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REGISTER OF RESEARCH IN PROGRESS AT NRH

  • To Assess the New Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC), identifying its benefits in assessing patients’ levels of response, contributing to diagnosis and treatment planning as well as monitoring change in disorder of consciousness (DOC) patients

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Rebecca O’Connor, Senior Music Therapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Dee Grey, Music Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed June 2016
  • Factors influencing the Quality of Life of caregivers (spouses and partners) of individuals with an acquired brain injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Louise Peoples, School of Psychology, TCD.
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, NRH.
    Dr. Kevin Tierney, Director of Clinical Psychology Programme, Trinity College, Dublin.
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2014
  • An Exploration of the ways in which individuals reconstruct their sense of self following acquired brain injury: a comparative study of individuals with Acquired Brain Injury and Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aisling Lennon
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr Aine Carroll, Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Dr Simone Carton, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2012
  • Exploring factors related to return to work after stroke

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Frances Horgan, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, RCSI

    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy and Dr. Jacinta Morgan - Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Rose Galvin, Mr. Colm Brannigan and Ms. Mary Walsh - School of Physiotherapy and HRB Primary Care Research Centre
    Research Duration:
    Completed January 2016
  • Profile of a dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation service

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Donncha Lane, Physiotherapist, National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH)
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed June 2016
  • Body representation in stroke survivors with Apraxia

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Donncha Lane, Physiotherapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed April 2015
  • Exploring Smart-technology Use and Psychosocial Well-being within a Spinal Cord Injured Populations

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Louise Cleary, MS.C. Research Student, Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Andrew Errity, PhD, Research Supervisor & Lecturer, (IADT).
    Ms. Cliona Flood, MSc, Research Supervisor & Lecturer, (IADT).
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2016
  • Neuropsychological Functioning and Prosthetic Rehabilitation Outcomes

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Richard Lombard-Vance, PhD Researcher, DCU.
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Robert Coen, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, SJH
    Dr. Deirdre Desmond
    Research Duration:
    Completed November 2016
  • Experiences of siblings of young people with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative exploration.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Claire Keogh, Postgraduate Student, Clinical Psychology
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Sarah O’Doherty, Psychologist NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed May 2017
  • Preparing persons living with a stroke and their carers in the self-management of a non-functional upper limb: A survey of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms Fiona Haughey, Senior Occupational Therapist - Brain Injury, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr Fiona McLeod, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth
    Research Duration:
    Completed May 2017
  • Preparing persons living with a stroke and their carers in self-management of a non-functional upper limb: a survey of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Fiona Haughey, Senior Occupational Therapist, Brian Injury, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Fiona Mc Leod, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth
    Research Duration:
    Completed May 2017
  • Do Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Survivors who return to living report a change in their living behaviour in comparison to their Pre-Injury Driving Performance.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aisling Weyham, Senior Occupational Therapist, NRH.
    Tadgh Stapleton, TDC
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH

    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Fiona Mc Leod, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth
    Research Duration:
    Completed July 2017
  • Cognitive impairments in traumatic brain injury novel biomarkers for new treatments.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Paul Dockree, Institute of Neuroscience, TCD.
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2017
  • Self-Management Training: A Controlled Investigation of its Effectiveness in Improving Coping Skills, Mood and Quality of Life with Patients with Acquired Physical Disability.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Deirdre Desmond, NUI Maynooth.
    Dr Simone Carton, Head of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Prof Stephen Wegener, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine USA
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Research Duration:
    Completed February 2018
  • An exploration into the Lived Experiences of Informal Care-givers of people with Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness – A perspective on occupational participation and role change of informal caregivers and their perceptions of the care needs of their loved ones’

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Alison McCann, Senior occupational Therapist,NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Tadhg Stapleton, Assistant professor in Occupational Therapy, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed July 2018
  • Counterfactual thinking and moral judgement following Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Hannah Gallivan, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, Head of Neuropsychology, NRH
    Dr. Ruth Byrne, Prof of Cognitive Science, TCD
    Dr. Paul Dockree. Assistant Prof, School of Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2018
  • The impact of a cognitive Behavioural pain management Programme (PMP) on patients with spinal cord injuries- A pilot study.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Dearbhla Burke, University College Dublin
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2018
  • Evaluating the revised Hierarchy of Behaviours in the WHIM-II: A Pilot Study.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Nicola Lynch
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2018
  • The Experience of living with Cauda Equina Syndrome.

