Brendan Quinlivan

Trinity Centre for Bioengineering,
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute,
Trinity College Dublin,
152-160 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2
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Tel: +353-1-8964214

Biographical Information

– Qualified for the award of the degrees of B.A (Bachelor in Arts) and B.A.I (Bachelor in Engineering) in June, 2013, specialising in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
– Previous research includes work as a research assistant under the supervision of Professor Richard Reilly on an investigation into the characterization of freezing of gate in Parkinson’s disease.
– Currently completing studies leading to a PhD at Trinity College Dublin. 

PhD Research

PhD theme: “Investigation of neurological and behavioural abnormalities in adult onset primary torsion dystonia.”

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Electrophysiological and behavioral measures of visuo-motor learning for application in movement disorders. Quinlivan BT, Butler JS, Hutchinson MK, O’Riordan S, Ridwan RA, Reilly RB. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:3533-6. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944385.

Non-parametric bootstrapping method for measuring the temporal discrimination threshold for movement disorders. Butler JS, Molloy A, Williams L, Kimmich O, Quinlivan B, O’Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Reilly RB. J Neural Eng. 2015 Aug;12(4):046026. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/4/046026. Epub 2015 Jun 18.

Young Women do it Better: Sexual Dimorphism in Temporal Discrimination. Williams LJ, Butler JS, Molloy A, McGovern E, Beiser I, Kimmich O, Quinlivan B, O’Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Reilly RB. Front Neurol. 2015 Jul 9;6:160. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00160. eCollection 2015.

A headset method for measuring the visual temporal discrimination threshold in cervical dystonia. Molloy A, Kimmich O, Williams L, Quinlivan B, Dabacan A, Fanning A, Butler JS, O’Riordan S, Reilly RB, Hutchinson M. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2014 Jul 18;4:249. doi: 10.7916/D8TD9VF6. eCollection 2014.