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Deirdre Madden MRIA: Professor of Law

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Professor Madden’s work is driven by the endless diversity and topicality of the issues that arise in the intersection of health law, medicine and ethics.

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Michael Morris MRIA: Chemist

Monday, 13 December 2021

Professor Morris suggests that the challenges and benefits of the circular economy represent a new industrial revolution.

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Helene McNulty MRIA: Human Nutritionist

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Professor McNulty’s research programme aims to provide greater understanding of nutrition-related health issues throughout the lifecycle, and to contribute to food and health policy in Ireland, the UK and...

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Bashar Nuseibeh MRIA: Software Engineer

Friday, 1 October 2021

Professor Nuseibeh calls for a radical re-thinking of the discipline of software engineering, suggesting a perspective of ‘software without boundaries’, such that the essence of being human, being social and being...

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Nicholas Canny MRIA: Historian

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Professor Canny’s most recent book reveals that Irish people have proved ourselves less capable than the populations of most other European countries of reaching an agreed narrative concerning our early modern past.

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Christine Casey MRIA: Architectural Historian

Monday, 30 August 2021

Professor Casey argues for the role of creative craft skill as a primary agent in architectural production, and for a reframing of craftsmanship as a tangible exemplar for a dangerously cerebral society.

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Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail MRIA: Irish-language scholar

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Dr Ní Úrdail’s research on textual transmission in the Irish language is informed particularly by the work undertaken in the eighteenth and nineteenth century by four generations of the Ó Longáin family of scribes.

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Derek Jackson MRIA: Coastal Geomorphologist

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Professor Jackson’s work as a geomorphologist, examining changes in physical landscapes over time and the processes that drive them, has taken him from Ireland’s coastal dunefields to the Caribbean, and more recently (...

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Ruth Barton MRIA: Film Scholar

Friday, 2 July 2021

Professor Barton believes that we need a stronger critical culture and that in creating such a culture it is the role of academicians to bridge the gap between the university and wider society.

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Michael Cronin MRIA: Linguist

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Professor Cronin suggests that in the case of the Irish language, the need for outdoors thinking is crucial. More broadly, instead of the relentless digitisation of education, what is needed in all areas is to take our...

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