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Moore Institute PhD Slides 2015-2016

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Moore Institute PhD Slides 2015-2016

  1. 1. PhD Projects Facing Criminal Proceeding in Ireland with Limited Knowledge of the English Language PhD Student Maria Manuela de Almeida Silva School of Law Hardiman Research Building Funding: Facing Criminal Proceeding in Ireland with Limited Knowledge of the English Language
  2. 2. PhD Projects Phenomenology, Autobiography, and Narrative Strategies in Valerio Magrelli’s Nel condominio di carne. PhD Student Mario Inglese School of Languages Italian Hardiman Research Building Funding: NUIG Narrating the Body
  3. 3. PhD Projects Innovation in Heritage Education: Towards a Synthesis of Informal and Formal Learning PhD Student Sally McHugh  School of Education Hardiman Research Building Funding:
  4. 4. PhD Projects PhD Student Clíona Hensey French Hardiman Research Building Funding: Reconstructive performances of memory and trauma in autobiographical writing by daughters of harkis Irish Research Council My research explores the autobiographical writing of daughters of harkis (Algerian men who fought as auxiliary soldiers in the French army during the Algerian War of Independence, 1954-1962). I examine the role of these second-generation authors in contesting the stigma and myths surrounding this community through their creative, reconstructive engagement with the legacy of their fathers’ traumatic memories and their own complex identities.
  5. 5. PhD Projects PhD Student Vincent Fahy School of Sociology and Political Science Hardiman Research Building An examination of Irish small-scale fishers’ levels of participation in EU policy formation
  6. 6. PhD Projects PhD Student Liam Farrell School of Political Science and Sociology Hardiman Research Building Funding: (Re)presentations of ‘the Republic’: A discursive approach to a shared republican identity in modern Ireland Galway Doctoral Scholarship This study seeks to genealogically trace the uses and definitions of ‘the Republic’ in Irish political discourse, so as to capture the complexity of the concept, which has evolved in meaning and context in a struggle for ownership of the term. The present study aims to understand, through theoretical & archival research and the analyses of texts and contexts, the apparatuses by which the meaning of ‘the Republic’ has become temporarily fixed and subsequently reactivated in contestation over its content and character.
  7. 7. PhD Projects PhD Student Tony King Moore Institute History, School of Humanities Hardiman Research Building Funding: A Question of Leadership? John Redmond and Irish American Constitutional Nationalism, 1901-18 NUI Galway Doctoral Scholarship 2014-18 This project involves an analysis of the relationship between the Irish Parliamentary Party and its transnational affiliate the United Irish League of America. In particular it questions whether the subordinate role afforded to the Irish American organization was in the Irish Party’s best interests. Sample image
  8. 8. PhD Projects PhD Student Bernadette O’Brien School of History and Archaeology Hardiman Research Building Funding: Before, During and After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the Diocese of Ossory c. 1480-1580: An historical, Landscape and Architectural Study. Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship This will be a multi-disciplinary study, which will encompass historical, archaeological, architectural, iconographical as well as some theological aspects. Questions and outlines include; How vibrant was the Church in this period? Was the Church in need of Reform? How did the Reform and Dissolution affect the buildings, landscape and people?
  9. 9. PhD Projects A study on the discussion of anxieties related to the use of the corpses of the pauper for dissection in Victorian cheap serialized fiction. PhD Student Anna Gasperini English Hardiman Research Building Dissecting the Monster - Mapping Discourses of Medicine, Ethics, and Monstrosity in the Victorian Penny Blood
  10. 10. PhD Projects Study on the international legal regime on enforced disappearances and its implementation PhD Student Tanja Florath Irish Centre for Human Rights Hardiman Research Building Funding: Effective Protection from Enforced Disappearance in Southeast Asia
  11. 11. PhD Projects PhD Student Sharon Walker School of Law Hardiman Research Building The Disproportionate Increase in Custodial Sentences for Female Offenders Despite the creation of policies aimed at reducing the use of short prison sentences given to female offenders, numbers continue to increase. This research examines the gap between policy and practice.
