University Staff Recognition Awards
Researchers and staff from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences were recognised in the UCC 2019 University Staff Recognition Awards on the 10th of October in the Aula Max. Writing to all staff across the University the President of UCC Prof. Patrick Fitzpatrick noted that awardees were researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge and raising the national and international profile of University College Cork.
CACSSS recipients include individual and team-based awards highlighting the excellent standards of research being undertaken as well as the collaborative and collegial manner by which staff in the College work to maintain these high standards. In addition this ethos and character was also reflected in an Excellence in Teaching award to staff in the College.
- UCC Awards for staff in CACSSS:
- Research Team of the Year– recognising the most outstanding contribution by a research team: Dr Órla O’Donovan representing the Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland Team – College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and College of Medicine and Health
- Research Support Person of the Year - Tomás Mac Conmara – Cork Folklore Project
- Open Researcher of the Year - Dr Clíona O’Carroll – Béaloideas/Folklore, School of Irish Learning and Cork Folklore Project,
- Researcher of the Year - Professor Griffith Rollefson – School of Film, Music and Theatre
- President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018/19 (Team Award) - Dr Paul Holloway, Dr Denis Linehan, Dr Therese Kenna, Ray O'Connor, Bernadette O'Mahony, School of the Human Environment
Congratulating the awardees from the College Vice Head for Research and Innovation Dr Helena Buffery commented these are projects that showcase the range and quality of interdisciplinary research in CACSSS. From work that draws on and nourishes long-term engagement with the local community to cutting-edge collaborations across disciplinary boundaries, all of these researchers have demonstrated impact at local, national and international levels