Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Dr Claire Potter is a Specialty Trainee in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry and ICAT Fellow in Queen’s University Belfast. The Wellcome-Health Research Board Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme is a unique all-Ireland cross-institutional programme for Clinician Scientists based at six Irish universities and their affiliated hospital groups. Currently a second year PhD student in the Centre of Public Health QUB, Dr Potter’s research involves studying life course impact of stress and negative psychological experiences on biological and cognitive ageing across ageing cohorts in Ireland, The Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA) study (QUB) and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) study (TCD).
As a Fulbright Student Awardee to the Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan, Dr Potter will explore this further in the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study (HRS) gaining additional technical and analytical skills to develop longstanding collaborations with global ageing researchers.