School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Research Staff

Meet our research staff

NameTelephoneResearch Area/Project

Dr Danielle Blaylock

+44 (0)28 9097 3264 Shared education, social identity, intergroup relations, intergroup contact, and the role of education in divided societies. 

Dr Stephanie Burns

+44 (0)28 9097 5939 Education and social psychology, with a specific interest in intergroup relations and respect for diversity; the role of education in promoting social cohesion; shared and collaborative models of education; inequalities and inclusivity in education.

Dr Maria Cockerill

  Effective education

Dr Nicole Craig

+44 (0)28 9097 5017 Early numeracy development, quantitative methods and effectiveness of educational interventions.

Dr Paula Devine

+44 (0)28 9097 3034 Senior Social Survey Officer. Research interests are social gerontology, men's health, public attitudes, quantitative methods, and the dissemination of social science information.

Dr Gavin Duffy

+44 (0)28 9097 5260 Education, Shared Education, School Networks, School Collaboration, Shared Education Programme (SEP) Co-ordinator, Education in Custodial Settings.

Aideen Gildea

+44 (0)28 9097 5193 Roots of Empathy Programme 

Laura Grant

+44 (0)28 9097 3183 Child wellbeing; Intervention evaluation and process evaluation.

Dr Jennifer Hanratty

+44 (0)28 9097 2593  

Dr Stephen Herron

+44 (0)28 9097 3091 Research Fellow - Sociology and Social Policy

Dr Kathryn Higgins

+44 (0)28 9097 5286 Director of Graduate Studies. 

Dr Rebecca Loader

+44 (0)28 9097 1363 Education and social cohesion, identities in education, faith schools, intercultural education, and intergroup relations.

Dr Lynne McKerr

+44 (0)28 9097 3177 Education, archaeology, with a specific interest in childhood and disability.
Dr Martina McKnight +44 (0)28 9097 5970 Research Fellow - Sociology and Social Policy

Dr Theresa McShane

+44 (0)28 9097 3174 Research Assistant - Social Work

Dr Liam O'Hare

+44 (0)28 9097 5973 Psychology and Education; Prevention and Early Intervention; Quantitative Methods in Education. Operations Manager (Improving Children's Lives).

Dr Karen Orr

+44 (0)28 9097 3809 Education, psychology and children’s rights.

Dr Patrick Stark

+44 (0)28 9097 5924  


 

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