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Deirdre Hurley Osing

School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science
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Biography

Dr Deirdre Hurley-Osing is a Senior Lecturer in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science. She holds BScPhysiotherapy (UCD), MAppScManipTher (University of South Australia) and PhD (University of Ulster) degrees. She is Director of the BPlus Physiotherapy Programme at UCD, an international study abroad programme with University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Osnabruck, Germany and the UCD representative for the Health Research Board funded inter-institutional Structured Population and Health Services Research Education (SPHeRE) programe. As Dean [2009-2012] she led the introduction of the first Graduate Entry MScPhysiotherapy Pre-registration programme in Ireland, as well as the first Physiotherapy Programmes Fitness to Practise statement. Her  current research interests include self-management and physical activity interventions for chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis, the application of behaviour change theory to the design of complex interventions, adherence to physiotherapists advice and exercise recommendations, the measurement and promotion of physical activity, sleep disturbance, and knowledge translation in health services research in Ireland's primary healthcare system. She has obtained peer-reviewed research grant funding of circa Euro2.4M, including significant funding from the Health Research Board, and INTERREG-ESTIIC, Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), Department of Health and Children Ireland, and UCD. She has published widely, disseminated her research extensively and received several international research presentation awards. Deirdre is currently Member Editorial Board Physical Therapy Reviews, Member International Advisory Board New Zealand Centre for Physiotherapy Research, and former Associate Editor BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and Member of the Department of Health and Children's National Therapy Research Steering Group which produced the Irish Therapy Research Strategy. 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: 16th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Outstanding Research Abstract and Platform Presentation
Year: 2009.
Title: Backcare Award
Year: 2008.
Title: Secretary's Award Society for Back Pain Research

