Ed Daly: Atlantic Technological University, Ireland
Dr Ed Daly is an academic and research scientist specializing in concussion physiology, concussion education, objective concussion identification and post-concussion management. His primary research focuses on developing objective mTBI/concussion assessment tools, examining injury risk using workload models and recovery modalities via workload management and nutritional interventions.
He is a founding member of the Irish Concussion Research Centre, and he collaborates with an international network of academic, medical and sports organizations. Dr Daly is also a highly experienced coaching professional with a demonstrated history in professional sport with over ten years’ experience as a professional coach in Munster Rugby / IRFU.
Shawn R. Eagle: University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr Shawn R. Eagle began focusing on traumatic brain injury during his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh’s Neuromuscular Research Laboratory. He continued his studies as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic. His current research focuses on mitigating risk for long-term sequelae following traumatic brain injury, with a specific focus on mental health issues.
Dr Eagle has published 110 papers in refereed journals and presented his research at local, national, and international scientific conferences. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for 40 peer-reviewed journals.
Lisa Ryan: Atlantic Technological University, Ireland
Dr Lisa Ryan works as Head of the School of Science and Computing at Atlantic Technological University. Prior to her appointment at Monash University, Lisa was at Oxford Brookes University in the UK where she was Operations Director of the 1st UK research center dedicated to Functional Foods.
Her research interests span across sport, food entrepreneurship and nutrition. She is widely published in the area of concussion, nutrition and metabolism, phytochemicals, and functional foods. Outside of her formal academic role has worked as a sport nutritionist for a variety of teams and individuals.
Lisa is co-founder of the Irish Concussion Research Centre and an active member of the Progressive Rugby group. Lisa has also been responsible for developing the new Medicinal Nutrition and Sport theme of the MET Gateway at ATU Galway. Current areas of research include female rugby players, functional foods, metabolic health, food entrepreneurship and the area of concussion management, education and awareness in sport.