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Dr. Elaine Toomey

Biography

Dr Elaine Toomey is a Lecturer in the School of Allied Health in the University of Limerick. She is also a Health Research Board 'Applying Research into Policy and Practice' Research Fellow. She is a Cochrane Ireland Research Associate and a member of both the Health Research Institute (University of Limerick) and the Health Behaviour Change Research Group (National University of Ireland Galway). Elaine is a Chartered Physiotherapist and obtained her PhD from University College Dublin (2016) and her MSc and BSc from the University of Limerick (2012, 2010). Until April 2020, Elaine was Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland within Evidence Synthesis Ireland and led the implementation of the Evidence Synthesis Ireland Fellowship Scheme. Previously, Elaine was a Health Research Board (HRB) Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2016-2019), where she co-led the development of a complex behaviour change childhood obesity prevention intervention, with a specific focus on process and implementation outcomes. Elaine was a Visiting Researcher at Hunter New England Population Health Service/Newcastle University (Newcastle, Australia) in 2018, the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine in Western University (Ontario, Canada) in 2018, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Ontario, Canada) in 2017 and 2018.

Elaine's research has two main strands - 1) utilising health behaviour change for
chronic disease prevention and management, and 2) enhancing the methods used for the implementation of health research into policy and practice. She has specific methodological expertise in evidence synthesis, implementation science/knowledge translation, process evaluation and fidelity/adaptation of behaviour change interventions. In 2016 Elaine was awarded a Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science for Emerging Researchers from the University of California Berkeley for her work in fidelity and transparency of behaviour change interventions. She is also a Catalyst for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), a member of the Health Research Board Open Research National Steering Committee and a keen advocate for open science. She is a recipient of the Irish Canadian University Foundation James M. Flaherty Early Career Scholarship (2017), the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Early Career Award (2020), the European Health Psychology Stan Maes Early Career Award (2020) and a Euroscience European Young Researcher Award (EYRA) finalist (2020). She has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications as well as numerous blogposts and alternative research outputs and has secured over €715,000 in national and international research funding as Principal Investigator or co-applicant/collaborator.

Research Interests

Health behaviour change for chronic disease prevention and management.
Implementation science/knowledge translation and informed decision-making in health policy and practice.
Health research methods, e.g. evidence synthesis, fidelity and adaptation of complex behavioural interventions, process evaluations, and behavioural intervention development and evaluation.
Open science and health research transparency, stakeholder involvement and citizen science.

Teaching Interests

I teach across allied health sciences and health psychology disciplines, using strategies aimed at maximising engagement, critical reflexivity and peer-learning including problem-based learning, groupwork and technology-supported methods. My teaching focuses predominantly in the following areas:

Evidence-based practice
Chronic disease prevention and management
Health behaviour change
Physical activity promotion and exercise participation in the community
Health research methods
Knowledge translation and communication in healthcare

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2020 - UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Early Career Award
  • 2020 - Applying Research into Policy and Practice Fellowship (€249,518.92)
  • 2020 - European Health Psychology Society Stan Maes Early Career Award
  • 2020 - European Young Researcher Award (finalist)
  • 2017 - James M. Flaherty Early Career Research Award (€7200)
  • 2016 - Leamer-Rosenthal Emerging Researcher Prize for Open Social Science ($10,000)
  • 2015 - Early Career Researcher Travel Award
  • 2014 - Early Career Researcher Travel Award
  • 2013 - Early Career Researcher Travel Award
  • 2009 - HRB Summer Student Scholarship

Association

  • Member, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Co-Chair, European Health Psychology Society Open Science Special Interest Group

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Enhancing the translation of health behaviour change research into practice: a selective conceptual review of the synergy between implementation science and health psychology.
Presseau J;Byrne-Davis LMT;Hotham S;Lorencatto F;Potthoff S;Atkinson L;Bull ER;Dima AL;van Dongen A;French D;Hankonen N;Hart J;Ten Hoor GA;Hudson K;Kwasnicka D;van Lieshout S;McSharry J;Olander EK;Powell R;Toomey E;Byrne M;
(2021) Enhancing the translation of health behaviour change research into practice: a selective conceptual review of the synergy between implementation science and health psychology.
In Health Psychology Review;
DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1866638

