Cohort 7 ICAT Fellows (2023)

Dr Alison Lee

Clinical specialty: Veterinary Pathology

Dr. Alison M. Lee graduated from UCD’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She also completed an intercalated BSc degree in Veterinary Pathology from the Royal Veterinary Hospital College from 2010-2011. After spending a year practising veterinary medicine in the UK, she completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology in UCD from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and achieved her Doctorate in Veterinary Medical Specialisation. Her ICAT research project will examine the potential role of oral gram-negative bacteria in contributing to the development of feline oral squamous cell carcinoma through toll-like receptor signalling pathways.

Dr Catherine Duane

Clinical specialty: Clinical Haematology

Dr Catherine Duane is a Specialist Registrar in Haematology. Catherine graduated with a degree in Medicine from RCSI and holds a BSc in Human Health and Disease from Trinity College Dublin, for which she was awarded a Trinity College Gold Medal. Catherine worked as a Clinical Lecturer in Medicine in RCSI and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education, in addition to completing Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine and obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. As an ICAT fellow, Catherine will utilise a multi-omics approach to characterise the tumour microenvironment in patients with high-risk multiple myeloma, with the aim of identifying potential targets for cellular therapies. Primary Supervisor: Professor Siobhan Glavey, RCSI

Dr Eithne Nic an Ríogh

Clinical specialty: Nephrology

Dr Eithne Nic an Ríogh graduated from University College Dublin in 2018 with a degree in medicine. Eithne completed an Academic Track Internship and postgraduate clinical training in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. In 2021 she was appointed to a specialist training post in Nephrology. As an ICAT fellow, Eithne is looking forward to exploring personalised medicine in autoimmune disease, focusing on relapse prediction in ANCA Associated Vasculitis. Trinity College Dublin Supervisor: Prof Mark Little, TCD

Dr Lisa Kiely

Clinical specialty: Dermatology

Dr Lisa Kiely is a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology. She graduated from Medicine in 2016 from the University of Limerick and holds an honours Bachelor Degree (BSc) in physiology from University of Galway. She is completing a master’s degree in clinical education with Queens University Belfast and is an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer with University College Cork. Lisa has a particular interest in novel methods of diagnostics in dermatology. As an ICAT fellow, Lisa will explore new methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of localised scleroderma (Morphea).

Dr Louise Kelly

Clinical specialty: Clinical Microbiology

Dr Louise Kelly graduated from University College Cork in 2018, followed by the Academic Track Internship at Cork University Hospital. She subsequently completed Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine in Beaumont Hospital prior to her appointment to the Clinical Microbiology Higher Specialist Training Scheme in 2022.

Dr Vincent Healy

Clinical specialty: Neurosurgery

Dr Vincent Healy graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016 and completed his BST and early HST years in Beaumont Hospital. Vincent holds degrees in Surgery (MCh.) and Structural Molecular Biology (MSc.). As an ICAT fellow, Vincent will explore the synergistic mechanisms at the intersection of gliomagenesis and epileptogenesis, to understand how glioma-related epilepsy and glioma progression might be disrupted.

Dr Nicola Raftery

Clinical specialty: General Surgery

Dr. Nicola Raftery is a General Surgical SpR with a special interest in Upper GI surgery. She graduated as a scholar of Trinity college in 2018 with an intercalated MSc in Immunology and went on to complete her internship and initial SHO year in St. James Hospital, Dublin. She then went on to complete the Surgical CST, gaining her membership of RCSI (MRCSI) before commencing the HST in General Surgery in 2022. As an ICAT fellow, Nicola hopes to explore novel methods of detecting tumour molecular status in oesophagogastric cancers.

Dr Sophie Duignan

Clinical specialty: Paediatric Cardiology

Dr. Sophie Duignan graduated from University College Dublin in 2014 and is currently a Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Cardiology with a special interest in fetal echocardiography and advanced imaging techniques. As an ICAT fellow, Sophie plans to explore the use of novel imaging techniques and machine learning to improve antenatal diagnosis and prognostication of congenital heart disease.