Researchers at INFANT Research Centre UCC are collaborating with an international team on a new survey to find out how the COVID19 pandemic has impacted on parents (women and men) who’ve given birth, or had a stillbirth or neonatal death during the outbreak, around the world. You are invited to take part in this survey if you or your partner are currently pregnant or have had your baby since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak – from 30th January, 2020. Both mothers and fathers/partners are welcome to participate.Read more
Research on the Frontline
COVID-19 Research and Innovation
During COVID-19, we are prioritising engaged and responsive science, public health and social research & innovation to tackle the challenges ahead.
UCC Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Research Team
University College Cork has established a dedicated COVID-19 interdisciplinary Research Team with over 100 researchers across all disciplines answering a call to respond to COVID-19 challenges.
COVID-19 restrictions has led to reduced use of planes, trains and automobiles
A first full picture of the impact of restrictions' on Ireland’s pollution levels revealedFind Out More
Continuing care in COVID-19 Outbreak: A global survey of new and expectant parent experiences.25 Sep 2020
Your Say - Impact of Visitor Restrictions in Residential Care Facilities on Family/Friends18 Jun 2020
Do you have a relative or friend currently living in a Residential Care Facility in Ireland? What has been your experience of COVID-19 visitor restrictions? You are invited to contribute to the ERiC (Engaging Remotely in Care) Research project by completeing a 20-minute survey and help inform the development of future communication solutions.Read more
Your Say - Care Study giving a voice to children with special needs and their carers during COVID-19 restrictions12 Jun 2020Do you provide care to a child with special needs? In your experience, what are the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on accessibility of support services for carers of child(ren) with special needs? You are invited to contribute to the The Care Study being conducted by The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) at UCC through a short 15-minute survey.
UCC awarded funding for remote health monitoring of pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic09 Jun 2020
- Researchers at UCC’s INFANT Centre share in €1.4m SFI funding
- Pilot project uses remote technology to reduce face-to-face blood pressure tests during pandemic
- Scheme aims to reduce risk of healthcare workers and pregnant women contracting COVID-19
First full picture of Covid-19 restrictions' impact on Ireland’s pollution levels revealed19 May 2020
First full picture of Covid-19 restrictions' impact on Ireland’s pollution levels revealedRead more
UCC Researcher works on modelling studies to support health services planning22 May 2020
A UCC academic is Ireland's lead researcher on an international COVID-19 modelling study. The Institute of Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME) COVID-19 resource provides projection models for healthcare capacity for multiple countries around the globe, including Ireland. The projections are helping to inform the resources needed for hospital services, human resources and overall healthcare capacity and utilization.Read more
INFANT Centre launches COVID-19 Hub08 May 2020
The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) at UCC has created a dedicated Hub for families, researchers and healthcare professionals to find factual, up-to-date, and accessible information that relates to COVID-19 during pregnancy, birth, and early childhood.Read more
Quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim with iHealthFacts.ie05 May 2020
iHealthFacts is a public resource where you can quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim circulated by social media. It provides information to help people think critically about health claims and make well-informed choices.Read more
COVID-19 research team established at UCC01 Apr 2020
University College Cork (UCC) has established an interdisciplinary Covid-19 Research team that has seen over 100 researchers across all disciplines answer a call to action.Read more
UCC projects granted funding under Covid-19 rapid response programme30 Apr 2020
University College Cork has been awarded significant funding to research the impact Covid-19 public health measures have had on the people of Ireland, and to also study the genetic makeup of the viruses circulating across the country
The projects are two of 26 proposals awarded as part of a €5m Rapid Response Research, Development and Innovation programme established by the Health Research Board (HRB), Irish Research Council (IRC), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland.
The Programme was introduced to fund research that will provide evidence for the national and global efforts to deal with the virus outbreak.
Has COVID-19 Changed the Way You Shop and Cook?23 Apr 2020
UCC and Teagasc are collaborating with the University of Antwerp and over 25 other universities and research institutes across the globe to find out about consumer shopping, cooking & baking, eating and media habits before and during the COVID-19 restrictions.Read more
Health Innovation Hub Ireland COVID-19 Solutions Portal20 Mar 2020
As part of the national emergency response effort, a new Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) COVID-19 portal went live on 20 March. All over Ireland, companies and individuals are producing solutions to address COVID-19. HIHI developed the online portal to capture these solutions, which are then assessed for suitability, availability and scalability.