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. 


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 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)

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