Associations

Association: Health Services Executive, Function/Role: National Implementation Group
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member Graduate Working Group
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member Education and Professional Development Committee
Association: Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member Research and Development Standing Committee
Association: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (London), Function/Role: Professional Body
Association: Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK), Function/Role: Professional Body
Association: Society for Back Pain Research (UK), Function/Role: Executive Committee Member
Association: Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Function/Role: Professional Body
Association: British Orthopaedic Research Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Physiotherapy Research Society, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Suzanne M. McDonough, Ruth F. Hunter, Mark Tully, Deirdre M. Walsh, Sue Dhamija, Siobhan McCann, Dianne Liddle, Philip Glasgow, Charlotte Paterson, Gerard Gormley, Deirdre Hurley, Anthony Delitto, Jongbae Park, Ian Bradbury and David Baxter; (2010) The Impact of Exercise and Auricular Acupuncture on Free-Living Physical Activity Levels for People with Chronic Low Back Pain. [Oral Presentation], Society for Acupuncture Research,, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA , 18-MAR-10 - 20-MAR-10.
van de Water ATM, Holmes A, Hurley DA; (2009) Objective measures for sleep patterns and their validity: a systematic review. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, Cork , 07-MAY-09 - 08-MAY-09.
Hunter RF, McDonough SM, Liddle SD, Walsh DM, Glasgow P, Gormley G, Hurley D, Delitto A, Park J, Bradbury I, Baxter GD, Dhamija S; (2009) Exercise and Manual Auricular Acupuncture for People with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Study. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], North American Conference on Complementary and Integratative Medicine, Minneapolis, USA , 21-MAY-09 - 23-MAY-09.
Suzanne M. McDonough, Ruth F. Hunter, Mark Tully, Deirdre M. Walsh, Sue Dhamija, Siobhan McCann, Dianne Liddle, Philip Glasgow, Charlotte Paterson, Gerard Gormley, Deirdre Hurley, Anthony Delitto, Jongbae Park, Ian Bradbury and David Baxter; (2009) The Impact of Exercise and Auricular Acupuncture on Free-Living Physical Activity Levels for People with Chronic Low Back Pain. [Oral Presentation], Society for Back Pain Research, Chepstow Wales , 05-NOV-09 - 06-NOV-09.
PA Hendrick, LA Hale, ML Bell, S Milosavljevic, DA Hurley-Osing, SM McDonough & DG Baxter ; (2009) The Predictive Relationship Between Changes in Physical Activity and Functional Disability At 3 Months In An Acute Low Back Pain Population. [Oral Presentation], Society for Back Pain Research, Chepstow, Wales , 05-NOV-09 - 06-NOV-09.
Casserley-Feeney S, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2008) The Access Trial: Randomised Controlled Trial of Public Hospital-Based versus Private Community-Based Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain: 12 Month Follow-up Clinical Outcome Results. [Oral Presentation], The Society for Back Pain Research, Keele University, UK , 06-NOV-08 - 07-NOV-08.
Hurley DA, Brady L, o'Brien E, McDonough SM, Baxter GD, Heneghan C; (2008) Subjective and objective evaluation of the physical activity profiles of people with low back pain and age-matched controls over 7 consecutive days. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], The Society for Back Pain Research, Keele University, UK , 06-NOV-08 - 07-NOV-08.
Hurley, DA; (2006) Critical Appraisal of the Evidence for Manual Therapy. [Invited Oral Presentation], CPMT Study Evening, UCD Health Sciences Complex,, UCD , 29-MAR-06.
Hurley, DA; (2006) Publication, Physiotherapy Department. [Invited Oral Presentation], Physiotherapy Department, Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght Hospital , 10-JAN-06.
Hurley, DA; (2005) Sources of Research Funding. Research Methods Course for Health Professionals. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISCP Research & Development Standing Committee, * , 04-NOV-05.
Hurley, DA; (2004) Sources of Research Funding. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Methods for Health Professionals, Tallaght Hospital , 16-OCT-04.
Hurley, DA; (2004) The Evidence for Manipulative Therapy and Electrotherapy for Low Back Pain. [Invited Oral Presentation], Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Annual Congress, 8th, * , 10-OCT-04.
Hurley, DA; (2002) How to identify and plan a clinical research project. [Invited Oral Presentation], North-Eastern Health Board Research Course for Physiotherapists, Cavan General Hospital , 05-DEC-02.
Hurley, DA; (2002) Randomised Controlled Trials. [Invited Oral Presentation], Clinical Research Techniques MSc Module, University of Ulster , 29-NOV-02.
Hurley, DA; (2002) Northern Ireland Back Pain Trial of Manipulative Therapy & Interferential Therapy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Primary Care Research Group Seminar, Keele University, UK, , 13-MAR-02.
Hurley, DA; (2001) Formulating a Research Question. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Methods for Physiotherapists Course. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Working Party for Research Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 16-NOV-01.
Hurley, DA; (2001) Randomised Clinical Trial of Manipulative Therapy and Interferential Therapy. [Keynote Address], Physiotherapy Research Society Autumn Meeting, Keynote Speaker, University of Ulster , 02-NOV-01.
Hurley, DA; (2001) Scapular Muscle Imbalance. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (N. Ireland) Autumn Meeting, Belfast City Hospital , 31-OCT-01.
Hurley, DA; (2000) Low Back Pain Management: What is the Evidence. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference,, Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin , 13-OCT-00 - 14-OCT-00.
S. Casserley-Feeney, M. Phelan, F. Duffy, S. Roush, M. Cairns, DA. Hurley. ; (2007) Patient satisfaction with private physiotherapy in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], World Confederation of Physical Therapy Conference, Vancouver, Canada , 02-JUN-07 - 06-JUN-07.
S. Casserley-Feeney, G. Bury, L. Daly, DA. Hurley; (2007) The Access Trial: Randomised controlled trial of public hospital-based versus private community-based physiotherapy for low back pain: interim results. [International Refereed Conference], World Confederation of Physical Therapy Conference, Vancouver, Canada , 02-JUN-07 - 06-JUN-07.
Moorhead A, Carlsson D, Liddle D, Hurley-Osing D, Häger-Ross C, Sundelin G, Baxter D, McDonough S. ; (2007) Validity and inter-monitor reliability of the ActivPal activity monitor. [International Refereed Conference], Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, USA , 14-FEB-07 - 18-FEB-07.
Fitzpatrick M, Fitzgerald O, Staines A, Hurley DA; (2006) Quality of life and exercise compliance in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: a cross-sectional survey. [International Refereed Conference], American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC, USA , 10-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06.
Jackson A, Barlos P, Ferguson S, Harding V, Hettinga D, Hurley Osing D, Klaber Moffett J, Martin D, May S, Mercer C, Monteath J, Roberts L, Taylor N, Woby S; (2006) CSP clinical guidelines for the management of persistent low back pain: exercise therapy and manual therapy. [International Refereed Conference], European Region of WCPT invitational conference on clinical practice guidelines at the KNGF annual congress, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 10-NOV-06 - 11-NOV-06.
Fullen B, Bury G, Daly L, Doody C, Baxter GD, Hurley DA; (2006) Doctors' attitudes and beliefs to patients with chronic low back pain: A qualitative study. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Back Pain Research Annual General, Gisborough Hall, UK , 02-NOV-06 - 03-NOV-06.
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2006) The access trial: Randomised controlled trial of public hospital-based versus private community-based physiotherapy for patients with low back pain: Three month follow-up results. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Back Pain Research Annual General Meeting, Gisborough Hall, UK , 02-NOV-06 - 03-NOV-06.
Fullen B, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2006) Doctors attitudes and beliefs to patients with chronic low back pain ' a systematic review. [International Refereed Conference], European Federation of IC, Istanbul, Turkey , 13-SEP-06 - 16-SEP-06.
McVeigh JG, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Sim J, Baxter GD, Finch MB; (2006) Effectiveness of a combined pool-based exercise and education programme compared to usual care in fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomised controlled trial. [International Refereed Conference], European League Against Rheumatism (Eular) Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands , 21-JUN-06 - 24-JUN-06.
SN. Casserley-Feeney, G. Bury, L. Daly, DA. Hurley; (2006) Randomised Controlled Trial of Public Hospital-based versus Private Community-based Physiotherapy for Patients with Low Back Pain: Preliminary Results. [International Refereed Conference], Amsterdam International Forum VIII for Primary Care Research on Low-Back Pain, Amsterdam. The Netherlands , 08-JUN-06 - 10-JUN-06.
SN. Casserley-Feeney, F.Duffy, S. Roush, DA. Hurley; (2006) Patient Satisfaction with Private Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Amsterdam International Forum VIII for Primary Care Research on Low-Back Pain, Amsterdam. The Netherlands , 08-JUN-06 - 10-JUN-06.
DA. Hurley, L. Brady, E. Cahalane; (2006) Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain in Primary Care: A Comparison of Services in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Amsterdam International Forum VIII for Primary Care Research on Low-Back Pain, Amsterdam. The Netherlands , 08-JUN-06 - 10-JUN-06.
McVeigh JG, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Sim J, Baxter GD, Finch MB; (2006) A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a pool-based exercise and patient education programme plus usual medical care in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. [International Refereed Conference], British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Harrogate, UK , 01-APR-06.
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2005) Is physiotherapy management of LBP in the Republic of Ireland determined by the treatment setting? A retrospective survey. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Back Pain Research Annual General Meeting, Warwick University, UK , 10-NOV-05 - 11-NOV-05.
Byrne K, Doody C, Hurley DA. ; (2005) Exercise Therapy for Low Back Pain: An Exploratory Descriptive Survey of Current Physiotherapy Practice in the Republic of Ireland Acute Hospital Setting. [International Refereed Conference], 2nd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, Pain and Performance, Edinburgh, UK , 23-SEP-05 - 25-SEP-05.
Fullen B, Power C, Hurley DA; (2005) The need for a national strategy for pain management in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], 11th World Congress on Pain, Sydney, Australia , 21-AUG-05 - 26-AUG-05.
O'Connor R, Hurley DA. ; (2003) The effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions in the management of delayed-onset muscle soreness. 'a systematic review. [International Refereed Conference], The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK , 17-OCT-03 - 19-OCT-03.
McVeigh J, Finch M, Hurley DA, Basford J, Sim J, Baxter GD. ; (2005) Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period. [International Refereed Conference], European League Against Rheumatism (Eular) Conference, Vienna, Austria , 08-JUN-05 - 11-JUN-05.
Cassells M, Curley A, Hurley DA, Dowling F, Cooke G. ; (2004) Differences between patients with 'simple' back pain and nerve root pain presenting to a back triage clinic. [International Refereed Conference], Society for Back Pain Research Annual General Meeting,, Leicester, UK , 04-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04.
Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Moore AP, Dempster M, Baxter GD. ; (2003) Randomised controlled trial of interferential therapy and manipulative therapy for acute low back pain. [International Refereed Conference], 14th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Barcelona, Spain , 07-JUN-03 - 12-JUN-03.
McVeigh J, Millar A, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Baxter GD. ; (2003) Patients perception of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. [International Refereed Conference], 14th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Barcelona, Spain , 07-JUN-03 - 12-JUN-03.
Hurley DA, Maher T, Bury G, Tynan A. ; (2003) Economic analysis of primary care-based and hospital-based physiotherapy for low back pain: feasibility of a cost diary. [International Refereed Conference], Linkoping International Forum VI for Primary Care Research on Low-Back Pain, Linkoping, Sweden , 22-MAY-03 - 24-MAY-03.
Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Moore AP, Dempster M, Baxter GD. ; (2003) Randomised controlled trial of manipulative therapy and interferential therapy for acute LBP: differences in usage of spinal manipulation as a sole and combination treatment. [International Refereed Conference], Linkoping International Forum VI for Primary Care Research on Low-Back Pain, Sweden , 22-MAY-03 - 24-MAR-03.
Brady L, Hurley DA; (2007) Community physiotherapy in Northern Ireland; A survey of Current Practice. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Third Annual Scientific Meeting,, University of Ulster , 27-APR-07.
Ryan J, Hurley DA. ; (2007) The validity of accelerometers to measure free-living physical activity: A Systematic Review. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Third Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Ulster , 27-APR-07.
Fullen B, L. Daly, G. Bury, C. Doody, GD Baxter, B O'Donovan, DA Hurley; (2007) Doctors attitudes and beliefs to patients with low back pain: A Systematic Review. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Third Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Ulster , 27-APR-07.
BM. Fullen, GD Baxter, B O'Donovan, C. Doody, L. Daly, G. Bury, DA Hurley. ; (2007) The impact of education on doctors' attitudes and beliefs to the management of low back pain ' a systematic review. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Conference, Great Southern Hotel, Dublin Airport , 01-MAR-07 - 02-MAR-07.
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2006) The Access Trial: Randomised Controlled Trial of Public Hospital-based versus Private Community-based Physiotherapy for Patients with Low Back Pain: three month follow-up results. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 7th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital , 24-NOV-06.
Brady L, Hurley DA. ; (2006) Community physiotherapy in Northern Ireland: A survey of current practice. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Croke Park, Dublin , 10-NOV-06 - 11-NOV-06.
SN Casserley-Feeney, G Bury, L Daly, DA. Hurley. ; (2006) The Access Trial: Randomised Controlled Trial of Public Hospital-based versus Private Community-based Physiotherapy for Patients with Low Back Pain: Preliminary Results. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Croke Park, Dublin , 10-NOV-06 - 11-NOV-06.
D.A. Hurley. ; (2006) The research activity of members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists: Part I ' Quantitative Analysis of Research Participation. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06.
C. Doody, L. Brady, R Duff, D.A. Hurley. ; (2006) The research activity of members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists: Part II ' Qualitative Analysis of Development Needs. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-JUN-06.
SN.Casserley-Feeney, F. Duffy, SE. Rousch, DA. Hurley; (2006) Patient Satisfaction with Private Physiotherapy in Ireland- Feasibility Study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06.
G. O'Donoghue, D.A. Hurley. ; (2006) The Diagnostic Validity of a Senior Physiotherapist's Clinical Examination versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Meniscal and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-JUN-06.
Fitzpatrick M, Fitzgerald O, Staines A, Hurley DA; (2006) Exercise Activity in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Cross-Sectional Survey. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06.
McVeigh JG, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Sim J, Baxter GD, Finch MB; (2006) Effectiveness of a Combined Pool-Based Exercise and Education Programme compared to Usual Medical Care in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomised Controlled Trial. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Second Annual Scientific Meeting, UCD Health Sciences Centre, Dublin , 25-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06.
B. Fullen, T. Maher, G. Bury, A. Tynan, L.Daly, DA Hurley; (2006) Irish General Practitioners do not adhere to European Guidelines for Acute Low Back Pain ' a preliminary prospective study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Belfast , 03-MAR-06.
S.N. Casserley-Feeney, G. Bury, L. Daly, D. Hurley. ; (2006) Physiotherapy for low back pain in the Republic of Ireland: Differences between public and private sectors. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Belfast , 03-MAR-06.
Hurley DA; (2005) A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Research Activity of Members of the ISCP. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Ormond Hotel, Kilkenny , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05.
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Tynan A, Hurley DA; (2005) Treatment pathways and costs for acute low back pain in primary care: A preliminary study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Ormond Hotel, Kilkenny , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05.
Holland G, Hurley DA. ; (2005) A Survey of Manual Hyperinflation Techniques in Irish Hospitals. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Ormond Hotel, Kilkenny , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05.
O'Grady S, Hurley DA. ; (2005) Injuries in Senior Camogie Players in Ireland: A Cross-sectional Survey. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Ormond Hotel, Kilkenny , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05.
McNelis Y, Hurley DA. ; (2005) A Profile of Injuries in Professional Irish Dance. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Ormond Hotel, Kilkenny , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05.
Fitzpatrick M, Fitzgerald O, Hurley DA. ; (2005) A Survey of the Quality of Life of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Rheumatology Health Professionals Society 8th Annual Autumn Scientific Meeting, St James¿s Hospital, Dublin , 14-OCT-05.
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Tynan A, Hurley DA; (2005) The cost of low back pain in primary care ' a preliminary study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Inaugural Scientific Meeting, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Dublin , 27-MAY-05.
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2005) Physiotherapy Management of low back pain in public and private settings: a retrospective survey. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Inaugural Scientific Meeting, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Dublin , 27-MAY-05.
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2005) Treatment pathways for low back pain in primary care. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Inaugural Scientific Meeting, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Dublin , 27-MAY-05.
Hurley DA, Casserley-Feeney S, Maher, T, Bury, G, Tynan, A. ; (2004) Randomised Controlled Trial of Hospital-based and Primary-care based Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain: Pilot Study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference,, * , 05-NOV-04 - 06-NOV-04.
Moore F, Hurley DA. ; (2004) The Availability of Physiotherapy for General Practice Patients with Low Back Pain in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference,, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork , 05-NOV-04 - 06-NOV-04.
Cassells M, Curley A, Hurley DA, Dowling F, Cooke G. ; (2004) Differences between patients with 'simple' back pain and nerve root pain presenting to a back triage clinic. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference,, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork , 05-NOV-04 - 06-NOV-04.

