Kieran joined the ESRI as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Behavioural Research Unit (BRU) in December 2020. He has a multidisciplinary background with a BA in Psychology and Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and an MSc in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics from the University of Birmingham (UoB). Prior to joining the ESRI, he completed a PhD (funded by the Irish Research Council) in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College Dublin, which focused on studying modulation of early visual processing by attention using electroencephalography (EEG).
Kieran has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Academic Unit of Neurology in TCD where he assisted in projects to search for EEG-biomarkers of disease progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
His is currently working with the BRU to employ behavioural research methods to inform policy development in a range of areas.