Medical Writer / Researcher, Western Vascular Institute
Galway Clinic and University College Hospital, University of Limerick, Galway, Ireland
She received a first class honours Bachelor Degree in Science in Biomedical & Advanced Materials from the University of Limerick, Ireland in 2007. Following this She completed a four year research PhD in biomedical engineering and completed a research thesis in 2012. The focus of this thesis was maxillofacial surgery, and is entitled “Finite Element Investigation of the Human Mandible Bone: Examination of Bone Fracture, Plate Fixation and Increasing Degrees of Atrophy”. During her doctoral research, she received two awards for her work: first place in the Sylvester O’ Halloran poster prize in 2008 on research titled ‘Biomechanical Considerations in the Management of Mandibular Angle Fractures’. Second place in the International Association of Dental Research-Irish Division Postgraduate Award in 2009 on research titled ‘The Role of FEA in the Assessment of Mechanical Behavior of the Mandible’. After that she began postdoctoral work at a dedicated vascular care team, the Western Vascular Institute in Galway, Ireland in 2013 specialising in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. As part of the Western Vascular Institute, she have established an endovascular device global registry, produced a number of publications and developed roles as the principal research consultant and medical writer. To date she have numerous first author and co-author publications, and also presented at a number of national and international conferences on her research in both maxillofacial surgery, and endovascular surgery.
Maxillofacial & craniofacial surgery, vascular surgery, Biomedical engineering, Finite Element Analysis modeling, experimental modeling