Articles and Scholarly Publications from UCD
Browse articles below containing insight and analysis from UCD academics and research staff.
Covid vaccine trials were a triumph – now we need a similar system for antibiotics
Dr Claas Kirchhelle, UCD School of History and Dr Rebecca Glover, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, examine what can be learned the from unprecedented coordination of covid vaccine clinical trials. Read more.
Covid-19: the first study to look at whether fake news actually changes people’s behaviour
Associate Professor Ciara Greene from UCD School of Psychology takes a look at the true impact of the wave of misinformation that sruged alongside Covid-19 in the early stages of the pandemic. Read more.
Vaccine hoarding by West threatens global democracy
Seána Glennon, PhD candidate at UCD Sutherland School of Law and chief outreach officer at UCD Centre for Constitutional Studies, explores how autocratic regimes grow in soft power as they help vulnerable nations the West ignores. Read more.
To effectively neutralise coronavirus, we must fight it at a local level
Post Doctoral Research Fellow at UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Dr Mark Roe writes that in order to beat Covid, testing, tracing and isolation support at community level is required. Read more.
Parent Voices: Edu-Parenting during Covid-19
Dr Deirdre McGillicuddy from UCD School of Education joins fellow home-schooling mothers to give the perspective of a primary-school parent, in Ireland's Education Yearbook 2020. Read more.
Covid-19 delivers valuable lessons on how science operates
Dr Shane Bergin from UCD School of Education writes that we should consider how science is funded, debated and taught if we are to capitalise on a reconceptualised view of it following Covid-19. Read more.
Recreating climate of trust in experts essential for beating Covid-19
Professor Maria Baghramian, Head of UCD School of Philosophy and PERITIA - Public Trust in Expertise, and Dr Shane Bergin, UCD School of Education say mistrust created by socioeconomic and political complexities must be addressed. Read more.
Lockdown becomes more tolerable when it's of our own choosing
Dr Lisa Foran from UCD School of Philosophy writes in the Sunday Independent about how we can approach thiking about what is the most rational and morally right thing for us to do ourselves at this juncture. Read more.
Covid puts poor urban planning and unhealthy lifestyles in focus
Mark Roe is a post-doctoral researcher at the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, and writes that dangerous contributory factors are making Covid more deadly. Read more.
Op Ed: We need localised Covid-19 solutions – not lockdown
Coping with Coronavirus: If You Want To Be Heard, Listen (Blog)
Prof Brendan Kelly, visiting Professor of Psychiatry at UCD School of Medicine, writes in Pschology Today about the importance of emotional awareness for good mental health and navigating a world turned upside down. Read more.
How to protect your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic
Prof Brendan Kelly, visiting Professor of Psychiatry at UCD School of Medicine, writes in The Medical Independent on ways to cope with the psychological strain of these extraordinary times. Read more.
We need to know why Covid-19 affects minority groups more
Dr Arman Rahman, Translational Research and Engagement Manager in UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, reflects on why black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are at greater risk of dying from the virus. Read more.
We face a post Covid-19 tsunami of mental illness
Adjunct Professor at UCD School of Psychology, Dr Tony Bates anticipates many more cases of mental illness as a result of Covid-19 and says in The Irish Times recovery must restore the socioeconomic drivers of good mental health. Read more.
How likely am I going to die from the Coronavirus?
Marko Bralic, student in the UCD Data Journalism CPD programme, in UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, looks at mortality versus infection rates in pandemic, in the UCD Data Journalism Studio. Read more.
We’ve lost control of the bedtime routine. How can we get back on track?
The hidden patterns behind the Covid-19 map of Dublin
Marko Bralic, student in the UCD Data Journalism CPD programme, in UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, uses the data lens, in the UCD Data Journalism Studio. Read more.
Covid storm has raged but we've built up our defences
How lockdown restrictions have changed life in Ireland
Claudia Dalby, student in the UCD Data Journalism CPD programme, in UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, looks at life under lockdown, in the UCD Data Journalism Studio. Read more.
Challenging Circumstances: we need international guidelines for human infection studies
Dr Claas Kirchhelle, based at the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, examines the ethics of controlled human infection studies, with fellow Oxford Martin Fellow Dr Samantha Vanderslott on Medium.com. Read more.
Working Under Pandemic in Ireland
Xiaomin Liu and Claudia Dalby, students in the UCD Data Journalism CPD programme, in UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, looks at changes to worklife thanks to Covid-19, in the UCD Data Journalism Studio. Read more.
Bayes’ Theorem: How Mathematicians Ruined Population Testing for Everyone
Time to pay essential workers properly?
Marko Bralic and Mary McCarthy, students in the UCD Data Journalism CPD programme, in UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, think it's time to put our money where our mouth is, in the UCD Data Journalism Studio. Read more.
