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20th Days of Applied Psychology

Keynote Speakers

Yvonne Nolan

Yvonne Nolan

Yvonne Nolan

Full Professor

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Yvonne Nolan is Professor in Neuroscience, a Science Foundation Ireland Investigator and an Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork (UCC). She leads a research team investigating the impact of inflammation and lifestyle influences such as exercise, stress and diet on brain plasticity, gut health, mental health and memory, especially during adolescence, middle and older age. She is a cell, animal model and translational neuroscientist. She has secured research funding as Lead PI from Science Foundation Ireland, Reta Lila Weston Trust, Marigot Ltd, Irish Research Council and Vasogen Inc., Canada. She was consortium lead on a European Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN) project. She has extensive experience of graduate education, supervision, and mentoring, having supervised >40 Early Career Scientists.

Yvonne is Vice Head of Graduate Studies in Medicine and Health at UCC, where she has strategic oversight of education for all doctoral degrees in the health sciences.

Yvonne graduated from NUI, Galway with a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Neuropharmacology. She was a visiting fellow at McGill University Montreal, Canada and held postdoctoral positions in Trinity College, Dublin before joining UCC as academic staff.

At this year's edition of the Days of Applied Psychology, Yvonne Nolan will deliver a keynote lecture on the topic: The role of gut microbiota and hippocampal plasticity in Alzheimer’s disease: lessons from faecal microbiota transplantation studies.

 David Erritzøe

David Erritzøe

 David Erritzøe

Assistant Professor

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Dr. David Erritzoe is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He holds a Clinical Senior Lectureship (i.e. Assistant Professorship)  in General Psychiatry in the Centres for Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London and CNWL Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Following training in neuroreceptor PET imaging at Columbia University in New York in 2002/03, he undertook a PhD at University Hospital Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Since moving to Imperial College in 2009 he has been conducting and overseeing clinical and neuroimaging trials (using PET, MRI, and EEG) into affective disorders and addiction. David is the Clinical Director of Imperial’s Centre for Psychedelic Research. Since early 2021 he has also headed up a new NHS-based research clinic at St Charles Hospital, the CIPPRes Clinic. He is topic lead in Psychiatry at Imperial College London’s Medical School, whilst also lecturing in MSc and BSc neuroscience programs. He has authored more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 4 book chapters.

At the upcoming Days of Applied Psychology, Dr. David Erritzøe will present a keynote lecture titled: Psychedelic Therapy for Mental Health Disorders – Promises and Challenges.

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