Biography

<< Dr. Sara Hayes is a lecturer in Physiotherapy in the Department of Clinical Therapies, UL. Sara completed her BSc in Physiotherapy (2008) (1st class honours), P.G. Dip in Statistics (2010) and PhD (2013) in Trinity College Dublin. She has worked clinically as a Chartered Physiotherapist, primarily in the acute hospital setting across a variety of clinical populations. Sara is the module leader for BSc and MSc Neurology, Chronic Inflammatory States and Exercise and Participation modules in 2016/2017 in Clinical Therapies, UL. Her research interest lies in the provision of sustainable multi-factorial interventions to people with chronic neurological conditions. Sara's PhD, which focused on the relationship between cognition and physical function post-stroke has lead on to her co-authoring a Cochrane Review examining the evidence for physical fitness training post-stroke. As a Health Research Board (HRB) Research Fellow in NUI Galway (ICE award, 2014) and UL (Health Research Award, 2014-2016), Sara has coordinated two randomised controlled trials. She was awarded a two-year HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015 to complete a Cochrane review entitled 'Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis'. Sara collaborates with colleagues in physiotherapy, biostatistics, psychology, sport science, health economics, medicine, nursing and health promotion and is a member of the Health Research Institute in UL and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.>>

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick - HRB Cochrane Fellow,
  • 2015 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 2014 University of Limerick - HRB post-doctoral research fellow
  • 2013 NUI Galway - HRB ICE post-doctoral research fellow
  • 2012 University College Dublin - Occasional lecturer, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science
  • 2012 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2010 Trinity College Dublin - Occasional lecturer
  • 2010 St. James' Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 St. James' Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2008 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist

Award

  • 2013 - 1st prize for Clinical Research at the Irish Pain Society annual conference
  • 2012 - 1st prize for oral presentation at the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke- 15th Annual Stroke Study Day
  • 2007 - Undergraduate Erasmus Exchange programme in Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004 - Entrance Award

Association

  • Member, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Committee member- education officer, Mid Western branch ISCP

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Minimum number of days required for a reliable estimate of daily step count and energy expenditure, in people with MS who walk unaided

Norris, M,Anderson, R,Motl, RW,Hayes, S,Coote, S (2017) Minimum number of days required for a reliable estimate of daily step count and energy expenditure, in people with MS who walk unaided. Gait & posture :201-206

Read more
2016

Response to letter to the editor re: Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke; a cross-sectional study'

Hayes, S; Donnellan, C; Stokes, E (2016) Response to letter to the editor re: Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke; a cross-sectional study'. Physiotherapy

Read more
2016

Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke: A cross-sectional study

Hayes, S,Donnellan, C,Stokes, E (2016) Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke: A cross-sectional study. Physiotherapy :64-70

Read more
2016

What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?

Casey, B,Hayes, S,Browne, C,Coote, S (2016) What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?. Disability And Rehabilitation :1557-1566

Read more
2016

Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis and Are Ambulatory

Ross, E,Purtill, H,Uszynski, M,Hayes, S,Casey, B,Browne, C,Coote, S (2016) Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis and Are Ambulatory. Physical therapy :1448-1455

Read more
2016

Cohort study comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini- BESTest in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Ross E, Purtill H, Uszynski M, Hayes S, Casey B, Browne C, Coote S. (2016) Cohort study comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini- BESTest in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis.. Physical therapy

Read more
2016

Physical fitness training for stroke patients.

Saunders DH, Sanderson M, Hayes S, Kilrane M, Greig CA, Brazzelli M, Mead GE. . (2016) Physical fitness training for stroke patients. . Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)

Read more
2016

Review of Physical fitness training for stroke patients

Saunders, DH; Sanderson, M; Hayes, S; Kilrane, M; Brazzelli, M; Greig, CA; Mead, GE (2016) Review of Physical fitness training for stroke patients. Stroke

Read more
2015

Web-based Physical Activity Resources: Listening to the Voice of People with Multiple Sclerosis.

' Casey B, Hayes S, Larkin A, Browne C, Coote S. (2015) (2015) Web-based Physical Activity Resources: Listening to the Voice of People with Multiple Sclerosis. . Disability And Rehabilitation

Read more
2015

A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol

Coote, S,Gallagher, S,Msetfi, R,Larkin, A,Newell, J,Motl, RW,Hayes, S (2015) A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol. BMC neurology

Read more
2015

Executive dysfunction post-stroke: an insight into the perspectives of physiotherapists

Hayes, S,Donnellan, C,Stokes, E (2015) Executive dysfunction post-stroke: an insight into the perspectives of physiotherapists. Disability And Rehabilitation :1817-1824

Read more
2014

Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Hayes, S,Hogan, M,Dowd, H,Doherty, E,O'Higgins, S,Gabhainn, SN,MacNeela, P,Murphy, AW,Kropmans, T,O'Neill, C,Newell, J,McGuire, BE (2014) Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open

Read more
2013

Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study.

Hayes, S; Donnellan, C; Stokes, E. (2013) Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study. . Physiotherapy :165-171

Read more
2011

The measurement and impairment of executive function after stroke and concepts for physiotherapy.

Hayes, S; Donnellan, C; Stokes, E. (2011) The measurement and impairment of executive function after stroke and concepts for physiotherapy. . Physical Therapy Reviews :178-190

Read more

Books

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Book Chapters

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Edited Books

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Other Journals

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Conference Publications

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Conference Contributions

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Published Reports

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Editorials

2016

Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke

Saunders, DH,Sanderson, M,Hayes, S,Kilrane, M,Greig, CA,Brazzelli, M,Mead, GE (2016) Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke. Stroke :219-220

Read more

Book Reviews

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Other Publications

2016

Energy expenditure in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis - social cognitive theory and symptom correlates

Uszynski, MK,Casey, B,Hayes, S,Gallagher, S,Motl, RW,Coote, S (2016) Energy expenditure in inactive adults with multiple sclerosis - social cognitive theory and symptom correlates. Multiple Sclerosis Journal :825-826

Read more
2016

Physical fitness training for stroke patients

Saunders, DH,Sanderson, M,Hayes, S,Kilrane, M,Greig, CA,Brazzelli, M,Mead, GE (2016) Physical fitness training for stroke patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Read more
2016

Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke

Saunders, DH,Sanderson, M,Hayes, S,Kilrane, M,Greig, CA,Brazzelli, M,Mead, GE (2016) Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke. Stroke :219-220

Read more
2016

Physical fitness training and cognitive function for stroke patients (review)

Hayes, S,Saunders, D,Greig, C,Kilrane, M,Brazelli, M,Mead, G (2016) Physical fitness training and cognitive function for stroke patients (review). Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland) :117-117

Read more
2015

Web-based physical activity resources for people with multiple sclerosis: a review

Casey, B,Hayes, S,Larkin, A,Comber, L,Coote, S (2015) Web-based physical activity resources for people with multiple sclerosis: a review. Multiple Sclerosis Journal :518-519

Read more