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Shaw Consulting worked with Dr Donal O’Gorman and Dr Gráinne O’Donoghue, The School of Health and Human Performance, DCU to promote and deliver a one day conference to exchange knowledge and disseminate the latest research findings with regard to factors affecting physical activity, diet and sedentary behaviour.


The DEDIPAC Ireland Symposium took place in Dublin on September 7th, 2016 and brought together the two largest consortia representing diet and physical activity in Ireland to provides an integrated approach to lifestyle recommendations for public health policy.

The DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity) Knowledge Hub is a collaborative European project, in which Irish researchers play a pivotal role in defining and understanding dietary and activity factors that influence health. Irish research institutions include DCU, UL, UCC, UCD, and TCD .

The DEDIPAC symposium was supported by the Health Research Board.

Photos from the DEDIPAC Ireland conference.

Shaw Consulting provided communications support including event planning; stakeholder engagement; promotion of the event using online tools including email marketing, linkedin forums and Eventbrite; development of presentation material including slides, posters, backdrops and conference packs, PR and photography; budget management, and; event reporting including attendee surveys.


The School of Health and Human Performance, DCU recently engaged Suzanne Shaw to assist in the development and execution of the DEDIPAC Ireland Conference, raising awareness of the project and its outcomes. Innovative and creative, Suzanne is an extremely strong marketing professional. She looked at the brief at both a strategic and tactical level harnessing the necessary people and resources to create an effective and engaging conference. Very personable and an excellent project manager, I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future. I would recommend her highly.

Donal O’Gorman, Head 3U Diabetes, Dublin City University