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PhD Studentship and Fellowships

The Department of Medical Gerontology is well known for its strong research environment and thriving history of  academic achievement across basic, translational and clinical studies.  We are committed to matching the specialty requirements of academics with integrated post graduate programmes centred around geriatric medicine and gerontology in either clinical service, education or research.

Further details on Gerontology related postgraduate courses can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Application forms are obtainable from the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

PhDs & MDs awarded in the last 5 years:

Student Name Degree Supervisor Start date Date of Submission Title of Project Funding Source
Mohammed Ali Al-Kalbani   Ph.D.  Prof Davis Coakley 2005 2009 Ocular Microtremor Measurement, Characterization & Analysis SFI
Niamh Collins Ph.D. Prof Davis Coakley 2007 2012 Ocular Microtremor as a
Clinical and Scientific Tool in Neurologic Disease;
Validation and Application of a Generalised Discovery Protocol
Mercers Institute for Research on Ageing
James Hanney M.Sc Dr Ronan Collins   Jan 2013 Psychosocial adaptation to stroke in young adults: a qualitative, longitudinal analysis.  
Dorothy Leahy M. Sc Dr Deirdre Desmond
& Dr. Ronan Collins
June 2010 June 2012 Experiences of stroke in young adults: a qualitative analysis Meath Foundation
Dr Michelle O’Reilly PhD Dr C Cunningham 1999 2002 Hormonal and emotional regulation of memory processes Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing
Dr Chie Wei Fan MD Dr C Cunningham 2006 2008 Sleeping with the head of the bed tilted up: physiology and therapy Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing
Dr A Chin MD Dr C Cunningham 2003 2010 Vascular correlates of cognitive performance in a community based elderly population Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing
Dr D Robinson MD Dr C Cunningham 2006 2009 Vitamin B12 in the elderly and its relationship to cognition,falls & balance, mood & mortality Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing
Dr. Clodagh O’Dwyer PhD Prof RA Kenny April 2009 2012 Vasovagal Syncope and the Older Adult TCD
Dr Carol Stone PhD Prof RA Kenny October 2008 June 2012 An Investigation of the incidence of falling and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer HRB/IHF Palliative Care Fellowship
Dr. Orla Collins PhD Prof RA Kenny April 2009 April 2012 Autonomic influences on Cognitive Impairment – determinants of conversion to dementia HRB translational research award
John Frewen MsC Prof RA Kenny April 2011 April 2012 Prevalence of Atrial fibrillation in TILDA TCD
Dr Sean Kennelly PhD Prof RA Kenny 2008 April 2011 An investigation of the safety, efficacy and possible mechanisms of action, of the antihypertensive nilvadipine, in patients with mild moderate Alzheimer’s disease/ Roskamp Neurosciences Institute
Ciaran Finucane PhD Prof RA Kenny 2005 January 2011 Analysis and Biophysical Modelling of Baroreflex Stimulation with Applications in Syncope and Falls Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing
Dr Roman Romer-Ortuno PhD Prof RA Kenny Oct 2007 Dec 2010 Orthostatic Hypotension as a marker of Frailty in Older People TRIL
Dr Geraldine McMahon PhD Prof RA Kenny   April 2008 The effect of acute traumatic brain injury on cardiovascular homeostasis St James Hospital
Dr. Damien Gallagher PhD Prof B Lawlor   03/2011 Caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s disease ELAN
Dr. Aine Ni Mhaolain PhD Prof B Lawlor   10/2012 Frailty in an older population ELAN
Dr. Aoibhin Lynch PhD Prof B Lawlor   2010 Genotype and phenoype in Alzheimer’s dementia ELAN
A Lopez-Valdes MSc Prof R Reilly 2001 2012 Mathematical processing of audio cues to improve hearing with cochlear implants TCD
E Chah PhD Prof R Reilly 2007 2012 Mathematical processing of electrophysiology with applications to implanted electrodes TCD
N Steinemann MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Mathematical modelling of head direction cells TCD
Noor S MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Recording of hippocampal place cells in freely moving animals TCD
M Van Dort MSc Prof R Reilly 2010 2011 Closed loop recording and stimulation in implanted devices TCD
L Krijser MSc Prof R Reilly 2010 2011 Thin filament electrode design for deep brain recording TCD
H Kiiski PhD Prof R Reilly 2009 2012 Neurophysiological assessment of cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis TCD
H Nolan PhD Prof R Reilly 2008 2012 Multisensory integration in the vestibular system TCD
L Rueda-Delgado MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Quantitative analysis of acute brain injury TCD
D Bradley PhD Prof R Reilly 2008 2012 Temporal discrimination threshold as an endophenotype in adult onset primary torsion dystonia TCD
S Meredith PhD Prof R Reilly 2004 2011 Diffusion Imaging:  A fast marching approach to tractography (with Dr Kathleen Curran) TCD
A Power PhD Prof R Reilly 2006 2011 Endogenous Auditory spatial attention in auditory cortex TCD
R Sobolewski MSc Prof R Reilly 2008 2011 An investigation of cognitive aging: an EEG study.  Awaiting graduation TCD
D Nolan MSc Prof R Reilly 2009 2011 Analysis of the aortic valve dynamics using endolumental measurements TCD
M Cheung MSc Prof R Reilly 2010 2011 Assessment kinematic movement in fMRI TCD
C Brennan MSc Prof R Reilly 2010 2011 Influence of dual taskig on gait variability TCD
G Browett MSc Prof R Reilly 2009 2010 Artefact Refjection in movement based EEG studies TCD
R C Moran PhD Prof R Reilly 2004 2008 Neural mass models of the electroencephalogram-a unifying framework TCD
N Reynolds MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Diffusion tensor imaging of task induced epilepsy TCD
A Davacan MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Temporal discrimination threshold assessment in dystonia TCD
A Fanning MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Temporal discrimination threshold assessment in dystonia TCD
ASM Shamsu Arefin MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Quantitative EEG analysis of task induced epilepsy TCD
E Mooney MSc Prof R Reilly 2011 2012 Tremor assessment in neurological disorders TCD
C Murphy MSc Prof R Reilly 2010 2011 Forced oscillatory measurements in pulmonary diseases TCD
DM Pitorac MSc Prof R Reilly 2008 2009 Automatically adapting mattress for the prevention of pressure sores and ulceration TCD
F Lahart MSc Prof R Reilly 2007 2008 Home based stroke rehabilitation TCD
J Roche MSc Prof R Reilly 2007 2008 Use of abdominal pressure for orthostatic tolerance in patients with autonomic failure TCD
D Robinson MSc Dr Melissa McCullough 2008 2010 The Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act – Deal or no Deal? HSE Training Fund
J Browne PhD Prof JB Walsh 2008 2011 An investigation of risk factors for fracture in patients with osteoporosis using biochemical. Biomechanical and radiological assessments Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing & St. James’s Hospital.
           

Last updated 21 September 2016 Medical Gerontology (Email).