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 Strategic Research Priority Type of Impact
Baker, Cheryl Supporting law enforcement in the fight against cyber crime UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation (CCI) Culture, Economy and Society;
ICT
Barrett, Gavin Democracy in the European Union – getting it right UCD Sutherland School of Law Culture, Economy and Society
Brayden, David No more needles: developing oral peptide treatments for diabetes UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
UCD Conway Institute
Health
Brennan, Lorraine A new market for Vitamin D enhanced mushrooms School of Agriculture and Food Science
UCD Institute of Food & Health
Health; Agri-Food
Bury, Gerard et al The impact of GP care systems in cardiac arrest School of Medicine Health
Casey, Eoin Energy-saving UCD technology breathes new life into wastewater treatment School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Energy
Environment
ICT
Cleary, Anne Why men complete suicide School of Sociology Culture, Economy and Society;
Health
Earley, Desmond Promoting Ireland’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary choral music UCD School of Music Culture, Economy and Society
Devine, Dympna Migrant children in education School of Education
UCD Geary Institute
Culture, Economy and Society;
Health
Dimond, Will and Donaghy, Marcus The Inchicore Model School – a 21st century design on education School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy CES
Environment
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 Health
Doyle, Gerardine Health Literacy – can it make a difference? College of Business Culture, Economy and Society;
Health
Doyle, Orla Improving children’s lives – can early intervention make a difference? School of Economics
UCD Geary Institute
Culture, Economy and Society;
Health
Drummond, Anne Reducing workplace injury and illness through occupational safety training School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science Health
EIRSAT-1 Team EIRSAT-1: Ireland’s first satellite UCD Schools of Physics, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Science ICT
Farrell, David Including citizens in constitutional reform School of Politics and International Relations Culture, Economy and Society
Fitzgerald, Kelly Housing memories: the Dublin Tenements’ Museum UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore Culture, Economy and Society
Flynn, Damian Maintaining the balance of power – through engineering School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Energy
Fulton, Crystal Playing Social Roulette: The impact of gambling on individuals and society in Ireland School of Information & Communication Studies Culture, Economy and Society; Health
Gallagher, Colman Evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars School of Geography Environment
Gallagher, William; Synnott, Naoise et al Developing new treatments for triple negative breast cancer School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
School of Medicine
Health
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 ICT
Goodman, Lizbeth Technology for all: towards truly inclusive design School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering CES
Health
ICT
Gowen, Aoife Getting up close with chemistry – new perspectives on life's interactions School of Biosystems and Food Engineering Health
Heinen, Mirjam The weight of the issue: policy impact of childhood obesity surveillance in Ireland National Nutrition Surveillance Centre at UCD Health
Higgins, Des Clustal: The software at the heart of a biological revolution UCD School of Medicine Health
Hill, Emmeline Using DNA to pick a winner School of Agriculture and Food Science Agri-Food
Keaveney, Shane and Keogh, Colin The Rapid Foundation School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Culture, Economy and Society
Kelleghan, David; Hayes, Enda; Everard, Mark; Curran, Tom AmmoniaN2K: addressing atmospheric ammonia pollution UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering Environment
Lanigan, Fiona et al Defining ‘low risk’ for early stage breast cancer to avoid unnecessary treatment School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Health
Lowery, Madeleine Engineering a smarter treatment for Parkinson's Disease School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Health
ICT
Madden, David The poverty effects of a fat tax in Ireland School of Economics Culture, Economy and Society;
Health
Mark-Fitzgerald, Emily Remembering and commemorating the Irish Famine School of Art History and Cultural Policy Culture, Economy and Society
More, Simon Guiding animal health policy in Ireland and the EU School of Veterinary Medicine Agri-Food
McGee, Margaret Taking control of cancer by metastasis prevention UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science Health
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 Health
Culture, Economy and Society
Murphy, Patrick Protecting Ireland’s homes from radiation School of Mathematics and Statistics Environment
ICT
Norris, Michelle Funding Social Housing after Ireland’s economic crisis School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Culture, Economy and Society
O'Brien, Eugene How much traffic can this bridge take? School of Civil Engineering Environment
O'Cearbhaill, Eoin 3D printing to revolutionise medical devices School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Health
ICT
O’Doherty, John and
Sweeney, Torres
BioAtlantis develops novel animal health product School of Agriculture and Food Science
School of Veterinary Medicine
Agri-Food
O'Connor, Kevin Creating a Rural Hub at the Centre of the Bioeconomy Ecosystem: Repurposing the Lisheen Mine School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Agri-Food
Environment
O’Donnell, Katherine Justice for Magdalenes School of Philosophy Culture, Economy and Society
O’Reilly, Gary and
Coyle, David
Using technology to support mental health in young people School of Psychology
School of Computer Science
Health
ICT
Culture, Economy and Society
Parnell, Andrew You are what you eat (and we can tell!) School of Mathematics and Statistics and Insight Centre Agri-Food
ICT
Environment
Perry, Antoinette epiCaPture: A Urine Test to Catch Prostate Cancer UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science Health
Pine, Emilie Communicating the legacy of child abuse and helping victims heal UCD School of English, Drama and Film Culture, Economy & Society, ICT
Scott, Mark & Lennon, Michael Eco-Plan: upping the game for green spaces in urban planning School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Environment
Stanton, Kenneth Closer to the sun – a mission critical spacecraft surface coating School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Environment
Sun, Da-Wen A fresh look at freezing foods: new technology to preserve nutrients School of Biosystems and Food Engiennering Agri-Food
ICT
Staszewski, R. Bogdan Smart science to power the Internet of Things School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ICT
Trotta, Antonia Protecting our brains with safer helmets UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Health
Walsh, Patrick Paul Advocating for the Role of Academia, Science and Technology in the UN Sustainable Development Goals School of Politics and International Relations Culture, Economy and Society
Zhao, Yaqian Constructed wetlands: from waste to oasis School of Civil Engineering Environment

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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