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PubhD #42: Stroke Survivors, Dark Matter and Inequalities

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our 42nd event will take place on Wednesday 1st may 2019 at 7:00 pm downstairs in the J.T.Pim’s (4 South Great Georges Street · Dublin 2). As usual, we will have three speakers explaining their research.

So who is speaking?

Daniela Rohde is a SPHeRE Ph.D. Scholar at RCSI. Her background is in psychology and applied social research, and she has submitted her thesis earlier this year as part of the HRB-funded SPHeRE Programme in Population Health and Health Services Research. Her research explores cognitive impairment in stroke survivors, which includes difficulties with learning, memory, concentration, attention, problem solving, planning, decision making, etc. Cognitive impairment is common after a stroke and can have a big impact on someone’s ability to live independently. Unfortunately, there is a lack of appropriate services for stroke survivors and their family members, particularly in the longer term.

Andrew Watson earned his Ph.D. from Temple University (Philadelphia, USA) in May 2017 for his research into dark matter, attempting to answer some of these questions. Working with large underground detectors filled with liquid noble elements, astroparticle physicists like Andrew attempt to uncover the mysteries of dark matter. The hope is one day to be able to maybe definitively detect a dark matter particle. Andrew is currently based in Dublin and works at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training near UCD, using his data analysis and programming skills to advance the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland.

Pablo Gracia is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on families, gender and social inequalities. Pablo’s current funded research projects focus on four relevant areas: (1) Social inequalities in parenting involvement and child development; (2) Child and adolescent daily activities across families and countries; (3) Impacts of the 24/7 economy on family life and child well-being; (4) The role of the family in the formation of gendered attitudes.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. And as always, if you are interested in taking part in future events as a speaker, which usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month, or in joining the Dublin PubhD team, please contact us at dublin@pubhd.org!


May 1
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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