Researcher Conference 2019

Postcards from the Cutting Edge

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Discoveries made by researchers are leading to innovations and concepts that improve people’s lives. If you are at the “cutting edge” you are most probably involved in your field’s most important or most exciting developments.  Postcards from the cutting edge is a conference that explores the personal experiences of researchers who have navigated the cutting edge or are steering themselves towards it.  This year our keynote is Dr Darrin Morrissey CEO of the Health Research Board. 

This conference is aimed at all staff and will showcase speakers from diverse disciplines with varied perspectives who will explore their own experience of the “cutting edge” and its impact on them personally. 

Speakers are asked to discuss their own experiences of the cutting edge of research.


Draft Programme:


09:00     Coffee and Registration

09:30     Vice President of Research and Innovation Professor Anita Maguire - Welcome Address

09:40     Barry O’Brien Director of Human Resources - HR Excellence in Research

09:50     Dr Louise Crowley School of Law "Research and the Law: The Building Blocks to Social Change"

10:10     Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin Department of Archaeology "Plus ça change: Archaeology and the Prison System"

10:30     Professor Sarah Culloty Environmental Research Institute "From Oysters to Global Societal Challenges"

10:50     Coffee

11:20     Keynote Dr Darrin Morrissey CEO Health Research Board

12:00     Dr John Crowley School of Geography "The geographer's craft and the making of the atlas"

12:20     Professor Anita Maguire Vice President  Research and Innovation "Surviving the Joys and Pitfalls of Interdisciplinary Research"

12:40     Professor Jonathan O’B Hourihane Paediatrics and Child Health & INFANT "Clinical research, a rewarding and satisfying way of life"

13:00     Questions and Close


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Department of Human Resources - HR Research

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