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Three researchers from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science have been awarded the title of Charlemont Scholars by the Royal Irish Academy.

11 Apr
Royal Irish Academy 2018 Charlemont Scholars - John Ohle, photographer

Three researchers from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science have been awarded the title of Charlemont Scholars by the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of expertise in the Sciences and Humanities.

Charlemont Scholars are awarded to excellent early career researchers from any area of science and the humanities who wish to travel to collaborate with international peers, explore opportunities to build networks and gain access to ideas, research facilities, and resources from international partners.


As part of the award the three researchers – Dr Michael Hanagan, IRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Classics, Dr Gillian Murphy, School of Applied Psychology and Dr Katharina Swirak, Department of Sociology/Criminology – will receive travel grants to travel to the University of St Andrews (Dr Hanagan), the University of California at Irvine (Dr Murphy) and Keele University (Dr Swirak). Dr Hanagan will be exploring representations of the 4th century Roman Emperor Constantius II in literature, Dr Murphy will be assessing the role of false memories in referendum campaigning and Dr Swirak will examine the role of civil sector organisations in the Irish criminal justice system.


Speaking about the awards Dr Helena Buffery Vice Head for Research and Innovation in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science praised the awardees saying "It is wonderful to see such recognition of the calibre of our early-career researchers. The Charlemont scholarships provide an important opportunity to achieve their ambitions in collaboration with excellent research partners abroad. We look forward to the future research initiatives and partnerships this will bring."

 

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