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SOCIAL AND POLICY

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ANNUAL REPORT

1 AUGUST 2006 - 31 JULY 2007


SOCIAL AND POLICY

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ANNUAL REPORT

1 August 2006 – 31 July 2007


SOCIAL AND POLICY

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ANNUAL REPORT

(1 AUGUST 2006 - 31 JULY 2007)

CONTENTS

Page No

1. Foreword from the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) 3

2. Foreword from the Director of the Research Institute 4

3. Social Policy, Policy Studies and Social Work 5

3.1 Institute Members 7

3.2 Transitional Member 7

3.3 Early Career Researcher 7

3.4 Research Students Registering in 2006/07 8

3.5 Research Publications 9

3.6 Research Funding 15

3.7 Indicators of Esteem 17

4. Politics & International Relations Group 19

4.1 Institute Members 20

4.2 Transitional Members 20

4.3 Research Publications 21

4.4 Research Funding 22

4.5 Indicators of Esteem 22

5. Education Group 23

5.1 Institute Members 24

5.2 Transitional Members 24

5.3 Research Students Registering in 2006/07 24

5.4 Research Publications 25

5.5 Research Funding 28

5.6 Indicators of Esteem 30

6. Seminars 32

7. News 34


1. Foreword by the Pro Vice Chancellor

(Research and Innovation)

I am delighted to welcome readers to our annual

reports from University of Ulster Research Institutes.

We have had an excellent year marked by great

achievements in recruiting superb researchers to

academic and research posts, attracting external

income and completing work that has led to highly

prestigious papers, books and other outputs. There

has been a very strong flow of research findings as

new disclosures to our Office of Innovation. These are

being managed as promising new intellectual property

and that Office also ensures that the expertise of our

staff is accessed by external organisations through

consultancy contracts. Overall our Institutes provide

high quality research environments that are strongly supportive of research. Our

achievements point to improved research capacity and capability amongst the

University’s staff – the best possible training environments for our increasing

number of research students. We are very proud of every student who graduates

with a doctoral degree and delighted that our statistics for successful completion

rank very highly in UK national comparisons.

This past year was marked by final preparations for the forthcoming UK Research

Assessment Exercise (RAE). The work to be submitted for RAE has been underway

since 2001, so some of it is detailed in the current Annual Reports. The University

is proud of the quality of its RAE submission and looks forward confidently to the

announcement of outcomes at the end of 2008.

The enhanced research performance of recent years is in line with that planned

for in our Strategy and Action Plan for Research, Research Training and Innovation,

entitled SUPPORTIVe 1 . Developed through comprehensive, university-wide

consultation, SUPPORTIVe articulates our commitment to ensuring that research

at the University of Ulster fully supports our goals summarized as ‘excellence,

innovation and regional engagement’.

I commend this report to you as a demonstration that University of Ulster

research ranks proudly amongst UK institutions; documents, analyses and shapes

the modern Northern Ireland and attracts international recognition and awards.

Professor BM Hannigan

Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

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http://research.ulster.ac.uk/office/supportive.pdf

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2. Foreword by the

Research Institute Director

Much of the activities recorded in this Annual Report

were undertaken with the forthcoming submission

date for the RAE very much in our consciousness.

Nevertheless, as the report records it was an

extremely productive year.

Professor Arthur Aughey continued his substantial

contribution to the politics of these islands with a

book entitled ‘The Politics of Englishness’ published

by Manchester University Press. Professor John

Offer’s book ‘An Intellectual History of British Social

Policy: Idealism versus Non-Idealism was published

by the Policy Press and has received very positive reviews. Cathy Gormley-

Heenan published her first book - ‘Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland

Peace Process published by Palgrave. Professor Vani Borooah was elected a

member of the Royal Irish Academy while Professor Paul Carmichael became

an Academician with the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.

Two further edited books appeared via Manchester University Press. ‘Pluralism

and Devolution in Education in Northern Ireland’ co-edited by Osborne (with

Hughes and Donnelly) and ‘Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern

Ireland’ edited by Carmichael, Knox and Osborne.

Awards were received from ESRC, Leverhulme and the Nuffield Foundation

as well as a variety of national and regional bodies. Major conferences were

organised throughout the year and included a major seminar on Multiculturalism

in Canada while this years Annual Lecture on the British Constitution produced

an erudite and entertaining discourse by the Professor Lord Norton of Louth. Dr

Susan Hodgett continued our substantial initiative on Canadian Studies with core

funding received for a second year. Additionally, one of our research students

received support from the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK for his

comparative Northern Ireland –Quebec study of social capital.

The SPRI has managed to develop a vibrant research culture in a relatively short

period of time where the Research Assessment Exercise has exerted a strong but

not overwhelming influence. We try to remember that research as an activity that

is about independent rigorous investigation, often given our orientation, towards

analysing issues of concern to public policy and practice. To many SPRI members

it is these applied concerns which motivate their research, especially within the

context of an established devolved administration in Northern Ireland, rather

than the somewhat artificial requirements of the RAE. Nevertheless, since UK

universities receive their core research income through the RAE process, it is a

process that must be effectively engaged with. It would seem that the next RAE

will be based more on a model driven by measures of more direct relevance to

science subjects. There must be a concern that the distinctive nature of social

science (the value of the research monograph, engagement with policy makers

and practitioners etc) could lose ground. The role of rigorous Social Science

research must remain a significant part of the total portfolio of research at the

University of Ulster and in Northern Ireland as a whole.

Bob Osborne

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3. SOCIAL POLICY & SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH

Social Policy, Policy Studies and Social Work

Some of the highlights for this year included the publication of John Offer’s book

An Intellectual History of British Social Policy: Idealism versus Non-Idealism (with a forward by Robert Pinker), The Policy

Press, Bristol (2006), and which has received positive reviews. Roger Austin’s book “Re-connecting Young People in

Northern Ireland’ published by Routledge has also received a warm welcome.

Two edited books published by Manchester University Press also appeared. The first Pluralism and Devolution in Education

in Northern Ireland was edited by Donnelly and McKeown (External) and Osborne while the other Devolution and

Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland was edited by Carmichael, Knox and Osborne. The latter volume drew on

research funded by the ESRC’s Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme. Knox and Carmichael received a

further ESRC award to evaluate the impact of their research on the Review of Public Administration. Carmichael and

Knox have a continued involvement with the processes of reforming public administration in Northern Ireland. During

2006-07 Osborne was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship which enabled collaborative work on equality policy in

Canada, Northern Ireland and Britain to be undertaken especially with Agocs (Western Ontario).

The group participated fully in the new initiative in Canadian Studies (see below) with Acheson, Hodgett and O’Connor,

being co-recipient of a Canadian Sustained Studies Award to investigate comparative aspects of multiculturalism in

Northern Ireland, Britain and Canada.

Two major conferences were organized in this period. The first was the final Northern Ireland seminar relating to

the ESRC’s Devolution and Constitutional Change Progamme where papers summarizing the work on devolution in

Northern Ireland were presented. The second conference was a collaborative seminar with the University of Staffordshire

(supported by the Department for Employment and Learning, the Higher Education Authority (Dublin) and The Times

Higher Education Supplement) and examined wider access policies in the four home UK countries and the Republic of

Ireland. For a listing of all speakers during the year see section 6.

