Dr Cathal O’Conor, INFANT PhD student & Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme fellow won The William Stokes Award which is awarded by the Trainees Committee in Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It recognises research of the highest standards carried out by Trainees in Higher Specialist Training or International Clinical Fellowship Programme.

He is the second INFANT, ICAT fellow to receive this prestigious award, Dr Peter Barrett won it in 2019.

Dr O’Connor’s PhD – the ‘assessing sleep in infants with atopic dermatitis’ (SPINDLE) study which was performed in the INFANT research centre in University College Cork assesses sleep and neurodevelopment in infants with early onset atopic dermatitis (‘eczema’) by longitudinal evaluation.