Biomedical and Wearable Technologies – Key objective 

To engage in interdisciplinary research into understanding core biological processes underpinning health and disease with the goal of generating new innovations and technologies aimed at preventing, diagnosing, monitoring, treating, and curing disorders that cause illness and death. 

Meet the Team

Prof. Suresh Pillai

                  Director:

Prof. Suresh Pillai 
pillai.suresh@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: Nano Material and Technologies

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ken Monaghan Monaghan.Kenneth@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: Digital Health, Neurology Rehabilitation, Developmental Stammering, Neuropilates, Ankle Instability 3D, Motion Analysis, Remote Rehabilitation 

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Karen Coughlan coughlan.karen@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: 

Neurodegeneration, Cognitive impairment,  Preventative strategies & interventions, molecular & cellular pathophysiology of disease 

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Mary Heneghan 
Heneghan.Mary@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: 

Development of fungal transformation systems, Investigation of nutrient recycling, Fungal bioremediation of plastics, Extraction and analysis of fungal secondary metabolites, Biopharming of fungal protein

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ailish Breen Monaghan Breen.Ailish@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: Medical Device Innovations, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 

 

 

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Neville McClenaghan mcclenaghan.neville@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, Antidiabetic drugs, Pancreatic beta-cell secretory pathways, Pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction, demise and destruction

 

 

Principal Investigator:

Andrew McCloskey 
mccloskey.andrew@nullitsligo.ie

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, Antidiabetic drugs, Pancreatic beta-cell secretory pathways, Pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction, demise and destruction

 

PHD Student:

Eimear Cronin

Project Title: The effects of pilates training on gait and functional outcomes in chronic stroke patients

PHD Student:

Peter Lynch

Project Title: Tongue Stimulation for Motor Recovery in Upper/Lower limbs in chronic stroke

PHD Student:

Hilary McDonagh

Project Title: Modifying subconscious tongue Movements to improve fluency in Adults with Developmental Stutter: A pilot randomised feasibility study.

PHD Student:

Claire Smyth

Project Title:To investigate the potential effectiveness of mirror-aided cross-education using the innovative “Mirror Strengthing Device” compared to mirror therapy alone in poststroke upper limb recovery

PHD Student:

Shane Gallagher

Project Title: An investigation of compression sleeve and kinesiology taping on upper limb lymphoedema post breast cancer. A pilot randomised controlled trial

PHD Student:

Naoise Rasmussen

Project Title: The effects of weight loss interventions on dementia trajectory in obese individuals

PHD Student:

Christopher Golden

Project Title: Investigation of the therapeutic potential of secondary metabolites produced by Rasamsonia emersonii

PHD Student:

Naveen Kumar

Project Title: Fungal biodegradation of plastics and biodegradable plastics

PHD Student:

Jamie Grant

Project Title: Development of Nano-fibrous Chitosan and Graphene Composites for Bio-Medical Applications

PHD Student:

Connell Boal

Project Title: The Development of novel technology to combat antibiotic resistance in medical application and in the environment