March has been a great month for PubhD Ireland, with two PubhD branches kickstarting their events in Cork & Galway, as well as another successful PubhD Dublin event. We would like to thank all our speakers at these events, and audience members and hope to continue this success in the future.
PubhD Galway’s 1st event took place on the 12th March at Massimo’s pub with Scott Robinson presenting his research on delivery strategies for the treatment of type I Diabetes, Grace O’Sullivan a PhD student in Psychology and Health presented her research on the focuses of ‘everyday’ pains in childhood. Also, Eóin McEvoy a 4th year PhD student at NUI Galway, presented his research in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
At PubhD Cork, Arno Fricke talked about his work in microbiology and the production of bioplastics and Leah Kamere of UCC explained her research surrounding Microfinance institutions in Nyeri Country Kenya as their #IWD2018 speaker!
In Dublin, there was two speaker and guest speaker from the audience who decided to fill in for a presenter who could not make the event, overall it was another great event. Constantine “Kostas” Simintiras a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin, presented his research revolving around constructing a bioartificial Fallopian tube (oviduct) for developing novel IVF embryo culture media.
Lucia Venturi spoke her work into ‘The Development of Peer Support: A service for supporting Irish Sign Language/English Interpreters’. Her goal is to implement an evidence-based Peer Support Service for Irish Sign Language (ISL)/English interpreters based on results from a Grounded Theory (GT) driven empirical study. Caroline West, a DCU PhD student researching the discourse between feminism and porn, had open discussion with our audience about porn and how if affected society, taking any questions from the audience.
Overall, we had an extremely successful week for our Irish PubhD branches, and we hope this continues over the coming months, and hopefully other branches will be setup too (maybe Limerick). A big thank you, to those who showed up and supported events, as well as a thank you to our host venues. For information, on events and how to become a speaker at one of these events, you can visit these pages for Dublin, Cork and Galway!