Dr Fiona McDonald

Fiona McDonald
Associate Investigator

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, Uuniversity College Cork
  • 2017-2018: Senior Post-Doc, University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2016-2017: Research Associate, University of Bristol, UK
  • 2014-2015: Research Fellow, Hochkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Canada  

Education Profile:

  • 2004-2008: BSc Physiology & Pharmacology, University College Dublin
  • 2009-2014: PhD Translational Medicine, University College Dublin

Contact Details: fiona.mcdonald@ucc.ie