Research Soapbox

Research Impact Soapbox showcases researchers from PhD to Professor by highlighting how their research can make a real difference. Soapbox participants must deliver 3 minute speaking presentations, (without slides) on their research and its impact on the world. The competition is open to all academics, researchers and research students (masters and PhD).

Prizes: Student Winner (€200 voucher), Staff Winner (€500 research fund), Audience Prize (€100 voucher).

Research Impact Soapbox is organised by the Research Impact Committee and recordings are available on the UL Research Impact Podcast Channel. Research Impact Soapbox presentations will be audio recorded and broadcast on the University of Limerick Research Impact Podcast Channel. The channel is consistently ranked number 2 in its category and followed by listeners from around the world. Available on Apple podcasts, Spotify and Podomatic.

List of finalists:

1. Dr Roisin Cahalan, Lecturer Respiratory & Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster, UL
Health Research Institute and School of Allied Health
Title: “Singstrong” – singing for people with chronic lung disease.
@roisinc1

2. Eileen Courtney, a PhD student, Department of Physics, Bernal Institute, UL
Title: 2D materials and metal: a necessary combination.
@EileenAtoms

3. Dr Finbarr Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Finance and Emerging Risk, Department of Accounting and Finance, Kemmy Business School
Title: How do we know if Robot Drivers Safer than Human Drivers
@FinbarrMurphy72

4. Dr Joseph Murphy, Postdoctoral Researcher, Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, UL
Title: Enabling change through collaboration: an overview of the Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration”

5. Dr Catherine Naughton, Research Evidence into Policy Programme and Practice, School of Law, UL
Title: Making an impact: The Bail Supervision Scheme for children
@CNaugh2

6. Oisin Kavanagh, pharmacist, Fulbrighter and PhD student with the Synthesis and Solid-State Pharmaceutical Centre, Bernal Institute, UL
Title: How can we make new medicines without bankrupting the health system?
@KavanaghOisin

7. Dr Ann Marcus Quinn, Lecturer in Technical Communication, School of English, Irish and Communication, UL
Title: Recognising the role of instructional design in digital teaching and learning materials.
@A_MQ

8. Dr Vikram Niranjan, Post-doctoral research assistant, PPI Ignite, Graduate Entry Medical School & Health Research Institute, UL
Title: Are we doing enough to improve the quality of life among cancer survivors?

9. John C Walsh, PhD Student, School of Law, UL.   
Title: Does refusal of compensation in miscarriage of justice cases avoid state accountability and breach victims human rights?

10. Dr Rosie Gowran, School of Allied Health, UL
Title: Getting the right wheelchair to suit the individual is a basic human right @GowranRosie

11. Caoimhe Tiernan, PhD Student, Physical Education & Sport Sciences, UL
Title: 'Investigation of the relationship between training load, monitoring markers of recovery, injuries and illness, in elite team sports
@caoimhetiernan

12. Dr Michelle Norris, ALECS Research Fellow, Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, UL.
Title: BREASTech: Engineering physical activity in breast cancer

13. Brian Mac Aree, Masters Students, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, UL
Title: Tactile tablet for the blind

14. Dr Catherine Norton, Dietician and Lecturer Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, UL
Title: Protein feeding and muscle matters @NortonNutrition

Tuesday 3rd December, Glucksman Library Street GL0-112, 13:00 - 14:00