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Professor Janice Redmond
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine


In 1980, I qualified from Medical School at University College Dublin with a Second Class Honours degree (6th place in my class) having been awarded several prizes during my undergraduate training. After qualification, I trained in Ireland for 4 years: as an Intern at St. Vincent's Hospital; as a Medical SHO for 2 years in the training scheme at St. Vincent's Hospital; and as a Medical Registrar for 1 year at Dr Steevan's Hospital. During this time, I passed the membership examination of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. In 1984, I moved to the USA for higher specialty training. For 3 years from 1984 to 1987, I was a Resident in the Neurology Training Program at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. For 1 year from 1987 to 1988, I trained as Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.I returned to Henry Ford Hospital for 2 years from 1988 to 1990 as a Senior Neurophysiology Fellow. Upon my return to Ireland, I completed my M.D. thesis followed by 1 year as a Neurology Registrar at St. Vincent's Hospital. In September 1992, I was appointed as the first Consultant Neurologist at St. James's Hospital, as well as being the first female consultant neurologist in Ireland. Since 1992, I have been responsible for the development of the neurology service at SJH, including the establishment of a clinical neurophysiology department encompassing electrodiagnostic techniques that I acquired during my training in the USA. I have witnessed the expansion the neurology service over the past 26 years with contributions from my newly appointed colleagues. My career at St. James's has been devoted to clinical neurology, teaching undergraduates, training postgraduates, and conducting clinical research as the opportunities arose. In latter years, I have been active in a leadership nationally - being President of Irish Neurological Association, Secretary/Assistant Dean of the Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, and Joint National Specialty Director for Higher Specialty Training in Neurology.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McKenna MC, Al-Hinai M, Bradley D, Doran E, Hunt I, Hutchinson S, Langan Y, O'Rourke D, Qasem R, Redmond J, Troy E, Doherty CP., Patients' Experiences of Remote Neurology Consultations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, European Neurology, 83, (6), 2021, p622 - 625 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

O'Donnell MM, Redmond J., Coverage of multiple sclerosis in the Irish written media, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 47, 2021, p102623- Journal Article, 2021 URL

Fearon C, Moloney K, Chalissery A, Ferguson D, Redmond J., The opioid epidemic and headache: Experience of a general neurology consult service, Cephalgia Reports, 3, 2020, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Fearon C, Lonergan R, Ferguson D, Byrne S, Bradley D, Langan Y, Redmond J., Very-late-onset Friedreich's ataxia: Diagnosis in a kindred with late-onset cerebellar ataxia, Practical Neurology, 1, (20), 2020, p55 - 58 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Lambe J, Monaghan B, Munteanu T, Redmond J., CAPN1 mutations broadening the hereditary spastic paraplegia/spinocerebellar ataxia phenotype, Practical Neurology, 18, (5), 2018, p369 - 372 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Bede P, Finegan E, Chipika RH, Li Hi Shing S, Lambe J, Meaney J, Redmond J., Oculomotor Neural Integrator Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis: Insights From Neuroimaging, Frontiers in Neurology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Zaporojan L, McNamara PH, Williams JA, Bergin C, Redmond J, Doherty CP, Seizures in HIV: The case for special consideration, Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports, 13, (10), 2018, p38 - 43 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Chalissery AJ, Munteanu T, Langan Y, Brett F, Redmond J., Diverse phenotype of hypokalaemic periodic paralysis within a family, Practical Neurology, 18, (1), 2018, p60 - 65 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

McDermott A, Zaporojan L, McNamara P, Doherty CP, Redmond J, Forde C, Gormley J, Egaña M, Bergin C., The effects of a 16-week aerobic exercise programme on cognitive function in people living with HIV, AIDS Care, 6, 2017, p667 - 674 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

McNamara PH, Coen R, Redmond J, Doherty C.P, Bergin C., A high prevalence rate of a positive screen for cognitive impairment in patients with human immunodeficiency virus attending an Irish clinic, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 4, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Lambe J, Redmond J., Analysis of the outpatient lumbar puncture service in a tertiary hospital, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 187, 2017, p521 - 524 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Iyer PM, Fagan AJ, Meaney JF, Colgan NC, Meredith SD, O'Driscoll D, Curran KM, Bradley D, Redmond J, Horizontal nystagmus and multiple sclerosis using 3 tesla magnetic resonance imaging, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185, (4), 2016, p881 - 886 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Chalissery AJ, Munteanu T, Langan Y, Brett F, Redmond J., A mutation in lamin a/c gene previously known to cause emery-driefuss muscular dystrophy causing a phenotype of limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 1b, Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 6, (4), 2016, p1 - 3 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

