Research Showcase 2024

 Women in Research Ireland (WIRI) are organising a research showcase aimed at early-career researchers within under-represented groups in Irish academia.


Event date:
March 21st, 2024
Event Time: 11 am to 1 pm; food and networking from 2 pm
Venue: UCD University Club
There is a best presentation award

Event Program

11.00 am to 11.05 am: Introduction

11.05 am to 11.20 am: Keynote Speech “Naming, Shaming and The Committee of No: Surviving and Thriving as a Minoritised Scholar in Higher Education” by Professor Kalpana Shankar

11.20 am to 12.55 pm: Research Talks

    Antibiotic Discoveries in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Marina Villacampa

    Inclusive Leadership in For-Profit Organisations by Sile Walsh

    Exploring Resilience in Education: Iranian Language Teachers’ Responses to Crisis-Induced     Challenges for Advancing Sustainable Development and Fostering Inclusive Education by Monireh     Mokhtarzadeh

    The Impact of Gendered and Ethnicised Conscription on Ethnic Minority Women: 
Interview     Evidence from Israel by Markéta Odlová

    Understanding Huntington's Disease: Combining Neuroimaging and Electrophysiological     Techniques to Identify Pre-Manifest Huntington's Disease Neuromarkers by Eva Woods

    Check Your Sources: Investigating the Impact of Tissue Source in the Immune Response to     ECM based Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration by Sinead O’Rourke

    User-centred Design of a VR Based Rehabilitation System- A preliminary Study to Overcome the     Barriers of Rehabilitation from Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by Luz Magre

    Using microRNAs as Novel Therapeutic Targets to Enhance Muscle Regeneration during Ageing     and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by Lara Rodriguez Outeirino

    microRNA-130 Regulates Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Muscle Wasting by Maria Borja González

    Protein Puzzle: How Germination Influences Protein Breakdown by Indrani Bera 

    Electrophysiological Biomarkers of ALS in Carriers of the C9orf72 Repeat Expansion by Narin     Suleyman

    Deconstructing the Implications of the Lifting of the Irish 'Marriage' for Female Bank Workers in     Ireland: A Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) Approach by Kate O'Keefe

    Surgical Informed Consent Practices and Influencing Factors in sub-Saharan Africa : A Scoping     Review of the Literature by Cherie Sackey

12.55 pm to 1.00 pm: Best Presentation Award

How to Reach Event Venue:

The event location is UCD University Club which is located on the UCD Campus in Dublin 4. We recommend the bus stop called "UCD Belfield (stop id: 768)" as it is a 5-minutes' walk from UCD University Club; this gate is also known as UCD's Stillorgan/N11 gate. Buses 39A, 46A and 145 serve this route.

Within UCD University Club we will be located in Cedar and Cypress Suite; there will be signage to guide you once you reach the club.

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Women in Research Ireland is an organization devoted to supporting women and under-represented minorities in research and academia. We host roughly monthly events that provide support for and foster discussion amongst our members.


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