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ISS21 Newsletter 2021

Click on the following link to view our latest newsletter, which provides details on ISS21 hosted-events, research projects, new staff members, and much more.

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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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PositivMasc is a three-year research study (2019-2022), which seeks to explore how young people aged 18-24 understand and make sense of ideas about masculinity in relation to violence against women (VAW).

UCC is one of four international partners participating in the project, which is coordinated by Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and funded through Horizon 2020 GENDER-NET Plus.

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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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Dr Monica O'Mullane

Dr Monica O’Mullane is conducting research on gender equality in Irish higher education as part of a four year fellowship funded by the EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. The GendeResearchIreland project will explore gender equality through qualitative research on Athena SWAN, a gender equality programme which seeks to promote good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science and research.

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ISS21 Strategic Plan

The ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024 was launched by UCC President, Professor Patrick O'Shea, on 4 November 2019. It 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.

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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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