Seminar series 2019_2020
SEMINAR: The Psychobiology of the Rhythm of Life
PRESENTED BY: Professor Andrew Coogan, Head of the Department of Psychology, Maynooth University.
BIOGRAPHY: Professor Coogan is a behavioural neuroscientist who specialises in the field of circadian rhythms, chronobiology and sleep. He is the director of the Chronobiology and Sleep Research Laboratory at Maynooth University. His particular research interest is in how the fields of circadian clocks, immunology and psychiatry may overlap. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College Dublin. His PhD worked examined the links between the immune system and the processes thought to underpin memory formation. After his PhD work, he spent a further 10 years as a post-doc and lecturer, prior to joining Maynooth University in 2008. At Maynooth he teaches biological psychology, research methodology and statistics and advanced modules on sleep and circadian rhythms and comparative psychology on the undergraduate degree programme in psychology, as well as supervising undergraduate research projects and MSc/PhD research students. He is Head of the Department of Psychology since February 2015. Professor Coogan has published 60 peer reviewed papers in neuroscience to date in international journals (with >1,850 citations to date on Scopus; H-index of 27), is a member of several scientific societies and has been an invited speaker at a number of international conferences and symposia. He has a number of research collaborators throughout Europe.His research work has been funded by Science Foundation Ireland, The Health Research Board, NARSAD, The Royal Society, Help the Aged and others.
WHEN: Tuesday 15th of October 2019, 4.00-5.00pm
WHERE: Brookfield Health Sciences Centre, Room 122