So honoured to be selected to represent my IADT female colleagues working in STEM, for the Irish Independent: Raising the Profile of Women in STEM feature in today’s issue. Thank you to our Head of Department, Dr Hilary Kenna, for proposing me for this great honour and our IADT Head of Marketing, Ruth Barry, for her work as a liaison between the relevant personnel.
While today it was my voice being heard, I would not have developed such a voice without being constantly inspired by so many wonderful females in my life working in STEM, such as: my Scientist Big-Sister, Dr Patricia Hurley, who leads a brilliant PPD team in Regulatory Affairs in the UK; Dr Irene Connolly, who leads in her field of research on Bullying Behaviour; Dr Grainne Kirwan, who leads in the field of Cyberpsychology, along with the (nearly Dr) Nicola Fox-Hamilton, who leads in the field of research on Online Dating and another (nearly Dr.) Sinead Meade, who’s research examines Prison Officers within their working environment. I am also so proud of the research being completed by IADT’s Cliona Flood and Marion McDonnell in their respective fields. My other top females include our IADT President, Dr Annie Doona, as well as my friend and one of Ireland’s top dieticians, Paula Mee. Thank you all for your support, friendship and unwavering interest in my work as a Sport Psychologist. Here is today’s piece as it appeared in the Irish Independent.