Committees

Committee : Trial Steering Committee Study of Work & Pain (SWAP) Trial, Keele University Arthritis Research UK National Primary Care Centre
Committee : Programme Steering Committee,National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Spinal Pain Programme ¿ Keele University, UK
Committee : School Committees: Teaching and Learning, Postgraduate Affairs, Research and Innovation
Committee : School Management Team
Committee : University Postgraduate Programme Board
Committee : University Undergraduate Programme Board
Committee : Academic Council
Committee : College of Life Sciences Graduate School Board
Committee : College of Life Sciences Heads of Research and Innovation Committee
Committee : Postgraduate Committee School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
Committee : School Executive Committee
Committee : Workload Committee
Committee : Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society
Committee : HRB Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Services Research Committee
Committee : UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Back Pain Guideline Development Group
Committee : New Zealand Centre for Physiotherapy Research
Committee : UK Society for Back Pain Research
Committee : International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists
Committee : Research and Development Committee Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapists in Manipulative Therapy
Committee : Physical Therapy Reviews Journal
Committee : Postgraduate Open Day Committee
Committee : Primary Care R & D in Ireland Report
Committee : School Management Committee, School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science
Committee : Department of Health and Children Therapy Research Strategy Group

Employment

Employer: School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science (UCD)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Dean of Physiotherapy
Employer: School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science, University College Dublin (UCD)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Employer: School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science, UCD
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ulster
Position: Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Employer: School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster
Position: Lecturer in Rehabilitation Sciences
Employer: School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin
Position: Lecturer (visiting)
Employer: Private Practice - Canada, Australia and Ireland
Position: *
Employer: Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Position: Senior Physiotherapist (Outpatients)
Employer: Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Position: Basic Grade Physiotherapist
Employer: Manchester Royal Infirmary
Position: Basic Grade Physiotherapist

Education

Year 2001 Institution: University of Ulster
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: University of South Australia
Qualification: MApplSc Subject:
Year 1987 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BPhysio Subject:

Languages

German:
     

Other Activities

Associate Editor BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
External Examiner School of Health Sciences University of Birminghan - MSc Advanced Practice 01/01/2005 -
Royal Veterinary College, University College London External Examiner - MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy 01/01/2005-
PhD External Examiner University of Ulster 01/06/2006-
MSc Research External Examiner, University of Otago, New Zealand 01/06/2006 -
Manuscript Reviewer: British Medical Journal, Spine, The Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain, Manual Therapy, Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, BMC Health Services Research 01/01/2000 -
Grant Reviewer - UK Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Northern Ireland R & D Office, UK Department of Health Postdoc Awards, HRB EUFP6, FP7 01/01/1999 -
Abstract Reviewer - World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, Society for Back Pain Research 01/01/2000 -
Invited Advisor to two Post Doctoral Researchers - University of Ulster and University of Otago, New Zealand 01/09/2005-
Course Director MSc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy 01/07/2004 -30/9/2007

