Aisling’s primary degree was in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin. She undertook her PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork and has been working in a clinical research laboratory setting since 2009.
For three years she was a member of UCC’s Biosafety Committee. Aisling gained hands on experience in processing and storage of samples while working on the SCOPE, BASELINE/BIHIVE, Pelican and IMPROvED studies in the ANULab.
Aisling started in INFANT on the EU FP7 Early Nutrition project which explored the long term effects of early nutrition on later health especially the relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and hyperglycaemia in pregnancy focusing on the child adiposity and metabolic syndrome using the SCOPE and BASELINE prospective cohort studies. In May 2014, she took up her current role as Biobank Technician, helping us manage the more than 1 million aliquots of biological samples gathered from over a decade of research, which are stored and curated in accordance with best practise guidelines and aligned with leading international standards. Aisling is a member of the INFANT Safety Action Team.
- 2014-present Biobank Technician, INFANT
- 2011 – 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, INFANT
- 2010 – 2013 Biosafety Assistant, Office of VPRI, UCC
- 2011 – 2012 Laboratory Technician, Dept. of Paediatrics & Child Health, UCC
- 2011 Ph.D, Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork
- 2000 BA (mod) Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
- INFANT Safety Action Team
- INFANT Outreach activities