Spotlight on Research

The shanty towns Argentina's politicians have abandoned

Those who live in Argentina's villas miseria are excluded from official maps and marginalised by society, writes Dr Alan Smyth in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The growing market for sex and intimacy in the gig economy

There is a growing market for the broadcasters of online sexualised content, writes Dr Paul Ryan, Department of Sociology

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

How eHealth could contribute to both health and wealth

eHealth will become a vital component in our future health systems and will help patients track their own wellbeing, writes Dr Nicola Mountford in the School of Business.

Monday, 23 September 2019

How the media needs to change its coverage of domestic violence

How the media shapes the national understanding of domestic violence really matters, but unfortunately, it often give audiences and readers distorted representations, writes Dr Anne O’Brien, Department of Media Studies

Monday, 16 September 2019

How food waste can be given a new lease of life

Items such as potato pulp that were once by-products of agricultural processes have now been elevated to co-product status, writes Laoise Ní Chléirigh, of the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education

Monday, 09 September 2019

Fears and hopes: How thinking about the future can help us cope with illness

Identifying ways to increase optimism and resilience may offer a means of helping people cope better with illness, writes Dr Rebecca Maguire, Department of Psychology and the ALL Institute

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Coastal flooding

Flood severity across Europe: How a changing climate impacts on regions

Dr Conor Murphy has collaborated with a multinational research team in the largest-scale study of its kind confirming how climate change impacts on flooding

Friday, 30 August 2019

Virtual Reality - Spotlight on Research

'Where exactly does the human begin and the machine end?'

Science fiction has long been brooding over the nature of humanity’s relationship with technology, writes Dr Thomas Connolly, Department of English

Monday, 26 August 2019

How Albert Einstein became a household name 100 years ago

1919's total eclipse of the sun provided the first evidence in favour of Einstein's theory of general relativity writes Prof Peter Coles, Department of Theoretical Physics

Monday, 19 August 2019

Spotlight on research - Sara Culhane - Cinema

How cinema brought the world to rural Ireland in the 1950s

Research and oral histories show how cinemas in Co Mayo and elsewhere provided a window onto the wider world in the 1950s writes Dr Sarah Culhane, Department of Media Studies

Monday, 12 August 2019

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