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Niall Pender
Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)
Adjunct Associate Professor, School Office - Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pinto-Grau M, Costello E, O'Connor S, Elamin M, Burke T, Heverin M, Pender N,, Hardiman O, Assessing behavioural changes in ALS: cross-validation of ALS-specific measures., Journal of Neurology, Jun 9. doi: 10.1007/, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Bahman Nasseroleslami, Michael Broderick, Kieran Mohr, Stefan Dukic, Brighid Gavin, Amina Coffey, Roisin McMackin, Christina Schuster, Tom Burke, Marta Pinto-Grau, Russel McLaughlin, Niall Pender, Peter Bede, Mark Heverin, Alice Vajda, Parameswaran Mahadeva Iyer, David M Halliday, Madeleine M Lowery, Richard G Carson, Edmund C Lalor, Orla Hardiman, Impairment of cortico-cortical and cortico-muscular communication in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 186, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Tom Burke, Marta Pinto Grau, Katie Lonergan, Marwa Elamin, Peter Bede, Emmet Costello, Orla Hardiman, Niall Pender, Measurement of Social Cognition in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Population Based Study , Neurology, AAN Annual Conference, 88, 2017, ppp6.326- Conference Paper, 2017

Taha Omer, Eoin Finegan, Siobhan Hutchinson, Mark Doherty, Alice Vajda, Russell L McLaughlin, Niall Pender, Orla Hardiman, Peter Bede, Neuroimaging patterns along the ALS-FTD spectrum: a multiparametric imaging study, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Burke, Galvin, Pint-Grau, Lonergan, Madden, Mayes, Carney, Hardiman, Pender , Niall, Caregivers, of patients with ALS: Investigating Quality of Life, Caregivers, Burden, Service Engagement and Patient Survival, Journal Of Neurology doi:10.1007/s00415-017-8448-5, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

The Impact of Cognitive and Behavioural Change on QoL of Caregivers and Patients with ALS and other Neurological Conditions in, editor(s)F. Pagnini, & Z. Simmons (Eds.) , Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Understanding and Optimizing Quality of Life and Psychological Well-Being, UK, OUP, 2017, [Galvin, M., Burke, T., Pender, N., & Hardiman, O.] Book Chapter, 2017

Pembroke, S, Higgins, A., Pender, N, Elliott, N , Becoming comfortable with "my" epilepsy: strategies that patients use in the journey from diagnosis to acceptance, Epilepsy & Behavior, 70, 2017, p217 - 223 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Parameswaran Mahadeva Iyer, Kieran Mohr, Michael Broderick, Brighid Gavin, Tom Burke, Peter Bede, Marta Pinto-Grau, Niall P. Pender, Russell McLaughlin, Alice Vajda, Mark Heverin, Edmund C. Lalor, Orla Hardiman and Bahman Nasseroleslami , Mismatch negativity as an indicator of cognitive sub-Domain Dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. , Frontiers in Neurology, 8, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Burke T, Lonergan K, Pinto-Grau M, Elamin M, Bede P, Madden C, Hardiman O & Pender N., Visual Encoding, Consolidation, and Retrieval in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Executive Function as a Mediator, and Predictor of Performance., Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2017, p1-9 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Tom Burke, Marta Pinto-Grau, Katie Lonergan, Peter Bede, Meabhdh O'Sullivan, Mark Heverin, Alice Vajda, Russell L McLaughlin, Niall Pender, Orla Hardim an, Behavioural Subphenotypes in ALS: A Population Based Factor Analysis Approach, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Burke T, Pinto-Grau M, Lonergan K, Elamin M, Bede P, Costello E, Hardiman O, Pender N, Measurement of Social Cognition in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Population Based Study, PLoS One, 11, (8), 2016, pe0160850- Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Elamin M, Pinto-Grau M, Burke T, Bede P, Rooney J, O†Sullivan M, Lonergan K, Kirby E, Quinlan E, Breen N, Vajda A, Heverin M, Pender N, Hardiman O, Identifying behavioural changes in ALS: Validation of the Beaumont Behavioural Inventory (BBI), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 18, (1-2), 2016, p68-73 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Burke T, Elamin M, Bede P, Pinto-Grau M, Lonergan K, Hardiman O, Pender N, Discordant Performance on the 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' Test, Based on Disease Onset in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener, 17, (7-8), 2016, p467-472 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Pinto-Grau M, Burke T, Lonergan K, McHugh C, Mays I, Madden C, Vajda A, Heverin M, Elamin M, Hardiman O, Pender N, Screening for cognitive dysfunction in ALS: validation of the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) using age and education adjusted normative data, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 18, (1-2), 2016, p99-106 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Burke T, Wynne B, O'Brien C, Elamin M, Bede P, Hardiman O, Pender, N, Retrospective Investigations of Practice Effects on Repeated Neuropsychological Measures of Executive Functioning, The Irish Journal of Psychology, (April), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Elamin M, Bede P, Montuschi A, Pender N, Chio A, Hardiman O, Predicting prognosis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a simple algorithm, Journal of Neurology, 262, (6), 2015, p1447-1454 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Burke T, Elamin M, Galvin M, Hardiman O, Pender N, Caregiver burden in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a cross-sectional investigation of predictors, Journal of Neurology, 262, (6), 2015, p1526 - 1532 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Burke T, Healy D, Casey P, Hardiman O, Pender N, Atypical social cognitive processing in premotor Huntington†s disease: a single case study, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2015, p1-6 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

