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Research Register – Ongoing

REGISTER OF RESEARCH IN PROGRESS AT NRH

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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