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Olive Lennon

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Biography

 Olive Lennon graduated as a physiotherapist from UCD in 1991. She has over 20 years of clinical experience both here in Ireland and in the US with a speciality in neurorehabilitation. She held a HRB Research Fellowship post from 2007 -2011 exploring the adaptation of the cardiac rehabilitation paradigm to the stroke population and the role of lifestyle interventions in secondary prevention post stroke.  This research formed the basis of a PhD thesis. Other post graduate qualifications include an MSc in Health Informatics, a PG diploma in Research Statistics and a PG diploma in Health Services Management.

Interests include:
Lifestyle interventions in chronic disease management and preventive medicine
Technology applications in neurorehabilitation
Outcome measurement in rehabilitation and psychometric evaluation
Fitness testing and aerobic interventions in disabled populations 
                   

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2005.
Title: Receipient of HSE Heart Health Bursary
Year: 2007.
Title: HRB Health Services Research Fellowship
Year: 2006.
Title: Best Platform Presentation; Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Conference

Associations

Association: Helath Informatics Society Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy:Research and Innovation Standing Committee, Function/Role: Chairperson 2008-2011
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and Gerontology, Function/Role: Committee member 2000-2002
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Lennon O (2004) Falls Prevention. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IPTOP Conference, TCD , 01-MAY-04 - 01-MAY-04.
Lennon O (2010) From little acorns; fostering clinical research. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISCP Conference, Dublin , 02-NOV-12 - 03-NOV-12.
Lennon O (2010) Lifestyle Interventions in Ischaemic stroke. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISCP Conference, Limerick , 05-NOV-10 - 06-NOV-10.
Lennon O (2011) HRB fellowship feedback: Exploring the Cardiac Rehabilitation Paradigm with the Ischaemic Stroke Populations. [Invited Oral Presentation], RTRS; Fostering Clinical Reseach Partnerships, Limerick , 13-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11.
AlFardan S , Ashton J , Barrett A , Lennon O4 (2012) An Investigation into work related disability in patients who present to secondary care with musculoskeletal pain. [Poster Presentation], RCSI Research Day, RCSI, Dublin , 05-MAR-13 - 05-MAR-13.

Committees

Committee : Health Informatics Society Ireland
Committee : Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapist in Neurology and Gerontology
Committee : Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists; Research and Innovation Standing Committee

Employment

Employer: St James Hospital
Position: Senior Physiotherapist in Neurology
Employer: UCD
Position: HRB Research Fellow
Employer: HSE
Position: Senior Physiotherapist; Stroke rehabilitation team, Baggot Street Community Hospital
Employer: RCSI
Position: Lecturer

Education

Year 2011 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2002 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BPhysio Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: National Disability Authority

Outreach Activities

Project Ignition: Paralympics Ireland

Journals Edited

Clinical Rehabilitation: Reviewer.
Disability And Rehabilitation: Reviewer.
Bmc Neurology: Reviewer.
Stroke: Reviewer.
 

