TCD International Postgraduate Research Conference

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The GSU is hosting its annual International Postgraduate Research Conference at the end of TCD Love Research Week 2018. Focusing on themes of knowledge and memory, the conference will have a selection of amazing speakers and panels from all aspects of academia.

Conference sessions include: Foundations to Future Innovation; Human Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Cultural Reflection and Transformation of Identity; and The Longevity Dividend.

The sessions in many ways explore many of Trinity's research themes and strengths with many international presenters lined up to present, this is a prime opportunity to network with fellow postgraduate students from across the world. Two of the conference sessions will take place in the Paccar Theatre in Science Gallery Dublin.   

Session 3         10 am – 12 pm (Paccar Theatre);

Lunch               12-1pm (Deloitte)

Session 4         1 – 3pm (Paccar Theatre)

Session 3: The Longevity Dividend 

Science has revolutionized our understanding of the biology of life and death. This has created a real scientific foundation for the feasibility of extending and improving life.   This step forward has reduced the probability of diabetes, heart disease and other common killers. Overall, this has resulted in substantial savings, both in direct medical costs and productivity loss which further reduces demand on the already overburdened health care system. Albeit with a growing older population, the dependence on life-time care is ever increasing.  Chaired by Tomás Ryan, an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, this session explores graduate student research which covers the theme broadly and reviews some conditions and treatments, as well as expected longer term outcomes and costs.

Presentations include: 

  • The Social Cost of Advances in Healthcare: Regulating ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ orders in Ireland (Lucy Davis, UL)
  • The Cost of Survival: A mixed methods study to explore the role of healthcare experiences in predicting quality of life outcomes among colorectal cancer survivors (Amanda Drury, TCD)
  • Presentation on antimicrobial resistance, flu and strep (Paula Maguire, DCU)
  • Presentation on retaining heroin users in treatment programs (Aisling O’Connor, RCSI)
  • Presentation on psychotic experiences (Kathryn Yates, RCSI)                                                   

Session 4: Foundation to Future Innovations

This session covers a wide breadth of areas pertaining to innovation. Chaired by Dr Michael Cosgrove of UCC whose research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning in history and digital humanities, as well as use of asynchronous online tools to support learning; delves into deeper ethical concerns in research; the benefit of enhancing IT in education; ways to improve teaching methodologies in subjects that foster innovation and creativity; as well as new tools for gathering data to evaluate the well-being of patients. All these innovations present real opportunities to engage with quality enhancing technologies and practices.

The following is a list of presenters, their institutions and respective presentation topics:

  • Research-Based Instructional Strategies for STEM Faculty Change Initiatives (Mary Jean Clapp, Regis College MA)
  • Will Electronic Integrated Text, Visual and Audio Questionnaire be a Better Tool to Evaluate the Health Status of Paediatric Hydrocephalus Patients? (Joy Ewenn Tan, Imperial College London)
  • Presentation on voter exclusion from European Central Bank decision-making processes (Anneliek Mooij, DCU)
  • ICTs for Reconciliation: Education through the ‘Khmer Rouge History’ app (Adena Peckler, Columbia University, NYC)
  • Do Androids Have Electric Morals? The use of ethics and AI in pp culture to explore human ideas (Alexander Cosgrave, TCD)

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