Thank you to all those who submitted entries to our science communication competition. 

The competition encourages early and mid-career HRB-funded researchers to share their research with public audiences, and was hosted as part of the 2021 HRB Ones2Watch conference on Thursday 7 October. 

Congratulations to Jennifer Pallin, PhD scholar and researcher in the School of Public Health at University College Cork (UCC) who is our 2021 Ones2Watch winner.

Jennifer won the votes of her peers and journalist judges at the conference with a video animation that explained her research about increasing accessibility of diabetic foot screening through the introduction of an annual screening process, involving close work with public, patient and stakeholder groups. 

Watch Jennifer’s video

Congratulations also goes to the other three competition finalists who were shortlisted. 

With the help of a whiteboard, Dylan Keegan, research assistant at NUI Galway, explained his research evaluating information networks for the National Ambulance Service in response to COVID-19.

Watch Dylan's video

Katarzyna Gajewska, postdoctoral researcher at UCC spoke about her research examining the accessibility of diabetes technology across Ireland.

Watch Katarzyna's video



Laura Kenneally, summer scholarship awardee and undergraduate student at UCC shared her findings exploring the relationship between pubertal timing and allostatic load in adolescents. 

Watch Laura’s video