Registrar’s Civic Engagement Award announced

Posted on: 28 May 2020

Lecturer’s work in art psychotherapy for unaccompanied and separated children seeking asylum in Ireland wins award

Dr Rachel Hoare, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, is the winner of this year’s Registrar’s Civic Engagement Award.

 Dr Hoare’s work in art psychotherapy assisting unaccompanied and separated children seeking asylum in Ireland was singled out by the review panel, not only for its direct impact in working with the children in this situation, but also for the many ways in which the learnings from the work and experience are shared; through the development of professional training, teaching, academic dissemination and participation in creative arts projects.

Now in its third year, the Civic Engagement award recognises staff members who have made outstanding contributions to Trinity’s engagement with wider society through their teaching and or research, securing the greatest benefit to the public good. Ten nominations were received from across the three Faculties showing the breadth of civic engagement activities and the variety of ways the College works with our wider communities. Nine nominations went forward to full application for consideration by the panel and each of these individuals or projects are profiled on the Civic Engagement web pages

Announcing the award virtually, the Registrar, Professor Paula Murphy said, “We received excellent nominations that each embody how this University is an important contributor to society – where our academic endeavours can have transformative impact in addressing the important challenges of the 21st century; from inspiring and engaging our students to get involved in societal change, to meeting great universal challenges like global health and wellbeing and environmental damage and climate change.”

To view a video of the conversation between winner Dr Rachel Hoare, who lectures in the Department of French and the Registrar, Professor Paula Murphy please click here

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