Caroline Joyce

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PhD Student

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Caroline Joyce is a doctoral researcher with INFANT. Her PhD research is in biomarker discovery for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of women with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. This is a collaborative project between INFANT (Prof. Keelin O’Donoghue), the School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology (Prof. Tommie McCarthy) and the National Trophoblastic Disease Centre (Dr John Coulter). Caroline’s PhD was funded by the Irish Research Council under the Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme.

Career Profile:

2005- to date:   Principal Clinical Biochemist at Cork University Hospital

Professional Achievements:

2019       Registered Clinical Scientist – Health and Care Professionals Council

2017       European Registered Clinical Laboratory Geneticist – European Board of Medical Genetics

2003       Diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) in Molecular Genetics

1992       MSc in Biomedical Science at University of Ulster, Coleraine


Joyce CM, Coulter J, Kenneally C, McCarthy TV and O’Donoghue K

Experience of women on the Irish National Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Registry.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2022 (in press)

Joyce CM, O’Shea PM and O’Donoghue K

Authors’ reply to “Is there a role for C-reactive protein during and after labour?” Ann Clin Biochem 2021 Nov;58(6):672-673. PMID: 34098757. DOI: 10.1177/00045632211020774


Joyce CM, Deasy S, Abu H, Lim YY, O’Shea PM and O’Donoghue K

Reference values for C-reactive protein and procalcitonin at term pregnancy and in the early postnatal period. Ann Clin Biochem 2021 Sep;58(5):452-460. PMID: 33730872. DOI: 10.1177/00045632211005807