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Dr Donna McQuillan

Dr Donna McQuillan

Telephone: 0151 231 4749

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Biography

Donna is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. She has previously been a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow and Associate Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University. She as also previously taught at LJMU as a Visiting Lecturer in Social Science.

Donna completed her PhD in Psychology at Liverpool Hope University. Her research explored the influence of inter-generational trauma and post-memory in shaping the cultural identities and social relationships of young people in Northern Ireland, and how this influences their life choices in relation to involvement in political violence.

A member of the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP), and Society for Terrorism Research (STR), her research is interdisciplinary and primarily explores children and young people's perceptions and experiences of political violence, particularly in relation to the legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland. Within this area her research follows a number of themes; inter-generational trauma, collective/post-memory, victimization, transitional and restorative justice, and how this interacts with practices of political violence.

Prior to teaching she worked as a Researcher for the Behavioural Epidemiology Unit at the Centre for Public Health, (LJMU) working on a number of projects in the area of youth crime and violence before going on to become a Research Officer for the Social Science department. She has also been an ESRC Research Assistant (KTP) at The University of Central Lancashire working with the Lancashire Youth Justice Team and Probation Services.

Degrees

Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, PhD Psychology
Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MA Irish Studies (Politics)
Lancaster University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Sociology

Publications

Highlighted publications

Halliday D, Ferguson N. 2016. When Peace is Not Enough: The Flag Protests and The Politics of Identity and Belonging in East Belfast Irish Political Studies, DOI Public Url

Chapters

Ferguson N, Halliday D. 2019. Collective Memory and the Legacy of the Troubles: Territoriality, Identity and Victimhood in Northern Ireland Vollhardt J. The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood OUP. Oxford

Halliday D, Ferguson N. The Politics of Forgiveness: Communal Memory, Reconciliation and the Post-Conflict Generation, Halliday D, Lloyd H. Aspects of Forgiveness Brill Publishing, Leiden. Netherlands

Journal article

Halliday D, Ferguson N. 2016. When Peace is Not Enough: The Flag Protests and The Politics of Identity and Belonging in East Belfast Irish Political Studies, DOI Public Url

Halliday DM, Ferguson N. The Legacy of Conflict: Memory and Northern Ireland's Post-Conflict Generation Culture and Psychology, Public Url

Poster

Halliday DM, Ferguson N. 2016. The Politics of forgiveness: The Experiences of the Post-Conflict Generation in East Belfast ISPP Annaul Conferencek, Warsaw Poland

Report

Quigg ZA, Halliday D, Eckley L, Hughes K. 2011. Anfield Victim Champion: Final Evaluation Report

Wood SK, Eckley L, Stuart J, Hughes K, Kelly D, Harrison D, Quigg Z. Evaluation of the Youth Crime Action Plan in Liverpool

Book review

Halliday D. Policing the Peace in Northern Ireland: Politics, crime and security after the Belfast Agreement, by J Moran Youth Justice Journal, 13 :272-273 Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

External collaboration:

http://www.societyforterrorismresearch.org/, Ulster University, and Nottingham University, Society for Terrorism Research (STR). 2017

Liverpool Hope University, Prof Neil Ferguson. 2016

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU QR Fund, Post-Conflict Generation, Memory and Political Violence: Lessons from Northern Ireland, Grant value (£): £1,498, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2017

Federation of Women Graduates (FfwG), Perceptions of Community, Memory and Identity: The Post-Conflict Generation in East Belfast (Doctoral Research), Grant value (£): £2,373. 2013

Other Professional Activity:

Invited Local Organiser of the 2018 Annual Society for Terrorism Research (STR) International Conference, which will be hosted at LJMU Law School..

LJMU Ethics Board Committee.

LJMU Internal Peer Reviewer for Research Directorate.

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Saints, Sinners, and Martyers: The Power of Remembering and Forgetting the Past in Post Conflict Northern Ireland, International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisio, USA, Oral presentation. 2018

Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia: Narratives of Post-Conflict Youth in Northern Ireland, 'Present Past': Time, Memory, and the Negotation of Historical Justice, Columbia University, New York, USA, Oral presentation. 2017

Romanticised, Regurgiatated and Reconstructed Memory: Narratives of Post-Conflict Youth in Northern Ireland, Restoring Peace:Building Post-Conflict Societies,, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2017

Community, Memory, Identity and the Post-Conflict Generation in East Belfast, Canadian Irish Studies Association Annual Conference, Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry, Northern Ireland, Oral presentation. 2017

Staring into the Abyss: Political Violence, Post-Memory and Radicalisation in Youth, Society for Terriorism Research 10th Annual Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, Oral presentation. 2016

The Politics of Forgiveness: The Experiences of the Post-Conflict Generation in East Belfast, International Society for Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland, Poster presentation. 2016

Memory, Youth and Violent Extremism: Lessons from Northern Ireland,, 9th Annual International Conference of Society for Terrorism Research, Contentious and Contemporary Issues in the Study of Terrorism,, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2015

The Politics of Forgiveness: Communal Memory, Reconciliation and the Post-Conflict Generation, 8th Global Meeting, Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Probing the Boundaries, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Oral presentation. 2015

Disturbing the Peace? The Post Conflict Generation and The Politics of Memory in Northern Ireland, 5th International Children of War Conference, Winchester University, Oral presentation. 2013

External collaboration:

http://www.societyforterrorismresearch.org/, Ulster University, and Nottingham University, Society for Terrorism Research (STR). 2017

Liverpool Hope University, Prof Neil Ferguson. 2016

Liverpool Hope University, Irish Studies Research Seminar Group.

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU QR Fund, Post-Conflict Generation, Memory and Political Violence: Lessons from Northern Ireland, Grant value (£): £1,498, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2017

Federation of Women Graduates (FfwG), Perceptions of Community, Memory and Identity: The Post-Conflict Generation in East Belfast (Doctoral Research), Grant value (£): £2,373. 2013

The Sir Richard Stapley Educatinal Trust, Perceptions of Community, Memory and Identity: The Post-Conflict Generation in East Belfast (Doctoral Research), Grant value (£): £500. 2013

Liverpool Hope University PGR Conference Fund, The Politics of Forgiveness: Communal Memory, Reconciliation and the Post-Conflict Generation,., Grant value (£): £1,000.

Other invited event:

Irish Studies Research Seminar, Liverpool Hope University, Invited Paper Presentation Entitled The Legacy of Conflict: Memory, Place, and the Post Conflict Generation in East Belfast’. 2016

ESRC Seminar on Northern Ireland, Memory, Commemoration and Public Symbolism, University of Huddersfield, Invited Presentation entitled Political Psychology of Memory. Co-Author Prof. Neil Ferguson (Liverpool Hope University). 2015

Other Professional Activity:

Invited Local Organiser of the 2018 Annual Society for Terrorism Research (STR) International Conference, which will be hosted at LJMU Law School..

LJMU Ethics Board Committee.

LJMU Internal Peer Reviewer for Research Directorate.