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Professor Siobhan Hutchinson
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Finegan E, Shing SLH, Chipika RH, Chang KM, McKenna MC, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Pender N, Donaghy C, Hutchinson S, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Bede P. , Extra-motor cerebral changes and manifestations in primary lateral sclerosis. , Brain Imaging Behav., 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

McKenna MC, Chipika RH, Li Hi Shing S, Christidi F, Lope J, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Hutchinson S, Bede P., Infratentorial pathology in frontotemporal dementia: cerebellar grey and white matter alterations in FTD phenotypes., J Neurol., 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

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

Dyer AH, Murphy C, Lawlor B, Kennelly SP, NILVAD StudyGroup, Sedative Load in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Mild-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Longitudinal Relationships with Adverse Events, Delirium and Falls., Drugs & aging, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Chipika, R.H., Finegan, E., Li Hi Shing, S., McKenna, M.C., Christidi, F., Chang, K.M., Doherty, M.A., Hengeveld, J.C., Vajda, A., Pender, N., Hutchinson, S., Donaghy, C., McLaughlin, R.L., Hardiman, O., Bede, P., "Switchboard" malfunction in motor neuron diseases: Selective pathology of thalamic nuclei in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and primary lateral sclerosis, NeuroImage: Clinical, 27, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Bede P, Chipika RH, Finegan E, Li Hi Shing S, Chang KM, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Hutchinson S, Donaghy C, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O., Progressive brainstem pathology in motor neuron diseases: Imaging data from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and primary lateral sclerosis. , Data in Brief, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Chipika RH, Siah WF, Shing SLH, Finegan E, McKenna MC, Christidi F, Chang KM, Karavasilis E, Vajda A, Hengeveld JC, Doherty MA, Donaghy C, Hutchinson S, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Bede P. , MRI data confirm the selective involvement of thalamic and amygdalar nuclei in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and primary lateral sclerosis., Data in Brief, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Keane, N.A., Lane, L.M., Canniff, E., Hare, D., Doran, S., Wallace, E., Hutchinson, S., Healy, M.-L., Hennessy, B., Meaney, J., Chiodini, P., O"connell, B., Beausang, A., Vandenberghe, E., A surviving case of acanthamoeba granulomatous amebic encephalitis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient, American Journal of Case Reports, 21, 2020, p1-6 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Finegan E, Li Hi Shing S, Siah WF, Chipika RH, Chang KM, McKenna MC, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Donaghy C, Hutchinson S, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Bede P. , Evolving diagnostic criteria in primary lateral sclerosis: The clinical and radiological basis of "probable PLS". , J Neurol Sci., 417, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

C. Kerr and H. Adle-Biassette and P.B. Moloney and S. Hutchinson and J.B. Cryan and S. Clarke and F. Mulcahy and E. Devitt, CD8 encephalitis with CSF EBV viraemia and HIV drug resistance, a case series, Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health, 9, 2020, p100164 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Chipika RH, Christidi F, Finegan E, Li Hi Shing S, McKenna MC, Chang KM, Karavasilis E, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Pender N, Hutchinson S, Donaghy C, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Bede P. , Amygdala pathology in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and primary lateral sclerosis. , J Neurol Sci. , 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Finegan E, Hi Shing SL, Chipika RH, McKenna MC, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Donaghy C, McLaughlin RL, Hutchinson S, Hardiman O, Bede P, Thalamic, hippocampal and basal ganglia pathology in primary lateral sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Evidence from quantitative imaging data, Data in Brief, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Finegan E, Siah WF, Shing SLH, Chipika RH, Chang KM, McKenna MC, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Donaghy C, Hutchinson S, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Bede P. , Imaging and clinical data indicate considerable disease burden in 'probable' PLS: Patients with UMN symptoms for 2-4 years., Data in Brief, 32, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Dyer AH, Lawlor B, Kennelly SP, NILVAD Study Group., Gait speed, cognition and falls in people living with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease: data from NILVAD., BMC geriatrics, 20, (1), 2020, p117 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Moloney PB, Hutchinson S, Heskin J, Mulcahy F, Langan Y, Conlon NP, Linas BP, Takashi C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM., Possible N methyl D asparatate receptor antibody mediated encephalitis in the setting of HIV cerebrospinal escape., Journal of Neurology, 267, (5), 2020, p1348 - 1352 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Dyer AH, Murphy C, Lawlor B, Kennelly SP, NILVAD Study Group., Cognitive Outcomes of Long-term Benzodiazepine and Related Drug (BDZR) Use in People Living With Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Results From NILVAD., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21, (2), 2020, p194-200 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Murphy C, Dyer AH, Lawlor B, Kennelly SP, NILVAD Study Group, Potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults with mild-moderate Alzheimer's disease: prevalence and associations with adverse events., Age and ageing, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Bede P, Chipika RH, Finegan E, Li Hi Shing S, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Hutchinson S, Donaghy C, McLaughlin RL, Hardiman O, Brainstem pathology in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and primary lateral sclerosis: A longitudinal neuroimaging study, Neuroimage Clin, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

