Congratulations to Whitaker Institute members Dr Su-Ming Khoo, cluster leader of Environment, Development and Sustainability, and Dr Lorraine Morgan, cluster leader of Agile and Open Innovation, who both won at the 2019 Research & Innovation Symposium and President’s Award for Research Excellence. Dr Su-Ming Khoo was one of the recipients of the Research Supervisor… | Read on »
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, delivered a presentation to Galway City Council on the economic implications of Brexit. In the presentation, Prof Ahearne said 25% of good imports nationally come from the UK and the largest impact of Brexit is likely to be felt in food and agriculture, financial services and tourism,… | Read on »
The Whitaker Institute in association with the J.E. Cairnes School of Business, was delighted to launch the ‘Cairnes School/Whitaker Institute Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series’ on 9th October 2019. Professor Alma McCarthy, Professor of Public Sector Management and head of the Management Discipline in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics delivered the first lecture… | Read on »
Work, Organizations and Society cluster member, Dr Deirdre Curran’s research on the poor treatment of hospitality workers has garnered media attention. The research finds that high numbers of hospitality workers are reporting verbal and physical abuse, and sexual harassment. Read more about the findings here: Irish Independent Irish Times Irish Examiner Dr Curran also spoke to… | Read on »
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, was featured on RTÉ 1 where he provided expert analysis and discussed the 2020 Budget. Click below to watch the programme. Part I & Part II.
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, was referenced in the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Gabriel Makhlouf’s, first public speech. The speech began with a discussion of the life of TK Whitaker and references Professor Ahearne’s remarks on Dr Whitaker in a piece he wrote for the Irish Times. Read the full… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has a new article on RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece explores research undertaken by Dr Curran which highlights the exploitation hospitality workers face. Tip not included: how some restaurants exploit their staff … | Read on »
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, spoke with the Irish Independent on the impact Brexit will have on the daily life of individuals in Ireland. Read the piece here.
Whitaker Institute member Marita Hennessy, PhD student with the Health and Well-Being cluster, wrote an article for the Irish Independent about how latest research shows that reinforcing common stereotypes regarding people in larger bodies is having a detrimental effect on their mental health and well-being. Read the piece here.
Whitaker Institute member Ronan Doyle, of the Agile and Open Innovation research cluster, has a new piece on RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece highlights the challenges of looking to the past for security during times of change. Brexit, Orwell’s 1984 and living in liquid modernity “In liquid modernity, we must be careful what we wish for”… | Read on »