Research Profile

Paul Burgess

Biography

Research Interests

Research strategy and impact

The main emphasis of my academic research to date has been carried out in relation to education, the voluntary sector and pertaining to social policy developments in the areas of  Youth Work; cultural identity, community work, community relations and community education in Ireland, North and South.

I was closely involved with the major social survey carried out by the Opsahl Commission, requiring exhaustive fieldwork and involving a variety of methodologies, personal and group interviews, etc, throughout Northern Ireland and beyond. Additionally, as part of the initiative, I designed and published a comprehensive curriculum resources pack for schools, which was aimed at facilitating political discussion between religiously segregated schools.

It is my belief that the diverse nature of my research experience and publications to date; - namely, my scholarship and European research achievements (and the specialised nature of my publications in education; community relations; conflict resolution; cultural identity issues; lifelong learning; social inequality, and community development), have all made a considerable contribution to scholarly debate nationally and internationally.


Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2002)The Reconciliation Industry: - Community Relations, Community Identity and Social Policy in Northern Ireland.
Burgess,T. P.; (2002) The Reconciliation Industry: - Community Relations, Community Identity and Social Policy in Northern Ireland. Ireland: The Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
(1993)A Crisis of Conscience: Moral Ambivalence and Education in Northern Ireland.
Burgess, P.; (1993) A Crisis of Conscience: Moral Ambivalence and Education in Northern Ireland. Ireland: Avebury/Ashgate. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'Participation in Transition: Motivation of Young Adults in Europe for Learning & Working'
Burgess, P.; (2006) 'Participation in Transition: Motivation of Young Adults in Europe for Learning & Working' In: Participation in Transition: Motivation of Young Adults in Europe for Learning & Working. Europe: Lang Press. [Details]
(2005)'No More Heroes¿'
Burgess, P.; (2005) 'No More Heroes¿' In: It Makes You Want to Spit. Eur: Reekus Publishing. [Details]
(2003)'The Third Sector: Ghetto for the Disadvantaged or Springboard toward Integration?'
Burgess, P.; (2003) 'The Third Sector: Ghetto for the Disadvantaged or Springboard toward Integration?' In: Dilemmas of inclusion: young people & policies for transitions to work in Europe. UK: The Policy Press. [Details]
(1997)'Lifelong Learning in Europe; Options for the Integration of Living, Learning & Working'
Burgess, P.; (1997) 'Lifelong Learning in Europe; Options for the Integration of Living, Learning & Working' In: Lifelong Learning in Europe; Options for the Integration of Living, Learning & Working. Technische Universitat Dresden: Technische Universitat Dresden. [Details]
(1996)'Models of Community Work'
Burgess, P.; (1996) 'Models of Community Work' In: Youth & Community Work Course Reader. UCC: Dept Adult & Continuing Education. UCC. [Details]
(1995)'Beyond the Fife & Drum ; Reflections on Cultural Identity'
Burgess, P.; (1995) 'Beyond the Fife & Drum ; Reflections on Cultural Identity' In: Beyond the Fife & Drum ; Reflections on Cultural Identity. Ireland: Island Pamphlets. [Details]
(1993)'A Citizen¿s Inquiry: The Opsahl Report on Northern Ireland'
Burgess, P.; (1993) 'A Citizen¿s Inquiry: The Opsahl Report on Northern Ireland' In: A Citizen¿s Inquiry: The Opsahl Report on Northern Ireland. Ireland: Lilliput Press. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(1998)
Burgess, P (Ed.). (1998) Access to Higher Education in Northern Ireland & The Republic of Ireland; Promoting Co-operation. Pluralism and Student Mobility. Ireland: North-South Standing Conference on H.E.& F.E. [Details]
(1996)
Burgess, P (Ed.). (1996) Youth & Community Work Course Reader. UCC: Dept Adult & Continuing Education. UCC. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2000)'`Northern Protestant Working Class Cultures¿'
Burgess, P.; (2000) '`Northern Protestant Working Class Cultures¿'. Music & Civic Space. Public Voices, 9 (1) [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2007)Irish Association Conference
Burgess, P.; (2007) On the One Road; Cultural or Economic Capital as the Way Ahead for Post-Conflict Ireland? Irish Association Conference [Details]
(1999)The Centre for European Social Research
Burgess, P.; (1999) State - Community Partnerships as a Model for Co-Operation The Centre for European Social Research University of Donetsk, Ukraine, [Details]
(1998)The Higher Education Equality Unit Conference - Challenges & Opportunities
Burgess, P.; (1998) Enduring Inequalities: Class and Educational Disadvantage in Post-Modern Ireland The Higher Education Equality Unit Conference - Challenges & Opportunities UCC, , 16-NOV-98 - 17-NOV-98 [Details]
(1996)Social Studies Conference
Burgess, P.; (1996) Developing Communities Through Educational Initiatives: Strategies on Cork`s Northside Social Studies Conference Inchageela, [Details]
(1995)Conference Proceedings (Journal of the American Conference for Irish Studies, QUB
Burgess, P.; (1995) Government Policy, Social Engineering and the Defining of The Protestant Working Class Conference Proceedings (Journal of the American Conference for Irish Studies, QUB [Details]
(1994)Chulalongkorn University/ ACEID/UNESCO
Burgess, P.; (1994) School Provision in a Post-Conflict Situation: The Challenge for Educationalists in N.Ireland Chulalongkorn University/ ACEID/UNESCO [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2001)Institutional Cross-border Curriculum Co-operation in Social Policy Modules-; A case study.
Burgess, P.; (2001) Institutional Cross-border Curriculum Co-operation in Social Policy Modules-; A case study. North-South Standing Conference on H.E.& F.E. and Arts Faculty, UCC. [Details]
(1997)On the One Road ? : A Brief Consideration of Physical and Psycho-Social Aspects of Care and Services for Persons Living with HIV & AIDS.
Burgess, P. and Duggan, H.; (1997) On the One Road ? : A Brief Consideration of Physical and Psycho-Social Aspects of Care and Services for Persons Living with HIV & AIDS. Report on behalf of The Aids Family Support Centre / Social Policy Research Unit, UCC. [Details]