Social Work research continued around two key clusters: ‘Community Care’ and ‘Evidence Based Practice’ which is

emerging as an exciting new focus for emerging work in relation to the effectiveness of social interventions and the

systematic review of published research. This includes contributions from Duffy (management of randomised controlled

trials) and Taylor (searching of electronic databases and the application of research evidence in decision making). In

November 2006 the Social Work group in SPRI sponsored a day conference with the South & East Belfast Health & Social

Services Trust on the application of research in Social Work practice entitled: Enhancing Social Work: Innovative Approaches

to Evidence Based Practice. The conference was attended by about 80 participants engagement with the topic.

Canadian Studies Research Programme

Since the establishment of the Programme in January 2006 there has been significant activity between SPRI staff and

Canadian colleagues. The Government of Canada has supported this work from its Canadian Studies Development

Programme in 2006 and 2007. Four members of the research institute (Hodgett, Aughey, O’Connor and Acheson) also

won the Government of Canada’s largest research grant, the Sustained Studies Award in Contemporary Canadian Issues

for comparative research into Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion in Canada and the UK. This helped to establish

excellent working relationships with academics from Canadian universities particularly Queen’s University Kingston

(Policy Studies and Philosophy, Professors’ Kymlicka and Banting), the University of Ottawa (Centre on Governance,

Professors’ Andrews, Paquet and Rocher) and York University (Politics, Professor Leah Vosko).

A number of publications have been undertaken on Canadian topics. Hodgett et al.’s (2007) book Doing Development

Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery was published by Cape Breton University Press. As well, she

co-edited (with Dr. Steve Royle, QUB), a special issue of the British Journal of Canadian Studies (2007) 19:2 on Culture

and Identity in Contemporary Canada including a contribution by the Chief Justice of Canada the Rt. Hon. Beverley

McLachlin PC. Institute members have, on several occasions during this year, made contributions to Canadian journals

and to the media across Canada.

The Canadian Studies Research Programme has organised a number of conferences including a major event on Diversity,

Multiculturalism and Immigration opened by the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, H.E. Mr. Jim Wright, speakers

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included Will Kymlicka, Keith Banting and Francois Rocher. In February 2007 we co-organised a conference at the

British Library on Area Studies and the Globalised World with contributions from Professor Tony Giddens (LSE) and

John Ralston Saul. A further conference was held with Queen’s University Belfast on Challenges to Globalism. And, in

September 2007, a keynote speaker to the Public Administration Committee Conference was the senior policy advisor

to the Prime Minister of Canada 1993-2003, Mr. Edward Goldenberg.

A number of Canadian Studies research seminars have also been held. Visiting speakers have included Professor Ailsa

Henderson (Wilfrid Laurier University), Professor Mike Prince (University of Victoria) and Professor Ralph Matthews

(University of British Columbia). Finally, post graduate research has been a high priority of the Programme since its

inception and in this regard we have been successful. The Foundation for Canadian Studies has awarded us scholarships

to support Doctoral Research on Canada at University of Ulster and from this Jim McAteer was awarded the prestigious

British Library, Eccles Centre, Postgraduate Award for his research on Canada.

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3.1 INSTITUTE MEMBERS

Surname Forename Title Position

Acheson Nick Dr Lecturer in Social Policy

Birrell Derek Professor Professor of Social Administration and Policy

Borooah Vani Professor Professor of Applied Economics

Carmichael Paul Professor Head of School of Policy Studies

Heenan Deirdre Professor Professor of Social Policy

Hodgett Susan Dr Lecturer in Sociology

Hughes Joanne Professor (left the University July 2007)

Knox Colin Professor Professor of Comparative Public Policy

Lundy Patricia Dr Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Manktelow Roger Dr Lecturer in Social Work

Monaghan Rachel Dr Lecturer in Policy Studies

Offer John Professor Professor of Social Theory & Policy

Osborne Bob Professor Director - Social and Policy Research Institute

Osmani Siddiq Professor Professor of Developmental Economics

O’Connor Sile Professor Professor of Social Policy

Taylor Brian Dr Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Williamson Arthur Professor Professor of Non-Profit Research

3.2 TRANSITIONAL MEMBER

Surname Forename Title Position

Bailey Mark Dr Lecturer in Economics

3.3 EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER

Surname Forename Title Position

Duffy Michael Mr Lecturer

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3.4 RESEARCH STUDENTS REGISTERING 2006/07

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

b Brunton

Interface Areas

DEL

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

F Dunnion

Responses to racism in Northern Ireland: as exploration of ethnic minority views

VCRS

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

J McAteer

Sen’s capabilities as a normative approach to policy development in the social

economy in Canada and NI

CHC & Part-self

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

J Topping

Beyond the Patten Report: negotiating and progressing the policing agenda in

Northern Ireland through the development of an alternative transitional model

through incorporation of exiting social structures in the community

DEL

Northern Ireland

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3.5 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Acheson

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘Civil Society in multi-level Public Policy: the case of Ireland’s two Jurisdictions’, Policy and Politics, (2007), 35

(1) 25-44, (with Williamson, A).

Birrell

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘The Disintegration of Local Authority Social Services Departments’, Local Government Studies, (2006), 32

(2), 139-151.

‘Integration of Health and Social Services: Lessons from N. Ireland’, Social Policy and Administration,

(2006), 40 (1), 47-66.

‘Northern Ireland Business in Parliament: The Impact of the Suspension of Devolution in 2002’, Parliamentary

Affairs, (2007), 60 (2), 297-312.

‘The Reform Agenda in the Northern Ireland Civil Service: The Influences of Parity, Integration, Devolution and

Direct Rule’, Public Policy And Administration, (2007), 22 (3), 275-288.

‘Policy Divergence Between Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Case of Local Taxation’, Public Money

and Management, (2007), 27, (5).

Borooah

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘China and India: Income Inequality and Poverty North and South of the Himalayas’, Journal of Asian

Economics, (2006), 17, 797-817, (with Bjorn Gustafsson and Li Shi).

‘Equity Sensitive Indicators of Living Standards with an Application to Northern Ireland’, Scottish Journal of

Political Economy, (2006), 53, 616-635, (with Paddy Hillyard and Mike Tomlinson).

‘The Effectiveness of Jobs Reservation: Caste, Religion and Economics Status in India’, Development and

Change, (2007), 38 (3), 423-445, (with Amaresh Dubey and Sriya Iyer).

Carmichael

EDITED BOOK

Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland, (2007), (with Knox, C. and Osborne, R.)

Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

Introduction, in Carmichael P., Knox C., and Osborne R.D. (eds.) Devolution and Constitutional Change in

Northern Ireland, (2007), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1-15, (With Colin Knox).

The Review of Public Administration, in Carmichael P., Knox C., and Osborne R.D. (eds.) Devolution and

Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland, (2007), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 201-218,

(With Colin Knox).

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Bureau Shuffling The Reveiw of Public Administration in Northern Ireland’, Public Administration, (2006),

84 (4), 941-965 (with Knox, C.)

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Duffy

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘Posttraumatic stress disorder in the context of terrorism and other civil conflict in Northern Ireland: Randomized

controlled tria’, British Medical Journal, (2007), 334, 147-50. (with Gillespie, K. & Clark, D.M).

