Current position

Visiting Research Fellow
Trinity College University of Dublin

Research interests

My current research interests focus on welfare state reform, citizenship and restructuring relations between government and the voluntary sector. I have a particular interest in exploring power agency and identity in voluntary action in contemporary welfare states, drawing on research in both jurisdictions in Ireland and in Canada. I also write on civic engagement and political change.

Other voluntary sector involvement

Board member: Volunteer Now Member: Northern Ireland National Advisory Group, DRILL (Disability Research into Independent Living and Learning)

Contact details

Twitter@nickacheson
Websiteswww.socsci.ulster.ac.uk/iriss/;www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/n.acheson.html