McCarthy, A., Lonergan, R., Olszewska, D.A., O'Dowd, S., Cummins, G., Magennis, B., Fallon, E.M., Pender, N., Huey, E.D., Cosentino, S., O'Rourke, K., Kelly, B.D., O'Connell, M., Delon, I., Farrell, M., Spillantini, M.G., Rowland, L.P., Fahn, S., Craig, P., Hutton, M., Lynch, T., Closing the tau loop: The missing tau mutation, Brain, 138, (10), 2015, p3100-3109 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Iyer P.M, Egan C, Pinto-Grau M, Burke T, Elamin M, Nasseroleslami B, Pender N, Lalor E.C, Hardiman O, Functional connectivity changes in resting-state EEG as potential biomarker for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, PLoS ONE, 10, (6), 2015, 012868- Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Burke T, Elamin M, Galvin M, Gallagher L, Hardiman O, Pender N, Erratum: Caregiver burden in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a cross-sectional investigation of predictors. [J Neurol, (2015) 262, (1526-1532), DOI 10.1007/s00415-015-7746-z], 2015, - 2799 Miscellaneous, 2015 URL DOI

Burke T, Elamin M, Galvin M, Gallagher L, Hardiman O, Pender N, Erratum to: Caregiver burden in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a cross-sectional investigation of predictors, Journal of neurology, 262, (12), 2015, p2799- Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Burke,T., Pinto-Grau M., Elain, M., Bede, P., Hardiman, O., & Pender, N., Practice Effects Across Eighteen Months on Neuropsychological Measures of Executive Functioning., Irish Journal of Psychology., 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Magee J.A, Burke T, Delanty N, Pender N, Fortune G.M, The economic cost of nonepileptic attack disorder in Ireland, Epilepsy and Behavior, 33, 2014, p45 - 48 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Salomone S, Robertson IH, Lynch T, Balsters JH, Fearon C, Marnane M, Pender NP, Dockree PM, The effects of immunologic brainstem encephalopathy on cognitive function following awakening from a progressive autoimmune coma., Neurocase, 20, (5), 2014, 569-580 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text Other DOI