  12. 12. PhD Projects PhD Student Michael Mc Namara School of Education Hardiman Research Building Funding: Exploring the Impact of Standardised Assessment in Primary Schools in Ireland: Key Actor Perspectives. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment This study aims to investigate the impact of standardised assessment within the Irish primary school context. Qualitative data which has been obtained from teachers, principals and assessment experts (via online questionnaires and face-to-face interviews) provides the researcher with an opportunity to explore the manner in which this form of assessment has impacted upon pupils, teachers and schools within the primary school context, as well as how it has influenced the formation of assessment policy at a national level.
  13. 13. PhD Projects PhD Student Jennifer Kilroy J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics Dept. of Management Hardiman Research Building Funding: The role of Front Line Managers in the HRM-Performance Link Exploring the ‘black box’ of the HRM-Performance Link Case-study evidence of the front line manager role Behavioural focus through the lens of Social Exchange Theory Empirical research conducted in both Mexico and Ireland Advanced Quantitative Methods to assess employee impact Key Finding: Front Line Managers are both masters and victims of human resource policies, with significant opportunity to impact employee attitudes and behaviours
  14. 14. PhD Projects PhD Student Eamonn T. Gardiner Dept. of History Hardiman Research Building Trauma and the Auxiliary Division, RIC Exploring possible links between traumatic incidents during the Anglo-Irish War (1920-1922) and the later onset of symptoms congruent with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in members of the Auxiliary Division, Royal Irish Constabulary. Cadet Herbert Claude Frecker
  15. 15. PhD Projects PhD Student Christine Neer Old & Middle Irish and Celtic Studies School of Humanities Hardiman Research Building A Study of Tochmarca ‘Wooing Tales’ in Old, Middle, and Early-Modern Irish Literature Tochmarca are concerned with the courtships of royal or heroic individuals. Significantly, ‘wooed’ women play crucial, active roles in the tochmarc’s events. Women’s skills are verbal and they display great dexterity in speech- acts such as riddling dialogue, poetic recitation, and keening. Some women also claim self-ownership by eloping, or arranging their own marriages. I am interested, therefore, in women’s oral performances in tochmarca as unique forms of gendered agency, as well as images of women as physically active agents.
  16. 16. PhD Projects PhD Student Silvia Gagliardi Irish Centre for Human Rights School of Law Hardiman Research Building Funding Post-2011 Morocco: more or fewer rights for minority and indigenous women? Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (2014-2018) My doctoral project aims to unveil how minority and indigenous women narrate and interpret human rights and gender equality in post-2011 Morocco. Through the analysis of silenced voices, muted narratives and power relations, my research also attempts to shed light on the often “uncomfortable marriage” between minority’s and women’s rights and how the former can be at times be detrimental to the latter.
  17. 17. PhD Projects PhD Student Ioannis Doukas Classics Hardiman Research Building Funding: A digital representation of reception and intertextuality in late Greek Epic This project focuses on three Trojan War-themed epic poems of Late Antiquity (2nd-6th century AD) and seeks to apply digital methods and techniques for representing intertextuality within a electronic resource.
  18. 18. PhD Projects PhD Student Rachel Parry. Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance. Hardiman Research Building Funding: Danced Narratives of Intellectually Disabled Lives: New Models of Process and Practice Irish Research Council Scholar A practice-based research investigation of temporality in independent learning disabled choreographic practice. Sample image
  19. 19. PhD Projects PhD Student Gary Goggins School of Political Science and Sociology Hardiman Research Building Funding: Public food consumption and the role of organisations in supporting sustainable food systems This research focuses on food consumption outside home and the contribution of large-scale organisations (e.g. employers, hospitals, universities) to the development of sustainable food systems. The project adopts a multi- method case study approach that combines quantitative and qualitative research techniques including semi- structured interviews, quantitative food sustainability assessment and observation. Recent publication: Goggins, G. & Rau, H. (2016) Beyond calorie counting: Assessing the sustainability of food provided for public consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production. 112, pp 257-266
  20. 20. PhD Projects The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-49 PhD Student Martin O’Donoghue History, School of Humanities Hardiman Research Building Funding:
  21. 21. PhD Projects PhD Student Alison Herbert Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, ILAS NUI, Galway Hardiman Research Building What are the perspectives on ageing amongst mid-life women in Connemara? An in-depth, exploratory study, from a lifecourse perspective, of the ageing process amongst a diversity of mid-life women (45-65 years old), living in rural Connemara
  22. 22. PhD Projects PhD Student Sinéad Mc Glacken UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre School of Political Science and Sociology. Hardiman Research Building Funding: Exploring the role of early years’ services for families with English as an Additional Language in Ireland today: supports, barriers, interaction and participation This research is concerned with developing an understanding of the lived experience of children and families for whom English is an additional language in education and care settings in Ireland today. It aims to focus on the competencies, possibilities and promise of families and communities and to develop needs-led responses; to understand how and where families participate and get support; to explore whether Early Childhood Education and Care settings as formal and informal support networks for families or ’Communities of care’ have a role to play in family support systems.
