Dr. Leo Quinlan


Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Physiology
Quadrangle Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3710
E: leo.quinlan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Leo Quinlan is a Principle Investigator in Human Physiology at NUI Galway and Funded Investigator in the SFI CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, NUI Galway.

He graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Stem Cell biology from NUI Galway. He work as a  postdoctoral researcher and trained at the Welcome Trust funded, Cellular Physiology Research Unit (CPRU) in University College Cork under Prof. Brain Harvey. He carried out postdoctoral training in electrophysiology at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen Denmark.

He has been a lecturer in Physiology at NUI Galway since 1999 and his research interests focus on the interface between human physiology and medical device development with a particular emphasis on electrophysiology and neuromodulation. He has supervised 6 PhD students to graduation, and has published over 30 international peer-reviewed journal papers.

Dr. Quinlan is a member of a number of professional societies including the Physiological Society, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Medicine and biology.

Google Scholar Profile:
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Research Interests

My research interest focus on the interface between human physiology and medical device development with a particular emphasis on electrophysiology and neuromodulation. 

My group employs a multidisciplinary to tackle scientific problems at the level of single channels, to single cells, all the way up to the whole body human physiology and psychology. 

Our clinical targets include Parkinson's disease, diabetes, autism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), interstitial cystitis and peripheral nerve regeneration.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Diet Behavior Change Techniques in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'
Kevin A. Cradock, Leo R. Quinlan, Gearóid ÓLaighin, Francis M. Finucane, Rhyann McKay, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Heather L. Gainforth (2017) 'Diet Behavior Change Techniques in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'. Diabetes Care, [Details]
(2017) 'Can Home Health Smartphone App Usability Challenges be minimised by a Period of Concurrent General Smartphone Training? A Usability and Learnability Case Study'
Richard Harte, Leo R Quinlan*, Tony Hall, Liam Glynn, Alejandro Rodriguez-Molinero, Thomas Scharf, Gearóid ÓLaighin (2017) 'Can Home Health Smartphone App Usability Challenges be minimised by a Period of Concurrent General Smartphone Training? A Usability and Learnability Case Study'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, [Details]
(2017) 'A Human-Centered Design Methodology to Enhance the Usability, Human Factors, and User Experience of Connected Health Systems: A Three-Phase Methodology'
Richard Harte, Liam Glynn, Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, Paul MA Baker, Thomas Scharf, Leo R Quinlan, Gearóid ÓLaighin (2017) 'A Human-Centered Design Methodology to Enhance the Usability, Human Factors, and User Experience of Connected Health Systems: A Three-Phase Methodology'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 4 (1) [Details]
(2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'
Rodriguez-Martin, D,Sama, A,Perez-Lopez, C,Catala, A,Arostegui, JMM,Cabestany, J,Bayes, A,Alcaine, S,Mestre, B,Prats, A,Crespo, MC,Counihan, TJ,Browne, P,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G,Sweeney, D,Lewy, H,Azuri, J,Vainstein, G,Annicchiarico, R,Costa, A,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Human-Centered Design Study: Enhancing the Usability of a Mobile Phone App in an Integrated Falls Risk Detection System for Use by Older Adult Users'
Harte, R,Quinlan, LR,Glynn, L,Rodriguez-Molinero, A,Baker, PM,Scharf, T,OLaighin, G (2017) 'Human-Centered Design Study: Enhancing the Usability of a Mobile Phone App in an Integrated Falls Risk Detection System for Use by Older Adult Users'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'When a Step Is Not a Step! Specificity Analysis of Five Physical Activity Monitors'
O'Connell, S,Olaighin, G,Quinlan, LR (2017) 'When a Step Is Not a Step! Specificity Analysis of Five Physical Activity Monitors'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Evaluation of the Finis Swimsense (R) and the Garmin Swim (TM) activity monitors for swimming performance and stroke kinematics analysis'
Mooney, R;Quinlan, LR;Corley, G;Godfrey, A;Osborough, C;Laighin, GO (2017) 'Evaluation of the Finis Swimsense (R) and the Garmin Swim (TM) activity monitors for swimming performance and stroke kinematics analysis'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'
