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Professor Aine Kelly

Professor In (Physiology)

Professor In (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))

Aine Kelly graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1995 with a first class honours degree in Science, specialising in Physiology. She was awarded her PhD in Neuroscience in 1998 and was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Physiology in 2002.
  Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   Exercise   Neurochemistry and neuropharmacology   Neurodegeneration   neurogenesis   Neurophysiology   Neuroscience   Physiology
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External Examiner B.Sc. in Physiology, NUI Galway 2016
External Examiner in Physiology for NUI Schools of Medicine and RCSI, Dr HH Stewart Medical Scholarship and Prize 2014
External Examiner, Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI 2004
Editorial Board member, Neuropharmacology 2015
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Fellow, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2005 2019
Council Member, Neuroscience Ireland 2013 2019
Member, Physiological Society 2002 2018
Member, European College of Sports Sciences 2017 2019
Clíodhna McHugh , Karen Hind , Aine Kelly, Ursula Fearon, Meagan Wasfy,Achilleas Floudas, Zsuzsanna Barad, Kathryn Dane ,Gareth Farrell, Fiona Wilson, Cardiovascular risk and systemic inflammation in male professional rugby: a cross-sectional study, BMJ Open Sports and Exercise Medicine, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Barad Z, Augusto J, Kelly ÁM., Exercise-induced modulation of neuroinflammation in ageing., The Journal of physiology, 601, (11), 2023, p2069-2083 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Joyce, Oisín Cormac, McHugh, Clíodhna, Mockler, David, Wilson, Fiona, Kelly, Áine M., Midlife hypertension is a risk factor for some, but not all, domains of cognitive decline in later life: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Hypertension, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McAteer, Louise, Roche, Joseph, Kelly, Áine M., Renewing an undergraduate science curriculum for the 21st century, Frontiers in Education, 8, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cunningham J, O'Dowd A, Broglio S, Newell FN, Kelly A, Joyce O, Januszewski J, Wilson F, Multisensory perception is not influenced by previous concussion history in retired rugby union players, Brain Injury, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mota BC, Kelly ÁM., Exercise alters LPS-induced glial activation in the mouse brain., Neuronal Signal, 4, (4), 2020, pNS20200003 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Devenney KE, Guinan EM, Kelly ÁM, Mota BC, Walsh C, Rikkert MO, Scneider S, Lalor B., Acute high-intensity aerobic exercise affects brain-derived neurotrophic factor in mild cognitive impairment: a randomised controlled study, BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fortune JM, Kelly ÁM, Robertson IH, Hussey J., An Investigation into the Relationship between Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Cognition and BDNF in Young Healthy Males., Neuroscience letters, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Joyce O, Hopkins D, McCollum A, Newell F, Wilson F, Kelly A, Sports concussion and brain health. The need for objective tests of pathological brain indices, Journal of Neurotrauma, 37th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Pittsburgh, USA, June 29- July 3rd , 36, (13), Mary Ann Liebert Inc, 2019, ppAO3-08 , Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly A, Hale J, Boyle N, Denvir K, Farrell G, Ryan J, O'Connell B, Cunningham J, Wilson F, Utility of blood biomarkers S100B and BDNF as a measure of brain injury in professional rugby players, Journal of Neurotrauma, 37th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Pittsburgh, USA, June 29- July 3rd , 36, (13), Mary Ann Liebert Inc, 2019, ppAO3-09 , Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Kelly ÁM, Hannan A.J., Therapeutic impacts of environmental enrichment: Neurobiological mechanisms informing molecular targets for enviromimetics, 2019, Notes: [Editorial], Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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Provost's Teaching Award 2011
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2009
Visiting Professorship, Université Paris Sud 2009
Trinity Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship 1995
Physiological Society Undergraduate Prize 1995
Trinity College Dublin Gold Medal 1995
Watts Medal, Health Research Board 1994
The impact of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on cognitive function throughout the lifespan