CACSSS Wins Big at UCC 2018 University Staff Recognition Awards
At the UCC 2018 University Staff Recognition Awards researchers from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences played a prominent and central role in the institution’s annual celebration of achievement. The final count of one team-based award and five individual awards for colleagues from Schools and Departments across the social sciences and the humanities spoke to the excellent standards of research being undertaken by colleagues in CACSSS.
2018 UCC Research Awards for staff in CACSSS:
- Best Publication of the Year involving an Undergraduate Student as an Author – recognising the best publication with a UCC undergraduate student as an author or co-author based on work undertaken prior to graduation: Mary Tobin (School of Applied Psychology)
- Creating a Culture for Responsible Conduct of Research– recognising exceptional efforts made to foster and promote a culture of responsible research conduct: Dr Mike Murphy (School of Applied Psychology)
- Early-Stage Researcher of the Year– recognising early career research excellence and the potential for future outstanding performance: Dr Thomas Birkett (School of English)
- Research Communicator of the Year – recognising a researcher who has taken a proactive approach to sharing their research with the general public: Dr Theresa Reidy (Department of Government and Politics, School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government and Politics)
- Research Supervisor of the Year– recognising sustained excellence in the supervision and development of exceptional and influential researchers: Professor Nuala Finnegan (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
- Research Team of the Year– recognising the most outstanding contribution by a research team: Dr John Crowley, Michael Murphy, Dr John Borgonovo , Dr Helene O’Keeffe and Dr Donal O’Drisceoil representing the Atlas of the Irish Revolution team (School of Human Environment: Geography, Archaeology, Classics and School of History)
Writing to all College staff to announce the award Professor Chris Williams Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences offered congratulation to the staff members from the College and thanked their effort, and the efforts of their colleagues who applied, nominated and/or seconded these and other Staff Recognition & Teaching Excellence Award applications. Prof Willams pointed to the range of research awards – spanning supervision of undergraduates and postgraduates, communicating research to the public, promoting responsible research conduct, and working with colleagues and as a sole scholar on research projects to the highest possible national and international standards – demonstrate the depth of expertise and range of skills developed within the academic units in the College.