Marese Cooney
Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy

Biography

My research has validated the ICF Core Set for breast cancer, the output of which is a tool to map the recovery trajectory following treatment for breast cancer which is until now unchartered. My interests lie in the area of Professional Issues and Pain Management and to that end I have developed undergraduate modules in both of these areas. I have been very involved in the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and represented the organisation at National and International level. Nationally I developed a CPD portfolio for use by students and qualified members of the ISCP Internationally I have been Vice Chair of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapists. As Chairman of the Professional Issues working party of the European Region I led the development of European Core Standards of Physiotherapy Practice . I have supervised a PhD to completion and masters students on the MSc in Pain Management, Cardiff University. More recently I have been involved in validating a tool to map the recovery pathway of women after surgery for breast cancer.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Who reports what to whom after breast cancer and how do professionals respond?, Physiotherapy, 17th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore, 1-4 May 2015, 101, (Suppl 1), CSP, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, An exploration of aspects of health altered by breast cancer and its treatment using the International Classification and Functioning (ICF), Physiotherapy, 17th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore, 1-4 May 2015, 101, (Suppl 1), CSP, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Groeger L., Hayes L., Quinn S., O'Gorman F., Cooney M., Does Student Record Keeping Meet European Practice Standard 14 , Physiotherapy, 17th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore, 1-4 May 2015, 101, (Suppl 1), CSP, 2015 Published Abstract, 2015

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Do women with breast cancer report treatment after effects to health professionals and who provides the intervention? , International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 38, (1), 2015, p20 - 26 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Cooney M,Galvin R, Connolly E, Stokes E, The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for breast cancer from the perspective of women with the condition., Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, (9), 2013, p740 - 748 Journal Article, 2013

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

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Connolly E, The International Classification of Functioning (ICF) Core Set for breast cancer -a prospective surveillance tool to identify rehabilitation needs., The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship , Aviva Stadium, 20th,21st September , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Cooney M, Galvin R , Stokes E, Pain prevelance in a cohort of women up to four years after treatment for breast cancer, Irish Pain Society, 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Galway, 20th October, 2012, 2012, pp27- Meeting Abstract, 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

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Connolly E, The Health Cost of Survivorship following treatment for breast cancer from the patienst perspective using the ICF as a reference, 16th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Amsterdam, Holland, 2011 Poster, 2011

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Connolly E, Validation of the International classification of functioning Disability and health (ICF) from the perspective of the patient, 16th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Amsterdam, Holland, 20-23 June, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Connolly E, Validation of the International classification of functioning Disability and health (ICF) from the perspective of the patient, 2nd All Ireland Conference in Population Based cancer research, Dublin, October 20th, , 2010 Poster, 2010

Cooney M, Galvin R, Stokes E, Connolly E, The impact of treatment for Breast cancer on functioning and particpation from the patients perspective using the International classification of functioning Disability and Health (ICF) as a reference,, 2nd All Ireland Conference in Population Based cancer research, Dublin, October 20th,, 2010 Poster, 2010

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

Cooney M, Culleton -Quinn E, Stokes E, The characteristics of pain experienced post breast cancer tretment: A systematic review, 5th World congress World Institute of Pain- WIP, New York, March 13-16, 2009, 2009 Poster, 2009

O'Sullivan E, Murtagh R, Cooney M, An investigation into the factor which motivates patients to attend for outpatient physiotherapy, 15th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, June 2-6, 2007, edited by Vancouver , 2007 Poster, 2007

Cooney M, An investigation into the efficacy of patient recall ability immediately after physiotherapy treatment in an outpatient setting, 15th International World confederation for physical therapy Congress, Vancouver, June 2-6, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Cooney M, Walsh D & Gannon S, An evaluation of the Taxi Service available to Wheelchair User's, Irish Medical Journal, 100, (6), 2007 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Cooney M, An investigation into the efficiency of patient recallability immediately after physiotherapy treatment in an outpatient setting, Proceedings of 15th International WCPT Congress, International World confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Vancouver, June 2-6, 2007, 2007, ppRR-PL-2881 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Dunlevy C, Cooney M, Gormley J, Procedural considerations for photographic- based joint angle measurements, Physiotherapy Research International, 10, (4), 2005, p190 - 200 Journal Article, 2005

Marese Cooney, Integrating Policies into Practice.The Role of Educators in Preparing Students , European Congress on Physiotherapy Education, Estoril, Portugal, September, 2004, European Region of World Confederation of Physical Therapists Invited Talk, 2004