Heenan

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘The Integration of Health and Social Care: The Lessons from Northern Ireland’, Social and Policy

Administration, (2006), 40 (1), 47-66, (with Birrell, D).

‘Art as therapy: an effective way of promoting positive mental health Disability & Society’, (2006), 21 (2),

179-191.

‘The Factors Influencing Access to Health and Social Care in the Farming Communities of Co Down, Northern

Ireland’, Aging & Society, (2006), 26, 373-391.

Hodgett

BOOK

Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery, (2007), (with

Johnson, D. and Royle, S.A.), University of Cape Breton Press, Sydney.

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Daring to Do Development Differently’ (2007) in Susan Hodgett, David Johnson and Stephen A. Royle (eds.)

Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery, University of

Cape Breton Press, Sydney, 9-18.

‘Regional Development and the Development of Theory’ (2007) in Susan Hodgett, David Johnson and Stephen

A. Royle (eds.) Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery,

University of Cape Breton Press, Sydney, 19-41, (with Johnson, D. and Royle, S.).

‘Troubles, Partnerships and Possibilities’, in Susan Hodgett, David Johnson and Stephen A. Royle (eds.) (2007)

Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery, University of

Cape Breton Press, Sydney, 112-131, (with Johnson, D).

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Multilevel Governance: Policy and Interpretive Approaches in One European Region’, Politics and Policy,

(2006), 34 (4), 726-746.

Hughes

Professor Joanne Hughes has since left the University of Ulster in July 2007

Knox

EDITED BOOK

Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland, (2007), (with Carmichael, P. and Osborne,

R.) Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

‘Introduction’ in P. Carmichael, C. Knox and R. Osborne (eds.) Devolution and Constitutional Change

in Northern Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, 1 – 15 (with P. Carmichael and R.

Osborne).

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‘The Review of Public Administration’ in P. Carmichael, C. Knox and R. Osborne (eds.) Devolution and

Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, pp 201-218

(with P. Carmichael).

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Multilevel Governance: Policy and Interpretive Approaches in One European Region’, Politics and Policy,

(2006), 34 (4), 726-746.

‘Bureau Shuffling The Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland’, Public Administration, (2006),

84, (4) 941-965 (with P. Carmichael).

‘Building public service-oriented government in China’, International Journal of Public Sector

Management (2007), 20, 5, 449-464 (with Zhang Qun).

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

‘Council Cull’, Fortnight No 448, 4-5 (November 2006) (with Paul Carmichael).

‘A Response to the Minister – His Critics Reply’, Fortnight No 450, 10-11 (February 2007) (with Paul

Carmichael).

‘Rethinking the Review of Public Administration’, Fortnight No 452, 9 (May 2007) (with Paul Carmichael).

Lundy

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘You understand again’: Testimony and Post’Conflict Transition in Northern Ireland: The Ardoyne Commemoration

Project, 1998-2002’, in Perks, A. & Thompson, A. (second edition), (2006) The Oral History Reader, Routledge,

531-537 (with McGovern, M.).

‘Inside Silence: The Ardoyne Commemoration Project, Community-based Truth-telling and Post-Conflict Transition

in the North of Ireland’, (2006) in Perotin-Dumon, A. et al. (eds) History and Memory: Argentina, Chile,

Peru, Electronic Publication, Santiago, Chile (with McGovern, M.).

‘Habitus, Identity, and Post Conflict Transition’, in a Catholic Working Class Community in Northern Ireland’,

in S. O’Sullivan, (2007), Contemporary Ireland: A Sociological Map, UCD Press (with M. McGovern),

pp.370-387.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Attitudes Towards a Truth Commission in Northern Ireland in Relation to Party Political Affiliation’, Journal of

Irish Political Studies, (2007), 22, (3), 321-338, (with M.McGovern).

‘Participation, Truth and Partiality: Participatory Action Research, Community-based Truth-telling and Post-conflict

Transition in Northern Ireland’ Sociology, (2006), 40 (1), 71-88 (with McGovern, M.).

‘The Ethnics of Silence: Action Research, Community ‘Truth-telling’, and Post-conflict Transition in Northern

Ireland’, Journal of Action Research, (2006), 4 (1), 49-64 (with McGovern, M.).

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

‘Attitudes Towards Truth Recovery Processes in Northern Ireland’, NILT Survey (2006) Published Report, CRC,

Belfast 72 pages, (with McGovern, M).

Manktelow

BOOK CHAPTER

‘Mental Health Social Work’ (2007) In Davies, M (ed) The Blackwell Companion to Social Work Third

Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 260-269.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘The needs of Victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, The Social Work Contribution’, (2007) Journal of

Social Work, 7 (1), 31-50.

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Monaghan

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘Informal Justice in the City’, Space and Polity, (2006), 10 (2), 171-186, (with S. McLaughlin)

o’connor

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Convergence in European welfare state analysis: convergence of what’ (2007) in Clasen, J. and N.A. Siegel (eds)

Investigating Welfare State Change The ‘dependent variable problem’ in comparative analysis,

UK: Edward Elgar: 217-243.

‘Social Innovation and Institutional Change in Ireland in the late-20 th Century’ (2007) in Heiskala, R. and T.J.

Hämäläinen (eds) Structural Adjustment and Economic Performance. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar:

208-303’

Offer

BOOKS

An Intellectual History of British Social Policy: Idealism versus Non-Idealism (with a forward by

Robert Pinker), The Policy Press, Bristol (2006), viii + 232, hardback and paperback.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

‘Bernard and Helen Bosanquet’ , in A Dictionary of Liberal Thought, (ed.) Brack, D. and Randall, E. (2007)

Politico’s/Methuen, London, 40-42.

‘Auberon Herbert’ in A Dictionary of Liberal Thought, (ed.) Brack, D. and Randall, E. (2007) Politico’s/

Methuen, London, 164-166.

‘Herbert Spencer’ in A Dictionary of Liberal Thought, (ed.) Brack, D. and Randall, E. (2007) Politico’s/Methuen,

London, 391-394.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘ “Internalist” ethics, communitarianism and T.H. Green: a reply to Dimova-Cookson’, British Journal of

Politcs and International Relations, (2007), 9 (3), 527-532.

‘Virtue’, Citizen Character’ and ‘Social Environment’: Social Theory and Agency in Social Policy since 1830,

Journal of Social Policy (2006), 35 (2), 283-302.

Osborne

EDITED BOOKS

Devolution and Pluralism in Education in Northern Ireland, (2006) Manchester, Manchester University

Press (Co-edited with Donnelly, C. and McKeown, P.)

Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland, (2007), (with Carmichael, P. and Knox, C.)

Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

‘Participation and Access in Higher Education in Northern Ireland’, in I McNay (ed) (2006) Beyond Mass

Higher Education, Building on Experience, Open University Press, Maidenhead, 44-56.

‘Introduction: Pluralism, devolution and education in Northern Ireland’, in Donnelly et al (2006) Devolution

and Pluralism in Education in Northern Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1-12 (with

Donnelly, D. & McKeown, P.).

‘Equality in Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland’, in Donnelly et al (2006) Devolution and

Pluralism in Education in Northern Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 107-119.

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‘Making Education Policy Under Devolution: The Role of the Northern Ireland Assembly’, in Donnelly et al (2006)

Devolution and Pluralism in Education in Northern Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press,

127-138 (with McKeown, P.).

