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Catherine Doody

Associate Professor

School Of Public Hlth, Phys & Sports Sci
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 01 7166514
Email: c.doody@ucd.ie

Biography

Catherine Doody is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science.  She qualified in Physiotherapy in UCD, completed an MSc in Physiotherapy in the University of East London, and completed her PhD in UCD.   She established the taught MSc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2006 which is a specialist Musculoskeletal programme with international accreditation from the International Association of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists and is director of the programme.  She is a module co-ordinator for a number of Musculoskeletal modules on the BSc Physiotherapy programme and contributes to 3 taught MSc programmes.  She was the recipient of 2 President's Teaching Awards in UCD in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Her research is focussed on the identification and classification of Musculoskeletal related pain states according to underlying neurophysiological pain mechanisms.  Current research includes pain classification and clinical pain phenotyping using quantitative sensory testing and patient reported outcome measures and the identification of pain sensitization in people with Osteoarthritis.  She has supervised 6 PhD students and 4 MSc students and  has received research funding from the Health Research Board, Irish Research Council, EuroSpine and the ISCP (research bursaries) and is co-director of the Centre for Translational Pain Research in UCD. 


Professional

 

Associations

Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member of organisation
Association: Irish Pain Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Association for the Study of Pain, Function/Role: Member
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Therapy , Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Helen O¿Leary, Keith Smart,Niamh Moloney, Catherine Blake, Catherine Doody (2015) Clinical Measures of Pain Sensitization in Moderate to Severe Knee Osteoarthritis. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], World Confereration for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore , 01-MAY-15 - 04-NOV-15.
O¿Farrell S., Smart K., Caffrey A., Daly O., Doody C. (2015) The Physiotherapy-Led ¿Musculoskeletal Assessment Clinic¿ - A seven-month audit of patient demographics and triage outcomes. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Dublin , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15.
Fingleton C, Smart K, Doody C (2015) Exercise induced analgesia in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. [Oral Presentation], Pain Science in Motion conference, Brussels Belgium , 26-MAR-15 - 27-NOV-15.
O¿Leary H, Smart K, Moloney N, Doody C (2015) Pain Sensitisation as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome in Peripheral Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Dublin , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15.
Neary R, Casey MB, Hearty C, Doody C (2014) Acceptance and Committment Therapy: The effect of a 9 week pilot group based intervention for people with chronic pain. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin , 06-SEP-14 - 06-SEP-14.
Burke S, Doody C, O'Sullivan C (2014) Parental Health Literacy in Rural Uganda: A qualitative exploratory study¿. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Croke Park, Dublin , 07-NOV-14 - 08-NOV-14.
O'Sullivan S, Doody C (2014) Orthopaedic Surgeons¿ views of Physiotherapy Extended Scope Practitioners in Ireland. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Croke Park Dublin , 07-NOV-14 - 08-NOV-14.
Neary R, Casey MB, Hearty C, Doody C (2014) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain: A pilot study examining the effect of a 9 week group-based intervention on individuals suffering from chronic pain in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference, Croke Park, Dublin , 07-NOV-14 - 08-NOV-14.
Fingleton C, Smart K, Doody C (2014) Neural tissue mechanosensitivity and nervous system sensitization in osteoarthritis of the knee. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], International Association for Study of Pain 15th World Congress on Pain,, Buenos Aires, Argentina , 06-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14.
O¿Farrell S, Smart K, Caffrey A, Daly O, Doody C (2013) The Physiotherapy-Led Musculoskeletal Assessment Clinic: A seven-month audit of patient demographics and triage outcomes. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 9th Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Jordanstown , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Fingleton C, Dempsey L, Smart K, Doody C (2013) Pressure Pain Threshold Measurements of the Lower Limb using Pressure Algometry & Manual Palpation: A Reliability Study. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Killarney, Co. Kerry , 08-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13.
Fingleton C, Smart K, Doody C (2013) Peripheral and Central Sensitization in People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists, Killarney, Co. Kerry , 08-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13.
Fingleton C, Smart K, Doody C (2013) Peripheral and Central Sensitization in People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 8th Conference of the European Federation IASP Chapters, Florence, Italy , 09-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13.
