HRB Ones2Watch 2019 Winner

Congratulations to Dr Aisling Smith from The Rotunda and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland who won the HRB Ones2Watch 2019 competition.

Aisling won the votes of her peers at the event when she spoke about her research on heart function in babies born with Downs Syndrome.

'I'm really thrilled to have won. It's a fantastic win for our whole research team and will mean so much to all families and babies who are involved'.

Second place went to Dr Amirhoussein Jalali from University College Dublin who spoke about is work on risk calculators for prostate cancer, and third place went to Sunita Panda from Trinity College Dublin who described her work around decision making for caesarean sections.

The HRB wishes all three well in their future careers.

Ones2Watch 2019

Competition finalists

Sunita Panda

Trinity College Dublin

Sunita Panda is a PhD student with a research focus to tease out the complexities associated with decision-making for caesarean sections.

Amirhossein Jalali

University College Dublin

Amir is a postdoctoral research fellow at Conway Institute, UCD, designing simple risk calculators to inform prostate cancer diagnosis which aim to reduce the number of men requiring biopsy and their exposure to its side effects.

He received his PhD in Biostatistics from NUI Galway working on translational statistics which aimed to enhance communication of statistical research findings in an accurate and accessible manner to diverse audiences.

Aisling Smith

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr Aisling Smith is a neonatology specialist registrar currently carrying out PhD research on heart function in babies born with Down Syndrome over the first two years of age. This research project is being conducted across the three Dublin maternity hospitals; The Rotunda Hospital, the Coombe and Holles Street and aims to improve cardiac care for babies born with Down Syndrome in Ireland.

One2Watch competition

We want applicants to convince us why you are 'One 2 Watch' and why your research matters?

Four finalists will each have three minutes to convince the audience why they are the HRB One2Watch.

Applicants will be asked to submit a three minute long video of what would be your presentation on the day. This is essentially you talking to the camera (a smartphone). There is no need for things like graphics or slides to be mixed in. It is just you and the power of your words. On the day itself there are no slides, animations or sound effects allowed. It is just you in front of the audience.

Your presentation should focus on;

  • Why is your research important?
  • Why should the audience care?
  • What will your research and your findings mean for people, for patients, for health policy, or for the health service?
  • And what could, or should, change as a result of your work?

Entry will be by video submission only. You can record it on a camera phone. The video must be recorded in an office-like or quiet, home environment and uploaded to YouTube as an ‘Unlisted video’. This unlisted url is then entered into the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS).

How to enter

You must have an account on the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS) in order to be able to submit your video.

Guidance notes on how to register on GEMS as well as how to submit the video are available at the end of this page.

You must also be registered to attend the main Ones2Watch event in order for your video to be eligible for the competition.

Submission timeline

4 June 2019 Submission opens.

2 July 2019 Submission closes.

End July 2019 Eligibility completed.

August 2019 Review and shortlisting.

September 2019 Finalists will be notified.

10 October 2019 Competition final at Ones2Watch Conference.

Competition guidance notes