Cathal Dorgan is a PhD researcher in Applied Mathematics (School of Mathematical Sciences) and the INFANT Research Centre at UCC. His research considers using modern mathematical modelling techniques such as the theory of tipping points and critical transitions, along with real seizure data to develop new mathematical models for seizures and instabilities in the neonatal brain.
The aim of this research is to describe the instabilities in the neonatal brain in order to help the understanding of their onset, any potential links with the developing cardiovascular system and circadian rhythm, as well as to help foresee and further categorise the oncoming seizures occurring by using neonatal EEG data.
2021-Present PhD, Dept of Applied Mathematics, University College Cork.
2017-2021 BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Physics, University College Cork.