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

Mary Boyd

Dip Physio (TCD), MMedSc, M.Ed, MScLHPE, MISCP

Mary Boyd 

Position
Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Telephone
+ 353 1 4022368
Biography

Mary Boyd graduated from the School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. She worked in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin before going on to work in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. During her time in Boston, she specialised in Hand therapy where she became a Certified Hand Therapist. On returning to Dublin, she completed postgraduate courses in University College Dublin and Trinity College and was awarded a Masters in Medical Science (Physiotherapy) from UCD in 1994 and a Masters in Education from TCD in 1996. She subsequently worked as a Clinical Tutor and Lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, before moving to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1999. She was awarded an MSc in Leadership in Health Professions Education 2013, with a thesis titled ‘Introducing Problem-based Learning in a School of Physiotherapy.

She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, and has served at executive level as vice-chairman 1998-'99, and chairman of the Society 1999-'02.

Research areas of interest

Teaching and learning in the health profession, clinical education and supervision and upper limb and hand function.

Research Projects

July - September 2014. A pilot study to investigate the effect of wearing support shorts during exercise on women with Stress Urinary Incontinence. RCSI Research Summer Grant.

July - September 2013. Assessing Dynamic Visual Acuity in Healthy Adults: Reliability of the Micromedical DVA Device. RCSI Summer Research Grant.

Publications / Presentations

Oral / Poster Presentations

Reynolds, S, Boyd M and Cusack C. 'A pilot study to investigate the effect of wearing support shorts during exercise on women with Stress Urinary Incontinence'. RCSI Research Day, March 2015.

Boyd M Introduction of Problem-based Learning in a School of Physiotherapy, NUIM Leadership Symposium oral presenation, March 2014

Boyd M Introduction of Problem-based Learning in a School of Physiotherapy, INMED, Belfast 2014.

Nolan M, Boyd M and Meldrum D. Assessing Dynamic Visual Acuity in Healthy Adults: Reliability of the Micromedical DVA Device, RCSI Research Day, March 2014.

French HP and Boyd M. Inter-instrument reliability of the two goniometers for the measurement of hip range of motion in symptom-free subjects and people with hip OA. British Society of Rheumatology Annual Conference 2009.

Spencer P, Twohig S, Boyd M and Keating L. Current Clinical and Safety Practices in the use of Low-Intensity Laser Therapy, RTRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin 2008.

Douglas J, Akridge, K, Cuggino, C, Boyd M. Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Physiotherapists. Irish Ergonomics Society Proceedings and Presentation, Dublin 1998.

Douglas J, Akridge K, Cuggino C and Boyd M. Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Physiotherapist, ISCP Conference Paper Presentation, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1998.

Boyd M and Garret M. Relationship Between Hip Muscle Strength, Functional Status and Surgical Approach in Patient's Following Total Hip Arthroplasty, ISCP Annual conference and Scientific Meeting, Dublin 1995

Postgraduate Student Supervision

Professional Activities