Emma Stokes
Associate Professor, Physiotherapy

Biography

Emma Stokes worked as a clinical physiotherapist in St. James's Hospital, Dublin for 6 years, in the area of rehabilitation of older people and in stroke rehabilitation. She was appointed as a lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy in 1996. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and recently completed a 5 year term as Junior Dean and Registrar of Chambers. She is on sabbatical for the coming academic year. Her research interests are stroke rehabilitation, outcome measurement & more recently professional issues. She supervises 4 graduate students [previous supervision of 4 PhD students]. She recently completed a graduate degree at the School of Business in Trinity with a focus on management science and she will lead the development of a programme on management & leadership in physical therapy for the entry-level PT in 2011. She acts as a professional adviser to the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, with a focus on preparing for the transition to the new regulatory authority in Ireland and she chairs the committee that reviews applications from international graduates who seek recognition of their qualifications prior to being able to work in Ireland, the ISCP being the designated authority for this function until the establishment of the Physiotherapists Registration Board. She is the representative of the European Region of WCPT on its Executive Committee where the focus of her work has been on accreditation, direct access/patient self-referral and patient satisfaction. She will be a candidate for the election of Vice-President of WCPT in 2011.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McGowan Emer, K. Stokes Emma, Leadership in the profession of physical therapy , Physical Therapy Reviews , 20 , (2 ), 2015, p122 - 131 Journal Article, 2015

Galvin Rose, Stokes Emma, Cusack Tara, Family-Mediated Exercises (FAME): an exploration of participant†s involvement in a novel form of exercise delivery after stroke , Topics in stroke rehabilitation , 21 , (1 ), 2014, p63 - 74 Journal Article, 2014

McGrane Niall, Cusack Tara, O'Donoghue Grainne, Stokes Emma, Motivational strategies for physiotherapists , Physical Therapy Reviews , 19 , (2 ), 2014, p136 - 142 Journal Article, 2014

Bury T, Stokes EK, Direct access and patient/client self-referral to physiotherapy: a review of contemporary practice within the European Union Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Cooney MA, Culleton-Quinn E, Stokes E, Current Knowledge of Pain After Breast Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review., Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, 14, (2), 2013, p110-123 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Bury T, Stokes EK, A global view of direct access and patient self-referral to physical therapy: implications for the profession, Physical Therapy, 93, (4), 2013, p449 - 459 Journal Article, 2013

Cooney M, Galvin R, Connolly E, Stokes E, The International Classification of Functioning (ICF) core set for breast cancer from the perspective of women with the condition., Disability and rehabilitation, 35, (9), 2013, p740-8 Journal Article, 2013

Hayes S, Donnellan C, Stokes EK , Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study, Physiotherapy, 99, (2), 2013, p165 - 171 Journal Article, 2013

Landry M, Goldstein M, Stokes EK , Physiotherapy Health Services Research (PHSR): The Road 'That Must Now Be Taken, Physiotherapy Research International , 17, (20), 2012, p63 - 65 Journal Article, 2012

Marese A Cooney,R. Galvin, E.K.Stokes, E. Connolly, Impairment , activity and participation after breast cancer: the lived experience, 20, (6 (Suppl 1)), 2012, ppp126 - 126 Conference Paper, 2012

Mazzoleni S, Van Vaerenbergh J, Stokes EK, Fazekas G, Dario P, Guglielmelli E, An ergonomic modular foot platform for isometric force/torque measurements in poststroke functional assessment: A pilot study, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 49, (6), 2012, p949 - 960 Journal Article, 2012

Mazzoleni S, Van Vaerenbergh J, Stokes EK, Fazekas G, Dario P, Guglielmelli E, An ergonomic modular foot platform for isometric force/torque measurements in poststroke functional assessment: A pilot study, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 49, (6), 2012, p949 - 960 Journal Article, 2012

Galvin R, Cusack T, O'Grady E, Murphy TB, Stokes E, Family-mediated exercise intervention (FAME): evaluation of a novel form of exercise delivery after stroke., Stroke, 42, (3), 2011, p681-6 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

Galvin R, Cusack T, O'Grady E, Murphy B, Stokes EK, Family mediated exercise intervention [FAME]: evaluation of a novel form of exercise delivery after stroke, Stroke, 42, 2011, p681-686 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Hayes S, Donnellan C, Stokes EK , Impairment of executive function after stroke and concepts for physiotherapy, Physical Therapy Reviews, 16, (3), 2011, p178 - 190 Journal Article, 2011

