Shane Coleman Macken

Laidlaw Scholar @ Trinity College Dublin, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
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Lucas Maughan

Pharmacy Student, Trinity College Dublin

<p>Hi! My name's Lucas Maughan. I'm a 2nd year pharmacy student at Trinity College Dublin. I have an interest in all aspects of pharmacy with particular interest in clinical and regulatory aspects. My research investigates household medication waste practices and associated consumer awareness, attitudes and behaviours in Ireland.</p>
Keir Andrew Spring

Student, Durham University

<p>Student of Chinese Studies interested in linguistics, government and international affairs, and anything jazz!</p>
Georgia Dillon (she/her)

Law Student, Trinity College Dublin

<p>I am a second year law student at Trinity College Dublin, with interests in social justice, access to education, gender equality, sustainability and human rights.</p> <p>I currently work as a Policy and Advocacy Advisor at The Pad Project, a role that inspired my research on 'How Period Poverty Impacts Secondary Level Education in Ireland.'</p>
<p>Trinity College Dublin joined the Laidlaw Network in 2018. The Laidlaw Programme offers undergraduate students at Trinity the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders.</p> <p>Laidlaw Scholars work with an academic supervisor on a self-directed, independent research project and take part in a suite of integrated leadership development activities which culminate in a challenging applied leadership experience. Laidlaw Scholars join a community of learning, driven by curiosity and collaboration, which enables diverse voices to make a meaningful impact.</p> <p>The Laidlaw Programme at Trinity is open to undergraduates in the second year of a four year programme or the second/third year of a five year undergraduate/integrated masters programme.</p>
Jennifer Waters

Student, Laidlaw Scholars

I am a third-year TSM student in Trinity College Dublin for History and Philosophy. My research project aims to establish a multitiered argument against the use of Future Dangerousness in American criminal court, especially in capital cases. I outline the concept of Future Dangerousness, its uses, and how its fundamental inconsistencies facilitate miscarriages of justice than continue into today.
Beverly Genockey

Zoology Student, Trinity College Dublin

I am a third year Zoology student at Trinity College Dublin. My research project aims to determine the most abundant plant species in Dublin City and analyse their functional traits to make inferences about these species' suitability for use as nature-based solutions, which is a newly proposed concept for simultaneously regreening cities through the use of nature to combat socio-environmental and climate-related problems.
Aaron Koay

PhD Scholar in Population Health & Human Factors | Pharmacist, Trinity College Dublin

<p>I am a PhD Scholar in Population Health and Human Factors at Trinity College Dublin. For my PhD, I am exploring household medication practices and safety vulnerabilities in laypeople through the lens of systems thinking. I am also a qualified pharmacist in Ireland. I have a strong interest in (health) equity, global health, population health, health services research and global development practice. For my Laidlaw research project, I investigated the therapeutic potential of a natural-occurring vitamin called ergothioneine, mostly found in mushrooms, on the development of idiopathic and bleomycin-induced lung scarring in lung cells. Beyond that, I have had extensive research experiences across medical humanities plant metabolomics and pharmacy practice. During my free time, you'll most likely find me practising yoga and meditation in my room! If you're interested to have a chat about anything, don't hesitate to drop me a line! Look forward to hearing from you! :)</p>
Reuben Morris-Dyer

Art History and Film Undergraduate, The University of St Andrews

Hello! I'm Reuben, an Art History and Film student researching 'The Sonic Body: Technology, Embodiment, Gender' with the University of St Andrews and Trinity College Dublin. I am also a student filmmaker and illustrator, and host 'The Theory of Everything Podcast' for StAR Radio.
Mia Sherry

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I'm a SF English and Film Studies student in Trinity College, Dublin. I'm an avid writer and film critic for the Trinity Film Review, along with Trinity News and TN2. When I'm not watching films or doing school work, I love to run, read and attempt to learm ancient languages.
Maggie Larson

Mathematics student, Trinity College Dublin

Gráinne Sexton

Undergraduate researcher , School of English, Trinity College Dublin

<p>Student of English Literature and History at Trinity College Dublin. My research explores the nature of borders and boundaries in the literature of Native American communities, with a particular focus on the work of contemporary author Leslie Marmon Silko. The project has thus far involved collaboration with leading scholars of Native American studies from across the United Kingdom and United States. I am additionally writing a final-year dissertation on Indigenous strategies of resistance to environmental injustice in the work of Silko.</p>
Paul Hanna

