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Planning for Coastal Community Resilience

Dr Linda McElduff (Ulster) Coastal communities on the island of Ireland face a range of structural and locational challenges, including changing environmental parameters and the risk of specific coastal hazards. Such challenges have clear implications for the planning and regeneration of coastal resorts, as well as integrated coastal management. Some coastal communities are seeking to … Read morePlanning for Coastal Community Resilience

TRANSMANGO EU research project: a case study of scenario methodologies applied to food system planning

Dr Brídín Carroll (University College Dublin) – TRANSMANGO EU research project: a case study of scenario methodologies applied to food system planning This presentation reports on a current EU research project, TRANSMANGO, which focuses on the vulnerability and resilience of European food systems in the context of socioeconomic, behavioural, technological, institutional and agro-ecological change. TRANSMANGO … Read moreTRANSMANGO EU research project: a case study of scenario methodologies applied to food system planning

Nexus project: a case study of scenario planning methodology applied to food system planning

Dr Wayne Foord (QUB) – Nexus project: a case study of scenario planning methodology applied to food system planning. This presentation provides an introduction to scenario planning, its increasing application to food system planning, and reports on the QUB Nexus project. There is growing evidence that future food security, globally and regionally, is at risk … Read moreNexus project: a case study of scenario planning methodology applied to food system planning

Making the case for universal HPV vaccination

Dr Gillian Prue, Dr Olinda Santin, Dr Lesley Anderson, Dr Donna Graham and Prof Mark Lawler (QUB) Prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers is an increasingly prominent public health issue. The current UK strategy of vaccinating girls alone does not provide males with adequate protection against HPV infection and HPV-related diseases, particularly men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). In … Read moreMaking the case for universal HPV vaccination

Diabetes education for adults with learning disabilities: addressing the inequalities

Dr Maria Truesdale and Dr Laurence Taggart (Ulster) Health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities (LD) is a critically important issue for primary and secondary healthcare services. Although health inequalities are, to an extent avoidable, it is evident that existing patterns of healthcare provision are insufficient and likely to be in contravention of legal … Read moreDiabetes education for adults with learning disabilities: addressing the inequalities

Modernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Dr Joe Duffy, Dr Gavin Davidson (QUB), Dr Subhajit Basu (Leeds University) and Prof Katherine Pearson (Penn State University) This seminar presentation will focus on the key findings from research this team published for the Commissioner for Older People Northern Ireland (COPNI) in June 2015, the full report can be accessed here. One of the … Read moreModernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Regulation and bureaucracy – a significant source of Farmers’ stress

Mrs Ursula Walsh (Ulster) Farming is a very stressful occupation and ranks in the top ten job groups with a high mortality from suicide. This presentation aims to highlight the results of recent research (involving over 90 Northern Ireland farmers) that found that bureaucracy remains a significant cause of stress to farmers. Farmers reported that … Read moreRegulation and bureaucracy – a significant source of Farmers’ stress

Gender Equality in the Northern Ireland Public Sector – a View from the Top

Prof Joan Ballantine, Dr Graeme Banks, Prof Kathryn Haynes, Dr Melina Manochin and Mr Tony Wall (Ulster) The highly contentious issue of gender equality with regard to executive and non-executive director positions has received considerable attention in the context of the private sector. However, substantially less is known about gender equality issues at the senior … Read moreGender Equality in the Northern Ireland Public Sector – a View from the Top

Returning to STEM: interventions to support women returners after career breaks

Dr Clem Herman, Dr Elaine Thomas and Dr Katie Chicot (OU) The ratio of male to females employed in STEM-related industries in NI is 3 to 1, yet although the business case for gender equality in STEM has been well recognised in NI policy, little attention has been paid to date to the potential presented … Read moreReturning to STEM: interventions to support women returners after career breaks

Global Challenges for Inclusive and Special Education – Exploring solutions within a Community of Provision

Prof Jonathan Rix (OU) This seminar builds upon a study undertaken for the National Council for Special Education in the Republic of Ireland, examining the continuum of special education globally (Rix, Sheehy, Fletcher-Campbell, Crisp & Harper, 2013). This involved a systematic literature review of the multitude of continua associated with special education, followed by a … Read moreGlobal Challenges for Inclusive and Special Education – Exploring solutions within a Community of Provision