Research Profile

Andreea Factor

Biography

Andreea Factor is a College Lecturer at University College Cork (UCC) since 2016. She received an MD degree from the Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacology, Timisoara, Romania, an MSc in Biochemistry, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning both from UCC. Andreea has an extensive experience as a clinician in Neurology and Cardiology in both Ireland and Romania. She has a specific interest in teaching and learning anatomy for medical professionals, biomedical engineers, and industry, enhancing student engagement and learning experiences. She teaches extensively in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at both UCC as well as in Munster Technological University. She also enjoys interdisciplinary research.

Research Interests

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2022)'A method forAI assisted human interpretation of neonatal EEG'
SergiGomez‑Quintana, Alison O’Shea, Andreea Factor, Emanuel Popovici & AndriyTemko (2022) 'A method forAI assisted human interpretation of neonatal EEG'. Scientific Reports, [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'Impact of a multimodal anatomy CPD course on intravenous cannulation skills – An Irish radiographers and radiation therapists’ perspective'
M. Lone, A.H. Sheikh, A. Factor, N. Moore, M.A. Javaid, (2022) 'Impact of a multimodal anatomy CPD course on intravenous cannulation skills – An Irish radiographers and radiation therapists’ perspective'. European Journal Of Anatomy, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'A Framework for AI-Assisted Detection of Patent Ductus Arteriosus from Neonatal Phonocardiogram'
Gómez-Quintana, S.; Schwarz, C.E.; Shelevytsky, I.; Shelevytska, V.; Semenova, O.; Factor, A.; Popovici, E.; Temko, A. (2021) 'A Framework for AI-Assisted Detection of Patent Ductus Arteriosus from Neonatal Phonocardiogram'. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland), [DOI] [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2013)Progressive ascending aortic dilation following aortic valve replacement in bicuspid aortic valve disease.
A. Factor, R. Curtin, J. Hinchinson Abstract published in European Heart Journal, Volume 34, Issue suppl_1, 1 August 2013, P4758, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/eht310.P4758 (2013) Progressive ascending aortic dilation following aortic valve replacement in bicuspid aortic valve disease. Abstract [Details]
(2007)The review of 22 cerebral venous thrombosis cases.
D.C. Jianu, M. Petrica, S.Deme, A. Zolog, D. Scutelnicu,S.N. Jianu, A. Factor, F. Birsasteanu Abstract published in the 2007 EFNS European Journal of Neurology14(Suppl. 1) p. 127 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1468-1331.2007.01936.x (2007) The review of 22 cerebral venous thrombosis cases. Abstract [Details]
(2007)The review of 152 cranial meningiomas.
D.C. Jianu , M. Petrica , S. Deme , S.N. Jianu , A. Factor , F. Birsasteanu, H. Ples , N. Ilin Abstract published in the 2007 EFNS European Journal of Neurology14(Suppl. 1) p. 40 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1468-1331.2007.01936.x (2007) The review of 152 cranial meningiomas. Abstract [Details]
(2005)Supplementary motor area aphasia: Three case reports.
D.C. Jianu, A. Factor, S. Ioncu-Deme, S. Kory Calomfirescu and C. Danci Abstract published in the 2005 EFNS European Journal of Neurology12(Suppl. 2), p. 89-90. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1468-1331.2005.01308.x (2005) Supplementary motor area aphasia: Three case reports. Abstract [Details]
(2005)Topographic electroencephalographic study of the left middle cerebral artery in ischemic stroke with aphasia,using computed mapping of the EEG.
D.C. Jianu, D. Muresan, C. Zaharia and A. Factor Abstract published in the 2005 EFNS European Journal of Neurology12(Suppl. 2), p. 180. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1468-1331.2005.01308.x (2005) Topographic electroencephalographic study of the left middle cerebral artery in ischemic stroke with aphasia,using computed mapping of the EEG. Abstract [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (The Embark Initiative) Scholarship Irish Research Council

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Anatomical Society, UK Member01-MAR-17 /
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Member01-JUN-13 /
Heart Failure Association (HFA) Member01-JUN-13 /
Association for Acute CardioVascular Care (ACVC) Member01-JUN-13 /
European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) Member01-JUN-13 /
Medical Council, Ireland Member01-MAY-08 / 01-JUN-16
Medical Council, Romania Member01-JAN-01 / 01-JUL-04

