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Hanni Kiiski



Contact Information

Email: hkiiski@tcd.ie

Address: Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/assets/pdf/tcd-campus.pdf


Research Interests

Hanni's PhD focuses on the multimodal assessment of brain function and cognition in neurological conditions cross-sectionally and longitudinally. The principal interest of the PhD is on the utility of high-density EEG in detecting and monitoring cognition in multiple sclerosis, which is conducted as part of the Longitudinal Multi-Dimensional Multiple Sclerosis Study. Furthermore, comprehensive measures of high-density EEG, structural MRI and neuropsychological examination are utilised to investigate different aspects of brain and cognitive function in multiple sclerosis. Secondly, the potential of high-density EEG as part of the differential diagnostics of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor is examined. These studies are conducted in collaboration with the Neurology Department of St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin 4, and the School of Psychology of University College Dublin, Dublin 4. Hanni is currently in receipt of a 3-year scholarship from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology.


Biographical Information

Hanni held a Research Assistant position in the Neural Engineering group from September 2008 to August 2009, working in the research projects of Dr. Robert Whelan.

Hanni received her MSc degree in Psychology in 2008 from University of Turku, Finland. She worked as a Psychology Trainee in the Neurological Rehabilitation ward and the Child Neurology unit of Turku University Hospital in Autumn 2007. During her studies she assisted in various research projects focusing on memory, Alzheimer's Disease and Neglect Disorder. She also worked in a psychological recruitment company Psykologitiimi Päämäärä Oy. Furthermore, she was the Treasurer of the psychology students' social club in 2005 and 2006.


Publications

Kiiski, H., Reilly, R.B., Lonergan, R., Kelly, S., O'Brien, M., Kinsella, K., Bramham, J., Burke, E.T., O’Donnchadha, S., Nolan, H., Hutchinson, M., Tubridy, N, & Whelan, R. (2012). Compromised Theta and Alpha Responses in Multiple Sclerosis: Insights from an Independent Component Clustering Analysis. PLoS ONE 7(9):e45536. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045536

Kiiski, H., Reilly, R.B., Lonergan, R., Kelly, S., O'Brien, M., Kinsella, K., Bramham, J., Burke, E.T., O’Donnchadha, S., Nolan, H., Hutchinson, M., Tubridy, N, & Whelan, R. (2011). Change in PASAT performance correlates with change in P3 ERP amplitude over a 12-month period in multiple sclerosis patients. Journal of Neurological Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jns.2011.03.018

Kiiski, H., Whelan, R., Lonergan, R., Nolan, H., Kinsella, K., Hutchinson, M., Tubridy, N., Reilly, R.B. (2010). Preliminary Evidence for Correlation Between PASAT Performance and P3a and P3b amplitudes in progressive multiple sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology. doi:10.1111/j.1468-1331.2010.03172.x

Kiiski, H., Lonergan, R., Whelan, R., Nolan, H., Kinsella, K., O’Brien, M., Reilly, R.B., Hutchinson, M., & Tubridy, N. (2009). P3 abnormalities in multiple sclerosis as a function of oligoadenylate synthetase genotype. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 179, 3, S123.

Whelan, R., Lonergan, R., Kiiski, H., Nolan, H., Kinsella, K., Hutchinson, M., Tubridy, N., & Reilly, R.B. (2010). Impaired information processing speed and attention allocation in multiple sclerosis patients versus controls: A high-density EEG study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 293, 45-50.

Whelan, R., Lonergan, R., Kiiski, H., Nolan, H., Kinsella, K., Bramham, J., O'Brien, M., Reilly, R.B., Hutchinson, M., & Tubridy, N. (2010). A high-density ERP study reveals latency, amplitude, and topographical differences in multiple sclerosis patients versus controls. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121, 1420-1426.

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