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#ATaleofTwoFaculties Festival of Research 2023

Date: Monday 26th June 2023 to Tuesday 27th June 2023

Venue: St Mary's University and online via Zoom

The first annual Festival of Research this year which will allow us to showcase both the quality and breadth of research that is taking place in the Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts and the Faculty of Business and Law.

You can attend our festival in person or online via Zoom

Festival schedule

Monday 26th June

Law and Business: 10am-12pm, room N44

  • Dr Maria Mellins - The One Stop Shop. An Applied Research Environment and Community Outreach Service
  • Dr Daniela Nadj - The Rise of Femicide and the Need for a Convention on Violence against Women in International Law
  • Theo Fasoyiro - The impact of international investment protection on human and environmental rights- abuses, prevention and suggested remedies for African host states of Nigeria and Ghana
  • Dr Gherardo Girardi and John Roome - Market failure and the case for including altruism in introductory economics courses
  • Shane Giddings and Dr Antonia Alafouzo -The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Context of Digital Transformation at Virgin Media


12pm-2pm in the DV Lounge/terrace area.

Media and Communications, Film and Music: 2-4pm, room N44

  • Dr Jacob Johanssen - From incels to femcels: Online nihilism in times of hook-up apps
  • Nahiyan Rashid - Embodied Misogyny and Homosociality: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Online Male Embodiment in Contemporary Gym Culture
  • Tim Kinnear - Coding for social research: how computer coding can help us understand what works well and what goes wrong when people connect online to discuss contentious subjects
  • Dr Jon Hackett - Tori and Lokita: Human Trafficking on Film
  • Chelsea Persad- Popular Music and Well-being

Tuesday 27th June

Drama: 10am-12pm, room N44

  • Nayib Jean Baptisite - Black Contemporary Theatre: A Study in Diversity American and British Drama, “The Kids Are Alright.” Looking at Black Youth in the Theatre
  • Tatiana Alafouzo - The #MeToo Movement and the theatre
  • Kasia Zaremba-Byrne, Mark Griffin, Dr Michelle Paull and Mark Street - Acts of research: A round table discussion with the Drama department


12pm-2pm in the DV Lounge/terrace area.

Pastoral theology: 2-4pm, room N44

  • Barbara Hogan - Assessing the Importance of Touch Communication in Catholic Liturgical Worship
  • David Daly - Priests and Deacons: How do Deacons and Priests experience work allocation in their parishes and how does it affect their ministries? How is the lived experience between Priest and Deacon?
  • Samantha Horsthuis - The Mystical Writings of Denys the Carthusian and the influence of Jan van Ruysbroeck on his work
  • Professor Peter Tyler - ‘Healing the Butterfly’: Recent research on the relationship between psychotherapy and spiritual direction

Celebratory drinks and light bites

4-6pm in the DV Lounge/terrace area.

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