2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November.

The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their peers and research cluster colleagues. All presentations have stimulated engaging discussions and, in some instances, introduced new intra-Institute collaborative opportunities for Institute members.

The seminar series takes place in the Whitaker Institute Seminar Room (CA110) in the Cairnes Building.  The seminar series is a brown bag-style event, with tea/coffee provided for attendees.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Seminar Topic


Research Cluster

13 September Sara Catalan The use of games and gamification to enhance the user’s experience Performance Management
20 September Elaine Williams Conceptualising conservation volunteering in the Burren Environment, Development and Sustainability
27 September Seamus Grimes From foreign technology dependence towards greater innovation autonomy: China’s integration into the ICT global value chain Innovation and Structural Change
4 October Mary Greene

Dynamics of everyday life: Domestic consumption and how it changes—A critical geographical investigation

Environment, Development and Sustainability
11 October Niall O’Brolchain

Co-creating a “Smart Region Innovation Policy” in the western and borders region of Ireland

Technology and Governance
18 October

Noel Carroll

The Paradox of Open and Closed Software Environments; A Socio-technical Perspective

Agile and Open Technology (Lero)

25 October Shane D’Arcy Collaborating with the enemy during armed conflict—Does international humanitarian law have a blind spot? Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security
1 November Caroline Finn Intra-household economic decision-making during a period of recession and austerity in Ireland Gender and Public Policy
8 November Tom Gillespie Picture or playground? Valuing coastal amenities Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit
15 November Maeve McArdle The reasons reveal Social Innovation, Participation and Policy
22 November Nick Tosh Consciousness: A physicalist approach Group Decision Making