Biography

I am currently Associate Professor in Physiotherapy and Course Director of the graduate entry MSc in Physiotherapy programme in the School of Allied Health at the University of Limerick. My current programme of research includes the design and evaluation interventions to optimise physical activity, health and wellbeing, and prevent falls in older people and people with neurological conditions and the role of technology in rehabilitation. I am also interested and research the area of lower limb injury and sports performance. This has included 3D movement analysis, and assessment of physical performance and quality of life.

I have an interest in evaluating and optimising teaching, learning and assessment practices in higher education, including interprofessional education.


I previously worked clinically as a Junior Physiotherapist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, NHS Trust in the UK where I worked on acute medical wards and in rehabilitation clinics, which included rehabilitation of older people and people with neurological conditions and an outpatient falls clinic. In addition, I gained outpatient experience in the management of people with acute and chronic orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions, acute ICU and medical conditions. Following this I worked a Senior Orthopaedic and Outpatient Physiotherapist at the Whittington Hospital, NHS Trust London, UK. Following this I worked in the Wellington Hospital, St. John's Wood London, as a Senior Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapist.

Research Interests

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I am designated an inventor of a therapeutic device for neck pain (FLEXOR): European patent number 13195184.0-1654. This is the product of an interdisciplinary project supported by Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2008 - PhD
  • 2006 - Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • 1999 - BSc in Physiotherapy

Association

  • 2005 Member of ISCP, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Neutral lumbar spine sitting posture in pain-free subjects

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
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Differences in landing strategies between previously injured and uninjured limbs in Senior College Level Gaelic Footballers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
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What are the primary influences on treatment decisions? How does this reflect on evidence based practice? Indiciations from the discipline of speech and language therapy.

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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Chronic Neck Pain and Exercise Interventions: Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type Principle

Dr. Pepijn Van De Ven
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2014
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The reliability of the CODA motion analysis system for lumbar spine analysis: a pilot study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
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'Just enough to make you take it seriously': exploring students' attitudes towards peer assessment

Dr. Amanda Clifford
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2013
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TO DANCE OR NOT TO DANCE? A COMPARISON OF BALANCE, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLDER IRISH SET DANCERS AND AGE-MATCHED CONTROLS

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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Unobtrusive monitoring and identification of fall accidents

Dr. Pepijn Van De Ven
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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No deficit in hip isometric strength or concentric endurance in young females with mild patellofemoral pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
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Postural control in healthy individuals

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
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Aquatic Exercise Therapy for People With Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2017
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Reliability of a measurement method for the cross-sectional area of the longus colli using real-time ultrasound imaging

Dr. Pepijn Van De Ven
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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Dancing for Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Trial of Irish Set Dancing Compared With Usual Care

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2017
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Developing the FARSEEING Taxonomy of Technologies: Classification and description of technology use (including ICT) in falls prevention studies

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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‘Dance for people with Parkinson's Disease: What is the evidence telling us?'

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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Clinical Performance Assessment Tools in Physiotherapy Practice Education; A Systematic Review

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2017
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The Effect of Patellar Taping on Squat Depth and the Perception of Pain in People with Anterior Knee Pain

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2013
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Factors informing fear of reinjury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2017
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‘ Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland?'

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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Altered hamstring strength profile in Gaelic footballers with a previous hamstring injury

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
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The Effects of Rearfoot Position on Lower Limb Kinematics during Bilateral Squatting in Asymptomatic Individuals with a Pronated Foot Type

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2012
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To dance or not to dance? A comparison of balance, physical fitness and quality of life in older Irish set dancers and age-matched controls

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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What are the primary influences on treatment decisions? How does this reflect on evidence-based practice? Indications from the discipline of speech and language therapy

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland?

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture?

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2012
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No Difference in Gluteus Medius Activation in Women With Mild Patellofemoral Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2012
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Irish set dancing classes for people with Parkinson's disease: The needs of participants and dance teachers

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

WCPT ¿ Europe 2nd European Conference on Physiotherapy Education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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XVIIth Conference of International Society for Posture and Gait Research

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2005
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WCPT ¿ Europe 2nd European Conference on Physiotherapy Education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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2nd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2005
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30th World Congress of the International Association of Logpedists and Phoniatrists

Prof. Finbarr Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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WCPT ¿ Europe 2nd European Conference on Physiotherapy Education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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The 15th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2-6th June 2007

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2007
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Evidence Live

Prof. Finbarr Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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World Congress of Physical Therapy, proceedings published in Physiotherapy

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
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15th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2007
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Evidence Live

Prof. Finbarr Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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4th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2007
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WCPT ¿ Europe 2nd European Conference on Physiotherapy Education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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2011 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC)

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
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The 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
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WCPT ¿ Europe 2nd European Conference on Physiotherapy Education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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IFOMT conference. Connecting science to quality of life June 8th-13th 2008, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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WCPT ¿ Europe 2nd European Conference on Physiotherapy Education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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WCPT Second European Congress on Physiotherapy Education

Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Postural Control following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2008
King's College London
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Dance for People With Parkinson Disease: What Is the Evidence Telling Us?

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2015
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Assessment of the effect of injury on the kinematic differences in the sagital plane upon landing. Proceedings of the 27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Limerick, Ireland. P441.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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An Investigation into Hip Muscle Strength of Previously Injured and Non-Injured Gaelic Footballers. Manual Therapy. 14:S14

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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A Pilot Investigation into the effect of Dominance and Previous Injury on the Landing Strategy of Senior College Level Male Gaelic Footballers. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 5 (2) p62-63

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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The relationship of physical activity to falls incidence in community-dwelling older adults: A review

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2012
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Characteristics of optimum falls prevention exercise programmes for community-dwelling older adults using the FITT principle

Dr. Amanda Clifford
2013
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