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Keogh A, Tully MA, Matthews J, Hurley DA. (2015) 'A review of behaviour change theories and techniques used in group based self-management programmes for chronic low back pain and arthritis'. Manual Therapy, . [DOI] [Details]
Milosavljevic S, Clay L, Bath B, Trask C, Penz E, Stewart S, Hendrick P, Baxter GD, Hurley DA, McDonough SM (2015) 'Walking away from back pain: one step at a time - a community-based randomised controlled trial'. BMC Public Health, 15 (1). [DOI] [Details]
Hurley DA, Tully MA, Lonsdale C, Boreham C, van Mechelen W, Daly L, Tynan A, McDonough SM (2015) 'Supervised Walking in comparison to Fitness Training for Chronic Back Pain in Physiotherapy: Results of the SWIFT Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial (ISRCTN17592092)'. Pain, 156 (1):131-147. [DOI] [Details]
Murray A, Hall A, Williams GC, McDonough SM, Ntoumanis N, Taylor IM, Jackson B, Matthews J, Hurley DA, Lonsdale C. (2014) 'The effect of a self-determination theory-based communication skills training program (CONNECT) on physiotherapists' behavior in clinical practice: A randomized trial with chronic low back pain patients'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, . [Details]
Laura Mackey, Deirdre A. Hurley (2014) 'A comparison of physiotherapy students' and recently graduated physiotherapists' attitudes and beliefs to patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) in Ireland - A pilot study'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 35 (2):101-109. [DOI] [Details]
Toomey E, Matthews J, Currie-Murphy L and Hurley DA (2015) 'The effectiveness of physiotherapist-delivered group education and exercise interventions to promote self-management for people with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain: A rapid review Part I'. Manual Therapy, 20 (2):265-286. [DOI] [Details]
Toomey E, Matthews J, Currie-Murphy L and Hurley DA (2015) 'Implementation fidelity of physiotherapist-delivered group education and exercise interventions to promote self-management in people with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain: A rapid review Part II'. Manual Therapy, 20 (2):287-294. [DOI] [Details]
Hall AM, Kamper SJ, Hernon M, Hughes K, Kelly G, Lonsdale C, Hurley DA, Ostelo R. (2015) 'Measurement tools for adherence to non-pharmacological self-management treatment for chronic musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96 (3):552-562. [DOI] [Details]
Boyd A, Bleakley C, Gill C, McDonough S, Hurley DA, Bell P, McVeigh J, Hannon-Fletcher M. (2013) 'Herbal medicinal products or preparations for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia'. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), . [Details]
Hendrick PA, Milosavljevic S, Hale L, Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Herbison P, Baxter GD (2013) 'Does a patient's physical activity predict recovery from an episode of acute low back pain? A prospective cohort study'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14 . [Details]
Eadie J, van de Water ATM, Lonsdale C, Tully MA, van Mechelen W, Boreham CAG, Daly L, McDonough SM, Hurley DA. (2013) 'Physiotherapy for sleep disturbance in people with chronic low back pain: results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94 (11):2083-2092. [Details]
Blake C, Cusack C, Doody C, Hurley-Osing D. ; (2007) 'Entry Level Physiotherapy Educational Systems in Ireland'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 (2):111-116. [Details]
Fullen, B., Maher, T., Bury, G., Daly, L. & Hurley, D.A.; (2005) 'Working Backs Programme'- Implementing evidence based management of low back pain in the workplace' (Abstract)'. European Journal of Public Health, 15 (Suppl 1):153-153. [Details]
Fullen B, Bury G, Daly L, Doody C, Baxter GD, Hurley DA. ; (2007) 'Doctors' attitudes and beliefs to patients with chronic low back pain: A qualitative study'. . [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2007) 'Is physiotherapy management of LBP in the Republic of Ireland determined by the treatment setting? A retrospective survey'. . [Details]
McDonough SM, Tully MA, Boyd A, O'Connor SR, Kerr DP, O'Neill SM, Delitto A, Bradbury I, Tudor-Locke C, Baxter DG, Hurley DA. (2013) 'Pedometer-driven walking for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 29 (11):972-981. [Details]
Lonsdale C, Hall AM, Williams GC, McDonough SM, Ntoumanis N, Murray A, Hurley DA (2012) 'Communication style and exercise compliance in physiotherapy (CONNECT): A cluster randomized controlled trial to test a theory-based intervention to increase chronic low back pain patients' adherence to physiotherapists' recommendations: Study rationale, design, and methods'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, (13). [Details]
Tumilty S, McDonough SM, Hurley DA, Baxter GD (2012) 'Clinical Effectiveness of Low Level Laser Therapy as an Adjunct to Eccentric Exercise for the Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (5):733-739. [Details]
Darlow B, Fullen BM, Dean S, Hurley DA, Baxter GD, Dowell A (2012) 'The association between health care professionbal attitudes and beliefs and the attitudes, beliefs, clinical management and outcomes of patients with low back pain: a systematic review'. European Journal of Pain, 16 (1):3-17. [Details]
Casserley-Feeney S, Daly L, Hurley DA. (2012) 'The Access Randomised Clinical Trial of Public versus Private Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain'. Spine, 37 (2):85-96. [Details]
Hunter RF, McDonough SM, Bradbury I, Liddle SD, Walsh DM, Dhamija S, Glasgow P, Gormley G, McCann SM, Park J, Hurley DA, Delitto A, Baxter GD (2012) 'Exercise and Auricular Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 28 (3):259-267. [Details]
Van de Water A, Eadie J, Hurley DA (2011) 'Investigation of sleep disturbance in chronic low back pain: an age- and gender matched case-control study over a 7-night period'. Manual Therapy, 16 (6):550-556. [Details]
Fullen B, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA (2011) 'General practitioners¿ attitudes and beliefs regarding the management of chronic low back pain in Ireland: A cross sectional national survey'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27 (6):542-549. [Details]
Hendrick P, Milosavljevic S, Hale L, Hurley DA, McDonough S, Ryan B, Baxter GD (2011) 'The relationship between physical activity and low back pain outcomes: a systematic review of observational studies'. European Spine Journal, 20 (3):464-474. [Details]
Tumilty S, Munn J, McDonough S, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Baxter GD; (2010) 'Low Level Laser Treatment of Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis'. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 28 (1):3-16. [Details]
Perry MA, Hendrick PA, Hale L, Baxter GD, Milosavljevic S, Dean SG, McDonough SM, Hurley DA, ; (2010) 'Utility of the RT3 triaxial accelerometer in free living: An investigation of adherence and data loss'. Applied ergonomics, 41 (3):469-476. [DOI] [Details]
Byrne M, Hurley DA, Daly L, Cunningham C. ; (2010) 'Health status of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy'. Child Care Health and Development, 36 (5):696-702. [Details]
van de Water ATM, Holmes A, Hurley DA; (2010) 'Objective measurements of sleep for non-laboratory settings as alternatives to polysomnography - a systematic review'. Journal of Sleep Research, . [Details]
McDonough SM, Tully MA, O'Connor SR, Boyd A, Kerr DP, O'Neill SM, Delitto A, Bradbury I, Tudor-Locke C, Baxter GD, Hurley DA; (2010) 'The Back 2 Activity Trial: education and advice versus education and advice plus a structured walking programme for chronic low back pain'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11 . [Details]
