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Dr. Ken Harland
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Research

Research Interests

Co-director for the Centre for Young Men's Studies, Masculinity, Young men and Violence, Young men and Mental Health, Youth Work Practice, Social Exclusion.

Research and Journals

Harland, K. And McCready, S. (2012) Taking Boys Seriously: A Longitudinal Study into adolescent male School-Life Experiences in Northern Ireland. Department of Education and Department of Justice, Centre for Young Men’s Studies Publication.

Harland, K. (2011) Violent Youth Culture in Northern Ireland: Young Men, Violence and the Challenges of Peacebuilding. Youth & Society. Volume 43 Issue 2 June 2011 pp. 422 - 430.

Harland, K. and Morgan. T. (2010) Undervalued or Misunderstood: Youth Work and its contribution to Lifelong Learning. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. Vol. 23. p 201 – 214.

Harland, K. and McCready, S. (2010) ‘Stuck’ between ceasefires and peacebuilding: Finding positive responses to young men’s experiences of violence, and personal safety. Queen’s University, Shared Spaces. Community Relations Council publications.

Harland, K. (2009) From Conflict to Peacebuilding: Reflections and Descriptions of Youth Work Practice in the Contested Spaces of Northern Ireland. Youth & Policy, 102.  p 5 – 19.

Harland, K. and Morgan, S.  (2009) The Lens Model: The ‘Lens Model’: A practical tool for developing and understanding gender conscious practice. Youth & Policy. 101 p 67 – 79.

Harland, K. and Morgan. T. (2006) The Nature of Youth Work in Northern Ireland: Emerging themes and challenges. Journal of Irish Youth Issues Vol. 1 No 1. (Autumn)

Harland, K., Barclay, L., McNamee, D. (2006) RU Right in the Head? Journal of Men’s Health and Gender. Vol. 3, Issue 2. pp 204-209

Harland, K. (2006) Young men, violence and conflict. Working with Young Men: London: Vol. 5 No. 2. pp 21-25

Harland, K., Harvey, C., McCready, S,. Morgan, T. (2005) Their Weight in Gold: An investigation into the careers of Community Youth Work Graduates 1972 – 2001. Youth & Policy: Journal of Critical Analysis

Jan. 2005 Violence in Northern Ireland : Its legacy and the potential for work with young men. Work with Young Men: London Vol. 4 No 1

Dec.2003 Harland, K. and Morgan. S. ‘Work with Young Men in Northern Ireland – An Advocacy Approach' Youth & Policy: Journal of critical analysis

April 2002 The Challenges and Potential of developing a more effective youth work curriculum with young men. printedJan 2002 Everyday Life: Young Men and Violence: from a youth work perspective. Work with Young Men Journal: London Vol. 1 No1

2001 ‘The Challenges and Potential of developing a more effective Youth Work Curriculum with young men. Child Care in Practice Journal

Other Publications

Harland, K., McCready, S. and Walsh, C. (2010) Adolescent Males Talking about Post Primary School Experiences. Centre for Young Men’s Publications. University of Ulster.

Harland, K and McCready, S. (2010) Finding Positive Responses to Young Men’s Experiences of Violence and Personal Safety. Journal of Shared Spaces. Community Relations Council Publications.

Harland, K. and McCready, S. (2010) Young Men and Educational Underachievement. Presentation to John Moore University, Liverpool.

Harland, K. (2008) Key issues in promoting mental health: Masculinity and Mental Health. Paper written for the Design for Living partnership: Action Mental Health, The Youth Council for Northern Ireland and The Health Promotion Agency NI. Available at: http://www.healthpromotionagency.org.uk/Resources/mental/Masculinity%20and%20mental%20health.html

Harland, K. and McCready, S. (2007) Work with young men. International Encyclopaedia Men & Masculinities.

Harland, K. and McCready, S. (2007)Young men. 400 International Encyclopaedia Men & Masculinities.

Harland, K., McKenna, M. and Walsh, C. (2006) Young men and violence. A practical resource to engage and support young men. Centre for Young Men’s Studies and YouthAction Northern Ireland Publication: Northern Ireland

Harland, K. (2006) ‘Beyond Machoism:’ Thinking more creatively about work with Young Men. Perspectives Magazine. British Association of Social Workers (NI). (Summer Edition).

2005 Harland. K, Morgan, T. Muldoon, O. The Nature of Youth Work in Northern Ireland : Purpose, contribution and challenges Commissioned by the Department of Education in partnership between The University of Ulster and Queens University

2003 Harland, K, Harvey, C, Morgan, T McCready, S. Worth Their Weight in Gold: An investigation into the careers of Community Youth Work Graduates 1972 – 2001. Community Youth Work Training Board

2002 Harland, K. The Challenges and Potential of developing a more effective Youth Work Curriculum with Young Men aged 16-25. Youth Service Policy Review – Report from Young Adult Policy Panel presented to Department of Education

2001 Harland, K. ‘Everyday Life' Publication into the effects of violence upon young men in Northern Ireland . YouthAction Northern Ireland .

Chapter in book

Harland, K. (2007) The legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland: Paramilitarism, violence and youth work in contested spaces. In Magnuson, D. & Baizerman, M. (Eds) Youth Work in Conflict Societies: Rotterdam: Sense Publications

 

Editorial Roles

Since 2011 I have been a member of the editorial board of the Youth Issues Australia Journal.

(2009) Guest editor of a Special Edition of Youth & Policy Journal of critical analysis entitled ‘Youth work in Contested Spaces’ Youth & Policy, 102.  

