Diversity key to future employment opportunities – Dr Aoibheann Bird, Insight (video)
Dr Aoibheann Bird, education and outreach manager, Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Diversity key to future employment opportunities – Dr Aoibheann Bird, Insight (video)

19 Feb 2014

We spoke to Dr Aoibheann Bird from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, about how future job-seekers will need to work with people of different backgrounds to succeed.

Bird is Insight’s education and outreach manager and was at Career Zoo in the Convention Centre Dublin on 15 February to speak to PhD students who are looking to make the next step in their research careers, as well as reveal a wide range of roles at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics for software developers, research assistants, administrators and managers.

Describing her own story, Bird says she used diversity as a way to progress her career. “I myself was a physicist and then I went into biomedical … and in Insight we have people from different backgrounds, such as biomechanics and computer scientists, side-by-side."

She now sees her role of encouraging children to become interested in science as her main priority.

Career Zoo 2014: Insight 

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

As an award-winning editor for Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, Colm joined Siliconrepublic.com in January 2014 as a journalist covering AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist anymore or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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