Moloney L, Caffrey A, Dudeney S, Doody C (2013) An Audit of Clinical Activity and Patient Demographics of the Back Pain Screening Clinic in St. Vincent¿s University Hospital. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 9th Annual Conference,, University of Ulster, Jordanstown , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Ashmore K, Smart K, O¿Toole G, Doody C (2013) Triage of knee pain by an Extended Scope Physiotherapist (ESP) in an orthopaedic clinic: a clinical audit. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 9th Annual Conference,, University of Ulster, Jordanstown , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Fingleton C, Dempsey L, Smart K, Doody C (2013) Pressure Pain Threshold Measurements of the Lower Limb using Pressure Algometry & Manual Palpation: A Reliability Study. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 8th Conference of the European Federation IASP Chapters, Florence, Italy, , 09-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13.
Brady S, McEvoy J, Dummerholt J, Doody C (2013) Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: a prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists. [Oral Presentation], Ninth World Congress on Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Seattle, Washington, USA , 15-AUG-13 - 18-AUG-13.
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2008) International pain meeting. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Association for the Study of Pain SIG: Pain, Mind & Movement in association with the Irish Pain Society, Dublin, Ireland , 15-AUG-08 - 16-AUG-08.
Sweeney A, Doody C; (2007) The clinical reasoning of experienced muscuolskeletal physiotherapists in relation to the diagnisos of vertebro-basilar insufficieny : A qualitative study. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland , 16-NOV-07 - 17-NOV-07.
Horan S, Power C, Doody C; (2007) The impact of chronic low back pain on patients attitudes and beliefs to readiness to chanage. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Pain Society 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, University College Dublin , 07-OCT-07 - 07-OCT-07.
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2007) 'Attitudes and beliefs of doctors to the management of low back pain - a systematic review'. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, England , 19-APR-07 - 20-APR-07.
Frame E, Hynes M, Doody C ; (2007) Physiotherapy students perceptions of clinical experience: A qualitative study. [Invited Oral Presentation], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Conference, University of Ulster , 27-APR-07.
Fullen B, Bury G, Daly L, Doody C, Baxter GD, Hurley DA; (2006) Doctors' attitudes and beliefs to patients with chronic low back pain: A qualitative study. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Back Pain Research Annual General, Gisborough Hall, UK , 02-NOV-06 - 03-NOV-06.
Sweeney A, Doody C ; (2006) The use of Manipulation, Mobilisation and Pre-manipulative Testing of the Cervical Spine by Irish Physiotherapists. [Oral Presentation], Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Birminghmam, England , 13-OCT-06 - 14-OCT-06.
Smart K, Doody C; (2006) Mechanisms-based clinical reasoning of pain by experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Association for Study Pain (IASP) 11th World Congress on Pain, Sydney Australia , 21-AUG-06 - 26-AUG-06.
C. Doody, L. Brady, R Duff, D.A. Hurley. ; (2006) The research activity of members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists: Part II ' Qualitative Analysis of Development Needs. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-JUN-06.
Quinn, A., Doody, C., Fogarty, E., O'Shea, D.; (2006) The effect of an 18 week group exercise education program on weight, physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, quality of life and attitudes to exercise in obese Irish female adults. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Congress of Endocrinology incorporating the British Endocrine Societies, Glasgow, Scotland , 01-APR-06 - 05-APR-06.
Fullen B, Bury G, Daly L, Doody C, Baxter GD, Hurley DA ; (2006) Doctors' attitudes and beliefs to patients with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Society for Back Pain Research Annual General Meeting, Gisborough Hall , 02-NOV-06 - 03-NOV-06.
O'Brien E, Doody C ; (2006) The physical activity levels in three Irish National Schools: A Survey of Students and Teachers. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference, Dublin , 10-NOV-06 - 11-NOV-06.
Byrne, K., Doody, C. & Hurley, D.A.; (2005) Exercise Therapy for Low Back Pain: A Descriptive Survey of Current Practice by Chartered Physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland . [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, Pain and Performance, Edinburgh, Scotland , 23-SEP-05 - 25-SEP-05.
Smart K, Doody C; (2005) Mechanisms-based clinical reasoning of pain by experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], International Association for Study Pain (IASP) 11th World Congress on Pain , Sydney Australia, Sydney Australia , 21-OCT-05 - 26-OCT-05.
McGuinness D, Doody C ; (2005) Types of injury and injury prevention measures in competitive Irish Dancers. [Other], International Association Dance Medicine and Science, Stockholm, Sweden , 03-NOV-05 - 06-NOV-05.
Doody C; (2004) An analysis of the clinical reasoning of experienced and novice physiotherapists using the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Conference on Physiotherapy Education, Nov Estoril, Portugal , 04-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04.
Smart K, Doody C; (2004) The classification and clinical reasoning of pain by experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists. [Invited Oral Presentation], Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Birmingham, England , 08-OCT-04 - 10-OCT-04.

