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Caitriona Cunningham

College Lecturer

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Biography

 As graduate of UCD's B.Physio programme and having gained extensive clinical physiotherapy experience in Ireland the UK and USA she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, completing her MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at University College London in 1997 and PhD in relation to occupational musculoskeletal disorders at University College Dublin in 2007.  Her current research interests include bone health and fracture prevention, musculoskeletal health service  evaluation and promotion of physical activity and exercise in health and disease. She has  disseminated her research findings widely in international, refereed journals and at national and international research meetings. She is a key contributor to the work of multiple  national and international  professional  and research associations, including: International  Fragility Fracture network, World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK)  Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics,  Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine,  UK Society for Back Pain Research. Dr  Cunningham is the current Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at UCD School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science  and  previously  served as Chairperson of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Education(ISCP), driving a number of  innovative education developments.  She continues to  demonstrate strong commitment  to teaching, through her contributions  across programmes  and engagement in knowledge transfer to a wider community.

Key research interests: Musculoskeletal health service evaluation, bone health and fracture prevention, exercise promotion, occupational musculoskeletal disorders

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2002.
Title: President's Teaching Award

Associations

Association: International Fragility Fractures Network, Function/Role: Member
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, Function/Role: Committee Member
Association: Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Professional Membership
Association: Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Function/Role: Professional Group
Association: Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), Function/Role: Specialist Clinical Group of UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Membership based on successful completion of examinations
Association: UK Society Back Pain Research, Function/Role: Multidisciplinary Back Research Group (UK)
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Education, Function/Role: Chairperson - Employment Group of ISCP focusing on Physiotherapy education (Ireland)

Patents

Patent 1216 : Registration Number
   

Conference Contributions

Mc Dermott S , Flavin E , McLoughlin C , Waters N, Cunningham C, Mc Mahon S (2014) Where Patients go, Students and Practice Tutors Should Follow: A Pilot Study. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) Conference, Dublin , 01-NOV-14 - 02-NOV-14.
Fitzgerald M, Blake C, Cunningham C. (2014) Predictors of Mobility post Hip Fracture. [Invited Oral Presentation], 3 F's Fragility, Falls and Fractures Annual Conference, St Vincent's University Hospital , 27-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14.
Cunningham C, Mc Carthy U, Blake C (2014) Better Bones-Evidence based Community Exercise. [Invited Oral Presentation], 3 F's Fragility, Falls and Fractures Annual Conference, St Vincents University Hospital ,Dublin , 27-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14.
Flynn K, O Sullivan C, Cunningham C (2015) Profile of a Paediatric Physiotherapy Service in a Regional African Hospital. [Poster Presentation], World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Singapore , 08-MAY-15 - 08-MAY-15.
Fennelly O, et al Cunningham C (2015) Enable Ireland -Cycling. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Dublin , 07-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15.
Cunningham, C. & Blake, C.; (2006) [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], UK Society for Back Pain Research Conference, Guisborough UK .
Osborne A, Blake C, Mc Namara J, Meredith D, phelan J, Cunningham C (2010) Farm Health and safety from an International Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Carlow , 11-JUN-10 - 10-JUL-10.
Osborne A, Blake C, Mc Namara J, Meredith D, phelan J, Cunningham C (2010) Occupational Health and Irish Farmers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Teagasc Corporate Health and Safety Policy Launch, Carlow , 13-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12.
Osborne A, Blake C, Mc Namara J, Meredith D, phelan J, Cunningham C (2011) Irish farmers and their health. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Aghricultural Occupational Health and Safety Meeting, Dublin , 15-AUG-12 - 15-AUG-12.
Osborne A, Blake C, Mc Namara J, Meredith D, phelan J, Cunningham C (2011) Musculoskelatal Disorders: aproblem for farmers in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety Meeting, Dublin , 15-AUG-12 - 15-AUG-12.
Stephenson A, Blake C, Cunningham C, Mc Carthy U (2012) Exercise and vibration for Bone Health. 3 F's Fractures Falls Fragility Annual Conference, Dublin , 25-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12.
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders- conference - bringing research and practice together, University College Cork, Ireland , 27-NOV-12 - 27-NOV-12.
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) LOW BACK PAIN AMONG IRISH FARMERS. [Oral Presentation], Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders- conference - bringing research and practice together, Cork, Ireland , 27-NOV-12 - 27-NOV-12.
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Blake C (2012) Low Back Pain and related Sickness Absence among Hospital Workers in Ireland¿. [Oral Presentation], Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders- conference - bringing research and practice together, Cork , 27-NOV-12 - 27-NOV-12.
Fitzpatrick M, Flynn M, Cunningham C (2013) Physiotherapy Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis. [Oral Presentation], Irish Rheumatology Society, Mullingar , 18-OCT-13 - 18-OCT-13.
Maria Flynn, Martina Fitzpatrick, Sin�ad O�Malley, Caitriona Cunningham (2013) Physiotherapy Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis. [Poster Presentation], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Belfast , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Flynn M, Fitzpatrick M, Cunningham C (2013) Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis among first Contact Physiotherapy Practitioners. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Killarney, Ireland , 08-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13.
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G. (2013) Developing Physiotherapy Professional Practice through the use of Social Wikisâ¿¿. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network Medical Educators, Dublin , 25-JAN-13 - 25-JAN-13.
Nolan K, O sullivan C, Cunningham C. (2013) A Paediatric Physiotherapy service in a regional African Hospital. [Poster Presentation], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Belfast , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Cunningham C, Blake C. ; (2005) The role of Health Service Managers in the management of the worker with low back pain (LBP). [Invited Oral Presentation], Back Pain in the Workforce Conference. Conference Partners: Health and Safety Authority Ireland, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Dublin , 01-JAN-05.
Cunningham C, Costello S.; (2007) The use of Manipulation among Irish Chartered Physiotherapists. [Invited Oral Presentation], Chartered Physiotherapists in Manipulative Therapy, Dublin , 14-MAR-07 - 14-MAR-07.
Cunningham, C.; (2007) Faculty Occupational Medicine Conference. [Oral Presentation], Faculty Occupational Medicine Conference 2007, Dublin , 01-JAN-07.
Cunningham, C.; (2007) Back pain in the Workforce Conference. [Invited Lecture], Back pain in the Workforce Conference 2007, Faculty of Occupational Medicine , 01-JAN-07.

