Ian Mulvany

January 5, 2023

This researcher does not exist

I'd like to introduce you to Niamh Martins:


This is her research biography:

Niamh Martins is an early career researcher and professor of ecology at the University of Galway in Ireland. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Dublin, and went on to earn her master's and PhD in ecology from the University of Edinburgh.

During her PhD studies, Niamh developed a strong interest in the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems, and she focused her research on the effects of rising ocean temperatures on shellfish populations.

After completing her PhD, Niamh accepted a postdoctoral position at the University of Galway, where she continued her research on shellfish environments. She has published numerous papers in academic journals, and has received several grants to support her research.

In addition to her research, Niamh is also an enthusiastic teacher and mentor, and she enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students in her laboratory. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of ecology with the next generation of scientists, and she is committed to promoting the importance of marine conservation.

Niamh's work has been recognized with several awards, including the Early Career Researcher Award from the Marine Ecology Society and the Young Scientist Award from the Irish Academy of Sciences. She is an active member of several professional societies, and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.

As she continues to build her career, Niamh is committed to conducting impactful research that will help protect the marine environment and the species that depend on it.

The only problem is that Niamh does not exist. Her image was taken from https://thispersondoesnotexist.com, and ChatGPT gave me her biography after I asked it:

"Write me a fictional academic biography of an early career researcher called Niamh martins, who is an ecology prof at the university of galway studying shell fish environments"

It took about 10 seconds to generate this profile. Dear reader, I leave it to you to consider the possibilities. 

- Ian 

About Ian Mulvany

Hi, I'm Ian - I work on academic publishing systems. You can find out more about me at mulvany.net. I'm always interested in engaging with folk on these topics, if you have made your way here don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything you want to share, discuss, or ask for help with!