Niamh is a Molecular Medicine Ireland Clinical and Translational Research Scholar, with a BSc (Hons) in Chemical and Pharmaceutical science from Dublin City University, 2011. She is currently undertaking a PhD funded by Molecular Medicine Ireland within the Neonatal Brain Research Group, Cork University Maternity Hospital to identify and validate umbilical crd blood Biomarkers in Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy.
Previous and ongoing work in the NRBG (The BiHivE study) has identified potential biochemical markers in umbilical cord blood which can accurately identify infants who will progress to moderate/severe encephalopathy. Niamh’s work will use a combination of metabolomics and proteomics to validate the biochemical markers in a further cohort of infants. She aims to establish the quantitative changes in biochemical markers with the best potential for development into a clinically useful bedside predictive test.