The work of a team of researchers based in Waterford is to be showcased during Nationwide on RTÉ One at 7pm on Wednesday (April 8). The programme will also be available online for overseas and Irish viewing through the RTÉ Player (www.rte.ie/player). Wednesday’s edition of the long-running TV series is to include a 12-minute package presented by Helen McInerney, filmed by Neilus Dennehy and Brian Walsh and edited by Conan Doyle.
The report will feature interviews with Prof John Nolan and Prof Stephen Beatty from the Vision Research Centre at Waterford Institute of Technology as well as Prof Riona Mulcahy, University Hospital Waterford and a number of UK and US contributors. Prof Nolan, Principal Investigator at the Vision Research Centre and a Fulbright Scholar, Howard Foundation Chair and European Research Council (ERC) Fellow, said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to share some of our current research work with a national TV audience of up to 300,000 through Nationwide and look forward to seeing the report being broadcast on what we know is a very popular programme.
“Indeed, we’ve seen the reach and impact of Nationwide previously with a huge public reaction when some of our earlier work was presented on the programme in 2009 and 2014. The report this week is also hopefully something a lot of viewers will see and that’s great as we continue to get terrific support from the community.”