Committees

Committee : Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Therapy
Committee : Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Committee : Public Health, Physiotherapy, Performance Population Sciences Programme Board
Committee : Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science Postgraduate Committee
Committee : Research Ethics Committee Life Sciences
Committee : Undergraduate Research Ethics Committee PHPPS

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer
           

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

McMahon S, O'Donoghue G,Doody C, O'Neill G, Terry Barrett T, Cusack T (2016) 'Standing on the Precipice: Evaluating Final-Year Physiotherapy Students' Perspectives of Their Curriculum as Preparation for Primary Health Care Practice'. Physiotherapy Canada. Physiotherapie Canada, 68 (6):188-196. [DOI] [Details]
O'Leary H, Smart KM;Moloney NA;Doody CM (2016) 'Nervous System Sensitization as a Predictor of Outcome in the Treatment of Peripheral Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review'. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain, 17 (2):249-266. [DOI] [Details]
Mackey LM, Doody C;Werner EL;Fullen B (2016) 'Self-Management Skills in Chronic Disease Management: What Role Does Health Literacy Have?'. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, 36 (6):741-759. [DOI] [Details]
McMahon S, O'Donoghue G;Doody C;O'Neill G;Cusack T (2016) 'Expert opinion regarding the preparation of entry-level physiotherapists for primary healthcare practice, examined using Biggs 3P's model of teaching learning'. Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors, 27 (3):196-204. [DOI] [Details]
Fingleton C, Smart KM;Doody CM (2016) 'Exercise-induced Hypoalgesia in People With Knee Osteoarthritis With Normal and Abnormal Conditioned Pain Modulation'. The Clinical journal of pain, 33 (5):395-404. [DOI] [Details]
O'Leary H, Smart K, Moloney N, Blake C, Doody C (2015) 'Pain sensitisation and the risk of poor outcome following physiotherapy for patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a prospective cohort study'. BMJ Open, 5 (6). [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Early outcome data from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Adapted for TIA and Stroke (CRAFTS) randomized-controlled trial'. International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society, 10 ((S2) 97). [Details]
Fingleton C, Smart K, Moloney N, Fullen BM, Doody C (2015) 'Pain sensitization in people with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society, 23 (7):1043-1056. [DOI] [Details]
O'Farrell, Smart K, Caffrey A Daly O, Doody C (2014) 'Orthopaedic triage at a physiotherapist-led 'Musculoskeletal Assessment Clinic': A seven-month service evaluation of outcomes'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [DOI] [Details]
Brady S, McEvoy J;Dommerholt J;Doody C (2014) 'Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: a prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists'. The Journal of manual & manipulative therapy, 22 (3):134-140. [DOI] [Details]
Fingleton CP, Dempsey L, Smart K, Doody CM (2014) 'Intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of manual palpation and pressure algometry of the lower limb nerves in asymptomatic subjects'. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 37 (2):97-104. [DOI] [Details]
Lennon O, Galvin R, Smith K, Doody C, Blake C (2014) 'Lifestyle interventions for secondary disease prevention in stroke and transient ischaemic attack: a systematic review'. European Journal Of Preventive Cardiology, 21 (8):1026-1039. [DOI] [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Leaver A, Doody C (2014) 'The clinical utility of pain classification in non-specific arm pain'. Manual Therapy, . [DOI] [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2014) 'Sensory Divergent Sensory Phenotypes in Non-Specific Arm Pain: Comparisons with Cervical Radiculopathy'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, . [DOI] [Details]
Ashmore K, Smart K, O'Toole G, Doody C (2013) 'Triage of knee pain by an Extended Scope Physiotherapist (ESP) in an orthopaedic clinic: a clinical audit'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, . [Details]
Lennon OC, Doody C, Ni Choisdealbh C, Blake C. (2013) 'Barriers to healthy-lifestyle participation in stroke: consumer participation in secondary prevention design'. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 36 (4):354-361. [DOI] [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C Sensory (2013) 'Hyperalgesia is Characteristic of Nonspecific Arm Pain: A Comparison With Cervical Radiculopathy and Pain-Free Controls'. Clinical Journal of Pain, Epub ahead of print] . [DOI] [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) 'Reliability of thermal quantitative sensory testing: A systematic review'. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49 (2):191-207. [Details]
O'Donoghue G, Cusack T, Doody C. ; (2012) 'Contemporary Undergraduate Physiotherapy Education in Terms of Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription: Clinical Tutors' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs'. Physiotherapy, 98 (2):167-173. [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain: Part 1 of 3: Symptoms and signs of central sensitisation in patients with low back (±leg) pain'. Manual Therapy, 14 (4):336-344. [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain: Part 3 of 3: Symptoms and signs of nociceptive pain in patients with low back (±leg) pain'. Manual Therapy, 17 (4):352-357. [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain: Part 2 of 3: Symptoms and signs of peripheral neuropathic pain in patients with low back (±leg) pain'. Manual Therapy, 17 (4):345-351. [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Thacker M, Doody C (2012) 'Self-reported pain severity, quality of life, disability, anxiety and depression in patients classified with nociceptive, peripheral neuropathic and central sensitization pain. The discriminant validity of mechanisms-based classifications of low back (+) leg pain'. Manual Therapy, 17 (2):119-125. [DOI] [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2011) 'Pathophysiology of non-specific arm pain'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16 (5):321-330. [Details]
