Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Aine Ryan

BSc (Physio), Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Aine Ryan 

Email
aineryan@rcsi.ie

 Biography

Áine Ryan graduated from Brunel University, London in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.

She has over 10 years' experience as a chartered physiotherapist working between two teaching hospitals in Dublin (AMNCH and SVUH) along with private practice.

Áine has held senior roles in musculoskeletal outpatients, rheumatology, pain management and orthopaedic triage. Between 2008 and 2010, while working as a senior physiotherapist in Tallaght Hospital, she completed an MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in University College Dublin.

Áine returned to full-time education and research in September 2013 and commenced as a HRB PhD Scholar in Population Health and Health Services Research (SPHeRE Programme) based in the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research in RCSI. The focus of her PhD is physical activity and function in patients with multimorbidity (multiple chronic conditions) and is being completed under the supervision of Prof. Susan Smith (RCSI), Dr Rose Galvin (UL) and Dr Catriona Murphy (DCU).

Áine has been a guest lecturer in the three Schools of Physiotherapy in Dublin (RCSI, TCD, UCD). She is a member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (CPMT) clinical interest group and from 2011 -2016 held the role of Research & Development Officer. She is currently a board member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) holding the role of Director of Professional Development (2017-2018).

Áine is also Chairperson of the Professional Development Standing Committee of the ISCP.

Áine is currently in post in RCSI to replace Ms Louise Keating who is on research leave.

Research Areas of Interest

 

  • Physical activity interventions for primary and secondary prevention for people with multiple chronic conditions
  • Lifestyle factors and healthy ageing
  • Exercise adherence and behaviour change
  • Interdisciplinary chronic pain management

 

Published journal articles

Ryan A, Murphy, C., Boland F. Galvin, R. Smith, S. M. What is the impact of physical activity and physical function on the development of Multimorbidity in older adults over time? A population-based cohort study. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A. 2017 (Accepted for publication January 2018)

Ryan A, Wallace E, O'Hara P, Smith SM. Multimorbidity and functional decline in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2015; 13:168.

Under preparation journal articles

Ryan A, Smith S, Cummins V, Murphy C, Galvin R. Development and pilot study of a novel mixed methods inter-agency physical activity and education programme for adults with multimorbidity: Activ8. 2017

Oral presentations

Falls, Frailty and Bone Health Congress, Dublin, November 2017. Ryan A, Murphy, C., Boland F. Galvin, R. Smith, S. M. 'What is the impact of physical activity and physical function on the development of Multimorbidity in older adults over time?'

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Galway, October 2017. Ryan A, Smith S, Cummins V, Murphy C, Galvin R 'Development and pilot study of a novel mixed methods inter-agency physical activity and education programme for adults with multimorbidity: Activ8'

Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Meeting, Dublin, July 2016. Ryan A, Murphy, C., Boland F. Galvin, R. Smith, S. M. 'What is the impact of physical activity and physical function on the development of Multimorbidity in older adults over time?'

SPHeRE Conference, Dublin, January 2015. Ryan A, Wallace E, O'Hara P, Smith SM. Multimorbidity and functional decline in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review.

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference, Dublin, November 2015. Ryan A, Wallace E, O'Hara P, Smith SM. Multimorbidity and functional decline in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review. 2015

Poster presentations

Falls, Frailty & Bone Health Congress, Dublin, November 2017. Ryan A, Smith S, Cummins V, Murphy C, Galvin R. Activ8: an Interagency Physical Activity and Lifestyle Programme for Multimorbidity.

SPHeRE Conference, Dublin, February 2016. Ryan A, Murphy, C., Boland F. Galvin, R. Smith, S. M. 'What is the impact of physical activity and physical function on the development of Multimorbidity in older adults over time?'

Society of Academic Primary Care Conference, University of Oxford, July 2015. Ryan A, Wallace E, O'Hara P, Smith SM. Multimorbidity and functional decline in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review. 2015.

Professional Activities

Board member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP)

Director of Professional Development for the ISCP (2017-2018)

Chairperson of the Professional Development Standing Committee of the ISCP

Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (CPMT) clinical interest group

Research & Development Officer CPMT (2011 -2016)