Biography

I am currently involved in the following research projects:
  • HIST (Health Implementation Scence & Technology) Research Group: Funded by the Health Research Institute, University of Limerick
  • SPARC (Swallow Perspectives, Advocacy and Research Collective): Progressing person-centred and knowledge-based practices for people with swallowing problems.
  • RESSIG.The development of a clinician-academic research network supported by the Irish Association of Speech & language Therapists.

Research Interests

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);
  • Metaresearch ( research on research, document content analyses), and;
  • I have a specialist interest in Dysphagia (swallowing disorders) specifically bolus modification techniques including thickened liquids and sensory and chemesthetic stimuli.

I am currently involved in the following research projects:
  • HIST (Health Implementation Scence & Technology) Research Group. Funded by the Health Research Institute, University of Limerick
  • RRR- Rapid Resource Repository for Health Professionals, 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.
  • iFLAG (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.
  • RASHID 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.
  • COVAGE - Communication in the aged population during the time of COVID19
  • IMPMAP- Using implementation science frameworks to map intervention adoption in clinical practice
  • SENSID - Sensory Interventions in Dysphagia. Aim: To explore and develop evidence for taste-based sensory interventions in dysphagia.
  • RESSIG - The development of a clinician-academic research network supported by the Irish Association of Speech & language Therapists.


Professional Activities

Association

  • 1999 member, IASLT Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Informed or Misinformed Consent and Use of Modified Texture Diets in Dysphagia

Shaun T O'Keeffe; Paula Leslie; Tracy Lazenby-Paterson; Arlene McCurtin; Lindsey Collins; Aoife Murray; Alison Smith; Siofra Mulkerrin (2023) Informed or Misinformed Consent and Use of Modified Texture Diets in Dysphagia. Bmc Medical Ethics

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2022

Obtaining consensus on core components of stuttering intervention for adults: An e-Delphi Survey with key stakeholders

Connery, A;Yaruss, JS;Lomheim, H;Loucks, TM;Galvin, R;McCurtin, A (2022) Obtaining consensus on core components of stuttering intervention for adults: An e-Delphi Survey with key stakeholders. HOBOKEN : WILEY International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders :112-127

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2022

Evaluation of the evidence for self-management post-stroke within clinical practice guidelines for people with stroke: A systematic review

Henry Leah, Leahy Siobhan, McCurtin Arlene, Boland Pauline (2022) Evaluation of the evidence for self-management post-stroke within clinical practice guidelines for people with stroke: A systematic review. British Journal Of Occupational Therapy

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2021

Obtaining consensus on core components of stuttering intervention for adults: An e-Delphi survey with key stakeholders

Amy Connery, J. Scott Yaruss, Holly Lomheim, Torrey M. Loucks, Rose Galvin, Arlene McCurtin (2021) Obtaining consensus on core components of stuttering intervention for adults: An e-Delphi survey with key stakeholders. International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders

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2021

A feedback journey: Employing a constructivist approach to the development of feedback literacy among health professional learners

O'Connor Anne, McCurtin Arlene (2021) A feedback journey: Employing a constructivist approach to the development of feedback literacy among health professional learners. BMC medical education

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2021

A profile of physiotherapy practice educators and practice tutors in the Republic of Ireland

O'Connor Anne, McCurtin Arlene (2021) A profile of physiotherapy practice educators and practice tutors in the Republic of Ireland. Physiotherapy Practice and Research :193-199

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2021

RapidInfo4U ­– an online individualised COVID-19 support intervention for nursing and allied health professionals: study protocolHRB Open Research

Carr E, McCurtin A, Tierney A, Murphy C, Johnson K, O'Connell S, Hickey C, Redmond S, Coffey A (2021) RapidInfo4U ­– an online individualised COVID-19 support intervention for nursing and allied health professionals: study protocolHRB Open Research. Hrb Open Research

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2020

A tale of clarity and contradictions: speech and language therapist's insights regarding the highly-used treatment of thickened liquids for post-stroke aspiration

McCurtin A, Brady R, Coffey K, O'Connor A (2020) A tale of clarity and contradictions: speech and language therapist's insights regarding the highly-used treatment of thickened liquids for post-stroke aspiration. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

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2020

Investigating physiotherapy stakeholders' preferences for the development of performance-based assessment in practice education.