  23. 23. PhD Projects PhD Student Name Centre/Institute (if relevant) Discipline/School Hardiman Research Building Funding: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescent females: manifestation, academic performance and social experience in Ireland Name of funder if relevant, with logo Examining the impact of ADHD in the lives of young women ages 13 to 20, and the views and experiences of educators who support students with ADHD in secondary schools throughout Ireland.
  24. 24. PhD Projects Developing innovative video resources that are designed to promote interest and engagement in the secondary science classroom. PhD Student Martin McHugh School of Education Hardiman Research Building Funding: Science Hooks - Novel Education Resource Design
  25. 25. PhD Projects A Study of Visual and Literary Representation of the Franklin Search Expeditions to the Arctic (1847-59) PhD Student Eavan O’Dochartaigh Moore Institute Hardiman Research Building Funding: From Science to Sensation Hardiman Scholarship Fund
  26. 26. PhD Projects PhD Student Eamonn Furey School of Political Science & Sociology Hardiman Research Building Funding: A Critical Analysis of the HSCL and its Effectiveness in Reducing Inequalities in Irish Secondary Schools Self Funded Researching the effectiveness of integrated policy responses in reducing inequality in Irish secondary schools through a critical analysis of the Home, School and Community Liaison Programme.
  27. 27. PhD Projects PhD Student Suzanne van Osch Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) Whitaker Institute Hardiman Research Building Funding: Analysing the Market Potential of Sustainability in Aquaculture Funded by the Beaufort Research Awards Fish farming is criticized for negatively influencing the environment. This PhD analyses the potential of a specific form of aquaculture, where several species are combined in a production process to create an artificial eco-system. The environmental impact of such a fish farm is believed to be lower. This PhD aims to analyse the financial feasibility of this production system and to determine consumers’ attitudes of and value for sustainability in seafood production.
  28. 28. PhD Projects Autonomous Weapon Systems: Can their use be amenable to international law? PhD Student Peter Gallagher Irish Centre for Human Rights Hardiman Research Building Funding: Self funded! Fully autonomous weapons are designed to engage targets without any involvement of a human being. Often referred to as 'Killer Robots‘, the computers are programmed to 'decide' whether a human or object is to be ‘engaged’. The Law of Armed Conflict (also called International Humanitarian Law) proscribes when it is legal to engage a target in armed conflict. This project will research whether autonomous weapon systems can operate within the terms of the Law of Armed Conflict.
  29. 29. PhD Projects PhD Student Eoin Cullina LERO BIS, J.E Cairnes School of Business & Economics Hardiman Research Building Funding: CHARACTERISING CROWDSOURCING: A FIRST PRINCIPLES RECONSTRUCTION OF THE CROWDSOURCING CONCEPT • IRC RPG2013-6 SFI/HEA • SFI 10/CE/11855 This research forms part of an Irish Research Council Project examining the Impact of Publically Funded Research, Development and Innovation (RDI). The project is looking at the prospective use of crowdsourcing by scientific research funding agencies. Qualitative, interpretivist approaches are used in the construction of a framework for the evalaution of crowdsourcing practices.
  30. 30. PhD Projects PhD Student Martin Keaveney English dept. Hardiman Research Building Funding: The research consists of an examination of John McGahern’s process of composition using archives stored at NUIG. The practice section involves the completion of a novel based on adolescence. The John McGahern archive and a novel on adolescence (practice-based).
