Biography

I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in UL in 2008 and worked in many settings in the private and public sector prior to commencing work in UL in 2013 in a practice education role. I am now a Senior Lecturer in Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, and have taught on numerous modules across both the undergraduate and pre-qualification MSc Physiotherapy programmes.

My research area of interest are split between injury surveillance in elite athletes and dance, and physical activity in people with chronic disease. I am the co-founder of the SingStrong project, which is a clinically-based singing and breathing retraining programme for people with chronic respiratory disease.

I am also dedicated to excellence in teaching and hold an MA in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education. I am a previous winner of both the UL Individual Teaching Excellence Award and the Shannon Consortium Teaching Excellence Award.

I am a member of the HRI and a founding member of the Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster.

Research Interests

My research interests are dichotomised into the exploration of physical activity interventions in people with chronic respiratory disease, and injury surveillance in elite athletes . Work includes the use of technology to improve physical activity in cystic fibrosis, as well as singing and breathing control for people with chronic lung disease including COPD and pulmonary fibrosis (the SingStrong project).
I am a member of the IRIS project exploring injury in rugby cohorts from the amateur game. Other interests include the study of sleep in elite athletes, CBT-insomnia and chronic pain, and tele-rehabilitation in chronic disease.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: Association With Aerobic Capacity, Lung Function, Sleep, Well-Being, and Quality of Life

Curran, M;Tierney, AC;Button, B;Collins, L;Kennedy, L;McDonnell, C;Sheikhi, A;Jurascheck, A;Casserly, B;Cahalan, R (2022) Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: Association With Aerobic Capacity, Lung Function, Sleep, Well-Being, and Quality of Life. IRVING : DAEDALUS ENTERPRISES INC Respiratory Care :339-346

2021

Epidemiology of Shoulder Injuries in Schoolboy Rugby Union in Ireland

Leahy, TM;Kenny, IC;Campbell, MJ;Warrington, GD;Cahalan, R;Harrison, AJ;Lyons, M;Glynn, LG;O'Sullivan, K;Purtill, H;Comyns, TM (2021) Epidemiology of Shoulder Injuries in Schoolboy Rugby Union in Ireland. THOUSAND OAKS : SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC Orthopaedic Journal Of Sports Medicine

2020

Nutrition for Irish dancers

Challis J.;Cahalan R. (2020) Nutrition for Irish dancers. Complete Irish Dancer: Optimization Of Health And Performance In Irish Dancers :153-172

2020

The importance of sleep in dance

O'Sullivan K.;Cahalan R.;Thomson B.L. (2020) The importance of sleep in dance. Complete Irish Dancer: Optimization Of Health And Performance In Irish Dancers :135-151

2020

The evolution of Irish dancing

Ní Bhriain Ó.;Cahalan R. (2020) The evolution of Irish dancing. Complete Irish Dancer: Optimization Of Health And Performance In Irish Dancers :1-18

2020

Injury management, recovery and return

Cahalan R.;O'Sullivan K. (2020) Injury management, recovery and return. Complete Irish Dancer: Optimization Of Health And Performance In Irish Dancers :173-186

2019

Training load and baseline characteristics associated with new injury/pain within an endurance sporting population: a prospective study

Johnston, Richard and Cahalan, Roisin and Bonnett, Laura and Maguire, Matthew and Nevill, Alan and Glasgow, Philip and O’Sullivan, Kieran and Comyns, Thomas (2019) Training load and baseline characteristics associated with new injury/pain within an endurance sporting population: a prospective study. International journal of sports physiology and performance :590-597

2019

Corrigendum to" Injury surveillance in schools rugby: a systematic review of injury epidemiology & surveillance practices"[Physical Therapy in Sport 38 (2019) 170-178]

Leahy, Therese M and Kenny, Ian C and Campbell, Mark J and Warrington, Giles D and Cahalan, Roisin and Harrison, Andrew J and Lyons, Mark and Glynn, Liam G and Comyns, Thomas M (2019) Corrigendum to" Injury surveillance in schools rugby: a systematic review of injury epidemiology & surveillance practices"[Physical Therapy in Sport 38 (2019) 170-178]. Physical therapy in sport :44-44

2018

Injury Monitoring and Player Education, a Survey of Current Practices in Irish Amateur Rugby Union: 775 Board# 36 May 30 200 PM-330 PM

Yeomans, Caithriona A and Comyns, Thomas M and Cahalan, Roisin and Warrington, Giles D and Harrison, Andrew J and Hayes, Kevin and Lyons, Mark and Campbell, Mark J and Kenny, Ian C (2018) Injury Monitoring and Player Education, a Survey of Current Practices in Irish Amateur Rugby Union: 775 Board# 36 May 30 200 PM-330 PM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise :168-

2017

Nutrition knowledge of Irish Dancers

Challis, J and Cahalan, R and Cronin, L and Reeves, S and NiBhriain, Orfhlaith (2017) Nutrition knowledge of Irish Dancers. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

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