Goretti Horgan is a Senior Lecturer in social policy at Ulster University. She is Director of ARK’s Policy Unit; ARK is a partnership between Queen’s and Ulster Universities that aims to promote evidence-based policy making and to help researchers, policy-makers and the wider public understand society and politics. She researches and writes about reproductive justice, including abortion, child and family poverty, disability, and children’s and women’s rights generally. Goretti was appointed by the Minister for Communities to the Anti-Poverty Strategy Expert Advisory Panel, the Panel’s report was published by the Department in March 2021. She is a member of Board of Directors of the Northern Ireland Anti Poverty Network, and a founding member of Alliance for Choice Derry.