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Research Impact

Research impact has been identified as a core part of UCC’s research mission and strategic priorities, and, in simple terms, is about defining how research is important and what effects it is having in local, national and international contexts. It represents both the reasons for and the reach of our research activities in response to emerging and changing societal challenges and research priorities, which the impact agenda itself contributes to and shapes.

Here are some recent case studies on completed and ongoing research projects in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), developed by researchers at all career stages (including postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers & professors). The case studies were completed using an Impact Case Study Template and associated Template Guidance Document (designed by CACSSS Research Support).

Together they showcase our commitment to an open and engaged research culture and to nurturing and celebrating excellent research across the College. 

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A Socio-Economic Study of Cork City Northwest Quarter Regeneration (CNWQR) Prof Cathal O'Connell and Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan (School of Applied Social Studies)
Cork Folklore Project Dr Clíona O'Carroll (Department of Béaloideas / Folklore, School of Irish Learning)
Children’s Voices in Housing Estate Regeneration Prof Cathal O'Connell and Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan (School of Applied Social Studies UCC) with Dr Lorcan Byrne, LIT
ISS21 Dr Claire Edwards Director ISS21 - School of Applied Social Studies 
Deep Maps: West Cork Costal Cultures  Professor Claire Connolly (School of English) and Dr Rob McAllen (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences). 
Project DaRT - Discussions and Reflections on Translation  Estefanía Muñoz Gomez (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) 
Moving On Ireland  Gertrude Cotter (School of Education and DAH at the School of English) 
Developing research to deliver high impacts in homelessness service provision by Cork Simon  Dr Sharon Lambert (School of Applied Psychology) 
The Cork Folklore Project’s Memory Map Dr Clíona O'Carroll (Department of Béaloideas / Folklore, School of Irish Learning)
The World-Tree Project  Dr Tom Birkett (School of English)
The Augustinian Friars in Late Medieval Ireland Dr Anne-Julie Lafaye (School of History)
(Re)Sounding Holy Wells Dr Richard Scriven, (School of The Human Environment)
Atlas of the Irish Revolution 

Dr John Crowley(School of the Human Environment), Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil (School of History), Mike Murphy (Department of Geographyy), Dr John Borgonovo (School of History), Dr Helene O’Keeffe, Charlie Roche and Nick Hogan (School of the Human Environment)

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852

Dr John Crowley (School of the Human Environment), Professor W. J. Smyth (School of theHuan Environment), Mr Mike Murphy (School of Applied Psychology), Mr Charlie Roche

Hidden Galleries Dr James Kapalo (School of Society, Politics and Ethics)
False Memories for Fake News in the Irish Abortion Referendum Dr Gillian Murphy (School of Applied Psychology)
Movie Memories

Dr. Gwenda Young & Mr. Dan O’Connell (School of Film, Music & Theatre)

Between Two Unions: The constitutional future of the islands after Brexit Dr Mary C. Murphy & Jonathan Evershed (School of Society, Politics & Ethics)

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