Dr Deirdre Murray is a Consultant Paediatrician, and a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork. She graduated from UCC in 1995 and completed her general paediatric training in Dublin, Ireland before subspecialising in paediatric intensive care in the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital. She completed a fellowship in PICU in the The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia before returning to Cork to complete her PhD thesis in prediction of outcome in neonatal encephalopathy using early continuous EEG. She took up her post as Senior Lecturer in UCC in 2008 and since then has built a research group focused on improving outcome from early brain injury, through better methods of prediction, detection and outcome assessment.
She is a Principal Investigator and lead for early life biomarkers and infant development in the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (www.INFANTcentre.ie ). Over the last 7 years Dr Murray and her team have established a detailed database and biobank of infants following perinatal asphyxia and HIE and are working hard to discovery novel biomarkers which may allow clinicians to provide targeted neuroprotection in the future and improved methods of early cognitive assessment (www.medscinet.net/bihive ).
She is the PI of the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study, www.baselinestudy.net which is a multi-disciplinary maternal-child cohort study examining the origins of early childhood disease.