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PARC at Dublin Business School: PARC22

About the conference

Welcome to the Conference page for PARC 22!

PARC 22 is a two day conference taking place at Dublin Business School that celebrates the value of applied research. 
The conference is an opportunity to showcase work from students, educators and practitioners from Ireland and beyond that demonstrates a range of experiences of applied research. The conference is also an exploration of the changing nature of applied research, highlighting the evolution of research approaches in a wide range of disciplines.
This is a multidisciplinary event open to anyone interested in learning about the experience of applied research in disciplines in fields as diverse as psychology, education, business, film and computing.
The full programme is now available - please see the tab at the top of this page to view it. 

Keynote - Dr Michelle Flood


This year's keynote speech will be delivered by Dr Michelle Flood, senior lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. 

Michelle's background is in Pharmacy and Healthcare Management. She is also certified in User Experience Design. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research at the Design Institute for Health at the Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin. 

Michelle's research interests are on how combinations of human-centered design and traditional research methods can be applied to address complex or systemic issues in primary care. She is also interested in how design principles can inform health professions education.

Information for Attendees

Important Information

The conference will take place online. Speakers at the event will be contacted with a link to join the session. All other attendees can register using the link below or using the tab labelled 'Register' above.
Presentations delivered at the conference will be catalogued by the DBS library team and archived on the DBS institutional repository eSource. 

How to join

Attendees can join the session by registering using the link below:

PARC Organisers

Welcome from the PARC Organising Committee!

This event is the first iteration of the Practical Applied Research Conference at DBS. The event was open to practitioners from Ireland and beyond. We are really heartened by the number of submissions received for this event and the diversity of age, nations, topics, and even formats that are being represented at this two day event. 

We are delighted to receive submissions from Irish institutions such as St. Nicholas Montessori College, University College Dublin, and the HSE's Health Library. The international representation in the conference is very strong too with speakers from Bournemouth University, Kaplan Higher Education Singapore, and the Sheridan Institute of Higher Education in Australia.

The event provides a platform for students from DBS and beyond - to showcase some of the excellent work they have developed as part of their studies. Current and former students of DBS are involved in the event in a variety of ways such as delivering 20 minute presentations, submitting a research poster or delivering one of the five minute research proposal talks.  

We would like to express our gratitude to all of the researchers, students, and faculty who have collaborated with us in organising this event. In particular, we are indebted to Dave Mackey for all of his technical support and Katie Ring for her work on the PARC logo. 


Tiernan O'Sullivan, Research Librarian,  Dublin Business School

Trevor Haugh, Information Skills Manager, Dublin Business School

Dr Andrew Browne, Practice Research Coordinator, Capstone Director, Dissertation Coordinator, Dublin Business School