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Research

 

The Research Committee in St Mary's University College is chaired by Dr Gabrielle Nig Uidhir. It has three scheduled meetings during each academic year and has responsibility for the continual advancement of a research culture within the College to cultivate a community of academic researchers who create the capacity that is commensurate with research informed teaching and learning in a higher education institution.

 

Members of the Research Committee

 

Dr Gabrielle NigUidhir

(Chairperson of the Research Committee)

(Front Row) Dr Kieran McGeown

(2nd Row) Mr Damian Knipe, Rev Dr Niall Coll, Mr Martin Hagan

(3rd Row) Dr Birgit Schippers, Dr Geraldine Magennis

(Back Row) Dr Brian Hanratty, Dr Gerard McCann

 

Strategic Plan for Research Development 2014-2017

The College's strategic plan for research development 2014-2017 presents an approach which builds on the foundations that are now in place and are beginning to produce creative and positive results.

The aims of the strategic plan are:

  • To increase the level of engagement in research among academic staff and the quality of research outputs produced, strategically building the strength and capacity of the research base;
  • To ensure that research and scholarship, including original research by staff, underpin high quality teaching and learning and enhance the student experience at St Mary’s;
  • To build capacity among students of teacher education and the liberal arts as the next generation of educators and professionals and to motivate them to disseminate and critically apply research.

The strategic plan is available to download by clicking on the following link: Strategic Plan for Research Development 2014-2017

 

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Code of Practice

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Code of Practice, which outlines the process of the selection of academic staff for REF2014, is available to download by clicking on the following link: REF2014 Code of Practice