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"The Politics of Research" Conference 26th April 2018

8 Apr 2018

Before you go home for the weekend don’t forget to register for the conference.  There’s a great line up including a 1:1 Interview with Dr Graham Love Chief Executive of the HEA followed by Q&A. 

The Politics of Research

Thursday 26th April 2018

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Time:  9:00am – 1:00pm


It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the annual HR Researcher Conference.


This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Graham Love, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority


Today, governments through various instruments invest heavily in research within universities and have created an increasingly complex funding and prioritized environment. Many researchers find that to be successful in this arena they must employ multiple strategies to engage with their stakeholders.  As a result, researchers have had to become experts at operating politically within the ever changing world of research. 


This conference is aimed at all staff and will showcase the personal experiences of speakers in a wide variety of fields from within UCC and nationally.  Speakers will discuss their own encounters with the politics of research exploring the many ways that politics and research collide whether it is internal group politics or politics on a global scale.  In this context we intend that speakers address any aspect of the politics of research that they think will be of interest.


Other Speakers


The conference will be opened by the Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of UCC and other speakers include Fergus Shanahan, Brian O’Gallachoir, Peter Gallagher - Trinity College Dublin, Rosarii Griffin, Piaris Mac Éinrí, Anita Maguire, Nora Geary, and Barry O’Brien.





Register Here Free

Conference website and Programme here

Tea/Coffee and pastries will be provided.


With support from the Research Support Services Office and HR Research Human Resources


With best wishes,

Barry O’Brien                                                                 Professor Anita Maguire

Director of Human Resources UCC                           Vice President for Research and Innovation



UCC Research Staff Association

C/O Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre, Pouladuff Rd, Togher (UCC Internal)