Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has co-authored a new report as part of an expert group on the Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles. The European Commission formed the independent Expert Group to advise on ethical issues raised by driverless mobility. The group has now published its report with… | Read on »
The Covid-19 emergency has provided a shock to societies unlike anything in recent memory. Often lacking good information, governments have had to formulate policy responses in a fog of uncertainty. The policy-imposed shutdown has had significant implications for the income of households, with differing effects across the income distribution. Governments have responded with temporary income… | Read on »
A qualified beach lifeguard and specialist diver is participating in PIER Project, which contains a work package by Whitaker members, by fin-swimming around Ireland. The PIER Project aims to assess whether people regularly involved in Irish water activities are more likely to pick up and carry antibiotic resistance bacteria in their gut. Read more from The Irish Times… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan, of the Population and Migration cluster, has been featured in a new article by the Irish Examiner. The piece looks at a project from Dr Cullinan and colleagues at other Universities which looks at the accessibility of home broadband for students across various institutions. Read the full piece here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Su-Ming Khoo, Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster leader, has been interviewed by MethodSpace for her work as co-editor of three volumes of Researching in the Age of COVID. To watch the interview, click here. To read more about the books, click here.
Ecosystem restoration implies policies that focus on remediating environmental degradation. In this research, the welfare impacts of restoring Norwegian kelp forests to areas where they once were dominant but which now lie barren are estimated using the discrete choice modelling approach. The research also examined if direct contact with the marine environment through recreation influences… | Read on »
A diverse group of 80 experts, including from the Whitaker Institute, have called for sex work laws to be repealed. Read more in the Irish Examiner.
Congratulations to Whitaker Institute members Professor Kieran Conboy and Mairead O’Connor on their Lero Director’s prize win. Professor Conboy was awarded the Professor Rory O’Connor Prize for Outstanding Service to Lero, while Mairead O’Connor was presented with Lero Director’s Prizes for Diversity and Inclusion. Read more in Silicon Republic and Tech Central.
On Tuesday 8 September, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a live webinar titled Organizations in COVID-19: Embodiment, ethics and lockdown. The webinar discussed the implications of COVID-19 for organizational ethics, with a focus on embodiment. Workers’ bodies are central to recent changes with health and safety now critical concerns for many working on the front line…. | Read on »
The Galway Advertiser has featured Whitaker Institute member Dr Noel Carroll, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (Lero), for his work as programme director of the MSc in Information Systems Management. The piece highlights the major project component of the course which will be to “extended to support organisations experiencing challenges”. Read more here.