Rebecca Power, MSc, winner of the 2018 School of Health Science Student of the Year
Rebecca is midway through her PhD work at the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI) and has already demonstrated outstanding aptitude and commitment for her research project. She is leading a major project which has identified a way to enhance nutrition in relation to the brain and positively impact on cognitive function, and potentially, Alzheimer’s disease (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29332050). This work has been identified as a major newsworthy original article by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which is a significant achievement for a postgraduate student in this field and has profiled the work of the NRCI and School in this area on an international stage. Rebecca is preparing to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship when she completes her PhD studies at WIT. The team at NRCI anticipate that Rebecca will become a significant scientist in her field and will represent and promote WIT as a place of significance in the training and support of forward thinking young scientists.