Rodriguez-Martin, D;Sama, A;Perez-Lopez, C;Catala, A;Arostegui, JMM;Cabestany, J;Bayes, A;Alcaine, S;Mestre, B;Prats, A;Crespo, MC;Counihan, TJ;Browne, P;Quinlan, LR;OLaighin, G;Sweeney, D;Lewy, H;Azuri, J;Vainstein, G;Annicchiarico, R;Costa, A;Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Kevin A. Cradock, Gearóid Ó' Laighin, Francis M. Finucane, Heather L. Gainforth, Leo R. Quinlan, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis (2017) 'Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Inertial Sensor Technology for Elite Swimming Performance Analysis: A Systematic Review'
Mooney, R,Corley, G,Godfrey, A,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2016) 'Inertial Sensor Technology for Elite Swimming Performance Analysis: A Systematic Review'. Sensors, 16 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'These Shoes Are Made for Walking: Sensitivity Performance Evaluation of Commercial Activity Monitors under the Expected Conditions and Circumstances Required to Achieve the International Daily Step Goal of 10,000 Steps'
O'Connell, S,OLaighin, G,Kelly, L,Murphy, E,Beirne, S,Burke, N,Kilgannon, O,Quinlan, LR (2016) 'These Shoes Are Made for Walking: Sensitivity Performance Evaluation of Commercial Activity Monitors under the Expected Conditions and Circumstances Required to Achieve the International Daily Step Goal of 10,000 Steps'. Plos One, 11 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Peripheral tactile sensory perception of older adults improved using subsensory electrical noise stimulation'
Breen, PP,Serrador, JM,O'Tuathail, C,Quinlan, LR,McIntosh, C,OLaighin, G (2016) 'Peripheral tactile sensory perception of older adults improved using subsensory electrical noise stimulation'. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38 :822-825 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Polyhydroxyalkanoate/carbon nanotube nanocomposites: flexible electrically conducting elastomers for neural applications'
Vallejo-Giraldo, C,Pugliese, E,Larranaga, A,Fernandez-Yague, MA,Britton, JJ,Trotier, A,Tadayyon, G,Kelly, A,Rago, I,Sarasua, JR,Dowd, E,Quinlan, LR,Pandit, A,Biggs, MJP (2016) 'Polyhydroxyalkanoate/carbon nanotube nanocomposites: flexible electrically conducting elastomers for neural applications'. Nanomedicine, 11 :2547-2563 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Dopaminergic-induced dyskinesia assessment based on a single belt-worn accelerometer'
Perez-Lopez, C,Sama, A,Rodriguez-Martin, D,Moreno-Arostegui, JM,Cabestany, J,Bayes, A,Mestre, B,Alcaine, S,Quispe, P,Laighin, GO,Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,Counihan, TJ,Browne, P,Annicchiarico, R,Costa, A,Lewy, H,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2016) 'Dopaminergic-induced dyskinesia assessment based on a single belt-worn accelerometer'. Artificial Intelligence In Medicine, 67 :47-56 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Postoperative Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'
O'Connell S, Bashar K, Broderick BJ, Sheehan J, Quondamatteo F, Walsh SR, ÓLaighin G, Quinlan LR. (2016) 'The Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Postoperative Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'. Annals Of Surgery, [Details]
(2016) 'Analysis of swimming performance: perceptions and practices of US-based swimming coaches'
Mooney, R,Corley, G,Godfrey, A,Osborough, C,Newell, J,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2016) 'Analysis of swimming performance: perceptions and practices of US-based swimming coaches'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 34 :997-1005 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson's disease patients'
Ahlrichs, C,Sama, A,Lawo, M,Cabestany, J,Rodriguez-Martin, D,Perez-Lopez, C,Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,Laighin, GO,Counihan, T,Browne, P,Hadas, L,Vainstein, G,Costa, A,Annicchiarico, R,Alcaine, S,Mestre, B,Quispe, P,Bayes, A,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2016) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson's disease patients'. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 54 :223-233 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Design of a Smartphone Application with Integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Treatment Randomization and On-The-Fly Stimulus Parameter Adjustment for Streamlining the Clinical Evaluation of FES Protocols'
Sweeney D, Corley GJ, Browne P, Burridge JH, Quinlan L, Laighin ÓG (2016) 'Design of a Smartphone Application with Integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Treatment Randomization and On-The-Fly Stimulus Parameter Adjustment for Streamlining the Clinical Evaluation of FES Protocols'. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'
Connolly, JM,Kane, MT,Quinlan, LR,Dockery, P,Hynes, AC (2016) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'. Reproduction Fertility And Development, 28 :1570-1579 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'
Lomas, AJ,Ryan, CNM,Sorushanova, A,Shologu, N,Sideri, AI,Tsioli, V,Fthenakis, GC,Tzora, A,Skoufos, I,Quinlan, LR,O'Laighin, G,Mullen, AM,Kelly, JL,Kearns, S,Biggs, M,Pandit, A,Zeugolis, DI (2015) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 84 :257-277 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'
Connolly JM, Kane MT, Quinlan LR, Dockery P, Hynes AC (2015) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'. Reprod Fertil Dev, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A Multi-Stage Human Factors and Comfort Assessment of Instrumented Insoles Designed for Use in a Connected Health Infrastructure'
Richard Harte, Leo R. Quinlan, Liam Glynn, Alejandro Rodriguez-Molinero, Thomas Scharf, Carlos Carenas, Elisenda Reixach, Joan Garcia, Jordi Carrabina, Gearóid ÓLaighin (2015) 'A Multi-Stage Human Factors and Comfort Assessment of Instrumented Insoles Designed for Use in a Connected Health Infrastructure'. Journal of Personalized Medicine, :487-508 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Hyaluronic acid decreases IL-6 and IL-8 secretion and permeability in an inflammatory model of interstitial cystitis'
Rooney, P,Srivastava, A,Watson, L,Quinlan, LR,Pandit, A (2015) 'Hyaluronic acid decreases IL-6 and IL-8 secretion and permeability in an inflammatory model of interstitial cystitis'. Acta Biomaterialia, 19 :66-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson’s disease patients'
Claas Ahlrichs · Albert Samà · Michael Lawo · Joan Cabestany · Daniel Rodríguez-Martín · Carlos Pérez-López · Dean Sweeney · Leo R. Quinlan · Gearòid Ò Laighin · Timothy Counihan · Patrick Browne · Lewy Hadas · Gabriel Vainstein · Alberto Costa · Roberta Annicchiarico · Sheila Alcaine · Berta Mestre · Paola Quispe · Àngels Bayes · Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero (2015) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson’s disease patients'. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, [Details]
(2015) 'Application of Video-Based Methods for Competitive Swimming Analysis: A Systematic Review'
Robert Mooney · Gavin Corley · Alan Godfrey · Conor Osborough · Leo Quinlan · Gearoid Olaighin (2015) 'Application of Video-Based Methods for Competitive Swimming Analysis: A Systematic Review'. Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1 (5):133-150 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'A new paradigm of electrical stimulation to enhance sensory neural function'
Breen, PP,OLaighin, G,McIntosh, C,Dinneen, SF,Quinlan, LR,Serrador, JM (2014) 'A new paradigm of electrical stimulation to enhance sensory neural function'. Medical Engineering & Physics, 36 :1088-1091 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'
Lomas, A. J. Ryan, C. N. Sorushanova, A. Shologu, N. Sideri, A. I. Tsioli, V. Fthenakis, G. C. Tzora, A. Skoufos, I. Quinlan, L. R. O'Laighin, G. Mullen, A. M. Kelly, J. L. Kearns, S. Biggs, M. Pandit, A. Zeugolis, D. I. (2014) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, [Details]
(2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'
Broderick, B. J. O'Connell, S. Moloney, S. O'Halloran, K. Sheehan, J. Quondamatteo, F. Quinlan, L. R. O. Laighin G (2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'. Physiological Measurements, 35 (9):1849-1859 [Details]
(2014) 'Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult'
Richard P. Harte, Liam G. Glynn, Barry J. Broderick, Alejandro Rodriguez-Molinero, Paul M. A. Baker, Bernadette McGuiness, Leonard O’Sullivan, Marta Diaz, Leo R. Quinlan and Gearóid ÓLaighin (2014) 'Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult'. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 4 (2):245-281 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'
Broderick, BJ,O'Connell, S,Moloney, S,O'Halloran, K,Sheehan, J,Quondamatteo, F,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'. Physiological Measurement, 35 :1849-1859 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis: Gut derived LPS, intestinal permeability and TLR4'
Mallard BL, Mabuchi A, Akashi-Takamura S, Harper J, Quinlan LR, Wheatley AM (2013) 'Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis: Gut derived LPS, intestinal permeability and TLR4'. Hepatology, 58 (S1):966A-966A [Details]
(2012) 'Small conductance potassium channels drive ATP-activated chloride secretion in the oviduct'
Keating, N,Quinlan, LR (2012) 'Small conductance potassium channels drive ATP-activated chloride secretion in the oviduct'. American Journal Of Physiology-Cell Physiology, 302 :100-109 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Effect of basolateral adenosine triphosphate on chloride secretion by bovine oviductal epithelium'
Keating, N,Quinlan, LR (2008) 'Effect of basolateral adenosine triphosphate on chloride secretion by bovine oviductal epithelium'. Biology Of Reproduction, 78 :1119-1126 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 expression: the role of the cAMP/PKA pathway'
Faherty, S,Fitzgerald, A,Keohan, M,Quinlan, LR (2007) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 expression: the role of the cAMP/PKA pathway'. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal, 43 :37-47 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 gene expression: Effects of LIF, serum-free medium, retinoic acid, and dbcAMP'
Faherty, S,Kane, MT,Quinlan, LR (2005) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 gene expression: Effects of LIF, serum-free medium, retinoic acid, and dbcAMP'. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal, 41 :356-363 [Details]
(2003) 'Phospholipase C and protein kinase C involvement in mouse embryonic stem-cell proliferation and apoptosis'
Quinlan, LR,Faherty, S,Kane, MT (2003) 'Phospholipase C and protein kinase C involvement in mouse embryonic stem-cell proliferation and apoptosis'. Reproduction, 126 :121-131 [Details]
(2001) 'Nature of glycosylphosphatidylinositols produced by mouse embryonic stem cells'
Quinlan, LR,Kane, MT (2001) 'Nature of glycosylphosphatidylinositols produced by mouse embryonic stem cells'. Reproduction, 122 :785-791 [Details]
(2000) 'Calcium confusion--is the variability in calcium response by Sertoli cells to specific hormones meaningful or simply redundant'
Rommerts FF, Lyng FM, von Ledebur E, Quinlan LR, Jones GR, Warchol JB, Stefanini M, Ravindranath N, Joffre M. (2000) 'Calcium confusion--is the variability in calcium response by Sertoli cells to specific hormones meaningful or simply redundant'. Journal Of Endocrinology, 167 (1):1-5 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Signaling Pathways in Mouse Embryo Stem Cell Self-Renewal'
Quinlan LR (2011) 'Signaling Pathways in Mouse Embryo Stem Cell Self-Renewal' In: Embryonic Stem Cells - Basic Biology to Bioengineering. Croatia: In Tech. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Phosphoinositides, inositol phosphates, and phospholipase C in embryonic stem cells'
Quinlan LR (2006) 'Phosphoinositides, inositol phosphates, and phospholipase C in embryonic stem cells' In: Methods in Molecular Biology - Embryonic Stem Cell Protocols. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press Inc. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
O'Connell, S,Coneys, A,Gallagher, R,Quondamatteo, F,Broderick, BJ,Quinlan, LR,Laighin, GO (2016) Enhancing Lower Limb Venous Haemodynamics Using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , pp.20-20 [Details]
(2015) 2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC)
Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G, (2015) Smartphone App Design for the Wireless Control of a Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulator device with Integrated Randomization Allocation Process for RCT Applications 2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) , pp.4574-4577 [Details]
(2013) American Gastoenterological Society
Mallard B, Quinlan LR, Mabuchi A, Wheatley AM (2013) Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis in mice is prevented by depletion of gut bacteria using antibiotics American Gastoenterological Society [Details]
(2013) Digestive Diseases Week
Mallard, BL; Quinlan LR; Mabuchi, A; Wheatley, AM (2013) Concanavalin A-Induced Hepatitis in Mice is Prevented by Depletion of Gut Bacteria Using Antibiotics Digestive Diseases Week Orlando, Florida, USA, , 18-MAY-13 - 21-MAY-13 [Details]
(2013) Journal of Hepatology
BL Mallard, LR Quinlan, A Mabuchi, AM Wheatley (2013) DEPLETION OF GUT BACTERIA WITH ANTIBIOTICS PREVENTS CONCANAVALIN (Con) A INDUCED HEPATITIS IN MICE Journal of Hepatology [Details]
(2012) Irish Journal of Medical Science
O’Brien, C; Hutch, R; Callnan, D; McKeever, D; McDonnell, K; Wheatley, AM; Quinlan LR (2012) MODULATION OF GUT PERMEABILITY BY THE LECTIN CONCANAVALIN A AND LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE : POTENTIAL NOVEL MECHANISM UNDERLYING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]
(2012) Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland
S. Galvin, C. Costello, G. Lyons, K. Kitt, D. O’Malley, M. Higgins, C. Murphy, C. Quigley, S. Rooney, L. Senanayake, K. Chesham, P. Carey, B. Gaffney, C. Quigley, A. Hynes, Quinlan LR. (2012) FITNESS, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY IN A POPULATION OF IRISH SCHOOL CHILDREN Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland [Details]
(2012) Irish Journal of Medical Science
Cahill, N; Prendergast, T; McDonald, N; Mulleady, C; Quinlan, LR (2012) PURINERGIC MODULATION OF SPONTANEOUS RAT MYOMETRIAL CONTRACTILITY IN VITRO Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]
(2012) FASEB JOURNAL
Breen, P; Serrador, J; O'Laighin, G; McIntosh, C; O'Tuathail, C; Quinlan, LR; Dinneen, SF; (2012) Peripheral Sensory Function Enhanced Using Stochastic Noise Stimulation FASEB JOURNAL [Details]
(2012) International MSc Conference Galway
Burke, R; Miniter, A; Quinlan, LR (2012) hMSCs promote wound repair in T84 colon epithelial monolayers International MSc Conference Galway [Details]
(2011) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Breen, PP, Olaighin, G,McIntosh, C, O'Tuathail, C,Quinlan, LR,Dinneen, SF,Serrador, JM (2011) PERIPHERAL SENSORY FUNCTION ENHANCED IN YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULTS USING A NOVEL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION BASED TECHNIQUE IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , pp.294-295 [Details]
(2008) Society for study of Fertility
Keating N. and Quinlan LR (2008) Apical purinergic stimulation of anion secretion in the bovine oviduct epithelium Society for study of Fertility [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee NUI Galway
2016 Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee NUI Galway
2014 Keynote Speaker Irish Gerontological Society 62nd Annual Meeting