Committees

Committee : Staff Student Committee 2006-2009
Committee : Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Continuing Professional Development Working Party
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Therapy
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapists in Education

Employment

Employer: St Joseph's Rheumatology Centre, Harold's Cross
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist in Rheumatology
Employer: Westminster Private Physiotherapy Clinic, London
Position: Clinical Physiotherapist -Musculoskeletal
Employer: Mercy Hospital and Medical Centre, Chicago, USA
Position: Clinical Physiotherapy
Employer: St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin
Position: Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Assistant Professor

Education

Year 1992 Institution: Illinois State Board Exams, USA
Qualification: Subject: Physical Therapy
Year 1997 Institution: Musculoskeletal Association Chartered Physiotherapists (UK)
Qualification: Subject: Membership exams-Manipulative Physiotherapy
Year 1997 Institution: University College London
Qualification: MSc Subject: MSc Musculosketal Physiotherapy
Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BPhysio Subject:
Year 2007 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

Development and Implementation of UCD's Better Bones Programme in collaboration with UCD Sport and St Vincent's University Hospital. A Community Exercise programme targeting the 55 plus age group who are at risk or have osteoporosis.
 

Other Activities

Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) bursary reviewer
Reviewer- Physiotherapy Research and Practice Journal, Ireland 
Clinical Liaison Officer for St Vincent's University Hospital
Research advisor/collaborator  St Vincent's University Hospital Physiotherapy Department 2002-2007
Research advisor/collaborator Waterford Regional Hospital Back Care Service 2005