‘Conclusions’, in Donnelly et al (2006) Devolution and Pluralism in Education in Northern Ireland,

Manchester, Manchester University Press, 193-187 (with Donnelly, C. and McKeown, P.).

‘Introduction’, in P. Carmichael, C. Knox and RD Osborne (eds) (2007) Devolution an Constitutional Change

in Northern Ireland, Manchester, Mamchester University Press, 1-15 (with P Carmichael and C Knox).

‘Equality and Human Rights after the Agreement’, in Carmichael, P., Knox, C. and Osborne, RD., (eds.) (2007)

Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press,

152-166.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Cross-border Higher Education Collaboration in Europe: lessons for the ‘Two Irelands’, European Journal of

Education, (2006), 41 (1), 115-129.

Access to and Participation in Higher Education in Northern Ireland, Higher Education Quarterly, (2006),

60 (4), 333-348.

‘Evidence’ and equality in Northern Ireland, Evidence & Policy, (2007), 3 (1), 79-97.

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Higher Education in Northern Ireland: A Report on Factors Associated with Participation and Migration, Report

to OFM/DFM (with A. Smith & A. Hayes), http://www.research.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/highereducation.pdf

OsMANI

AUTHORED BOOKS

“The Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: The Case Study of Bangladesh” with W. Mahmud, B.

Sen, H. Dagdeviren and A. Seth. (2006), Research monograph. UNDP Regional Centre, Colombo.

“Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: The Case Study of Bhutan” with B. Bajracharya, S. Tenzing

and T. Wangyal. (2007), Research monograph. UNDP Regional Centre, Colombo.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

‘Delivering Basic Health Services in Bangladesh: A View from the Human Rights Perspective’, (2006), Growth

and Poverty: The Development Experience of Bangladesh, The University Press Limited, Bangladesh,

193-218.

‘Exploring the Employment Nexus: The Analytics of Pro-Poor Growth’, (2006), Fighting Poverty: The

Development Employment Link, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., London, 9-29.

‘Famine as a Social Phenomenon’, (2006), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Edward Elgar

Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, 174-78.

‘Globalization and the Human Rights Approach to Development’, in B.A. Andreassen and S. Marks (eds.), (2006)

Development as a Human Right. Harvard School of Public Health: Boston, Mass.

‘Famines in India’, in K. Basu (ed), (2007) The Oxford Companion to Economics in India. Oxford University

Press: Delhi.

Taylor

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Risk management paradigms in health and social services for professional decision making on the long-term care

of older people’ British Journal of Social Work, (2006), 36 (8), 1411-1429.

‘Risks to home care workers: Professional perspectives’ Health, Risk & Society (2006), 8 (3), 239-56 (with

Donnelly M).

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‘Professional perspectives on decision making about the long-term care of older people’ British Journal of

Social Work (2006) 36 (5), 807-26 (with Donnelly M).

‘Factorial surveys: Using vignettes to study professional judgement’ British Journal of Social Work (2006)

36 (7), 1187-1207.

‘Human Rights and Decision-making in Child Protection through Explicit Argumentation’ Child Care in

Practice (2006) 12 (2), 81-95 (with Duffy, J. and McCall, S.)

‘Battle on the home care front: Perceptions of Home Care Workers of factors influencing staff retention’ Health

& Social Care in the Community, (2007), 15 (1), 67-76 (with Fleming, G.).

‘Grading gems: Appraising the quality of research for social work and social care’ British Journal of Social

Work, (2007), 37 (2), 335-354 (with Dempster, M. & Donnelly, M.).

‘Children at risk of domestic violence and their educational attainment: perspectives of education welfare officers,

social workers and teachers’ Child Care in Practice, (2007), 13 (3), 185-201 (with Byrne, D.)

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

An Evaluation of the AgeInfo Database, London: Social Care Institute for Excellence (2006) (with Wylie E.,

Dempster M. & Donnelly M)

A Literature Review for the Development of a Supported Housing Initiative for Older People in Rural North

Antrim, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland: Causeway Health & Social Services Trust (2006) (Bigger, L.)

Inappropriate Referrals and Enquiries to Coleraine Child Care Reception and Intake Team, Ballymoney, Northern

Ireland: Causeway Health & Social Services Trust (2006) (with Bigger, L.)

‘SCIE Report 13: An Evaluation of the AgeInfo Database’, London: Social Care Institute for Excellence (2006) (with

Wylie E., Dempster M. & Donnelly)

‘Physical activity programmes for older persons with dementia (Protocal)’ Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews 2007 Issue 2 (2007) (with Forbes D.A., Forbes S.C., Markle-Reid M., Morgan D., & Woods J.)

Williamson

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘The Impact of local voluntary and community infrastructure on community involvement in rural regeneration

partnerships’ in Public Money and Management, (2006), 26 (4), 235-243 (with Osborne, Stephen P., Beattie,

R.)

‘The Adoption of Strategic Management by Third Sector Organizations: Findings from a Census of Organizations

in Northern Ireland’ in Zeitschrift fur öffentliche und gemeinwirtschaftliche Unternehmen,

(2006), Baden Baden: Beiheft 34, 8-22 (with Courtney, R. and Marnoch, G.)

‘Civil Society in multi-level Public Policy: The case of Ireland’s two Jurisdictions’, Policy and Politics, (2007), 35

(1), 25-44 (with Acheson, N.)

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3.6 Research Funding

Staff Name(s) Title of Award Funding Body Value

Acheson Work Rehabilitation for people DEL £5,624

returning to work after illness or

injury

Acheson Theorising Multiculturalism and Social Department of £13,843

(with Cohesion in Canada and the UK: Lessons for Foreign Affairs and

Hodgett, Policy Implementation and Civic Engagement International Trade

Aughey &

O’Connor)

Canada, and the

Foundation for

Canadian Studies UK

Borooah Access and Attrition in Higher Education’ DELNI £29,054

(with Bailey)

Carmichael Beyond Devolution, Widening & Deepening ESRC £49,564

(with Knox) the New Governance of Northern Ireland

Heenan Social Capital and older people in farming The British Academy £7,500

Communities

Hodgett Theorising Multiculturalism and Social Department of Foreign £13,843

(with Cohesion in Canada and the UK: Lessons Affairs and

Acheson, for Policy Implementation and Civic International Trade

Aughey & Engagement. Canada, and the

O’Connor)

Foundation for

Canadian Studies UK

Hodgett Foundation UK Doctoral Studentship The Foundation £750

(with 2006-07 for Canadian

Osborne) Research Support Grant – Studies in

Mr James McAteer

the UK

Hodgett Canadian Studies Development Program The Foundation for £3,050

(with 2006-07 Canadian Studies

Osborne)

in the UK

Knox Beyond Devolution, Widening & ESRC £49,564

(with

Deepening the New Governance of

Carmichael) Northern Ireland

Lundy A Critical Analysis of the Historical The British £72,000

Enquiries Team (PSNI)

Academy

O’Connor The Impact of poverty on young Joseph Rowntree £10,000

(with children’s school experience Foundation

Horgan &

Tennant)

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Staff Name(s) Title of Award Funding Body Value

