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Prof. Richard Reilly

Professor of Neural Engineering and Ageing. This Professorship is a joint position between the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering.

Principal Investigator in the Trinity Centre for BioEngineering
Principal Investigator in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Principal Investigator in the Centre for Excellence in Ageing.

Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Fellow and Council Member of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES)


Professor Reilly received his BE in Electronic Engineering and his MEngSc and PhD Degrees in Biomedical Engineering from University College Dublin.

Professor was the 1999/2001 Silvanus P. Thompson International Lecturer for the Institute of Electrical Engineers. In 2004 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research New York. He served as Chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Division of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (2002-2004). He was the founding Academic Director of the TRIL Centre, a multi-institutional project on ageing and independent living in 2006-2008.

Professor Reilly is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, the Royal Society of Medicine and the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science. He was awarded the 2013 Samuel Haughton Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.



Research Interests

Professor Reilly's laboratory focuses on three major enabling themes

Neural Implantable Devices and Systems

  • Objective Measures of Speech Perception in Cochlear Implant Users.
  • Spike Sorting and correlation with behaviour
  • Long-term synaptic plasticity in mechanisms of neurocognitive function

Neural Processing of signals reflecting activity of human sensory and motor systems

  • Electrophysiological analysis of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease.
  • Interaction between Executive Function and Gait
  • Electrophysiological and neuroimaging of cognitive changes associated with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Electrophysiological and neuroimaging of temporal information processing in Dystonia.
  • Neuroimaging of movement at high spatial resolutions.

Biomedical Acoustics

  • Analysis of respiratory acoustics in Asthma and COPD.
  • Analysis of speech characteristics as a measure of cognitive function.


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