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About the Series

Through our Human Health Impact and Technology series we explore emerging research and application in the rapidly evolving healthtech sector. Host Professor Patricia Maguire chats to leading health and technology innovators conducting cutting-edge research around the world with interactive audience Q&A.

Series Two Past Events

HHIT Series Episode 10: "Engineering the Metaverse", with Professor Tahar Kechadi.

Professor Tahar Kechadi, Full Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science, and Principal Investigator at Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics on February 6th 2024.   Read the top takeaways from the event.

HHIT Series Episode 9: Using Artificial Intelligence and allied technologies to deliver precision endoscopy and imaging to Gastroenterology, with Mike Byrne.

Dr. Michael Byrne, Dr. Michael Byrne, Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, and CEO/founder of (opens in a new window)Satisfai Health on November 21st, 2023.  Read the top takeaways from the event.

HHIT Series Episode 8: Childhood obesity, cystic fibrosis and healthcare worker burnout, with Gerardine Doyle

Prof. Gerardine Doyle, Full Professor of Accounting in UCD College of Business, Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School 2023/24 on October 17th, 2023.  Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.

HHIT Series Episode 7: Precision oncology and developing ‘digital twins’ of cancer patients, with Walter Kolch

Prof Walter Kolch, Director of Systems Biology Ireland and the Precision Oncology Ireland Consortium spoke on 19 September 2023. Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.

Series One Events

HHIT Series Episode 6: How AI is transforming healthcare, with Ronan Glynn

Dr Ronan Glynn is Health Sector Lead for EY Ireland and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. On April 18th, 2023, he spoke to HHIT Series host Prof Patricia Maguire about pandemic preparedness, our ageing population and how AI is transforming healthcare. Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.

HHIT Series Episode 5: Global Human Computer Interaction and Global Health, with Aaron Quigley

Professor Aaron Quigley, Deputy Director and Director of Science at (opens in a new window)CSIRO Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency on 21 March 2023 in the Moore Auditorium, UCD. Read more.

HHIT Series Episode 4: Biomedicine and digital health, with Paula Petrone

Prof Paula Petrone, Biomedical data scientist and team lead at (opens in a new window)Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal),and organiser of the (opens in a new window)Women in Data Science (WiDS) Barcelona Biomedicine conference spoke on 21 February 2023. Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.

HHIT Series Episode 3: Precision medicine with Peter Keeling

Peter Keeling is CEO of (opens in a new window)Diaceutics, a Belfast-based med-tech company focused on diagnostics testing. On 7 February 2023, he spoke about precision medicine with host Prof Patricia Maguire. Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.

HHIT Series Episode 2: Brain-computer interfaces, with Tan Le

Tan Le, Founder and CEO of EMOTIV, a San Francisco-based neuroinformatices company spoke on 31 January 2023 about the astonishing achievements - and potential - of brain-computer interfaces. Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.

HHIT Series Episode 1: Raimond L. Winslow

On January 17th, 2023, Dr. Rai Winslow, Director of Life Sciences and Medical Research at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, USA, spoke to host Prof. Patricia Maguire about computational medicine and the extraordinary potential of AI and machine learning in healthcare. Read the Top Takeaway Thoughts.