Invited Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2003)Plural Identities, Singular Narratives: The Case of Northern Ireland.
Burgess, P.; (2003) Plural Identities, Singular Narratives: The Case of Northern Ireland. Invited Review Articles [Details]
(2002)The Role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in the Northern Ireland Conflict'.
Feargal Cochrane and Seamus Dunn ; (2002) The Role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in the Northern Ireland Conflict'. Invited Review Articles [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002UCC Publications Award National University of Ireland
2001UCC Research Award Arts Faculty, University College Cork.

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Assoc of Lecturers in Y&CW Education Member/
Integrating Ireland. Advisory Group on Immigrant Youth Research Advisory Committee/
The Community Workers Co-operative member/
The Sociological Association of Ireland Member/
The European Anti-Poverty Network (Ireland) Member/
North-South Education & Training Standards Board Representative for the Republic of Ireland, Higher Education/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)'',
Burgess, P.; (2008) Cross-border Policy Comparisons in the area of Social Development. [Oral Presentation], '', Sligo IT , 01-APR-08 - 02-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)Irish Association Conference,
Burgess, P.; (2007) On the One Road; Cultural or Economic Capital as the Way Ahead for Post-Conflict Ireland?. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association Conference, Belfast N. Ireland , 01-NOV-07 - 02-NOV-07. [Details]
(1995)Whose War, Whose Peace: Issues in Contemporary Peace Processes,
Burgess, P.; (1995) Conference Proceedings (Editorship). [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], Whose War, Whose Peace: Issues in Contemporary Peace Processes, Conference Proceedings; University College Cork , 01-AUG-95 - 01-AUG-95. [Details]
(1995)Citizenship & Peace: Ireland in a Post-Nationalist Europe,
Burgess, P.; (1995) Conference Proceedings (Editorship). [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], Citizenship & Peace: Ireland in a Post-Nationalist Europe, Conference Proceedings University College Cork , 01-NOV-95 - 01-NOV-95. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Adult Education, Lecturer in English Literature & Social Studies. Adult Education, Lecturer in English Literature & Social Studies.01-JUN-89 / 01-JUN-90
Applied Social Studies, UCC Senior Lecturer01-OCT-93 / 31-DEC-10
Initiative '92; The Opsahl Commission of Inquiry. Deputy Head of Secretariat.01-JUN-92 / 01-JUN-93
Antrim Borough Council. Head of Community Relations Section.01-JUN-90 / 01-JUN-92

