SPHPSS Research students and Post doctorate researchers

  • Silvia Bel-Serrat, postdoctoral research fellow and manager of National Nutrition Surveillance Centre. Academic background: Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Food Science and Technology. Research area: nutritional epidemiology, obesity and dietary assessment methodologies. Main project at UCD: Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative. Lead supervisor: Prof Cecily Kelleher, co supervisors Celine Murrin and Mirjam Heinen.
  • Dearbhla Burke PhD Neuropathic pain post spinal cord injury (supervisor Brona Fullen)
  • Yanbing Chen. PhD, subject: Professional Team Athlete Occupational Health (starting 1st September – supervisors Conor Buggy and Seamus Kelly)
  • Cathy Fitzgerald - PhD student year 3    Early evaluation of the Cystic Fibrosis newborn screening programme (supervisor:Patricia Fitzpatrick)
  • Sherly George - Post Doc   Early evaluation of the Cystic Fibrosis newborn screening programme (supervisor:Patricia Fitzpatrick)
  • Dr Cilia Mejia Lancheros, Post Doctoral Researcher. Research in The Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study. Supervisor: Cecily Kelleher.
  • Dr Shane Heffernan - Post Doc researcher
  • Alison Keogh - PhD - The effectiveness and implementation of behaviour change theory and techniques within a physiotherapy- led intervention to promote self-management for people with chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis (lead supervisor Deirdre Hurley Osing, co-supervisor James Matthews)
  • Danielle Logue, PhD student. Relative energy deficiency in sport and its relationship to injury, illness, bone health and performance in elite athletes. (supervisor: Clare Corish)
  • Laura Mackey PhD Chronic pain management - what role does health literacy play? (supervisor Brona Fullen)
  • Mark McGroarty - Research Assistant
  • Grace Mc Lellan, MSc. Musculoskeletal pain prevalence in obese patients attending a national weight management service (supervisor Brona Fullen)
  • Victor Mukonka - post viva PhD     Increasing institutional deliveries in rural Zambia (supervisor: Patricia Fitzpatrick)
  • Elaine Toomey - PhD - Exploring implementation fidelity within a physiotherapy-led intervention to promote self-management for people with chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis (main supervisor Deirdre Hurley-Osing, co-supervisor James Matthews)
  • Cora Schutt - Erasmus Exchange Student CSTAR /Public Health
  • Prasanth Sukumar, Medicine, Full time, Year two,  European Pandemic Research. PREPARE (supervisor Ronnie Moore)