Research We Fund

Harriet Research

Research We Fund

Current Project

Title: Physiotherapy and MS projects – various
Research Lead: Professor Susan Coote
Institution: University of Limerick

Title: The clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered mindfulness programme for adults with progressive MS
Research Lead: Professor Brian McGuire
Institution: NUI Galway
Duration: 2 years


Past Projects

Title: Polymer-mediated delivery of endoplasmic reticulum stress-altering siRNA to oligodendroyctes in a cerebellar rat brain slice model of de- and remyelination - Research summary, May 2015
Research Lead: Dr Una Fitzgerald, Dr Linda Howard, Dr Richard Burt 
Institution: National University of Ireland, Galway
Duration: 3 years, mid 2011 - mid 2014

Title: Investigating the role of IRAK-1, a novel negative regulator of type I interferon signalling in Multiple Sclerosis pathogenesis
Research Lead: Dr Marion Butler
Institution: National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Duration: 1 year, 2010


Title: In-vitro assessment of the efficacy of the nootropic agent to enhance plasticity after experimental demyelination
Research Lead: Dr Mark Pickering
Institution: Conway Institute, University College Dublin
Duration: 2 years, 2009 - 2011 

Title: Endoplasmic Reticulum as a component of neurodegeneration in MS grey matter lesions.
Research Lead: Dr Una Fitzgerald
Institution: National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Duration: 1 year, 2009-2010


Title: Getting The Balance Right
Research Leads: Dr Susan Coote and Mr Aidan Larkin
Insitiutions: Physiotherapy Department of University of Limerick and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland
Duration: 2 years


Geoffrey Dean

The Dean Medal Award

A travel bursary to encourage the understanding of MS among young researchers, in memory of Geoffrey Dean, MD (1918 – 2009)