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C; (2006) 'A single blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme in the non-acute ischaemic stroke population'. Physical Therapy Reviews, (11):211-212. [Details]
Lennon, O,Carey, A,Gaffney, N,Stephenson, J,Blake, C; (2008) 'A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the benefit of the cardiac rehabilitation paradigm for the non-acute ischaemic stroke population'. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22 :125-133. [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, Lennon OC, ; (2009) 'Cardiac rehabilitation adapted to transient ischaemic attack and stroke (CRAFTS): a randomised controlled trial'. BMC Neurology, 9 (1). [DOI] [Details]
Lennon OC, Carey A, Creed A, Durcan S, Blake C; (2010) 'Reliability and Validity of COOP/WONCA Functional Health Status Charts for Stroke Patients in Primary Care'. Journal of Stroke and Cereborvasculat Disease, epub (August 31). [Details]
Loughlin M, Lennon O, Blake C (2011) 'Association Between Physical Activity, Exercise Capacity and Locomotor Ability in Stroke Patients '. Physiotherapy Ireland, . [Details]
Lennon, O., Denis, R., Grace, N., Blake, C.; (2012) 'Feasibility, criterion validity and retest reliability of exercise testing using the Astrand-rhyming test protocol with an adaptive ergometer in stroke patients'. Disability and Rehabilitation, . Available Online [DOI] [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]
Burke D, Gorman E, Stokes D, Lennon O (2014) 'An evaluation of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in critical care using the ICF framework: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Clinical Respiratory Journal, . [Details]
Vasquez S, Guidon M, McHugh E, Lennon O, Grogan L, Breathnach OS (2014) 'Cheamotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy: the modified total neuropathy score in clinical practice'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [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]
O'Mally, Elmes M, Keating R, Kileen S, Doyle S, Murphy S, Lennon O (2015) 'Exploring the prevalence of musculoskeletal impairments in children and adolesents attending an obesity management service'. Appetite, . [Details]
Lennon O, McCabe DJH, Carey A, Belton A, Doody C, Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Blake C (2015) 'Early outcome data from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Adapted for TIA and Stroke (CRAFTS) randomised controlled trial'. International Journal of Stroke, . [Details]
Ashton J, McLoughlin J, O'Connell P, Lennon O (2015) 'Work-related disability and musculoskeletal disorders: a growing problem'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Lennon O (2002) The Role of a Relational Database in Outcome measure Use in Physiotherapy: The stroke Rehabilitation Unit Prototype Health Informatics Society of Ireland Conference [Details]
Lennon O, Carey C, Gaffney N, Stephenson J. (2003) Does Constraint make a Differene; A comparative study of Two Intensive hand Therapy Classes IHF Annual Stroke Conference [Details]
Lennon O (2005) Physiotherapy Outcome measures in Stroke and the Use of Database Technology to maximise their Potential IHF Annual Stroke Conference [Details]
Ni Choistealladh C, lennon O, Blake C (2006) The Relationship between Physical Fitness, Physical Functioning and Depression in the Non-acute ischaemic Stroke population UK Stroke Forum, Harrogate, UK [Details]
Lennon O, Carey C, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C (2006) A Pilot RCT of Cardiac Rehabilitation with the Ischaemic Stroke Population IFH Annual Stroke Conference [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C.; (2006) A single blinded RCT to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation for the non-acute ischaemic stroke population UK Stroke Forum Harrogate, UK, , 07-DEC-06 - 08-DEC-06 , pp.86-87 [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C; (2007) One Year Follow-up of a Single Blinded RCT to Evaluate The Effects of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme for the Non-acute Ischaemic Stroke Population IHF Stroke Study Day [Details]
Carey A, Lennon O, Durcan S, O'Shea D (2007) Stroke Wii-habilitation. A Pilot Study to Explore Stroke Patients' Acceptance of the Nintendo Wii as a Therapy Tool IHF Annual Stroke Study Day [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Creed A, Blake C (2008) A validity study of COOP?WOPNCA charts in the community-dwelling ischaemic stroke population IHF Annual Stroke Study Day [Details]
Yadav, N., Bleakley, C.J. and Lennon, O. (2010) Wearable Absolute 6 DOF Exercise Training System for Post Stroke Rehabilitation 4th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference (iHCI) Dublin, Ireland, , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10 , pp.59-65 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Lennon O, Blake C; (2010) Physical Activity and Aerobic Exercise Capacity. Relationship with Quality of Life in Stroke Patients in Primary care International Society for the Study of Quality of Life. 17th Annual Conference [Details]
Lennon O, Blake C; (2010) Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle Particiation. A Secondary Prevention Tool among Community Dweling Stroke Survivors Irish Heart Foundation, Stroke Conference [Details]
Lennon O, BlakeC; (2010) Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle Participation, a Secondary Prevention Tool among Community Dwelling Stroke Survivors 3rd International Conference on Hypertension, Diabetes, Lipids and Stroke Prevention [Details]
Lennon O, Mccabe D, Belton A, kelleher K, Tobin O, Kinsella J, Blake C (2011) Cardiac Rehabilitation in the TIA population: a pilot RCT IHF Annual stroke Conference [Details]
Lennon O, McCabe D, Belton A, Kelleher K, Tobin O, Kinsella J, Blake C (2011) A Pilot RCT of Cardiac Rehabilitation for the TIA population RTRS Conference; Fostering Clinical Partnerships [Details]
Loughlin M, Lennon O, Blake C (2011) The relationship between physical activity, exercise capacity and locomotor ability in patients with stroke ISCP Annual Conference [Details]
S Vasquez, M Guidon, E McHugh, O Lennon, O.S Breathnach (2012) Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy ¿ The role of the modified Total Neuropathy Score European Society of Medical Oncology [Details]
AlFardan S, Ashton J, Barrett A, Lennon O (2013) An Investigation into work related disability in patients who present to secondary care with musculoskeletal pain RCSI, Research Day [Details]
Harrington L, Murray D, Hardiman O, Lennon O (2014) The relationship between SNIP and ALSFRS in motor neurone disease over a one year period Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference 2014 [Details]
Talty L, Fariha F, O'Sullivan C, Lennon O (2015) Reliability and criterion validity of resting diaphragmatic thickness by rehabilitation ultrasound imaging Irish Thoracic Society Scientific Meeting 2015 [Details]
Talty L, Fariha F, O'Sullican C, Lennon O (2015) Validity and criterion reliability of peak cough flow and vital capacity change from upright to supine lying Irish Toracic Society Sceintific Meeting 2015 [Details]
Murray D, Meldrum D, Lennon O (2015) Vestibular rehabilitation post concussion: a systematic review Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference 2015 [Details]
Burke D, Fullen B, Lennon O (2015) Prevlaence of neuropathic pain post spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference 2015 [Details]
                       