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fennelly O, Blake C, FitzGerald O, Breen R, Aston J, Brennan A, Cunningham C (2017) 'Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Progressing Integrated Care of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Ireland: a National Evaluation'. International Journal of Integrated Care, . [DOI] [Details]
Smith E, Cusack T, Cunningham C, Blake C (2017) 'The Influence of a Cognitive Dual Task on the Gait Parameters of Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis'. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, . [DOI] [Details]
Mahony R, Blake C, Matthews J, O Donoghue G, Cunningham C (2018) 'Physical Activity Levels and Self Determined Motivation among future Healthcare Professionals ¿ Utility of the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ-2)'. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, . [DOI] [Details]
van Doorn D, Richardson N, Storey A, Osborne A, Cunningham C, Blake C, Mc Namara J (2018) 'Farming characteristics and self-reported health outcomes of Irish farmers'. Occupational Medicine, . [DOI] [Details]
Fitzgerald M, Blake C, Askin D, Quinlan J, Coughlan T, Cunningham C. (2018) 'Mobility one week after a hip fracture. Can it be predicted?'. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, . [DOI] [Details]
Mahony R, Blake C, Matthews J, Donnoghue GO, Cunningham C. (2018) 'Physical activity levels and self-determined motivation among future healthcare professionals: Utility of the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ-2)'. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 16 :1-7. [DOI] [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Desmeules F, Stokes D, Cunningham C (2018) 'Patient-reported outcome measures in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice: a systematic review'. Musculoskeletal care, 16 (1):188-208. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G, Jennings D (2015) 'Inroduction of wikis to foster collaboration in health professional education'. Focus on Health Professional Education, 17 (1):31-44. [DOI] [Details]
Fay C, Cunningham C (2015) 'Awareness and Management of Osteoporosis among General Practitioners in Ireland'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 36 (2):107-113. [DOI] [Details]
Madigan M, Blake C, Cunningham C (2014) 'A National Survey of services for bone health and falls prevention exercise programmes in primary care in Ireland'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 35 (1):17-24. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Fullen BM, Meredith D, Phelan J, McNamara J, Cunningham C (2012) 'Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among farm owners and farm workers: a systematic review'. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55 (4):376-389. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Fullen BM, Meredith D, Phelan J, McNamara J, Cunningham C. (2012) 'Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among farmers: A systematic review'. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55 (2):143-158. [DOI] [Details]
Flynn M, Fitzpatrick M, O Malley S, Cunningham C (2014) 'Physiotherapists' Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis'. The Physical therapy review, 19 (1):58-77. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne, A, Blake C, ,McNamara, J, C,Meredith, ,Phelan, J Cunningham, C. (2014) 'The lived experience of low back pain: Case studies amongst Irish farmers'. Journal of Agromedicine, 19 (2):181-190. [DOI] [Details]
Nolan K, O Sullivan C, Cunningham C (2014) 'Paediatric Physiotherapy in a Regional African Hospital'. The Physical therapy review, 19 (1):62. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne, A., Finnegan, G., Blake, C., Meredith, D., McNamara, J., Phelan, J. and Cunningham, C. (2013) 'An evaluation of low back pain amongst farmers in Ireland'. Occupational Medicine, 55 (4):235-242. [Details]
McKenna O, Cunningham C, Gissane C, Blake C. (2013) 'Management of the extrahepatic symptoms of hepatitis C. Feasibility of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Exercise'. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92 (6):504-512. [DOI] [Details]
O Donoghue G, Woods C,Cunningham C (2014) 'Assessment and Management of Risk Factors for the Prevention of Lifestyle-related Disease: A Cross Sectional Survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of Primary Care Physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland'. Physiotherapy, 100 (2):116-122. [Details]
Osborne, A,Blake, C,Meredith, D,Kinsella, A,Phelan, J,McNamara, J,Cunningham, C (2013) 'Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Irish farm operators'. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56 (2):235-242. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Blake C; (2010) 'Implementing Occupational Low Back Pain Guidelines in the Workplace- Barriers and Facilitators'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 31 (1):34-40. [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) 'Musculoskeletal Disorders among Irish Farmers'. Occupational Medicine, 60 (8):598-603. [Details]
Byrne MB, Hurley DA, Daly L, Cunningham CG; (2010) 'Health status of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy'. Child: Care, Health and Development, 36 (5):696-702. [DOI] [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C (2009) 'Sociodemographic and clinical features of Irish iatrogenic hepatitis C patients: a cross sectional survey'. BMC Public Health, 9 :323. [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, O'Sullivan D, Cunningham C, ; (2009) 'Low back pain among Irish farmers'. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 59 (1):59-61. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, Doody C, Blake C.; (2008) ' Managing Low Back Pain in the Workplace: Knowledge and Attitudes of Hospital Managers'. Occupational Medicine, (March). [Details]
Flanagan A, Murphy S, Cunningham C; (2008) 'The efficacy of the Waterford back care programme for patients with chronic low back pain'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 29 (1). [Details]
Cunningham CG, Blake C, Flynn TA, Toole CM, Ryan RG, Gueret PW, Bulfin S, Seale O, ; (2008) 'Working Backs Project--implementing low back pain guidelines'. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 58 (8):580-583. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, O Connor F, Blake C; (2007) 'Attitudes towards low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 28 (1):23-30. [Details]
Cunningham C, Moore N, Blake C. ; (2006) 'Satisfaction with occupational back services'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11 :227-228. [Details]
Cunningham, C,Flynn, T,Blake, C; (2006) 'Low back pain and occupation among Irish health service workers'. Occupational Medicine, 56 :447-454. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Flynn T.; (2005) 'Low back pain prevalence, associated sick leave and attributed cause among health service workers in Ireland'. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery, 87B (Suppl II):206. [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) 'Health Service Managers needs in relation to management of the worker with low back pain'. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery, 87B (suppl II):207. [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Toole C, Bulfin S, Blake C.; (2005) ''Working Backs Programme'. Implementing evidence-based management of low back pain in the workplace'. European Journal of Public Health, 15 (suppl 1):153. [Details]
