About the Geary Institute

The UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy is a centre of excellence for policy-relevant, theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded research. The Institute supports research in empirical social and behavioural sciences within organised themes

Informing Policy

We aim to support social science research that provides evidence to inform policy making and debate.

We strive to provide opportunities for our members to engage with policy makers in the public service and non-governmental  organisations, both nationally and in the EU

Research & Education

Our community of researchers has world-class expertise in a wide-ranging set of disciplines, with over 80 members drawn, mainly from the UCD College of Social Sciences & Law;  UCD College of Health & Agricultural Sciences, and the UCD College of Business.