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Shannon’s Susan a global winner in Undergraduate Awards

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Susan Williams of Shannon has been named as a Global Winner in the Undergraduate Awards.

Selected among 3,500 entrants Susan’s paper was in the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare category and was titled, ‘Are multi-factorial interventions effective in reducing falls in community-dwelling older adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis’. Her research was supervised by Rose Galvin.

A past pupil of St Caimins Community School in Shannon where she was Student of the Year on two occasions, Susan graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick in June 2018. Two years ago, Williams was highly commended in the Undergraduate Awards for her research based on the benefits of exercise for oncology patients prior to their cancer-specific treatment programme beginning.

Shortly before commencing her studies in UL, Susan was presented with the Normoyle Hillery Scholarship, the science bursary was worth €5000. She entered the BT Young Scientist Competition in 2013 and won an award in the 2011 Canadian Maths Competition

Now working for the Health Service Executive as a physiotherapist in Castlebar, she will be able to act upon her paper based on the multi-factorial interventions for community dwelling adults.

Not alone will she collect a Gold Medal and Certificate of Recognition but Susan’s paper will be published on The Undergraduate Library while she has earned a fully funded trip to attend the UA Global Summit.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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