O'Donoghue G, McMahon S, Doody C, Smith K, Cusack T ; (2011) 'Problem Based Learning in professional entry-level therapy education'. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 5 (1):54-73. [Details]
O'Donoghue G, Doody C, Cusack T; (2011) 'Physical activity and exercise promotion and prescription in undergraduate physiotherapy education: content analysis of Irish curricula'. Physiotherapy, 97 (2):145-153. Available Online [Details]
Moloney NA, Hall TM, O'sullivan TC, Doody CM; (2011) 'Reliability of thermal quantitative sensory testing of the hand in a cohort of young, healthy adults'. Muscle Nerve, . [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C.; (2011) 'The Discriminative Validity of Nocicpetive, Peripheral Neuropathic and Central Sensitisation as Mechanisms-Based Classifications of Musculoskeletal Pain'. Clinical Journal of Pain, epub ahead of print . [Details]
O'Donoghue G, Doody C, Cusack T.; (2011) 'Using student-centred evaluation for curriculum enhancement: An examination of undergraduate physiotherapy education in relation to physical activity and exercise prescription'. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 37 (2-3):170-176. [Details]
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA ; (2011) 'General Practitioners¿ attitudes and beliefs regarding the management of chronic low back pain: A cross-sectional national survey'. Clinical Journal of Pain, . [Details]
Doody C (2011) 'Evidence based practice requires sound Clinical reasoning'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 32 (2):4-5. [Details]
Smart K, Curley A, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C (2010) 'The reliability of clinical judgements and criteria associated with mechanisms-based classifications of pain in patients with low back pain disorders: A preliminary reliability study'. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 18 (2):102-110. [Details]
Sweeney A, Doody C ; (2010) 'The clinical reasoning of musculoskeletal physiotherapists in relation to the assessment of vertebrobasilar insufficiency: A qualitative study'. Manual Therapy, . [DOI] [Details]
Sweeney, A,Doody, C; (2010) 'Manual therapy for the cervical spine and reported adverse effects: A survey of Irish Manipulative Physiotherapists'. MANUAL THER, 15 :32-36. [DOI] [Details]
Moloney, N,Hall, T,Doody, C; (2010) 'An investigation of somatosensory profiles in work related upper limb disorders: a case-control observational study protocol'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11 . [DOI] [Details]
Smart KM, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C; (2009) 'Clinical indicators of 'nociceptive''peripheral neuropathic' and 'central' mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians'. Manual Therapy, 15 (1):80-87. [Details]
Hurley DA, Fullen BM, Baxter GD, O'Donovan BG, Doody C, Daly LE, ; (2009) 'Factors impacting on doctors' management of acute low back pain: a systematic review'. European Journal of Pain, 9 (NA):908-914. [DOI] [Details]
Fullen BM, Doody C, Daly LE, O'Donovan BG, Baxter G, Hurley DA; (2008) 'Chronic low back pain: non-clinical factors impacting on management by Irish doctors'. Irish journal of medical science, 177 (3):257-263. [DOI] [Details]
Smart K, O'Connell N, Doody C ; (2008) 'Towards a mechanisms-based classification of pain in musculoskeletal physiotherapy?'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 :1-10. [Details]
Fullen B, Doody C, Baxter DB, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2008) 'Chronic low backpain: non clinical factors impacting on management by Irish doctors'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 177 (3):257-263. [Details]
Blake C, Cunningham C, Doody C, ; (2008) 'Managing low back pain: knowledge and attitudes of hospital managers'. Occupational Medicine, 58 (4):282-288. [DOI] [Details]
Hurley DA, Fullen BM, Baxter GD, O'Donovan BG, Doody C, Daly L, ; (2008) 'Doctors' attitudes and beliefs regarding acute low back pain management: A systematic review'. Pain, 3 (NA):388-396. [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, Cusack T, Doody C, Hurley DA; (2007) 'Entry level physiotherapy educational systems in Ireland'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 :111-116. [Details]
Quinn, A, Doody C, O'Shea D ; (2007) 'The effect of an 18 week group exercise education program on weight, physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, quality of life and attitudes to exercise in obese Irish female adults'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, [Epub ahead of print] . [Details]
Smart, K, Doody, C, ; (2007) 'The clinical reasoning of pain by experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists'. MANUAL THER, 12 :40-49. [Details]
Byrne, K, Doody, C, Hurley, DA, ; (2006) 'Exercise therapy for low back pain: A small-scale exploratory survey of current physiotherapy practice in the Republic of Ireland acute hospital setting'. MANUAL THER, 11 (4):272-278. [Details]
Smart, K; Doody, C; ; (2006) 'Mechanisms-based clinical reasoning of pain by experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists'. Physiotherapy, 92 (3):171-178. [Details]
McGuinness D, Doody C ; (2006) 'The Injuries of Competitive Irish Dancers'. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 10 (2):35-39. [Details]
Doody C, McAteer M ; (2002) 'Clinical reasoning of expert and novice physiotherapists in an outpatient orthopaedic setting'. Physiotherapy, 88 :258-268. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