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1999NUI Cork PHD''
1990University of Oxford M.Sc.''
1984New University of Ulster BA''
1988University of Oxford Postgraduate Certificate''

Other Activities

 Description

Graphical or Notational Compositions (maps, music, dance, etc)

Original musical compositions written by myself and performed under the stage name "Ruefrex" (Publisher, Zomba Music Publishing / Record Company; ZTT, Stiff. RCA, MCA Records. 1985 - 2005. See web site http://www.ruefrex.com for further details.

"Flowers for all Occasions" Album (12 Songs).

"Capital Letters" Album. (20 Songs)

"Political Wings "Album (5 Songs)

See web site http://www.ruefrex.force9.co.uk/ for further details.

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/radioulster/yearzero/



Play

Sanctuary

Sykia


Poem

White Church, Black Mountain - A collection.


Research Talks

"Developing Communities Through Educational Initiatives: Strategies on Cork`s Northside Tubingen Germany March 2003

"State - Community Partnerships as a Model for Co-Operation". Donetsk Ukraine June1997

Participation in Transition: Motivation of Young Adults in Europe for Learning & Working." Valencia Spain March 2005


Visits Abroad

Lisbon - Negotiation - Joint EU Research programmes March 1996/1998 (3days)

Bologna - Negotiation - Jan 2001 (3days)

Helsinki - Negotiation - March 2005 (3days)


Non Refereed Publications/Scholarly Activities

I have written articles for the national press (Irish Times; Irish Examiner; Belfast New Letter; Belfast Telegraph) ; and for magazines; (The Hot Press; Melody Maker; New Musical Express) and in-house journals; UCC Courier; St Cross College, Oxford Journal, etc).


External Research Funding - National - Non- Exchequer

Partner Potentials of participation and informal learning in young people's transitions to the labour market. A comparative analysis in ten European regions". Total: 950,000 Unit: Euro 84,640 Euro 15/7/01 - 14/6/04 Source: EU.

Partner Catholic-Protestant Relationships in Ireland, North & South" Total: 252,000 Unit: Euro 136,295 Euro 2003 - 2005 Source: HEA 's North-South Programme for Collaborative Research (Strand 1).

Partner, "Advising local networks of 3rd sector initiatives: job creation for (disadvantaged) young people in the area of social and youth services". 250,000 Euro 15/12/98 - 15/10/00 Source: EU

Partner: ¿UP2YOUTH' Youth- Actor of Social Change.'  Total:924.356€ Unit: 35,556€ 6/12/05 - Present day. Source: EU

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Placement III SS3107Placement III
2015Law, Rights and Equal Opportunities SS3102Law, Rights and Equal Opportunities
2015Principles & Pract. of Youth & Community Work SS1104Principles & Pract. of Youth & Community Work
2015Social Analysis II SS2104Social Analysis II
2015Introduction to Youth and Community Work SS1101Introduction to Youth and Community Work
2015Social Policy Studies the Position of Minorities SS3105Social Policy Studies the Position of Minorities
2015Communications and Community Youth Work SS2101Communications and Community Youth Work
2015Introduction to Social Policy SS1105Introduction to Social Policy
2015Placement I SS1107Placement I
2015Working with Individuals in a Community Youth Work Setting SS2102Working with Individuals in a Community Youth Work Setting
2015Introduction to Information Technology SS1108Introduction to Information Technology
2015Social Analysis SS1102Social Analysis
2015Placement II SS2107Placement II
2015Reflective Action in Youth and Community Work SS3104Reflective Action in Youth and Community Work
2015Social Policy II SS2105Social Policy II
2015Working with Groups in a Community Youth Work Setting SS2103Working with Groups in a Community Youth Work Setting

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School of Applied Social Studies

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