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Meet our researchers below!



Name: Álvaro Cárcamo Martínez
Nationality: Chile
Project title: Microneedle mediated drug delivery for enhanced treatment of basal cell carcinoma
School: Pharmacy
Supervisor: Professor Ryan Donnelly



Name: Chandril Chandan Ghosh
Nationality: Indian
Project title: Mental Health Pathways from Childhood to Adulthood 
School: Psychology
Supervisor: Duncan McVicar



Name: Adrian Juncos Bombin
Nationality: Spain
Project title: Development of a Nanomedicine in an Electrospun Patch for Wound Healing’ (NEW)
School: Pharmacy
Supervisor: Professor Helen McCarthy

Partner Organisation: Biovotec



Name: Lucia Klencakova
Nationality: Czech Republic
Project title: The role of educational providers in addressing intimate partner violence among youth in Northern Ireland 
School: School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Supervisory Team : Dr Cathal McManus, Dr. Dirk Schubotz and Dr. Susan Lagdon (Ulster University)


Partner Organisation: Women's Aid



Name: Swati Kumar
Nationality: India
Project title: Metabolomics for early detection of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Recurrence.
School: Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Supervisor: Dr Richard Turkington

Partner: Almac Diagnostics



Name: Deepak Kumar Singh
Nationality: India
Project title: Van der Waal’s Heterostructures Based on Two-Dimensional Materials: Towards Electronics and Optoelectronics Applications.
School: Maths and Physics
Supervisor: Dr Elton Santos



Name: Apolline Malevez
Nationality: Belgium
Project title: Art Nouveau & the Aesthetic of the Interior in Belgian Art & Literature (1890 - 1920)
School: School of Arts, English and Languages
Supervisor: Dr Claire Moran

Partner Organisation: Horta Museum



Name: Piangfan Naksukpaiboon
Nationality: Thailand
Project title: Network Pharmacology for Novel Cancer Combination Therapies and Diagnostics.
School: Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Supervisor: Dr Ian Overton

Partner Organisation: GSK



Name: Boris Odložilík
Nationality: Czech Republic
Project title: Biological effects of laser-accelerated ion bursts.
School: Maths and Physcis
Supervisor: Professor Marco Borghesi

Partner Organisation: Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences



Name: Shane O'Donnell
Nationality: Ireland
Project title: Creative media as a vehicle for reduction of suicide risk in men
School: Nursing and Midwifery
Supervisor: Dr Karen Galway

Partner Organisaton: University of British Columbia



Name: Goncalo Rosas da Silva
Nationality: Portugal
Project title: Assessing adherence to the Mediterranean diet; new tools, biomarkers & associations with healthy ageing
School: Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Dr Brian Green

Partner Organisation: Inserm, University of Bordeaux



Name: Hadil Suleiman
Nationality: Jordan
Project title: Development of advances protease inhibitor nanoformulations for human disease
School: Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Supervisor: Professor Rich Williams



Name: Theofilos Valkanidis
Nationality: Greece
Project title: Deciphering free kicks in football
School: Psychology
Supervisor: Dr Joost C Dessing



Name: Xi Wang
Nationality: China
Project title: Museum without Walls:  Access for All
School: Arts, English and Languages
Supervisor: Professor David Johnston

Partner Organisations: RNIB and Titanic Belfast 



Name: Laura Wurm
Nationality: Austria
Project title: Speculation and innovation in the 19th and 20th century commodity markets
School: Management
Supervisor: Professor John Turner



Name: Giorgio Zicari
Nationality: Italy
Project title: Quantum machine learning in simulated linear-optics scenarios
School: Maths and Physics
Supervisor: Professor Mauro Paternostro

Contact Us

For any questions relating to the SPaRK Programme, please contact, SPaRK Project Coordinator Adele Ward on or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078.