Research Highlights 2022
Posted on: 30 December 2022
Over the past 12 months Trinity’s researchers have made some incredible contributions to their fields and to society. In this reflective piece, we highlight 12 pieces of work/impacts that made waves and sparked discussion in 2022.
Zoologists found several new species of colourful, tropical sunbirds on the tiny Wakatobi Islands in central Indonesia. Read the original story.
New research from sociologists found that a “Goldilocks” amount of time spent online could be good for teenagers’ wellbeing. Read the original story.
TILDA scientists linked low levels of folate to accelerated cognitive decline over an eight-year period. Read the original story.
Immunologists may have discovered why some women exposed to contaminated anti-D in the 1970s resisted hepatitis C infection. Read the original story.
Political scientists, historians, legal experts, ecologists, economists and professional staff provided expert comment on the war in Ukraine. Read the original story.
A study found women returning to work after a breast cancer diagnosis were unaware of employment rights and entitlements. Read the original story.
Physicists adapted an experiment developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity and found that our brains may use quantum computation. Read the original story.
School of English researcher Mary Pyle enjoyed a magical day when, at the record age of 84, she graduated with a PhD for her thesis on the Harry Potter books. Read the original story.
Research found 25% of children in Dublin are vitamin-d deficient, with girls, teens and those living in socio-economic areas most affected. Read the original story.
In a scientific first, geneticists found a new disease mutation by analysing 1,000-year-old skeleton DNA. Read the original story.
The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland offered an immersive digital recreation of the Public Record Office and its collections destroyed by fire 100 years ago. Read the original story.
And a study showed a substantial number of first-time mums need professional mental health support beyond the six-week, post-partum, cut-off point. Read the original story.