Objectives of Neuroimaging group

Neuroimaging or brain imaging is the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function, or pharmacology of the nervous system.

NBCI’s neuroimaging group have come together to share knowledge and techniques in order to advance the understanding of Neonatal Brain Injury. Their strands of research aim to help predict the attentional, behavioural, and cognitive impairments that can emerge in childhood.

By identifying these impairments early, interventions can be devised for affected children to help improve their outcomes.

Neuroimaging Group Members

Professor Eleanor Molloy

Consultant Neonatologist, Chair and Professor of Paediatrics, TCD and Tallaght Hospital


Professor Arun Bokde

Professor of Neuroimaging, TCD


Professor Declan Devane

School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUIG


Professor Geraldine Boylan

Professor of Neonatal Physiology, University College Cork & Director of Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)


Dr Elizabeth Nixon

Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, TCD


Professor Deirdre Murray

Consultant Paediatrician and Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, UCC


Mandy Daly

Medical Underwriter, Nutritionist, Co-Founder of INHA, and PPI for HRB NEPTuNE Programme


Paul Ryan

Engineer, Board member of INHA, and PPI for HRB NEPTuNE Programme


Elaine Ní Bhraonáin

Board member of INHA, and PPI for HRB NEPTuNE Programme


Sharon Keogh

PPI for HRB NEPTuNE Programme


Fiona O'Farrell

PPI for HRB NEPTuNE Programme


Professor Rhodri Cusack

Thomas Mitchell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences, TCD


Professor Frances Northington

Professor of Paediatrics, John Hopkins University School of Medicine


Professor Nikki Robertson

Professor of Perinatal Neuroscience & Neonatology, UCL


Prof Eugene Dempsey

Consultant Neonatologist, CUMH & Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, UCC


Professor John Murphy

Consultant Paediatrician, NMH, Paediatric & Neonatal Clinical Lead, HSE, Editor, Irish Medical Journal


Professor Martin White

Consultant Neonatologist, The Coombe Hospital & Professor of Neonatology, RCSI


Professor Gunter Shumann

Chair in Biological Psychiatry; Director, Centre for Population Neuroscience and Stratified Medicine, King's College London


Professor Adrienne Foran

Consultant Neonatologist, The Rotunda Hospital


Dr David Sweet

Consultant Neonatologist, The Royal Belfast Hospital


Julie McGinley

National Therapeutic Hypothermia and Neonatal Services Lead for the National Women and Infants Health Programme


Professor Paul Corcoran

Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Epidemiology with the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCC


Dr David Webb

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, OLCHC & TUH


Dr Jean Quigley

Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, TCD


Professor James Meaney

Clinical Professor, Surgery


Dr Joanne Balfe

Consultant Paediatrician, Tallaght University Hospital & LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice


Dr Veronica O'Donoghue

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, NMH


Professor Deirdre Sweetman

Consultant Neonatologist, NMH