  31. 31. PhD Projects PhD Student Giada Lagana School of Political Science and Sociology Hardiman Research Building Funding: The European context in Northern Ireland: a new political dimension Galway doctoral research scholarship scheme My thesis aims to understand how the EU committed itself and its bodies to contribute to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. It will explore the EU Policy process in Northern Ireland since the Haagerup Report of 1984; the Regional and Cohesion policies and all the intergovernmental bargains and the creation of a new policy network, which will lead to the PEACE package in Northern Ireland. Sample image
  32. 32. PhD Projects PhD Student Michael Doherty Hardiman Research Building Funding: The Use & Representation of Classical Themes & Imagery in Victorian Art as Part of a Colonial Discourse on Empire
  33. 33. PhD Projects PhD Student Rafael de Andrade Moral ESALQ-USP (Brazil) / NUIG School of Maths Hardiman Research Building Funding: Statistical Models for Entomological Data FAPESP (Brazil) This project aims to develop statistical models to analyse data from different insect studies focusing on insect ecology and biological control.
  34. 34. PhD Projects PhD Student Paula Byrne JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics Hardiman Research Building Funding: Medicalisation in Ireland – a mixed methods analysis using the case of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease Medicalisation is the process by which non- medical problems become defined and treated as medical problems or disorders. The aim of this research is to examine the how and why of medicalisation in Ireland, in the context of high cholesterol and statin prescription for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  35. 35. PhD Projects Can Reading Change the Way You Live? PhD Student Kathleen Pacious English Irish Research Council Scholar Hardiman Research Building Funding: The Ethics of Narrative Form in Gaskell, Dickens, and Eliot
  36. 36. PhD Projects Shakespeare in Modern Irish Theatre: Performance and Cultural Politics PhD Student Emer McHugh Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance/School of Humanities Moore Institute Hardiman Research Building Funding: My research explores the cultural politics of Shakespeare performance in Ireland 1969-2016, investigating performance through changing stages of Irish national identity. Through considering Irish Shakespeare on national, regional, independent, and global platforms, I will display the different forms that it takes on different stages. (l-r) Conor Madden as Hamlet in Pan Pan’s The Rehearsal: Playing the Dane (2010); Aisling O’Sullivan as Henry V in Druid Theatre’s DruidShakespeare (2015). Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
  37. 37. PhD Projects PhD Student Dan Dwyer Huston School of Film and Digital Media Hardiman Research Building Media practices and identity formation among the Irish in England. An exploration of everyday media use as a factor in the formation of a sense of Irishness in England. Kings (2007)
  38. 38. PhD Projects PhD Student Edward Knapp Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc Athenry Discipline of Economics Hardiman Research Building Funding: A Heterogeneous Systems Model of Irish Dairy Farms Name of funder if relevant, with logo Using satellite, survey, and climate data to help Irish farmers reduce costs and improve global competitiveness.
  39. 39. PhD Projects PhD Student John Singleton Moore Institute English Hardiman Research Building Funding: From The Dark to The Rising Sun. Investigating the novels of John McGahern and Irish Cultural Development from the 1960s to the Twenty-First Century
  40. 40. PhD Projects PhD Student Eoghan Staunton School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics Hardiman Research Building Funding: Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems with Stochastic Noise Historically mathematicians have made widespread use of smooth, deterministic models to describe real-world phenomena. However, when modelling many real-world systems it is not always realistic to assume that the assumptions of smoothness and determinism hold. We investigate systems which are both nonsmooth and noisy, which have so far seen very limited research. In particular we wish to establish how the features of nonsmooth systems can be affected by the addition of noise and how these effects relate to real-world systems in areas such as climate change, finance and mechanics. Desertification of North Africa as a tipping event in a stochastic model. Taken from Dakos et al. (2008)
  41. 41. PhD Projects PhD Student Gavan Duffy Department of History Hardiman Research Building Funding: The Southern Dominions & the administration of the League of Nations C mandates 1914-1925 A study of the administration of mandates between 1914- 25 and the role of international oversight by the League of Nations
  42. 42. PhD Projects Study on the international legal regime on enforced disappearances and its implementation PhD Student Tanja Florath Irish Centre for Human Rights Hardiman Research Building Funding: Effective Protection from Enforced Disappearance in Southeast Asia
  43. 43. PhD Projects PhD Student Nisreen Alokbi Department of Mathematics Hardiman Research Building Funding: Groupoid Methods in Applied Topology Iraqi Government University of Wasit (Scholarship) The aims is designing and implementing algorithms that input large finite sets S of experimental data from an unknown manifold M and, using unsupervised learning, attempt to return homotopical invariants of M. Fundamental groupoid, should enable one to access slightly more subtle homotopical invariants of cellular spaces arising in application of topology.