O¿Leary H, Smart K, Moloney N, Blake C, Doody C (2015) Sensitisation in Patients with Painful Knee Osteoarthritis Referred For Physiotherapy The European Pain Federation 7th biennial congress, Pain in Europe VIII Vienna, , 02-SEP-15 - 05-SEP-15 [Details]
O¿Farrell S., Smart K., Caffrey A., Daly O., Doody C. (2015) The Physiotherapy-Led ¿Musculoskeletal Assessment Clinic¿ - A seven-month audit of patient demographics and triage outcomes Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, November 6-7, Dublin [Details]
O'Leary, Smart K, Moloney N, Blake C, Doody C (2014) Nervous System Sensitisation and Knee Osteoarthritis. A prospective cohort study International Association for Study of Pain 15th World Congress on Pain Buenos Aires, Argentina, , 06-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) Sensory hypersensitivity and not sensory hypoaesthesia is characteristic of Non-Specific Arm Pain Federation of Orthpaedic Physical Therapists International Conference Quebec City, Canada, , 30-SEP-12 - 05-OCT-12 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) Somatosensory Profiles in Non-Specific Arm Pain and Healthy Controls International Federation of Orthpaedic Physical Therapists International Conference Quebec City, Canada, , 30-SEP-12 - 05-OCT-12 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) Sensory hypersensitivity in non-specific arm pain NOI Conference; Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix Adelaide, Australia, , 26-APR-12 - 28-APR-12 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) Clinical Pain Profiles in Non-Specific Arm Pain NOI Conference; Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix Adelaide, Australia, , 26-APR-12 - 28-APR-12 [Details]
White B, Doody C (2012) The inter- and intra-examiner reliability of physiotherapists clinical judgements into mechanisms-based classifications of neck pain Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK, , 12-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12 [Details]
Fingleton C, Doody C (2012) Pain neurophysiology education for chronic pain: A systematic review Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 8th Annual Conference UCD, Dublin, Ireland, , 25-MAY-12 [Details]
Kelly G, Blake C Doody C, Burke T, Power C, Fullen B (2012) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function and sleep preliminary findings Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 8th Annual Conference UCD, Dublin, Ireland, , 25-MAY-12 [Details]
White B, Doody C. (2012) The inter- and intra-examiner reliability of physiotherapists clinical judgements into mechanisms-based classifications of neck pain Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 8th Annual Conference UCD, Dublin, Ireland, , 25-MAY-12 [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Fullen BM (2012) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function and sleep in low back pain patients International Association for Study of Pain 14th World Congress on Pain Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy, , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12 [Details]
Fingleton C, Doody C (2012) Pain Neurophysiology Education for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review International Association for Study of Pain 14th World Congress on Pain Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy, , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) Pain and Psychosocial Profiles in office Workers with Non-Specific Arm Pain International Association for Study of Pain 14th World Congress on Pain Milano Convention Centre, Milan Italy, , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2012) Somatosensory Profiles in Non-Specific Arm Pain International Association for Study of Pain 14th World Congress on Pain Milano Convention Centre, Milan Italy, , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12 [Details]
Galve Villa M, Doody C (2011) Physiotherapy students¿ and clinical tutors¿ perceptions of learning opportunities in relation to musculoskeletal clinical placements World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International Congress Amsterdam, Netherlands, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2011) Reliability of quantitative sensory testing of the hand in a cohort of young healthy adults World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International Congress Amsterdam, Netherlands, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Fullen B, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley-Osing D (2011) General Practitioners attitudes and beliefs regarding the management of low back pain: A cross sectional national survey World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International Congress Amsterdam, Netherlands, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM ; (2011) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function, sleep and mood in chronic low back pain patients Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, ASM [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM; (2011) Day-to-day repeatability of sleep actigraphy in a chronic low back pain cohort Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists ASM [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM.; (2011) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on sleep and cognitive function: A pilot study World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 16th International Congress, Amsterdam [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM; (2011) Cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme: Impact on sleep and cognitive function Irish Pain Society, ASM [Details]