Hurley DA, Eadie J, O'Donoghue G et al; (2010) 'Physiotherapy for sleep disturbance in chronic low back pain: a feasibility randomised controlled trial'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11 . [Details]
Hurley DA, O'Donoghue G, Tully MA, Klaber Moffett J, van Mechelen W, Daly L, Boreham CA, McDonough SM. ; (2009) 'A walking programme and a supervised exercise class versus usual physiotherapy for chronic low back pain: a single-blinded randomised controlled trial. (The Supervised Walking In comparison to Fitness Training for Back Pain (SWIFT) Trial)'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10 (1). [Details]
Fullen BM, Baxter GD, O'Donovan BG, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2009) 'Factors impacting on doctors' management of acute low back pain: a systematic review'. Eur J Pain, 13 (9):908-914. [DOI] [Details]
Hendrick P, Milosavljevic S, Bell ML, Hale L, Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Melloh M, Baxter DG; (2009) 'Does physical activity change predict functional recovery in low back pain? Protocol for a prospective cohort study'. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 10 (1). [DOI] [Details]
O'Donoghue GM, Fox N, Heneghan C, Hurley DA; (2009) 'Objective and subjective assessment of sleep in chronic low back pain patients compared with healthy age and gender matched controls: a pilot study'. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 10 . [DOI] [Details]
Tumilty S, Munn J, Abbott H, McDonough S, Hurley DA, Baxter D. ; (2008) 'Laser therapy in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy: a pilot study'. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 26 (1):25-30. [Details]
Hettinga DM, Hurley DA, Jackson A, May S, Mercer C, Roberts L. ; (2008) 'Systematic review and synthesis of higher quality evidence on the effectiveness of mobilisation, manipulation and massage for low back pain of at least six weeks duration'. Physiotherapy, 94 :97-104. [Details]
Hurley DA, Fullen BM, Baxter GD, O'Donovan BG, Doody C, Daly L, ; (2008) 'Doctors' attitudes and beliefs regarding acute low back pain management: A systematic review'. Pain, 3 (NA):388-396. [DOI] [Details]
McDonough SM, Liddle SD, Hunter R, Walsh DM, Glasgow P, Gormley G, Hurley D, Delitto A, Park J, Bradbury I, Baxter GD,; (2008) 'Exercise and manual auricular acupuncture: a pilot assessor-blind randomised controlled trial. (The acupuncture and personalised exercise programme (APEP) trial)'. BMC MUSCULOSKEL DIS, 9 (31). [DOI] [Details]
Fullen BM, Doody C, Daly LE, O'Donovan BG, Baxter G, Hurley DA; (2008) 'Chronic low back pain: non-clinical factors impacting on management by Irish doctors'. Irish journal of medical science, 177 (3):257-263. [DOI] [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Phelan M, Duffy F, Roush S, Cairns MC, Hurley DA; (2008) 'Patient satisfaction with private physiotherapy for musculoskeletal pain'. BMC MUSCULOSKEL DIS, 9 (50). [DOI] [Details]
Blake C, Cusack T, Doody C, Hurley DA; (2007) 'Entry level physiotherapy educational systems in Ireland'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 :111-116. [Details]
Fullen BM, Maher T, Bury G, Tynan A, Daly LE, Hurley DA; (2007) 'Adherence of Irish general practitioners to European guidelines for acute low back pain: a prospective pilot study'. Eur J Pain, 11 (6):614-623. [DOI] [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2007) 'Physiotherapy for low back pain: Differences between public and private healthcare sectors in Ireland-A retrospective survey'. Manual therapy, . [DOI] [Details]
O'Donoghue G, Hurley DA. ; (2007) 'The Diagnostic Validity of a Physiotherapist's Clinical Examination versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Meniscal Tears'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 28 (1):9-14. [Details]
Blake C, Cusack T, Doody C, Hurley-Osing D ; (2007) 'Entry-level physiotherapy educational systems in Ireland'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 :113-116. [Details]
McVeigh J, Finch MB, Hurley D, Basford JR, Sim J, Baxter GD. ; (2007) 'Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period'. Rheumatology International, 27 (11):1011-1018. [Details]
Brady L, Hurley DA; (2007) 'Community Physiotherapy in Northern Ireland-A Cross-Sectional Survey of Current Practice'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 28 (2):21-28. [Details]
O'Keeffe D, Fullen B, Hurley DA, Power C, Canavan D, ; (2006) 'The need for a national strategy for chronic pain management in Ireland'. Irish journal of medical science, 175 (2):68-73. [Details]
Byrne K, Doody C, Hurley DA; (2006) 'Exercise therapy for low back pain: a small-scale exploratory survey of current physiotherapy practice in the Republic of Ireland acute hospital setting'. Manual therapy, 11 (4):272-278. [DOI] [Details]
Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Baxter GD, Dempster M, Moore AP. ; (2005) 'A descriptive study of the usage of spinal manipulative therapy techniques within a randomized clinical trial in acute low back pain'. Manual Therapy, 10 (1):61-67. [Details]
Hurley DA, Meldrum D. ; (2004) 'The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Members Database: An Analysis of Postgraduate Details'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 25 (1):21-25. [Details]
Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Dempster M, Moore AP, Baxter GD; (2004) 'A randomized clinical trial of manipulative therapy and interferential therapy for acute low back pain'. Spine, 29 (20):2207-2216. [Details]
O'Connor R, Hurley DA. ; (2003) 'The effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions in the management of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 8 :177-195. [Details]
McVeigh J, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Sim J, Finch M. ; (2003) 'The pathogenesis of fibromyalgia syndrome: an update'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 8 :211-216. [Details]
McVeigh J, Millar A, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Baxter GD. ; (2003) 'Patient's perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey'. Musculoskeletal Care, 1 (2):98-107. [Details]
McVeigh J, Archer S, Hurley DA, Baxter GD, Basford J. ; (2003) 'Physiotherapy management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a survey of current practice in Northern Ireland'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11 :71-78. [Details]
Hurley D. ; (2001) 'Massage is better than acupuncture (and in the short term better than self-care) in reducing pain and disability in patients with chronic low back pain. Invited Critical Appraisal'. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 47 (4). [Details]
Hurley DA, Dusoir TE, McDonough SM, Moore AP, Baxter GD; (2001) 'How effective is the acute low back pain screening questionnaire for predicting 1-year follow-up in patients with low back pain?'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 17 (3):256-263. [Details]
Hurley DA, Minder PM, McDonough SM, Walsh DM, Moore AP, Baxter GD; (2001) 'Interferential therapy electrode placement technique in acute low back pain: a preliminary investigation'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82 (4):485-493. [Details]
Hurley DA, Dusoir TE, McDonough SM, Moore AP, Linton SJ, Baxter GD; (2000) 'Biopsychosocial screening questionnaire for patients with low back pain: preliminary report of utility in physiotherapy practice in Northern Ireland'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 16 (3):214-228. [Details]
Hurley DA, Baxter GD, McDonough SM. ; (1998) 'Randomised controlled trial of spinal manipulation and electrotherapy in the physiotherapy management of acute low back pain: a pilot study'. Kinesitherapie Scientifique, 383 :49-50. [Details]

