Dr Fiona McDonald

Lead Investigator

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The theme of Fiona’s research is understanding mechanism of early life stress, such as unstable patterns of oxygenation, on cardiorespiratory and motor function using pre-clinical animal models. Fiona has a keen interest in exploring sex-specific vulnerabilities during development. Her work seeks to identify novel preventative strategies for preterm infants to improve their long-term functional outcomes and their quality of life.

Career Profile:

· 2018-Present: Lecturer in Physiology, Department of Physiology, University College Cork, Ireland

· 2017-2018: Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, University College Cork, Ireland

· 2016-2017: Research Associate, University of Bristol, UK

· 2014-2015: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Canada

Education Profile:

· 2020-2021: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

· 2009-2014: PhD Translational Medicine, University College Dublin

· 2004-2008: BSc Physiology & Pharmacology, University College Dublin