Hoerold D, Pender, N, & Robertson IH , Metacognitive and online error awareness deficits after prefrontal cortex lesions, Neuropsychologia. , 51, (3), 2013, p385 - 391 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bede, P, Bokde, ALW, Byrne, S, Elamin, M, McLaughlin, RL, Kenna, K, Fagan, AJ, Pender, N, Bradley, DG, Hardiman, O, Multiparametric MRI study of ALS stratified for the C9orf72 genotype, NEUROLOGY, 81, (4), 2013, p361-369 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Gallagher, J., Heverin, M., McHugh, C., Graham, T., Hannon, B., Pender, N. & McAdam, B, Changes in illness beliefs are associated with enhanced outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation - even in patients with Type D personality., Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, 33, (5), 2013, p328-339 Journal Article, 2013

P. Bede, A. Bokde, M. Elamin, S. Byrne, R.L. McLaughlin, N. Jordan, H. Hampel, L. Gallagher, C. Lynch, A.J. Fagan, N. Pender, O. Hardiman, Grey matter correlates of clinical variables in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): a neuroimaging study of ALS motor phenotype heterogeneity and cortical focality, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 84, (7), 2013, p766 - 773 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

H. Maher, N. Pender, N. Delanty, C. Doherty, T. Burke, The nature and extent of cognitive disruption in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy relative to unaffected siblings and healthy controls, Epilepsia, 54, 2013, p27-28 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Pazderska A, O'Connell M, Pender N, Gavin C, Murray B, O'Dowd S, Insights into thermoregulation: A clinico-radiological description of Shapiro syndrome, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 329, (1-2), 2013, p66 - 68 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Elamin M, Bede P, Byrne S, Jordan N, Gallagher L, Wynne B, O'Brien C, Phukan J, Lynch C, Pender N, Hardiman O, Cognitive changes predict functional decline in ALS: A population-based longitudinal study., Neurology, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Bede P1, Bokde AL, Byrne S, Elamin M, McLaughlin RL, Kenna K, Fagan AJ, Pender N, Bradley DG, Hardiman O., Multiparametric MRI study of ALS stratified for the C9orf72 genotype, Neurology, 81, (4), 2013, p361-369 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Bede, P, Elamin, M, Byrne, S, McLaughlin, RL, Kenna, K, Vajda, A, Pender, N, Bradley, DG, Hardiman, O, Basal ganglia involvement in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, NEUROLOGY, 81, (24), 2013, p2107-2115 Journal Article, 2013

Byrne S, Elamin M, Bede P, Shatunov A, Walsh C, Corr B, Heverin M, Jordan N, Kenna K, Lynch C, McLaughlin RL, Iyer PM, O'Brien C, Phukan J, Wynne B, Bokde AL, Bradley DG, Pender N, Al-Chalabi A, Hardiman O, Cognitive and clinical characteristics of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis carrying a C9orf72 repeat expansion: a population-based cohort study., Lancet neurology, 11, (3), 2012, p232-40 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Magee J.A, Pender N.P, Abrahams S, Thornton J, Delanty N, Fortune G.M, A comparison of propofol and amobarbital for use in the Wada test, Seizure, 21, (5), 2012, p399 - 401 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Lewis, CC., Gallagher, J., Heverin, M., McHugh, C., Doyle, F., Pender, N. and McAdam, B., Single Centre Study Examines Illness Beliefs, Coping and Self-Management in an Ambulatory Irish Heart Failure Population, Journal of Cardiac Failure, 18, (8), 2012, pS83-S83 Journal Article, 2012

Phukan J, Elamin M, Bede P, Jordan N, Gallagher L, Byrne S, Lynch C, Pender N, Hardiman O, The syndrome of cognitive impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a population-based study., Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 83, (1), 2012, p102-8 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Bede P, Bokde A, Elamin M, Byrne S, McLaughlin RL, Jordan N, Hampel H, Gallagher L, Lynch C, Fagan AJ, Pender N, Hardiman O, Grey matter correlates of clinical variables in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): a neuroimaging study of ALS motor phenotype heterogeneity and cortical focality., Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 84, (7), 2012, p766-73 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Gallagher, J., Heverin, M., McHugh, C., Graham, T., Hannon, B., Pender, N. and McAdam, B, Barriers to Cardiac Rehabilitation in Ireland - a single centre experience. , Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, 32, (4), 2012, p226-37 Journal Article, 2012