2021

Fidelity of Interventions to Reduce or Prevent Stress and/or Anxiety from Pregnancy up to Two Years Postpartum: A Systematic Review.
Gorman G;Toomey E;Flannery C;Redsell S;Hayes C;Huizink A;Kearney PM;Matvienko-Sikar K;
(2021) Fidelity of Interventions to Reduce or Prevent Stress and/or Anxiety from Pregnancy up to Two Years Postpartum: A Systematic Review.
In Maternal And Child Health Journal;
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-020-03093-0

2020

Investigating and evaluating evidence of the behavioural determinants of adherence to social distancing measures - A protocol for a scoping review of COVID-19 research.
Noone C;Warner N;Byrne M;Durand H;Lavoie KL;McGuire BE;Mc Sharry J;Meade O;Morrissey E;Molloy G;O'Connor L;Toomey E;
(2020) Investigating and evaluating evidence of the behavioural determinants of adherence to social distancing measures - A protocol for a scoping review of COVID-19 research.
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.13099.2

2020

Extended use or reuse of single-use surgical masks and filtering face-piece respirators during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A rapid systematic review.
Toomey EC;Conway Y;Burton C;Smith S;Smalle M;Chan XS;Adisesh A;Tanveer S;Ross L;Thomson I;Devane D;Greenhalgh T;
(2020) Extended use or reuse of single-use surgical masks and filtering face-piece respirators during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A rapid systematic review.
In Infection Control And Hospital Epidemiology;
DOI: 10.1017/ice.2020.1243
[ULIR]

2020

Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society.
Kwasnicka D;Ten Hoor GA;van Dongen A;Gruszczyńska E;Hagger MS;Hamilton K;Hankonen N;Heino MTJ;Kotzur M;Noone C;Rothman AJ;Toomey E;Warner LM;Kok G;Peters GJ;Luszczynska A;
(2020) Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society.
In Health Psychology Review;
DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1844037

2020

Are questionable research practices facilitating new discoveries in sport and exercise medicine? The proportion of supported hypotheses is implausibly high.
Büttner F;Toomey E;McClean S;Roe M;Delahunt E;
(2020) Are questionable research practices facilitating new discoveries in sport and exercise medicine? The proportion of supported hypotheses is implausibly high.
In British journal of sports medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101863

2020

Focusing on fidelity: narrative review and recommendations for improving intervention fidelity within trials of health behaviour change interventions
Toomey E.;Hardeman W.;Hankonen N.;Byrne M.;McSharry J.;Matvienko-Sikar K.;Lorencatto F.
(2020) Focusing on fidelity: narrative review and recommendations for improving intervention fidelity within trials of health behaviour change interventions
In Health Psychology And Behavioral Medicine; pp. 132-151
DOI: 10.1080/21642850.2020.1738935
[ULIR]

2020

Classification of aerosol-generating procedures: a rapid systematic review.
Jackson T;Deibert D;Wyatt G;Durand-Moreau Q;Adisesh A;Khunti K;Khunti S;Smith S;Chan XHS;Ross L;Roberts N;Toomey E;Greenhalgh T;Arora I;Black SM;Drake J;Syam N;Temple R;Straube S;
(2020) Classification of aerosol-generating procedures: a rapid systematic review.
In Bmj Open Respiratory Research;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000730
[ULIR]

2020

The Efficacy of Workplace Interventions on Improving the Dietary, Physical Activity and Sleep Behaviours of School and Childcare Staff: A Systematic Review.
Nathan N;Murawski B;Hope K;Young S;Sutherland R;Hodder R;Booth D;Toomey E;Yoong SL;Reilly K;Tzelepis F;Taylor N;Wolfenden L;
(2020) The Efficacy of Workplace Interventions on Improving the Dietary, Physical Activity and Sleep Behaviours of School and Childcare Staff: A Systematic Review.
In International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health;
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17144998
[ULIR]

2020

Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff.
Verbeek JH;Rajamaki B;Ijaz S;Sauni R;Toomey E;Blackwood B;Tikka C;Ruotsalainen JH;Kilinc Balci FS;
(2020) Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff.
In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011621.pub4

2020

A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity
Matvienko-Sikar, K,Griffin, C,Kelly, C,Heary, C,Pedersen, MLP,McGrath, N,Toomey, E,Harrington, J,Hennessy, M,Queally, M,Hayes, C,McSharry, J,Devane, D,Byrne, M,Kearney, PM
(2020) A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity
In International Journal Of Obesity; LONDON : NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
DOI: 10.1038/s41366-020-0538-2

