UCC awardees for gender research

15 Mar 2019

UCC's Dr Claire Edwards and Professor Denis O'Mahony were recently awarded funding for research into gender issues, as part of the European Union GENDER-NET Plus programme. 

The Irish Research Council and the Health Research Board, as part of the European Union GENDER-NET Plus programme, recently announced funding for research projects addressing the issue of gender inequality. A total of thirteen projects were selected to be funded by the GENDER-NET Plus programme, with seven of these projects having Irish University partners. 

These projects will focus on important gender issues, including sex-differences in immune responses during cancer treatment, causes of and effective preventative policy responses to violence against female migrants and refugees, and the effect of gender on social exclusion and its consequences for health and wellbeing. 

Dr Claire Edwards, Director of the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century and Lecturer at the School of Applied Social Studies, and Professor Denis O'Mahony, a Principal Investigator in Geriatric Medicine and the Department of Medicine, have both successfully been awarded funding by the GENDER-NET Plus programme.


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