Cooney M, Culleton-Quinn E, Stokes EK, Current Knowledge of pain post breast cancer treatment: a systematic review, Pain Management Nursing, 2010, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2010

Stokes EK, O'Connell C, Murphy B, An investigation into fatigue post stroke and its multidimensional nature , Advances in Physiotherapy, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Galvin R, Cusack T, Stokes EK, To what extent are family members & friends involved in the rehabilitation of people with stroke?, Disability and Rehabilitation, 31, (11), 2009, p898 - 905 Journal Article, 2009

Donoghue D, PROP, Stokes EK, How much change is true change? The MDC of the Berg Balance Scale., Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41, (5), 2009, p343 - 346 Journal Article, 2009

Ledger S, Galvin R, Lynch D, Stokes EK., A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effect of an individual auditory cueing device on freezing and gait speed in people with Parkinson's disease, BMC Neurology, 8, (46), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI

Muras JA, Stokes EK, Cahill C, Assistive technology in everyday living - a user survey of people with parkinson's disease., Technology and Disability, 20, (4), 2008, p271-282 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Galvin R, Murphy B, Cusack T, Stokes EK, The impact of increased duration of exercise therapy on functional recovery following stroke - what is the evidence?, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 15, (4), 2008, p365 - 377 Journal Article, 2008

Coote S, Murphy B, Stokes EK, The effect of the GENTLE/s robot mediated therapy system on upper extremity dysfunction post stroke, Clinical Rehabilitation, 22, (5), 2008, p395 - 405 Journal Article, 2008

Stokes EK, O'Neill D, Use of Outcome Measures in Physiotherapy Practice in Ireland from 1998-2003 and Comparison to Canadian Trends, Physiotherapy Canada, 60, 2008, p109 - 116 Journal Article, 2008

Rose Galvin, Tara Cusack and Emma Stokes, A randomised controlled trial evaluating family mediated exercise (FAME) therapy following stroke, BMS Neurology, 8, (22), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

Kennedy N, Stokes EK, O'Shea E et al., Inpatient & out-patient rehabilitation for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a clinical and economic assessment, Journal of Medical Economics, 10, 2007, p515 - 528 Journal Article, 2007

Outcome measurement in, editor(s)Stokes MJ, Lennon S , Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy, London, Elsevier, 2007, [Stokes EK] Book Chapter, 2007

O'Connell C, Stokes EK, Fatigue - concepts for physiotherapy management & measurement, Physical Therapy, 12, 2007, p314 - 323 Journal Article, 2007

Stokes EK, O'Neill D, Towards the development of an outcome measurement for functional mobility of older people - an evaluation of face and content validity of the Trinity Test, Physiotherapy Ireland, 28, (2), 2007, p50 - 70 Journal Article, 2007

Fatigue in, editor(s)Kaufmann T , Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, USA, Elsevier Ltd, 2006, pp131 - 134, [Stokes EK, O'Connell C] Book Chapter, 2006

Muras, Joanna Alicja, Cahill, Vinny, Stokes, Emma Katherine, A taxonomy of pervasive healthcare systems, Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, 2006, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI TARA - Full Text

Coote S, Stokes EK, The effect of robot mediated therapy on upper extremity dysfunction post stroke - a single case. , Physiotherapy, 91, (4), 2006, p250 - 256 Journal Article, 2006

O'Connell C, Varghese AC, Stokes EK, Report on research in progress, Physiotherapy Ireland, 27, (1), 2006, p23 - 26 Journal Article, 2006

Muras J, Stokes EK, Cahill V, A taxonomy of pervasive healthcare systems, IEEE, 1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare , Innsbruck, Austria, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Fox B, Stokes EK, The effect of age, gender and patient behaviour on treatment goal setting among OT and PT students, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 174, (3, Suppl 3), 2005, pp63 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Stokes EK, Hip Protectors - a survey of practice in Ireland. , Irish Medical Journal, 98, (1), 2005, p21 - 24 Journal Article, 2005