O'Connor A, Krucien N, Parker M, Cantillon P, McCurtin A (2020) Investigating physiotherapy stakeholders' preferences for the development of performance-based assessment in practice education.. Physiotherapy

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2020

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 (2020) 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. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice

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2020

International expert perspectives on the principles and components of effective intervention for adults who stutter

Amy Connery, Rose Galvin, Arlene McCurtin (2020) International expert perspectives on the principles and components of effective intervention for adults who stutter. International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders

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2020

Effectiveness of non-pharmacological stuttering interventions on communication and psychosocial functioning in adults who stutter: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Amy Connery Rose Galvin Arlene McCurtin (2020) Effectiveness of non-pharmacological stuttering interventions on communication and psychosocial functioning in adults who stutter: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. International journal of evidence-based healthcare

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2020

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 (2020) Building a collaborative research community of practice and supporting research engagement in speech-language pathology: identification of stakeholder priorities. International journal of evidence-based healthcare

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2020

The lived experience of stuttering: a synthesis of qualitative studies with implications for rehabilitation

Connery A.;McCurtin A.;Robinson K. (2020) The lived experience of stuttering: a synthesis of qualitative studies with implications for rehabilitation. Disability And Rehabilitation :2232-2242

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2019

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. (2019) Juggling roles and generating solutions; practice-based educators’ perceptions of performance-based assessment of physiotherapy students. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom)

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2019

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. (2019) 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. Seminars in Speech and Language :370-393

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2018

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 (2018) Plugging the patient evidence gap: what patients with swallowing disorders post-stroke say about thickened liquids. International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders :30-39

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2018

Navigating the system: Physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment

O'Connor, A;Cantillon, P;McGarr, O;McCurtin, A (2018) Navigating the system: Physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment. ABINGDON : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD Medical teacher :928-933

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2018

Illusions of specificity in power-laden clinical performance assessment

O'Connor, A,McCurtin, A,Cantillon, P,McGarr, O (2018) Illusions of specificity in power-laden clinical performance assessment. Medical teacher :313-314

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2017

Why do clinicians choose the therapies & techniques they do? Exploring clinical decision making via treatment selections in dysphagia practice

McCurtin A, Healy C (2017) Why do clinicians choose the therapies & techniques they do? Exploring clinical decision making via treatment selections in dysphagia practice. International Journal Of Speech-Language Pathology :69-76-

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2017

Clinical Performance Assessment Tools in Physiotherapy Practice Education; A Systematic Review

O'Connor A, , McGarr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin A, Clifford A. (2017) Clinical Performance Assessment Tools in Physiotherapy Practice Education; A Systematic Review. Physiotherapy

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2017

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. (2017) What information is used in treatment decision aids? A systematic review of the types of evidence populating health decision aids. Bmc Medical Informatics And Decision Making

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2015

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 (2015) 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. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice :1178-1187

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2015

‘We don't have recipes; we just have loads of ingredients': explanations of evidence and clinical decision making by speech and language therapists

McCurtin A, Carter B (2015) ‘We don't have recipes; we just have loads of ingredients': explanations of evidence and clinical decision making by speech and language therapists. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice :1142-1150

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2012

Evidence based practice: SLTs under siege or opportunity for growth? The use and nature of research evidence in the profession

McCurtin A, Roddam H (2012) 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 :11-26

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2012

Speech and language therapists' understanding and adoption of evidence-based practice

Stephens D, Upton D including commentaries by Erickson S and McCurtin A (2012) Speech and language therapists' understanding and adoption of evidence-based practice. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation :333-334

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Books

2007

Fun with Food: Therapeutic Intervention for children with oral feeding aversion

McCurtin, A (2007) Fun with Food: Therapeutic Intervention for children with oral feeding aversion. UK : Speechmark

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2000

The Manual of Augmentative & Alternative Communication

McCurtin, A; Murray G (2000) The Manual of Augmentative & Alternative Communication. UK : Winslow

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1997

The Manual of Paediatric Feeding Practice

McCurtin, A (1997) The Manual of Paediatric Feeding Practice. UK : Winslow

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Book Chapters

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2022

Exploring the role of therapeutic alliance in speech and language therapy, with stuttering intervention as an exemplar

Connery A, Yaruss S, Pender T, McCurtin A (2022) Exploring the role of therapeutic alliance in speech and language therapy, with stuttering intervention as an exemplar. Advances in Communication and Swallowing

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2021

Aspiration, risk and risk feeding: A critique of the royal college of physicians guidance on care of people with eating and drinking difficulties

Shaun T. O'Keeffe, Aoife Murray, Paula Leslie, Lindsey Collins, Tracy Lazenby-Paterson, Arlene McCurtin, Siofra Mulkerrin, Alison Smith (2021) Aspiration, risk and risk feeding: A critique of the royal college of physicians guidance on care of people with eating and drinking difficulties. : ios press Advances in Communication and Swallowing

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2020

An Examination of Meals, Mealtimes and Nutrition in Health, Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Residential Care Home Reports

Meade S, McCurtin A (2020) An Examination of Meals, Mealtimes and Nutrition in Health, Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Residential Care Home Reports . NIHS Research Bulletin 2020

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2000

THe Partially Verbal Individual

McCurtin A (2000) THe Partially Verbal Individual. Update (Publication of IASLT)

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Conference Publications

2019

ICEP'19

David Moloney, Reena Cole, David Tanner, Arlene McCurtin, Anne O'Connor (2019) ICEP'19 .

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2018

International Conference on Medical Education: authentic assessment across continuum of health professions education

O'Connor A, Mc Garr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin A. (2018) International Conference on Medical Education: authentic assessment across continuum of health professions education.

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2018

Translating Health & Social Care Professions Research into Policy & Practice Conference

Arlene McCurtin, Pauline Boland, Karen McCreesh (2018) Translating Health & Social Care Professions Research into Policy & Practice Conference .

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2018

RCSLT: Transforming evidnece-based practice

Arlene McCurtin (2018) RCSLT: Transforming evidnece-based practice.

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2017

Irish Network of Medical Educators 10th Annual Scientific Meeting

O'Connor A, Mc Garr O, Cantillon P, McCurtin, A. (2017) Irish Network of Medical Educators 10th Annual Scientific Meeting.

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2017

International Conference on Communcation in Healthcare

McCurtin A, Clifford A, Ryan J, Murphy F, Walsh C (2017) International Conference on Communcation in Healthcare.

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2017

International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

McCurtin A, Clifford A, Ryan J, Murphy F, Walsh C. (2017) International Conference on Communication in Healthcare.

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2017

RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT, Glasgow

Arlene McCurtin, Lydia Morgan, Sue Rolestone (2017) RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT, Glasgow.

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2017

RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT

McCurtin A, Kelly L, Murphy F, Ryan J, Walsh J (2017) RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT.

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2016

Evidence Live

Ryan J, McCurtin A, Clifford A, Murphy F, Walsh C. (2016) Evidence Live.

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2016

6th European Society of Swallowing Disorders, Milan

Kavanagh M, Roche C, Clifford A, Ryan J, Walsh C, McCurtin A (2016) 6th European Society of Swallowing Disorders, Milan.

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2016

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 (2016) 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logpedists and Phoniatrists.

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2016

Evidence Live

McCurtin, A Ryan J, Clifford A, Murphy F, Walsh C (2016) Evidence Live.

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2014

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists: Mind the gap

McCurtin A (2014) Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists: Mind the gap.

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2014

28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

MacIntyre, T. E., McCurtin, A., Campbell, M., Igou, E., O'Shea, D. & Mahoney, C. (2014) 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology.

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2013

IASLT: Talking heads SLT in the current context

McCurtin A (2013) IASLT: Talking heads SLT in the current context.

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2012

European Society of Swallowing Disorders

McCurtin A (2012) European Society of Swallowing Disorders.

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2011

IASLT 2011

Eileen O'Donnell, Katie Higgins, Arlene McCurtin (2011) IASLT 2011.

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2011

IASLT 2011

McCurtin A (2011) IASLT 2011.

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2011

IASLT 2011

McCurtin A (2011) IASLT 2011.

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2011

Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference: Fresh Talk, Food for Thought

O'Donoghue, M., Cahill, U, & McCurtin, A. (2011) Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference: Fresh Talk, Food for Thought .

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2010

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrists

Hazel Roddam, Jemma Skeat, Paula Leslie, Arlene McCurtin, Rafaella Citro (2010) International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrists.

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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

2012

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

McCurtin, A (2012) 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 :347-347

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