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Katie Farrant, Trinity College Dublin
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Dr. Maeve Nolan, Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    September 2018
  • The Impact of a Structured Educational Program on the Knowledge of Secondary Stroke Prevention Strategies: Preliminary Study

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Ijeoma Tonia Obi, Registrar Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Research Duration:
    Completed November 2018
  • Exploring Client Perceived facilitators and barriers in Brain Injury in a Rehabilitative Training Context

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Jennifer Fennell, Counselling Psychologist in Training, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Paul Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Maureen Gallagher, Counselling Psychologist, NRH
    Prof. Barbara Hannigan, Counselling Psychologist, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed February 2019
  • Survey of current clinical practice of non-pharmacological management of phantom limb pain among the occupational and physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Geoffrey Yu, Physiotherapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacqui Stow, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Sarah Day, University of Strathclyde
    Research Duration:
    February 2019
  • The lived experience of women with lower limb amputations and their experience of body image, sexual functioning and well-being

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Yasmin Ward Khan, NCHD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacqui Stow, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed April 2019
  • An epidemiological Study of non-traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Rehabilitation Consultant, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed April 2019
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland service planning for changing epidemiology

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed April 2019
  • A survey of knowledge of and attitudes towards stem cell research among Irish health care professionals and people with spinal cord injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2019
  • Family Meetings- An exploration of patient, family member and staff experiences

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Anne O’Loughlin, Senior Medical Social Worker, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Paul Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Sarah Donnelly, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed November 2019
  • An exploration of the sensitivity of the 10-item eating assessment tool (EAT-10) at identifying risk of dysphagia in acute traumatic Cervical Spinal Injury: a feasibility study

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Mary Crowe, Senior Physiotherapist. NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed November 2019
  • Ultrasonography and bladder volume accuracy – A comparative study using two portable bladder scanners and a 3D ultrasound system

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Rosie Conlon, Clinical Specialist Ultrasonographer, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Brian McGlone, Consultant Radiologist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed November 2019
  • National Drug-Related Deaths Index

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Ena Lynn, Research Officer, Health Research Board.
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Suzi Lyons, Senior Research Officer, Health Research Board
    Research Duration:
    Commenced July 2007
  • Psychological follow up of adults with acquired brain injury following neurorehabilitation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH.
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced July 2012
  • Investigating Brain-Computer Interface Technology for Assessment of Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness and as an alternative communication channel for the physically impaired

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Professor Damien Coyle
    Principal Investigator:
    Prof. Aine Carroll, NRH
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced February 2016
  • Validating the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) against the best practice external reference standard

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Rebecca O’Connor, Music Therapist NRH,
    Ms. Dee Gray, Music Therapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced June 2016
  • Post traumatic growth and coping following amputation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aisling Warren
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacqui Stow, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Dr. David Hevey, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Commenced September 2017
  • Investigating naming difficulties in traumatic brain injuries

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aoife Henn, Speech and Language Therapy Manager, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Raymond Carson, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced September 2017
  • Investigating the impact of Neurologic Music Therapy sensorimotor techniques on physical rehabilitation and mood for adult and paediatric patients who have had an acquired brain injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Rebecca O’Connor, Music Therapist, NRH
    Mr. Shane Cassidy
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced April 2018
  • Coma Recovery Scale-revised: A comparison of diagnosis of awareness between trained assessors and untrained assessors of individuals with disorders of consciousness

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Alison McCann, Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Prof. Mark Delargy, Clinical Director, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Fiona Haughey, Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced April 2018
  • Qualitative Descriptive Study on Patients' Experience of Neuropathic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury in Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Sunita Maharjan
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Eimear Smith Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced February 2019
  • Are Walking Outcomes Maintained after Discharge from a Prosthetic Rehabilitation Unit?

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Kate Curtin, Senior Physiotherapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacqui Stow, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Ailish Malone and Dr. Mary Walsh, RCSI
    Research Duration:
    Commenced July 2019
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation in Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Prof. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Prof. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Prof. Teresa Burke DCU
    Dr. Catherine Corrigan DCU
    Dr. Niall Pender Beaumont
    Dr. Conor Deasy CUH
    Dr. Gerry Lane Letterkenny UH
    Dr. Brian Waldron ABI Ireland
    Sonya Gallagher Headway Dublin
    Prof. Anthony Staines, DCU
    Research Duration:
    Commenced July 2019
  • Exploring the black box of interdisciplinary (IDT) working in a NRH during a transition to a new hospital facility

