I attended Mount Sackville secondary school and graduated in 2009. I studied Biomedical Engineering in Dublin City University (DCU) and graduated in 2014
Bachelor of Engineering
I have worked in Clarks shoe shop, a coffee shop, Renishaw Ireland and I now in Renishaw UK
I am a Biomedical Engineer
I am a biomedical engineer who designs medical devices that are placed in the brain. These devices can be used to help and improve neurological related illness.
I had an interest in biology and maths when in school. I managed to find a course in University that incorporated both of these subjects- Biomedical Engineering.
I’m now working in the Neurological department in Renishaw. Here we design and manufacture medical devices such a stylette that feeds medicine to specific areas of the brain in order to stimulate the brain. This procedure is commonly used for people with Parkinson’s disease.
My Typical Day:
I am both up testing and at my test designing or writing reports
My days can be very varied. One day I may be tensile testing to determine the strength of some of our products and the next I can be at my desk using a computer aided design software for designing parts for experiments and new products.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I’d organise and run more activities and events for schools
It’s always fun when young, enthusiastic outsiders come into school and run various activities for the pupils. It engages the children and gives them an opportunity to ask questions about their future careers. It encourages them to start considering their subject choices and thinking about university.
The money can be used for buying supplies for running various activities for in-school events. This money can go a long way, allowing many schools to have the opportunity to partake in such events. Outside-school activities can also be organised, allowing the money to go towards coaches to transport the children to and from science museums, with the possibility of site visits within Renishaw.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic, fun, thoughtful
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What is the most fun thing you've done?
I went scuba diving in Thailand
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To live a very happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
Tell us a joke.
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Atch. Atch who? Bless you!