Lonan graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc. (hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009. He subsequently completed an MSc. in Physiotherapy by research under the supervision of Prof. Susan Coote in 2011. The project investigated the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation as an adjunct to progressive resistance training in the home setting for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Lonan worked clinically in private practice, primarily in the area musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation from 2011-2013. During this time he worked in the early stages with a start-up technology company, Salaso Health Solutions (formerly Health Clinic Plus). Lonan worked with Salaso on a full time basis from 2013 - 2015 in roles including; clinical content (multi-media) development, project management (ESCAPE-pain website), software development support (feature planning and evaluation), sales and market research and customer training and technical support. Lonan returned to clinical practice in 2015 while concurrently supporting neurology teaching and research in in the physiotherapy department on a part-time basis. In Spring 2016, he taught a sports injuries module in the Physical Education and Sports Science Department in the University of Limerick.
- Behaviour change through technology (mobile & wearable device) to support healthcare outcomes
- Technology supported exercise rehabilitation