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 The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT)

Dr Elizabeth Nixon

Associate 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