Episode 126

David Prendergast: Head of the Department of Anthropology, Professor of Science & speaker at the Why the World needs Anthropologists, Re|Generation 23-25 Sept 2022 Berlin

Published on: 19th September, 2022

David Prendergast is Head of the Department of Anthropology and Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Maynooth University in Ireland. Previously David worked at Intel where he was a principal investigator at the ‘Technology Research for Independent Living Centre’ and co-founder of the ‘Intel Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities’. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Healthcare Innovation at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. He is currently working on a book with colleagues Jamie Saris and Katja Seidel about the lives of 94 older adults in ten locations across Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are happy to have David with us speaking to his background and current work at the intersection of academia and the applied sector. He shares his path into anthropology and his multiple research projects as well as gives insight into what motivated his choices to leave spaces of engagement or to take on new opportunities. As speaker at the Why the world needs Anthropologists conference

he shares how he will be contributing to the themes as well as his advice and thoughts to those considering to attend.

Listen to the episode to hear more about it.


Why the World needs Anthropologists, Re|Generation,

September 2022 https://www.applied-anthropology.com/session/regeneration-talk-iv-2/

Social Media:

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidprendergast/

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