Dr Edwina Brennan

MCP science lecturer

Area of Expertise

Biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, environmental sciences.


  • Ph.D., Institute of Technology Carlow 2010; B.Sc. Hons. Industrial Biology with Bioinformatics, Institute of Technology Carlow 2005
  • Medical commencement programme science lecturer and module coordinator 2011-present
  • Part-time lecturer in biology RCSI Bahrain 2009
  • Tutor in chemistry and physics Institute of Technology Carlow 2006-2009
  • Part-time lecturer in analytical techniques Institute of Technology Carlow 2007-2008
  • External grant from SBI pharma
  • Published in peer reviewed journal

Current areas of activity

  • Supervisor of summer research students in areas of medical microbiology, molecular biology, protein purification, medical education
  • 5-ALA: in vitro effects as a photosensitising agent for antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation of opportunistic fungi.
  • Describing Thoughts Can Tell us Lots: An Investigation into How English Language Learners Solve Problems in Science.