Watch LIVE: BREATH Project Dissemination Event

Watch LIVE and On-Demand on Wednesday 30th March from 14:00 – 17:00 (BST)


14:00 Welcome by BREATH Lead, Prof Keith Thornbury,

14:05 Gordon Lyons,
M.L.A., Minister for the Economy NI.

14:10 BREATH, scope, aims and achievements
Prof. Keith Thornbury,
DkIT, BREATH Programme Lead

14:30 BREATH Industrial Partnerships
Prof. Lorraine Martin,

14:45 BREATH Outreach
Prof. John Lockhart,

14:45 BREATH Outreach
Prof. John Lockhart,

15:05 Video presentation on COPD by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

14:55 Presentation by Martin Charters
(COPD Patient Advocate)

15:15 Address by Emma Harper, M.S.P. (South Scotland)

15:30 Coffee Break

15:50 Joint address by Dr Michael Mulvey, President DkIT and Prof. Ian Greer, Vice Chancellor, QUB.

16:00 Dr Ruth Matthews,
BREATH PhD Student, DkIT

16:10 Dr Orla Dunne,

16:20 Kimberly Black,

16:30 Dr Roddy Large,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, DkIT
BREATH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, DkIT

16:40 Dr James Reihill
BREATH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QUB

16:50 Dr Richard Wilkinson,
Almac Discovery, BREATH Industry Partner

17:00 Address by Helen Donaldson,
Acting Director for the Joint Secretariat with the SEUPB.

BREATH Dissemination Event

We would like welcome you to our BREATH Dissemination Event

BREATH (Border and Regions Airways Training Hub) is an €8M EU INTERREG VA-funded cross-border partnership between Dundalk Institute of Technology, Queens University Belfast and the University
of the West of Scotland. We have established a world-class cluster of scientists and clinicians to address the causes, treatment and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COPD has an annual EU economic burden of €141.4 billion and is particularly prevalent within the INTERREG VA Eligible Region.

BREATH has successfully trained 28 young scientists to PhD level, or beyond, in both project specific scientific skills and, through industrial interactions, in transferable and complementary industry-relevant skills. Many of these have progressed into high level jobs in industry and academia withinthe Region and beyond. We have active collaborations with 3 industrial partners and have engaged with another 16 local and international companies over the course of the project. To date the project has produced nearly 80 conference presentations and research papers, most of which have
cross-border authorship. We also have an extensive public outreach programme consisting of multiple school visits and media events, through which we have actively engaged over 5,000 pupils
to date across the Region.

Our dissemination event will highlight the success of BREATH across all fronts by presenting the achievements of the project over the last 5 years with presentations from our academic leads,
political leaders, industrial partners and trainees