Diarmuid’s research explores the determinants of charity misconduct, accountability and vulnerability, using linked administrative data derived from charity regulators internationally. He has methodological interests in the use of administrative data for social science research, data science, and policy evaluation methods.
Diarmuid is currently investigating long-run change in the UK voluntary sector: using large-scale administrative data on charities, he is tracking the shifting distribution in the organisational and resource base of the sector.
The Spirit of Social Action: change and continuity in the voluntary sector, 1945 to the present day (Research Fellow)
Mission Accomplished? A Cross National Examination of Charity Dissolution (Principle Investigator)