Research Updates


Below is a listing of all the ARK research updates, all of which are available in PDF format. Some of the research updates have been presented as seminars and where possible these seminars have been recorded onto video and can be viewed Photograph of Research Updateswithin your web browser. Where applicable, downloadable copies of the presentation slides used and links to press releases are also provided.

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All work that refers to an ARK Research Update should acknowledge it using the appropriate bibliographic citation. For example:

Lloyd, Katrina and Devine, Paula, 2006, To stay or not to stay: that is the question, ARK Research Update 45, Belfast: ARK <http:www.ark.ac.uk/publications/updates/update45.pdf>

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Sep 2014
(2290)
Intolerance towards minority ethnic communities: An overview of responses 2005-2013
by Philip McDermott
  Research Update 95      

Sep 2014
(2288)
Are children’s views being sought, listened to and taken seriously?
by Lesley Emerson and Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 94      

Jun 2014
(2287)
Belonging and Alienation in the new Northern Ireland
by Katy Hayward, Lizanne Dowds and Colin Shaw
  Research Update 93      

Jun 2014
(2286)
Flying the Flag: An update on attitudes to markers of identity in public space
by Grainne Kelly.
  Research Update 92     Link to video of seminar

May 2014
(2284)
Financial wellbeing of young people
by Paula Devine
  Research Update 91      

Mar 2014
(2281)
Shared and Safe? An update on Good Relations policy and public attitudes
by Paula Devine
  Research Update 90      

Feb 2014
(2279)
Queering the Family: Attitudes towards Lesbian and Gay Relationships and Families in Northern Ireland
by Siobhán McAlister, Nicola Carr and Gail Neill
  Research Update 89     Link to video of seminar

Feb 2014
(2277)
Online and Safe?
by Paula Devine and Katrina Lloyd.
  Research Update 88      

Dec 2013
(2273)
The Long View of Community Relations in Northern Ireland: 1989-2012
by Duncan Morrow, Gillian Robinson and Lizanne Dowd
  Research Update 87 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Nov 2013
(2272)
A Truly Shared Future? Attitudes towards migrant communities and minority ethnic people in Northern Ireland
by Dr Philip McDermott
  Research Update 86 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Nov 2013
(2268)
The Impact of Parental Involvement in the School Experience of 10 and 11-Year Olds
by Orlaith Minogue and Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 85      

Nov 2013
(2269)
What Kids Think, 2013 (Issue 6)
by ARK
  Research Update 01      

Jun 2013
(2265)
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Public awareness and attitudes
by Karola Dillenburger, Julie-Ann Jordan and Lyn McKerr
  Research Update 84 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

May 2013
(2262)
Shared Education: Views of Children and Young People
by Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 82      

May 2013
(2263)
Into the mix
by Paula Devine
  Research Update 83      

Feb 2013
(2256)
What Kids Think, 2012 (Issue 5)
by ARK
  Research Update 01      

Jun 2012
(2253)
Messed up? Sexual lifestyles of 16-year olds in Northern Ireland
by Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 80   Press Release  

May 2012
(2252)
Loneliness in Northern Ireland Adolescents (Launched at YLT 2011 preview seminar)
by Siobhan Murphy and Mark Shevlin
  Research Update 81 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

May 2012
(2250)
No more ‘us and them’ for 16 year olds? (Launched at YLT 2011 preview seminar)
by Paula Devine and Gillian Robinson
  Research Update 79 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Nov 2011
(2246)
Developing social care policy: the public voice
by Ann Marie Gray, Lizanne Dowds and Paula Devine
  Research Update 78     Link to video of seminar

Oct 2011
(2241)
Dementia: public knowledge and attitudes
by Maria McManus and Paula Devine
  Research Update 77 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Jun 2011
(2236)
Young Carers Too (Presentation at launch of 2010 NI Life and Times Survey results)
by Paula Devine and Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 76 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Jun 2011
(2237)
An ordinary life? Caring in Northern Ireland Today (Presentation at launch of 2010 NI Life and Times Survey results)
by Helen Ferguson and Paula Devine
  Research Update 75 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Jun 2011
(2240)
What Kids Think 2011, Issue 4
by Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 01      