O’Connor Theorising Multiculturalism and Social Department of Foreign £13,843

(with Cohesion in Canada and the UK: Lessons Affairs and International

Hodgett, for Policy Implementation and Civic Trade Canada, and the

Acheson & Engagement. Foundation for

Aughey)

Canadian Studies UK

Offer Social Policy, The Guardians & The Poor The British £6,020

Law reports

Academy

(Hodgett Foundation UK Doctoral Studentship The Foundation £750

(with 2006-07 for Canadian Studies

O’Connor) Research Support Grant – Mr James McAteer in the UK

Osborne Canadian Studies Development Program The Foundation £3,050

(with 2006-07 for Canadian Studies

Hodgett)

in the UK

Osborne Implementing Equality Policies in The Leverhulme Trust £25,000

Northern Ireland and Canada: A review of Research Fellowship (£3,000)

Progress and Prospects. (EXTENTION)

Taylor Assessment process & tools with a Department Health, £20,664

(with particular focus on care management Social Services &

McCormack) procedures (SAT) Public Safety GPA

Taylor The use of research and professional R&D Office £80,766

(with knowledge in reports by social workers for HPSS HSCSR

McColgan) the higher courts under the children Studentship

(NI) Order 2995 and the Adoption (NI)

Order 1987

Williamson Voluntary Action and Community Relations Community Relations £4,950

(with in Northern Ireland Council

Acheson)

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3.7 INDICATORS OF ESTEEM

Carmichael

• Honorary Secretary of PSA until 2010.

• Vice Chair (Membership) for another year (to Jan 2009) of the Public Administration Committee for the

Joint Council.

• Fellow of the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin.

• Elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

Borooah

• Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Hodgett

• President Elect British Association for Canadian Studies, April 2007.

• Secretary, United Kingdom Council for Area Studies Association (UKCASA).

• Invited guest speaker University of Birmingham, Department of American and Canadian Studies Research

Seminar, Monday 20th November 2006, A Policy of Human Stories: Using Novels to inform Development Policy in

Atlantic Canada.

• Invited speaker St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University, 27th January 2006, Human Development

and Capability Association Education Network, Expanding Participatory Capabilities in Northern Ireland: Sen,

Education and the Pursuit of Eudemonia.

• Invited plenary speaker conference School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy, University of York, Identity

Community and Justice, 24th May 2007, Susan Hodgett, Multiculturalism and Human Development: An Analysis

of the Canadian Experience.

• Conference Scientific Committee The British Library, Eccles Centre, Area Studies and the Globalised World,

27th Feb.2007 speakers Professor Lord Tony Giddens and John Ralston Saul.

• Conference Scientific Committee British Association for Canadian Studies, Italian Association for Canadian

Studies Università di Genova, Genova, Italia, 27-28th October 2006, Boundaries, Passages and Sanctuaries.

• Conference Scientific Committee British Association for Canadian Studies 32nd Annual Conference, St

Aidan's College, University of Durham,11–13th April, 2006, From Blueberries to Blackberries Traditions and

Technologies in Canada

Knox

• Invited by the Department of International Development to chair a seminar on Public Sector Reform in

South Asia held in Bangladesh.

Lundy

• Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF) & International Centre for Transitional Justice, New York (ICTJ),

“Gender & Transitional Justice”, Sana’a, Yemen, June 2007. Invited guest speaker international seminar &

closed roundtable discussion.

• Invited member of international panel and roundtable discussion (closed session) on transitional justice

organized by Colombian government (Medellin) in collaboration with the Transitional Justice Institute (New

York), August 2006. The follow up report, which is due in the next few months, is intended to influence

policy & practice in Colombia and neighbouring countries in Latin America.

• Invited member of international panel and roundtable discussion (closed session) organized by Greensboro

Truth Commission (USA) in collaboration with Transitional Justice Institute (New York), May 2006. The

follow-up report ‘Lessons in Truth-Seeking: International Experiences Informing United States Initiatives’ is

aimed at influencing policy and practice in the US.

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Manktelow

• Chair person of School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies Filter Research Ethics Committee.

O’Connor

• Elected Vice-President of Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC 19) of

International Sociological Association, 2006-9.

• Invited collaborator on research programme: Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment funded

by Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada.

• Journal editorial board member: Journal of European Social Policy 2000-2007.

Taylor

Research & Development Office, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland

– Chairman of Panel for Bursary Awards – ongoing throughout 2006-07.

• Epidemiology Recognised Research Group of the Research and Development Office, Department of Health,

Social Services and Public Safety (NI) - Associate Member 2004 to June 2006 when the RRG was closed.

• Recognised Research Network for Primary Care of the Research and Development Office, Department of

Health, Social Services and Public Safety (NI) – Founder Member from June 2007.

• Social Care Institute for Excellence Northern Ireland Reference Group – Member from its inception in 2005,

continues.

• Cochrane Collaboration for Evidence Based Health and Social Care (www.cochrane.org)

• International informal network for use of factorial survey methods to study decision making in health and

social sciences; focal point College of Nursing & Department of Sociology, Kent State University, Ohio

– member from inception in 2003 and continues.

• Clinical & Social Care Governance Support Team for NI, and Social Care Institute for Excellence, London:

Steering Group for Development & Piloting of Learning Materials on Governance for Social Work and Social Care

(summer 2005 – summer 2007) – Member.

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4. Politics & International Relations Research

During this year the Politics group in SPRI achieved some notable publications. Cathy Gormley-Heenan’s first book,

Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process, was launched at No Alibi’s bookshop in Botanic Avenue, Belfast

in December 2006. The book was published by Palgrave-Macmillan as part of the St. Antony’s College - Oxford series and

was formally launched by our former colleague, Professor Moncia McWilliams, Chief Commissioner of the Northern

Ireland Human Rights Commission. (Photo attached)

Cathy has received numerous awards and commendations for her teaching, which is heavily influenced by her research

agenda. She has been awarded the new entrants prize in the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) Bernard Crick Awards

for Outstanding Teaching in 2006, was commended in the European Political Science Network’s Innovative Teaching

Awards in 2007, and has also been awarded the University of Ulster’s Distinguished Teaching Fellowship Award in 2007.

(Photo attached)

Arthur Aughey’s book The Politics of Englishness was published by Manchester University Press in April 2007. This book

forms part of a larger research agenda on the place of England within the new devolved United Kingdom and developed

some of the arguments outlined briefly in ‘The Challenges to English Identity’ in R. Hazell (ed) The English Question

Manchester: Manchester University Press (2006), 45-63. He was convenor and chair of plenary session on ‘Englishness

as Ideology’ at the International Conference on Political Ideologies, University of Liverpool, 4-6 July 2007. For the

period March-June 2007, he was in receipt of a British Academy small grant for research on the Campaign for an English

Parliament and this has been written up as an article for Nations and Nationalism.

Aughey has been involved concurrently in a large research project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and coordinated by

the Constitution Unit at University College London, which is looking at the potential trajectories of British constitutional

politics over the next decade. He presented a paper on ‘The Future of Britishness’ at the project’s seminar series

‘Constitutional Futures’ at the Constitution Unit, University College London in August 2007. His contribution has been

worked into a full research paper which will appear in R Hazell (ed) Constitutional Futures 2 (Oxford University Press

2008).