de Heus RAA, Donders R, Santoso AMM, Olde Rikkert MGM, Lawlor BA, Claassen JAHR, Nilvad Study Group., Blood Pressure Lowering With Nilvadipine in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer Disease Does Not Increase the Prevalence of Orthostatic Hypotension., Journal of the American Heart Association, 8, (10), 2019, pe011938 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Brett F, Chen D, Loftus T, Langan Y, Looby S, Hutchinson S, Intravascular large B cell lymphoma presenting clinically as rapidly progressive dementia., Irish Journal of Medical Science, 187, (2), 2018, p319 - 322 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Bede P, Omer T, Finegan E, Chipika RH, Iyer PM, Doherty MA, Vajda A, Pender N, McLaughlin RL, Hutchinson S, Hardiman O., Connectivity-based characterisation of subcortical grey matter pathology in frontotemporal dementia and ALS: a multimodal neuroimaging study., Brain Imaging Behav, 2018, p1 - 19 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Taha Omer, Eoin Finegan, Siobhan Hutchinson, Mark Doherty, Alice Vajda, Russell L McLaughlin, Niall Pender, Orla Hardiman, Peter Bede, Neuroimaging patterns along the ALS-FTD spectrum: a multiparametric imaging study, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, (18), 2017, p611-623 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Mircea Balasa and Anne-Marie Miller and Sarah O{\textquotesingle, [P1-247]: DIAGNOSTIC UTILITY OF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID BIOMARKERS IN IRISH SUBJECTS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, Alzheimer's & Dementia, 13, (7S{\_), 2017, pP341--P341 Journal Article, 2017

, ePresentation, European Journal of Neurology, 24, 2017, p445--678 Journal Article, 2017

Neuroinflammatory Disorders in, editor(s)Orla Hardiman, Colin P. Doherty, Marwa Elami, Peter Bede , Neurodegenerative Disorders, Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp269 - 287, [Costelloe C, Fletcher JM, Fitzgerald D. Neuroinflammatory Disorders. (In Neurodegenerative Disorders).] Book Chapter, 2016

Miller, A.M., Begley, E., Coen, R.F., Doyle, M., Dunne, J., Hutchinson, S., Kennelly, S.P., Kenny, R.A., Killeen, R.P., O'Dwyer, S., O'Neill, C., O'Sullivan, S.S., Rowan, M.J., Sheehy, N., McGuigan, C., Lawlor, B.A. , Clinical consensus guidelines on the application of cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease diagnosis: recommendations of the Irish Network for Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration., Irish Medical Journal, 109, (10), 2016, p1-13 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Stewart W, McNamara PH, Lawlor B, Hutchinson S, Farrell M., Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: a potential late and under recognized consequence of rugby union?, QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 109, (1), 2016, p11-15 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

O'Toole RF, Johari BM, Mac Aogáin M, Rogers TR, Bower JE, Basu I, Freeman JT., Short communication, Genome Announcements, 2 , (3), 2014, pe00319-14 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Kimmich, OK, Molloy, AM, Bradley, DB, Whelan, RW, O'Riordan, SOR, Reilly, RBR, Hutchinson, SH, Hutchinson, MH, AGE-RELATED PENETRANCE OF ABNORMAL TEMPORAL DISCRIMINATION THRESHOLDS IN UNAFFECTED FIRST-DEGREE RELATIVES OF ADULT ONSET PRIMARY TORSION DYSTONIA PATIENTS, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 83, (Suppl 2), 2012, pA12.1-A12 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