2020

Limited engagement with transparent and open science standards in the policies of pain journals: a cross-sectional evaluation.
Cashin AG,Bagg MK,Richards GC,Toomey E,McAuley JH,Lee H,
(2020) Limited engagement with transparent and open science standards in the policies of pain journals: a cross-sectional evaluation.
In Bmj Evidence-Based Medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjebm-2019-111296

2020

Exploring factors that influence the practice of Open Science by early career health researchers: a mixed methods study.
Zečević K;Houghton C;Noone C;Lee H;Matvienko-Sikar K;Toomey E;
(2020) Exploring factors that influence the practice of Open Science by early career health researchers: a mixed methods study.
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.13119.2

2020

A collaborative approach to developing sustainable behaviour change interventions for childhood obesity prevention: Development of the Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) intervention and implementation strategy
Toomey, E,Matvienko-Sikar, K,Doherty, E,Harrington, J,Hayes, CB,Heary, C,Hennessy, M,Kelly, C,McHugh, S,McSharry, J,O'Halloran, J,Queally, M,Heffernan, T,Kearney, PM,Byrne, M
(2020) A collaborative approach to developing sustainable behaviour change interventions for childhood obesity prevention: Development of the Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) intervention and implementation strategy
In British journal of health psychology; HOBOKEN : WILEY
DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12407
[ULIR]

2020

Feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating a theory-driven group-based complex intervention versus usual physiotherapy to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS).
Hurley DA;Jeffares I;Hall AM;Keogh A;Toomey E;McArdle D;McDonough SM;Guerin S;Segurado R;Matthews J;
(2020) Feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating a theory-driven group-based complex intervention versus usual physiotherapy to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS).
In Trials;
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-04671-x
[ULIR]

2020

Developing an open educational resource for open research: Protocol for the PaPOR TRAIL project.
Egan S;Tobin M;Palmer B;Coffey A;Dahly D;Houghton C;Ó Carragáin E;Toomey E;Dockray S;Matvienko-Sikar K;
(2020) Developing an open educational resource for open research: Protocol for the PaPOR TRAIL project.
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.13171.1

2020

Exploring healthcare professionals' views of the acceptability of delivering interventions to promote healthy infant feeding practices within primary care: a qualitative interview study.
Toomey E;Flannery C;Matvienko-Sikar K;Olander EK;Hayes C;Heffernan T;Hennessy M;McHugh S;Queally M;Kearney PM;Byrne M;Heary C;
(2020) Exploring healthcare professionals' views of the acceptability of delivering interventions to promote healthy infant feeding practices within primary care: a qualitative interview study.
In Public Health Nutrition;
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980020004954

2020

The efficacy of PPE for COVID-19-type respiratory illnesses in primary and community care staff
Khunti K.;Adisesh A.;Burton C.;Chan X.H.S.;Coles B.;Durand-Moreau Q.;Jackson T.;Ross L.;Straube S.;Toomey E.;Greenhalgh T.
(2020) The efficacy of PPE for COVID-19-type respiratory illnesses in primary and community care staff
In The British Journal Of General Practice : The Journal Of The Royal College Of General Practitioners; pp. 413-416
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X710969

2019

Barriers and enablers to screening and diagnosing depression and diabetes distress in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus; protocol of a qualitative evidence synthesis.
McGrath N;McHugh S;Kearney PM;Toomey E;
(2019) Barriers and enablers to screening and diagnosing depression and diabetes distress in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus; protocol of a qualitative evidence synthesis.
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.12947.3

2019

Behaviour change techniques and theory use in healthcare professional-delivered infant feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review
Matvienko-Sikar, K,Toomey, E,Delaney, L,Flannery, C,McHugh, S,McSharry, J,Byrne, M,Queally, M,Heary, C,Kearney, PM
(2019) Behaviour change techniques and theory use in healthcare professional-delivered infant feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review
In Health Psychology Review; pp. 277-294
DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2019.1605838

2019

Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study
Matvienko-Sikar, K,Toomey, E,Queally, M,Flannery, C,Neill, KO,Dinan, TG,Doherty, E,Harrington, JM,Hayes, C,Heary, C,Hennessy, M,Kelly, C,Mc Hugh, SM,McSharry, J,Stanton, C,Heffernan, T,Byrne, M,Kearney, PM
(2019) Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029607
[ULIR]

