ARK Research Updates

Below is a listing of all the ARK Research Updates dating from 1999, all of which are available in PDF format. Many of the Research Updates have been presented as seminars and where possible these seminars have been recorded onto video and can be viewed within your web browser here.image of Research Updates

However, if you require hard copy versions of these documents, please contact us by phone (+44 (0) 2871 675441) or send email us.

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

Robinson, Gillian and Devine, Paula, 2017, Bonfires, flags, identity and cultural traditions, ARK Research Update 119, Belfast: ARK < >


There are over 100 ARK Research Updates available in PDF form for download. You can the search facility below with keywords, a year or month or a name to help find the ARK Research Updates you are interested in.


14th Jun 2019
The Missing T: Baselining Attitudes Towards Transgender People in Northern Ireland
Dr Gail Neill, Ulster University and Dr Siobhán McAlister, Queen’s University Belfast.
update128.pdf515.08 KB
13th Mar 2019
A sense of belonging
Paula Devine and Dirk Schubotz
update126.pdf103.54 KB
08th Mar 2019
The Genie is out of the Bottle: Self-managed abortions in Northern Ireland using pills
Goretti Horgan
update127.pdf221.55 KB
04th Dec 2018
Volunteering Matters: Young People’s Perspectives
Martina McKnight and Dirk Schubotz
update125.pdf142.57 KB
22nd Nov 2018
A welcoming Northern Ireland? Understanding sentiment towards asylum seekers and refugees
Lucy Michael and Paula Devine
update124.pdf425.45 KB
15th Nov 2018
Attitudes to minority ethnic groups in Northern Ireland, 2005-2016
Paula Devine
update122.pdf371.95 KB
15th Nov 2018
20 years of good relations policy and attitudes
Paula Devine and Gillian Robinson
update123.pdf276.83 KB
13th Jun 2018
Public Attitudes to UK Armed Forces
Professor Chérie Armour and Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley (Ulster University)
update121.pdf271.82 KB
23rd May 2018
Young Peoples Experiences of "Stop and Search" Powers in Northern Ireland
by Dr John Topping (Lecturer of Criminology, QUB)
update120.pdf360.99 KB
25th Jan 2018
In their own words: Young People’s Attitudes to Community Relations in Northern Ireland
by Grace Kelly
update117.pdf394.52 KB