Objectives of Neurodisability, Neurology & Neurodevelopmental Working Group

Neurodevelopment refers to the development of the brain’s neurological pathways that impact a person’s performance or function.

Our team of developmental psychologists, paediatricians and neurologists have significant experience in observing the neuropsychological development of young children from birth to early childhood. Their input into the NBCI is to provide information on the longterm outcomes for children who have suffered from neonatal brain injury.

By identifying these outcomes, our hope is that the Network can provide evidence that will encourage improved interventions for such children.

Working Group Members

Marie Slevin

Psychologist, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin

Dr Jean Quigley

Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, TCD

Dr Elizabeth Nixon

Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, TCD

Professor Eleanor Molloy

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

Leanna Fogarty

Chartered Senior Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Neuropsychology, Infant Centre

Professor Deirdre Murray

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

Mary O'Regan

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin

Dr Joanne Balfe

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

Professor Denise McDonald

Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Associate Professor TCD

Dr Susan Byrne

Paediatric Neurologist

Kathleen Gorman

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin

Professor David WEbb

Consultant Paediatrician Neurologist

Dr John Kelleher

Consultant Neonatologist, The Coombe Hospital, Dublin