Dr. Ann-Marie Morrissey is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the School of Allied Health, EHS. She is currently the module leader for MSc (OT) modules in Lifestyle Redesign, Seminars in Professional Practice and Occupational Therapy Approaches to Problems in Human Performance. Prior to coming to UL she worked as the Practice Tutor in Occupational Therapy in University Hospital Limerick (2019) and as Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy in Trinity College Dublin (2015-2019). Ann-Marie completed her B.Sc. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (2010) and PhD (2017) in the National University of Ireland Galway. She has worked clinically as an Occupational Therapist with a variety of clinical populations (including acute, community and mental health teams).

Her research focuses primarily on the neuro-rehabilitation of people living with severe brain injury and exploring the needs of their caregivers. She is particularly interested in the assessment and treatment of prolonged disorders of consciousness in non-specialised healthcare settings. She is passionate about Occupational Therapy and occupation-based practice in meeting the needs of an ageing population. She is a member of the Ageing Research Cluster within EHS.

As a member of the International Disorders of Consciousness Special Interest Group, she is currently co-leading a study exploring the international care and treatment of people with Disorders of Consciousness across Countries.

  • Morrissey, A.M., Gill-Thwaites, H., Leonard, R., Pundole, A., McLellan, L., Wilson, B. & Shiel, A. (2018). The Role of the SMART and WHIM in the Behavioural Assessment of Disorders of Consciousness; Clinical Utility and Scope for a Symbiotic Relationship. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2017.1354769
  • Morrissey, A.M. (2018). Surviving brain damage after assault: from vegetative state to meaningful life. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2016.119652
  • Morrissey, A.M. & Maurer-Karattup, P. (2017). Comparison of treatment for disorders of consciousness (DOC) across countries - results of an international survey, Brain Injury, 31, (6/7), pp841 – 841.
  • Morrissey, A.M. & Mills, F. (March 2015). Occupational Therapy for Alcohol Related Brain Injury. North-West Alcohol Forum.