The Science of Happiness

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You are invited to attend APCC Lecture – The Science of Happiness by Brendan Kelly, consultant psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital. The lecture takes place on Jan 27, 2022 at 2pm.

The Science of Happiness

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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. is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on

Brendan Kelly is the Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital, and author of ‘The Science of Happiness: The Six Principles of a Happy Life and the Seven Strategies for Achieving It’ (Gill Books, 2021). In addition to his medical degree (MB BCh BAO), Brendan Kelly holds masters degrees in epidemiology (MSc), healthcare management (MA) and Buddhist studies (MA); an MA (jure officii) from Trinity College Dublin; and doctorates in medicine (MD), history (PhD), governance (DGov) and law (PhD). HeI has authored and co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and 600 non-peer-reviewed publications. These cover a range of themes relating to mental health, law, history and related topics. His books include India’s Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Building Laws, Protecting Rights (Springer, 2020, with Dr Richard Duffy), Coping With Coronavirus: How To Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health (Merrion Press, 2020), The Doctor Who Sat For A Year (Liffey Press, 2019), Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland (Irish Academic Press, 2016), Mental Illness, Human Rights and the Law (RCPsych Books, 2016) and Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights: Coercion and the Law (Routledge, 2015). He co-authored, with Professor Patricia Casey, the third and fourth editions of Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology (2007 and 2019), the best-selling book published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists which is now published by Cambridge University Press. His other books on historical themes include Custody, Care and Criminality: Forensic Psychiatry and Law in 19th-Century Ireland (History Press Ireland, 2014), Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014) and “He Lost Himself Completely”: Shell Shock and its Treatment at Dublin’s Richmond War Hospital (1916-19) (Liffey Press, 2014).

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  1. James Disney 25th January 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I looking to know about the course that is the course the science of-happiness if there is a QQI cert or also how long it the course on for if you can send me some info on this, please or is all on the info on the zoom if I register or what, please.

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