O'Donoghue G., Mc Mahon S., Doody C., Smith K., Cusack T.; (2011) PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL) IN PROFESSIONAL ENTRY-LEVEL THERAPY EDUCATION: A REVIEW OF CONTROLLED EVALUATION STUDIES World Confederation For Physical Therapy Amsterdam, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
O'Donoghue G., Doody C., Cusack T.; (2011) PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION: AN EVALUATION OF EXISTING PRACTICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTEMPORARY ENTRY-LEVEL PHYSIOTHERAPY EDUCATION World Confederation for Physical Therapy Amsterdam, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM. ; (2011) The impact of a cognitive behavioural pain management programme on physical function, cognitive function and sleep: Preliminary Findings Rehabilitation Therapy Rehabilitation Society [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C (2011) The discriminative validity of nociceptive pain as a mechanisms based classification of pain in patients with low back +/- leg pain World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International Congress , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2011) Sensory hyperalgesia is a feature of non-specific arm pain 28th Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, , 10-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C (2011) Reliability of quantitative sensory testing: A systematic review World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International WCPT Congress Amsterdam, Netherlands, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C; (2010) Reliability in Quantitative Sensory Testing: A Systematic Review Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin Sept 18 [Details]
Teevan A, Doody C ; (2010) The use of chest clearance techniques by Irish Cardio- Respiratory Physiotherapists Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 6th Annual Conference [Details]
O¿Donoghue G, Cusack T, Doody C ; (2010) Contemporary Undergraduate Physiotherapy Education in terms of Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription: Clinical Tutors¿ Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Liverpool, UK, October [Details]
O¿Donoghue G, Cusack T, Doody C ; (2010) Physical activity and exercise promotion and prescription in undergraduate physiotherapy education: content analysis of Irish curricula International Conference for Medical Education (AMEE). Glasgow 4-8 Sept [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C ; (2010) Reliability and Clinical Utility of Quantitative Sensory Testing Neuro Orthopaedic Institute NOI 2010 Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix Conference, Nottingham UK, April 15-17 [Details]
Moloney N, Hall T, Doody C ; (2010) Reliability in Quantitative Sensory Testing Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 6th Annual Conference Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James Hospital, Dublin, May 14 [Details]
Kelly GA, Blake C, Doody C, Burke ET, Power CK, Horan S, McDermott P, Keeley V, Spencer O, Fullen BM ; (2010) The impact of a cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme on cognitive function: A Pilot Study Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
O¿Donoghue G, , Doody C, McMahon s, Cusack T, ; (2009) Using structured group feedback sessions to evaluate undergraduate physiotherapy education in relation to health promotions and exercise prescription International Conference for Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI) Madrid, Spain 16-18 Nov [Details]
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2009) Chronic Low Back Pain Management: Impact of Irish Doctors' Attitudes and Beliefs British Pain Society ASM London, England, [Details]
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2009) Chronic Low Back Pain Management by General Practitioners: Impact of Attitudes and Beliefs Irish Pain Society in association with the Irish Association for Palliative Care ASM Killarney, Ireland, , 17-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09 [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C; (2008) Clinical indicators of nociceptive pain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians International Association for Study of Pain 12th World Congress on Pain Glasgow, Scotland, , 17-AUG-07 - 22-AUG-08 [Details]
Sweeney A, Doody C; (2008) Use of manipulation, mobilisation and pre-manipulative testing of the cervical spine by members of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists, June 8-13, Rotterdam, 2008 , pp.P28 [Details]
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, O¿Donovan BG, Doody C, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2008) Doctors¿ attitudes and beliefs to the management of low back pain ¿ a systematic review British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2008) Chronic Low Back Pain Management: Impact of Irish Doctors¿ Attitudes and Beliefs Irish Pain Society ASM in conjunction with the International Association for the Study of Pain SIG Pain, Mind and Movement II [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C ; (2008) Clinical indicators of central mechanisms of musculoskeletalpain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians International Association for Study of Pain: Pain Mind and Movement Symposium Dublin, [Details]
Smart K, Blake C, Staines A, Doody C ; (2008) Clinical indicators of central mechanisms of musculoskeletalpain. A Delphi survey of expert clinicians Pain Mind and Movement 11 Symposium , 13-AUG-08 - 15-AUG-08 [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Nervous System Sensitisation in People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Prospective Cohort Study.  Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals, Health Research Board, 243,615 with Helen O'Leary.

