Researcher showcase day Tuesday 8th December 2015

On Thursday December 8th 2016 the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) in UCC held a Research Showcase Day designed to acknowledge and showcase the role and contribution of full-time researchers to research life and culture in CACSSS.

Speaking to launch the day Professor Anita Maguire (Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC) spoke about the quality of current researchers in the College continue the long history and tradition of excellence in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science, noting that the success of early career researchers in the College in national and international funding programmes will ensure that this success continues into the future. Professor Patrick O’Donovan (Head of College, CACSSS) highlighted that funding awards involving full time research staff have been won across the College and span individual successes in funding schemes (such as Marie Sklodowska Curie and Irish Research Council fellowships) as well  as success in funding for collaborative and consortium-lead projects.

The event was structured to reflect the diversity and range of the contributions to research life and culture in the College with short presentations from current postdoctoral fellows and CACSSS-based full-time researchers working as part of research project teams across UCC. Information about speakers and presentations can be found here

The day also aimed at providing practical and useful information to postdoctoral researchers and PIs with contributions from the UCC Research Staff Association (the representative body for Research Staff across UCC) as well as information on Research Career Development and Training opportunities in UCC from the HR Research Team in UCC’s Human Resources Department.


The day concluded with a presentation from UCC’s Research Support Services focused on sources of funding that are available to UCC researchers which may be used to further careers in research to national and international best standards.

Event schedule

10:00 – 10:05

Introduction and opening remarks – Prof Anita Maguire, VP Research, UCC

10:05 – 10:15 Launch of CACSSS Research Profile Website – Prof Patrick O’Donovan, Head of CACSSS
10:15–11:00 Postdoc ‘slam’ 4 x 10 min contributions from:
  • Dr Ruth Canning – Mare Curie International Outgoing Fellow, School of History UCC
  • Dr Mary O’Connell – NUI Postdoctoral Fellow, School of English, UCC
  • Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan – Cork City Council funded postdoctoral researcher, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC.
  • Dr Anna Pilz – Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow, School of English UCC

Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27a

 11:00 – 11:20 UCC Research Staff Association presentation
11:20 – 11:45

Coffee and presentation of postdoc research/publications

Venue: CACSSS Mary Ryan Meeting Room, ORB G27b

11:45 – 12:15

Presentations profiling research staff contributions to projects: 

  • CACSSS-based research staff from GENOVATE[1], ENTRUST[2] & YMOBILITY

Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27a


Researcher career opportunities in UCC

  • Research career framework and training opportunities in UCC – Mary O’Regan, HR Research Advisor, Human Resources Department, UCC. 

Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27a

12:45 – 13:15 

Researchfunding opportunities for postdoctoral researchers

  • Dr Sonia Monteiro, UCC Research Support Services

Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27a

13:15 – 14:00  

Lunch and presentation of postdoc research/publications

Venue: CACSSS Mary Ryan Meeting Room, ORB G27b



[1] The GENOVATE project is a consortium action-based project funded under FP7 to implement a Gender Equality Action Plan in partner institutions. GENOVATE is based in ISS21with co-investigators in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the College of Medicine and Health and the College of Business and Law.

[2] The ENTRUST project is a consortium based project funded under Horizon 2020 to explore in-depth understandings of energy-related human behaviour and practices. ENTRUST is lead by the Cleaner Production Unit in the School of Engineering, SEFS with co-investigators in ISS21.

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