O Kimmich and D Bradley and R Whelan and N Mulrooney and R B Reilly and S Hutchinson and S O{\textquotesingle, 1612"Sporadic AOPTD is a genetic disorder: evidence from the temporal discrimination threshold, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 83, (3), 2012, pe1.145--e1 Journal Article, 2012

Bradley D, Whelan R, Kimmich O, O'Riordan S, Mulrooney N, Brady P, Walsh R, Reilly RB, Hutchinson S, Molloy F, Hutchinson M, Temporal discrimination thresholds in adult-onset primary torsion dystonia: an analysis by task type and by dystonia phenotype., Journal of neurology, 259, (1), 2012, p77-82 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

, Poster Session 2, Monday 12 September, European Journal of Neurology, 18, 2011, p344--620 Journal Article, 2011

, Twenty-first Meeting of the European Neurological Society 28"31 May, 2011, Journal of Neurology, 258, (S1), 2011, p1--295 Journal Article, 2011

*Kimmich O, *Bradley D, Whelan R, Mulrooney N, Reilly RB, Hutchinson S, O'Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Sporadic adult onset primary torsion dystonia is a genetic disorder by the temporal discrimination test., Brain : a journal of neurology, 134, (Pt 9), 2011, p2656-63 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

, Poster Session 1, Sunday 26 September, European Journal of Neurology, 17, 2010, p72--350 Journal Article, 2010

Bradley, D., Whelan, R., Molloy, F., Hutchinson, S., Hutchinson, M., Mulrooney, N., Reilly, R., Walsh, R., POMD06 Utility of visual, tactile and mixed tasks in the determination of temporal discrimination thresholds in adult-onset primary torsion dystonia, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 81, (11), 2010, pe58-e59 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Bradley, D., Whelan, R., Molloy, F., Hutchinson, S., Hutchinson, M., Mulrooney, N., Reilly, R., Walsh, R., POMD04 Utility of temporal discrimination threshold testing in different adult-onset primary torsion dystonia phenotypes, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 81, (11), 2010, pe58-e58 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Bradley, D., Whelan, R., Molloy, F., Hutchinson, S., Hutchinson, M., Mulrooney, N., Reilly, R., Walsh, R., POMD05 Temporal discrimination threshold in patients with sporadic adult-onset primary torsion dystonia and their first degree relatives, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 81, (11), 2010, pe58-e58 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

, First International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia 6th"8th May 2010, 2010 Hannover Congress Centrum, Journal of Neural Transmission, 117, (10), 2010, p1229-1246 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Bradley, D., Whelan, R., Walsh, R., O'Dwyer, J., Reilly, R., Hutchinson, S., Molloy, F., Hutchinson, M., Comparing endophenotypes in adult-onset primary torsion dystonia, Movement Disorders, 25, (1), 2010, p84-90 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

, Abstracts of the Fourteenth International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Movement Disorders, 25, (S2), 2010, pS181--S565 Journal Article, 2010

R. Walsh, R. Whelan, J.P. O'Dwyer, S. O'Riordan, S. Hutchinson, R. O'Laoide, K. Malone, R. Reilly, M. Hutchinson, Striatal morphology correlates with sensory abnormalities in unaffected relatives of cervical dystonia patients, Journal of Neurology, 256, (8), 2009, p1307-1313 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

, Tournaments, European Journal of Neurology, 16, 2009, p649--654 Journal Article, 2009

, ABN joint annual meeting 2009 with the Spanish Society of Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 80, (11), 2009, pe1--e1 Journal Article, 2009

, Abstracts of The Movement Disorder Society's Thirteenth International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Movement Disorders, 24, (S1), 2009, pS1--S653 Journal Article, 2009

, Poster Session 1, Sunday 13 September, European Journal of Neurology, 16, 2009, p55--334 Journal Article, 2009

Bradley D, Whelan R, Walsh R, Reilly RB, Hutchinson S, Molloy F, Hutchinson M, Temporal discrimination threshold: VBM evidence for an endophenotype in adult onset primary torsion dystonia., Brain, 132, (Pt 9), 2009, p2327-2335 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

Nair, D.G., Hutchinson, S., Fregni, F., Alexander, M., Pascual-Leone, A., Schlaug, G., Imaging correlates of motor recovery from cerebral infarction and their physiological significance in well-recovered patients, NeuroImage, 34, (1), 2007, p253-263 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

