‘How Confidence Works’ with Ian Robertson

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Professor Ian Robertson will give a talk as part of Trinity College Dublin‘s Academic Primary Care Centre (APCC), ‘How Confidence Works – what are its enemies, and why it is important for health –’ on 18th November 2021, 2-3pm.

To attend online: Zoom Registration Link

This is a live talk hosted in An Cosan, with limited in-person attendance for members of An Cosan.

Ian Robertson is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute at (www.gbhi.org). A Member of Academia Europaea, and the Royal Irish Academy, he is a trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuroscientist, he is widely known internationally for his research on neuropsychology. His science writing has included books aimed at the general reader: Mind Sculpture (2000), The Mind’s Eye  (2003), Stay Sharp (2005), The Winner Effect (2012) and The Stress Test (2016), all of which have been widely translated (www.ianrobertson.org). His latest book How Confidence Works was published by Penguin in June 2021.

The Academic Primary Care Centre (APCC) is a collaborative which aims to bring together Trinity College, healthcare and other partners in Tallaght, Dublin to research and innovate, towards improve health in the local community, and generating approaches that can be applied elsewhere.

The APCC Lecture Series is co-hosted by Trinity and An Cosan and will bring Trinity academics to the local community in Tallaght to deliver high quality, accessible, public talks with a view to stimulating debate and community engagement on some of healthcare’s most pertinent topics.  The events are open to everyone to attend, with limited numbers for on-site attendance but unlimited access online via Zoom.


Professor Luke O’Neill speaks at the APCC Lecture Series 2021/22Professor Luke O’Neill presented the first lecture in the series on: COVID-19: Update on Vaccines and Therapeutics. Luke is Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity.

Luke’s lecture was the first public APCC event since the pandemic began, and included some lively debate and discussion with the audience in attendance on COVID vaccines and booster shots, breast-feeding mothers and the COVID vaccine, and how we can boost our immune systems with good nutrition and exercise.

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Steven Galvin

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