Laidlaw Scholar, Columbia University

<p>I'm a second-year student at Columbia University studying Film/Media Studies and Political Philosophy/Theory! I'm interested in visual art, film, analytic philosophy, and research on the intersection between the visual/media arts and political philosophy. I also like to write poetry, read, watch films, bake, play the piano, and take photos!</p> <p></p> <p>Last summer, I examined Napoleon's influence on the political attitudes present in <em>Le rouge et le noir </em>by Stendhal and <em>War and Peace</em> by Leo Tolstoy. (he/him)</p>
Janina Knörzer

Student, Trinity College Dublin

Currently studying History at Undergraduate level at Trinity College Dublin. Outside of college, I spend my time with music and ballet, catching up on reading ‘old classics’, some amateur photography, and trying to gain a little bit of an understanding of biology and medicine. For the duration of this programme, my research aims to prove a connection between environmental “end time” scenarios and their instrumentalization for the development of social movements. Through a historical perspective, I first want to identify patterns and then in a second step relate them back to universal reasons that make people susceptible to “political agitation”. Finally, I plan to develop recommendations for political education that help promote critical thinking in the context of political and social movements.
James R. Harrison

Laidlaw Alum, incoming MA-PhD student, Durham University

<p>Final-year Durham student studying Politics; President of Durham Laidlaw Scholars' Organisation; Incoming ESRC-funded MA-PhD student in NINE DTP. My research so far has covered ideological identity in left-wing student activism, examining the interplay of social movement theory and the philosophy of identity, and my general research interests include citizenship education, democratic theory and the occasional bit of political anthropology. Outside of my studies it's mainly twentieth-century literature, cocktails and cooking!</p>
Matthew Fackrell

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholar, Durham University

Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate; from Bristol, UK. I am completing a research project on narrative transmission and reproduction, looking at how oral accounts of geological events are passed down accurately over generations. By understanding how narratives are constructed I am keen to explore interdisciplinary approaches, particularly between Anthropology, Linguistics, Computer-Human Interaction, and Cognition. Other interests include literature, art and photography, architecture, astronomy, and outdoor pursuits.
Ana Sainz de Murieta

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I’m a 3rd-year Theoretical Physics student at Trinity College Dublin. For my research project, I will analyse data from the Zwicky Transient Factory to establish a relation between supernova explosions and their host galaxies and determine a subsample of Type Ia Supernovae that will help us constrain the origin of dark energy.
Joel McKeever (He/Him)

Student Employability Officer (Laidlaw Programme Coordinator), Trinity College Dublin

<p>Joel is the Student Employability Officer and supports the development of co-curricular projects, in particular the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Programme and the Trinity Employability Awards.</p> <p>As Laidlaw coordinator he is responsible for the design and delivery of the Laidlaw Scholarship including student leadership development activities and day-to-day support of the Laidlaw Scholars at Trinity.</p> <p>He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and was awarded a B.A. in English Studies and a Master in Arts from the University. Prior to joining the Careers Service, he worked in the Academic Registry as a Team Manager (Communications, HR and Admin) with a focus on developing modern and inclusive support services for students and staff. He has previously worked with the Office of Global Relations in developing the Global Room and Campus Visit initiatives for international students.</p> <p>He is a founder and former Chair (2016-2018) of Trinity's LGBT Staff Network and is committed to enabling Trinity's mission to foster excellence through an accessible and diverse community.</p>
Jin Zhe Ang

Medical Student, Trinity College Dublin

Sinéad McAteer

Student Midwife , Trinity College Dublin

I am a 3rd year Midwifery student at Trinity College Dublin. For my research project, I am investigating women's views on the need for birth reflection clinics/services for women who have experienced a traumatic event during childbirth within the Irish maternity services.
Lucija Sili

Pharmacy Student, Trinity College Dublin

I am an incoming MPharm student at Trinity College Dublin. From my entire Academic experience I have gained a clear, logical mind and a drive to see things through the completion. As an outgoing, energetic and charismatic student I seek to expand my social and professional network and engage with peers and experts alike. I am a well-rounded and self-aware person, always willing to meet new people from different backgrounds of the globe. I have a keen interest in pharmaceutics, accompanied with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.