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr Kinley Roberts, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Prof Áine Carroll, Prof Integrated Care / Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms Clare Hudson, NRH
    Ms Catherine Cornall, NRH
    Ms Teresa White, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Commenced September 2019
  • Becoming a wheelchair user - exploring the experiences of adults with spinal cord injury as they adjust to wheelchair use

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr John Lynch, Senior Physiotherapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr Éimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Cara McDonagh, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Dr. Rosemary Gowran, University of Limerick
    Research Duration:
    Commenced September 2019
  • Exploring children’s experiences of living with a parent with an acquired Spinal Cord Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Emma Brennan, TCD Student
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr Éimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr Maeve Nolan, NRH
    Dr Claire Keogh, NRH
    Dr. Lorraine Swords, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Commenced November 2019
  • Information needs of spinal cord injured patients & their family members before admission to Rehabilitation Hospital

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Clodagh Cogley, UCD Student
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr Éimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr Maeve Nolan, NRH
    Dr Paul D’Alton, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Commenced November 2019
  • PROMPT: Ethical Decision-Making tool for Pandemics

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Prof Áine Carroll, Professor of Healthcare Integration and Improvement / Consultant NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Prof Áine Carroll
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr Maeve Nolan, NRH
    Dr Cliona McGovern, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Commenced June 2020
  • A Service Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of an Education Group in an Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Orla McEvoy, Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Ian Callanan, Group Clinical Audit Co-ordinator, St. Vincents University Hospital
    Ms. Orla McEvoy, Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2013
  • Do Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Survivors who return to Driving report a change in their driving behaviour in comparison to their Pre-Injury Driving Performance

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aisling Weyham, Senior Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Aisling Weyham, Senior Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    March 2013 - Ongoing
  • An Investigation of Attachment Style and Posttraumatic growth in a Sample of Adults with an Acquired Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Ciarán Wynne, Psychologist in Clinical Training, University of Limerick
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Ciarán Wynne, Psychologist in Clinical Training, University of Limerick
    Dr. Donal Fortune, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, ABI Ireland
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2014
  • The Exploration of Women’s Experience of Learning Self Intermittent Catheterisation following Spinal Cord Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Tincy Abraham, Staff Nurse, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Éimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2013
  • Psychological Follow-Up of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury following Neurorehabilitation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Drs. Mark Delargy and Jacinta McElligott, Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Dr. Simone Carton, Principal Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Dr. Andrea Higgins, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed July 2012
  • Neuropsychological Functioning and Prosthetic Rehabilitation Outcomes

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Richard Lombard-Vance, PhD Researcher, DCU
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Richard Lombard-Vance, PhD Researcher, DCU
    Dr. Pamela Gallagher, Senior Lecturer, DCU
    Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Dr. Deirdre Desmond, Lecturer, NUI, Maynooth
    Dr. Robert Coen, Senior Neuropsychologist, Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing, St. James’s Hospital
    Research Duration:
    January 2012 - Ongoing
  • The Impact of Body Image and Psychological Adjustment on Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction after an Amputation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Lorraine Woods, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Lorraine Woods, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Dr. David Hevey, Senior Clinical Psychologist/ Research Psychologist and Lecturer, TCD
    Ms. Pauline Sheils, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychosexual Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2014
  • The Experience of being in a Long Term Relationship following an Acquired Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Johann Dunne, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Johann Dunne, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Prof. John Davenport, Clinical Coordinator/ Lecturer in Clinical Psychology TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2014
  • The Experience of Parenting for Mothers with Spinal Cord Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Anne Marie Casey, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Éimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Anne Marie Casey, Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Dr. Maeve Nolan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Dr. Elizabeth Nixon, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed September 2013
  • Self-management training: A Controlled Investigation of its Effectiveness in Improving Coping Skills, Mood and Quality of Life with Patients with Acquired Physical Disability

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Mary FitzGerald, Department of Psychology, NUI Maynooth
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Deirdre Desmond, Department of Psychology, NUI Maynooth
    Dr. Simone Carton, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, NRH
    Prof. Stephen Wegener, Director, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, John Hopkins University, USA
    Dr. Pamela Gallagher, Senior Lecturer, DCU
    Ms. Mary FitzGerald, Department of Psychology, NUI Maynooth
    Research Duration:
    March 2011 – Ongoing
  • Assessing Brain-Computer Interface Technology as an Alternative Communications Channel for the Disabled