Apr 2011
(2233)
YLT Preview 2010: Playscapes at 16
by Jacqueline OLoughlin, Brenda Stevenson and Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 74 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Mar 2011
(2235)
Happiest Days of our Lives?
by Katrina Lloyd, Paula Devine and Gillian Robinson
  Research Update 73      

Feb 2011
(2227)
An Age of Change? Community Relations in Northern Ireland
by Paula Devine, Gráinne Kelly and Gillian Robinson
  Research Update 72      

Oct 2010
(2222)
Get up and go!
by Katie Liston and Paula Devine.
  Research Update 70 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Sep 2010
(2220)
What kids think 2010 Issue 3
by Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 01 Presentation Slides    

Sep 2010
(2224)
New bottle: old wine! School bullying among primary school pupils and the emergence of cyberbulllying
by Conor McGuckin, Pauline K. Cummins and Christopher Alan Lewis
  Research Update 71      

Aug 2010
(2219)
Youth Volunteering: Making a Difference to Community Relations
by Christine Irvine and Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 69      

Jul 2010
(2221)
All our futures: attitudes to age and ageing in Ireland
by Ann Marie Gray and Lizanne Dowds
  Research Update 68      

May 2010
(2206)
Attitudes towards Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Northern Ireland.
by Neil Jarman
  Research Update 66      

Apr 2010
(2203)
Mental and emotional health of 16-year olds
by Dr Dirk Schubotz and Gillian McMullan
  Research Update 67      

Feb 2010
(2201)
Vacant Seats and Empty Pews
by Bernadette C. Hayes and Lizanne Dowds
  Research Update 65 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Dec 2009
(2198)
Religion in Ireland: No longer an exception?
by Máire Nic Ghiolla Phádraig
  Research Update 64      

Nov 2009
(2239)
Prejudice and Tolerance in Northern Ireland
by Neil Jarman
  Research Update 63      

Oct 2009
(2194)
The Net Generation
by Katrina Lloyd and Paula Devine
  Research Update 62   Press Release  

Oct 2009
(2197)
What Kids Think - 2009, Issue 2
by Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update      

Jun 2009
(2147)
All our Futures: attitudes to age and ageing in Northern Ireland
by Ann Marie Gray and Eileen Evason
  Research Update 61 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

May 2009
(2148)
Getting away from the hurt?
by Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 60 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Feb 2009
(2128)
Childcare Matters
by Dr. Liz Fawcett, Liz Fawcett Consulting
  Research Update 59 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Dec 2008
(2127)
Beyond Gross Divisions: national and religious identity combinations in Northern Ireland
by Professor Orla Muldoon, University of Limerick
  Research Update 58 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Oct 2008
(2177)
What Kids Think - 2008
by Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 00      

Jun 2008
(2149)
Can Northern Ireland become normal? Attitudes to the role of government in Northern Ireland
by Robin Wilson and Elizabeth Meehan
  Research Update 57 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Jun 2008
(2178)
Young Carers
by Paula Devine and Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 56      

May 2008
(2150)
Cross-community schemes: participation, motivation, mandate
by Dirk Schubotz (ARK)
  Research Update 55 Presentation Slides Press Release  

May 2008
(2121)
Intimate mixing - bridging the gap? Catholic-Protestant relationships in Northern Ireland
by Dr Katrina lloyd (ARK, Queens University Belfast) and Professor Gillian Robinson (ARK, University of Ulster)
  Research Update 54 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Mar 2008
(2120)
Migration and migrant workers in Northern Ireland.
by Dr Chris Gilligan (Aston University)
(Research updates available in
  Research Update 53 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Jan 2008
(2118)
What difference does a decade make? Satisfaction with the NHS in Northern Ireland in 1996 and 2006
by Dr. Ann Marie Gray
  Research Update 52 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Jun 2007
(2114)
Who Cares Now? Changes in Informal Caring 1994 to 2006
by Eileen Evason
  Research Update 51 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Feb 2007
(2109)
Attitudes to and experience of complementary medicine in Northern Ireland
by Professor Suzanne McDonough
  Research Update 50 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Feb 2007
(2179)
The environment: am I bovvered?
by Paula Devine
  Research Update 49      