Other Journals

McVeigh, J.G., Hurley, D.A., Basford, J.R., Sim, J., Baxter, G.D., Finch, M.B.; (2006) 'Effectiveness of a combined pool-based exercise and education programme compared to usual care in fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomised controlled trial. (Abstract)' Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 65 (Suppl II) :557-557. [Details]
Doody, C., Brady, L., Duff, R. & Hurley, D.A.; (2006) 'The Research Activity of Members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists: Qualitative Analysis of Developmental Needs (Abstract)' Physical Therapy Reviews [Abstract] 11 . [Details]
Hurley, D.A., McDonough, S.M., Dempster, M., Moore, A.P. & Baxter, G.D.; (2005) 'A Descriptive Study of the Usage of Spinal Manipulative Therapy Techniques within a Randomised Clinical Trial in Acute Low Back Pain' Manual Therapy PMID 15681270 (1.767) 10 (1) :61-67. [Details]
Cassells, M., Curley, A., Hurley, D.A., Dowling, F., Cooke, G.; (2005) 'Differences between patients with 'simple' back pain and nerve root pain presenting to a back triage clinic. (Abstract)' Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 87-B (Suppl II) :210-211. [Details]
Byrne, K., Doody, C., Hurley, D.A.; (2005) 'Exercise Therapy for Low Back Pain: A Descriptive Survey of Current Practice by Chartered Physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland. (Epub.)' Manual Therapy . [Details]
Casserley-Feeney, S.N., Bury, G., Daly, L. & Hurley, D.A.; (2005) 'Physiotherapy Management of low back pain in public and private settings: a retrospective survey. (Abstract)' Physical Therapy Reviews (10) :183-183. [Details]
Hurley, D.A., Maher, T., Bury, G. & Tynan, A.; (2005) 'Randomised controlled trial of hospital-based and primary-care based physiotherapy for low back pain: pilot study. (Abstract)' Physiotherapy Ireland 26 (1) :28-28. [Details]
McVeigh, J., Finch, M., Hurley, D.A., Basford, J., Sim, J. & Baxter, G.D.; (2005) 'Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period. (Abstract)' Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 64 (Suppl III) :588-588. [Details]
Moore, F. & Hurley, D.A.; (2005) 'The availability of physiotherapy for general practice patients with low back pain in Ireland. (Abstract)' Physiotherapy Ireland 26 (1) :27-27. [Details]
Fullen, B., Maher, T., Bury, G., Daly, L., Tynan, A. & Hurley, D.A.; (2005) 'The cost of low back pain in primary care ' a preliminary study. (Abstract)' Physical Therapy Reviews (10) :181-182. [Details]
Fullen, B., Maher, T., Bury, G., Daly, L. & Hurley, D.A.; (2005) 'Treatment pathways for low back pain in primary care. (Abstract)' Physical Therapy Reviews (10) :182-182. [Details]
Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Dempster M, Moore AP, Baxter GD; (2004) 'Randomised clinical trial of manipulative therapy and interferential therapy for acute low back pain' Spine 29 (20) :2207-2216. [Details]
Hurley-Osing DA; (2004) 'Editorial. Physiotherapy Ireland' Physiotherapy Ireland 25 (1) . [Details]
Hurley DA, Meldrum D.; (2004) 'The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Members Database: An Analysis of Postgraduate Details' Physiotherapy Ireland 25 (1) :21-25. [Details]
Hurley-Osing DA; (2003) 'Editorial. Physiotherapy Ireland' Physiotherapy Ireland 24 (1) . [Details]
Hurley-Osing DA; (2002) 'Editorial. Physiotherapy Ireland' Physiotherapy Ireland 23 (2) . [Details]

Conference Publications

Fullen B, Baxter GD, Doody C, Daly LE, Hurley-Osing D (2011) General Practitioners attitudes and beliefs regarding the management of low back pain: A cross sectional national survey World Confederation for Physical Therapy 16th International Congress Amsterdam, Netherlands, , 20-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]

Published Reports

(2011) Moving to a Better Nights Sleep with Back Pain, A Picture of Health, HRB report 2011. Health Research Board, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Hurley DA; (2009) Spotlight on low back pain - A Picture of Health, HRB report 2009. Health Research Board, Dublin. [Details]
           

Reports

Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2006) Is physiotherapy management of LBP in the Republic of Ireland determined by the treatment setting? A retrospective survey. Reports [Details]
       

Abstract

Brady L, Hurley DA. ; (2007) Community physiotherapy in Northern Ireland; A survey of Current Practice. Abstract [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2007) The access trial: Randomised controlled trial of public hospital-based versus private community-based physiotherapy for patients with low back pain: Three month follow-up results. Abstract [Details]
Brady L, Hurley DA. ; (2007) Community physiotherapy in Northern Ireland: A survey of current practice. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, L. Daly, G. Bury, C. Doody, GD Baxter, B O'Donovan, DA Hurley; (2007) Doctors attitudes and beliefs to patients with low back pain: A Systematic Review. Abstract [Details]
Ryan J, Hurley DA. ; (2007) The validity of accelerometers to measure free-living physical activity: A Systematic Review. Abstract [Details]
Fitzpatrick M, Fitzgerald O, Staines A, Hurley DA; (2006) Exercise Activity in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Abstract [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Duffy F, Roush SE, Hurley DA. ; (2006) Patient Satisfaction with Private Physiotherapy in Ireland- Feasibility Study. Abstract [Details]
Fitzpatrick M, Fitzgerald O, Staines A, Hurley DA; (2006) Exercise activity in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A cross-sectional survey. Abstract [Details]
G. O'Donoghue, D.A. Hurley. ; (2006) The Diagnostic Validity of a Senior Physiotherapist's Clinical Examination versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Meniscal and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Abstract [Details]
Moore F, Hurley DA; (2005) availability of physiotherapy for general practice patients with low back pain in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
McVeigh J, Finch M, Hurley DA, Basford J, Sim J, Baxter GD; (2005) Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period. Abstract [Details]
Hurley DA, Maher T, Bury G, Tynan A; (2005) Randomised controlled trial of hospital-based and primary-care based physiotherapy for low back pain: pilot study. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, Power C, Hurley DA; (2005) The need for a National Strategy for pain management in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2005) Treatment pathways for low back pain in primary care. Abstract [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2005) Physiotherapy Management of low back pain in public and private settings: a retrospective survey. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Tynan A, Hurley DA; (2005) The cost of low back pain in primary care ' a preliminary study. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, Power C, Hurley DA. ; (2005) The need for a National Strategy for pain management in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
Casserley-Feeney SN, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA; (2005) Physiotherapy Management of low back pain in public and private settings: a retrospective survey. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Hurley DA. ; (2005) Treatment pathways for low back pain in primary care. Abstract [Details]
Fullen B, Maher T, Bury G, Daly L, Tynan A, Hurley DA. ; (2005) The cost of low back pain in primary care ' a preliminary study. Abstract [Details]
McVeigh J, Finch M, Hurley DA, Basford J, Sim J, Baxter GD. ; (2005) Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period. Abstract [Details]
Cassells M, Curley A, Hurley DA, Dowling F, Cooke G. ; (2005) Differences between patients with 'simple' back pain and nerve root pain presenting to a back triage clinic. Abstract [Details]
Moore F, Hurley DA. ; (2005) The availability of physiotherapy for general practice patients with low back pain in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
Hurley DA, Maher T, Bury G, Tynan A. ; (2005) Randomised controlled trial of hospital-based and primary-care based physiotherapy for low back pain: pilot study. Abstract [Details]
Hurley-Osing DA; (2004) Editorial. Physiotherapy Ireland. Abstract [Details]
DA Hurley, SM McDonough, AP Moore, M Dempster, GD Baxter; (2003) Randomised controlled trial of interferential therapy and manipulative therapy for acute low back pain. Abstract [Details]
                                                     

Review Articles

Boyd A, Bleakley C, Gill C, McDonough S, Hurley DA, Bell P, McVeigh J, Hannon-Fletcher M. (2013) Herbal medicinal products or preparations for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Review Articles [Details]
     

Letters

Connell A, Guidon M, Hurley-Osing D, Hussey J. (2012) Letter to the Editor, Irish Times 'Training of Physiotherapists'. Letters [Details]

Research

Research Interests

 

Research Areas

Low back pain, osteoarthritis and chronic musculoskeletal conditions:

Randomised controlled trials of the clinical and cost effectiveness of Physiotherapy management approaches including education and communication strategies, self management, exercise and physical activity interventions including group-based exercise and walking programmes.

