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Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles

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 »

Modelling real-time changes to income distribution during the Covid-19 emergency

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 »

Fin-swimming for PIER Project

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 »

Irish Examiner – Poor broadband access impacting one-in-six third level students

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.

MethodSpace – Researchers Respond to Covid-19: Interview with the Editors

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.

Valuation of marine ecosystem restoration activity could lead to more efficient marine planning

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 »

Whitaker Institute members win Lero Director’s Prize

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.

Organizations in COVID-19: Embodiment, ethics and lockdown

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 »