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 St. James' Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 St. Vincent's University Hospital - Physiotherapist
  • 2009 Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland - 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

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Peer Reviewed Journals

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

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study.

Dr. Sara Hayes
2013
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Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in People Who Have Multiple Sclerosis and Are Ambulatory

Helen Purtill
Dr. Sara Hayes
Dr. Susan Coote
2016
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Executive dysfunction and balance function post-stroke: A cross-sectional study

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol

Assoc. Prof. Rachel Msetfi
Prof. Stephen Gallagher
Dr. Sara Hayes
Dr. Susan Coote
2015
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The measurement and impairment of executive function after stroke and concepts for physiotherapy.

Dr. Sara Hayes
2011
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Cohort study comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini- BESTest in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr. Sara Hayes
Dr. Susan Coote
2016
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What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?

Dr. Sara Hayes
Dr. Susan Coote
2016
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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

Dr. Sara Hayes
2014
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Web-based Physical Activity Resources: Listening to the Voice of People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr. Sara Hayes
Dr. Susan Coote
2015
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Physical fitness training for stroke patients.

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Executive dysfunction post-stroke: an insight into the perspectives of physiotherapists

Dr. Sara Hayes
2015
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Review of Physical fitness training for stroke patients

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Minimum number of days required for a reliable estimate of daily step count and energy expenditure, in people with MS who walk unaided

Dr. Sara Hayes
2017
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Editorials

Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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

Prof. Stephen Gallagher
Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Physical fitness training for stroke patients

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Web-based physical activity resources for people with multiple sclerosis: a review

Dr. Sara Hayes
Dr. Susan Coote
2015
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Physical Fitness Training for Patients With Stroke

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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Physical fitness training and cognitive function for stroke patients (review)

Dr. Sara Hayes
2016
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