Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The research activity in the Department of Arts includes activity in all the School’s Research Groups:  Analysing Social Change (ASC); Creativity and Culture (CCRG); Spirituality in Society and the Professions (SpirSoP); and Crime and Justice (CJRG). Research in the Department is centred on these research groups and focuses on areas such as theoretical and practical concepts of creativity and culture; the social phenomena of crime and deviance; how to bring the academic study of spirituality into engagement with social and professional contexts; and how social change can be conceptualized using different theoretical lenses, and the methods through which data on social change are produced and analysed. The subject areas in the Department of Arts are wide and varied and this lends itself very positively to inter- and multidisciplinary research projects. The Department is proud of its research profile and its record of publication and conference activity.  

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • 3E Conference 2024

    Una Grant (Participant) & Joanne Malone (Participant)

    15 May 202417 May 2024

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

  • Stop/Over by Gary Duggan

    Kate Mc Carthy (Organiser)

    03 May 2024

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

  • University of Zadar

    Bernadette Flanagan (Visiting researcher)

    02 May 202406 May 2024

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution