Grainne Kelly

Lecturer

School/Department
School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 6934
Email
g.kelly@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 03A18
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Ms Gráinne Kelly is a Lecturer in peace and conflict studies in the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy and is based within INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute).

Prior to joining Ulster University in 2008, Gráinne worked as a researcher in a range of civil society organisations including Democratic Dialogue (Northern Ireland’s first policy think tank) and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. She has also completed commissioned research for organisations including Save the Children UK, Mediation Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Healing through Remembering.

She holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Ulster University and was awarded an Emerging Leaders Fellowship at the Center for Civil Society and Philanthropy, City University New York (CUNY) in 2005 to conduct research on the role of community foundations in societies emerging from conflict.

Ms Kelly specialises in qualitative research and has undertaken extensive field work both in Northern Ireland and internationally, including Cambodia and Sierra Leone.  Her qualitative research (with Hamber) on reconciliation theories and practices in Northern Ireland was adopted and operationalised by the European Union in a major funding stream worth 1.5 billion euros, fundamentally transforming the way the Programme was managed from 2005-2013.

She was Principal Investigator on two grant awards (total £86,008) from the Equality Unit of the Northern Ireland Assembly to research priority areas for good relations policy and has presented widely on the topic in both policy and academic settings.

Most recently, Ms Kelly was the research lead and co-investigator on a European Union PEACE III Programme grant (£948,509) to build a digital archive of oral histories related to the Northern Ireland conflict.

Ms Kelly’s work has been published in journals including International Peacekeeping, Journal of Human Rights Practice and International Journal for Conflict Resolution and Engagement.  She is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College.

An age of change? Community relations in Northern Ireland.. Devine, Paula (Author); Kelly, Grainne (Author); Robinson, Gillian (Author). 2011. ARK. .

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Locating the Agreement in evolving conflict theory. / Kelly, Grainne.

The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Re-thinking its legacy. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011. p. 143-157.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Storytelling Audit: An audit of personal story, narrative and testimony initiatives related to the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. / Kelly, Grainne.

Healing through Remembering, 2005. 111 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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Shared Space, Shared Problem: local civic fora and inter-communal relations. / Kelly, Grainne.

Democratic Dialogue, 2004. 47 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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A Place for Reconciliation? Conflict and Locality in Northern Ireland. / Kelly, Grainne; Hamber, Brandon.

Democratic Dialogue, 2005. 80 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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Community Engagement, Good Relations and Good Practice. / Kelly, Grainne.

Belfast City Council, 2006. 47 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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Progressing Good Relations and Reconciliation in Post-Agreement Northern Ireland. / Kelly, Grainne.

INCORE, University of Ulster, 2012. 1 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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Prioritising Change: Five-Year Reconciliation Imperatives for Northern Ireland. / Kelly, Grainne.

In: Shared Space: A research journal on peace, conflict and community relations in Northern Ireland, Vol. 2012, No. 12, 02.2012, p. 55-1.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Flying the Flag? An Update on attitudes to markers of identity in public space.. Kelly, Grainne (Author). 2014.

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Practice, Power and Inertia: Personal Narrative, Archives and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland. / Hamber, Brandon; Kelly, Grainne.

In: Journal of Human Rights Practice, Vol. 8, No. 1, 14.03.2016, p. 25-44.

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