The UCD Geary Institute 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 and research centres, and brings together researchers to stimulate discussion on theories, methodologies and empirical results. The main disciplines at Geary include: Demography, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The Institute complements and extends the core research expertise of UCD Schools and Institutes interwoven with international and national partnerships.
Principles of Membership
Geary Fellows are at the centre of activities. They are UCD faculty members with an excellent track record in research and highly regarded publications. Fellows should play an active role within the institute in terms of organising research activities, and supervising Ph.D. students. To stimulate discussion and interaction between fellows, Ph.D. students and visitors, the fellows may organise seminar series, symposia and workshops. Fellows disseminate their research results in the Institute Working Paper Series. International scholars visit the institute to collaborate with Geary Fellows.
Criteria for Geary Membership:
- Alignment of research interests with the Geary mission.
- Record of excellence in research and publication.
- Evidence-based contribution to policy formation and public debate.