Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick is a lecturer and researcher at Ulster University School of Law. Her research expertise is the social security system and issues associated with it namely, poverty, destitution, and the gendered impacts of socio-economic disadvantage. Ciara is academic adviser to the Cliff Edge Coalition which is campaigning for a strengthened welfare reform mitigation package, by resolving the five-week wait for UC, mitigating the two-child limit and providing support for private renters. Ciara is an active anti-poverty campaigner and frequent contributor to civic debate, government processes and on the media.


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