The theme for the 41st annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society was 'Brain Health Through the Lifespan' and featured many eminent keynote speakers relevant to her discipline, including Professor Sandra Weintraub, Professor Reisa Sperling, and Professor Marcel Mesulam. Dr Irish’s research is focused on cognitive processes and how these are affected in dementia.
Dr Irish's work was based on a paper which was accepted for publication in Human Brain Mapping on how episodic memory relates to dementia and Alzheimers disease. Dr Irish gave an oral presentation outlining her work on episodic memory in neurodegenerative disorders.
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Dr Irish presented her work at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting 2013, Hawaii, USA, 3- 10 February in 2013.
She worked as a dietitian in a number of hospitals, as a technical executive in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and as senior nutritionist for Cow & Gate.
She was also the resident dietitian with TV3’s The Morning Show for a while.
Briefly, her cognitive and neuroimaging data from neurodegenerative conditions converge to show that general knowledge of the world is essential for our ability to imagine possible events in the future.