PhD Graduates

2019 - 2020 PhD Graduates

Dr Kieran Dalton

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC & Prof Denis O'Mahony, School of Medicine, UCC

Thesis Title: Factors affecting prescriber implementation of medication appropriateness recommendations in hospitalised older adults 

Graduated: 2019 

 

Dr Elaine Enright

Supervisor: Dr Cormac Gahan, School of Microbiology, UCC & Dr Susan Joyce, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Gut microbiota-mediated bile acid metabolism: implications for oral drug absorption 

Graduated: 2019

LinkedIn: Elaine's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Sarah Marshall

Supervisors: Dr Laura Sahm, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Anne Moore, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Dr Aoife Fleming, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Exploring vaccine decision-making to identify and address barriers to vaccine uptake in Ireland. 

Graduated: 2020

LinkedIn: Sarah's career profile on LinkedIn

2018 - 2019 PhD Graduates

Dr Ken Howick

Supervisor: Dr Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Harriet Schellekins, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC

Thesis Title: Targeting the ghrelin receptor in appetite and reward (original title) 

Graduated: 2019

LinkedIn: Ken's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Aoife McGillicuddy

Supervisor: Dr Laura Sahm, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Abina Crean, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Oral dosage form modifications for older adults: A mixed methods investigation 

Graduated: 2018

LinkedIn: Aoife's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Michelle O'Driscoll

Supervisor: Dr Laura Sahm, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title:  Mindfulness in Pharmacy Education: A national study

Graduated: 2018

LinkedIn: Michelle's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Raghu Peddapatla

Supervisor: Dr Abina Crean, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: A study of magnesium stearate behaviour in pharmaceutical blends and tablets employing Broadband Acoustic Resonance Dissolution Spectroscopy (BARDS) 

Graduated: 2019

LinkedIn: Raghu's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Christina Rae Hansen

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Denis O'Mahony, School of Medicine, UCC;  Prof Patricia Kearney, School of Public Health, UCC

Thesis Title: An exploration of deprescribing barriers and facilitators for older patients in primary care in Ireland – the potential role of the pharmacist  

Graduated: 2019

 

Dr Elaine Walsh

Supervisor: Dr Laura Sahm, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Colin Bradley, Department of General Practice, UCC;  Prof Patricia Kearney, School of Public Health, UCC

Thesis Title: Medication Error at the Primary Secondary Care Interface: Costs, Causes, Consequences 

Graduated: 2019

 

Dr Kieran Walsh

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Suzanne Timmons, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, UCC; Prof John Browne, School of Public Health, UCC; Dr Jennifer McSharry, School of Psychology, NUIG

Thesis Title:  Rationalising antipsychotic prescribing in dementia: A mixed methods investigation

Graduated: 2018

LinkedIn: Kieran's career profile on LinkedIn

2017 - 2018 PhD Graduates

Dr Mary Ellen Crowley

Supervisor: Dr Abina Crean, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: A study of microcrystalline cellulose variability and how this impacts compaction performance 

Graduated: 2018

LinkedIn: Mary Ellen's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr David O'Riordan

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: The role of the pharmacist in optimising prescribing in community-dwelling older adults 

Graduated: 2018

LinkedIn: David's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Joey O'Shea

Supervisor: Dr Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Caitriona O'Driscoll, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Mechanistic understanding of bio enabling formulation approaches to improve oral bioavailability using porcine in vivao and in silico models

Graduated: 2018

LinkedIn: Joey's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Elena Presas

Supervisor: Prof Caitriona O'Driscoll, School of Pharmacy, UCC;  Dr Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Pre-clinical development of cyclodextrin-based nanoparticles for oral delivery of peptide/protein drugs – in vitro and in vivo evaluation

Graduated: 2017

LinkedIn: Elena's career profile on LinkedIn

2016 - 2017 PhD Graduates

Dr Jamie Evans

Supervisor: Prof Caitriona O'Driscoll, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Modified cyclodextrins for the targeted delivery of siRNA for prostate cancer therapy

Graduated: 2016

LinkedIn: Jamie's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr James Gallagher

Supervisor:  Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Suzanne McCarthy, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Economic evaluations of clinical pharmacy services in Ireland 2007-2015

Graduated: 2016

LinkedIn: James's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Maria Kelly

Supervisor:  Dr Suzanne McCarthy, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Laura Sahm, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Ronan O'Sullivan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Bon Secours Hospital; Dr Frances Shiely, School of Public Health, UCC

Thesis Title: Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents on fever and febrile illness in children

Graduated: 2017

LinkedIn: Maria's career profile on LinkedIn

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