School of Arts and Humanities Updates

Latest updates from the School of Arts and Humanities.


Why are drug-related deaths increasing when they are preventable?

Dr Vanessa Gstrein, Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at Ulster University, shares her opinion that a wide range of public health responses, including supervised injecting rooms, have proven effective

  25 October 2019

The importance of mental health and wellbeing interventions in sport

Opinion by Dr Gavin Breslin and Professor Gerard Leavey, Ulster University: Sport may be considered a simple hobby, but for devoted athletes, it is an integral aspect of who they are. When challenged to stop or reduce their level of engagement,

  10 June 2019

Risk to Play : Is rugby safe for young players ?

Ulster University Senior Lecturer Dr Katie Liston discusses the medical and social dimensions of concussion in sport.

  27 May 2019

New Stormont department should be created to tackle sectarianism - Report

An Ulster University study has recommended that a new government department should be created in Northern Ireland to specifically deal with tackling sectarianism. The study says ending the scourge of religious bigotry should top any future

  14 May 2019

Why concussion is a lose-lose injury for players

Opinion: research has found that concussion can affect a player's balance, reaction time, multi-tasking and risk of further injury. By Mark Matthews, a Lecturer in Sport Physiotherapy at the School of Sport at Ulster University, and Dr Chris Bleakley

  12 April 2019

Are food banks merely a sticking plaster for food poverty?

Opinion: Food banks are a symptom of austerity measures and government inaction which fail to tackle the real causes of food poverty - By Sinéad Furey, Lecturer on the Consumer Management and Food Innovation at Ulster University Business School,

  12 February 2019

The link between street art and social protest in our cities

In the latest RTÉ Brainstorm, Ulster University’s Omar El Masri explores the link between street art and social protest. He writes, "Cities display a rich array of street art, from the ubiquitous graffiti writers tagging their names to much

  5 February 2019

Brexit and the Northern Ireland Assembly - a case of what if?

Dr Gordon Marnoch writes, "What if there had been an active Northern Ireland Assembly with a power-sharing Executive addressing Brexit issues? This sort of hypothetical question implies we try to explain what didn’t happen. Is this a futile

  24 January 2019

Brainstorm on the radio - Episode 1

Listen back to the very first Brainstorm radio show on RTÉ Radio 1. Presented by Fionnuala Sweeney, the first show in the four week series featured Brainstorm contributors: Kevin Curran (Ulster University), Gwen Bouvier (Maynooth University), Mike

  4 December 2018

The gender play gap: why aren't more women playing sport?

"Despite the well-known benefits of physical activity, the majority of the population fail to meet current physical activity guidelines. Underlying this statistic is an even more worrying one: women in Ireland are less physically active and report

  20 November 2018

The future of museums

Dr Joan Condell from Ulster University's School of Computing & Intelligent Systems shares her opinion on how technology can create digital and virtual animated museums which will help promote the sustainability of our cultural heritage.

  25 October 2018

Should schools manage or ban the use of smartphones?

Children’s use of smartphones has been all over the media for months ever since France brought in a ban on smartphone use in schools. Australia and Ireland have recently been debating similar policies. A plethora of reports over the past five

  22 August 2018

Increased co-operation between education providers in north west

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Donegal Education and Training Board, Ulster University and North West Regional College in Derry, which will see greater movement of students and open up attractive

  26 February 2018

Ulster University and partners to receive £8.23m to transform understanding of children’s mathematics learning

Ulster part of inter-university group to set up a new Centre for Early Mathematics research

  30 November 2021

Ulster University Lecturer leads an international interdisciplinary education research group

Ulster University Lecturer leads an international interdisciplinary education research group

  26 November 2021

Legal Innovation Centre works with Legal and Tech Industry Leaders to Develop UK’s first Law and Computing Programme

Ulster University’ Legal Innovation Centre, in partnership with legal and tech leaders in Northern Ireland, has come up with the solution to build the law graduate of the future that employers need.

  23 November 2021

Ulster Academic Co-Authors major report for Intellectual Property Office on music creators' earnings

This is ground-breaking research, co-authored by Dr Hyojung Sun, of Ulster University’s School of Arts & Humanities, investigates the issues impacting upon the ability of creators to earn money since the development of music streaming.

  23 November 2021

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Two posts with Ulster Law School.

  19 November 2021

Ulster University academic named as Co-Chair of All-Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network

Network launched by Taoiseach and Deputy First Minister to support solutions to avert biodiversity and climate crises

  9 November 2021

Research project to harness Northern Ireland’s geothermal resources to underpin greener energy use

An innovative partnership between academia and industry will harness Northern Ireland’s natural geothermal resources to encourage the most efficient use of energy by industrial users such as data centres.

  9 November 2021