Research in Anthropology

Anthropological knowledge is comparative and often based on long-term, immersive ethnographic fieldwork in the contexts where people engage in everyday life and work. Anthropologists doing dissertation research typically spend one year or more in the field, and those who take up research careers will return over and over to their fieldsites, as well as explore new ones. As a result, anthropological accounts are rich, rigorously detailed, and characterized by validity.

In the short film below, Anthropologist Dr Mark Maguire talks about his research on security experts, technologies and what happens within the first ten minutes of a terrorist attack.

Here you can listen to another Anthropologist at Maynooth, Dr Jamie Saris being interviewed by Selma Brouk of the Collaborative Care Lab ( about his career working in medical anthropology on advancing central questions in the discipline while impacting health services, especially care deliver.”