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Dr. Niall Pender

Associate Professor (School Office - Medicine)


Adjunct Associate Professor (Psychology)
Adjunct Associate Professor (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))

 Examining the beneficial effects of Omega 3-PUFA / Vitamin B enrichment of chicken meat and eggs on cognitive functioning.
 Defining the complex needs of ALS caregivers.
 Concussion: A Longitudinal study in amateur and professional athletes.
 A longitudinal study of the evolution of language changes in Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
 A study of the absorption, distribution and cardiovascular benefits for hums of eating chicken-meat and eggs enriched with Omega-3 PUFAS over a 6 month period.

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Chair of the Board of Directors, Headway Ireland June 2014-
Member of the Board of Directors, Research Motor Neurone Octoober 2013-
President, Irish Brain Council June 2015-
Founding Member, Irish Brain Council May 2015
President, Psychological Society of Ireland 2009-2010
Member of the Council of the Psychological Society of Ireland. 2006-2011
Founding member and Chair, Division of Neuropsychology, Psychological Society of Ireland 2005-2007
Member, Expert Advisory Panel, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland 2016-
Member, Ethics Oversight Committee, National Living Related Donor Programme. 2010-
Member, Beaumont Hospital Research (Medical) Ethics Committee 2011-2016
Bahman Nasseroleslami, Stefan Dukic, Roisin Mc Mackin, Amina Coffey, Antonio Fasano, Rangariroyashe Chipika, Marta Pinto-Grau, Tom Burke, Emmet Costello, Parameswaran Iyer, Mark Heverin, Niall Pender, Peter Bede, Orla Hardiman, Neuroelectric Biomarkers of Network Dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (P1. 4-006), Neurology, 92, (15), Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology, 2019, ppP1. 4-006-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Marie Ryan, Mark Heverin, Niall Pender, Russell McLaughlin, Orla Hardiman, Heritability of ALS: A Population-based study over 24 years.(S54. 001), Neurology, American Academy of Neurology, 92, (15), Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology, 2019, ppS54. 001-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Hickey A, Merriman NA, Bruen C, Mellon L, Bennett K, Williams D, Pender N, Doyle F. , Psychological interventions for managing cognitive impairment after stroke, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2019, Notes: [Article No: CD013406], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Dysfunction of attention switching networks in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Roisin McMackin, Stefan Dukic, Michael Broderick, Parameswaran M Iyer, Marta Pinto-Grau, Kieran Mohr, Rangariroyashe Chipika, Amina Coffey, Teresa Buxo, Christina Schuster, Brighid Gavin, Mark Heverin, Peter Bede, Niall Pender, Edmund C Lalor, Muthuraman Muthuraman, Orla Hardiman, Bahman Nasseroleslami, NeuroImage: Clinical, 22, (101707), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Rogers, M. and Boland, B. and Clarke, S. and Craven, A. and Fassbender, C. and Gill, M. and Hardiman, O. and Henshall, D.C. and Lynch, T. and Mitchell, K. and Pender, N. and Rogan, C. and Roche, R.A.P., Building a supportive framework for brain research in Ireland: Inaugural position paper of the Irish Brain Council, European Journal of Neuroscience, 49, (11), 2019, p1362-1370 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Niamh A Merriman, Eithne Sexton, Grainne McCabe, Mary E Walsh, Daniela Rohde, Ashleigh Gorman, Isabelle Jeffares, Nora-Ann Donnelly, Niall Pender, David J Williams, Frances Horgan, Frank Doyle, Maev-Ann Wren, Kathleen E Bennett, Anne Hickey, Addressing cognitive impairment following stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of non-randomised controlled studies of psychological interventions, BMJ open, 9, (2), 2019, pe024429-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McMackin R, Bede P, Pender N, Hardiman O, Nasseroleslami B., Neurophysiological markers of network dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases, Neuroimage Clin, 22, 2019, p101706-, Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101706. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 30738372], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Niamh A Merriman, Carlos Bruen, Ashleigh Gorman, Frances Horgan, David J Williams, Niall Pender, Elaine Byrne, Anne Hickey, "I'm just not a Sudoku person": analysis of stroke survivor, carer, and healthcare professional perspectives for the design of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention, Disability and rehabilitation, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Fiona O'Donovan, Síle Carney, Jean Kennedy, Heather Hayes, Niall Pender, Fiona Boland, Alice Stanton, Associations and effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cognitive function and mood in healthy adults: a protocol for a systematic review of observational and interventional studies , BMJ Open, 9, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Finegan E, Chipika RH, Li Hi Shing S, Doherty MA, Hengeveld JC, Vajda A, Donaghy C, McLaughlin RL, Pender N, Hardiman O, Bede P, The clinical and radiological profile of primary lateral sclerosis: a population-based study., Journal of Neurology, 2019, Notes: [J Neurol. 2019 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s00415-019-09473-z. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 31325016 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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