Somatosensory Characteristics Associated with Osteoarthritis of the Knee.   Irish Research Council,  72,000 with Caitriona Fingleton.

The PACeR Trial - 
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Multimodal Physiotherapy for Acute and Sub-Acute Radiculopathy. Eurospine 30,000. Co-applicant with Louise Keating and Prof Ciaran Bolger RCSI

A proposed classification system for Non-Specific Arm Pain: An investigation of somatosensory profiles in office workers  Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) 76,000 with Niamh Moloney.  

 Pre-manipulative testing of the Cervical Spine: an analysis of chemical reasoning necessary and practice  UCD School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science  15,000

Preliminary external validation of clinical criteria associated with mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain. Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals, Health Research Board  191,000 with Keith Smart.

Promotion and prescription of physical activity and exercise in health and clinical populations: an evaluation of current educational practice and recommendations for future Physiotherapy Education

Research Projects

Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : The ExACT Trial¿The effectiveness of Exercise combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy compared to a standalone supervised exercise intervention for chronic pain ¿ A Randomised Controlled Trial
Start Date / End Date : 11-SEP-16 / 10-SEP-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Seed Funding Dissemination and Outputs
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Somatosensory Characteristics Associated with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-12 / 31-AUG-16
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Nervous System Sensitisation in People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Prospective Cohort Study
Start Date / End Date : 02-SEP-13 / 31-OCT-16
Sponsor : UCD School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
Title : Pre-manipulative testing of the Cervical Spine: an analysis of chemical reasoning necessary and practice
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 01-SEP-07
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The use of multimedia Teaching Materials for the Facilitation of Clinical Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Physiotherapy Students.
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-02 / 30-NOV-02
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : A proposed classification system for Non-Specific Arm Pain: An investigation of somatosensory profiles in office workers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-08 / 30-SEP-11
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Preliminary external validation of clinical criteria associated with mechanisms-based classifications of musculoskeletal pain
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 01-JAN-10

Recent Postgraduates


Current Postgraduate Students

Maire-Brid Casey, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor