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UCD Geary Research Day 2018

On Thursday December 13th 2018 we held a Research Day at Geary to exhibit the depth and breadth of ongoing research at the Geary Institute.  Over 20 Geary fellows and their colleagues made short presentations outlining their research, and PhD students based at Geary showed posters of their own work. This was a great opportunity to see the extensive range of policy-oriented research that is being conducted at Geary.


9.30: Registration & Coffee

10.00: Introduction and Welcome

10.15-11.45 Session 1


Niamh Hardiman

Vulnerability in the European periphery

Roland Erne

Labour Politics and the EU’s new economic governance regime. Methodological innovations and challenges 

Jennifer Todd and John Coakley

Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland: Perspectives from Within

Patrick Paul Walsh, Enda Murphy, David Horan and Aparajita Banerjee

Framework for Achieving the Environmental SDGs in Ireland

Daniel Capistrano

Can European Social Survey data be used to monitor the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Diane Payne, Dynamics Lab

"Demonstrating Real-time, Transparency of Paid-for Political Ads on Social Media during a Political Campaign – A Case Study of 2018 Irish Referendum on the Eighth Amendment"


11.45-12.15  Coffee

12.15-13.00 Poster Session

13.00-13.45  Lunch

13.45-15.15 Session 2


Chris Whelan

The Great Recession, Inequality and Trends in the Impact of Social Class

Stephan Köppe

Private Welfare Providers and Intergenerational Transfers

Benjamin Elsner

Immigration and the Welfare State

Orla Doyle

Tracking the PFL Cohort at Age 9 – continuity or dissolution of treatment effects?

Dympna Devine, Jennifer Symonds, Seaneen Sloan, Deirdre McGillicuddy, Mags Crean, Emma Farrell, Abbie Cahoon and Julie Hogan, Elizabeth Tobin

Children's School Lives: a national longitudinal cohort study of primary education in Ireland

Liam Delaney

Behavioural economics and public policy research at Geary Institute


15.15-15.30 Coffee

15.30-17.00 Session 3


Gerardine Doyle, Lisa Marriott, Marius Claudy, Shane O’Donnell

Sweet efforts are better than sweet words: using a ‘wicked problem’ lens to analyse sugar tax policies and its implications for the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Susi Geiger

Re-organising healthcare markets for the common good - a conceptual framework

Kalpana Shankar, Lai Ma, Pablo Lucas, Junwen Luo

Modelling the Peer Review Process at Science Foundation Ireland

Slawa Rokicki

Cost-effectiveness of a mobile Health-supported lifestyle intervention for improved maternal and infant health

Sarah Donnelly, Anne O’Loughlin, Phil Butler, Paul Carroll

Exploring Patient, Family Member and Professional Perspectives of Rehabilitation Hospital Family Meetings Using a Participatory Action Research Approach

Philip O’Connell @ UCD Geary – A new initiative at Geary

17.00 Poster Award followed by drinks reception