Orla is a Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital, Professor of Neurology and Head of the Academic Unit of Neurology in Trinity College Dublin and the HSE National Clinical Lead for Neurology.
She became a consultant neurologist in 1996 and a clinician scientist at TCD in 2007. She is an international leader in Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. She leads the Irish ALS Clinical service, and the Irish ALS Research Group.
She completed her residency and Fellowship in Neurology at the Harvard Partners Programme, Boston Massachusetts and was a Newman Scholar & College Lecturer in Physiology at UCD.
Her research programmes are in:
- biomarker development
- deep phenotyping
- clinical trials
- outcome measures
- clinical measurement
- drug development
- health economics
- service development
Walk While You Can
Funding for Assistant Professorhsip in Signal Analysis
Iris O’Brien Foundation
Studying the Healthcare Ecosystem in Neurodegeneration
Andrew Lydon Foundation
Exploring imaging Changes in ALS
Signal Analysis in ALS (Co-PI with Dr. Bahman Nassereloslami)
Finding Clinical Meaningfulness (Co-PI with Dr. Deirdre Murray)
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Research Motor Neurone (RMN) is an institute researching Motor Neurone Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It is based in Trinity College Dublin and is headed by Professor Orla Hardiman.