Norma began a PhD at the University of Limerick in 2005 with Dr. Kevin Hayes, examining the use of the linear mixed effects model in functional data analysis. I graduated in 2008 and then spent a year lecturing statistics in UL. In 2009 I began a postdoctoral position with Professor John Hinde at NUI Galway, developing models to cluster time-course microarray data. In 2011, I was appointed as lecturer in statistics at UCD and began the position in January 2012. This was a joint appointment between the School of Mathematical Sciences and Systems Biology Ireland. She began my current lecturing position at the University of Limerick in September 2013. Her main area of interest is in the statistical modelling of time-course/functional data using the mixed effects model. I have applied these methods to analyse biological data, e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, mass-spectometry, microarray data and biomechanics data.
Statistical analysis of time-course/functional data
Smoothing using the mixed effects model
Finite mixture model clustering of time-course data.
Modelling -omics data, e.g. RNA-seq data, mass spectrometry data, ChiP-seq data, etc
Statistical modelling in biomechanics