Category Medical geography

A Pin on the Map: Identifying Healthy Places at Maynooth University

  Walking down a path lined with greens and browns of trees and leaves; sitting in a comfy seat, snug and cozy in our space; or sitting in a crowded room feeling uncomfortable, distracted, or alone. These experiences and others revolve around the feelings of places–how we come to love some places, feel an attachment […]

Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural: Street art, abortion access and the battle over public space in Ireland

After the removal of Irish street artist Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural from Temple bar this week, Lorna O’Hara – an IRC-funded PhD student in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University – reflects on the battle over public space that has characterised the debate over abortion access in Ireland in recent years. While the […]

Homophobia and HIV vulnerability

This topic was discussed by Gerry Kearns and Andrew Tucker on, starting at 18:00 in this podcast. Also an opinion piece by Gerry Kearns, here. Research in Cape Town, South Africa, by Andrew Tucker and colleagues shows that HIV prevention is imperiled by homophobia.[i] Men who have sex with men were asked if they […]

HIV/AIDS and Sexuality: International and Local Perspectives

Monday 1 December 2014, World AIDS day Rocque Lab, Rhetoric Building, South Campus, Maynooth University, 1-4 pm Organised by Professor Gerry Kearns (Geography), Dr Paul Ryan (Sociology) and Dr Thomas Strong (Anthropology) Sponsored by Department of Geography, Global and Community Health Research Cluster, Space & Place Research Collaborative, Maynooth Students Union Welfare and Equality Office, […]

Mexican Swine Flu – Beginnings Of A Catastrophic Pandemic?

Most people think of influenza as nothing more than a bad cold. Nothing could be further from the truth. Influenza is a highly contagious air-borne disease caused by a virus that mutates rapidly, thereby rendering most vaccines obsolete within a short period. Some strains are also highly lethal. The 1918 influenza pandemic (sometimes referred to […]