Robert is both a medical doctor and an engineer, who has spent the past 8 years training in the Irish healthcare system. He graduated with first class honours from University College Cork in 2004, with an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He was awarded a scholarship from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) in 2004 and spent 4 years working in the areas of digital signal processing and hardware security. He received his PhD from University College Cork in 2008, and became interested in digital signal processing for biomedical applications. As part of a Science Foundation Ireland strategic research cluster, he developed tools for automated analysis of bio-signals such as EEG and ECG. He has published 15 research papers, 2 patent applications, and presented at national and international conferences. Working as a biomedical device research engineer sparked Robert’s interest in healthcare, and in 2010 he returned to University College Cork to train as a medical doctor. He graduated with first class honours in 2015, and in 2017 attained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Robert is looking forward to the BioInnovate Fellowship as an opportunity to combine his skills in medicine, research and engineering, and develop robust, marketable solutions to real-world clinical problems. In his free time, Robert enjoys orienteering, hill-running and adventure racing.