September 24, 2013: Ryan Institute Research Day


From left: Prof. Colin Brown, Director of the Ryan Institute; Mr. Tony Juniper, Sustainability Author and Campaigner; Prof. Martin Cormican, Director of the Ryan Institute’s Centre for Health from Environment.

Thanks to everyone who attended and presented at our annual research day, it was a huge success.

Over 70 research posters were on display in the Orbsen Building Atrium, and all of our priority research area leaders gave talks on topics including future energy supply, biodiscovery, and climate change research.  In the afternoon, a dedicated Health from Environment symposium was held, with talks by both internal Centre for Health from Environment, and external, experts.

The date coincided with the meeting of our International Advisory Board (  One of our board members, Dr. Niall McDonagh, Executive Scientific Secretary of the European Marine Board, gave a keynote talk “Navigating the Future: Setting a European agenda for seas and oceans science”.  Mr. Tony Juniper, leading UK environmental campaigner and author, gave the second keynote talk in the afternoon on the subject of Ecology vs. Economy.

Full programme available here: Schedule RI Research Day 2013

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Priority Research Area Presentations:
Environment and Health, Prof. Martin Cormican
Modelling and Informatics, Dr. Jim Duggan
Built Environment and Smart Cities, Dr. Jamie Goggins
Environmental Technologies, Dr. Dónal Leech
Energy, Dr. Conchur O’Bradaigh
Climate Change, Prof. Colin O’Dowd
Biodiversity and Bioresources, Dr. Anne Marie Power
Marine and Coastal Processes, Dr. Robin Raine
Socio-Economic Impacts and Policy, Dr. Henrike Rau

Invited and Keynote Presentations:
“Indoor Air Pollution and Health: Estimation of the burden of disease in Ireland and Scotland” Dr. Karen Galea
“CapE – Capture, Extract, Amplify: A rapid method for monitoring large water volumes for pathogenic contaminants” Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh
“Consumer health protection and asbestos – the role of civil society in Asia” Dr. Su Ming Khoo
“Navigating the Future: Setting a European agenda for seas and ocean science” Dr. Niall McDonagh

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