M. Kobayashi and S. Hutchinson and H. Theoret and G. Schlaug and A. Pascual-Leone, Repetitive TMS of the motor cortex improves ipsilateral sequential simple finger movements, Neurology, 62, (1), 2004, p91--98 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Hutchinson, S., Lee, L.H.-L., Gaab, N., Schlaug, G., Cerebellar volume of musicians, Cerebral Cortex, 13, (9), 2003, p943-949 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Kobayashi, M., Hutchinson, S., Schlaug, G., Pascual-Leone, A., Ipsilateral motor cortex activation on functional magnetic resonance imaging during unilateral hand movements is related to interhemispheric interactions, NeuroImage, 20, (4), 2003, p2259-2270 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

S Hutchinson, M Kobayashi, CM Horkan, A Pascual-Leone, MP Alexander, G Schlaug, Age-Related Differences in Movement Representation, NeuroImage, 17, (4), 2002, p1720--1728 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Siobhan Hutchinson and Masahito Kobayashi and Clare Horkan and Michael Alexander and Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Gottfried Schlaug, Simple repetitive motor tasks produce a different pattern of activation in "old" compared to "young" subjects, NeuroImage, 13, (6), 2001, p798 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Hutchinson S, Llinas R, Linfante I, Joseph J, 125th annual meeting: American Neurological Association. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease correlate with post-mortem neuropathological findings., Annals of Neurology, 48, (3), 2000, p407--552 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

Research Expertise

Description

Neuroplasticity: motor skill acquisition and motor recovery after brain injury. During my elective in Harvard Medical School Neurology Residency I joined the lab of Gottfried Schlaug, Director of the Neuroimaging Laboratory who was investigating the effects of skill learning, particularly musical skill learning, on the brain and demonstrated using imaging techniques, changes in brain structure and function previously unexpected in adults - neuroplasticity. My initial project was to examine the differences in brain volume between a large cohort of professional musicians, non-professional musicians and non-musicians. I found significant differences in cerebellar volume that correlated with practice time between these groups - this work is one of the first descriptions of plasticity in musicians - it has been cited often since. Through this research I became very interested in the mechanisms of motor skill acquisition, the ability of the adult brain to change with practice and wondered about the similarity of this plasticity to the mechanisms of motor recovery following brain injury. I proposed that we investigate motor recovery in our stroke patients using functional MRI comparing them to age-matched controls. (Notably in normals we found significant age-related differences in functional MRI during simple motor activity - an unexpected finding but very relevant to our proposed fMRI study). Functional imaging had shown a diffuse network of activity in stroke recovery including ipsilateral motor cortex. The innovative part of my proposal was that we planned to use transcranial magnetic stimulation to investigate the connectivity and excitability of these diffuse regions of activity. With collaboration between the clinical expertise of Michael Alexander, Neurorehabilitaion, Gottfried Schlaug's Neuroimaging Lab, and Alvaro Pacual Leone's, TMS Lab, I was awarded the Harvard Medical School's Clinical Investigators Training Program. Our data obtained in stroke subjects and normals revealed novel effects between the hemispheres in both groups. I left the Neuroimaging Laboratory, and newly founded Stroke Recovery division supported with an RO1 program grant, to return to Ireland in 2003 for family reasons. Dystonia Research Group, SVUH On returning to Ireland, I joined with a group of clinicians and scientists in the Dystonia Research Group in St. Vincent's Hospital under Michael Hutchinson PI, who are investigating the phenotype-genotype relationship in primary dystonia. I worked in a clinician in the Dystonia Clinic - characterising the clinical phenotypes. We have demonstrated clinical sensory deficits in affected and unaffected members and found correlation between the extent of the sensory deficit and function of various brain regions. Notably in the Schlaug Lab researchers had demonstrated aberrant motor activity maps in people with task-specific dystonia, musician's cramp. The Dystonia Group in SVUH have developed that theme. Neuroimaging biomarkers of Frontotemporal Dementia Through the development of the Cognitive clinic in St. James's Hospital we have a significant cohort of young dementia patients - opening up many avenues for research. Currently two research fellows develop clinical expertise under my supervision in this clinic, through collaboration with Peter Bede and Orla Hardiman. We are interested in deep clinical phenotyping of these patients - primarily using imaging. This collaboration has focused on the FTD-MND population, but also FTD and MND sub-types - currently we are characterising the Primary Progressive Aphasia cohort. Collaboration Through my expertise in Cognitive Neurology I have collaborated with others in this field - previously with Brian Lawlor in the Memory Clinic in MISA, currently with Aoibhinn Lynch and Sean O'Dowd in supervision of research fellows and notably in the newly awarded Dementia Trials Ireland Clinical Trials Network directed by Iracema Leroi.