Since 2005 I have been a member of the editorial board for the international Journal ‘Child & Youth Services’ Canada

Reviews

Since 2008 I have been a reviewer for the Journal Australian Youth Studies

2002 Men & Masculinities Journal

2004 Sage Publications Book Review ‘Work with Men: Theory and Practice.

Conferences

13th Dec (2013) American Friends Service Committee Conference, Philadelphia. . Changing Patterns of Masculinity.  By SKYPE.

15th May, (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation of findings to OFMDFM. Stormont Buildings.

9th May (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation to British Education Research Association (BERA) University of West Scotland, Strathclyde,  Glasgow

3rd May (2013) Taking Boys Seriously Longitudinal Study. Keynote address to National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. 

23rd April (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation of Findings Seminar to ARK. NIVCA.

16th April (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation to Principals of Integration Education. Dunsilly Hotel.

13th March (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation to Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). Wellington Park Hotel.

7th March (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation to Youth Service. YouthAction NI, Belfast.

22nd Feb (2013) It’s not what you do – it’s the way that you do it’ Key note address and paper entitled ‘Beyond Machoism’ to PHA and Southern Board’s Men’s Health Network. Lough Neagh Activity Centre.

5Th February (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation at University of Ulster Research Showcase to MLA’s at Stormont.

17th February (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation to Department of Education, Rathgael House, Bangor.

8th February (2013) Taking Boys Seriously. Presentation to Department of Justice.  Stormont House.

3rd Feb (2012) Adolescence and mental health: Keynote address to Youth Justice / Lighthouse Conference on Mental health and Young people. Belfast

15th June (2011) Working with young men: Considerations for Mental Health. Keynote address at Inishowen Development Partnership, Donegal Youth Service. Buncrana.

19th Nov (2010) Young men and Masculinity. Keynote address at International Men’s Day. Magnet Youth Centre, Newry.

 11th June 2010.  Stuck between ceasefires and peacebuilding: Some young men's experiences of violence, conflict and safety. Keynote presentation to 'Young People growing up in divided communities conference: Queens University Belfast.

27th. February 2010. Struggling to be a Man? Masculine Complexity in Early Adolescence.  Keynote presentation to Irish Masculinities International Conference. Queens University Belfast.

10th. February 2010.  Male Underachievement: Findings from Year Three of a 5 year longitudinal study into Male Underachievement and Violence.  2 Hour seminar to School of Youth & Policy.  Liverpool John Moore University.

11th November 2009. Restoring Respect: A Collaborate Approach to Reducing Extreme Behaviours, Violent Crime and Hate crime. Youth Justice Agency. Keynote address entitled: Young Men talking: Violence, Conflict, Safety and Respect. Europa Hotel, Belfast

11th March 2009. The Design for Living Partnership. Health promotion Agency, Youth Council for Northern Ireland and Action Mental Health. Keynote address entitled ‘Work with Young Men: Insights into Practice.’ Lisburn Civic Forum.

17th December 2008. Good Relations Conference. Southern Education and Library Board. Keynote Address on Young Men, Violence and Community Relations.

10th. Sept 2008 Men’s Health Conference. Key note address and paper presented entitled ‘Acting Tough: Young Men, Masculinity and lessons from practice in Northern Ireland. Stormont Buildings. (OFMDFM)

17 th. Oct 2006. ‘RU right in the Head?’ Paper and workshop presented to Investing in Young People: Interventions to Promote Mental Health

10 th. Oct 2006. Keynote address to World Health Day. Males, Masculinity and Self-esteem.

7 th. Sept 2006 ‘A Lens Model’ for developing gender conscious practice’ paper presented to International Youth Conference in Strathclyde entitled ‘Different Futures: Risk, Resilience and Resistance.

6-10 th June 2004 Keynote address to ‘European Youth Council' in Budapest . Youth work with young men around the theme of gender based violence.

12 th . February 2004 Keynote address to Health Promotion Agency Conference: Facts or Fiction: Young Men and Sexual Health

4 th . December 2003 Keynote address to Cross Border Annual Conference entitled ‘Young People and Positive Mental Health' between Health Promotion Department North Eastern health Board and Southern Area Health promotion Department: Title: Acting Tough: Young Men and Masculinity

2 nd . December 2003 Keynote address to Young Men and Violence Conference: YouthAction Northern Ireland and YouthNet

March 2003 Keynote address to ‘European Youth Council' in Budapest . Youth work with young men around the theme of masculinity and violence.

Grants

Project Leader

Centre for Young Men's Studies

2006 – 2012 Ken Harland and Sam McCready form Community Youth Work team received £141k from the Department of Education for longitudinal research with young males in schools throughout Northern Ireland

Dr. Ken Harland and Sam McCready.

2004 Centre for Young Men's studies

Ken Harland and Sam McCready from Community Youth Work team received £51k from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust to set up the inaugural ‘Centre for Young Men's Studies.' The Centre will be located within Incore – Centre of excellence for conflict studies.

Ken Harland and Sam McCready

2004 Centre for Young Men's Studies

£18k from YESPI (European Peace and Reconciliation Monies)

Ken Harland and Sam McCready

2002 Department of Education

Ken Harland and Tony Morgan received £10k. from the Department of Education to investigate the role of informal education in combating social exclusion.
Ken Harland and Tony Morgan
RUA and Research Groups

Associate member of Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS)

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