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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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Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

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