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2021)European Congress of Radiology,
N. Moore , A. Sheikh , M. Lone , A. Factor , M. Javaid; (2021) Significance of learning anatomy during an IV cannulation course: Irish radiographers and radiation therapists perspective. [Poster Presentation], European Congress of Radiology, Online . [Details]
(2005)9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS,
D.C. Jianu, A. Factor, S. Ioncu-Deme, S. Kory Calomfirescuand C. Danc (2005) Supplementary motor area aphasia: Three case reports; Abstract published in the 2005 EFNS European Journal of Neurology12(Suppl. 2), p. 89-90. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1468-1331.2005.01308.x. [Poster Presentation], 9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS, Athens, Greece . [Details]
(2003)National Neurological Conference,
D.C. Jianu, A.Zolog, M.Petrica, Sanda Ioncu-Deme, F.Barsasteanu, Rodica Popa, Andreea Factor (2003) Primary Progressive Aphasia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Neurological Conference, Bucharest, Romania . [Details]
(2002)The 5th National Conference of Stroke (AVC),
M. Petrica, D. C. Jianu, L. Matacu, Alina Murariu, Ruxandra Dana Chirileanu, Dorina Scutelnicu, Adriana Gaina, Daciana Balint, Andreea Factor (2002) Assessment of cerebrovascular reactivity by Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in patients with heamodynamic stroke and severe homolateral carotid artery lesions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The 5th National Conference of Stroke (AVC), Bucharest, Romania . [Details]
(2002)The 4th International Congress of Angiology-Vascular Pathology and Ambulant Surgery,
D. C. Jianu, A. Zolog, L. Matcau, M. Petrica, Dorina Scutelnicu, S. Ioncu-Deme, Andreea Factor (2002) Cardiac causes of stroke. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The 4th International Congress of Angiology-Vascular Pathology and Ambulant Surgery, Timisoara, Romania . [Details]
(2002)The 5th National Conference of Stroke (AVC),
D. C. Jianu, M. Petrica, L. Matcau, A. Zolog, Andreea Factor, C. Danci, I. Dragota; (2002) Aphasia in subdural hematoma. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The 5th National Conference of Stroke (AVC), Bucharest, Romania . [Details]
(2002)The 4th International Symposium: Young People and Multidisciplinary Research: Romania-Yugoslavia-Hungary,
D. C. Jianu, A. Zolog,L. Matcau, M. Petrica, S. Ioncu-Deme, Andreea Factor, C. Danci; (2002) Anatomo-clinical observations about some cases of global aphasia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The 4th International Symposium: Young People and Multidisciplinary Research: Romania-Yugoslavia-Hungary, Timisoara, Romania . [Details]
(2002)7th Romanian National Congress of Phlebology, Timisoara,,
D. C. Jianu, M. Petrica, L. Matcau, A. Zolog, S. Ioncu-Deme, D. Scutelnicu, Andreea Factor; (2002) Cerebral venous thrombosis. A review of 8 cases. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 7th Romanian National Congress of Phlebology, Timisoara,, Timisoara, Romania . [Details]
(2013)European Society of Cardiology conference,
Andreea Factor, John Hinchion, Ronan Curtin; (2013) Progressive ascending aortic dilation following aortic valve replacement in bicuspid aortic valve disease;. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Society of Cardiology conference, Amsterdam . [Details]
(2007)Neurosonology Conference,
Jianu DC, Petrica M, Deme S, Muresanu DF, Zaharia C, Jianu SN, Factor A, Birsasteanu F; (2007) A report on three cases of carotid body tumours: contributions of Color Doppler and other imaging techniques;. [Poster Presentation], Neurosonology Conference, Budapest, Hungary . [Details]
(2007)Joint Health Research Day to incorporate Cork University Hospital Annual Research Day,
Andreea Factor, John Mackrill, Tommie McCarthy (2007) Influence of calcium on FKBP12 and correlations with ryanodine receptor activity;. [Poster Presentation], Joint Health Research Day to incorporate Cork University Hospital Annual Research Day, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2007)11th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS,
Jianu, D. C.; Petrica, M.; Deme, S.; Zolog, A.; Scutelnicu, D.; Jianu, S. N.; Factor, A.; Birsasteanu, F (2007) The review of 22 cerebral venous thrombosis cases;. [Poster Presentation], 11th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS, Brussels, Belgium . [Details]
(2006)10th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS,
D.C. Jianu , A. Factor , S. Deme , D. Muresan , M. Petrica , S. Kory , C. Zaharia , F. Barsasteanu; (2006) Cerebral venous thrombosis: a review of few cases;. [Poster Presentation], 10th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS, Glasgow, UK . [Details]
(2005)9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS,
DC Jianu, S. Jianu, A. Factor, F. Birsasteanu (2005) Symptomatic vasospasm after rejection of a juxtasellar tumor: case report and possible pathogenesis. [Poster Presentation], 9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS, Athens . [Details]
(2005)9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS,
DC Jianu, A. Factor, M. Petrica, A. Zolog (2005) Peculiar aphasia from herpes simplex encephalitis. [Poster Presentation], 9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies-EFNS, Athens . [Details]
(2002)The National Conference of Neurology,
D. C. Jianu, M. Petrica, A. Zolog, S. Ioncu-Deme, D. Scutelnicu, R. Popa, A. Factor. (2002) Aphasia in multiple sclerosis. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], The National Conference of Neurology, Bucharest . [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Dr Factor is teaching anatomy  in a number of programmes in Medicine and Health, University College Cork as well as in Biomedical Engineering, Munster Technological University. Building on the principles of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), her teaching interest is focused on integrating both traditional and innovative approaches to enhance student engagement and learning experiences. 

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Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Anatamaíocht agus Néareolaíocht

Room 2.33, 2nd Floor, Western Gateway Building, University College, Cork, Ireland

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