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2016 Whitaker Ideas Forum

January 14, 2016 - May 26, 2016

Location: CA110 (SAC Room), Cairnes Building, NUI Galway Galway Ireland

Organised by: Whitaker Institute

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This seminar series will afford research clusters a valuable opportunity to disseminate their early stage research.   The objective of each seminar is to introduce research clusters’ research agendas to the wider membership of the Whitaker Institute and other interested parties from across the University.

All seminars will take place from 1-2pm in the CA110 seminar room in the Cairnes Building. Tea/Coffee will be available


Date Seminar Details Discipline
14 January 2016 Splitting in two
Dr Ashley Piggins Economics
Group Decision Making
21 January 2016 What’s in the sea for me? Valuing market and non-market marine ecosystem service benefits
Dr Stephen Hynes Economics
28 January 2016 Mobile technology and Health Psychology: The key to successful health behaviour change?  POSTPONED
Dr Jane Walsh Psychology
Health & Well-Being
04 February 2016 Examining the Relationship between School and Parish Segregation in Dublin Archdiocese
Dr Valerie Ledwith Geography
Population & Migration
11 February 2016 Prenuptial agreements in Ireland – balancing fairness and autonomy
Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley Law
Gender and Public Policy
18 February 2016 UN Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Protection of Civilians
Professor Ray Murphy Law
Conflict, Humanitarianism & Security
25 February 2016 From Constitutionalized Environmental Rights to contested Sustainable Development and beyond – developing a 4As approach to substantiating environmental procedural rights
Dr Su-ming Khoo Political Science & Sociology
Environment, Development, and Sustainability
03 March 2016  In praise of accountability through ‘inadequate’ technologies of government: Accounting, wish-lists and local responses to public sector reforms
Dr Geraldine Robbins Accountancy & Finance
Performance Management
10 March 2016 Body and Clock: Time pressure in Hunger Strike Negotiations  POSTPONED
Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh Political Science & Sociology
Conflict, Humanitarianism & Security
07 April 2016 Mobile technology and Health Psychology: The key to successful health behaviour change?
Dr Jane Walsh Psychology
Health & Well-Being
14 April 2016 Facilitating ambidexterity for eco-innovation
Margaret Tallott
Innovation and Structural Change
21 April 2016 Immigrant children in Europe: what have we learnt to date?
Dr Michal Molcho Health Sciences
Population & Migration
28 April 2016 Algorithmic Governance: A Research Agenda
John Danaher and Rónán Kennedy  Law
Technology and Governance
05 May 2016 Collective Intelligence: An Innovative Research Approach to Promoting Ocean Literacies in Ireland
Dr Veronica McCauley, Dr Patricia McHugh, & Dr Kevin Davison Education, Marketing, Education
Social Innovation and Policy Cluster
12 May 2016 Understanding Consumers’ Perception of Online Decision Constructs via Eye Tracking
Dr Anne Torres, Ms Mairead Hogan, Dr Chris Barry Marketing, BIS, BIS
Performance Management
19 May 2016 Fiscal Governance in Ireland
Prof John McHale Economics
Macroeconomics and Finance
26 May 2016 Made to measure? Developing a creative sector index for the northern periphery of Europe
Dr Aisling Murtagh Geography
Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities