Currently involved in the following research projects:
- IFLAG project (Integrated Feedback for Learning & Growth). Funded by the IUA National Forum for Teaching & Learning.Aim: To implement online integrated feedback for health professional students to improve learning and growth.
- EVBRES (Evidence Based Research). Funder by the European COST ACTION network. Aim: To disseminate and embed the evidence based research approach in decision making amongst funders, ethics bodies, patient organisations and scientific journals.
- Rapid Resource Repository for Health Professionals project. Funded by the Health Research Board. Aim: To provide a rapid online resource meet the support and information needs of returning to work /new to work/ re-assigned nursing and allied health professionalsduring COVID-19.
- Providing reasonable adjustments in health care delivery for people with intellectual disabilities within an acute hospital setting.Funded by Health Research Institute Health Implementation Science & Technology Research Cluster. Aim: To identify the factors that promote/compromise the implementation of reasonable adjustments/services for persons with intellectual disability (ID) in an acute hospital.
- SENSID - Sensory Interventions in Dysphagia. Aim: To explore and develop evidence for taste-basedsensory interventions in dysphagia.
- IASLT RESSIG - the development of a clinician-academic research network supported by the IRrish Association of Speech & language Therapists.
I am interested in how knowledge is generated, used, valued and interpreted and this translates into research interests in:
Patient involvement and communication in health care (minimally disruptive healthcare, patient evidence, communication in healthcare, shared decision making);
Clinical practice (bases of clinical decision making, implementation science);
Epistemology (evidence based practice, science and pseudoscience, evidence anthologies), and;
Metaresearch ( research on research, document content analyses)
I have a specialist interest in Dysphagia (swallowing disorders) specifically bolus modification techniques including thickened liquids and sensory and chemesthetic stimuli.
Evidence-based Practice, Clinical Reasoning, Therapies & Technologies, Dysphagia, research supervision
- 1999 member, IASLT Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists
The Manual of Augmentative & Alternative Communication
McCurtin, A; Murray G
The Manual of Paediatric Feeding Practice
David Moloney, Reena Cole, David Tanner, Arlene McCurtin, Anne O'Connor
International Conference on Medical Education: authentic assessment across continuum of health professions education
OConnor A, Mc Garr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin A.
Translating Health & Social Care Professions Research into Policy & Practice Conference
Arlene McCurtin, Pauline Boland, Karen McCreesh
RCSLT: Transforming evidnece-based practice
International Conference on Communcation in Healthcare
McCurtin A, Clifford A, Ryan J, Murphy F, Walsh C
International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
McCurtin A, Clifford A, Ryan J, Murphy F, Walsh C.
RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT, Glasgow
Arlene McCurtin, Lydia Morgan, Sue Rolestone
RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT
McCurtin A, Kelly L, Murphy F, Ryan J, Walsh J
Irish Network of Medical Educators 10th Annual Scientific Meeting
OConnor A, Mc Garr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin, A.
6th European Society of Swallowing Disorders, Milan
Kavanagh M, Roche C, Clifford A, Ryan J, Walsh C, McCurtin A
30th World Congress of the International Association of Logpedists and Phoniatrists
McCurtin A, Brady R, Coffey K, Ryan J, Murphy F, Clifford A, Walsh C
McCurtin, A Ryan J, Clifford A, Murphy F, Walsh C
Ryan J, McCurtin A, Clifford A, Murphy F, Walsh C.
European Society of Swallowing Disorders
Eileen ODonnell, Katie Higgins, Arlene McCurtin
International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrists
Hazel Roddam, Jemma Skeat, Paula Leslie, Arlene McCurtin, Rafaella Citro
THe Partially Verbal Individual
Update (Publication of IASLT)
A response to 'Regarding "McCurtin, A. and Roddam, H., 2011, Evidence-based practice: SLTs under siege or opportunity for growth? The use and nature of research evidence in the profession
International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00106.x
Peer Reviewed Journal
Do stroke clinical practice guideline recommendations for the intervention of thickened liquids for aspiration support evidence based decision making? A systemetic review and narrative synthesis
Arlene McCurtin, Pauline Boland, Maeve Kavanagh, Dominika Lisiecka, Caoimhe Roche, Rose Galvin
Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice
Building a collaborative research community of practice and supporting research engagement in speech-language pathology: identification of stakeholder priorities
ArleneMc Curtin, Anne O'Connor, IASLT Research Special Interest Group
International journal of evidence-based healthcare
A tale of clarity and contradictions: speech and language therapists insights regarding the highly-used treatment of thickened liquids for post-stroke aspiration
McCurtin A, Brady R, Coffey K, OConnor A
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Investigating physiotherapy stakeholders' preferences for the development of performance-based assessment in practice education.
OConnor A, Krucien N, Parker M, Cantillon P, McCurtin A
Physiotherapy DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2020.04.003
The lived experience of stuttering: a synthesis of qualitative studies with implications for rehabilitation
Connery A, McCurtin A, Robinson K.
Disability And Rehabilitation
Juggling roles and generating solutions; practice-based educators’ perceptions of performance-based assessment of physiotherapy students
O'Connor A.;Cantillon P.;Parker M.;McCurtin A.
Physiotherapy (United Kingdom) DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2018.11.008
Moving Beyond Traditional Understandings of Evidence-Based Practice: A Total Evidence and Knowledge Approach (TEKA) to Treatment Evaluation and Clinical Decision Making in Speech-Language Pathology
McCurtin A.;Murphy C.;Roddam H.
Seminars in Speech and Language DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694996
Moving Beyond Traditional Understandings of Evidence-Based Practice: A Total Evidence and Knowledge Approach (TEKA) to Treatment Evaluation and Clinical Decision Making in Speech-Lanaguage Pathology
Arlene McCurtin, Carol-Anne Murphy, Hazel Roddam
Seminars in Speech and Language DOI: https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1694996
Plugging the patient evidence gap: what patients with swallowing disorders post-stroke say about thickened liquids
McCurtin, A,Healy, C,Kelly, L,Murphy, F,Ryan, J,Walsh, J
International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12324
Why do clinicians choose the therapies & techniques they do? Exploring clinical decision making via treatment selections in dysphagia practice
McCurtin A, Healy C
International Journal Of Speech-Language Pathology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2016.1159333
Navigating the system; physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment
O'Connor, Anne; Cantillon, Peter; McGarr, Oliver; McCurtin, Arlene
Medical teacher DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1416071
What information is used in treatment decision aids? A systematic review of the types of evidence populating health decision aids
A Clifford, J Ryan, C Walsh, A McCurtin.
Bmc Medical Informatics And Decision Making DOI: 10.1186/s12911-017-0415-7
Clinical Performance Assessment Tools in Physiotherapy Practice Education; A Systematic Review
OConnor A, , McGarr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin A, Clifford A.
Physiotherapy DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2017.01.005
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
McCurtin, A,Clifford, AM
Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice DOI: 10.1111/jep.12385
We dont have recipes; we just have loads of ingredients: explanations of evidence and clinical decision making by speech and language therapists
McCurtin A, Carter B
Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice DOI: 10.1111/jep.12285
Evidence based practice: SLTs under siege or opportunity for growth? The use and nature of research evidence in the profession
McCurtin A, Roddam H
International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00074.x
Speech and language therapists' understanding and adoption of evidence-based practice
Stephens D, Upton D including commentaries by Erickson S and McCurtin A
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation