INFANT's MSc and PhD students represent the best of postgraduate research
Our postgraduate students are studying for Masters or PhD degrees.
Sophie is a PhD researcher at INFANT. Her research ultimately aims to determine the downstream targets and effects of cerebral microRNA alterations in neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy using animal and cell models.
PhD Student, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology
Liz Considine graduated with a first class honours BSc in Biochemistry from UCC in 2002 and with a Post Graduate Diploma in Genetic Epidemiology from Sheffield University in 2010. Liz is currently an SFI funded PhD student at INFANT where her project involves using a variety of computational techniques to mine datasets from the SCOPE database for....
My research interests include health psychology, pregnancy and attachment, pregnancy loss, developmental psychology and parenting. The aim of my PhD is to develop and evaluate an evidence-based behavior change intervention to raise awareness of and reduce risk factors for Stillbirth in Ireland.
Andrea is a PhD candidate at INFANT, and is currently based in the Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research.
Sonia is an MSc by Research student at INFANT. She is working on the ENRICH study which aims to investigate the effects of lifestyle and sensory experiences on sleep and cognitive development.
Chris is undertaking an SFI funded PhD in biomedical signal processing.
Gillian is a PhD student on the Structured Population and Health Services Research Education (SPHeRE) programme. Her background is in Epidemiology and Public Health and her PhD involves examining the impact of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy on neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring.
Gwinyai Masukume’s main research interest is the unintended long-term adverse health outcomes of Cesarean section in offspring delivered via this mode. While Cesarean section is certainly lifesaving, non-medically indicated surgical delivery has burgeoned worldwide.