Clodagh O'Keeffe



                   Trinity Centre for Bioengineering,
                   Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience,
                   Trinity College Dublin,
                  Dublin 2



Biographical Information

Clodagh received a BA in Psychology from University College Dublin, in 2014. She then went on to complete an MSc. in Neuroscience in Trinity College, from which she graduated with distinction. The focus of the thesis was on the characterization of cognitive and motor deficits seen in carriers of the fragile X premutation, with a view to identifying endophenotypes of the neurodegenerative movement disorder ‘Fragile X Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome’.

In September 2016, Clodagh was awarded the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship to further her research into postural stability as a measure of neurodegeneration, and so began her PhD candidacy in the Reilly Lab.

Research Interests

Using a multi-modal approach to identify potential biomarkers of neurodegenerative movement disorders, through cognitive, postural,  and electrophysiological methods. 


Podium Presentations at International Conferences

C. O'Keeffe, N. Mc. Devitt, T. Lynch, R.B. Reilly, Delineating Cognitive-Motor Interference in Postural stability of Fragile X premutation Carriers  using a Dual Task Paradigm. 3rd International Conference of FMR1 Premutation, Jerusalem, Sept 2017. 

N. McDevitt, R.B. Reilly, C. O'Keeffe, L. Gallagher, Are Stress and Anxiety related, in part, to parenting a child with a developmental disability?. 3rd International Conference of FMR1 Premutation, Jerusalem, Sept 2017. 


Poster Presentations at Conferences

C. O'Keeffe, N. McDevitt, T. Lynch, R.B. Reilly. Characterisation of the Cognitive and Postural Impact of the Fragile X Premutation. Young Neuroscientist Symposium, Dublin. September 2016. 

L. Taboada, C. O'Keeffe, N. McDevitt, R.B. Reilly. Centre of Pressure Regularity as a Marker for Fragile X Premutation Carriers.  Bioengineering in Ireland, January 2017.





Podium Presentation at the 3rd International Conference

of the FMR1 Premutation, Jerusalem 2017.