Padraic Quirk

Deputy Director

Padraic has over 25 years’ experience in researching, supporting and advocating for social change in Northern Ireland and internationally.

He has worked inside government, in academia, as a public policy consultant and in philanthropy and for a number of civil society organisations.  

His work has focused on some of the most contentious issues associated with societies emerging from conflict – tackling inequalities through public policy making, ensuring the participation of communities most affected by conflict in the development of public policy and protecting the human rights of the most disadvantaged.

He has published comparative research on peace building in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine and more recently, he published work examining the role that philanthropy can play in bringing about change.  

His interests at SCI focus on supporting activists to strengthen their leadership and sharpen their practice.

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Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland