Niamh McDevitt

Trinity Centre for Bioengineering,
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute,
Trinity College Dublin,
152-160 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2



Biographical Information

Niamh received a BSc in Anatomy from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2009. She went on to work as a Special Needs Assistant and received a Distinction in a Diploma in Child Psychology early in 2012 while working. Niamh then went on to complete an MSc in Neuroscience between 2012 and 2013. The focus of her thesis was investigating mental rotation abilities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder compared with typically developing children, using a combination of Electrophysiological and behavioural data. In September 2013, Niamh started her PhD candidacy, her research focuses on endophenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fragile X Syndrome and other related disorders. 

Research Interests

"Utilising a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate rare neurodevelopmental disorders in order to further elucidate causes, symptoms, trajectories and prevalence of these disorders". 


Publications in International Reviewed Journals

[1] Devitt, N.M.; Gallagher, L.; Reilly, R.B. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fragile X Syndrome (FXS): Two Overlapping Disorders Reviewed through Electroencephalography—What Can be Interpreted from the Available Information? Brain Sci. 2015, 5, 92–117.

Poster Presentations at International Conferences

[1] Mc Devitt N, Reilly R B, Gallagher L. Where should the focus of research into neurodevelopmental disorders be directed in the future? Lessons learned from an Irish Population. In: International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), 2016.

[2] Mc Devitt N, Gallagher L, Reilly R B. Investigation of face processing in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for the development of clinical useful biomarkers: An Electroencephalographic approach. In: International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), 2016.