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.
  • COVID TALES: Stories of knowledge retrieval and implementation during a time of crisis.
  • 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.
  • 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

Books

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

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2007
UK
Speechmark
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The Manual of Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2000
UK
Winslow
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The Manual of Paediatric Feeding Practice

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
1997
UK
Winslow
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Book Chapters

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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

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

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2022
HOBOKEN
WILEY
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Evaluation of the evidence for self-management post-stroke within clinical practice guidelines for people with stroke: A systematic review

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2022
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A feedback journey: Employing a constructivist approach to the development of feedback literacy among health professional learners

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2021
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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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Navigating the system: Physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2018
ABINGDON
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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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

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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‘We don't have recipes; we just have loads of ingredients': explanations of evidence and clinical decision making by speech and language therapists

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2015
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Illusions of specificity in power-laden clinical performance assessment

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2018
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Building a collaborative research community of practice and supporting research engagement in speech-language pathology: identification of stakeholder priorities

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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Obtaining consensus on core components of stuttering intervention for adults: An e-Delphi survey with key stakeholders

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2021
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A tale of clarity and contradictions: speech and language therapist's insights regarding the highly-used treatment of thickened liquids for post-stroke aspiration

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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A profile of physiotherapy practice educators and practice tutors in the Republic of Ireland

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2021
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International expert perspectives on the principles and components of effective intervention for adults who stutter

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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Investigating physiotherapy stakeholders' preferences for the development of performance-based assessment in practice education.

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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Speech and language therapists' understanding and adoption of evidence-based practice

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2012
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Plugging the patient evidence gap: what patients with swallowing disorders post-stroke say about thickened liquids

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2018
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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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What information is used in treatment decision aids? A systematic review of the types of evidence populating health decision aids

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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Evidence based practice: SLTs under siege or opportunity for growth? The use and nature of research evidence in the profession

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2012
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Juggling roles and generating solutions; practice-based educators’ perceptions of performance-based assessment of physiotherapy students

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2019
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Why do clinicians choose the therapies & techniques they do? Exploring clinical decision making via treatment selections in dysphagia practice

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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The lived experience of stuttering: a synthesis of qualitative studies with implications for rehabilitation

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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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

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2019
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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

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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RapidInfo4U ­– an online individualised COVID-19 support intervention for nursing and allied health professionals: study protocolHRB Open Research

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2021
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Other Journals

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

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2021
ios press
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An Examination of Meals, Mealtimes and Nutrition in Health, Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Residential Care Home Reports

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2020
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THe Partially Verbal Individual

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2000
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Conference Publications

RCSLT: Transforming evidnece-based practice

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2018
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IASLT 2011

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2011
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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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International Conference on Communcation in Healthcare

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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IASLT 2011

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2011
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Evidence Live

Prof. Finbarr Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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IASLT 2011

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2011
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Evidence Live

Prof. Finbarr Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT, Glasgow

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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European Society of Swallowing Disorders

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2012
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Irish Network of Medical Educators 10th Annual Scientific Meeting

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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RCSLT Conference 2017, Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2017
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IASLT: Talking heads SLT in the current context

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2013
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International Conference on Medical Education: authentic assessment across continuum of health professions education

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2018
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Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference: Fresh Talk, Food for Thought

Ms. Michelle O'Donoghue
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2011
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Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists: Mind the gap

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2014
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6th European Society of Swallowing Disorders, Milan

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2016
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28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
Dr. Mark Campbell
2014
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Translating Health & Social Care Professions Research into Policy & Practice Conference

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2018
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International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrists

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2010
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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

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

Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2012
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