New Report on Strengthening Disaster Resilience by Tom McDermott

SEMRU member, Dr Tom McDermott, has co-authored a new report for the Asian Development Bank. The chapter, entitled ‘Strengthening Disaster Resilience’, is the thematic chapter in the annual Asian Development Outlook report for 2019. Over the past half century, developing Asia has transformed from one of the world’s poorest regions to its center of its economic… | Read on »

Blue Care: A systematic review of blue space interventions for health and wellbeing.

Global evidence of disconnect from our natural surroundings is growing as the world’s ecosystems increasingly come under threat from human pressures, in partic-ular waterways, coasts and oceans. This in turn poses human health risks and results in the loss of potential health and wellbeing benefits associated with blue spaces i.e. outdoor water environments. Among policy,… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: What’s the outlook for Irish soldiers in the Golan Heights?

A new RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Prof Ray Murphy looks at the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force mission in the Golan Heights. What’s the outlook for Irish soldiers in the Golan Heights? Opinion: as a new batch of Irish troops prepare for deployment, the possibility of military action by Israel in the Golan… | Read on »

Whitaker Member’s Research Presented at the European Parliament

Research highlights gender and health implications of Extended Working Life policies in western countries   Members of the COST Action research network IS1409 chaired by Dr Aine Ni Leime and hosted by Christine de Largy at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway, presented policy briefs that represent the culmination of four years’… | Read on »

How to Publish in Top Academic Journals Series: First seminar

Twenty-five staff welcomed Professor Chris Chapman (University of Bristol) to Galway on Wednesday 27th March. Chris described academic publishing from his unique perspective as editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society (ABS 4*) and President of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. His engaging talk highlighted the need for authors to focus on audience,… | Read on »

Work, Organisation and Society: First cluster meetings

On Tuesday 26th March members from across the college and university met to discuss ideas and points of connection, using a ‘3 slides, 3 minutes’ format. An inspiring session ensued. Future activities are planned, and new members are encouraged to get in touch:

Extended Working Life policies; gender and health implications in Ireland

In recent decades the European Union has promoted Active Ageing and the OECD has strongly encouraged governments to introduce policies designed to extend working life (EWL) as a means of addressing population ageing and anticipated increased pension costs. From 2012 onwards, Ireland has introduced several such pension reforms including raising state pension age, – now… | Read on »

Ocean and Human Health Blog from the SOPHIE Project

Identifying Priorities for Oceans and Human Health – A Stakeholder Engagement Process.   by Dr. Easkey Britton, Applied Systems Thinking research cluster member and post-doctoral research fellow on the SOPHIE project. How do we understand the links between oceans and human health? What are the top priorities for oceans and human health in Europe? How… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: Why is the Irish planning system so complex?

A new RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Rónán Kennedy explores the complexities of the Irish planning system, highlighted by the case of the Apple data centre in Athenry. Why is the Irish planning system so complex? Opinion: as highlighted by the saga of the Apple data centre in Athenry, Ireland’s planning process can be slow,… | Read on »

COST Action IS1409 Policy Event in European Parliament, Brussels

COST Action IS1409: Gender and Health Implications of Policies to Extend Working Lives in Western Countries. The purpose of the event is to highlight the policy messages that represent the culmination of four years’ collaborative research into the gender and health implications of policies designed to extend working life. Our COST Action research network has… | Read on »