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9 June 2021: Being an Early Career Researcher in the COVID-19 Era

From changes in research to shifting PhD theses, early career researchers around the world have seen a variety of critical impacts to their work. Hear from five early career researchers on their experiences, including Q&A and discussion opportunities in this free, 90 minute program. Intended for those working in all older adult mental health disciplines.

Presentation: Surfing on the waves of COVID-19: about the adaptability of me as a researcher, a nurse and a human being
Anne van den Bulck
PhD Candidate at Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University
The Netherlands
Presentation: "Still, Stay with Us" - the Challenge of Dementia Care Services during the COVID-19 and Promotion of DemenTitude TM in Hong Kong
Chi Man Chui, PhD
Chief Training Consultant of the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing
Hong Kong
Presentation: Environmental stimuli in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned to improve the management of challenging behavior
Inge Knippenberg
PhD Candidate at the Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Presentation: Social constructions of older people and their care in Ireland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Katharine Schulmann, MSc

PhD candidate in the School of Social Work & Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin
Presentation: Impact on neuropsychological evaluation due to pandemic, is tele-neuropsychology possible?
Loreto Olavarria

Neuropsychologist of the Memory and Neuropsychiatry Clinic of the Hospital Salvador - University of Chile

Program Organizers
Sascha Bolt
PhD Candidate for the Living Lab in Ageing & Long-Term Care, Maastricht University; Masters in Clinical and Neuropsychology
The Netherlands
Dr. Tomás León, MD
Old Age psychiatrist;  Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at Global Brain Health Institute
Calvin Swords, PhD
Irish Research Council Scholar; PhD Candidate & Part-Time Lecturer, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin