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DOCTRID Research Institute continues growth

DOCTRID V Conference gave the DOCTRID Research Institute the opportunity to welcome 2 new partners, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and King’s College London (KCL). We were joined by Dr Nigel Seery, Vice President Academic Affairs & Registrar AIT and Dr Grainne McLoughlin, Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience, King’s College London, at the opening of the Conference in University of Limerick on 27th April 2017, where both partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DOCTRID Research Institute. This brings to 20, the number of research institutions collaborating with DOCTRID to contribute to development of knowledge and provision of evidence-based research to inform policy and practice in intellectual disabilities and autism. 

AIT has three strategic research institutes in Software Materials and Biosciences carrying out projects in areas such as augmented and virtual reality technologies and applications, Affective Computing, Sports Science, Nursing and Creative Arts and Social Care. This focus on improving the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder ties in very well with the ethos of the Daughters of Charity and the DOCTRID Research Institute. Read more about Athlone Institute of Technology here.

King’s College London provides a world class research environment through its Medical Research Council (MRC) Social Genetic and Developmental (SGDP) Centre. This excellent research environment will enable them to work with the Daughters of Charity to provide empirical research to help guide services in the area of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. Read more about King’s College London here.


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