Abstract

Lennon, O., Carey, A., Stephenson, J., Gaffney, N. & Blake, C.; (2006) All Ireland Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society. Abstract [Details]
Lennon O, Carey A, Stephenson J, Gaffney N, Blake C; (2006) A single blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme in the non-acute ischaemic stroke population. Abstract [Details]
                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Lifestyle Interventions in Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiac Rehabilitation adapted to Ischaemic Stroke Populations
Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle Adoption Post-stroke

Fitness and Kinematic Testing in Disabled Populations

Feasibility of The Astrand-Rhyming Protocol in Stroke using Adaptive Ergometry

Technology Applications in Rehabilitation
Robotic/ automated devices in rehabilitation
Accelerometry in Stroke
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Critical Care  
Motion Tracking Systems for Biofeedback
Optimising Outcome Measure Databases in Neurological Patients
Nintendo Wii; An Adjunct to Rehabilitation

Outcome Measures / Psychometric Properties
Validity/Reliability of COOP/WONCA Functional Health Charts in Stroke

Neuropathic Pain post SCI
Prevalence
Impact on Quality of Life
Non-pharmacological management Strategies

Peripheral Neuropathy
Prevalence and Measurement of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

 

 
 
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

A student centred approach involving contextual and experiential learning grounded in constructivism.

Modules Coordinated

201500   PHTY20030     Physiotherapy: Application of Physical Agents
201500   PHTY40740     Physiotherapy: Cardiorespiratory
201500   PHTY40770     Physiotherapy: Rehabilitation Research
201500   PHTY40700     Physiotherapy: Physio Professional Practice B
201500   PHTY20150     Physiotherapy: Cardiorespiratory I
201500   PHTY40720     Physiotherapy: Neurology
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

                       
Prof J Jones: Anatomy Department
Madeline Lowry: Engineering
Chris Bleakley; School of Computer Science