McKenna MJ, Murray B, Lonergan R, Redmond J., Immunomodulators for multiple sclerosis may ameliorate spinal bone loss, irish Journal of Medical Science, 182, 2013, p29 - 32 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

O'Connor G, Bradley D, McNamara P, Connolly S, Langan Y, Redmond J., Late-onset CMT phenotype caused by a novel mutation in the MPZ gene, European Journal of Neurology, 19, 2012, p65 - 66 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

McNamara P, Kiely BM, Zekan S, Redmond J, Mulcahy F., Bilateral brachial neuritis secondary to varicella reactivation in an HIV-positive man, International Journal of STD and AIDS, 23, 2012, p145 - 146 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Iqbal M, Monaghan T, Redmond J., Manganese toxicity with ephedrone abuse manifesting as parkinsonism: a case report, Journal of Medical Case Reports, 6, 2012, p52 - 52 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Iqbal M, Connolly S, Langan Y, Redmond J., A case of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome with possible myasthenia gravis, Irish Medical Journal, 105, 2012, p183 - 184 Journal Article, 2012 URL

McNamara P, Redmond J, Bergin C, Doherty C., The case for cognitive screening in HIV clinics, Irish Medical Journal, 105, 2012, p244 - 245 Journal Article, 2012 URL

McNamara PH, Costelloe L, Langan Y, Redmond J., Aquaporin-4 seropositivity in a patient with coeliac disease but normal neurological examination and imaging, Journal of Neurology, 258, 2011, p702 - 703 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

McNamara PH, Costelloe L, Langan Y, Redmond J., Anti-Yo positive dorsal root ganglionopathy, Journal of Neurology, 258, 2010, p1400 - 1401 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

O'Connor, G Ryan T, Redmond J, Doherty C., The value of motor response versus neuroimaging in predicting outcome post cardiac arrest. A retrospective study, Journal of Neurology, 257, 2010, p1400 - 1401 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Shuhaibar M, McKenna MJ, Au-Yeong M, Redmond JM, Favorable effect of immunomodulator therapy on bone mineral density in multiple sclerosis, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 176, 2007, p43 - 45 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

O'Sullivan SS, O'Connell B, Redmond J., Aseptic meningitis: a 2-year review of diagnoses reached in a tertiary neurological and infectious disease centre, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 176, 2007, p215 - 219 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

O'Sullivan SS, Redmond JMT, Insulinoma presenting as refractory late-onset epilepsy. Epilepsia, Epilepsia, 46, 2005, p1690 - 1691 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Lane H, Bermingham N, Farrell MA, Redmond J, Connolly S, Brett FM, Mitochondrial disorder with a common 4977-bp deletion presenting as a novel multisystem neurodegenerative disorder, Irish Medical Journal, 96, 2003, p249 - 250 Journal Article, 2003 Other

McCabe DJ, McCarthy GP, Condon F, Connolly S, Brennan P, Brett FM, Hurson B, Sheahan K, Redmond J., Atypical ganglion cell tumour of the sciatic nerve, Archives of Neurology, 59, 2002, p296 - 300 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

McCabe DJH, Wood NW, Ryan F, Hanna MG, Connolly S, Moore DP, Redmond J, Barton DE, Murphy RP, Intrafamilial phenotypic variability in Friedreich Ataxia associated with a G130V mutation in the FRDA gene, Archives of Neurology, 59, 2002, p296 - 300 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Cerebrovascular Disease in, editor(s)Davidson JK , Clinical Diabetes Mellitus: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 3rd Edition., New York, Thieme Medical Publishers Inc., 2000, pp549 - 560, [McKenna MJ, Redmond JMT, Whitehouse FW. ] Book Chapter, 2000

Tubridy N, Redmond JMT., Neurological symptoms attributed to epidural analgesia in labour: an observational study of seven cases, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 103, 1996, p1495 - 1496 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ, Feingold M, Ahmad BK., Smoking impairs sensation in healthy individuals, Journal of Irish Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, 25, 1996, p19 - 21 Journal Article, 1996

