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Empowering communities impacted by our research

We collaborate with national advocacy groups to inform public awareness, engagement and research policy in neurological health. Partnering with organisations such as the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, Epilepsy Irl, MS Ireland, Dravet Syndrome Ireland, CDKL5 Ireland and TSC Ireland, these bi-directional engagements are excellent fora to share research advances and also to build our understanding of public and patient priorities. Take a look at some of our activities:

Brain Awareness Week

FutureNeuro are delighted to partner with Neurological Alliance of Ireland to contribute to this annual initiative which aims to promote greater awareness of the brain and brain conditions, as well as the need for more investment in services, research and prevention. Examples of some our 2024 activities include:

Our researchers showcased their research:

  • Jacob Kennedy, our PhD candidate at Maynooth University described his FamilySleeps project, investigating circadian rhythms in families with neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Rosie Giglia, our PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin told us about her project comparing the brainwaves of people with and without Multiple sclerosis and what she hopes this research will lead to.
  • Members of the team shared their top tips on maintaining a healthy brain.

Epilepsy Research Matters

As part of National Epilepsy Week (2023), we joined Epilepsy Irl. to host an in-person event highlighting recent developments in epilepsy research. Our multi-disciplinary panel discussion explored future directions and priorities in epilepsy research, with valuable input from individuals living with epilepsy and their families. We were delighted to have Dr. Peter Widdess-Walsh, Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital, as our keynote speaker, sharing updates and developments in the treatment of epilepsy. Explore the presentations from our 2023 Research Matters event here.

Flyer for Research Matters information event