J.A. Magee, E.T. Burke, N..P Pender, N. Delanty, G.M. Fortune, Illness perception, quality of life and coping styles in patients admitted to an epilepsy monitoring unit., Epilepsia, 253, 2012, p213-213 Journal Article, 2012

O'Dowd S, Curtin D, Waite A.J, Roberts K, Pender N, Reid V, O'Connell M, Williams N.M, Morris H.R, Traynor B.J, Lynch T, C9ORF72 expansion in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/frontotemporal dementia also causes parkinsonism, Movement Disorders, 27, (8), 2012, p1072 - 1074 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Elamin M, Pender N, Hardiman O, Abrahams S, Social cognition in neurodegenerative disorders: a systematic review., Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 83, (11), 2012, p1071-9 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Howley S.A, Prasad S.E, Pender N.P, Murphy K.C, Relationship between reaction time, fine motor control, and visual-spatial perception on vigilance and visual-motor tasks in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, (5), 2012, p1495 - 1502 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Clune-Ryberg M, Blanco-Campal A, Carton S, Pender N, OBrien D, Phillips J, Delargy M, Burke T, The contribution of retrospective memory, attention and executive functions to the prospective and retrospective components of prospective memory following TBI, Brain Injury, 25, (9), 2011, p819 - 831 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

Elamin M, Phukan J, Bede P, Jordan N, Byrne S, Pender N, Hardiman O, Executive dysfunction is a negative prognostic indicator in patients with ALS without dementia., Neurology, 76, (14), 2011, p1263-9 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Doyle, N., Stapleton, T., Nolan, C., Pender, N., and O'Brien, D., A pilot study to explore the use of the Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitative Technique (SMART) with low awareness state patients in an acute hospital settig., Physical Therapy Review, Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Dublin, 15, (2), Maney Publishing, 2010, pp123 - 123 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Phukan J, Ali E, Pender N.P, Molloy F, Hennessy M, Walsh R.J, Hardiman O, Huntington's disease presenting as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : official publication of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases, 11, (4), 2010, p405 - 407 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Phukan, J., Hardiman, O., Jordan, N., Gallagher, L., Pender, N., A population-based longitudinal study of cognitive and behavioural impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 81, (11), 2010, pe25 Journal Article, 2010

Dunlea, O. Doherty, C.P. Farrell, M. Fitzsimons, M. O'Brien, D. Murphy, K. MacMackin, D. Pender, N. Staunton, H. Phillips, J. Delanty, N., The Irish epilepsy surgery experience: Long-term follow-up, Seizure, 19, (4), 2010, p247 - 252 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

Phukan J, Pender N.P, Hardiman O, Cognitive impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lancet Neurology, 6, (11), 2007, p994 - 1003 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Pender N, Fleminger S, Outcome measures on inpatient cognitive and behavioural units: An overview, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 9, (3-4), 1999, p345 - 361 Journal Article, 1999 URL DOI

Goldstein L.H, Pender N, Parshall A.M, Fenwick P.B.C, Patients' and referring doctors' perceptions of treatment on an in-patient neuropsychiatry/epilepsy unit: A study of three cohorts, Seizure, 6, (1), 1997, p13 - 20 Journal Article, 1997 URL DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Huntington's disease. in, editor(s)O. Hardiman et al , Neurodegenerative Disorders: A clinical guide. 2nd Edn., Netherlands, Springer, 2016, [Burke, T., Doherty, C., Koroshetz, W., & Pender, N. ] Book Chapter, 2016

The role of Neuropsychology in Neurodegeneration in, editor(s)O. Hardiman et al , Neurodegenerative Disorders: A clinical guide. 2nd Edn, Netherlands, Springer, 2016, [Elamin, M., Bak, T., Doherty, C., Pender, N., & Abrahams, S] Book Chapter, 2016

Huntington's disease. in, editor(s)O. Hardiman and C. Doherty , Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Clinical Guide, Netherlands, Springer, 2011, [Pender, N, Koroshetz, W ] Book Chapter, 2011

