UCD Impact Case Studies

 

At UCD, our research makes a difference.

Through the collection of case studies below you can see how our research is making a real impact in areas such as: Agri-food, Culture, Economy and Society, Environment, Health and ICT.

 


 

Researcher Name
(A – Z)
Title of Case Study School / Institute Type of Impact
Baker, Cheryl Supporting law enforcement in the fight against cyber crime UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation (CCI)
Barrett, Gavin Democracy in the European Union – getting it right UCD Sutherland School of Law
Bonnin, Christine Improving the livelihoods of marginalised groups in Vietnam UCD School of Geography
Brayden, David No more needles: developing oral peptide treatments for diabetes UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
UCD Conway Institute
Brennan, Lorraine A new market for Vitamin D enhanced mushrooms School of Agriculture and Food Science
UCD Institute of Food & Health
Bury, Gerard et al The impact of GP care systems in cardiac arrest School of Medicine
Casey, Eoin Energy-saving UCD technology breathes new life into wastewater treatment School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
Cleary, Anne Why men complete suicide School of Sociology
Coastal Communities Adapting Together Supporting climate action through tree planting UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Cox, Catherine ‘Out of sight, out of mind’: changing public perceptions of the mental health crisis in Irish prisons School of History
Earley, Desmond Promoting Ireland’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary choral music UCD School of Music
Devine, Dympna Migrant children in education School of Education
UCD Geary Institute
Diabetes Complications Research Centre (UCD DCRC) Addressing the stigma faced by people living with obesity UCD School of Medicine, Conway Institute
Dimond, Will and Donaghy, Marcus The Inchicore Model School – a 21st century design on education School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Dooley, Barbara; Fitzgerald, Amanda and O’Connor, Clíodhna My World Survey: improving youth mental health in Ireland Youth Mental Health Lab, UCD School of Psychology
Doyle, Gerardine Health Literacy – can it make a difference? College of Business
Doyle, Orla Improving children’s lives – can early intervention make a difference? School of Economics
UCD Geary Institute
Drummond, Anne Reducing workplace injury and illness through occupational safety Educational School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science
EIRSAT-1 Team EIRSAT-1: Ireland’s first satellite UCD Schools of Physics, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Science
Farrell, David Including citizens in constitutional reform School of Politics and International Relations
Fitzgerald, Kelly Housing memories: the Dublin Tenements’ Museum UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
Flynn, Damian Maintaining the balance of power – through engineering School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Fulton, Crystal Playing Social Roulette: The impact of gambling on individuals and society in Ireland School of Information & Communication Studies
Gallagher, Colman Evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars School of Geography
Gallagher, William; Synnott, Naoise et al Developing new treatments for triple negative breast cancer School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
School of Medicine
Gaynor, Keith Helping people cope during COVID-19 UCD School of Psychology
Gibbons, Pat Building Resilience through Education: A Model for Sustainability in Education, Research and Innovation UCD School of Agriculture and UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action
González, Ainhoa Planning for sustainability through Environmental Sensitivity Mapping UCD School of Geography, Earth Institute
Goodman, Lizbeth Technology for all: towards truly inclusive design School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Gowen, Aoife Getting up close with chemistry – new perspectives on life's interactions School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
Harford, Judith et al. Girls in STEM: changing attitudes and increasing diversity UCD School of Education, UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics
Heinen, Mirjam The weight of the issue: policy impact of childhood obesity surveillance in Ireland National Nutrition Surveillance Centre at UCD
Higgins, Des Clustal: The software at the heart of a biological revolution UCD School of Medicine
Hill, Emmeline Using DNA to pick a winner School of Agriculture and Food Science
Irish Critical Care-Clinical Trials Network Improving outcomes of critically ill patients with COVID-19 UCD School of Medicine
Keaveney, Shane and Keogh, Colin The Rapid Foundation School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Keenahan, Jennifer Protecting the built environment from the effects of wind UCD School of Civil Engineering
Keenan, Marie Reimagining justice and healing after sexual violence UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
