Graduated from UCD with B.Sc. in Pharmacology. Ph.D awarded by UCD entitled "The Pathophysiological Role of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone and NURR1 in Human Inflammatory Arthritis". This work was carried out in the Department of Rheumatology, Education & Research Centre, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin and elucidated a novel role for specific neuropeptides and orphan nuclear receptors involved in the development and exacerbation of human inflammatory arthritis.
Pursued a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Department of Veterinary Biochemistry & Physiology, UCD. Specific research areas included defining molecular targets for the action of methotrexate in modulating human inflammatory joint disease progression and elucidating the molecular signalling pathways involved in the pathogenesis of bovine mastitis.
Subsequently worked as a regulatory affairs executive with a leading Irish registration consulting company. Managed and analysed physico-chemical, toxicological and efficacy data and co-ordinated GLP regulated laboratory studies for registration of pesticides and pharmaceuticals in numerous European countries.
Lecturing in DIT Kevin St. since 2003. Lecturing topics include cell biology, molecular virology, pharmacology
Research and Academic Interests:
Research interests include the study of orphan nuclear receptors and the molecular mechanisms involved their mediation of processes associated with the development or resolution of inflammatory/malignant diseases.