UNESCO Centre

Marina Monteith

Role

Policy Analyst

Marina is the Policy Analyst working on the Children and Youth Programme: a collaboration with the UNESCO Child and Family Centre in Galway, focusing on the well‑being of children and youth in Ireland and Northern Ireland, using a rights‑based approach. Her role is to undertake research and analysis in relation to policies and strategies focused on children and youth in Northern Ireland and work with the team to assess their impact and develop an evidence based approach underpinned by children’s rights to assess potential policy solutions.

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Research Interests

Marina's research interests include child poverty, childhood disability, inequality and children’s rights.

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Background

Marina studied Psychology, Philosopy and Social Anthropology at Queen’s University, Belfast. Following her BSc she recieved an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Ulster.

Marina has worked in the Children’s Sector for 16 years, initially as Research Fellow in the Institute of Child Care Research at Queen's University Belfast and subsequently as Child Poverty Researcher at Save the Children and Senior Researcher at Barnardos. She has acted as expert witness on child poverty and gave evidence during OFMDFM’s child poverty inquiry and has worked closely with policy makers and analysts in government. In addition to influential research and policy work in Northern Ireland on child poverty, Marina has also undertaken several research projects on childhood disability which have influenced policy and practice in children’s services and transitional services.

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Publications

The following bibliography provides an index of selected pieces of work authored or contributed to by Marina Monteith, ordered chronologically; use the year menu below to skip down the page to a particular year if required.

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  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

2009

  • Horgan, G. and Monteith, M. (2009) What can we do to tackle child poverty in Northern Ireland? Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.
  • Monteith, M., Casement, E., Lloyd, K. and McKee, P. (2009) Taking a closer look: Child Poverty and Disability. Save the Children, Belfast and Family Fund, York.

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2008

  • Monteith, M., Lloyd, K. and McKee, P. (2008) Persistent Child Poverty in Northern Ireland: Key Findings. Save the Children, Belfast.
  • Tennant, A. and Monteith, M. (2008) Young people’s thoughts on Poverty. In: Young people in post‑conflict Northern Ireland: The past cannot be changed, but the future can be developed (Eds: Schubotz, D. and Devine, P.). Russell House Publishing, Dorset.

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2006

  • McLaughlin, E. and Monteith, M. (2006) Child and Family Poverty in Northern Ireland. Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM), Belfast.
  • McLaughlin E. and Monteith, M. (2006) Ten best practices, eight social rights: Creating social justice for children and families standards and benchmarks for Social Justice Community Action Plans (SJCAPs). Benefits, 14(2), pp.115–37.

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2004

  • Monteith, M. and McLaughlin, E. (2004) The Bottom Line: Severe Child Poverty in Northern Ireland. Save the Children, Belfast.

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2003

  • Kelly, B. and Monteith, M. (2003) Supporting Disabled Children and their Families: A research and policy review. National Children’s Bureau, London.
  • Monteith, M. and Cousins, W. (2003) The Importance of Stability in the Lives of Looked After Children: A study of Under Fives in Northern Ireland. Child Care in Practice, 9(1), pp.62–72.

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2002

  • Monteith, M., McLaughlin, E., Milner, S. and Hamilton, L. (2002) Is Anyone Listening? Childhood Disability and Public Services in Northern Ireland. Barnardos, Belfast.

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2000

  • Monteith, M. (2000) Making Progress? The Transition to Adulthood for Disabled Young People in Northern Ireland. In: Child Welfare Policy and Practice: Issues Emerging From Current Research (Eds: Iwaniec, D. and Hill, M.). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London.

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1999

  • Sneddon, H. and Monteith, M. (1999) The vulnerability of disabled children to abuse: a literature review. Child Care in Practice, 5(2), pp.122–127.

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Contact Details

Marina Monteith

Marina Monteith

Policy Analyst

Post

UNESCO Centre
School of Education
University of Ulster
Coleraine
Co Londonderry
BT52 1SA
Northern Ireland

Telephone

+44 (0)28 7012 4493

Email

m.monteith@ulster.ac.uk