Elena is a Clinical Research Fellow at the INFANT Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in University College Cork since July 2015. From January 2016 she is the Clinical Research Fellow for the NEUROPROBE platform project at the INFANT Centre.
Elena graduated with a degree (cum laude) in Medicine and Surgery in 2009, and completed her postgraduate specialist training in Child Neuropsychiatry at the University of Parma in 2015 (Thesis: “Preterm Newborns with Neonatal Seizures: Electroclinical Features related to Outcome”).
- During the specialistic training she spent a year (2013-2014) as a Research Fellow at the Neurophysiology Department of Danish Epilepsy Centre in Dianalund- Denmark (Research Project: “Impact of different electroclinical variables and treatments on the outcome of patients affected by encephalopathy with status epilepticus during sleep/continuous spike and waves during sleep”).
- She subsequently received a Research fund at Danish Epilepsy Centre (Research Project: “The comparability of SWI during midday NAP versus all-night sleep EEG recording in children suffering from Encephalopathy with status epilepticus during slow sleep (ESES): A prospective study”).
- She completed the GM Trust International Basic Training Course on Prechtl's method on the qualitative assessment of general movements (2011), the Dianalund Summer School on EEG and Epilepsy (DSSEE) - 2 nd edition with a bursary (2014) and the Brazelton Course on assessment of the newborn behaviour and promotion of the neurobehavioural development of the newborn (2014).
- She has 22 papers published in international indexed journals.