Computer Science Research and the Covid -19 Pandemic
Dr Colm Ryan, Professor John Murphy, Abeba Birhane, Dr Gavin McArdle, Associate Professor Michela Bertolotto, Dr Andrew Hines, Dr Anca Jurcut and Professor Barry Smyth from UCD School of Computer Science discuss the role of computer science in addressing the challenges of the pandemic. Read more.
Digital Public Health Doesn’t Have to Compromise on Trust
Dr Marguerite Barry from UCD School of Information and Communication Studies tells Silicon Republic why human-centred design is essential for effective and trustworthy digital public health strategies, such as contact tracing. Read more.
UCD expert calls for Covid-19 safety incentives for businesses to help better protect workers
Professor Mark Pagell says Governments should incentivise companies to invest in Covid-19 safety measures, following research by Pagell and Professor Brian Fynes, Mary Parkinson and Michalis Louis of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Read more.
Professor Diane Negra from UCD School of English, Drama and Film writes on the UCD Clinton Institute's blog 'America Unfiltered' about the role of television in daily life during the pandemic. Read More.
Covid19 And Older People: A Shameful Time For Change
Dr Sarah Donnelly from UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, and Dr Marita O’Brien ask how lost lives can become a beacon for social change in how we provide care and support for older people? Read more.
Youth Mental Health Advice in Covid-19 Lockdown
Dr John Sharry, an Adjunct Professor in UCD School of Psychology, advises parents on how to manage conflict among their children and how to support family realtionships during the lockdown. Read more.
Covid-19 delivers valuable lessons on how science operates
Dr Shane Bergin from UCD School of Education op ed on how openness around scientific expertise can help build public trust in handling the Covid-19 crisis. Read more.
Youth Mental Health Advice in Covid-19 Lockdown
Dr John Sharry, an Adjunct Professor in UCD School of Psychology, addresses the concerns and difficulties faced by a young people in the lockdown, in a response to one parent's letter to The Irish Times. Read more.
BCG and Covid-19
Professor Stephen Gordon from UCD School of Veterinary Medicine looks at the history behind the vaccine raising hopes in the fight against Covid-19 and asks if those hopes are founded or wise. Read more.
Agri-food: A changing world
UCD Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics Michael Wallace from UCD School Agriculture and Food Science talks to Miriam Atkins in Irish Farmers Monthly about how Covid-19 is creating a new economic and trade landscape for Ireland's agri-food industry. Read more.
Study: COVID-19, How does it affect you?
A team of researchers at UCD College of Business is engaged in a European study about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s daily lives. Read more.
Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to More Covid-19 Deaths
Dr Claas Kirchhelle, based at the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, writes for Scientific American with Adam Roberts and Andrew C. Singer. Read more.
Data in the Time of Corona
A philosopher in Italian coronavirus lockdown on how to think positively about isolation
How to Understand Trust in Expertise in times of Covid-19
Look out for Covid-19 related articles and scholarly publications from Horizon 2020 project consortium Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action (PEriTia). Read more.
Covid-19 CyberSecurity Impact: Increased Risk of Insider Threats?
Dr Anca Jurcut from UCD School of Computer Science and Guerrino Mazzarolo reflect on the increase in cyber crime during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.
Pandemic Fiction and Covid-19
A Day in the Life: Covid-19 testing volunteer
PhD candidate and research assistant in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre, Mariam Marai reveals her experience volunteering in the recently established Covid-19 testing laboratory in St Vincent’s University Hospital. Read more.
Infectious Diseases Research Landscape
Contagion, Biopolitics and Cultural Memory
Find blogs and podcasts from Contagion, Biopolitics and Cultural Memory, a project using large scale historical datasets to understand contemporary attitudes and improve public health outcomes, including contributions from Professor Gerardine Meaney on representation of contagious disease in the British Library Nineteenth Century Corpus. Read more.
Initiative Ireland Launches Housing 2020 Report with Focus on Homelessness and Covid-19
A Day in the Life: Covid-19 contact tracing volunteer
Could Empty Offices Caused by Covid-19 Suit Introverts?
Dr Annette Clancy from UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy, who specialises in the study of workplace relations, talks to BBC's Russell Padmore about the differences between reserved and outgoing employees. Listen back.
Childbirth Can’t be Postponed: How Holles Street is coping
Associate Professor Emilie Pine from UCD School of English, Drama and Film, and current writer in residence at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), writes about how new life goes on at NMH but with new Covid-19 rules and safety procedures. Read More.
Responses from Social Sciences to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Covid-19: Insights from history
Dr Claas Kirchhelle, from the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, co-authors a blog for Oxford with Mark Harrison and Sarah Whitebloom. Read more.
Why we Should Follow the Rules
No Signs of Lock-down Fatigue in Ireland...Yet
How Philosophy Can Help Our Mental Wellbeing