Dr Kathleen Curran BSc (Hons), MSc, Phd
Dr Curran is an Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Imaging in UCD School of Medicine and an Affiliated Principal Investigator in the Centre for Biomedical Engineering. She is a funded investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland centre for research training in machine learning (ML-Labs) and directs the UCD machine learning in medical imaging research group. Her research interests are in Medical Image Analysis and Machine Learning applied to MRI, Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography data. Her group conducts basic and applied research in MRI of the brain, heart and the musculoskeletal system. These multidisciplinary international research studies span medical imaging, computer science and biomedical engineering, have a proven success in publications and encourage innovative approaches amongst her postgraduate researchers. Ultimately, she hopes to bridge the gap between researchers and clinicians and build real-world clinical applications with the support of industrial partners. In partnership with Axial Medical Printing Ltd. she was awarded the 2019 InterTrade Ireland FUSION Project Exemplar Award and is a winner of an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund 2020. She has authored several book chapters and is currently editor for a special issue on AI enhanced Diffusion MRI in neuroimaging for the journal Frontiers in Neurology. She also leads an MSc programme on AI in medical image analysis.