2019

Physician-reported barriers to using evidence-based recommendations for low back pain in clinical practice: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies using the Theoretical Domains Framework.
Hall AM,Scurrey SR,Pike AE,Albury C,Richmond HL,Matthews J,Toomey E,Hayden JA,Etchegary H,
(2019) Physician-reported barriers to using evidence-based recommendations for low back pain in clinical practice: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies using the Theoretical Domains Framework.
In Implementation Science : Is;
DOI: 10.1186/s13012-019-0884-4
[ULIR]

2019

Health professional-delivered obesity prevention interventions during the first 1,000 days: A systematic review of external validity reporting.
Hennessy M,Heary C,Laws R,Van Rhoon L,Toomey E,Wolstenholme H,Byrne M,
(2019) Health professional-delivered obesity prevention interventions during the first 1,000 days: A systematic review of external validity reporting.
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.12924.2
[ULIR]

2019

Adapting health interventions for local fit when scaling-up: a realist review protocol.
Power J,Gilmore B,Valli�s F,Toomey E,Mannan H,McAuliffe E,
(2019) Adapting health interventions for local fit when scaling-up: a realist review protocol.
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022084
[ULIR]

2019

Implementation of a Calorie Menu Labeling Policy in Public Hospitals: Study Protocol for a Multiple Case Study
Kerins, C., Houghton, C., McHugh, S., Geaney, F., Toomey, E., Hayes, C., Perry, I.J. & Kelly, C.
(2019) Implementation of a Calorie Menu Labeling Policy in Public Hospitals: Study Protocol for a Multiple Case Study
In International Journal Of Qualitative Methods;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406919878339
[ULIR]

2019

'Influence of providing information to participants about development of trial outcomes on response rates and attitudes to questionnaire completion: Protocol for a study within a trial'
Griffin, C, Toomey, E, Queally, M, Hayes, C, Kearney, P. and Matvienko-Sikar, K.
(2019) 'Influence of providing information to participants about development of trial outcomes on response rates and attitudes to questionnaire completion: Protocol for a study within a trial'
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12895.1
[ULIR]

2019

Using theatre as an arts-based knowledge translation strategy for health-related information: a scoping review protocol.
Hall A,Furlong B,Pike A,Logan G,Lawrence R,Ryan A,Etchegary H,Hennessey T,Toomey E,
(2019) Using theatre as an arts-based knowledge translation strategy for health-related information: a scoping review protocol.
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032738
[ULIR]

2019

The effectiveness of health professional-delivered interventions during the first 1000 days to prevent overweight/obesity in children: A systematic review
Hennessy, M,Heary, C,Laws, R,van Rhoon, L,Toomey, E,Wolstenholme, H,Byrne, M
(2019) The effectiveness of health professional-delivered interventions during the first 1000 days to prevent overweight/obesity in children: A systematic review
In Obesity Reviews; pp. 1691-1707
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12924

2018

Developing a Core Outcome Set for Childhood Obesity Prevention: A Systematic Review
Matvienko-Sikar, K, Griffin, C, McGrath, N, Toomey, E, Byrne, M, Kelly, C, Heary, C, Devane, D, Kearney, P.M.
(2018) Developing a Core Outcome Set for Childhood Obesity Prevention: A Systematic Review
In Maternal & Child Nutrition;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12680
[ULIR]

2018

Do mothers accurately identify their child�s overweight/obesity status during early childhood? Evidence from a nationally representative cohort study
Queally, M, Doherty, E, Matvienko-Sikar, K, Toomey, E, Cullinan, J, Harrington, J, Kearney, P.
(2018) Do mothers accurately identify their child�s overweight/obesity status during early childhood? Evidence from a nationally representative cohort study
In International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity;
[ULIR]

2018

Surveying knowledge, practice and attitudes toward intervention fidelity within trials of complex healthcare interventions
McGee, D, Lorencatto, F, Matvienko-Sikar, K, Toomey, E.
(2018) Surveying knowledge, practice and attitudes toward intervention fidelity within trials of complex healthcare interventions
In Trials; pp. 504-
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186%2Fs13063-018-2838-6
[ULIR]

2018

Adapting Health Interventions for Local Fit when Scaling-up: A Realist Review Protocol
Power, J, Gilmore, B, Valli�s, F, Toomey, E, Mannan, H, McAuliffe, E.
(2018) Adapting Health Interventions for Local Fit when Scaling-up: A Realist Review Protocol
In BMJ open;

