PhD Graduates

2022 PhD Graduates

 

 

Dr Andrea Diaz Diaz

Supervisors:  Prof Christian Waeber, School of Pharmacy, UCC and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UCC; Dr Anne Moore, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Preclinical characterisation of fingolimod as a potential therapeutic agent for stroke

Graduated: 2022

LinkedIn: Andrea's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Kyle Malone

Supervisors:  Prof Christian Waeber, School of Pharmacy, UCC and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UCC; Dr Anne Moore, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: The Role of Regulatory T Cells in Stroke Recovery

Graduated: 2022

 

Dr Harriet Bennett-Lenane

Supervisors:  Prof Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Joey O'Shea, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Caitriona O'Driscoll, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Computational pharmaceutics approaches to inform drug developability: focus on lipid-based formulations 

Graduated: 2022

LinkedIn: Harriet's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Frank O'Riordan

Supervisors:  Dr Aoife Fleming, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Frances Shiely, School of Public Health, UCC; Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Opportunities to measure and improve antimicrobial stewardship in the Irish hospital setting 

Graduated: 2022

LinkedIn: Frank's career profile on LinkedIn

2021 PhD Graduates

 

Dr Thérèse Lyons

Supervisors:  Dr Tim O'Sullivan, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Cormac Gahan, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Synthesis and evaluation of novel quorum sensing inhibitors

Graduated: 2021

 

Dr Valeria Gervasi

Supervisors:  Dr Abina Crean, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Sonja Vucen, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Lyophilisation of high concentration protein formulations

Graduated: 2021

LinkedIn: Valeria's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Gary O'Brien

Supervisors: Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Valerie Walshe, Health Service Executive; Prof Mark Mulcahy, Cork University Business School, UCC

Thesis Title: Using the health policy triangle framework to describe local, regional and national healthcare policy changes within Ireland's diverse healthcare settings

Graduated: 2021

LinkedIn: Gary's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Cian O'Mahony

Supervisors:  Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Denis O'Mahony, School of Medicine, UCC; Dr Kevin Murphy, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: A mixed-methods evaluation of novel services for vulnerable patient groups in Ireland

Graduated: 2021

LinkedIn: Cian's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Ana Luiza Queiroz

Supervisors: Prof Abina Crean, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Sonja Vucen, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Application of pharmaceutical quality approaches and the development of process analytical technologies to improve pharmaceutical product and process understanding

Graduated: 2021

LinkedIn: Ana's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Ziad Sartawi

Supervisors: Dr Katie Ryan, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Christian Waeber, School of Pharmacy, UCC and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Thesis Title: Spatiotemporal control of siponimod delivery for the regeneration of critical bone defects

Graduated: 2021

LinkedIn: Ziad's career profile on LinkedIn

2020 PhD Graduates

Dr Seif Yahia Salah El Hadidi

Supervisor: Dr Margaret Bermingham, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Stephen Byrne, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Prof Ebtissam Darweesh, Faculty of Pharmacy, Future University in Egypt

Thesis Title: Guideline-Led Prescribing to Heart Failure Patients in Ireland and Egypt

Graduated: 2020

 LinkedIn: Seif's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Laura Henze

Supervisor: Prof Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Exploring the utility of the pig model for predicting bioavailability in humans

Graduated: 2020

LinkedIn: Laura's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Alexandra-Roxana Ilie

Supervisors: Dr Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr. René Holm, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

Thesis Title: Design and development of supersaturated lipid-based drug delivery systems for applications in pharmaceutical industry

Graduated: 2020

LinkedIn: Alexandra-Roxana's career profile on LinkedIn

 

Dr Niklas Köhl

Supervisor: Prof Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC

Thesis Title: Exploring the utility of lipid-based formulation technology to enhance oral bioavailability of BCS class IV molecules

Graduated: 2020

LinkedIn: Niklas'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

 

Dr Jacinta Walsh

Supervisors: Dr Brendan Griffin, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Niall Hyland, Physiology Department, UCC; Dr Gerard Clarke, Psychiatry Department, UCC

Thesis Title: Gut microbiome-xenobiotic interactions: focus on drug metabolism

Graduated: 2020

LinkedIn: Jacinta's career profile on LinkedIn

2019 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 

UCC Research Profile: Kieran's career profile

 

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 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 Raghu Peddapatla

Supervisors: Dr Abina Crean, School of Pharmacy, UCC; Dr Maria Sousa-Gallagher, Process & Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, 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

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 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 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 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 PhD Graduates

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

 

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 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

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