Goretti Horgan

Lecturer in Social Policy

School/Department
School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 6654
Email
g.horgan@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 12L27
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Goretti Horgan is a Lecturer in social policy at Ulster University, a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Deputy Director of ARK’s Policy Unit. ARK is a joint Ulster University/Queen’s University, which aims to promote evidence-based policy making and to help researchers, policy-makers and the wider public understand society and politics.

Before joining the University in 2003, Goretti was a Senior Research Officer with the National Children’s Bureau, and then Save the Children. She is also a director and former chair of the Northern Ireland Anti Poverty Network. She researches and writes about child and family poverty, as well as children’s and women’s rights generally.

Most of Goretti’s research is carried out in partnership with NGOs.  She has published reports for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the impact of poverty on children’s experience of school and (with Marina Monteith) wrote JRF’s Viewpoint on Child Poverty in Northern Ireland. In 2008, she was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to look at impact of welfare reform on disabled people in Northern Ireland. In 2012, Goretti co-authored with Marina Monteith a Child Rights Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform Proposals for the NI Commissionerfor Children and Young People.

She is currently the Principal Investigator on ESRC funded study "Buying abortion through the internet; exploring the social harm of criminalising abortion in Northern Ireland and the UK." The study hopes to cast new light on existing policy around abortion in the Uk, especially Northern Ireland.

The making of an Outsider: Growing up in poverty in Northern Ireland. / Horgan, Goretti.

In: Youth & Society, Vol. 43, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 453-467.

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‘Devolution in NI: a lost opportunity?’. / Horgan, Goretti; Gray, Ann Marie.

In: Critical Social Policy, Vol. x, 22.05.2012.

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Abortion and Citizenship Rights in a Devolved Region of the UK. / Horgan, Goretti; O'Connor, Julia S.

In: Social Policy and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 39-49.

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Abortion and Citizenship in a Devolved Region of the UK. / Horgan, Goretti; O'Connor, J.S.

In: Journal of Social Policy and Society, Vol. tbc, 18.04.2013.

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Young People and Negative Stereotyping. / Gray, Ann Marie; Horgan, Goretti; Leighton, Amanda.

2014, Policy Brief.

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Truth about Youth – issues relating to young people and the media and young people and policing. / Gray, Ann Marie; Horgan, Goretti; Leighton, Amanda; Todd, Dionne.

2014, Policy Brief.

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Young People not in Employment, Education or Training. / Gray, Ann Marie; Horgan, Goretti; Conlon, Clare.

2010, ARK Policy Brief.

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Welfare to Work? / Gray, Ann Marie; Horgan, Goretti.

2010, ARK Policy Brief.

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Moving Towards a Sexual Orientation Strategy for NO. / Gray, Ann Marie; Horgan, Goretti; Leighton, Amanda.

2013, ARK Policy Brief.

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Understanding policy development and implementation for children and young people. / O'Connor, Una; Kinlen, Louise; Horgan, Goretti; McCord, John; Keenahan, Celia.

Ulster University, 2012. 59 p.

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