News

  • Deploying a Gender Lens: Snapshots from Current Research

    18 Feb 2021
    Deploying a Gender Lens: Snapshots from Current Research

    This seminar showcased the work of two ISS21 Genders, Sexualities and Families Research Cluster members, Charlotte Waltz, PhD candidate and Dr Robert Bolton, ISS21 Post-Doctoral Researcher on the Horizon 2020 PositivMasc Project. Drawing on their respective projects, both researchers highlighted the significance of applying a gender lens in research.

    Read more
  • Migration Narratives: A Critical Exploration

    25 Feb 2021
    Migration Narratives: A Critical Exploration

    As part of Refugee Week 2021,  the ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster and the University of Sanctuary Working Group (USWG) co-hosted this webinar on migration narratives, with speaker Kilian Kleinschmidt.   

    Read more
  • Sustainability and the Environment: Developing New Disciplinary Norms in the Social Professions

    10 Mar 2021
    Sustainability and the Environment: Developing New Disciplinary Norms in the Social Professions

    On 10 March 2021 the ISS21 Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT) Cluster hosted a well-attended webinar on environmental education and practice in the social professions. This was the second in a series of webinars that seeks to:

    • share knowledge and ideas on the connections between climate change and the social professions,
    • build the awareness and capacity of educators in the social professions to envisage and develop innovative environmental education practices through disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration,
    • facilitate co-operation in this area between academic and practitioner colleagues across the social professions in Ireland and internationally.
    Read more
  • Moving Towards a Barnahus Model: Setting the Scene for an Integrated Response to Child Sexual Abuse

    22 Feb 2021
    Moving Towards a Barnahus Model: Setting the Scene for an Integrated Response to Child Sexual Abuse

    On Monday 22 February the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster hosted a seminar on the Barnahus model of service provision to children in sexual abuse cases, with presentations from Aoife O’Malley, Manager of Barnahus OneHouse Galway, and Fiona Geraghty, Principal Social Worker at the Family Centre in Cork.

    Read more
  • Subjective Beliefs and Economic Preferences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    24 Mar 2021
    Subjective Beliefs and Economic Preferences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    During 2020, a team of experimental economists from the CEAR Lab (Atlanta, Cape Town, Utrecht) conducted 6 waves of online experiments, in the US and South Africa, to estimate relationships among people's risk preferences, their preferences over distributions of rewards over time, their beliefs about the future course of the COVID-19 pandemic, their sources of information about the virus, and their behaviour with respect to health and safety. In this seminar Professor Ross presented results on how well the US subjects' beliefs about COVID-19 matched the publicly available forecasts of epidemiologists over the course of the year. In relation to beliefs about the future course of the pandemic, young people's predictions were found to be broadly accurate. The research also suggests that young people generally became more risk averse during the pandemic.

    Read more
  • Evaluating the National Carers Strategy: Future Directions

    23 Mar 2021
    Evaluating the National Carers Strategy: Future Directions

    On 23 March, ISS21 and Care Alliance Ireland hosted a workshop at which Dr. Maria Pierce presented the results of recent research with family carers, service providers and policy makers on their views of the National Carers Strategy (NCS). The NCS is the principal guiding Strategy relating to family carers in Ireland and has been in place since 2012. For a recording of Dr. Pierce's presentation, click here. The presentation slides are available at the following link: CarerEngage Presentation of Findings.

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

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

    Top