Dr. Deirdre B Cassidy

Research Fellow


Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine, Mailbox 1,
School of Medicine
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY

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Deirdre Cassidy completed her BSc in Physics with Medical Physics from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland in 2010. Following this, she was awarded with a Medical Research Council (MRC) PhD studentship in the Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine, University of Dundee.  

After completing her PhD, she took up a Marie Curie Research Fellowship, in the EU funded ReDVA project. This was a joint academia and industry partnership, investigating haemodynamic solutions in renal dialysis venous access failure. She was seconded to ReDVA industrial partner, Guerbet Paris, France (April 2014 to April 2015). She also became an associated member to European Renal Best Practice (ERBP) developmental group which aims to review and update current vascular access guidelines.

Since May 2015, she is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Prof JG Houston’s group investigating the safety of gadolinium contrast media in MRI.  

Her research interests have involved the validation and optimisation of cardiovascular MRI techniques, assessing the safety of gadolinium MRI contrast media and evidence based medicine reviews for vascular access.