Spotlight on Research

Derry Girls and the value of good television

While Game of Thrones is economically valuable to Northern Ireland, programmes such as Derry Girls offer more social value to audiences writes Dr Sarah Arnold, Department of Media Studies

Monday, 10 June 2019

What Nietzsche can teach us about fake news

The philosopher's legacy has been tainted by erroneous readings of his work and misappropriation of his ideas, writes Dr Matt Fogarty, Department of English

Friday, 31 May 2019

Is Ireland's proposed Digital Safety Commissioner justified?

The mooted office is modelled on a similar body in Australia, but there is little independent research about how well it is functioning, writes Emer Shannon, Department of Law

Monday, 27 May 2019

Ireland during the Renaissance: "a remarkably vibrant place"

Ireland's 16th and early 17th centuries may have been dominated by war and rebellion, but it was also a surprisingly bookish era, writes Prof Pat Palmer, Department of English

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

How do people behave during terrorist attacks?

In the first 10 minutes of an attack, it's the general public who must deal with the actions of terrorists, writes Dr Mark Maguire, social anthropologist and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Thursday, 09 May 2019

The ethics of smart cities

Using big data and AI to manage cities creates many ethical issues, but efforts to address these concerns can be just as contentious, writes Prof Rob Kitchin, Department of Geography

Thursday, 02 May 2019

Come together: the power of groupwork

We work, play and learn in groups, but society is organised on the basis that we live as individuals, independent of others, writes Dr Bríd Connolly, Department of Adult and Community Education

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Discovering the shared protein complex of fungi and mammalian cells

A team led by Dr Özgür Bayram in the Department of Biology has found fungal and mammalian immunity use similar proteins to control their immune defence

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

How many Bitcoin miners does it take to change a lightbulb?

Over the last couple of years, Bitcoin and other crypto currencies have made their way into mainstream financial news, writes Dr David Malone, Hamilton Institute and Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Who is a migrant?

How we define who is a migrant has huge implications for how we organise our societies, writes Professor Mary Gilmartin, Department of Geography

Saturday, 13 April 2019