Fiona O’ Donovan BITSS CatalystPsychology

Fiona O’ Donovan is completing a PhD in psychology in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Her research is funded by the Irish Research Council and is in collaboration with the agri-technology company Devenish Nutrition. Broadly, her PhD is looking at how nutritional and genetic factors influence cognitive performance and mood.

Prior to her PhD, Fiona completed an MSc in Neuroscience of Language in the University of Reading, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the National University of Ireland, Galway,

In addition she is the current secretary of the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Early Graduate Group, which supports Early Career Psychologists in their first ten years post graduation.

Primary areas of interest include clinical neuropsychology, neurodegenerative disorders (in particular Huntington’s disease), behavioural change, and open science.