NUI Galway’s THREESIS 2013 Final

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street, Galway City Centre

Date & Time
12th December, 2013 @ 19:30:00



The THREESIS competition will see NUI Galway staff and students present their research to the audience and a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand, in three minutes or less. Each of the 8 finalists will have only three slides and three minutes to communicate their research area and relevancy. Competitors are judged on how well they convey their subject and their ability to communicate to a general audience.

Each of NUI Galway’s five main priority areas will be represented, with topics ranging from the brain structure of people with Bipolar Disorder, to the transport of pollutants in groundwater. Also on the night, the winner of THREESIS 2012, Dr. Ronán Hennessy of the Ryan Institute’s GIS Centre, will give a short talk based on his winning THREESIS 2012 presentation, “Making Time for Old Lines”, in which he will discuss his animated timeline map of Irish railways.

The winner of THREESIS 2013 will receive a prize and award, based on the decision of the judges who will include: Eithne Verling, Director of the Galway City Museum; Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice-President of Research at NUI Galway, and Johnny Holden, Irish Times Journalist and Editor of NUI Galway’s Research Matters publication.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served on the night. The event is free but we would like you to please book by emailing

List of Presenters

Arias, Mario

“Knowledge Ready to use!”

Informatics, Physical & Computational

Burke, Lorraine; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Young, Honor

“Irish Teenage Sex: Hype or Horror?”

Social Science & Public Policy

Curry, James

“The visual imagery of the Irish labour press, 1911-14”

Humanities in Context

Kenny, Joanne

“Do mental skills in psychosis deteriorate over time?”

Biomedical Science & Engineering

Maloney, Maureen

“Accessing the impact of occupational pension scheme structure and communication on individual pension adequacy”

Social Science & Public Policy

McBriarty, Eunan

“Anybody can be a Scientist!”

Biomedical Science & Engineering

O ‘ Donoghue, Stefani
Investigating brain structure in individuals with bi-polar disorder

Biomedical Science & Engineering

Vero, Sara

“Calculating time-lag of applied nutrients to groundwater on a site-specific basis”

Environmental, Marine & Energy