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4.1 INSTITUTE MEMBERS

Surname Forename Title Position

Ashe Fidelma Dr Lecturer in Politics

Aughey Arthur Professor Professor in Politics & Lecturer in International Politics

Gormley- Cathy Dr Lecturer in Public Policy

Heenan

4.2 TRANSITIONAL MEMBERS

Surname Forename Title Position

Hainsworth Paul Dr Senior Lecturer

Roberts David Dr Lecturer in Politics

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4.3 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Ashe

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Gendering the Holy Cross School Dispute: Women and Nationalism in Northern Ireland’, Political

Studies, (2006), 54 (1), 147-164.

‘The McCartney Sisters’ Search for Justice: Gender and Political Protest in Northern Ireland’, Politics, (2006),

26 (3), 161-167.

‘The Virgin Mary Complex: Feminism and Northern Ireland Politics’, Critical Review of International

Social and Political Philosophy, (2006), 9 (4).

‘Gendering ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland: A comparative analysis of nationalist women’s political

protests’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, (2007), 30 (5), 766-786.

Aughey

BOOKS

The Politcs of Englishness, (2007), Manchester, Manchester University Press.

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Unionism: Three Anxieties’ in Cox, M., et al (eds.), (2006), A Farewell to arms From ‘long war’ to long

peace in Northern Ireland (2nd edition) Manchester, Manchester University Press.

‘Fantasy Echo’ (with Barnes, C.A.) in Wilson, J. and Stapleton, K. (eds.), (2006), Devolution and Identity,

London: Sage, 127-142.

‘The Challenges to English Identity’, in Hazell, R. (ed), (2006), The English Question, Manchester University

Press, 45-63.

‘A state of exception: the concept of the politicial in Northern Ireland’ (with commentary by Adrian Little) in

C. McGrath and E. O’Mally (eds.) Irish Political Studies Reader, London Routledge (2007) 90-104.

Gormley-Heenan

BOOK

Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process, (2007), Basingstoke, Palgrave

Macmillan.

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4.4 RESEARCH FUNDING

Staff Name(s) Title of Award Funding Body Value

Aughey Theorising Multiculturalism and Foundation for £13,843

(with Social cohesion in Canada Canadian Studies

Hodgett, and the UK. in the UK

O’Connor &

Acheson)

Aughey The Politics of a Parliament for England British Academy £750

Ashe,

Gormley- Project Formulation Travel Grant UK and India £1,500

Heenan

Education and

(with

Research

Robinson)

Initiative (UKIERI)

4.5 INDICATIORS OF ESTEEM

Gormley-Heenan

• Invited to speak at a conference on ‘Women, Justice and Reconciliation’ organized by the United Nations

University of Tokyo, Japan, March 2007.

• Awarded ‘Political Studies Association’s Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching (New Entrant

Category)’, April 2007

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5. EDUCATION RESEARCH

Considerable effort during this year was devoted to the Education submission to the RAE. Overall, thirteen scholars

were returned of whom ten academics, ten are in the research institute. Research income over the period 2001 to

2007 was £6,027,648; a total of 30.17 doctorates and 18.17 scholarships were awarded during that period. The UOA

in collaboration with the UNESCO Centre mounted a popular seminar series featuring distinguished guests such as

Marilyn-Cochrane Smith of Boston College, and Michael Woolcock of Harvard University.

Some highlights of the year were the publication of Roger Austin’s book on E-Schooling and the continuation of the

funding for his Dissolving Boundaries project; Lesley Abbott’s winning the Brian Simon Educational Research Fellowship

from the British Educational Research Association, Linda Clarke’s ESRC meeting of Minds Fellowship (on Communities

of Practice theory and Communal Constructivism), John Dallat’s consultancy on Teaching and Learning for the 21 st

Century in Maynooth, the publication of Gerry McAleavy’s major project on Bullying, Alan McCully’s consultancy on the

writing of history textbooks in the Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig, Una O’Connor’s evaluation of Local and Global

Citizenship for the CCEA, Rosalind Pritchard’s Leverhulme Fellowship (Gender and Inequality in British and German

Universities), Jackie Reilly’s work on Human Rights Education, and Alan Smith’s Visiting Professorship to the Institute of

Education in Hong Kong which he continues from year to year on a consultancy basis. Roger Austin ran a conference

on ICT and Bridge Building which was attended by Ministers of Education from both the north and south of Ireland; and

Rosalind Pritchard ran a conference for the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE)

in her capacity as Chair of BAICE. This conference on Diversity and Inclusion was mounted jointly with colleagues at

Queen’s, and resulted in a guest-edited issue of the journal “Compare”.

In the future, the UNESCO Centre will coordinate NI participation in the European Values Study (2008) and the

International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (2009). Funding has already been secured for the establishment

of an international development unit (DFID, £299k) which will support the extension of current EU research into

education for reconciliation (in partnership with Save The Children and UNICEF).

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5.1 INSTITUTE MEMBERS

Surname Forename Title Position

Abbott Lesley Dr Lecturer

Austin Roger Dr Senior Lecturer

Clarke Linda Mrs Lecturer

Dallat John Dr Senior Lecturer

McAleavy Gerard Professor Professor of Further and Higher Education

McCully Alan Mr Lecturer in Education (History & Citizenship)

Pritchard Rosalind Professor Head of School of Education

Reilly Jackie Dr Lecturer in Education

Smith Alan Professor UNESCO Chair

5.2 TRANSITIONAL MEMBERS

Surname Forename Title Position

O’Connor Una Dr Lecturer

5.3 RESEARCH STUDENTS 2006/07

Name

G Nyirabikali

Title of Project Education as a conflict transformation tool in prone and post conflict situations -

an assessment of the Angolan case

Grant Source

Country of Origin

VCRS

Rwanda

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5.4 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Abbott

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Northern Ireland Head Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusion’, International Journal of Inclusive

Education, (2006), 10 (6), 627-643.

‘Put posters over the glass bit on the door and disappear: tutor perspectives on the use of VLEs to support

pre-service teachers’, Teaching in Higher Education, (in press), (Clarke, L.).

‘Northern Ireland Special Educational Needs Coordinators Creating Inclusive Environments: an epic struggle’,

European Journal of Special Needs Education , (2007), 22 (4), 391-407.

Austin

BOOKS

E-Schooling; Global Messages from a Small Island, with Anderson, J. (2007), Oxford, Taylor & Francis.

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Re-schooling and ICT; a case study of Northern Ireland’, with Anderson, J. in L Tan Wee Hin and R. Subramaniam

(eds.), (2006) Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges, Idea Group Reference,

London, 176-194.

‘Re-connecting Young People in Northern Ireland’, in Loader, B. (ed), (2007) Young Citizens in a Digital Age,

Routledge, 143-157.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘The Role of ICT in Bridge-building and Social Inclusion; theory, policy and practice issues’, European Journal

of Teacher Education, (2006) 29, (2) 145-161.

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Quirk-Bolt, N. and Metcalfe, N. (2006) Dissolving Boundaries. Building Communities of Practice (with Ricard, M. &

Mallon, M.)

Clarke

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘A Single transferable Geography Teaching and Learning geography in a contested landscape’, International

Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (2006) 15 (1), 77-91.

‘Put posters over the glass bit on the door and disappear: tutor perspectives on the use of VLEs to support

pre-service teachers’, Teaching in Higher Education, (in press, (Clarke, L.).

