Erica Donnelly-Swift has a background in mathematics and statistics. She graduated in 2001 with a B.A.(hons) and in 2003 with a H.Dip (mathematics) from National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). Erica graduated in 2005 with a MSc (Statistics) from University College Dublin (UCD). After completing her MSc, Erica worked for a large multi-national pharmaceutical company in the UK as a statistician. Upon returning to Ireland, Erica worked in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). In 2008 she was awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) fellowship and as part of her fellowship she completed her PhD on scan statistics methodology and graduated from TCD in 2012. After completing her PhD, Erica worked as a postdoctoral researcher in TCD and also worked as a statistical consultant before joining the HRB CPCR in December 2013 as a postdoctoral researcher (Biostatistics). Erica is now a lecturer in the UCD School of Mathematical Sciences in UCD.
Erica’s research interests cover a diverse range of areas relating to the development and application of statistical methodology in the areas of public health, primary care, medical and environmental sciences. She is also interested in Bayesian methodology, geospatial analysis, computer vision, image processing and analysis. Erica has experience working with multi-disciplinary professionals across a range of applied settings and also has experience working with large data sets including Hospital Inpatient Enquiry (HIPE) data and road traffic collision data for the Republic of Ireland.
Previously, Erica has been involved in teaching mathematical/statistical modules to undergraduate students and currently she is involved in supervising postgraduate medical students undertaking research for the Masters in Surgery (MCh).
Erica was awarded a HRB Fellowship in 2008. Erica also received a scholarship from the Department of Mathematics, NUIM in 2001 which funded her H.Dip in Mathematics.