Join Dr. Pat O’Leary for a presentation on his life with Chemistry: from illness to anti-doping
Dr. O’Leary is currently Registrar of the National University of Ireland, and formerly Head of the School of Chemistry in the University of Galway. He is a two-time paralympian and was the first athlete to represent Ireland in canoeing at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016. Pat was appointed to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Athlete Council in 2023, part of a 20-member athlete panel tasked with representing, supporting and promoting the voices of athletes on anti-doping matters.
In this public seminar, through the Galway Science & Technology Festival, Dr. O’Leary will provide fascinating insight into his personal and professional experience with chemistry under the topics of:
Cancer and Chemotherapy
Imaging, swabbing and security checks
Artificial limb technology, sports science and paralympic competitions
Antidoping and athletes