2018

Intervention Fidelity Within Trials of Infant Feeding Behavioral Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review
Toomey, Elaine,Matvienko-Sikar, Karen,Heary, Caroline,Delaney, Lisa,Queally, Michelle,B Hayes, Catherine,M Kearney, Patricia,Byrne, Molly,Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study team
(2018) Intervention Fidelity Within Trials of Infant Feeding Behavioral Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review
In Annals Of Behavioral Medicine;

2018

Transparent and reproducible pain research: a critical review
Lee, H, Lamb, SE, Bagg, M, Toomey, E, Cashin, A, Moseley, L.
(2018) Transparent and reproducible pain research: a critical review
In Pain;
[ULIR]

2018

Addressing fidelity within complex health behaviour change interventions: A protocol of a scoping review of intervention fidelity frameworks and models
Roy, R, Colquhoun, H, Byrne, M, Lorencatto, F,Matvienko-Sikar, K, McCleary, N, Nathan, N, Toomey, E.
(2018) Addressing fidelity within complex health behaviour change interventions: A protocol of a scoping review of intervention fidelity frameworks and models
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12892.1
[ULIR]

2018

The CHARMS pilot study: A multi-method assessment of the feasibility of a sexual counselling implementation intervention in cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland
Murphy, P, Noone, C, D�Eath, M, Casey, D, Doherty, S, Jaarsma, T, Murphy, A, O�Donnell, M, Fallon, N, Gillespie, P, Jalali, A, McSharry, J, Newell, J, Toomey, E, Steinke, E, Byrne, M
(2018) The CHARMS pilot study: A multi-method assessment of the feasibility of a sexual counselling implementation intervention in cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland
In Pilot And Feasibility Studies;
[ULIR]

2017

Augmenting home exercise programmes in multiple sclerosis with �exercise buddies�: A pilot study
Toomey, E, Coote, S
(2017) Augmenting home exercise programmes in multiple sclerosis with �exercise buddies�: A pilot study
In International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation; pp. 54-61
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2017.24.2.54
[ULIR]

2017

Development of an infant feeding core outcome set for childhood obesity interventions: study protocol
Matvienko-Sikar, K,Byrne, M,Kelly, C,Toomey, E,Hennessy, M,Devane, D,Heary, C,Harrington, J,McGrath, N,Queally, M,Kearney, PM
(2017) Development of an infant feeding core outcome set for childhood obesity interventions: study protocol
In Trials; pp. 463-
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-2180-4
[ULIR]

2017

Using mixed methods to assess fidelity of delivery and its influencing factors in a complex self-management intervention for people with osteoarthritis and low back pain
Toomey, E, Matthews, J, Hurley, D.
(2017) Using mixed methods to assess fidelity of delivery and its influencing factors in a complex self-management intervention for people with osteoarthritis and low back pain
In BMJ open;
[ULIR]

2017

Effects of healthcare professional delivered early feeding interventions on feeding practices and dietary intake: A systematic review
Matvienko-Sikar, K, Toomey, E, Delaney, L, Harrington, J, Byrne, M, Kearney, P, CHErIsH study team
(2017) Effects of healthcare professional delivered early feeding interventions on feeding practices and dietary intake: A systematic review
In Appetite;
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.12.001

2017

Behaviour change and self-management interventions in persistent low back pain
Mansell, G, Hall, A, Toomey, E.
(2017) Behaviour change and self-management interventions in persistent low back pain
In Best Practice & Research In Clinical Rheumatology;
[ULIR]

2017

Addressing Intervention Fidelity Within Physical Therapy Research and Clinical Practice
Toomey, E, Hardeman, W
(2017) Addressing Intervention Fidelity Within Physical Therapy Research and Clinical Practice
In Journal Of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy; pp. 895-898
DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2017.0609

2017

Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: A qualitative evidence synthesis
Matvienko-Sikar, K, Sinnott, C, Byrne, M, Kelly, C, Toomey, E, McSharry, J, Heary, C, Houghton, C, Kearney, P.
(2017) Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: A qualitative evidence synthesis
In Obesity Reviews;
DOI: DOI10.1111/obr.12653
[ULIR]

2016

Using intervention mapping to develop a theory-driven, group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS).
Hurley DA,Murphy LC,Hayes D,Hall AM,Toomey E,McDonough SM,Lonsdale C,Walsh NE,Guerin S,Matthews J,
(2016) Using intervention mapping to develop a theory-driven, group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS).
In Implementation Science : Is;
DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0418-2
[ULIR]

