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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 »

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.

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 »

InterTradeIreland – Economic shocks and recovery: Comparing Covid 19 to 2008

On Wednesday 2 September, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host an InterTradeIreland online event as part of the All-Island Innovation Programme. The event, which was titled Economic shocks and recovery: Comparing Covid 19 to 2008, was presented by the Whitaker Institute’s Director Professor Alan Ahearne, who was an economic adviser to the Irish Government during the 2008 financial… | Read on »

Dr Su-Ming Khoo – Researching in the Age of COVID-19

Whitaker Institute member Dr Su-Ming Khoo, Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster leader, has co-edited three rapid response books entitled Researching in the Age of COVID-19. Volume 1 showcases new methods and emerging approaches. Focusing on Response and Reassessment, it has three parts: the first looks at the turn to digital methods; the second reviews methods in hand… | Read on »