Dec 2006
(2180)
School Bullying in Northern Ireland - It hasn?t gone away you know
by Stephanie Burns
  Research Update 48      

Nov 2006
(2107)
A 'green and pleasant land'? Attitudes to the countryside in Northern Ireland
by Dr Sally Shortall (Queens University Belfast)
  Research Update 47 Presentation Slides Press Release Link to video of seminar

Nov 2006
(2101)
Should Northern Ireland have a Truth Commission
by Dr Patricia Lundy (University of Ulster) and Mark McGovern (Edgehill College)
  Research Update 46 Presentation Slides   Link to video of seminar

Aug 2006
(2181)
To stay or not to stay: that is the question
by Katrina Lloyd and Paula Devine
  Research Update 45      

Jun 2006
(2105)
Racial Prejudice in Northern Ireland.
by Dr Chris Gilligan (INCORE and Academy of Irish Cultural Heritages, UU)
  Research Update 44 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Apr 2006
(2103)
Cross-community integration and mixing: does it make a difference?
by Professor Gillian Robinson (University of Ulster) and Dr Dirk Schubotz (Queens University Belfast)
  Research Update 43 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Jan 2006
(2100)
The impact of integrated education on political attitudes in Northern Ireland
by Professor Bernie Hayes (University of Aberdeen)
  Research Update 42 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Nov 2005
(2099)
Driven to Disaffection: Religious Independents in Northern Ireland
by Professor Ian McAllister (Australian National University).
  Research Update 41 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Oct 2005
(2093)
Bringing up baby
by Paula Devine and Katrina Lloyd (ARK)
  Research Update 40 Presentation Slides Press Release  

Sep 2005
(2182)
Raising Grandparents
by Eileen Evason, Katrina Lloyd and Lizanne Dowds
  Research Update 39      

Jun 2005
(2183)
Mystery Man?
by Paula Devine
  Research Update 38      

May 2005
(2184)
Drinking, Smoking, Drugs and Sexual Intercourse - Education and Influences for Young People in Northern Ireland
by Sarah Hannaford
  Research Update 37      

Apr 2005
(2185)
Changing Party Fortunes: Party Competition and Public Opinion at the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections of 2003
by Paul Mitchell, Geoffrey Evans and Brendan O'Leary
  Research Update 36      

Mar 2005
(2091)
Attitudes to Disability in Northern Ireland
by Dr Nick Acheson (University of Ulster)
  Research Update 35 Presentation Slides    

Mar 2005
(2096)
What Now?
by Paula Devine and Dirk Schubotz (ARK)
  Research Update 34   Press Release  

Feb 2005
(2090)
Stress at Sixteen
by Professor Ed Cairns, (University of Ulster)
  Research Update 33   Press Release  

Jan 2005
(2176)
The Erosion of Consent: Protestant Disillusionment with the Agreement
by Ian McAllister, Bernadette C Hayes and Lizanne Dowds
  Research Update 32      

May 2004
(2175)
Ageing Well?
by Eileen Evason
  Research Update 31      

May 2004
(2174)
Changing Times - or are they?
by Deirdre Fullerton
  Research Update 30      

Apr 2004
(2085)
Good Bargains?
by Dr Roger MacGinty (University of York)
  Research Update 29      

Apr 2004
(2173)
Us and Them?
by Paula Devine and Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 28      

Mar 2004
(2086)
Who cares?
by Professor Eileen Evason (Emeritus Professor, University of Ulster)
  Research Update 27      