Stokes EK, The end & the means - a pan European review of the roles, processes & experiences of users & providers of assistive technology , International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 27, (Suppl 1), 2004, pp50 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Kennedy N, Stokes EK, O'Shea E, Fitzgerald O, Multidisciplinary team care in arthritis: magnitude of costs in two settings , Arthritis and Rheumatism, 49, (Suppl 9), 2004, pp23 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Coote S, Stokes EK, The effect of GENTLE/s robot mediated therapy on upper extremity function post stroke. , Proceedings of the 14th World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 14th World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Barcelona, June 2003, World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2003, ppRR-PL-1941 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Kennedy N, Fitzgerald O, Stokes EK, O'Shea E, Rehabilitation costs: how does inpatient care compare to outpatient?, Arthritis and Rheumatism, 48, (9), Wiley and sons, 2003, ppS222 - 488 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Kennedy N, Stokes EK, O'Shea E, Fitzgerald O, Multidisciplinary team care in arthritis: magnitude of costs in two settings, Arthritis and Rheumatism, 50, (9 ), 2003, ppS39 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Coote, S, Stokes, E, Murphy, TB, Harwin, W, The effect of GENTLE/s robot-mediated therapy on upper extremity dysfunction post stroke, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2003), 8th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2003), South Korea, 23-25 April 2003, 2003, pp59 - 61 Conference Paper, 2003

Coote S, Stokes EK, Physiotherapy treatments for the upper extremity: a survey of practice in Ireland, Physiotherapy Ireland, 24, (2), 2003, p11-18 Journal Article, 2003

Stokes EK, Fitzharris L, Fatigue & age, Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Barcelona, 2003, 2003, ppRR-PL-1955 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Kennedy N, Murphy B, O'Shea E, Stokes EK, A randomised trial of inpatient versus outpatient care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. , Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Barcelona, 2003, ppRR-PL-1952 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Kennedy N, Stokes EK, Why physiotherapy needs economics., Physical Therapy Reviews, 8, 2003, p27 - 30 Journal Article, 2003

Kennedy N, Fitzgerald O, Stokes EK, O'Shea E, Rehabilitation costs: how does inpatient care compare to outpatient?, Arthritis and Rheumatism, 48, (9), Wiley and sons, 2003, ppS222 - 488 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Robotics & rehabilitation: the role of robot-mediated therapy post stroke in, editor(s)MacLaghlan M & Gallagher P , Enabling Technologies: Body Image and Function, Edinburgh, Elsevier Science., 2003, pp77 - 98, [Stokes, EK] Book Chapter, 2003

Kennedy N, Murphy B, Stokes EK, Fitzergerald O, A randomised trial of inpatient versus outpatient care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, 2003, 42, (Suppl 1), 2003, pp93 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Coote S, Murphy B, Stokes EK, Robot mediated therapy for the upper extremity post stroke - a single case study, Synapse, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology, UK, Spring, 2003, pp42 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Coote S. Stokes EK, A GENTLE robot - attitudes to the first European prototype of a robot mediated therapy system, 14th World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Barcelona, June 2003, World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2003, ppRR-PL-1940 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Stokes EK, PROP- Physiotherapy Research & Older People. An innovative model to increase physiotherapy research in practice, Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Barcelona, 2003, ppRR-PL-1951 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Noel S, Bourke A, Clogher D, Cronin J, Crowley M, Fitzharris L, Gilhooly L, Jennings A, Lyons M, Monaghan M, O'Hara G, Scully C, Stokes EK, Hip protectors - a national survey of issues surrounding their use., Proceedings of 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2003, ppRR-PL-1953 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Coote S, Stokes EK, Physiotherapy treatments for the upper extremity: a survey of practice in Ireland., Physiotherapy Ireland, 24, (2), 2003, p11 - 18 Journal Article, 2003

Noel S, Jennings A, Lyons M, Murphy F, O'Hara G, Walsh C, Wright G, Murphy B, Stokes EK, Can we predict discharge destination and ability in older people?, Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 14th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Barcelona, June 2003, 2003, pp1953 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Stokes EK, Langan R, Syed S, Mulcahy R, The agesim survey in Ireland, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 2003, 172, (3 Suppl 3), 2003, pp4 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Coote S, Stokes EK, Robot mediated therapy - attitudes of patients and therapists to the first prototype of the GENTLE/s system. , Technology and Disability, 15, (1), 2003, p7 - 12 Journal Article, 2003

Coote S, Stokes EK, The effect of robot mediated therapy on upper extremity function post stroke, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, 172, (2 Suppl 2), 2003, pp26 Meeting Abstract, 2003

National Council for Ageing & Older People(ed.), Assessment of older people's health and social care needs and preferences, Dublin, 72, 2002, National Council for Ageing & Older People, 2002, 46-48 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2002

Kennedy N, Stokes EK, Measuring and evaluating rheumatoid arthritis, British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 9, (9), 2002, p357 - 364 Journal Article, 2002