Cunningham C, O'Connor F, Blake C. ; (2005) 'Knowledge of low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10 (3):179. [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) 'Predicting low back pain related sickness absenteeism among health service workers'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10 (3):191. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Fitzgerald M, Blake C, Askin D, Griffin E, Kelly M, O'Brien R, Coughlan T, Quinlan J, Cunningham C. (2014) Predicting mobility one week after hip fracture surgery: a prospective observational cohort study Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
Mahony R, Matthews J, Blake C, Cunningham C (2014) Physical activity levels and self-determined motivation to exercise among health professional students Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
Cunningham C, McMahon S, Blake C, Waters N, Flynn T (2014) Mapping manual and people handling instructor learning in a Physiotherapy programme Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
Smith E, Cunningham C, Blake C (2015) Assessing falls risk using body worn sensors Falls, Fractures and Fragility Annual Conference Dublin, St Vincent's University Hospital, [Details]
Smith E, Cunningham C, Blake C (2016) Managing falls risk in the community Irish Hip Fracture Database 5th Annual Conference [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Desmeules F, Stokes D, Cunningham C (2016) Advanced Practice Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Patient Reported Outcome Measures: A Systematic Review to inform the Irish National Database National Health and Social Care Professions Annual Conference [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Fitzgerald O, Breen R, Cunningham C. (2016) Advanced Practice Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Ireland: A National Survey National Clinical Programmes for Orthopaedics and Rheumatology Annual Review Conference [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Fitzgerald O, Breen R, Ashton J, Brennan A, Cunningham C (2017) Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Progressing Integrated Care of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Ireland: a National Evaluation 17th International Conference on Integrated Care [Details]
Blake C, McCarthy Persson U, Hand E, Nash K, O'Hara C, O'Regan N, Cunningham C. (2017) Self-efficacy and exercise motivation in promoting bone health 6th International Fragility Fracture Network Congress [Details]
Purcell C, Cunningham C, McCarthy Persson U, Blake C. (2017) Outcomes of the UCD Better Bones Programme: Physical Performance and Self-Efficacy] 6th International Fragility Fracture Network Congress [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, FitzGerald O, Breen R, Cunningham C. (2017) Advanced physiotherapy practices and experiences in orthopaedic and rheumatology services: a national survey Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in association with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Northern Ireland [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Cradock K, Purcell C, McMahon S (2017) Realising the potential of Physiotherapy in health promotion: PhysioHub at UCD Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in association with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Northern Ireland [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Desmules F, Stokes D, Cunningham C (2017) Patient-reported outcome measures in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice: a systematic review 12th Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Cradock K, Delaney E, Mageean C,Purcell C, Mc Mahon S (2017) Crumlin Olympic Challenge at UCD Physio Hub UCD Access Symposium UCD, - 07-JUL-17 [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Fitzgerald O, Breen R, Ashton J, Brennan A, Cunningham C (2017) Evaluation of Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Services in Ireland Structured Population and Health-services Research Evaluation (SPHeRE) 3rd Annual Conference [Details]
Fennelly O, Blake C, Fitzgerald O, Breen R, Caffrey A, Fletcher L, Smart K, Corcoran S, Casserley Feeney S, Cunningham C (2018) Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Services:Qualitative Study of Patient Experiences World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases [Details]
Buckley R, Blake C, Cunningham C, Lennon O, Gallagher C (2018) Physical Activity levels of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland National Cystic Fibrosis Conference [Details]
Blake C, Osborne, A., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C (2011) Health of Irish farmers International Nordic Meeting on Agriculture Occupational Health and Safety [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J. and Cunningham, C (2011) Musculoskeletal disorders: a problem for Farmers in Ireland International Nordic Meeting on Agriculture Occupational Health and Safety [Details]
O'Sullivan L, Storey A, Blake C, McNamara J, Cunningham C (2014) Physical activity among farmers. Accelerometry or self report Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific Meeting Dublin, [Details]
O'Sullivan L, Srorey A, Blake C, McNamara J, Cunningham C (2014) Physical activity among farmers: Accelerometry versus self report Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference [Details]
Walsh E, Cunningham C, Blake C (2015) Using Body Worn Sensor Technology to predict Falls 4th International Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Conference Rotterdam, , 02-SEP-15 - 06-JUN-15 [Details]
Fitzgerald M, Blake C, Askin D, Coughlan T, Cunningham C (2015) Predicting mobility following hip fracture Irish Hip Fracture Database 4th annual conference Dublin, , 06-MAR-15 - 06-MAR-15 [Details]
Cunningham C, Mahont R, Matthews J, Blake C (2015) Physical activity levels and self-determined motivation to exercise among health professional students Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Malone S, Cunningham C (2016) Use of Smartphone APP to support exercise Adherence in Low Back Pain Population International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy [Details]
Hughes Clarke S, Cunningham C (2016) Osgood Schlatters Management Approaches: A Systematic Review European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Trauma(EFORT) [Details]
Smith E, Cunningham C, Blake C (2016) The ability of the Quantitative Timed Up and Go test to measure change following participation in Better Bones program in high functioning older adults International Society of Clinical Densitometry [Details]
Karen Cradock, Barry Faulkner, Ciara Mageean, Aisling Aston, Caitriona Cunningham (2016) Participant experience of TickerFit mobile phone application as a remote activity monitoring system in a cardiac rehabilitation population Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine [Details]
Karen Cradock, Barry Faulkner, Ciara Mageean, Aisling Aston , Caitriona Cunningham (2016) The exploration of TickerFit as a remote activity monitoring system in a cardiac rehabilitation population from a patient perspective Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation [Details]
Smith E, Cunningham C, Blake C (2016) Measuring change using the Quantitative Timed Up and Go test in high functioning older adults 5th International Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Conference Rome, [Details]
