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The role of oral history in societies emerging from conflict

Prof Cahal McLaughlin (QUB) Three official reports in Northern Ireland have each recommended storytelling as one of the methods to address the legacy of the past – Bloomfield (1998), Eames-Bradley (2007) and Hass (2014) reports. The proposal of an Oral History Archive in the Stormont House Agreement raises the possibility of similar benefits. The Executive … Read moreThe role of oral history in societies emerging from conflict

Child Welfare Inequalities

Dr Lisa Bunting, Dr Gavin Davidson and Claire McCartan (QUB) Child welfare systems in the UK are under profound stress because of growing demand and the current squeeze of austerity; they are expensive but provide a crucial investment in our children’s future; and protecting children’s safety and development is a core function of the state. … Read moreChild Welfare Inequalities

Nexus project: a case study of scenario planning methodology applied to food system planning

Dr Wayne Foord (QUB) – Nexus project: a case study of scenario planning methodology applied to food system planning. This presentation provides an introduction to scenario planning, its increasing application to food system planning, and reports on the QUB Nexus project. There is growing evidence that future food security, globally and regionally, is at risk … Read moreNexus project: a case study of scenario planning methodology applied to food system planning

Making the case for universal HPV vaccination

Dr Gillian Prue, Dr Olinda Santin, Dr Lesley Anderson, Dr Donna Graham and Prof Mark Lawler (QUB) Prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers is an increasingly prominent public health issue. The current UK strategy of vaccinating girls alone does not provide males with adequate protection against HPV infection and HPV-related diseases, particularly men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). In … Read moreMaking the case for universal HPV vaccination

Modernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Dr Joe Duffy, Dr Gavin Davidson (QUB), Dr Subhajit Basu (Leeds University) and Prof Katherine Pearson (Penn State University) This seminar presentation will focus on the key findings from research this team published for the Commissioner for Older People Northern Ireland (COPNI) in June 2015, the full report can be accessed here. One of the … Read moreModernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Preventing poverty and social exclusion for those affected by autism and their families

Prof Karola Dillenburger, Dr Lyn McKerr and Dr Julie-Ann Jordan (QUB) Autism rates in Northern Ireland are rising by 0.2 annually and now stand at 2.3% in the school population. The cost to society for autism is £34billion in the UK, more than cancer, strokes, and heart disease combined; 36% of this cost is for … Read morePreventing poverty and social exclusion for those affected by autism and their families

Social Mobility in Northern Ireland

Dr John Moriarty, Dr David Wright, Dr Dermot O’Reilly and Professor Allen Thurston (QUB) Both the 2008 and 2011 Programmes for Government placed economic growth and creation of enhanced high skill labour market opportunities to the fore among the strategic priorities for Northern Ireland. Intertwined with these objectives is an emphasis on the key role … Read moreSocial Mobility in Northern Ireland

Zero Hours Contracts, Job Quality and Impacts on Workers

Prof Duncan McVicar (QUB) Seven years on from the Great Recession, survey data suggest that the use of zero hours contracts (ZHCs) in the UK labour market continues to grow rapidly. In some sectors, such as care working, incidence may be over 50%. This seminar will begin by summarising what we know from existing studies … Read moreZero Hours Contracts, Job Quality and Impacts on Workers

The Northern Ireland Prison Reform Programme: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining

Dr Michelle Butler (QUB)  With the devolution of justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly following the Hillsborough Agreement (2010), a commitment was given to undertake a review of prison conditions, management and oversight. The findings emerging from this review fed into a significant penal reform programme which was launched in 2011 (DOJNI, 2011). In … Read moreThe Northern Ireland Prison Reform Programme: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining

Children’s attitudes towards old age: findings from the Kids Life and Times Survey 2015

Dr Gemma M. Carney and Dr Paula Devine (QUB) Mindful of Northern Ireland’s history of religious and ethnic segregation, this paper investigates another, more prevalent form of segregation: age segregation. Public policy tends to divide people into age groups by virtue of the ‘natural’ association of childhood with schooling, middle age with work and old … Read moreChildren’s attitudes towards old age: findings from the Kids Life and Times Survey 2015