Bandon Grammar School (Leaving Cert 1997), Cork Institute of Technology 1997-2000, Dublin Institute of Technology 2000-2, University College Cork (MSc) 2007-9, Trinity College Dublin 2012-now
BSc in Applied Science, MSc in Biomedical Science, nearly PhD in Clinical Microbiology
St. James’ Hospital Microbiology Lab and the Irish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory
Specialist Medical Scientist and part-time PhD Student
I’m a Medical Scientist and part-time PhD Student working in Dublin
I live in Dublin 12 with my husband, Ian. I love travelling the world, yoga, eating delicious food, techno music, and science of course!!!
The Irish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory is based in St. James’ Hospital in Dublin. We test for tuberculosis in people from all-over Ireland. TB is highly contagious and can cause outbreaks. We work with Public Health to flag when an outbreak has occurred. Outbreaks can occur anywhere people gather together, even in schools! If we flag the outbreak early, we can treat the patient as soon as possible, and stop the disease spreading to anybody else.
What I'd do with the prize money
I would donate it to the program we already have for introducing TY students to the world of medical science here in St. James’ Hospital
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
honest, empathetic, feminist
What did you want to be after you left school?
I didn’t have a clue!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Never, I’m an angel!
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Travelled on the Transiberian railway from Moscow to Beijing
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Have a fabulous figure, travel for at least 2 months per year, always be healthy
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