Cunningham C, Doody C (2016) Use of Wikis and Blogs to promote collaborative learning in an Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy MSc Programme International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy [Details]
Orna Fennelly, Nessa Waters, Alice O¿Hare, Mairead O¿Sullivan, Siobhan Barrett, Padraig Corbett, Fiona McDonald, Kofo Davis-Otto, Caitriona Cunningham (2015) Pedal Power: A pilot study evaluating a cycling programme for children with physical disability Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Dublin, , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15 [Details]
Barry, J, D¿Arcy M, McLoughlin C, Cooke C, Dowley J, Hayes K, Blake C, Cunningham C, McCormick A (2015) Physical Activity Levels Post Liver Transplantation Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15 [Details]
Smith E, Cunningham C, Mc Carthy U, Blake C (2015) Impact of Better Bones Programme on Quantified Timed Up an Go Test Irish Osteoporosis Society Annual Medical Conference Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
Mahony R, Matthews J, Cunningham C (2014) Physical Activity Levels and Self - Determined Motivation to exercise among Health Professional Students Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Dublin, , 06-NOV-15 - 06-NOV-15 [Details]
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G, Jennings J (2014) Exercise Wikis' - Innovation in Physiotherapy Education¿ Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Brady A, Cunningham C (2014) Management of Headaches by Physiotherapists in Ireland Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Dublin, [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C, Waters N, Mc Mahon S, Flynn T (2014) Mapping Manual and People Handling Instructor Learning in a Physiotherapy Programme¿ Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
S. Mc Dermott , C.Cunningham , E.Flavin , C. McLoughlin , N Waters S. McMahon (2014) Where Patients go, Students and Practice Tutors Should Follow Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Brennan L, Gleeson C, Cunningham C, Blake C, Mc Carthy Persson U (2014) Does the Better Bones Programme improve Functional Physical Ability, Osteoporosis Knowledge and Exercise Self-Efficacy? - A Pilot Study Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference [Details]
Earley E, O Donoghue G, Cunningham C (2014) Effects of Lifestyle Intervention on Free-Living Physical Activity in Prediabetics Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
O'Donoghue G, Cunningham C, Murphy F, Woods C, Aagaard-Hansen J (2014) Assessment and Management of Risk Factors for the Prevention of Lifestyle-related Disease: A Cross Sectional Survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of Primary Care Physios Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
O'Sullivan L , Storey A , Blake C , McNamara j , Cunningham C (2014) Physical Activity levels in farmers: Accelerometry versus self-report Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific Meeting [Details]
O'Sullivan L , Storey A , Blake C , McNamara j , Cunningham C (2014) Physical Activity levels in farmers: Accelerometry versus self-report Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
S. Mc Mahon, D.Casey , E. Flavin, A.O¿Riordain , N. Waters , C. Cunningham (2014) Integrating Community Based Exercise Classes and Acute Hospital Practice Education Placement Experience Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Brady A, Cunningham C (2014) Management of Headaches by Physiotherapists in Ireland Irish Society of Chartered physiotherapists [Details]
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G. (2014) SUPPORTING COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY EDUCATION ¿THE ¿WIKI EXPERIENCE¿ International Federation Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists [Details]
Flynn M, Fitzpatrick M, O Malley S, Cunningham C. (2013) Physiotherapists' Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis Irish society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Mc Mahon S, Waters N, Flavin E, Cunningham C. (2014) Integrating acute Hospital and Primary Care Clinical Education-A primary care exercise initiative Irish Medical Educators' Network conference [Details]
Storey A, Lane A, Mc Namara J, Cunningham C. (2014) An evaluation of the health-behaviours of farmers in the South-East of Ireland Agricultural Research Forum [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C. (2009) Workforce participation ratesin the Irish iatrogenic hepatitis c cohort Hepatitis C. 3rd International conference-The third decade and beyond dublin, [Details]
Madigan M, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2011) Survey of Bone Health and Falls Prevention Programmes at Primary Care Level in Ireland Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Osborne A, Reilly B, Blake C,Cunningham C; (2011) Low Back Pain among Irish Farmers UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Meredith D, McNamara J, Phelan J, Cunningham C; (2011) Health of Farmers in Ireland Faculty of Public Health, Winter Scientific Meeting, Dublin [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Meredith D, McNamara J, Phelan J, Cunningham C; (2011) Health of Farmers in Ireland Walsh Fellowship Seminar [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland. Teagasc/ Health and Safety Authority [Details]
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G (2012) Developing Physiotherapy Professional Practice through the use of Social Wikis International Conference Education Research and Innovation [Details]
Osborne A, Blake C, Fullen BM, Meredith D, Phelan J, McNamara J, Cunningham C (2012) Health status of Irish Farmers National Occupational Health and Safety conference Turkey Turkey, [Details]
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G (2012) Development of Physiotherapy Professional Practice through the use of Social wikis International Conference for Education Research and Innovation Madrid, [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Low Back Pain among Irish Farmers Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders conference Dublin, [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., Kinsella A, Meredith, D., McNamara, J., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C (2012) Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders conference [Details]
Stephenson A, Blake C, Cunningham C Mc Carthy U. (2012) Exercise and Vibration for Bone Health. A RCT 3Fs 4th Annual Meeting, Fractures, Falls, Fragility, St Vincent's University Hospital [Details]
Stephenson A, Blake C, McKenna M, van der Kamp S, Cunningham C, Fitzgerald O, McCarthy Persson U (2012) The effects of exercise and vibration training on balance in postmenopausal women with osteopenia or osteoporosis- A randomised controlled pilot trial RTRS 2012: Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 8th Annual Conference: Promoting Health and Wellbeing: A Therapy Perspective [Details]
Stephenson A, Blake C, Cunningham C Mc Carthy U. (2012) A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial exploring the effects of exercise and Vibration training on upper limb bone mineral density and upper limb function in osteopaenic and osteporotic women Fragility Fracture Network Conference, Berlin [Details]
Madigan M, Blake C, Mc Carthy U, Cunningham C (2012) Bone Health and Falls Prevention Programmes at Primary Care Level in Ireland Fragility Fracture Network Conference, Berlin [Details]
