A new report into public attitudes towards the LGBT+ community in Ireland, authored by Dr Chris Noone, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, has found that there were clear disparities in attitudes towards different LGBT+ communities. Read more from the Irish Examiner. The report is available to download here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerry Molloy, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being Cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at ways to motivate people to take the booster vaccine. How can we get more people to get booster shots? Analysis: Here are 6 useful ways to motivate and enable people… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerry Molloy, co-leader of the Health and Wellbeing cluster, spoke with the Irish Independent about the messaging around Covid-19. Click here to read the piece.
On Thursday 11 November, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Would you trust a robot more than your doctor? Trust and technology terrorism in medicine by Dr Jane Walsh, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being Cluster. This talk explored recent technological innovations in healthcare and why sometimes they don’t work as expected. The psychological science… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Jane Walsh, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, has said that vaccine hesitant parents could be swayed by the views of their children. Read more from the Irish Independent here and here.
Whitaker Institute member Professor Eamon O’Shea, of Health and Well-Being cluster, told The Irish Times that the push of public policy into the future will be to provide more care for older people in their own home for as long as possible – the homecare option. Read the full article here.
Physical distancing measures (e.g., keeping two metres apart from others outside of one’s household, limiting one’s number of close contacts, avoiding social gatherings) are among the most effective strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community and healthcare settings. Emerging evidence gathered at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic suggested physical… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Molly Byrne, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, has written a new article for The Irish Times. The piece argues that third level students should be prioritized for Covid-19 vaccines so campuses can reopen safely in September. Read the article here.
Up to 5% of children aged 10 to 17 have used a sunbed, according to a new study by Whitaker Institute member Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn and Dr András Költő from the Health Promotion Research Centre, which argues that targeted interventions are needed to increase sun safety behaviours and to eliminate tanning bed use among young people. More… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Jane Walsh, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being cluster, spoke with The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk about the findings from her recent study which found young women were more hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Listen back here.