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Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS) Launch Event

  • Date: Monday 14 November, 2016

  • Time: 5.30-7.15pm

  • Venue: TRiSS Seminar Room, Room C6.002, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

TRiSSYou are invited to the launch of Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS) the focal point for social science research in Trinity College Dublin. By connecting world class academics, generating new ideas and nurturing future generations of social scientists, TRiSS delivers innovative research which helps enhance our understanding of the world around us.
The event which will be opened by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast, will showcase the global societal significance of Trinity’s social science research with a series of brief, stimulating presentations from some of our leading academics.
All are welcome to attend. However as space is limited advance registration is recommended.

  • Register online

Event Speakers
Oran Doyle - ‘Shifting the Constitutional ground’
doyle Professor Oran Doyle is Head of the School of Law in Trinity College Dublin. His principal research interest lies at the intersection of constitutional law and legal theory, analysing problems of constitutional structure that affect constitutional orders around the world. He has published widely on the subject of constitutional change and is currently a constitutional law adviser to the Citizens’ Assembly.



Gail McElroy - ‘Women, elections and representation’
mcelroy Gail McElroy is a Professor in Political Science and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Her primary research interests are in the fields of legislative behaviour, party competition, public opinion and European Union politics. She is a principal investigator on the Irish National Election Study and has run the Irish Candidate Study since its inception.  Recent published work explores the continued under-representation of women in Irish politics, the meaning of Left and Right in Ireland and the nature of party competition in the European parliament.


Trevor Spratt - ‘What can Children tell us about the future?’
spratt Trevor Spratt is the Director of Trinity Children’s Research Centre. His research interests emanate from his experiences of social work practice. One of his main research interests is how the experience of childhood adversities becomes translated across the life-course into physiological, psychological and social outcomes. The work of the Children’s Research Centre is concerned both with establishing what constitutes good childhoods as well identifying those children who are vulnerable to the impact of adversity in order to assist policy makers and professionals identify and provide effective interventions.