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Jacqueline Stow, Specialist Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll / Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Dr. Damien Coyle BEng PhD, University of Ulster.
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Jacqueline Stow, Specialist Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed July 2010
  • Self-Regulation of Goals and Psychosocial Adjustment to Amputation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Laura Coffey, PhD Student, School of Nursing, Dublin City University
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, NRH
    Ms. Patricia Byrne, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, NRH
    Dr. Pamela Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, DCU
    Dr. Deirdre Desmond, Lecturer in Psychology, NUI, Maynooth
    Ms. Laura Coffey, PhD Student, School of Nursing, Dublin City University
    Research Duration:
    Completed May 2013
  • Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury Novel Biomarkers for New Treatments

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Paul Dockree, Institute of Neuroscience, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Paul Dockree, Institute of Neuroscience, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2017
  • National Drug-Related Deaths Index

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Ena Lynn, Research Officer, Health Research Board
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Suzi Lyons, Senior Research Officer, Health Research Board
    Ms. Ena Lynn, Research Officer, Health Research Board
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2007
  • A Generic Electronic Assisted Technology (EAT) package for Persons with Quadriplegia

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Michele Verdonck, Senior Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Michele Verdonck, Senior Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2012
  • Reconstructing sense of Self following Acquired Brain Injury: Exploring the Influence of Autobiographical and Working Memory

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aisling Lennon, School of Psychology, UCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Dr. Simone Carton, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, NRH
    Dr. Jessica Bramham, Lecturer Clinical Psychology, UCD
    Ms. Aisling Lennon, School of Psychology, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2012
  • Investigation into the Effects of Electrical Stimulation Training in a Spinal Cord Injured Population

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Amanda Carty, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (SCI), NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Éimear Smith, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Amanda Carty, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (SCI), NRH
    Mr. Brian Caulfield, UCD
    Dr. Garrett Coughlan, UCD
    Dr. Louis Crowe, UCD
    Ms. Kirsti McCormack, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2011
  • Compensatory Strategies for Activities of Daily Living (ADL): a Comparison of Occupational Therapists’ Expectations and actual use following Discharge from Rehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Nicola Kavanagh, Occupational Therapy Student, NUI, Galway
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy / Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Anne Marie Langan, Occupational Therapy Manager, NRH.
    Prof. Agnes Shiel, Occupational Therapy Department Head, NUI, Galway.
    Ms. Nicola Kavanagh, Occupational Therapy Student, NUI, Galway
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2011
  • The Experience of Living with Spinal Cord Injury in the early months following Discharge from Rehabilitation: a Qualitative Study on a Male Sample

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Maeve Nolan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Maeve Nolan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2011
  • Longitudinal Investigation of Cognitive Appraisals, Coping and Psychological Outcomes: A Multicentre European Study

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Maeve Nolan, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Éimear Smith/ Dr. Jacinta McElligott
    Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, NRH
    Ms. Maeve Nolan, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2011
  • Caregiver wellbeing: An Examination of the Coping-appraisel process of caring for Individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Olivia Murphy Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta McElligott, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Valerie Twomey, Brain Injury Programme Manager and Senior Clinical Psychologist, NRH
    Ms. Olivia Murphy Psychologist in Clinical Training, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2010
  • Rehabilitation of Awareness of deficits in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Applying a User-Friendly Computerised Intervention Approach

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Mary Fitzgerald, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta Morgan, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, NRH
    Ms. Mary Fitzgerald, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2010
  • Optimising the Prescription of Prosthetic Technologies (opptec): Outcome Measures for Evidence based Prosthetic Practice and Use

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Sinead Ni Mhurchadha, School of Nursing, DCU
    Ms. Elisabeth Schaffalitzky, School of Nursing, DCU
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Pamela Gallagher, DCU
    Ms. Sinead Ni Mhurchadha, DCU
    Ms. Elisabeth Schaffalitzky, DCU
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2010
  • Differences in Marital Satisfaction, Coping and Social Support following a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Anne Marie Casey, Assistant Psychologist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Patricia Byrne, Clinical Neuropsychologist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2010
  • Music Therapists’ Strategies in Implementing New Posts within Health Care Settings

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Professor Jane Edwards, Director – Music & Health Research Group, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Hugh Monaghan, Consultant in Neuro Paediatric
    Co-Investigator:
    Professor Jane Edwards, Director – Music & Health Research Group, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2009
  • The Prevalence of Osteoporosis in the Disabled Population at the National Rehabilitation Hospital

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Éimear Smith, Specialist Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Éimear Smith, Specialist Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2009
  • An exploration of Peri and Post Partum Stroke in the context of Relationships of the Individuals Affected