Fay G, Cunningham C. (2012) GP Awareness and Management of Osteoporosis in Ireland-A National Survey Fragility Fracture Network Conference, Berlin [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Occupational Health issues of Farmers in Ireland-An Overview National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland. Teagasc/ Health and Safety Authority Cork, [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Walsh Fellowship Farmer Low Back Pain Case Studies. National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland National Seminar on improving Occupational Health of Farmers in Ireland. Teagasc/ Health and Safety Authority [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2012) Low Back Pain and related Sickness Absence among Hospital Workers in Ireland Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders conference Cork, [Details]
Cunningham C, O Donoghue G. (2013) Use of Wikis for the Development of Physiotherapy Professional Practice Irish Medical Educators Network [Details]
Nolan K, O Sullivan C, Cunningham C (2013) A Paediatric Physiotherapy Service in a Regional African Hospital Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Flynn M, Fitzpatrick M, O Malley S, Cunningham C (2013) Physiotherapy Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Jordan S, Cunningham C, Wallace J (2013) Piriformis Muscle Length Tests - Reliability, Normative values and Stretch Response for Multi-Directional and Linear Athletes Faculty Sports Medicine Ireland [Details]
Flynn K, O Sullivan C, Cunningham C (2013) Profile of Physiotherapy Service at a Rural African Hospital Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) Health Status of Irish Farmers Multidisciplinary Approaches to improving Mens' Health-Annual Summer Conference -National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) Musculoskeletal Disorders among Farmers in Ireland Nordic Agricultural Health Meeting [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2009) Health of farmers in Ireland Agricultural Research Forum 2009 [Details]
Ni Fhionnlaoich M, Cunningham C; (2009) Is low back pain more prevalent among health professional students? Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Ni Fhionnlaoich M, Cunningham C; (2009) Is low back pain more prevalent among health professional students? Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2009) Musculoskeletal disorders among farmers in Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Byrne M, Hurley D, Cunningham C; (2009) Health of Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Ireland International Cerebral Palsy Conference [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2009) Predictors of Health Related Quality of Life in and Irish Iatrogenic Hepatitis C Cohort 3rd International Conference on Hepatitis C; the 3rd Decade and Beyond [Details]
Mc Kenna O, Cunningham C, Blake C; (2009) Health Attitudes and Behaviours in Irish Iatrogenic Hepatitis C patients 3rd International Conference on Hepatitis C; the 3rd Decade and Beyond [Details]
Lennon J Cunningham C; (2009) Shoulder and Neck Pain among Farmers in Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Gueret P, Bulfin S, Toole C, Selae O, o Reilly A, Mc Grane J, Purcell A, Gannon N, Blake C; (2008) Occupational Physicians Working Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare [Details]
Byrne M, Hurley D, Cunningham C; (2008) Health of Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Ireland Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Boyce L, Craddock C, Carroll S, Cunningham C; (2008) Treatment of Mallet Finger Injuries:A Comparison of Protocols New Zealand Hand Therapy Conference [Details]
Walsh M, Cunningham C; (2008) Awareness and Knowledge of Osteoporosis among General P ractice Patients Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society [Details]
Blake C, Cunningham CG, Flynn TA, Toole CM, Ryan RG, Gueret PW, Bulfin S, Seale O, ; (2008) Occupational medicine (Oxford, England) Working Backs Project--implementing low back pain guidelines , pp.580-583 [DOI] [Details]
Cunnningham C, Gabbay M, Blake C.; (2008) GPs and Occupational Physicians working together-Findings from the Working Backs Project Society of academic Primary Care UK-Eire [Details]
Byrne M, Hurley D, Cunningham C; (2008) Health of Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Ireland European Academy of Childhood Disability Zagreb, Croatia, , 07-JUN-08 - 08-JUN-08 [Details]
Boyce L, Craddock C, Carroll S, Cunningham C; (2007) Treatment of Mallet Finger Injuries:A Comparison of Protocols Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Marron a, Craddock C, Cunningham C; (2007) Efficacy of St Vincent's Back Programme Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Cunningham C, Moore N,Blake C; (2006) Satisfaction with occupational back services at a Dublin Teaching Hospital Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C.; (2006) Change in Health Service Managers' attitudes towards guidelines for the management of low back pain in the workplace UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
Cunningham C, Costello S; (2006) The use of manipulation among Irish Chartered Physiotherapists Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Flynn C, Murphy S, O Sullivan T, Cunningham C; (2006) Can the Waterford Back Care Programme change the psychological profile of chronic low back pain patients? Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Cunningham C, Moore N, Bulfin S,Toole C, Flynn T, Seale O,Gueret P, Blake C; (2006) Satisfaction with Occupational Back Services Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Monagahan SJ, Cunningham C.; (2005) Physiotherapy Services in Long Stay Units for the Elderly Irish Gerontology Society [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Gueret P, Bulfin S, Toole C, Selae O, o Reilly A, Mc Grane J, Purcell A, Gannon N, Blake C; (2005) Working Backs Project-Promoting Active Management of LOw Back Pain in the Workplace International Health Promoting Hospitals Conference [Details]
Cunningham C, O Connor F, Blake C.; (2005) Knowledge of low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Monagahan SJ, Cunningham C.; (2005) Physiotherapy Services in Long Stay units for the Elderly Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) Empowering health service managers in relation to management of low back pain in the workplace International Health Promoting Hospitals Conference [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) Predicting low back pain related sickness absenteeism among health service workers Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Bulfin S, Blake C; (2005) Working Backs Programme-Implementing Evidence- based Management of Low Back Pain in the Workplace European Public Health Association [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2004) Health Service Managers needs in relation to management of the worker with low back pain UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2004) Low Back Pain Prevalence associated Sick Leave and attributed cause among Health Service Workers in Ireland. Does Occupation matter UK Society for Back Pain Research [Details]
Cunningham C.; (2003) An investigation into the effects of upper limb tension test 1 on bloodflow to the upper limb World Physical Therapy Conference [Details]
Glynn R, Cunningham C; (2003) Clinical and Arthroscopic Findings at the Knee Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists [Details]

