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....
Aisling is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of Neonatal Encephalopathy. Aisling is interested in the early neurophysiological changes that occur following birth in infants with HIE and determining whether the evolution of these changes can predict eligibility for therapy and long term outcome.
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.
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.
Aude-Claire Morillon studies Pollutants Exposure During Pregnancy and Their Impact on Fetal Growth, Maternal and Child’s Future Health.