About CROLS

CROLS_colour_logo1_smallFounded in 2005, the Centre for Research on Occupational and Life Stress (CROLS) is an integrated, interdisciplinary research consortium at NUI Galway, which comprises collaborators from the University’s Colleges of Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Public Policy & Law, Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Science. Its activities focus on the phenomenon of psychological stress as it impinges on occupational and life contexts.

CROLS is a founding and a lead member of NUI Galway’s social science consortium (comprising six research centres overall), which was awarded €5.8 million under the fourth cycle of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions in 2007, as part of the Irish Social Science Platform (ISSP). Within the framework of the ISSP, CROLS is responsible for research focusing on psychosocial factors (including social support) in stress.

The activities of CROLS focus on psychological stress as it impinges on occupational and life contexts. Although commonly understood as a feeling of intense emotional pressure, stress is more technically described as a sense of being unable to cope with the demands presented by one’s environment.

The current Director of CROLS is Dr Brian Hughes.

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