Meet the ARK Team


ARK staff at ARK away day June 2018

 

The ARK team is located across Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast. At Queen's, the team is based in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work. At Ulster, the team is based in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences.

 

Gemma Carney
Dr Gemma Carney
Position
Director of Public Engagement
Telephone
Email
g.carney@qub.ac.uk
Bio

Dr. Gemma Carney joined the ARK Ageing team as lecturer in social policy in January 2014.

Gemma trained as a political scientist, specialising in gender equality policy (TCD, 2004). A stint as Policy Analyst at the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament in 2007 introduced her to social policy for older people, and she has never looked back.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology with responsibility for International Liaison. She teaches ageing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is Programme Director of the Social Policy programme at QUB. Her work has been published in Journal of Aging Studies, Gender and Society, European Journal of Ageing, Journal of Women & Aging and Ageing & Society, of which she is a member of the editorial board.

 

Responsibilities
ARK Ageing Programme
Affiliation
Queens University Belfast

Image of Paula Devine
Dr Paula Devine
Position
Co-Director
Telephone
Email
p.devine@qub.ac.uk
Bio

Paula Devine is Co-Director of ARK, and is coordinator of the ARK Ageing Programme, which supports engagement between the age and academic sectors. She also coordinates the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

Her research interests focus on quantitative research methods; measuring social attitudes; dissemination of social research; men's health; masculinity and gender.

 

Responsibilities
ARK
ARK Ageing Programme
NI Life and Times Survey
Surveys Online (SOL)
Affiliation
Queens University Belfast

Sinead Grant
Sinead Grant
Position
Clerical Assistant
Telephone
Email
s.grant@ulster.ac.uk
Bio

Sinead works as part of the ARK team within her role as clerical assistant in the School of Applied Social and Policy Science at Ulster University.

Responsibilities
ARK
Affiliation
Ulster University

Eileen Gray - Administrative Assistant
Ms Eileen Gray
Position
Administrative Assistant
Telephone
Email
e.gray@qub.ac.uk
Bio

Eileen works as part of the ARK team within her role as research project secretary in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen?s University Belfast.

Affiliation
Queens University Belfast

Professor Ann Marie Gray
Prof Ann Marie Gray
Position
Co-Director
Telephone
Email
am.gray@ulster.ac.uk
Bio

Ann Marie Gray is Co-Director of ARK, and Professor of Social Policy in Ulster University. Her research interests are in the area of health and social care policy, policy making in Northern Ireland, gender and social policy and social attitudes.

Responsibilities
ARK
Affiliation
Ulster University

Goretti Horgan
Dr Goretti Horgan
Position
Policy Director
Telephone
Email
g.horgan@ulster.ac.uk
Bio

Goretti Horgan is Policy Director of ARK, and a lecturer in Social Policy at Ulster University. Her research interests are child rights and women’s rights, especially child poverty, welfare reform and poverty among disabled people.

Responsibilities
Policy Unit
Affiliation
Ulster University