Business and Humanities Research Group

The School of Business and Humanities is developing a multi-disciplinary research team and the strategic direction of its activities is primarily focused on SME applied research, and Applied Social Studies.

Research areas include:

  • Physical activity provision and support within pre-school settings in the South East of Ireland
  • Evaluating the potential for collaborative approaches to working capital management to strengthen supply chain performance
  • The impact of the role of the supervisor in averting and/or managing the effects of vicarious trauma among social care staff
  • Representations of youth and young people in the media in Ireland

Research projects include:

  • Changing the way we provide care: the use of technology and social media within social care
  • A study of regional issues within the The Universal Pre-school Programme
  • Perceptions of formal supervision in social care and early childhood studies
  • Exploring advocacy services for older people in residential care
  • Embedding children’s rights in early childhood education & care practice
  • Evaluating the potential for collaborative approaches to working capital management to strengthen supply chain performance
  • Media representations of youth & young people in Ireland
  • An investigation into supply chain practices and the potential for application of the SCOR model in SME’s in South East Ireland with particular reference to perfect order fulfilment
  • Market orientated organisational culture