020)

Professor Berni Kelly, Professor John Pinkerton and Dr Olinda Santin at QUB have recently launched new reports on a four-country comparative feasibility study of care-leaving in Africa

Oscar Winner Supports CESI Partner Community’s 'Sunshine Not Skyscrapers' Campaign (November 2020)

Academy Award-winning director, Terry George, has shown his support for the Market community’s Sunshine not Skyscrapers campaign.

P7 Children from the Market want Sunshine not Skyscrapers (November 2020)

P7 pupils from St Malachy's Primary School in the Market have made an appeal to Belfast City Council planning committee showing the impact of planning decisions on their community and sharing what type of place they want to live in

CESI and Market Development Association Sign Community Engagement Charter (October 2020)

Professor Kathy Higgins, CESI Director, is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Market community in Belfast.

What works to include Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health (October 2020)

Professor Maria Lohan and Team Publish Systematic Reviews on Male Sexual and Reproductive Health


Academic Promotions in CESI (October 2020)

A substantial number of CESI members have recently gained academic promotion at Queen’s, reflecting on the impactful and innovative nature of their work.

Mental Health Research Reveals how UK Adults are Managing Stress (October 2020)

A new research study has found that walking outside, visiting green spaces such as parks and contacting family and friends are considered by UK adults as the most helpful ways to cope with stress about the pandemic.

A Vision of Healthy Urban Design for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention (October 2020)

The Centre for Public Health at Queen’s alongside colleagues at the University of Melbourne are the joint recipients of over £700,000 in funding by the UK and Australian Governments to advance research into the impact of urban design on health.

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Queen’s Awarded Grant to Develop Advance Care Planning Resource for Nursing Homes During COVID

A research team from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £263,701 grant to create an online advance care planning resource for nursing homes during a COVID-19 outbreak.

John Moriarty interviewed about COVID-19 Inequalities on BBC News (July 2020)

Dr John Moriarty, CESI Fellow and Public Engagement Lead, has recently been interviewed for BBC News about the socio-economic inequalities present in deaths from COVID-19 throughout Northern Ireland.

COVID-19 Research Roundtable Video Series (July 2020)

In this video series, Professor Emma Flynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Queen's, talks to academics and practitioners from within and beyond the University, in five Roundtable panel discussions.

National COVID-19 Task Force (July 2020)

CESI Quality Education Theme Lead Dr Laura Dunne has been invited to represent Northern Ireland on a UK-wide COVID-19 Taskforce.

COVID-19 Emergency Response co-ordinated by the Public Health Agency (July 2020)

CESI Fellows Dr Laura Dunne and Dr Sarah Miller have been invited to join the Behaviour Change Group (BCG), an Emergency Response co-ordinated by the Public Health Agency.

Developing a Digital Resource to Support Families Affected by Cancer in Vietnam (June 2020)

CESI Associate Fellow Dr Olinda Santin has been awarded an ESRC Impact Accelerator Account award to develop a digital resource to support families affected by cancer in Vietnam.

New Suicide Prevention Research Network for Northern Ireland (June 2020)

CESI Fellow Dr Karen Galway at Queen’s University Belfast and Professor Siobhan O’Neill at Ulster University have collaborated to establish a new Suicide Prevention Research Network for Northern Ireland.

Jonathan Breckon, Alliance for Useful Evidence, appointed CESI Visiting Fellow (June 2020)

CESI is pleased to announce that Jonathan Breckon, Director of the Alliance for Useful Evidence at Nesta, has been appointed as CESI Visiting Fellow.

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Success: Mental Health Researcher Secondment (June 2020)

Professor Gavin Davidson and Dr Claire McCartan have secured funding for a short Early Career Researcher secondment based with the Department of Health NI.

Sustainable Cities and Communities: Round-up (June 2020)

The Sustainable Cities and Communities strand is currently involved in a number of funded projects and grant applications. Here is a digest of current activity which reflects the diversity and range of collaborative work within this theme.

CESI Rapid Response to COVID-19 (May 2020)

CESI continues to draw on over 25 years of experience in interdisciplinary research into finding solutions for key societal issues involving children, families and communities, by responding to the COVID-19 pandemic collaboratively.