Jennings, A, Lyons, M, Murphy, F, Walsh, C, Wright, G, Murphy, B, Stokes, E, Predictive nature of routinely used interdisciplinary assessment tools, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 170, (4: Supplement 3), 2001, pp118 - 119 Meeting Abstract, 2001

Kennedy, N, Murphy, B, Fitzgerald, O, Stokes, E, A pilot study of a randomised trial of inpatient versus outpatient care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (1), 2001, pp24 - 25 Meeting Abstract, 2001

van de Hel P, Drissen B, Oderwald M, Coote S, Stokes EK, GENTLE/s: robot mediated therapy for stroke patients in a virtual world. , Assistive Technology Research Series. IOS Press Amsterdam, 10, 2001, p256 - 261 Journal Article, 2001

Harwin W, Loureiro R, Amirabdohallian F, Taylor M, Johnson G, Stokes EK, Coote S, The GENTLE/s project: a new method of delivering neuro-rehabilitation., Assistive Technology Research Series. IOS Press Amsterdam, 10, 2001, p36 - 41 Journal Article, 2001

Coote S, Stokes EK, Physical therapy for upper extremity dysfunction following stroke, Physical Therapy Reviews, 6, 2001, p63-69- Journal Article, 2001

Stokes EK, O'Neill D, Barriers to achieving functaional independence within the context of physiotherapy, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 2000, 169, (4), 2000, pp117 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Doyle J, Ruisi J, Stokes EK, The effect of footwear on sway in the elderly, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 2000, 169, (4), 2000, pp20 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Kennedy N, Sayers N, Cassidy C, Ward S, Bresnihan B, Fitzgerald O, Stokes EK, The effect of rehabilitation in a rheumatic diseases unit, British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 8, (1), 2000, p29 - 36 Journal Article, 2000

Stokes EK, Yung P, O'Neill D, Outcome measurement and physiotherapy for the older patient, 13th World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Yokohama, Japan, June 1999, Science Council of Japan, 1999, pp400 Meeting Abstract, 1999

Stokes EK, O'Neill D, The use of standardised assessments by physiotherapists in Ireland, British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 6, (11), 1999, p560 - 565 Journal Article, 1999

McNally B, Daly E, Harmon D, O'Neill D, Stokes EK, Functional Independence Measure - pilot study in rehabilitation., Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontological Society, Dublin, 1998, 167, (Suppl 5), 1998, pp17 Meeting Abstract, 1998

Stokes EK, Finn AM, Walsh JB, Coakley D, Kirkham D, The 'Balance-Meter': an investigation of an apparatus to measure postural sway., Health Care in Later Life, 3, (3), 1998, p215 - 225 Journal Article, 1998

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Stokes EK, Rehabilitation Outcome Measures, London, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2010 Book, 2010

Stokes EK, Hip protectors - a guide to their use, Dublin, Physiotherapy Research & Older People, 2003 Report, 2003

Research Expertise

Description

Stroke rehabilitation - novel technologies, family-mediated exercise intervention, activity & exercise participation Professional issues physiotherapy practice - direct access, regulation, advanced scope Outcome measures in physiotherapy practice

Projects

  • Title
    • GENTLE/s
  • Summary
    • Design and evaluation of robot-mediated therapy for people with stroke
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1999
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • I-Match
  • Summary
    • Deisgn adn evaluation of technology to help match users to appropraie input devices for assistive technology (AT). Pyschosocial impact of AT.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • ALLADIN
  • Summary
    • Decision support system for neuro-rehabilitation
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • FAME - Family mediated exercise intervention post stroke
  • Summary
    • This study investigates the role of family mediated exercise intervention post stroke.
  • Funding Agency
    • Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook
  • Date From
    • October 2004
  • Date To
    • September 2008

Keywords

Assistive Technology (Handicapped); Elderly Health; Exercise; Handicapped Device Development; Health/Medical Science--Computer Technology; Instrumentation development; Neurodegenerative Diseases/Disorders; Outcome measures; Physiotherapy; Physiotherapy & Stroke; Stroke rehabilitation; Technology Assessment/Transfer/Outreach (Hlth; Therapy Evaluation

Recognition

Representations

World Confederation for Physical Therapy- European representative on WCPT Executive Committee 2006-2010

Representative of the Irish Society of Chartered Phsyiotherapists at European and International meetings 1999 to date

Memberships

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1990 – to date