Outcome measures on inpatient cognitive-behavioural units: A review. in, editor(s)S. Fleminger and J. Powell , Evaluation of Outcomes in Brain Injury Rehabilitation , UK, Psychology Press: UK., 1999, pp345 - 361, [Pender, N.P. & Fleminger, S.F. ] Book Chapter, 1999

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Examining the beneficial effects of Omega 3-PUFA / Vitamin B enrichment of chicken meat and eggs on cognitive functioning.
  • Summary
    • Alice Stanton & Niall Pender (2016).
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Defining the complex needs of ALS caregivers.
  • Summary
    • Hardiman, O, Galvin, M, Pender N (Co-PI), Burke, T. (2016)
  • Funding Agency
    • American ALS Association.
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Concussion: A Longitudinal study in amateur and professional athletes.
  • Summary
    • Doherty, C, Pender, N (Co-PI), et al. (2015).
  • Funding Agency
    • St James' Hospital
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • A longitudinal study of the evolution of language changes in Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
  • Summary
    • Hardiman, O (PI), Pender N (PI) and Pinto-Grau M. .A longitudinal study of the evolution of language changes in Motor Neuron Disease (MND): Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging correlates of language performance in MND.
  • Funding Agency
    • Application Number 30/579.
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • A study of the absorption, distribution and cardiovascular benefits for hums of eating chicken-meat and eggs enriched with Omega-3 PUFAS over a 6 month period.
  • Summary
    • Prof. A. Stanton, Dr. E. Dolan, Prof. N. Moran, Prof. D. Williams, Dr. N. Pender, Dr. A. Fahey, Ms. K. Shortall, Ms. T. El-Sayed, RCSI & Beaumont Hospital, Dublin (RCSI).
  • Funding Agency
    • Devenish Nutrition
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Neuropsychology of Huntington's disease.
  • Summary
    • Pender, N. Neuropsychology of Huntington's disease.
  • Funding Agency
    • Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • The StrokeCog study
  • Summary
    • Hickey, A, N.Pender, D Williams, Bennett, K, Horgan, F. Wren M-A. The StrokeCog study: modelling and modifying the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through intervention. (Co-applicant).
  • Funding Agency
    • Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Title
    • ENROLL-HD: An international longitudinal observational trial of Huntingotn's disease
  • Summary
    • Irish site lead for this multi-centre longitudinal observational trial of Huntington's disease.
  • Funding Agency
    • CHDI/Quintiles
  • Date From
    • September 2015
  • Title
    • Neuropsychological and Functional Correlates of Social Cognition in Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Summary
    • Evaluating social cognitive processes in patients Huntington's disease and Motor Neurone Disease
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience/Novartis
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Novel biomarkers of ALS subphenotypes using advanced imaging and spectral EEG technology
  • Summary
    • Professor O. Hardiman, Professor A. Bokde, Dr N. Pender, Dr E. Lalor
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB HRA-POR-2013-246
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Title
    • The collaborative development of an evidence-based educational resource for self-disclosure strategies for people with epilepsy
  • Summary
    • Elliot, N, Dohery, C, White, M, Pender, N. Et al
  • Funding Agency
    • MRCGP Brainwave
  • Date From
    • 2013

Recognition

Representations

Chair of the Board of Directors, Headway Ireland June 2014-

Member of the Board of Directors, Research Motor Neurone Octoober 2013-

President, Irish Brain Council June 2015-

Founding Member, Irish Brain Council May 2015

President, Psychological Society of Ireland 2009-2010

Member of the Council of the Psychological Society of Ireland. 2006-2011

Founding member and Chair, Division of Neuropsychology, Psychological Society of Ireland 2005-2007

Member, Expert Advisory Panel, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland 2016-

Member, Ethics Oversight Committee, National Living Related Donor Programme. 2010-

Member, Beaumont Hospital Research (Medical) Ethics Committee 2011-2016


Last updated 4 June 2015 School of Psychology (Email).