Tubridy N, Redmond JMT, O'Connor M., Vogt Koyanagi Harada Syndrome, Irish Medical Journal, 89, 1996, p53 - 53 Journal Article, 1996 Other

King MD, O'Neill G, Poulton J, Moran M, Burke M, Redmond J, Farrell MA, Polyneuropathy in the mtDNA base pair 3243 point mutation, Neurology, 46, 1996, p1495 - 1496 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ, Feingold M, Ahmad BK, Sensory testing is different in laboratory personnel compared with paid volunteers, Muscle and Nerve, 18, 1995, p351 - 352 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

O'Riordan JI, Hayes J, Fitzgerald MX, Redmond J., Peripheral nerve dysfunction in adult patients with cystic fibrosis, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 164, 1995, p207 - 208 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

Hayes F, Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ., Thoracic polyradiculopathy: abdominal wall swelling and sensory symptoms in diabetes mellitus, Irish Medical Journal, 87, 1994, p152 - 153 Journal Article, 1994 Other

Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ, Feingold M, Ahmad BK., Effect of thermode temperature on thermal testing, Muscle and Nerve, 16, 1993, p799 - 801 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ, Feingold M, Ahmad BK., Sensory testing versus nerve conduction velocity in diabetic polyneuropathy, Muscle and Nerve, 18, 1992, p351 - 352 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

Cerebrovascular Disease in, editor(s)Davidson JK , Clinical Diabetes Mellitus: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 2nd Edition, New York, Thieme Medical Publishers Inc., 1991, pp470 - 485, [McKenna MJ, Redmond JMT, Whitehouse FW] Book Chapter, 1991

Brunner J, Redmond JMT, Haggar A, Elias SB., Central pontine myelinolysis after rapid correction of hyponatremia: A prospective magnetic resonance imaging study, Annals of Neurology, 27, 1990, p61 - 66 Journal Article, 1990 DOI

Redmond JMT, Cros D, Shahani BT, Quantitative sensory testing: implications for clinical practice, Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal, 38, 1990, p62 - 67 Journal Article, 1990 Other

Redmond JMT, Cros D, Martin JB, Shahani BT., Relapsing bilateral brachial plexopathy during pregnancy. Report of a case, Archives of Neurology, 46, 1989, p462 - 464 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

Brunner J, Redmond JMT, Haggar A, Elias SB, Central pontine myelinolysis after rapid correction of hyponatremia: A magnetic resonance imaging study, Annals of Neurology, 23, 1988, p389 - 391 Journal Article, 1988 DOI

Redmond JMT, Ahmad BK, Recovery following acute pontine haemorrhage, Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal, 34, (1), 1986, p6 - 10 Journal Article, 1986 Other

Redmond JMT, Stritch M, Blaney P., Severe tetanus in a narcotic addict, Irish Medical Journal, 77, 1984, p325 - 326 Journal Article, 1984 Other

Fitzgerald O, Redmond JMT., Antraquinone induced clubbing, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 152, 1983, p246 - 247 Journal Article, 1983 DOI

Redmond JMT, Thompson AJ, Hutchinson M. , Acute central cervical cord injury., British Medical Journal, 286, 1983, p1704 - 1704 Journal Article, 1983 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Byrne S, Munteanu T, Redmond J., Interaction of doctors with pharmaceutical companies, BMJ Open, 4, (7), 2014, pe004880- Journal Article, 2014

McNamara, P.H. Redmond, J.M.T. Doherty, C.P., Varicella-zoster virus encephalitis and vasculopathy in a patient treated with fingolimod, Neurology, 81, (3), 2013, p306- Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Byrne S, Jordan I, Redmond J., Prevalence and treatment of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, Lancet Neurology, 12, 2013, p424 - 424 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McKenna MJ, Redmond JMT, Response to the letter from Kampmann and Steffensen, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 178, 2009, p237 - 238 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Hutchinson M, Galvin R, Sweeney B, Lynch T, Murphy R, Redmond J, Traynor B.J, Hardiman O, Effect of a multidisciplinary clinic on survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [2] (multiple letters), Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 75, (8), 2004, p1208 - 1209 Journal Article, 2004 URL DOI

Redmond JMT., The management of partial seizures, Irish Medical Journal, 89, 1996, p54 - 54 Journal Article, 1996

Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ, Neuropathy endpoints, Neurology, 46, (4), 1996, p1193 - 1193 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Redmond JMT, McKenna MJ., Quantitative sensory testing, Muscle and Nerve, 10, 1996, p403 - 403 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Redmond JMT, Therapeutic approach to the management of epilepsy, Irish Medical Journal, 87, 1994, p16 - 16 Journal Article, 1994

Research Expertise


Undergraduate: In my final medical year (1980), I prepared a research paper on myotonic dystrophy that was awarded the Magennis medal. Postgraduate: July 1980 to June 1984: During the term of my training in general medicine I published three case reports of patients under my care. July 1984 to June 1987: During my residency training in neurology I participated in a study on the effects of hyponatremia on the central nervous system. At that time, it was controversial whether rapid correction of hyponatremia contributed to central pontine myelinolysis. Using magnetic resonance imaging we demonstrated that rapid correction was harmful. July 1987 to June 1988: My predominant research interest during my neurophysiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital was the application of quantitative sensory testing to the investigation of peripheral neuropathy. I learnt and modified the Marstock method of measuring thermal sensation and vibration. I established reference ranges for the laboratory. I conducted a study on the reproducibility of the technique. I also performed preliminary studies on patients with Guillain Barré Syndrome and on patients with alcoholic peripheral neuropathy. M.D. thesis ,July 1988 to June 1990: I conducted the following research projects: (1) Determining the effect of age and other predictor variables (namely, height, body mass index, gender, handedness, skin temperature, cigarette smoking and alcohol intake) on quantitative sensory testing; (2) Study of quantitative sensory testing in subjects with diabetes mellitus; (3) Study of the effect on skin temperature on results of quantitative sensory testing. The work was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from University College Dublin in December 1991. July 1991 to Jun 1992: I conducted a study of peripheral neuropathy in patients with cystic fibrosis. Consultant Neurologist: Clinical practice based research: Since 1992 in my position as consultant neurologist in St James's Hospital, I have supervised many medical students, medical senior house officers, and neurology specialist registrars in the conduct of small clinical studies and audits. Cognitive impairment in AIDS: I have participated in a clinical collaborative research programme about cognitive impairment in patients with AIDS. This collaboration has been a joint effort by Professor Colm Bergin, Dr. Colin Doherty, and myself. Dr Patricia McNamara, who performed the first collaborative research project on neurological aspects of AIDS. was awarded a PhD from TCD in 2015 for thesis entitled: The Inflammatory Degenerative Continuum of HIV Related Cognitive Impairment. With the same team of consultant colleagues, Dr Lilia Zaporojan, continued the same research project and she submitted PhD in September 2018 entitled: A follow-up study evaluating the effects of HIV related cognitive impairment. Study of Nystagmus in Multiple Sclerosis using 3 Tesla MRI: This research programme is in collaboration with the Centre of Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI) under the direction of Dr. James Meaney in St James's Hospital using 3 Tesla MRI. It is widely recognized that white matter pathology alone does not account for the heterogeneity of clinical manifestations in MS. We conducted a study of patients with MS-associated nystagmus. The first study by Iyer et explored abnormalities in tractography. The second study that was led by Dr. Peter Bede devised novel morphometric analyses in order to evaluate patterns of gray matter pathology in cortical, subcortical, brainstem, and cerebellar regions. The study identified nystagmus-associated gray matter degeneration in medial cerebellar, posterior medullar, central pontine, and superior collicular regions - that are along the neural integrator circuit. Further studies are needed to explore other aspects of gray matter degeneration in MS.


Awards and Honours

College scholarship for Pre-Medical examination and a Catholic University award for 1st place in Physics 1975

College prize for First Medical Examination 1976

College scholarship for Third Medical Examination 1978

Dargan prize in Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 1978

Tobin prize in Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 1978

Magennis medal for a research paper on dystrophia myotonica and an oral examination in Pathology and Microbiology, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 1980

Bellingham prize for Clinical Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 1980

Award for the best article published by a House Officer in the Henry Ford Hospital Journal in 1986. Article entitled: "Recovery Following Acute Pontine Haemorrhage" 1987

Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, at 38th Annual Scientific Meeting 1991


Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 1983 – Current

American Academy of Neurology 1989 – Current

American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1990 – Current

American College of Physicians (Fellow) 1991 – Current

Association of British Neurologists 1993 – Current

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 1993 – Current