McAleavy

JOURNAL ARTICLE

‘Teachers’ perceptions of health education practice in Northern Ireland: reported differences between policy

and non-policy holding schools. Health Promotion International, Oxford Journals’, Official Journal of the

International Union for Health Promotion and Education, (2006) 21, 113-120, (with Adamson,

G., Donegan, H. A. Shevlin, M).

‘Mathematical Composition in the School Curriculum - a case for the reintroduction of logarithm tables.

Mathematics Today’. The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2007) (IMA), 43 (1), 25-30,

(with Donegan, H.A).

‘School-based Health Education Provision for Young People in Northern Ireland. Childcare and Practice’, Child

Care in Practice (2007) 13 (3), 281-295, (with McCrystal, P.)

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McCully

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Northern Ireland: Cultural Conflict and Change’’ (with Linda Clarke) in Lidstone J. (ed.) (2006) Cultural

Issues of our Time, Melbourne, Cambridge Press, 157-167.

Controversial Issues, Citizenship and History’ in G. Mills (ed.) (2006) Teaching Sensitive and Controversial

Issues in History, Nottingham, HTEN, 34-43.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Practitioner perceptions of their role in facilitating the handling of controversial issues in contested societies: a

Northern Irish experience’, Educational Review (2006), 58 (1), 51-65.

‘What does it mean to be a community relations Professional in Northern Irish education Some research-based

answers’, Reflective Practice (2006) 7 (2), 215–231, (with R. Smith, B. Hartop, C. Kelly and U. O’Connor).

‘Teaching Controversial Issues, where controversial issues really matter’, Teaching History (2007), 127,

13-19, (with Barton, K.).

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Recent Research on History Teaching in Northern Ireland: Informing Curriculum Change, Coleraine, UNESCO

Centre (2007).

Pritchard

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Schreckgespenst für die Deutschen Schools of Education im Vereinigten Königreich’ (An Aversive

Example for the Germans Schools of Education in the UK) (2006) in Globalisierung der Wirtschaft

- Internationalisierung der Lehrerbildung edited by A. Kruze, I. Mortag and D. Schulz, Leipzig: Univeristy

of Leipzig Press, 81-100.

‘Erziehungswissenschaften auf dem Weg zur Globalisierung: Hochschullehrer und Studenten im Vergleich

Großbritannien und Deutschland’, in Datenreport Erziehungswissenschaft edited by M. Kraul, H. Merkens and R.

Tippelt, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften and GWV Fachverlage. [Educational Sciences on the Way

to Globalisation: HE Teachers and Students in GB and FRG Compared] (2006).

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Trends in the Restructuring of German Universities’ Comparative Education Review, (2006) 50 (1),

90-112.

‘British and German Students in a Shifting Scenario’ Higher Education Management and Policy,

(OECD), (2006) 18 (3), 111-133.

‘The Changing Self-Perceptions of Japanese University Students of English’ Journal of Studies in

International Education, (2006) 10 (2), 141-156, (with Maki, H.).

‘Trends in the Restructuring of German Universities’ Comparative Education Review, (USA), (2006) 50

(1), 90-112.

Reilly

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Human Rights Education as Part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland’ Journal of Social Science

Education, (2006), 1 (e-journal, http://www.jsse.org/) (with Niens, U., & Smith, A.).

‘The need for Human Rights Education in Northern Ireland: A pupil survey. Peace and Conflict’ Journal of

Peace Psychology, (2006) 12 (3), 251 – 268, (with Niens. U., & McLaughlin, R.)

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Smith

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Conflict and Education for All’, In: Jones-Parry, R. (ed) Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2007, London,

Commonwealth Secretariat, Nexus Strategic Partnerships. The official publication for the 16th

Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers held in Cape Town. 3, 65-91.

‘The Role of Education: Conflict, Reconstruction and Reconciliation’, In: Leach, F. and Dunne, M. (eds.) (2007)

Education and Conflict, Oxford, Peter Lang.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

‘Teacher Education in Northern Ireland: Policy Variations Since Devolution’, Scottish Educational Review,

(2006) 37, 46-58, (with Montgomery, A.)

‘Human Rights Education as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland’, Journal of Social Science

Education, (2006), 1, Available at: http://www.jsse.org/2006-1/index.html (with Niens, U., Reilly, J.)

‘Review: Devolution and Pluralism in Education in Northern Ireland’, British Journal of Educational

Studies, (2007) 55 (2), 221-224.

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5.5 RESEARCH FUNDING

Staff Name(s) Title of Award Funding Body Value

Abbott The Development of Inclusive Schools: Department £62,135

a model of best practice

of Education

Abbott Brian Simon Educational Research British Educational £3,000

Fellowship - The Potential of Integrated Research Association

Schools to Provide a Model of Inclusion

Austin Current Practice in ICT within teaching Standing Conference £4,980

(with Graffin) education on Teacher Education,

North and South

(SCoTENS)

Austin Dissolving Boundaries through technology Department of £150,000

in Education

Education in

Northern Ireland

DENI

Austin Current Practice in ICT within teaching Standing Conference £4,980

(with education on Teacher Education,

Graffin)

North and South

(SCoTENS)

Clarke The digital video as a tool for changing ICT Standing Conference £6,000

(with Austin learning in schools and teacher education on Teacher Education,

& Graffin)

North and South

(SCoTENS)

Clarke Lessons today for change tomorrow The Garfield Weston £15,000

Trust

Clarke Meeting of Minds Fellowship ESRC, TLRP £450

Clarke Building an on-line community of practice General Teaching £3,000

of Geography teachers

Council, NI

Clarke (with Forward thinking, Northern Ireland Welcome Engaging £1,558,76

McKelvey-

Science Society

Martin,

Awards

Hunter &

Humes)

McAleavy Evaluation of Princes Trust XL Programme Prince’s Trust £12,931

(with Livesey

& O’Hagan)

McCully Recent Research on History Teaching in The Nuffield £1,679

Northern Ireland: Informing Curriculum Foundation

Change

O’Connor Evaluation of citizenship education CCEA – £19,000

(with Smith) in Northern Ireland NI Curriculum Council

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Staff Name(s) Title of Award Funding Body Value

Pritchard Gender Inequality and British and German Leverhulme £29,383

Universities

Trust

Smith Evaluation of citizenship education in CCEA – £19,000

(with Northern Ireland NI Curriculum Council

O’Connor)

Smith Education for Pluralism, Human Right and Atlantic £1,358,114

Democracy

Philanthropies

Smith Values and Teacher Education Policy in ESRC, TLRP £126,000

(with Moran, Northern Ireland

McCully &

Clarke)

Smith International Development Programme at UK Department £299,613

the University of Ulster

for International

Development (DFID)

Smith International Civic and Citizenship Education CCEA – £6,000

(with Wilson) Study NI Curriculum Council

Smith Voices of the Future, Legacies of the Past: European Union, £169,000

(with Wilson) The perspectives of Children and Young Peace and

people and the role of Education in

Reconciliation Fund II

Reconciliation

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5.6 RESEARCH INDICATORS OF ESTEEM

Abbott

• Awarded the Brian Simon Award Educational Research Fellowship by the British Educational Research

Association (BERA) 2006/07

• Peer Reviewer for BERA 2006/07 for Annual Conferences: Special Interest Group - Inclusion

Austin

• Visiting Professor at the Centre for Technology in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, March/April

2007.

