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Dearbhla Burke
Year of PhD: 2014-2017
Supervisor(s): Dr Brona Fullen, Dr Olive Lennon
Title of PhD: Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Grace MacLellan
Year of MSc: 2017
Supervisor(s): Brona Fullen, Catherine Blake
Title of MSc: Musculoskeletal pain and health literacy profiles of obese patients attending the national weight management service of Ireland

Orla Flynn
PhD Researcher, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer
Year of PhD: 2019-2023 (Year 4)
Supervisor(s): Catherine Blake, Brona Fullen
Title of PhD: Migraine in University Students

Mary E. Davis
Year of PhD: 2019-2022 (Year 3)
Supervisor(s): Grainne O’Donoghue, Catherine Blake (second
Title of PhD Investigating different exercise prescriptions for improving cardiorespiratory fitness, anthropometry, strength and self-reported outcomes in women living with obesity

Orla Deegan
Year of PhD Jan 2020- June 2023
Supervisor(s) Catherine Doody, Brona Fullen
Title of PhD: The MOVE-Online Trial- An investigation of a combined Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Exercise pain management programme, delivered live online for adults with chronic pain.

Louise Carroll
Senior Physiotherapist specialising in Pelvic Health & Continence in Tipperary University Hospital
Year of PhD: 2020-2024 (part-time)
Supervisor(s): Brona Fullen, Catherine Doody
Title of PhD: Women's Pelvic Health: Biopsychosocial contributors to pelvic organ prolapse

Ms. Natasha Hinwood
Year of PhD – 2022-2026 (Year 1)
Supervisor(s) Dr. Keith Smart, Dr. Catherine Doody
Title of PhD: Multidimensional pain profiling in people living with obesity and attending weight management services: a longitudinal cohort study.

Helen Schwerdt
Duration: 2023-2027 (part-time)
Primary Supervisor: Dr Keith Smart
PhD programme theme: Pain in children.

Marie Kelly
Duration: 2020-2024 (part-time)
Supervisors: Dr Joseph G. McVeigh, Dr Brona Fullen, Prof Denis Martin & Prof Colin Bradley
Title of PhD eHealth Interventions to Support Self-Management in those with Musculoskeletal Disorders: ‘eHealth: It’s TIME’:

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