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UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures

Securing our future through research excellence.
We are currently recruiting academic posts for UCC Collective Social Futures.

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Development of a health impact assessment implementation model (HIA-IM)

This four-year project will explore ways to embed and normalise the practice of health impact assessment (HIA) in Ireland. The project is funded by the HRB and led by Dr Monica O'Mullane.

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Dr Julius-Cezar Macarie

Dr Macarie was awarded a 2-year fellowship under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship Programme to conduct research on precarity amongst women migrant night workers in Ireland. The PRECNIGHTS project will contribute to understandings of contemporary European labour migration and conditions of marginality in urban settings, not only in Ireland, but in other EU contexts.

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CareVisions is a three year (2020-2023) research project reflecting on care experiences during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in order to re-imagine future care relations, practices and policies in Ireland and internationally.

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P4PLAY: People, Place, Policy and Practice for Play

The P4Play Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSC ITN) is a European Joint Doctorate (EJD) programme in Occupational Science for Occupational Therapists.

The EJD will provide training for a new generation of early stage researchers (ESRs), who can translate and implement innovative play solutions to benefit the health and wellbeing of diverse children, families and communities.

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IMMERSE is a four year Horizon 2020 project which aims to develop new socio-educational indicators of integration; map the integration of migrant and refugee children in education in Europe; and develop a set of recommendations on integration.

UCC is one of 11 European partners participating in this project, which is coordinated by Comillas University, Madrid. The UCC team includes Shirley Martin (PI), Deirdre Horgan, Jacqui O’Riordan & Reana Maier.

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ISS21 Newsletter 2023

The ISS21 Newsletter provides details on our research projects, events, new staff members and much more.

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ISS21 Strategic Plan

The ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024 sets out a vision for the Institute’s role as a leading centre for imaginative, interdisciplinary and impactful social science research concerned with addressing some of the key societal issues and challenges facing Irish and global societies today. It was launched by UCC President, Professor Patrick O'Shea, on 4 November 2019.

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A core objective of the GENOVATE Consortium is the promotion of gender equality within its partner universities* through an action-research process.
Towards this objective, the GENOVATE@UCC team, supported by the Consortium, developed a Gender Equality Action Plan for UCC. The Plan includes nine gender equality actions, eight of which the University Management

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Professor Molly Andrews
20 Sep 2023

Belonging and Narrative

This half day symposium, hosted by the Department of Sociology and Criminology in collaboration with ISS21, featured keynote presentations from Professor Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London) and Professor Molly Andrews (University College London).
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15 Sep 2023

IMMERSE H2020 Conference

This conference presented the findings from the Irish component of the four-year Horizon 2020 project: IMMERSE (Integration Mapping of Refugee and Migrant Children in Schools and other Experiential Environments in Europe).  The keynote address on the integration of migrant children in Ireland was delivered by Emma Quin (Economic and Social Research Institute).  
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12 Sep 2023

Launch of ISL HEALTH research report

ISL HEALTH: Supporting the effective implementation of the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 in public healthcare settings The ISL HEALTH project, funded by the Irish Research Council, was carried out by researchers from the School of Applied Social Studies & ISS21 in University College Cork, in partnership with the Cork Deaf Association and Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.  
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31 Aug 2023

Launch of report on addressing violence against women

On 31st August an online seminar was held to launch the report Addressing Masculinities to Tackle Violence Against Women in Ireland: Findings from the PositivMasc Study. The report sets out the Irish findings and recommendations of the EU GENDER-NET funded study PositivMasc - Positive Masculinities: Masculinities and violence against women among young people: Identifying discourses and developing strategies for change. The main findings were presented by two members of the research team (Dr Claire Edwards and Dr Robert Bolton), followed by a panel discussion with key stakeholders. The seminar was chaired by Dr Fiachra Ó Suilleabháin.  A recording of the launch is available here
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Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

Top Floor, Carrigbawn/Safari Building, Donovan Road, Cork, T12 YE30