Behaviour change theory in the design and evaluation of complex interventions.

Patient adherence to Physiotherapy, factors influencing it and measurement tools.

Sleep disturbance in low back pain, measurement and effectiveness of physiotherapy.

Health services research in Ireland's health care settings, primary and secondary public health care and private practice.
 
Knowledge translation into clinical practice. 

Physiotherapist practitioner attitudes, professional behaviour and adherence to treatment pathways in patient management.

Research priorities for the therapy professions in Ireland and Northern Ireland in conjunction with Professor Suzanne McDonough, University of Ulster (PI).

Cochrane Systematic Review in conjunction with Dr Adele Boyd, University of Ulster (PI).

 Effectiveness of electrophysical agents for musculoskeletal conditions.
 
 




Research Projects

Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Structured Population and Health Services Research Education Programme (SPHeRE)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Self Management for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Primary Care using the MRC Guidance for Evaluation of Complex Interventions¿.
Start Date / End Date : 03-JAN-13 / 31-MAR-17
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Testing a Theory-based Intervention Designed to Increase Chronic Low Pain Patients Adherence to Physiotherapists¿ Recommendations: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-12 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Testing a Theory-based Intervention Designed to Increase Chronic Low Back Pain Patients' Adherence to Physiotherapists' Recommendations: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-12
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Beaumont Hospital - Gastrointestinal Research Account
Biancamed
Title : The effectiveness of a walking programme and supervised exercise programme on sleep disturbance in chronic low back pain:single blind feasibility randomised controlled trial
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-08 / 31-MAY-10
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : A single-blinded randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a walking programme and a supervised general exercise programme versus actual physiotherapy for chronic low back pain (CLBL)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-08 / 31-AUG-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : An investigation of the utility, validity and reliability of three motion sensors as objective measures of sleep patterns in healthy adults and chronic low back pain patients over a 7 night period
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-08
Sponsor : Research and Development Office, Northern Ireland
Title : Exercise and auricular electroacupuncture: a subject- and assossor- blind feasibility randomised controlled trail of the effectiveness
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-08
Sponsor : UCD School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
Title : Reliability and utility of accelerometers in measurement of free-living physical activity: obesity and low back pain
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : A Survey of the Quality of Life and Exercise Compliance of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-03 / 30-SEP-04
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Irish medical practitioners attitudes and beliefs to chronic low back pain
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-05 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Randomised Controlled Trial of Hospital based versus community based physiotherapy for patients with low back pain! Clinical outcomes and economic analysis
Start Date / End Date : 15-JAN-04 / 14-JAN-07
Sponsor : Dept. of Health & Children
Title : Randomised Controlled Trial of Hospital Based and Community Based Physiotherapy for General Practice Patients with Low Back Pain
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-03 / 30-JUN-05
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : The reliability and utility of accelerometers in the measurement of free-living physical activity in low back pain patients
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The reliabilitity and utility of accelerometers in the measurement and performance of free living-physical activity
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-07

Recent Postgraduates

PhD Completed

Dr Joe McVeigh University of Ulster June 2007

Dr Sarah Casserley-Feeney University College Dublin April 2008

Dr Brona Fullen University College Dublin April 2008

Dr Meredith Perry University of Otago 2011

Dr Paul Hendrick University of Otago 2011

Dr Steve Tumilty University of Otago 2010

MSc Research Completed

Aileen Murray 2012

Ruth Mills 2011

Alison Holmes 2010

Alexander van de Vater (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) 2008

Martina Fitzpatrick 2006

Lisa Brady 2008

Eimear O'Brien 2008

Sarianne Farrell 2009

Marie Byrne 2007

MSc Taught Completed

Eimear Cassidy

Grainne O'Donoghue

Deirdre Twomey

Caroline Treanor

Martin Phelan (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Current Postgraduate Students

Marian Hernon, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Alison Keogh, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   PHTY20070     Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal I
201400   PHTY40790     Physiotherapy: Physio Practice III
201400   PHTY30380     Physiotherapy: Physio Clinical Ed 1 BPlus
201400   PHTY30390     Physiotherapy: Physio Clinical Ed 2 B Plus
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr Suzanne Guerin, UCD School of Psychology

Dr James Matthews, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science

Professor Colin Boreham, UCD Institute for Sport and Health

Professor Leslie Daly, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science

CSTAR, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science

Professor Gerard Bury, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin

Professor Oliver Fitzgerald, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin and St Vincent¿s University Hospital

External Collaborators

Professor Suzanne McDonough, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Dr Adele Boyd, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Dr Mark Tully, Queens University, Northern Ireland

Dr Nikos Ntoumanis, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Willem van Mechelen, EMGO Institute and VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Professor Geoffrey Williams, University of Rochester, USA

Dr Chris Lonsdale, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Dr Amanda Hall,  George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, UK
 
Professor Nicola Walsh, University of the West of England, UK 

Professor David Baxter, University of Otago, New Zealand

Professsor Dan Cherkin, University of Washington, USA

Professor Tamar Pincus, University of London, UK.

Professor Chris Maher, George Institute, University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr Steve Kamper, George Institute, University of Sydney, Australia

Mr Alexander Van de Water, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.



Physiotherapy Departments

Hospitals: Beaumont Hospital, Mater Misericordiae, Connolly Hospital, AMNCH, St Vincents University Hospital Dublin; Sligo General Hospital.

All Dublin and North Wicklow and Kildare PCCC centres.