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Biomedical Sciences Section Member /
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Medicine and Biology Member 02-SEP-13 / 03-SEP-18

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Graduate Research Committee (GRC) GRC Member /
College of Medicine, Medical education committee (PACE) Member 05-SEP-16 / 04-SEP-17
College of Science, Learning Teaching and Assessment committee Member 07-SEP-15 / 04-SEP-17
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science Graduate Studies Committee Member 08-SEP-14 / 06-JUN-16
College of Medicine, Research committee Member 08-SEP-14 / 04-SEP-17

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach NUI Galway undergraduate and postgraduate open days, providing information regarding studying Physiology, Science and Biomedical Science /
Outreach Primary Schools Promotion of Science 02-SEP-10 / 02-OCT-17

Teaching Interests

My undergraduate teaching is informed by my research areas, I cover topics such as
  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardio Pathophysiology
  • Muscle and Nerve Biology
  • Renal and Bladder Biology
  • Scientific Writing and Communication 


For postgraduates I currently supervise a team of 7 PhD students, and co-supervise/mentor a postdoctoral researcher and 2 research assistants. To date I have supervised 6 PhD to graduation.

I also teach on modules in Electronic Sports Performance Technology to masters students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Silvia Rosati Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Co-supervisor (1)
Robert Mulcahy Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Evismar Andrade Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Mary-Rose Mulry Doctorate - Ph.D. Co-supervisor (1)
Sahar Avazzadeh Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Co-supervisor (1)
Kevin Cradock Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Supervisor
Dean Sweeney Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Sandra O Connell Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Supervisor
Richard Harte Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Robert Mooney Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Gearóid OLaighin
Peter Dockery
Sanbing Shen
Tim Counihan
Manus Biggs
Francis Finucane
Abhay Pandit

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Henry Leese University of Hull UNITED KINGDOM
Paul Baker Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Georgia Tech U.S.A.
Brad Fain Georgia Tech Research Institute U.S.A.
Alan Godfrey Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University UNITED KINGDOM
Patrick Pladys Paediatric research center CHU Rennes FRANCE
Joan Cabestany Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya SPAIN
Jin Woo Choi Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University U.S.A.
Guy Carrault University of Renne 1 FRANCE
Rui Costa Fraunhofer AICOS PORTUGAL