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Caitriona Cunningham

College Lecturer

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Biography

Dr Caitriona Cunningham is a Lecturer at UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science. As a graduate of UCD's B.Physio programme, she gained extensive clinical physiotherapy experience in Ireland the UK and USA.  Specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, she completed her MSc (Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at University College London in 1997,  also gaining membership to the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK) at that time. She completed her PhD at University College Dublin in 2007 and has continued to conduct research in relation to occupational musculoskeletal disorders, most recently focusing on MSDs among  farmers, with research funding from Teagasc. Her current research interests also include bone health and fracture prevention. She has  disseminated her research findings widely in international, refereed journals and at national and international research meetings. She is an active member of various professional  and research associations, including the UK Society for Back Pain Research, the International  Fragility Fracture network and Chartered physiotherapists in occupational health and ergonomics.  Previously, she was chairperson of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Education(ISCP), has helped drive a number of Physiotherapy education initiatives (eg.physiotherapy  undergraduate learning portfolio) and continues to show a strong commitment to teaching at UCD and knowledge transfer to a wider community.

Key research interests: occupational LBP, occupational musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and fracture prevention, promotion of active lifestyles

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 Body
Association: Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Function/Role: Professional Group
Association: Manipulative 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: Employment Group of ISCP focusing on Physiotherapy education (Ireland)

Patents

Patent 1216 : Registration Number
   

Conference Contributions

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. Fractures Falls Fragility, St Vincent's University Hospital, 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 Manipulative Therapy
Committee : CPE

Employment

Employer: St Joseph's Rheumatology Centre, Harold¿s Cross
Position: Clinical physiotherapy
Employer: Westminster Private Physiotherapy Clinic, London
Position: Clinical physiotherapy
Employer: Mercy Hospital and Medical Centre, Chicago
Position: Clinical physiotherapy
Employer: St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin
Position: Staff Physiotherapist
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer

Education

Year 1992 Institution: Illinois State Board Exams, USA
Qualification: Subject: Physical Therapy
Year 1997 Institution: Manipulative Association Chartered Physiotherapists
Qualification: Subject: Membership exams-Manipulative Physiotherapy
Year 1997 Institution: University College London
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BPhysio Subject:
Year 2007 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Occupational Low Back Pain
   

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

Reviewer BMC Musculoskeletal
Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) bursary reviewer
Reviewer- Ergonomics Journal.
Institute of Ergonomics, Human Factors. Taylor and Francis
Reviewer- Physiotherapy Research and Practice Journal, Ireland 
Clinical Liaison Officer for St Vincent's University Hospital
Reviewer Occupational and Environmental Medicine Journal (UK)
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

Fay C, Cunningham C (2015) 'Awareness and Management of Osteoporosis among General Practitioners in Ireland'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, . [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. [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, Fitzpatriuck M, O Malley S, Cunningham C (2014) 'Physiotherapists' Awareness of Inflammatory Back Pain/Ankylosing Spondylitis'. Physical Therapy Reviews, . [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, . [Details]
Nolan K, O Sullivan C, Cunningham C (2014) 'Paediatric Physiotherapy in a Regional African Hospital'. Physical Therapy Reviews, . [Details]
Osborne, A., Finnegan, G., Blake, C., Meredith, D., McNamara, J., Phelan, J. and Cunningham, C. (2012) 'An evaluation of low back pain amongst farmers in Ireland'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, epub . [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 & Rehabilitation, 92 (6):504-512. [Details]
O Donoghue G, Woods C,Cunningham C (2013) '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, . [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 :235-242. [DOI] [Details]
Osborne, A,Finnegan, G,Blake, C,Meredith, D,McNamara, J,Phelan, J,Cunningham, C (2013) 'An evaluation of low back pain among farmers in Ireland'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 63 :53-59. [DOI] [Details]
Cunningham C, Flynn T, Blake C; (2010) 'Implementing Occupational Low Back Pain Guidelines in the Workplace- Barriers and Facilitators'. Physiotherapy Ireland, . [Details]
Osborne, A., Blake, C., McNamara, J., Meredith, D., Phelan, J., Cunningham, C. ; (2010) 'Musculoskeletal Disorders among Irish Farmers'. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 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, . [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-Oxford, (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 Ireland, 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 Ireland, 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-Oxford, 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). [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). [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). [Details]
Cunningham C, O'Connor F, Blake C. ; (2005) 'Knowledge of low back pain clinical guidelines among back clinicians'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10 (3). [Details]
Cunningham C, Blake C; (2005) 'Predicting low back pain related sickness absenteeism among health service workers'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10 (3). [Details]
 

Conference Publications

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 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 [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 [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 [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 [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]
       

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

Key research interests: occupational LBP, occupational musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and fracture prevention, promotion of active lifestyles

Grant Activity
Awards/Grants
Chartered Physiotherapists in Manipulative Therapy Bursary 2003 Euro1500
ISCP O Driscoll O Neill bursary 2003 Euro 2500
HRB studentship 2006
Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics Research Bursary, 2013  1200 Euro

Walsh Fellowship 2008  Euro 84,000

Research Projects

Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Occupational Health among farmers in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 08-SEP-08 / 01-SEP-12
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

         

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Dr David Merdith, 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 Grainne O Donoghue, Dublin City University
Professor Cathy Sherrington, George Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
Professor Oliver Fitzgerald, Rheumatology, St Vincent's University Hospital
Dr Malachi Mc Kenna, Endocrinology,St Vincent's University Hospital
Mr Conor Hurson, Orthopaedics, St Vincent's University Hospital
Martina Fitzpatrick,Physiotherapy, St Vincent's University Hospital
Aine Riordan, Physiotherapy,Primary Care, Dubin North
Louise Brent, Irish Hip Fracture Database , Ardkeen Hospital  Waterford