Will be updated soon with 2018 information.


Spring 2016

Centre for Global Health partnership with UCD, Addis Ababa University & Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE)

Thanks to a generous grant from ESTHER Ireland, a research team comprised of Dr. Frédérique Vallières, Dr. Fiona Larkan, Professor Mac MacLachlan, and Dr. Maria Healy (UCD) will travel to Addis Ababa during mid-October to conduct a needs assessment.  The principal outcome of this visit will be to establish a research agenda that addresses key issues relating to the prevention of fistula through the provision of quality maternal care; the social, psychological, and physical management of care for women who undergo treatment for fistula, and the rehabilitation needs of women following treatment.  Together, the partnership aims to create a research culture within HFE that contributes to greater participation in research and improves clinical practice.

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Trinity collaborates on the launch of the Inclusive Malaysia Project

Professor Malcolm MacLachlan and Ms Tessy Huss of the Centre for Global Health & School of Psychology, recently co-facilitated a workshop with UNESCO and UNESCAP consultants, aimed at developing more inclusive public policies in Malaysia.  Funded by the Malaysia Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO, Prof MacLachlan and Ms Huss - who is undertaking her doctoral research as part of the project – will be working on making policies more inclusive of vulnerable and marginalised groups in Malaysia.  This is the first stage of a larger project – Inclusive Asia - which will involve similar work in Cambodia and Timor Leste, in collaboration with Dr Hasheem Mannan of UCD.  Further details are available here: https://global-health.tcd.ie/news/index44.php

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Enhancing the Rights and Wellbeing of Children: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice

Prof. Robbie Gilligan is author of a chapter 'Children in Care: Global Perspectives on the Challenges of Securing their Wellbeing and Rights' in a new book on children's rights globally.  The chapter reviews the many challenges facing children in different forms of care across the world.  It highlights the fact that poverty, disability and ethnic minority status are strongly associated with admission to care. It also looks at how best to seek to promote the rights and wellbeing of children who must live apart from their families.  The book is edited by New Zealand academic Professor Anne Smith and available at: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/enhancing-childrens-rights-anne-b-smith/?K=9781137386090.

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Call for Policy Briefs

DSA Ireland are pleased to announce a new online publication – DSA Ireland Policy Briefs.  A brief is a discussion of policy implications and recommendations arising from an author's research.  DSA Ireland policy digests will be disseminated to government policy makers and other stakeholders involved in making or influencing policy. Please find our first three issues below.  We welcome submissions to DSA Ireland Policy Briefs from students, faculty, and practitioners.  Submissions should be maximum 1,000 -1,500 words. Guidelines are available on the DSA Ireland website.  Please submit your policy brief to the Research in Action team at: wps@dsaireland.org.

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