2016

Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention
Murphy P, McSharry J, Casey D, Doherty S, Gillespie P, Jaarsma T, Murphy A, Newell J, O'Donnell M, Steinke E, Toomey E, Byrne M
(2016) Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention
In BMJ open;

2016

Development of a Feasible Implementation Fidelity Protocol Within a Complex Physical Therapy-Led Self-Management Intervention.
Toomey E,Matthews J,Guerin S,Hurley DA,
(2016) Development of a Feasible Implementation Fidelity Protocol Within a Complex Physical Therapy-Led Self-Management Intervention.
In Physical therapy;
DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20150446
[ULIR]

2016

Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention
Murphy, Patrick J,Mc Sharry, Jenny,Casey, Dympna,Doherty, Sally,Gillespie, Paddy,Jaarsma, Tiny,Murphy, Andrew W,Newell, John,O'Donnell, Martin,Steinke, Elaine E,Toomey, Elaine,Byrne, Molly
(2016) Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention
In BMJ open;
[ULIR]

2016

Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention.
Murphy, P. J., Mc Sharry, J., Casey, D., Doherty, S., Gillespie, P., Jaarsma, T., Murphy, A. W., Newell, J., O'Donnell, M., Steinke, E. E., Toomey, E., & Byrne, M.
(2016) Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention.
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011219
[ULIR]

2015

The effectiveness of physiotherapist-delivered group education and exercise interventions to promote self-management for people with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain: a rapid review part I.
Toomey E,Currie-Murphy L,Matthews J,Hurley DA,
(2015) The effectiveness of physiotherapist-delivered group education and exercise interventions to promote self-management for people with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain: a rapid review part I.
In Manual therapy;
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2014.10.013

2015

Implementation fidelity of physiotherapist-delivered group education and exercise interventions to promote self-management in people with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain: a rapid review part II.
Toomey E,Currie-Murphy L,Matthews J,Hurley DA,
(2015) Implementation fidelity of physiotherapist-delivered group education and exercise interventions to promote self-management in people with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain: a rapid review part II.
In Manual therapy;
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2014.10.012

2013

Between-rater reliability of the 6-minute walk test, berg balance scale, and handheld dynamometry in people with multiple sclerosis.
Toomey E,Coote S,
(2013) Between-rater reliability of the 6-minute walk test, berg balance scale, and handheld dynamometry in people with multiple sclerosis.
In International Journal Of Ms Care;
DOI: 10.7224/1537-2073.2011-036

2013

Exploring the use of �Exercise Buddies� to augment physiotherapy in the community for people with Multiple Sclerosis
Toomey, E, Coote, S
(2013) Exploring the use of �Exercise Buddies� to augment physiotherapy in the community for people with Multiple Sclerosis
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 67-74
DOI: 10.3233/PPR-130019

2012

Physical rehabilitation interventions in nonambulatory people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.
Toomey E,Coote SB,
(2012) Physical rehabilitation interventions in nonambulatory people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.
In International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research. Internationale Zeitschrift Fu�R Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue Internationale De Recherches De Re�Adaptation;
DOI: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e32835a241a

Conference Publications

2017

Psychology, Health and Medicine
Toomey, E, Kearney, P, Matvienko-Sikar, K, Queally, M, Hayes, C, Doherty, E, Harrington, J, McHugh, S, Kelly, C, McSharry, J, Delaney, L, Heary, C, Byrne, M.
(2017) Psychology, Health and Medicine
In Psychology, Health and Medicine;

2016

The Society for Back Pain Research Conference
Toomey, E, Matthews, J, Hurley, D.A.
(2016) The Society for Back Pain Research Conference
In The Society for Back Pain Research Conference;

2016

OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis
Hurley, D.A., Currie-Murphy, L., Hayes, D., Hall, A.M., Toomey, E., McDonough, S.M., Lonsdale, C., Walsh, N.E., Guerin, S. and Matthews, J.
(2016) OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis
In OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis;

2015

The Society for Back Pain Research Conference
Toomey, E, Matthews, J, Currie-Murphy, L, Hurley, D.A.
(2015) The Society for Back Pain Research Conference
In The Society for Back Pain Research Conference;

2013

29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, 18th Annual Conference of Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)
Toomey, E, Coote, S
(2013) 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, 18th Annual Conference of Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)
In 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, 18th Annual Conference of Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS); Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

17th Annual Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) Conference,
Toomey, E, Coote, S
(2012) 17th Annual Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) Conference,
In 17th Annual Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) Conference,;