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Irish Examiner – Strategies for success while working from home

The Irish Examiner has featured findings from the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions survey on remote working (phase I) in a recent article. The piece looks at strategies for success while working from home. Read more here. To learn more about the results from phase I of the remote working survey and take the… | Read on »

New Report – Connecting with Nature for Health and Wellbeing

A new report has been published as part of the Nature and Environment to Attain and Restore Health (NEAR Health) project. The EPA and HSE funded project worked to investigate how nature and the environment can help society to attain and restore health. The NEAR Health project team combined environmental, health, social innovation and medical… | Read on »

Phase II of the Remote Working Survey

Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) have launched the second national remote working survey.  The survey will gather data on employees’ experiences of remote working 6 months after lockdown.  This project is being led by Professor Alma McCarthy and Dr Katerina Bohle-Carbonell at NUI Galway and Tomás Ó… | Read on »

RTÉ Eco Eye – The Living Beach

Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, was featured on RTÉ’s Eco Eye in an episode called The Living Beach. The episode examined the future of Ireland’s beaches and asked if our essential coastal ecosystems can be saved, given the many impacts from human activity and sea level rise due to the… | Read on »

Barrier Identification for Blue-Green Infrastructures

Blue-green infrastructure (BGI) is becoming a more popular means of dealing with climate change and climate change-related events. The idea behind BGI is to use natural or semi-natural infrastructure to reduce the risk of harmful natural events in a manner that also delivers additional ecosystem services to a wide range of individuals. As the concept… | Read on »

Recent Online Panel Event for PhD Students

The Whitaker Institute held an online panel event about the PhD Viva on 23rd September 2020.  Targeted at students in the final 12 months of their PhD, the event was fully subscribed, with 60 students registering to attend.   As the event was online, attendees joined in from around the world, including PhD students currently located… | Read on »

RTÉ Investigates – Whistleblowers: Fighting to be heard

Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, cluster leader of Work, Organizations and Society, was featured in the RTÉ Investigates programme on Whistleblowers. In the programme, Prof Kenny lends her expertise on Whistleblowing and the repercussions often faced when someone has blown the whistle. The programme is available to view here or you can read more about the… | Read on »