  44. 44. PhD Projects PhD Student Gerard Madden Irish Catholic Anti-Communism in the era of John Charles McQuaid, 1940-1971. . This project increases our understanding of the politics and society of mid-twentieth century Ireland by analysing the role of Catholic anti-communism during John Charles McQuaid’s tenure as Archbishop of Dublin from 1940 to 1971. Left: Catholic Truth Society of Ireland Pamphlet, 1930s. Hardiman Research Building
  45. 45. PhD Projects The role of Sense of Community in enabling the creation of Public Value in eParticipation Architecture PhD Student Ann O’Brien Discipline of Business Information Systems, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. Hardiman Research Building Funding: This research introduces the public administration paradigm of Public Value to eParticipation research and the theory of Sense of Community (SOC) to the eParticipation research field highlighting the important mediating effects of (SOC) to critical Public Value outcomes. To recognise the impact of Web 2.0 technologies as a revolutionary force to redress the deficit in social capital.
  46. 46. PhD Projects Ciara L Murphy Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance College of Arts Hardiman Research Building Funding: ‘Feel, witness, comply, act. Active spectatorship in contemporary immersive site responsive performance. Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship An investigation of the relationship between audience and site in contemporary immersive performance. This project takes its performative case studies from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and England. Sample image The Boys of Foley Street by ANU Productions. Image courtesy of Pat Redmond
  47. 47. PhD Projects PhD Student Fabrizio Granà NUI Galway, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics Hardiman Research Building The making of sustainability through planning and reporting: Practices, discourse, and materiality Fabrizio Granà is a Ph.D. student in Management Accounting at the School of Business and Economics of the National University of Ireland, in Galway. His research interests focus on the role of Accounting and Reporting practices for sustainable development. In particular, he focuses on integrated reporting, integrated thinking and integrated management accounting practices.
  48. 48. PhD Projects PhD Student Maureen Maloney Discipline of Management NUI Galway Hardiman Research Building Funding: Impact of occupational pension scheme structure and communication on the savings behaviour of members Further Education Policy (FEP) Scheme This research uses a bounded rationality framework to examine the impact of pension scheme structure and communication on employees’ decisions impacting on the workforce contribution and participation rates.
  49. 49. PhD Projects The first industrial development legislation in the State allowed the Government to guarantee commercial loans for industry. A firm-level database has been constructed for the period 1925 to 1940 to examine the impact of the scheme and its contribution to the early evolution of industrial policy in Ireland. PhD Student Frank Conlan Centre for Irish Studies Hardiman Research Building Industrial finance in Independent Ireland: The Trade Loans (Guarantee) Acts 1924 – 1939
  50. 50. PhD Projects PhD Student Niloufar Omidi Irish Centre for Human Rights Hardiman Research Building School of Law NUI Galway Peoples’ Right to Peace: Enforcement through International Law Instruments Sample image This research aims to bring an undeveloped right, the ‘right to peace’, to the fore by exploring its structure and implementation mechanism. It identifies philosophical, social and international legal features that impact on this right. To this end, the project analyses different aspects of peace violation, such as direct and structural violence. It examines the attributed existing international jurisdiction, and the possible defence tactics against violence.
  51. 51. PhD Projects PhD Student Eoin Byrne Centre for Irish Studies NUI Galway Hardiman Research Building Funding: (De)Constructing Independent Ireland: The Cultural Politics of Narrative Experimentation in the Writings of Brian O’Nolan, Samuel Beckett, and Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Hardiman Research Scholar This project is a trilingual comparative literary study, investigating the impact of literary experimentation and compositional language choice on the literary canon of the newly independent Irish Free State, and the impact of such experimentation on the global literary reception of these writers’ texts.
