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Roisin Mc Mackin

Dr Roisin Mc Mackin is a postdoctoral fellow at the Academic Unit of Neurology, working within the Signal Analysis team. Dr McMackin graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with a first-class honours degree in Science, specialising in Neuroscience. In 2021 she was awarded a PhD in Clinical Medicine from Trinity College Dublin for investigation of electrophysiological biomarkers of ALS.

Current Research

Dr McMackin’s research includes the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate the change in neural networks in ALS, to progress understanding the mechanism of ALS and to enhance categorisation of different clinical presentations of ALS. This innovative approach also has broader utility in measuring changes in other neurodegenerative diseases and in the development of new therapeutic drugs, particularly those with multimodal activity, which we are investigating in our laboratory.

She is currently funded by a Junior Non-Clinical Fellowship awarded by the UK Motor Neurone Disease Association.