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Professor Richard Reilly

Research Chair of Neural Engineering (School Office - Engineering)


Director - Centre for Bioengineering (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)
Director - Centre for Bioengineering (School Office - Medicine)

Director - Centre for Bioengineering (Trinity Centre for Bioengineering)

Professor of Neural Engineering at Trinity College, a joint position between the School of Medicine and School of Engineering. A Principal Investigator at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He is Program Director of Education in Bioengineering at Trinity College. His research focuses on the processing of signals that diagnose the human physiological and cognitive state: non-invasive electrophysical biomarkers for cognitive function, patient-oriented neurodiagnostics methods, neural prosthetics and therapeutic neuromodulation devices. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is currently the President of the European Society of Engineering and Medicine, a member of the Board of Tallaght Hospital in Dublin and a member of the Health Products Regulatory Authority of Ireland's Advisory Committee on Medical Device. In 2004, he was awarded a US Fulbright Award for research collaboration into multisensory integration with the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York. He is a former Silvanus P. Thompson International Lecturer for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has established two companies based on his research activities. Professor Reilly received his BE degree in Electronic Engineering, an MEngSc and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University College Dublin. He has authored and co-authored 346 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.
  Aging/Gerontology   Assistive Technology (Handicapped)   Asthma   Bioelectric Phenomena   Bioengineering   Biomedical Engineering   Biomedical Research, Multidisciplinary   Brain   Clinical Engineering   Communicative Disorders, Hearing   Communicative Disorders, Speech   Dementia   Dystonia   Elderly Health   Emotional/Mental Health--Geriatric   Instruments/Instrumentation/Devices (Health/M   Medical Devices   Medical Instrumentation   Medical/Diagnostic Imaging   Neurodegenerative Diseases/Disorders   Neuroimaging   Neurological Disorders   Neurophysiology   Neuropsychology   Parkinson's Disease   Physiological Controls and Systems   Prosthetic Device, Hearing   Prosthetic Device, Neural   Prosthetic Device, Speech   Prosthetic Device, Vision   Schizophrenia   Speech Pathology
 Multisensory Integration: A high-density EEG approach using ecologically valid stimuli
 Technology Research for Independent Living
 Temporal Discrimination Threshold as an endophenotype in adult onset primary Dystonia

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Associate Editor and Editorial board member of IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM) 2014
Editorial Board member of the IET's Healthcare Technology Letters 2013
Editorial Board of Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, a specialty of Frontiers in Neuroscience 2013
Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, since 1992
Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 1996 - 2002
Reviewer for Journal Signal Processing
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 2005-2009
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Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) 2012
President of the European Society of Engineering and Medicine 2010 2014
Fellow of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science 2015
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) 2010
Senior Member: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Member: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (EngineersIreland)
Board member of European Society for Engineering and Medicine (ESEM)
Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Member of International Neuromodulation Society and Neuromodulation Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Member of the Society of Neuroscience (SFN)
Member of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN)
Termsarasab P, Ramdhani RA, Battistella G, Rubien-Thomas E, Choy M, Farwell IM, Velickovic M, Blitzer A, Frucht SJ, Reilly RB, Hutchinson M, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K, Neural correlates of abnormal sensory discrimination in laryngeal dystonia., NeuroImage. Clinical, 10, 2016, p18-26 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Butler J.S, Molloy A, Williams L, Kimmich O, Quinlivan B, O'Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Reilly R.B, Non-parametric bootstrapping method for measuring the temporal discrimination threshold for movement disorders, Journal of Neural Engineering, 12, (4), 2015, p046026 -, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sridharan R, Reilly RB, Buckley CT, Decellularized grafts with axially aligned channels for peripheral nerve regeneration., Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 41C, 2015, p124-135 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Molloy A, Kimmich O, Williams L, Butler JS, Byrne N, Molloy F, Moore H, Healy DG, Lynch T, Edwards MJ, Walsh C, Reilly RB, O'Riordan S, Hutchinson M, An evaluation of the role of environmental factors in the disease penetrance of cervical dystonia., Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 86, (3), 2015, p331-335 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fearon C, Butler JS, Newman L, Lynch T, Reilly RB, Audiovisual Processing is Abnormal in Parkinson's Disease and Correlates with Freezing of Gait and Disease Duration., Journal of Parkinson's disease, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Youssofzadeh V, Prasad G, Fagan AJ, Reilly RB, Martens S, Meaney JF, Wong-Lin K, Signal Propagation in the Human Visual Pathways: An Effective Connectivity Analysis., The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35, (39), 2015, p13501-10 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Killane I, Fearon C, Newman L, McDonnell C, Waechter SM, Sons K, Lynch T, Reilly RB, Dual Motor-Cognitive Virtual Reality Training Impacts Dual-Task Performance in Freezing of Gait., IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, 19, (6), 2015, p1855-61 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Williams LJ, Butler JS, Molloy A, McGovern E, Beiser I, Kimmich O, Quinlivan B, O'Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Reilly RB, Young Women do it Better: Sexual Dimorphism in Temporal Discrimination., Frontiers in neurology, 6, 2015, p160 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
, Heart rate regularity changes in older people with orthostatic intolerance, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
, The impact of dual tasking on cognitive performance in a Parkinson's disease cohort with and without freezing of gait: An EEG and behavioral based approach, International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Whelan R, Bradley D, Walsh R, Reilly RB, Hutchinson SMolloy F, Hutchinson M , Temporal discrimination thresholds in AOPTD - voxel-based morphometry in unaffected relatives validates a new endophenotype, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry , ABN joint annual meeting 2009 with the Spanish Society of Neurology, Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, 2009, 22-26 June, 80, (11), BMJ, 2009, ppe1 , Notes: [ ], Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED


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University College Dublin President's Research Fellowship 2004
Fulbright Award 2004
S.P. Thompson International Lecturer for the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 1998-2000
Best Paper and Speaker Award, Bioengineering in Ireland Conference. 1995
Hewlett Packard Award for Design, Dublin 1987
Neural engineering: Advanced, original neural signal processing methods to create novel and leading-edge, patient-oriented neurodiagnostics methods along with neural prosthetics and therapeutic neuromodulation devices. Coupling unique and advanced neural engineering to patient needs from neurological disorders, brain trauma and insult through to understanding pathophysiology cognitive, sensory and motor functions.