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Watch – Engendering the Macroeconomy: Current Efforts and Future Directions

On 8th of March, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Engendering the Macroeconomy: Current Efforts and Future Directions. Economics has neglected integrating gender in its analysis and as a result economic discourse fails to see and address gender inequality in the context of a modern economy. Feminist Economists have been pushing the frontiers of Economics,… | Read on »

Gender and Whistleblowing: A hidden aspect of speaking up

On 4 March, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Gender and Whistleblowing: A hidden aspect of speaking up. Whistleblowing is increasingly recognized as a vital way to hold organizations to account and keep societies safe. Changes are happening: new legislation is being introduced to protect those who speak up about organizational wrongdoing, including an EU Directive… | Read on »

Instagram Likes and Happiness

Research conducted by Whitaker Institute member Dr Elaine Wallace, co-leader of the Performance Management cluster and Associate Director of the Institute, in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza, Spain has examined how Instagram Likes affect people.  Likes can make you less lonely, but more unhappy – especially when your followers can see your Likes. The full… | Read on »

Mobile Gambling

A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics has examined how the different gratifications sought from mobile gambling explain problematic versus non-problematic patterns in highly involved gamblers.  Lead author of the study, Whitaker Institute member Dr Eoin Whelan, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (LERO), spoke to Irish Tech News, Irish Examiner, and… | Read on »

Availability and Growth of ‘Lawtech’

The rapid development and increased use of software and technology for legal services and in the courts could reduce costs and improve access to justice but deepen the digital divide and strengthen existing biases in the justice system, research from NUI Galway has cautioned. Whitaker Institute member Dr Rónán Kennedy, leader of the Technology and… | Read on »

Irish Examiner – NUI Galway to lead €10m climate action peatlands project

The European Commission has announced the funding of €10million towards a project to highlight the power of peatlands to effect significant climate action wins. The seven-year EU LIFE Peatlands and People project is co-ordinated by Board na Móna, together with NUI Galway, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (of the Department of Housing, Local Government… | Read on »

Dr Shane Conway Wins Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Doctoral Research Award 2020

Congratulations to Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Conway, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Cluster, who was recently announced as the winner of the Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Doctoral Research Award 2020. Dr Conway was presented with the award for his PhD research that explored the human dynamics affecting intergenerational farm transfer in later… | Read on »