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Professor Michael Harrison has worked at WIT/SETU since 1999.  He is Head of the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at SETU Waterford Campus and a former Dean of the School of Science and Computing. Michael’s research, undertaken in conjunction with University Hospital Waterford and UPMC Whitfield, considers the impact of exercise for clinical populations, including age-related frailty, vascular disease and cancer.  He has a specific interest in immune cell subsets that exert positive and negative influences on the processes that underlie ageing and vascular disease.  He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Molecular and Biotechnology Research Centre and the Centre for Health Behaviour Research.  He sits on the Advisory Board of the Exercise is Medicine Ireland National Centre and holds a Fellowship from the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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