Physiotherapist with research interest in knee injury and osteoarthritis, lifestyle factors (physical activity, nutrition, sleep) related to chronic disease and sports performance.
I completed my physiotherapy and PhD qualifications at the University of Limerick and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary.
As a clinician-scientist and physiotherapy researcher, I have specialised in the identification of modifiable risk factors that influence sport injury and lifestyle-related disease. I am particularly interested in understanding how negative health outcomes (e.g. reduced physical activity, increased adiposity and sedentary lifestyles) are associated with injury and/or disease states including obesity, osteoarthritis, sarcopenia and osteoporosis. My primary area of research over the last number of years has been identifying consequences of knee joint injury in youth sport.