Kelleghan, David; Hayes, Enda; Everard, Mark; Curran, Tom AmmoniaN2K: addressing atmospheric ammonia pollution UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering
Kirchhelle , Claas Typhoidland: using the past to inform the present and future of typhoid control UCD School of History
Lanigan, Fiona et al Defining ‘low risk’ for early stage breast cancer to avoid unnecessary treatment School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
Lowery, Madeleine Engineering a smarter treatment for Parkinson's Disease School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Madden, David The poverty effects of a fat tax in Ireland School of Economics
Maguire, Patricia AI_PREMie: saving lives of mothers and babies using AI UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
Mark-Fitzgerald, Emily Remembering and commemorating the Irish Famine School of Art History and Cultural Policy
McAuliffe, Fionnuala Right technology, right time: how the PEARs app is improving pregnancy outcomes UCD School of Medicine
More, Simon Guiding animal health policy in Ireland and the EU School of Veterinary Medicine
McGee, Margaret Taking control of cancer by metastasis prevention UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science
Muckley, Cal et al. Protecting older adults against financial exploitation UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy
Mukonka, Victor and Fitzpatrick, Patricia Intervention of mother and baby pack to increase institutional deliveries in rural Zambia School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science
Murphy, Patrick Protecting Ireland’s homes from radiation School of Mathematics and Statistics
Nolan, Kevin Reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in hospitals UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Norris, Michelle Funding Social Housing after Ireland’s economic crisis School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
O'Brien, Denise et al. The Labour Hopscotch Framework: improving outcomes for mother and baby UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems; The National Maternity Hospital
O'Brien, Eugene How much traffic can this bridge take? School of Civil Engineering
O'Cearbhaill, Eoin 3D printing to revolutionise medical devices School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
O’Donnell, Shane #WeAreNotWaiting: tackling diabetes through patient-led research and open-source innovation
UCD School of Sociology
O’Doherty, John and
Sweeney, Torres
BioAtlantis develops novel animal health product School of Agriculture and Food Science
School of Veterinary Medicine
O'Connor, Kevin Creating a Rural Hub at the Centre of the Bioeconomy Ecosystem: Repurposing the Lisheen Mine School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
O’Donnell, Katherine Justice for Magdalenes School of Philosophy
O’Reilly, Gary and
Coyle, David
Using technology to support mental health in young people School of Psychology
School of Computer Science
Parnell, Andrew You are what you eat (and we can tell!) School of Mathematics and Statistics and Insight Centre
Perry, Antoinette epiCaPture: A Urine Test to Catch Prostate Cancer UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science
Pilla, Francesco iSCAPE: improving the smart control of air pollution in Europe UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Pine, Emilie Communicating the legacy of child abuse and helping victims heal UCD School of English, Drama and Film
Ricci, Liana Improving adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan cities UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Riley, Heidi Promoting women in peace mediation across the island of Ireland UCD School of Politics and International Relations, Institute for British-Irish Studies
Scott, Mark & Lennon, Michael Eco-Plan: upping the game for green spaces in urban planning School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
Sheridan, Helen et al. SmartGrass: improving the sustainability of livestock farming UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science
Stanton, Kenneth Closer to the sun – a mission critical spacecraft surface coating School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Sun, Da-Wen A fresh look at freezing foods: new technology to preserve nutrients School of Biosystems and Food Engiennering
Staszewski, R. Bogdan Smart science to power the Internet of Things School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Theodoraki, Eleni Promoting policies for sustainable mega-sport events UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Thornton, Liam Ending direct provision UCD Sutherland School of Law
Trotta, Antonia Protecting our brains with safer helmets UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Walsh, Patrick Paul Advocating for the Role of Academia, Science and Technology in the UN Sustainable Development Goals School of Politics and International Relations
Zhao, Yaqian Constructed wetlands: from waste to oasis School of Civil Engineering

The UCD College of Engineering and Architecture has produced a number of impact case studies relating to research from the College.
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