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Áine Finan, Dept. Psychology, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Áine Carroll, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Patricia Byrne, NRH Ms. Áine Finan, Dept. Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2009
  • An Exploration of Child and Adolescent Sibling’s Experience of Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Heather Cronin, Dept Psychology, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Hugh Monaghan, Consultant in Neuro Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Sarah O’Doherty, NRH
    Ms. Heather Cronin, Dept Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2009
  • Standards of Practice in Irish and UK Hydrotherapy Pools

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Aoife Langton, Senior Hydrotherapist, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Angela McNamara, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Aoife Langton, Senior Hydrotherapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2008
  • Prospective Memory Deficit Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Level of Awareness, Rate of Recovery and Psychosocial Outcome

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Melanie Clune, Dept. Psychology, UCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, NRH
    Ms. Melanie Clune, Dept. Psychology, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2008
  • Assessing the Impact of Previous experience, and Attitudes towards Technology, on Levels of Engagement in a Virtual Reality based Occupational Therapy Intervention for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Paul O’Raw, School of Psychology, UCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Manus McCaughey, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Paul O’Raw, School of Psychology, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2007
  • Evaluation of a Coping Effectiveness Training Programme in a Spinal Cord Injured Population

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Suzanne Meenan, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Angela McNamara, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Suzanne Meenan, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2007
  • Self Awareness after Brain Injury: Emotional Distress and Executive Functioning

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Judith McBrinn, Psychologist in Clinical Training, NUI Galway
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Judith McBrinn, Psychologist in Clinical Training, NUI Galway
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2007
  • An Evaluation of Virtual Reality Technology as an Occupational Therapy Treatment Tool in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Paul O’Raw, School of Psychology, UCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Angela McNamara, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Paul O’Raw, School of Psychology, UCD
    Michele Verdonck, Senior Occupational Therapist, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2006
  • Assessment of Perceived Stress amongst Nursing Staff in a Rehabilitation Hospital

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Rose Curtis, Occupational Health Nurse, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Jacinta More O’Fearall, Occupational Health Physician, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Rose Curtis, Occupational Health Nurse, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2006
  • Awareness and Sustained Attention following Traumatic Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Paul Dockree
    Dr. Simone Carton
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, NRH
    Prof. Ian Robertson, TCD
    Dr. Paul Dockree, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2005
  • An Investigation into the Functional Independence of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury following Discharge

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Lisa Held, BScOT, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Angela McNamara, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Lisa Held, BScOT, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2005
  • The Reliability of the Community Outing Performance Appraisal (COPA) to Assess the Abilities of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Fiona Ryan, BScOT, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Fiona Ryan, BScOT, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2005
  • An investigation into the Occupational Status of Persons with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Catherine Logan, Senior OT, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Angela McNamara, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Ms. Catherine Logan, Senior OT, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2005
  • Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention (SCIP): Does it work?

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Ray Messitt, Nursing Dept, NRH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, Head of Clinical Psychology, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Mr. Ray Messitt, Nursing Dept, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2005
  • Assessment of Financial Competency in Patients with Acquired Brain Injury

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Mr. Nick Kidd, Dept. Psychology, TCD
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Simone Carton, NRH
    Mr. Nick Kidd, Dept. Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2005
  • A Pilot Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Traxon Spinal Cord Repair Stimulator for the Treatment of Complete Spinal Cord Injury in Humans

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Linda McEvoy
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Patrick C Murray, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Professor Ciaran Bolger, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2004
  • Psychological Aspects of Amputation: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Olga Horgan
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Nicola Ryall, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Prof. Malcolm MacLachlan, Department of Psychology, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2004
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Subsequent Rehabilitation – Focussing on the Future

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Lourda Geoghegan
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Mark Delargy, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Prof. J.P. Phillips/ Dr. Lourda Geoghegan,
    Dept. of Public Health Medicine, UCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2004
  • Nurses' Perceptions of their Role as part of the Multi-professional Team in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Fanchea McCourt, Education Co-ordinator, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2004
  • Evaluation of Service Needs and Provisions in Relation to Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injury in Ireland

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Dr. Caroline Heary
    Dr. Diane Hogan
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. Hugh Monaghan, Consultant Neuro-Paediatrician, NRH
    Co-Investigator:
    Dr. Diane Hogan, The Children’s Research Centre, TCD
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2003
  • Parents' Perspectives on reintegration of Students with Acquired Brain Injury into the Irish School System

    Researcher / Lead Investigator:
    Ms. Mary O’Connor, School Principal, NRH
    Research Duration:
    Completed 2002
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