Day One | 25/08/20

Please note that recordings are now available for each U21 HSG session that took place 25 August 2020. Links are in the drop down menus below.

The opening addresses are available to be viewed as a recording.


Welcome Address by Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD President

Pres Deeks


Welcome Address by Prof Bairbre Redmond, U21 Provost

Bairbre headshot


Welcome Address by Prof Cecily Kelleher, UCD College Principal, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

Cecily Kelleher

‘COVID19 and Interprofessional Education: Adaptations and Impact’

Hosted by Dr Sharon Buckley, University of Birmingham, Dr Allison Mandrusiak, University of Queensland & Dr Janet Wong, University of Hong Kong

Following a keynote presentation by John H.V.Gilbert, C.M., Ph.D., LLD (Hon)., FCAHS, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, panellists from the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and the Netherlands will share their ‘best adaptation’ and institutional perspectives on the impact of the pandemic on IPE in their institution.

The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion that addresses questions and issues raised by attendees.


If you missed the live sessions, please view the recording.

Welcome Address by Prof Dolores O’Riordan, UCD | Recording


Prof Emmeline Hill, UCD: ‘A Career in Research’  | Recording

Live Panel and Q&A: Chair Prof David MacHugh, UCD


Prof Emma Teeling, UCD: ‘The Bat Genome’   | Recording 

Panel and Q&A: Chair Prof David MacHugh, UCD


Doctoral Student Presentation | Recording

Meeting A: Health Equity & the SDGs | Recording

Welcome Address by Assoc Prof Louisa Remedios, University of Melbourne

Dr Ken Winkel, University of Melbourne: ‘Health and the Environment’

Prof Patricia Fitzpatrick & Brigid Quirke, UCD: ‘All Ireland Traveller Health Study’

Panel and Q&A: Co-Chaired by Assoc Prof Louisa Remedios, University of Melbourne & Dr Cliona O’Sullivan, UCD


The Role of Universities in the Sustainable Development Agenda | Recording

Prof Paul Walsh, UCD & Prof Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University in conversation 



Meeting B: Embedding the SDGs in Health Science Curricula | Recording

University College Dublin, Ireland McMaster University, Canada
University of Birmingham, UK University of Johannesburg, South Africa
University of Lund, Sweden University of Melbourne, Australia
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico  

Nadia D’Alton, UCD: 'Mapping SDGs to the curricula  a UCD initiative'

Panel and Q&A: Co-Chaired by Dr Gillian Webb, University of Melbourne & Susanne Brokop, University of Lund


Meeting C: U21 SDG Group activities and 2021 planning | Recording

Update on U21 SDG Activities 2019/2020

Open Forum for 2020/2021 Planning

Facilitators: Dr Cliona O’Sullivan, UCD & Carolyn Cracknell, University of Melbourne

Demanding, Diverse, Extraordinary

When you choose UCD School of Medicine, you choose a demanding, diverse and extraordinary student experience.

For more than 150 years, we’ve been producing patient-focused, research-driven innovators. Our graduates experience the best that a modern healthcare education can offer; responsive, patient-focused curricula, taught at Ireland’s largest and most diverse network of academic and clinical sites by renowned experts in the field of medicine and medical science.

Friendship & Community

Your student experience at UCD is something that you will carry with you throughout your life and your career. That experience will be informed not just by the expertise that you will gain, but also by the bonds of friendship and community that will define your time with us.

We believe that a medical education and university life should offer far more than a qualification alone; we want you to graduate having experienced the full social and academic spectrum of college life.

A Life Less Ordinary

When you choose UCD, you choose more than a world-class healthcare education. You choose Ireland’s most diverse university, set in a world-leading campus of unrivalled social and cultural activity, with access to a network of international opportunities that will make your time here a truly formative and unforgettable experience.

When you choose one of our healthcare programmes, you choose a life less ordinary; one filled with opportunity, in which you will explore and progress the boundaries of human and scientific knowledge for the benefit of patients and society.