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  • Launch of ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024

    04 Nov 2019
    Launch of ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024

    On 4 November 2019, UCC President, Professor Patrick O'Shea, formally launched the ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024, which sets out a vision for the Institute’s role as a leading centre for imaginative, interdisciplinary and impactful social science research.

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  • Past, Present and Future of Patient Payment in the Irish Healthcare System

    28 Mar 2019
    Past, Present and Future of Patient Payment in the Irish Healthcare System

    Background

    The Irish health system has often been criticised as being a ‘two-tier’ system, which favours privately insured patients over public patients. Although this description does not capture all the nuances of the system, it is reasonable to suggest that the Irish health system contains a number of inequities, partly arising from a combination – and interaction – of different funding mechanisms.

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  • ISS21 at Cork Discovers 2019

    27 Sep 2019
    ISS21 at Cork Discovers 2019

    Seeing Society Differently

    ISS21 was delighted to participate in Cork Discovers again in September 2019. Our theme for this year’s event was ‘Seeing Society Differently’, focusing on how social science research can provide new insights into our everyday lives and the things that matter to us, such as: How do we envisage and create just, inclusive and liveable societies? How can we understand the lived experience of difference and identity in contemporary society?

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  • Children & Young People Research Cluster Showcase

    09 Apr 2019
    Children & Young People Research Cluster Showcase

    In this showcase event, members of the Children and Young People Research Cluster presented short papers on their on-going or completed research. A range of research topics were presented by colleagues from different disciplinary backgrounds (Law, Sociology, Occupational Therapy, Applied Social Science) including: the use of animation in children's research, the political socialisation of school children, the integrations of migrant children in schools, and the use of voluntary care arrangements in Ireland (full list below).  

    The ISS21 Children and Young People (CYP) Research Cluster brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines in order to collaborate, promote awareness and disseminate research with and for children and young people. For further information on the cluster, please click on the following link: Children and Youth 

    Those wishing to join the CYP cluster should contact Margaret Scanlon (m.scanlon@ucc.ie).

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  • Masterclass: Creative Research Methodologies with Children & Young People

    24 Oct 2019
    Masterclass: Creative Research Methodologies with Children & Young People

    On the 24 & 25 October the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster, in conjunction with the Children's Research Network, hosted a masterclass on creative research methodologies with children and young people.

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  • Launch of SAFE(R)SPACE research at Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

    06 Dec 2019
    Launch of SAFE(R)SPACE research at Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

    ISS21, in conjunction with the School of Applied Social Studies, hosted a one day event at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in Dublin entitled ‘Re-imagining SAFE(R)SPACE: disability, hostility and the meaning of community safety’. The event witnessed the launch of the two year, Irish Research Council-funded study, Disability and the Creation of Safe(r) Space, which has been exploring how issues of hostility and un/safety impact on the everyday lives and geographies of people with disabilities in Ireland, including the places and spaces that they use. The study has found that issues of un/safety often restrict people with disabilities’ access to different spaces, and that many people experience different forms of hostility in their everyday lives.

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  • Bringing the voice of the elderly onstage: an ethnodrama on everyday lived experience of living in a nursing home

    01 Oct 2019
    Bringing the voice of the elderly onstage: an ethnodrama on everyday lived experience  of living in a nursing home

    In this seminar Dr Catharina Von Koskull looked at how participatory approaches and creative methodologies such as ethnodrama and ethnography can assist in representing participant experiences and voice to positively impact policy makers, socio-education of social care and eldercare professionals and the general public.

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  • Challenges in Current Ageing Research

    10 Apr 2019
    Challenges in Current Ageing Research

    Road to the Irish Gerontology Society Meeting 2019: Challenges in Current Ageing Research

    The 67th Annual Irish Gerontological Society Meeting will be held on September 26-28th 2019 in Cork. In advance of the meeting, the ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster organised a half-day workshop to discuss current themes in ageing research in Ireland, showcase UCC research, and foster networking and participation in the IGS from researchers interested in different aspects of ageing.

    Key note speeches were delivered by Seán Moynihan (CEO, ALONE) and Cathal McCrory (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, TILDA). This was followed by a series of short presentations from researchers and PhD students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including psychology, biochemistry, public health and music. 

    Abstracts for IGS close on 1st May. Information can be found at https://www.irishgerontology.com/events/67th-annual-scientific-meeting-irish-gerontological-society 

    Anyone interested in joining ISS21 UCC Ageing Cluster can contact Annalisa Setti a.setti@ucc.ie or Edel Walsh e.walsh@ucc.ie

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  • ISS21 REACT Cluster Research Slam

    18 Apr 2019
    ISS21 REACT Cluster Research Slam

    On 18 April, the ISS21 Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT) cluster hosted a research slam, at which six cluster members gave short presentations on their current, completed or new research (details below), followed by a lively Q&A session. 

    The ISS21 REACT cluster aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines with an interest in civil society research, to undertake interdisciplinary research and activity in the broad area of civil society, and to encourage engagement and dissemination of knowledge between researchers and civil society. Further information on the cluster can be found at:  Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT)

    Those wishing to join the REACT cluster should contact the ISS21 Research Coordinator, Margaret Scanlon (m.scanlon@ucc.ie).

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  • Evidence Amalgamation Workshop

    10 May 2019
    Evidence Amalgamation Workshop

    On 10 May the Society, Health and Political Economy (SHAPE) research cluster hosted a full-day workshop on evidence amalgamation, with Irish and international presenters. The event was organised by Eluska Fernandez (School of Applied Social Studies) and Katherine Furman (Department of Philosophy) and funded by the CACSSS interdisciplinary award.

    Context for Workshop

    Criticisms against randomised controlled trials as the most important source of evidence for policy are now well-established. But now that it is permissible to make use of many different types of evidence, how do we combine them to make policy? This was one of the key issues addressed in the course of the workshop.

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  • Conversion to Islam in “Multicultural” South Korea and the Struggle for Belonging

    31 Jan 2020
    Conversion to Islam in “Multicultural” South Korea and the Struggle for Belonging

    On 31 January, ISS21 and the Study of Religions Department hosted a seminar with visiting speaker Dr Farrah Sheikh on South Korean women's experience of conversion to Islam and their struggle for belonging.

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  • Contested Spaces of Belonging: asylum, direct provision and beyond

    06 Sep 2019
    Contested Spaces of Belonging: asylum, direct provision and beyond

    On 6th September the Migration and Integration research cluster hosted a symposium on ‘asylum’ and contested spaces of belonging, centering on current research exploring issues relating to integration, belonging/not-belonging and place for asylum-seekers and refugees.

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  • ‘Community, Urban Futures and Faith Belonging in Children's Art’

    11 Jun 2019
    ‘Community, Urban Futures and Faith Belonging in Children's Art’

    On the 11 June 2019 the ISS21 Children and Young People Research cluster hosted a seminar on interfaith childhoods with Anna Hickey-Moody, Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

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  • Reflections on Institutionalising Gender Equality

    15 Nov 2019
    Reflections on Institutionalising Gender Equality

    On 15 November ISS21, with EC funded project GendeResearchIreland, hosted a seminar with Professor Uduak Archibong on the theme of institutionalising gender equality in higher education.  

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