New UL Vice President will focus on broadening research function

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Print Linkedin Newly appointed UL Vice President Professor Norelee KennedyPhoto: Oisin McHughPROFESSOR Norelee Kennedy, who has been appointed Vice President for Research at the University of Limerick, will be responsible for a main pillar of the new UL Strategic Plan that will be launched in the coming semester.An Associate Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of School of Allied Health at UL, she will take up the new position in January.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said that research was vital to the future of the University and its importance is now gaining significant attention.“Research and Innovation will also form a main pillar of the new UL Strategic Plan which will be launched in the coming semester,” he stated.Dr Fitzgerald also acknowledged “the superb work of the outgoing Vice President Dr Mary Shire who completed two very successful terms in this role and led the Research function with distinction”.Prof Kennedy has worked as an academic in UL for over 14 years and as Head of School of Allied Health for five years. The Tipperary native graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc Physiotherapy in 1999 and a PhD in 2004. Her research focuses on focuses on inflammatory arthritis and physical activity in exercise.Stating that she was honoured to be taking on her new role, she said that, as an academic in UL for the last 14 years, she was very proud of UL and the research that was done there.“It is such an exciting opportunity to look at the next phase of research for UL. We have an excellent base in what we are doing in our research here and I think there are opportunities to look at new ways of bringing people together to work in interdisciplinary ways.“My vision is that we will continue to ensure that research we engage with has excellent impact and value for the communities and the people that we work with and the research partners we engage with,” she added.The Vice President, Research (VPR) at UL is a member of the Executive Committee with responsibility for Research Support Services and the Technology Transfer Office.They are responsible for the Research affairs of the University, including research support services, related enterprise and commercialisation of UL’s research.Reporting to the President, the VPR also has a key role in the overall leadership and strategic management of the University. Previous articleMinister needs to act urgently in relation to better EU Connectivity for Shannon AirportNext articleLimerick’s economic recovery resonates in California Staff Reporter Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsEducationNew UL Vice President will focus on broadening research functionBy Staff Reporter – July 30, 2019 519 Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsULUniversityUniversity of Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

NFL star Ezekiel Ansah enstooled Abrahene of Akuapem Traditional council

first_imgGhanaian born American football star Ezekiel Nana Ansah has pledged to build a sports academy for the people of Akuapem in the Eastern Region.He made this pledge prior to his enstoolment as the Abrahene of Akuapem traditional council at an elaborate ceremony at Akuapem over the weekend.In accordance to tradition, his enstoolment which was supervised by the Okuapehene Oseadeeyo Kwesi Akuffo II began with a brief initiation of Ezekiel Ansah into the Akuapem traditional family which was done by the chief linquist of Aboasa, Okyeame Gyan Kwadade.After the initiation the stoutly built Rasta haired footballer was then presented to the paramount chief Oseadeeyo Kwesi Akuffo II who gave him the stool name Abrahene(Chief sports advisor) Nana Ansah.Speaking to the media afterwards he pledged to use his new position to develop sports in the community.“I see this as an opportunity to reconnect with my history and heritage to give back to the community where I came from,” he stated.He pledged to mobilise his efforts and those of others both locally and international to make Akropong Akuapem the hotbed of sports in the Eastern Region. “The are a lot of sporting talents in Akropong-Akuapem and I intend to harness them all to the benefit of the people and Ghana as a country,” he noted.He expressed gratitude to the people of Akropong and Oseadeeyo Kwesi Akuffo II for the honour done him and vowed never to disappoint themlast_img read more