Overview

Conceived initially as an attempt to cultivate and co-ordinate interdisciplinary research collaborations between social scientists, the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) has provided a focus for interdisciplinary research between economists, geographers, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists in Galway for over 50 years. Over the decades, reflecting its capacity to be adaptive and resilient, the SSRC has encouraged the creation of, and provided a home to, a number of specialised research centres. In the most recent period a number of key specialised research centres have functioned under the aegis of the SSRC

Current Directions of SSRC Research

At present, there are three key distinguishable strands of research being pursued by SSRC members

The SSRC Board

The present Board were elected on the 9th September 2015

Prof. Kevin Leyden

Chairperson & Director

Prof. Kevin Leyden

Dr. Tony Varley

Secretary

Dr. Tony Varley

Dr. Mike Hynes

Secretary & Treasurer

Dr. Mike Hynes

Dr Judith O'Connell

PRO

Dr. Judith O’Connell

Board Member

Dr. Anne Cassidy

Emeritus Prof. Ricca Edmondson

Board Member

Emeritus Prof. Ricca Edmondson

Board Member

Dr. Marie Mahon

Board Member

Prof. Mark Haugaard

Board Member

Dr. Áine Macken-Walsh

Dr. Gerry Moran

Board Member

Dr. Gerry Moran

Mr Liam Farrell

Board Member

Mr Liam Farrell

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