Researchers at UCD


Sinéad McMahon

Clinical Co-Ordinator/Facilitator

School Of Public Hlth, Physio & Pop Sc
Health Sciences Centre
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716




Association: Council of The ISCP , Function/Role: Member
Association: International Affairs Committee of The ISCP , Function/Role: Member
Association: Accreditation Board of The ISCP , Function/Role: Member
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (CPSM) , Function/Role: Secretary

Conference Contributions

McMahon S, O¿Donoghue G, Cusack T. (2011) The Impact of Clinical Education on the Development of Professionalism in Entry - Level Physiotherapy Education. [Poster Presentation], UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Uk, Liverpool , 08-OCT-11 - 09-OCT-11.


Committee : Therapy Project Office
Committee : National Implementation Group (NIG) subgroup on Practice Education
Committee : ISCP International Affairs Committee


Employer: UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science
Position: Practice Education Co-ordinator
Employer: Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin
Position: Clinical Tutor UCD
Employer: Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic, Newcastle, UK
Position: Senior Sports Physiotherapist
Employer: Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Trust, Freeman Hospital
Position: Senior I Research Physiotherapist
Employer: Kings College Hospital, Healthcare Trust, London
Position: Various


Year 1998 Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Qualification: Certificate Subject: Sports Physiotherapy
Year 2003 Institution: Westmoreland College of Business
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Diploma In Health Service Management
Year 1994 Institution: Kings College University of London
Qualification: BSc Subject: BSc (hons) Physiotherapy

Other Activities

Dublin City Marathon 2002 - 2004 Presenter and Representative in the RDS pre marathon show
Co-Operation Ireland Mara Cycle 2000 - Onsite Treatment and Advice
Irish Tennis Open July 2001 & 2002
Onsite Treatment and Advice
ATP International Tennis Tournament Newcastle Upon Tyne - July 1998 - Onsite Treatment and Advice
London Irish & Roslyn Park RFC - 1997-1998 Team Physiotherapist
London Marathon 1996 & 1997. Onsite Treatment and Advice
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) - UK. 1995 - 1996 Steward King's Healthcare



Peer Reviewed Journals

S Coote, L Alpine, C Cassidy, M Loughnane, S Mc Mahon, D Meldrum, OConnor A, OMahoney M (2007) 'The development and evaluation of a common assessment form for physiotherapy practice education in Ireland'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 28 (2). [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'Neill, G., McMahon, S. (2012) 'Giving Student Groups a Stronger Voice: Using Participatory Research and Action (PRA) to Initiate Change to a Curriculum'. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL, 49 (2):161-171. Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

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]