Cathal Breen

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Favourite Thing: My favourite thing to do in science is to investigate!!! For example I can measure how fast a person’s heart is beating or how high a persons blood pressure is when they are exercising or resting? I can find out if they are healthy or unhealthy. Some people think they can control their reactions but when I monitor their heart, I can always detect if they are unwell! I use loads of hi tech equipment to LOOK INSIDE people’s hearts!



St Mary’s Boys Primary School Keady P1-P7. St Patrick’s High School Keady Year 1-5, Armagh College of Further Education Upper 6th


University of Ulster, graduated 2001 wiht a degree in Clinical Physiology specialising in Cardiology.

Work History:

I have worked in hospitals in Dublin, London, Belfast, Bath and Inverness.


University of Ulster

Current Job:

University lecturer

Me and my work

Find out what is causing people to have heart problems and help them to get better.

My Typical Day

I usually teach students in the morning’s. We perform some investigations on their heart using very cool equipment!

What I'd do with the money

I would use the money to set up a travelling road show to visit others schools and show them how they can keep a healthy heart!

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Loud! Fun! Brainy!

Who is your favourite singer or band?

David Guetta!

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Swam in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia! Took a helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon in America!

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

To be Rich! Happy! & Healthy!

What did you want to be after you left school?


Were you ever in trouble in at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

I get to train new scientists for the future! I have saved many people from dying!

Tell us a joke.

What do you get if you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite!!