Published Reports

Moore H, Campbell F, Blake C, Cunningham C, McCarthy Persson U. (2013) Physiotherapy Promotion and Management of Bone Health throughout the Lifespan; Clinical Guidelines 2013. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Dublin. [Details]
C Cunningham, Blake C, Cradock K, Delaney E, Mageean C, Purcell C, Mc Mahon S. (2017) Crumlin Olympic Challenge at UCD Physio Hub. University College Dublin ACCESS OFFICE, UCD. [Details]
               

Manual

ISCP; (2005) ISCP Undergraduate Physiotherapy Learning Portfolio. Manual [Details]

Newsletter

Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) Occupational Health Problems among Irish Farmers. Newsletter [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. (2010) Occupational Health. Newsletter [Details]
   

Newspaper Articles

Joe Dermody (2014) Farmer survey raises questions about perceptions of health. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
   

Reports

Blake C, Cunningham C, McAuley D, Treacy S, Seager A. ; (2003) Report of ISCP Working Party on Continuing Professional Development. Reports [Details]
 

Invited Seminars

Cunningham C (2015) Exercise for Bone Health. Invited Seminars [Details]
     

Invited Lectures

Cunningham C (2015) Bone Health and Exercise. Invited Lectures [Details]
Cunningham C, Costello S (2007) The use of manipulation among Irish Chartered Physiotherapists. Invited Lectures [Details]
Cunningham C, Toole C, Flynn T, Bulfin S, Seale O, Gueret P, Blake C; (2007) Working Backs Project, St Vincent's University Hospital. Invited Lectures [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) The role of health service managers in the management of the worker with low back pain. Invited Lectures [Details]
                 

Consultancy

Moore H, Campbell F, Blake C, Cunningham C, McCarthy Persson U. (2013) Physiotherapy Promotion and Management of Bone Health throughout the Lifespan; Clinical Guidelines 2013. Consultancy [Details]
         

Fact Sheet

ISCP committee; (2005) The Backcare Book-A Guide to keeping your back healthy. Fact Sheet [Details]
       

Radio Presentation

(2012) Farmer's Life not so healthy after all. Radio Presentation [Details]
                                               

Research

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal health service evaluation, bone health and fracture prevention,  physical activity/exercise promotion, occupational musculoskeletal disorders



Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-20
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : 2016 Internal funding scheme
Start Date / End Date : 03-JAN-17 / 02-JAN-20
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Occupational Health among farmers in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 08-SEP-08 / 01-SEP-12

Recent Postgraduates

Taught MSc

Elaine Cahalane
Genevieve Fay


Research MSc
Marie Byrne

Shauna Jordan (Carlow IT)

PhD

Aoife Osborne

Olivia Mc Kenna


Current Postgraduate Students

Orna Fennelly, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Creating active learning environments, underpinned by social constructivist educational theory, leading to professionally competent graduates who have a strong scientific grounding and a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills that will allow a variety of career pathways and progressions in contemporary work environments.
   

