Oceans and Human Health (OHH) is an emerging meta-discipline exploring the complex and inextricable links between the health of the ocean and that of humans. This linkage between ocean health and public health emphasises an urgent need for interdisciplinary cooperation between researchers and decision-makers. A participatory and inclusive approach was advocated and adopted by the… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Edel Doherty has co-authored a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at research as part of the RiskAquaSoil project on Irish farmer’s views on Climate Change. Read more about RiskAquaSoil here. What are Irish farmers’ views on climate change? Analysis: nearly half of Irish farmers along the Atlantic coast… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Katerina Bohle Carbonell, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, spoke about the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions Remote Working Survey on a recent episode of the 21st Century Work Life podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. To read more about Phase I and Phase II of the… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Molly Byrne, of the Health and Well-being cluster, has co-authored a recent article for the Irish Times. The piece examines why it is unhelpful to label young people as ‘Covid delinquents’. Read the full article here.
The Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions Remote Working Survey has been featured in a recent article by the Irish Times. The article looks at the increased number of people moving to the West of Ireland with the shift toward remote working. Read the full article here. To read more about Phase I and Phase II… | Read on »
On 19 November, the Whitaker Institute hosted a live webinar Women, work and Covid-19: the beginning of the end for gender equality? As Covid-19 continues to affect the world of work, it is evident that the pandemic and its economic effects disproportionately affect women. Much of the pandemic’s unequal impact stems from the unequal distribution of… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Declan Coogan, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster, spoke to the Irish Examiner about Parentline’s Non-Violent Resistance programme, which helps parents deal with violent children. Read the article here. Dr. Coogan’s work was also cited multiple times, during Tuesday’s airing of Today with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1, by Aileen… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Seán Crosson, of the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities cluster, has written an opinion piece for TheJournal.ie on the portrayal of Ireland and the Irish in Hollywood movies. Read the full article here.
On 17 November, the Whitaker Institute hosted a live webinar Sustainable Marine Tourism Trail Development – An Irish Perspective. The webinar discussed the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW), Ireland’s first long-distance coastal touring route, covering over 2,500 km along the West coast of Ireland. Launched in 2014 by Fáilte Ireland, the goal of the WAW is to further… | Read on »
The ocean is under increasing pressure from climate change, biodiversity loss, further degradation through human impacts, and other global changes, resulting in unpredictable, uneven and uncertain outcomes for society including varied risks for human health. In response, the EU Horizon 2020 project SOPHIE (Seas and Oceans for Public Health in Europe) asked European citizens: How do… | Read on »