PEEI Official Launch - November 2018

The 22nd November 2018 was a momentous occasion for PEEI as our research centre was officially launched at the Learning and Innovation Centre in ITB.  A motivational keynote address was delivered by Dr Joseph Duffy, CEO of Jigsaw, who highlighted the need for evidence based research in the field of mental health and acknowledged the real impact that PEEI's research has already begun to make in people's lives.  Dr Aiden Carthy, Director of PEEI, outlined a vision for the continued growth of the centre.  Acknowledging the vital role that social and emotional competencies such as empathy, compassion and self-awareness play in driving success in educational and business contexts, Dr Carthy, demonstrated how research conducted at PEEI focuses on designing and testing interventions which improve these very skills and enable individuals and organisations to thrive.  Dr Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President of ITB, discussed the dynamic and intercultural contexts of the contemporary workplace, the need for graduates to be socially and emotionally mature to enable them to meet the demands of the modern work environment and how research such as that conducted by PEEI will promote graduate work readiness.

Although PEEI is relatively young, we have demonstrated a capacity for research excellence and our work has already begun to make a difference in peoples’ lives. 

We are delighted to officially launch our research centre and very much look forward to continued growth and success in the years to come.  

The images below share some of the excitement and appropriately, some of the emotion from the day.  

The Stage is Set - Lights, Camera, Action!

Dr Aiden Carthy, Director of PEEI

 Inspiring Keynote - Dr Joseph Duffy, CEO Jigsaw

PEEI - Our Mission Statement and Vision

Kate Wiseman, Research Programmes Coordinator THEA


Dr Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President of ITB

Our Wonderfully Talented Postgraduate Students

The PEEI Logo - Prepare To See More Of This!

Apres Launch - Feeling Appropriately Proud

I Always Work Like This, Don't You?