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

BSc Physiotherapy Leader Exercise Curriculum Review and Enhancement 2010 to date Deliverables: 'Physio Hub', developed at UCD Sports as a new work placement site - to facilitate integration of research, teaching and service delivery with a specific focus on exercise and health promotion in contemporary Ireland. Realignment and enhancement of all exercise modules and development of new assessments with emphasis on greater transparency to drive integration of student learning Leader Musculoskeletal Curriculum Review and Enhancement BSc Physiotherapy 2008 to date This process involved academic staff members, clinical educators and students to ensure all relevant stakeholders informed the process. A review of international musculoskeletal curricula was also conducted. This review led to major changes in content and organisation of the musculoskeletal curriculum accross stages 2 and 3 of the BSc phsyiotherapy programme. Modified modules were streamed in accross both stages over a three year period.All curriculum changes were communicated to clinical educators to facilitate the theory-practice transfer on clinical work placement. Student feedback has been positive People and Manual Handling Curriculum Mapping project (2013-2014) (BSc Physic programme) completed and findings presented at National Physiotherapy meetings to inform development of new related education programmes Learning Technologies Introduced Wikis, Blogs, e-portfolio 2006/07 and 2014/15 Member School Accreditation Committee whose work included review and presentation of curriculum enhancements 2004/2005 Modularisation of BSc Physiotherapy programme Member of BSc physiotherapy modularisation team Clinical Educator Workshops developed and delivered 'Teaching Exercise to Physiotherapy Students' workshop, Spring 2012 Problem Based Learning/ Action based Learning Introduced PBL to Musculoskeletal 1 module, Introduced action based learning approaches at 'Physic hub' Development of Clinical Manual and Professional Undergraduate for BSc Physiotherapy Graduate Entry MSc Physiotherapy 2012 Musculoskeletal curriculum development

Developing as a Teacher

Professional Diploma in University Teaching (2015) Certificate in Educational Technology 2011/12 Introduced Wikis and Blogs to BSc Physiotherapy and MSc Physiotherapy(Neuromusculoskeletal) 2011/12 CPD in Education Problem Based Learning Facilitate and the UCD Centre for Teaching and Learning Problem Based Learning (PBL) Summer School June, 2008 Introduced PBL to Musculoskeletal 1 (BSc Physiotherapy) module- 2007/08 PBL tutor Collaborative Learning for Health Professionals 2011/12 PBL Graduate entry Physiotherapy workshop 2012 'Use of Clickers' Workshop, UCD,2011 Clinical Education Clinical Supervisor, St Vincent's University Hospital, Clinical Examination: BSc Physiotherapy MSc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Delivery of CPD courses to Clinical Physiotherapists 2006 to date Small Group Teaching, Centre for Teaching and Learning UCD,2003 Large Group Teaching , Centre for Teaching and Learning UCD,2003 Micro teaching sessions-video and feedback of teaching, 2003 Cochrane Systematic Review Training , Cork, 2009 Endnote UCD, 2005 'Writing a Thesis', Rowena Murray(Scotland). Good guidance on scientific writing. workshop,UCD, 2004 Writing a research abstract workshop-World Confederation Physical Therapy, 2002 Writing a research grant workshop, UCD, 2004
 

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Dr Francois Desmeules, University Montreal, Canada
Professor Cathie Sherrington, George Research Institute, Sydney, Australia 
Roisin Breen, Quality Office, Health Services Executive 
Irene O Byrne Maguire, State Claims Agency 
Dr David Meredith, Teagasc
Mr John Mc Namara,Teagasc
Mr Frank Power, Health and Safety Authority
Mr Pat Griffin, Health and Safety Authority
Dr Joe Clarke HSE-Primary Care.
Dr Kate Purcell,George Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
Dr Monica Peracini, University San Paolo, Brazil
  
Dr Morten Tange Kristensen, Hividore,  Denmark 
Dr Malachi Mc Kenna, Endocrinology,St Vincent's University Hospital
 Mr Conor Hurson, Orthopaedics, St Vincent's University Hospital
Aine Riordan, Physiotherapy,Primary Care, Dubin North
Louise Brent,  National Office for Clinical Audit
Theresa Flynn, Senior Physiotherapist in Ergonomics, St Vincent's University Hospital