Projects

  • Title
    • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery in Stroke
  • Summary
    • Functional imaging had already been used to illustrate the new pattern of brain activation on recovering following stroke - this change in activity demonstrated the brain's 'neuroplasticity'. The innovative part of my proposal was that we planned to use transcranial magnetic stimulation, an innovative research tool, to investigate the connectivity and excitability of these new regions of activity. Our pilot data obtained in stroke subjects and normals revealed novel effects between the hemispheres in both normals and recovered stroke subjects, which we published.
  • Funding Agency
    • Dana Foundation Grant for Clinical Hypothese in Imaging
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery in Stroke
  • Summary
    • Functional imaging had already been used to illustrate the new pattern of brain activation on recovering following stroke - this change in activity demonstrated the brain's 'neuroplasticity'. The innovative part of my proposal was that we planned to use transcranial magnetic stimulation, an innovative research tool, to investigate the connectivity and excitability of these new regions of activity. Our pilot data obtained in stroke subjects and normals revealed novel effects between the hemispheres in both normals and recovered stroke subjects, which we published.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Institutes of Health, Development and Rehabilitation Division, Research Project Grant, RO1
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Dystonia Research Group - phenotype-genotype characterisation of cervical dystonia
  • Summary
    • The Dystonia Research Group in St. Vincent's University Hospital who are investigating the phenotype-genotype relationship in primary dystonia, are expanding the endophenotye of cervical dystonia and exploring the sensorimotor dysfunction associated.
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Computational Neuroimaging Group - imaging biomarkers of PLS
  • Summary
    • Characterisation of phenotype-specific imaging signatures, genotype-associated brain changes and propagation patterns in vivo, using advanced computational neuroimaging techniques of neurodegenerative disease - focusing on ALS, PLS and FTD.
  • Title
    • Computational Neuroimaging Group - imaging biomarkers of FTD, Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Summary
    • Characterisation of phenotype-specific imaging signatures, genotype-associated brain changes and propagation patterns in vivo, using advanced computational neuroimaging techniques of neurodegenerative disease - focusing on ALS, PLS and FTD.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Date From
    • 2021
  • Date To
    • 2024

Keywords

ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA; APHASIA; BEHAVIOURAL SYMPTOMS; Clinical neurology; COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT; DEMENTIA; DEMENTIA, NEURODEGENERATIVE; Dementia/ Alzheimer's Disease; EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA; FRONTOTEMPORAL DYSFUNCTION; MEMORY CLINICS; MEMORY IMPAIRMENT; MOTOR CONTROL; neurodegeneration; Primary Progressive Aphasia

Recognition

Representations

Irish Representative for the IICN on the European Academy of Neurology Scientific Panel for Dementia and Cognitive Disorders 2019

Member of the Dementia Trial Advisory Group (D-TAG) of Dementia Trials Ireland. 2021

Member of the Advisory Group for the National Dementia Office on the formulation of a Model of Care for People with Dementia in Ireland 2020 2020

Member of Steering Committee on Second Irish National Audit of Dementia care in acute hospitals (INAD-2) - representative of the Neurology Clinical Programme. 2019

Member of Steering Group for the National Dementia Office's competitive Review of Younger Onset Dementia Diagnostic Pathways and Processes 2018

Member of the National Steering Committee for the Development of Diagnostic Services for people with Dementia developed by The National Dementia Office 2017

Member of the National Office for Public Health's Incident Panel for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies 2011

Invited speaker at the RCPI "A Clinical Guide to Dementia" titled 'Frontotemporal Dementia: emerging concepts and treatments' 2019

Invited speaker to Neurology Colleagues at IICN National Update Meeting titled "Update in Dementia" 2020

Memberships

Member of EAN Scientific Panel for Dementia and Cognitive Disorders. 2019

Member of Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience 2010

Member of American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2006

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) 2002 – 2012

Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (MRCPI) 1994