Feb 2004
(2077)
Women's Hour?
by Dr Yvonne Galligan (Queens University Belfast)
  Research Update 26      

Feb 2004
(2172)
School's Out?
by Paula Devine and Dirk Schubotz
  Research Update 25      

Jan 2004
(2080)
What women want? Family and gender roles in Northern Ireland
by Dr Ann Marie Gray and Professor Gillian Robinson (University of Ulster)
  Research Update 24      

Jan 2004
(2171)
The Church of Ireland in Northern Ireland: A decade of change?
by James Mehaffey
  Research Update 23      

Jan 2004
(2170)
Catholics in Northern Ireland: Ambivalence Rules?
by Brian Lennon
  Research Update 22      

Jan 2004
(2088)
Presbyterians in Northern Ireland: Living in a Society of Transition
by Dr Duncan Morrow (Chief Executive, Community Relations Council)
  Research Update 21      

Nov 2003
(2079)
Attitudes to community relations in Northern Ireland: grounds for optimism?
by Dr Joanne Hughes and Dr Caitlin Donnelly (University of Ulster)
  Research Update 20      

Oct 2003
(2084)
Euro Vision: Attitudes towards the European Union
by Professor Sile O' Connor, University of Ulster and Dr. Lee MacGowan, Queen's University, Belfast
  Research Update 19      

Apr 2003
(2169)
What our Politicians Should Know
by Roger MacGinty
  Research Update 18      

Feb 2003
(2168)
Lifelong Learning in Northern Ireland
by John Field
  Research Update 17      

Jan 2003
(2167)
Attitudes to Academic Selection in Northern Ireland
by Tony Gallagher and Alan Smith
  Research Update 16      

Jan 2003
(2166)
Being Green: Attitudes to the Environment
by Paula Devine and Katrina Lloyd
  Research Update 15      

Dec 2002
(2082)
Attitudes to health information and public involvement in health care.
by Dr. Ann Marie Gray and Professor Dorothy Whittington, University of Ulster
  Research Update 14      

Jun 2002
(2165)
Police and the youth vote
by Roger Mac Ginty and Rick Wilford
  Research Update 13      

May 2002
(2164)
Better, worse, or just the same? Public attitudes towards the Northern Ireland Assembly
by Roger Mac Ginty
  Research Update 12      

May 2002
(2163)
On the Move: Attitudes to Transport in Northern Ireland
by Liz Fawcett
  Research Update 11      

Feb 2002
(2162)
Social Activity and Interaction in Northern Ireland
by Brendan Murtagh
  Research Update 10      

Dec 2001
(2161)
Integrate or Segregate? Ten Years of Social Attitudes to Community Relations in Northern Ireland
by Joanne Hughes and Caitlin Donnelly
  Research Update -      

Nov 2001
(2160)
A World Apart: Mixed Marriage in Northern Ireland
by Wanda Wigfall-Williams and Gillian Robinson
  Research Update -      

Jun 2001
(2159)
Men in the Mirror
by Steve Biddulph
  Research Update -      

Dec 2000
(2158)
Retirement: Feeling the pinch
by Eileen Evason
  Research Update -      

Oct 2000
(2157)
Putting our houses in order
by Katrina Lloyd and Lizanne Dowds
  Research Update -      

Oct 2000
(2156)
Retirement: Facing the disappointment
by Eileen Evason
  Research Update -      

Feb 2000
(2155)
Now what? Attitudes to devolution in Northern Ireland
by Roger Mac Ginty and Rick Wilford
  Research Update -      

Jun 1999
(2154)
Government not Politics!
by Roger Mac Ginty and John Darby
  Research Update -      

Jun 1999
(2153)
Men and Women in Northern Ireland: Challenging the Stereotypes
by Lizanne Dowds, Gillian Robinson, Ann Marie Gray and Deirdre Heenan
  Research Update -      


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