Wednesday 17 October 2018

Finalists in the Irish Independent-Higher Education Authority (HEA) Making an Impact competition announced

The annual 'Making an Impact' competition is sponsored by the Irish Independent and the Higher Education Authority (HEA)
The annual 'Making an Impact' competition is sponsored by the Irish Independent and the Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

The five finalists in the Irish Independent-Higher Education Authority (HEA) Making an Impact research communication competition have been announced.

The competition aims to encourage post-graduate researchers, either full-time or part-time,  in any discipline in Irish higher education, to communicate their work  to a lay audience.

The finalists will compete for two prizes of  €2,500 each at The Helix, Dublin City University (DCU) on November 15.

This is the ninth year of Making an Impact, and the standard of entries was  very high with a wide variety of topics covered

The finalists are Edwin Alblas (UCD), ‘Effective Nature Laws’; Joanne Duffy (NUIG) – ‘Barnacles, Bacteria and Beyond’;  Hala Jabar (UL) – ‘Music and Migrants’.

Eoin Murphy (NUIG) – ‘Catching a Runaway Train: The Battle to Defeat Huntingtons’s Disease’; Greg Tierney (TCD) – ‘Lowering the Tackle Height Law in Rugby’.

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