  52. 52. PhD Projects PhD Student Name Muhammad Sabir Centre/Institute (if relevant) Discipline/School The Centre for Global Women's Studies Hardiman Research Building Funding: Analyzing the macroeconomic implications of Violence Against Women and Girls in Pakistan Ghana and South Sudan The Department for International Development (DfID), UK under what works to prevent violence programme component 3 To estimate the social and economic costs of intimate partner and non-intimate partner violence against women and girls to individual/household, community/business and government/state level. Based on these costs, this research provides the estimates of aggregate macroeconomic loss in Pakistan, Ghana and South Sudan.
  53. 53. PhD Projects PhD Student Carmel Lambert Discipline: English Hardiman Research Building Funding: Galway Doctoral Scholarship Scheme Inventing Liberia: Imagining and Representing Colony and Nation in American, Liberian and European Writing, 1820-1940 This project examines the various ways in which Liberia (established as a colony in 1820 and declared a republic in 1847) was imagined, constructed and represented in African-American, Liberian and European texts from 1820-1940. The unique nature of Liberia offers writers a singular paradigm that transforms and destabilises understandings of discourses regarding race, nation, colonization and the nature of dominance.
  54. 54. PhD Projects PhD Student Stefano Angeleri Irish Centre for Human Rights School of Law Hardiman Research Building Funding: The Right to Mental Health for Irregular Migrants in International Human Rights Law School of Law – NUI GALWAY This research aims to investigate two of the most neglected topics in international human rights law: the ‘mental health’ component of the ‘right to health’, and the correlative jurisdictional states’ obligations in this regard for the protection of irregular migrants. Sovereign States’ practices and laws in the social sphere addressed to this particularly vulnerable group represents a critical test to assess their compliance to commitments of universal and non-discriminatory protection of ‘human’ rights.
  55. 55. PhD Projects PhD Student Name Carol Ballantine Centre/Institute Global Women’s Studies Discipline/School Sociology & Politics Hardiman Research Building Funding: Title of your research How do shame and stigma mediate the impacts of VAWG on women in poor societies? What are the sources of VAWG-related shame and stigma? Are they internal to the individual or social? How do shame and stigma impact on women’s agency? Social Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in poor countries (Ghana, Pakistan, South Sudan)
  56. 56. PhD Projects PhD Student Edward Knapp Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc Athenry Discipline of Economics Hardiman Research Building Funding: A Heterogeneous Systems Model of Irish Dairy Farms Name of funder if relevant, with logo Using satellite, survey, and climate data to help Irish farmers reduce costs and improve global competitiveness.
  57. 57. PhD Projects PhD Student Michael O’Dowd NUIG Arts Hardiman Research Building Funding: The Speculum Matricis Hybernicum; A Mirror on Antiquity? Name of funder if relevant, with logo The Speculum Matricis Hybernicum 1670 is Ireland’s first printed book on Midwifery. Does the content reflect scientific advances of the seventeenth century, or does it simply reflect antiquity, or both?
  58. 58. PhD Projects PhD Student Sinéad Mc Glacken UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre School of Political Science and Sociology. Hardiman Research Building Funding: Exploring the role of early years’ services for families with English as an Additional Language in Ireland today: supports, barriers, interaction and participation This research is concerned with developing an understanding of the lived experience of children and families for whom English is an additional language in education and care settings in Ireland today. It aims to focus on the competencies, possibilities and promise of families and communities and to develop needs-led responses; to understand how and where families participate and get support; to explore whether Early Childhood Education and Care settings as formal and informal support networks for families or ’Communities of care’ have a role to play in family support systems.
  59. 59. PhD Projects Irish Soldiers between Risorgimento Italy and Civil War America: Transnationalism and Identity Formation PhD Student Florry O’Driscoll NUI Galway Hardiman Research Building
  60. 60. PhD Projects PhD Student Clíona Hensey French Hardiman Research Building Funding: Reconstructive performances of memory and trauma in autobiographical writing by daughters of harkis Irish Research Council My research explores the autobiographical writing of daughters of harkis (Algerian men who fought as auxiliary soldiers in the French army during the Algerian War of Independence, 1954-1962). I examine the role of these second-generation authors in contesting the stigma and myths surrounding this community through their creative, reconstructive engagement with the legacy of their fathers’ traumatic memories and their own complex identities.
