UL research taking control of depression

Dr Rachel Msetfi, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Assistant Dean for Research at UL

New research undertaken by academics at the University of Limerick, Harvard Medical School and the University of Oxford, provides evidence showing that anti-depressants can help people take control over their lives, reducing feelings of helplessness and depression symptoms.

UL Researchers Invent New Gas Sponges

Scientists at the University of Limerick, as part of an international research team, have invented a new approach for purifying gases using sponge-like materials that could result in lower global energy use, emissions and pollution.

KBS researcher receives IAFA Scholar Award 2016

Professor Joe Coughlan, Chairman of IAFA presents Orla Lenihan, KBS, with the prestigious IAFA Scholar award

Orla Lenihan, Kemmy Business School, was recently presented with the prestigious Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Scholar award. This national award is used to identify, support and fund early career scholars in the Irish accounting and finance community. Ms Lenihan received the award for her innovative research, which investigates how U.S. firms evaluate CEO performance for compensation purposes by examining the benchmarks and targets included in bonus contracts.

UL showcase vital research projects on World MS Day

Pictured at the '9,000 Steps for MS' walk was Susan Coote, MS Research UL, Jerry Flannery, Munster Rugby and Ava Battles, CEO MS

The University of Limerick celebrated five years of partnership with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ireland. To mark this partnership and celebrate World MS Day UL hosted a "9000 Steps for MS" fundraiser and an academic showcase detailing significant life-enhancing research projects undertaken at UL for MS Ireland.

KBS hosts 4th NERI Labour Market Conference

Darragh Flannery, UL, Jim Deegan, UL, Louise Gavin, NERI, Tom Healy, Director NERI, Eoin Reevs, UL and Tom McDonnel, NERI

A distinguished panel of economic and labour market policy experts met at the Kemmy Business School (KBS) to address the 4th Annual Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) Labour Market Conference. The event was hosted by the Department of Economics, KBS, and was set in the context of providing a forum for the presentation of research papers on labour market issues across the island of Ireland.

Environmental effects of the consumption of infant foods

Dr. Bernadette O’Regan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science leads a research team examining the environmental effects of the consumption of infant foods: this follows the general methodology adopted by Dr. O’Regan which maximizes participation of the community but at the same time is sufficiently rigorous and evidence-based to be publishable in leading journals.

University of Limerick Investigators cruise to H2020 success

Dr Finbarr Murphy (KBS), Dr Martin Mullins (KBS), and Raymond Friel (School of Law)

Globally prominent investigators at the University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School (KBS) and School of Law have successfully secured two EU Horizon 2020 awards, which will facilitate joint industry-academic research in the area of autonomous vehicles. These two successful H2020 consortia, VI-DAS and Cloud-LSVA, will receive €11 million between them, and are comprised of 17 academic and industrial partners across seven EU countries, these include amongst others, XL Catlin’s insurance operations, Honda Research, Tom Tom, Valeo, IBM and Intel.

UL Professor Kieran Hodnett receives Boyle Higgins Gold Medal

Professor Kieran Hodnett, UL receiving the Boyle Higgins Gold Medal

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to chemistry, Professor Kieran Hodnett, a member of the Chemical and Environmental Sciences department (CES) at the University of Limerick and Scientific Director of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), recently received the 2016 Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Boyle Higgins Gold Medal.