• Keynote speaker, ‘The Knowledge Society’. Standing Conference on Teaching Education North and South,

Dublin 2007

Clarke

• Member of International Geographical Union’s British-Sub-Committee on Geographical Education

Dallat

• Consultant for Teaching and Learning for the 21 st Century, government-funded research project at the

University of Maynooth 2007.

McCully

• Adviser to textbook writers from Bosnia Herzegovina at Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig 2007.

Pritchard

• Chair of the British Association of International and Comparative Education for which she ran a conference

on Diversity and Inclusion at QUB jointly with a colleague from Queen’s; Chair of the editorial board of

Compare.

• Member of the International Executive of the European Association for Institution Research.

• Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung of the Bavarian Staatsinstitut

für Hochschulforschung und Hochschulplanung, Munich.

• Chair - British Association for International & Comparative Education.

Reilly

• Chair at Symposium at the International Transitions Conference, Glasgow

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Smith

• Member of Irish Social Science and Humanities Research Council (ISSHRC), Senior Fellowship Board (2006,

2007)

• Member, ESRC DFID Commissioning Panel for £13m programme on poverty reduction

• Member of UK Universities Committee for Education for Teachers (UCET), International Committee

• ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme, Director’s Forum

• Consultant to International Donor Group – Denmark (DANIDA), Finland (FINNIDA), Norway (NORAD),

the UK (DFID) and World Bank (IDA), Conflict Analysis of Education for All (EFA) in Nepal, 2006

• Keynote Speaker, Youth Engagement and Democracy, University of Sydney, Sept 2006

• Visiting Research Scholar, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2006

• Country Director, European Values Study www.europeanvalues.nl

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6. SOCIAL & POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES 2006/07

Date Title Speakers

15/9/06 Identity in Crisis Re-examining Prof Stephen Howe -Bristol University

Unionism, Loyalism and Protestantism

Prof Steve Bruce - University of Aberdeen

in Northern Ireland

13/10/06 The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Dr Aileen O’Neill

A Day in the Life

Committee Specialist, NI Affairs Committee

8/11/06 Social Capital and Sustainable Communities Prof Ralph Matthews –

University of British Columbia

17/11/06 The Development of the Integrated Schooling Meav Ben-Nun –

Movement in Israel: background and challenges, NYU Steìnhardt School of Education

and a comparison with Northern Ireland

Integrated Schools

29/11/06 Enhancing Social Work: Innovative Approaches Keynote speakers, Brian Taylor –

to Evidence Based Practice

University of Ulster, Prof Geraldine Macdonald

– QUB

1/12/06 Apethetic landslides or the onward march of Prof Jon Tonge – University of Liverpool

Paisleyism Analysing DUP electrol success

since the Belfast Agreement

4/12/06 Diversity, Multiculturalism and Immigration: Prof Keith Banting, Prof Will Kymlicka,

Lessons from Canada

Prof John McGarry & Prof Naomi Alboim

– Queen’s University of Kingston, Ontario &

Prof François Rocher – University of Ottawa

12/01/07 Shared Future Dr Duncan Morrow – CRC, Carmel Gallagher,

University of Ulster/NICCEA, Prof Gerry

McAleavey – University of Ulster

6/02/07 The English Question Akash Paun, The Constitution Unit,

University College London

9/02/07 Gender Equality in British and German Prof Rosalind Pritchard – University of Ulster

Universities

12/02/07 International Development and Social Change Dr Rosalind Eyben, Former Principal Adviser

to Clare Short on International Development

21/02/07 Challenges to Globalism Keynote speaker, Philosoper John Ralston Saul

23/02/07 Life Long Learning: Lessons from Prison Dr Tracy Irwin – University of Ulster

13/03/07 Community and Voluntary action as Prof Carl Milofsky - Bucknell University, USA

“transorganization”. The success of permanent

failure, the primordial ooze and other matters:

Examples from Northern Ireland and small town

America

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Date Title Speakers

16/03/07 Special Education Needs and the Challenges of Prof Roy McConkey – University of Ulster

Multidisciplinary Work

23/03/07 Designing the curriculum for learning and Prof Imogen Taylor – University of Sussex

assessment in Year One

26/03/07 Annual Lecture – The Future of the British Prof The Lord Norton of Louth

Constitution

19/04/07 Teaching Controversial Issues Dr Diana Hess – University of Wisconsin

27/04/07 Teachers and Early Professional Learning Jim McNally – Stirling University

Experiences

27/04/07 Early Professional Learning of Teachers – Jim McNally – Stirling University

The value of Teacher-Researchers

02/05/07 Realising Right to Education in Areas of Conflict El Khidir Daloum, Country Director, Somalia/

Somaliland Programme, Save The Children.

Professor Alan Smith, Director of the

UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster. Sean

Farren, Former Minister of Finance and

Personnel and Minister of Further and Higher

Education, Training and Development in the NI

Executive. Lyndsay Bird, Education Adviser for

Save the Children

03/05/07 Education for Co-Existence, Reconciliation and Brenna O’Rourke

Development in Rwanda

UNESCO Centre

04/05/07 Social Policy & the Politics of Differences: Prof Mike Prince

A Canadian Perspective

University of Victoria

10/05/07 Long-term Residential Care for Older People Prof Juergen Holdenrieder

in European Member States: Convergence and University of Esslingen

Divergence

18/05/07 Young People and History: Exploring the Mr Alan McCully – University of Ulster

Interface between Formal and Informal Learning

01/06/07 Creating Change through Action Research in Professor Lynn Davies, International

Rural Post-Conflict Angola

Education and CIER Research and Consultancy

Manager, University of Birmingham.

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7. NEWS

• February 2007 - Professor Paul Carmichael, Head of the School of Policy Studies, was invited to become

an Academician within the Academy of Learned Societies for Social Science. Professor Carmichael has

been Honorary Secretary of the Political Studies Association since 2000, the Vice Chair (Membership) of

the Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council since 2005 and Visiting Scholar at

the Humboldt University in Berlin. Previously, he served on the QAA Benchmarking panel for Politics and

International Relations.

• April 2007 - A team from SPRI held a two day seminar with colleagues at the University of Ottawa on 2 and

3 April. The seminar was concerned with ‘the governance of the voluntary sector’ and involved Dr Susan

Hodgett, Dr Nick Acheson and Prof Bob Osborne of SPRI together with Prof Gillies Paquet, Prof Caroline

Andrews, Ruth Hubbard, Monica Gattinger and Luc Juillet from Ottawa. Papers were given by Pacquet and

Hubbard and Hodgett and Osborne. Discussion and responses to each of the papers ensured a lively debate.

Consideration is being given to further work. This visit was undertaken as part of the SPRI’s Canadian

Studies activities. A number of other research contacts were made during the visit and it is anticipated that

these will lead to further collaboration during 2007/08

• June 2007 - Dr Deirdre Heenan, member of the Social & Policy Research Institute, has been awarded a

distinguished 2006 National Teaching Fellowship. This prestigious award is an honour for Deirdre personally

and brings distinction to the University.

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