  61. 61. PhD Projects PhD Student Laura Tagnin NUIG School of Education Hardiman Research Building The CLIL Science Classroom: Learning Science when the Language of Instruction is a Foreign Language Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), a classroom approach to learn a non-linguist topic through a foreign language, was originally born in Europe and it is now spreading all around the world. Whereas the advantages for learning the second language have been profusely demonstrated, what happens to to the learning of science? In particular, how can a CLIL classroom best facilitate opportunities for learning science and for making the language a resource instead of a barrier? © Jose Ortega/Van Parys Media, Brussels, Belgium
  62. 62. PhD Projects PhD Student Andrea Lynch School of Education Hardiman Research Building Funding: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescent females: manifestation, academic performance and social experience in Ireland Galway Doctoral Scholarship Examining the impact of ADHD in the lives of young women ages 13 to 20, and the views and experiences of educators who support students with ADHD in secondary schools throughout Ireland.
  63. 63. PhD Projects PhD Student DAHER AL BAYDLI School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics Hardiman Research Building Funding: Cohomology Operations on Discrete Group Iraq Government, Wassit University Developing an algorithms and software that can be used by mathematicians who wish to investigate the standard cohomology operations (cup products, Bockstein operation, Steenrod squares on the classifying space of a discrete group, Stiefel-Whitney classes of a real representation, Chern classes of a complex representation) in the cohomology group.
  64. 64. PhD Projects PhD Student John Carrigy College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies Hardiman Research Building Funding: 'This Brytish discovery and recovery enterprise': John Dee’s textual reconnaissance and the representation of Elizabethan empire This project will study the imperial writing and cartography of the Elizabethan polymath John Dee (1527- ca.1609) in the context of sixteenth-century antiquarianism and geographical thought. This project will focus on Dee’s contribution to English imperial and navigational thought during the early years of English expansion (approximately 1555-1584)
  65. 65. PhD Projects PhD Student Greg Crowley Philosophy Hardiman Research Building The Two Worlds of Edmund Husserl: World as Correlate of Consciousness and World as Lifeworld. This project seeks to clarify Husserl’s conceptions of world as described in his middle and late philosophy, trace the essential linkages between both conceptions and demonstrate that they are not mutually exclusive but, instead, unifiable models of one objective world that is not the creation of a self-referential, solipsistic consciousness.
  66. 66. PhD Projects PhD Student Hadeel Boshmaf Centre for Global Women’s Studies School of Political Science & Sociology Hardiman Research Building Funding: Women Entrepreneurs and Economic growth The University of Jordan Women entrepreneurs played an instrumental role in the economic development of nations but their role is not homogenous in each country. This research aims to explore the challenges faced by Jordanian women entrepreneurs, in particular the constraints posed by labour market and social policies that limit women’s economic participation in Jordan. The study also examines the links between women’s economic participation and economic growth to understand the critical role of women entrepreneurs in Jordan’s economy.
  67. 67. PhD Projects PhD Student Name Muhammad Sabir Centre/Institute (if relevant) Discipline/School The Centre for Global Women's Studies Hardiman Research Building Funding: National Economy and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Pakistan: In Search of Policy Choices for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth This research is funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), UK. It is part of their What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls’ programme. For more information: www.whatworks.co.za VAWG is generally treated as a social issue and a significant violation of human rights. However, there are various dimensions of VAWG, which have serious macroeconomic implications that have serious consequences for inclusive economic growth. This PhD research aims to empirically investigate these macroeconomic implications based on Social Accounting Matrix and Computable General Equilibrium model and offer policy choices for sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan.
  68. 68. PhD Projects PhD Student Massimo Cattaneo Ethnomusicology and Spanish, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures Hardiman Research Building Galway Doctoral Scholarship, NUI, Galway Between the Notes: the flute as agent of hybridisation and identity formation in Spanish Flamenco, 1975-2010. This project analyses the introduction of the flute in flamenco as part of the hybridisation process and its effects on the perception of Spanish identity.

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