NUI Galway School of Psychology researcher wins prestigious Royal Irish Academy Grant

Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin
Mar 29 2019 Posted: 15:35 GMT

NUI Galway researcher Dr Páraic Ó Súilleabháin was recently awarded a Charlemont Grant Award from the Royal Irish Academy from his research examining the effects of personality and loneliness on cardiovascular disease in old age, which he leads.

On receiving the award, Dr Ó Súilleabháin, said: “I am delighted to win such a prestigious award. This provides me with an excellent opportunity to travel to Florida State University, and develop collaborative links with one of the leading international experts at the intersection of psychological functioning and physical and cognitive health.”

Funded by the Academy, the Charlemont Grants are designed to act as a career springboard to assist scholars in strengthening their international mobility and developing international collaborative networks. As a result of this grant, Dr Ó Súilleabháin will hold a visiting research fellow position at Florida State University under the mentorship of Professor Angelina Sutin.

For further details on the RIA Charlemont Grant please visit


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