Dr Katy Hayward is one of the leading political sociologists on the island of Ireland, and is a Reader in Sociology, and Senior Research Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Hayward’s research focuses on conflict/post-conflict transitions and is actively interdisciplinary, traversing fields of border studies, conflict studies, European studies, and Irish studies. This means that she is particularly well-placed to speak about the implications of Brexit for the island of Ireland, and Northern Ireland in particular, European integration, political violence, and the application of discourse analysis.

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Only a third of NI voters believe the Assembly will see out its current mandate

According to a new report from Queen’s University Belfast, voters in Northern Ireland are split into three camps as to whether the restored Assembly will last until the end of its current mandate in 2027.
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Three years of polling on the Protocol reveals the depth of the new division in Northern Ireland

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Protocol not top priority for Northern Ireland voters

Most voters in Northern Ireland do not rank the Protocol among their highest policy concerns when compared to other policy issues, a new report by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, has found.
23-Feb-2023 11:05:39 AM EST

Opinion Panel poll finds voters are evenly split over the Northern Ireland Protocol

The LucidTalk poll, conducted for a team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that Northern Ireland voters are evenly split over the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
29-Jun-2021 06:05:59 AM EDT

Queen’s University Belfast Academics elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences.
30-Oct-2020 12:35:05 PM EDT

ARK report finds that unionist and nationalist identities in NI became stronger in the run-up to Brexit

A research study on political attitudes and identities in Northern Ireland has been released today (Wednesday 17 June) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.
15-Jun-2020 08:30:13 AM EDT

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