N Beswetherick, M Cooney, P Van der Wees, G Bouieri, M Hanneborg, Crossing European Boundaries: the development of agreed standards of physiotherapy practice" , Proceedings of ISQua's 19th International Conference , ISQua's 19th International Conference , Paris, 2004, pp232 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Cooney M,French H, Coen M,Hanlon M,Lydon AM, Morris S, Murphy M, Assessment of pain in patients with whiplash associated disorder (WAD): A retrospective multicentred study, Proceedings of 4th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Pain Society, Scientific Meeting of the Irish Pain Society, Dublin, 2004, 2004, pp60 - 61 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Cooney M, Cassidy E, Duffy S, Are Physiotherapy students committed to Continuing Professional Development?, Proceedings of European Congress on Physiotherapy Education, European Congresson Physiotherapy Education, Estoril ,Portugal, September 2004, 2004, ppPL-62 Conference Paper, 2004

Cooney M, Martin J, Jordan J, A Comparison of Students Record Keeping with the European Core Standards, Proceedings of European Congress on Physiotherapy Education, European Congress on Physiotherapy Education, Estoril, Portugal, September, 2004, ppPL-32 Conference Paper, 2004

Hayes F, Flaherty R, Cooney M, A pilot study to test the reliability of measuring isometric neck strength using an Isokinetic Dynamometer, Proceedings of 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2003, 2003, ppRR-PL-1956 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Cooney M, Kelliher S, Barrett A , An investigation into the prevelance of use of alternative therapy among physiotherapy outpatients, Physiotherapy Ireland, 21, (1), 2003, p3 - 8 Journal Article, 2003

M Cooney, N Beswetherick, , P Van der Wees, G Bouieri, M Hanneborg, European Practice Standards-how were they developed?, Physiotherapie, 4, (2003), 2003, p23 - 25 Journal Article, 2003

Cooney M, Ptashnick J, Cooney S, Cullen E, Does swimming alter resting scapular position?, Proceedings of 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona , Spain, 2003, ppRR-PL-1957 Meeting Abstract, 2003

French H,Cooney M, Hanlon M, Coen M, King AM, Morris S, Murphy M, Treatment of acute whiplash disorder (WAD) a retrospective multi-centred study, Proceedings of 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona ,Spain, 2003, 2003, ppRR-PL-2106 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Cooney M, Beswetherick N, Van der Wees P, Bouieri G, Hanneborg M, An investigation into the acceptability of agreed Practice Standards at European Level, 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona,Spain, 2003, 2003, ppRR-PL-1959 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Cooney M,French H, Coen M, Hanlon M, King AM, Morris S, Murphy M, A comparison of management of patients with whiplash in physiotherapy departments and private clinics, Proceedings of 14th International Confedreration of Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona Spain, 2003, 2003, ppRR-PL-1958 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Hanlon M, Coen M,Cooney M, French H, King AM, Morris S, Murphy M, An investigation into the assessment of signs and symptoms in acute and chronic whiplash disorders, Proceedings of 14th International World confederation of Physical therapy Congress, Barcelona ,Spain, 2003, ppRR-PL-1910 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Fenlon K, Cooney M, An investigation into the attributes physiotherapy managers seek in new graduates in Ireland, Proceedings of 14th International Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, 14th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona ,Spain, 2003, 2003, ppRR_PL-1432 Meeting Abstract, 2003

M Cooney, N Beswetherick, P Van der Wees, G Bouieri, M Hanneborg, "European Core Standards of Physiotherapy Practice", 2002, - 1-33 Protocol or guideline, 2002

D Walsh, S Gannon , M Cooney , An evaluation of the taxi service available to wheelchair users in Ireland", Physiotherapy Ireland,, 23, (2), 2002, p22 - 23 Journal Article, 2002

Catherine Blake , Marese Cooney, Grace Cooke , Afric Morrissey, Professional Development Portfolio, 2002, - 1-24 Miscellaneous, 2002

Cooney M , Ni Mhuiri A, An investigation into whther neck movements in a normal population are symmetrical, Irish journal of Medical science, 170, (1), 2001, pp183 Journal Article, 2001

Marese Cooney , Catherine Blake, Continuing Professional Development Portfolio-Background and Response, Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (1), 2001, p16 - 18 Journal Article, 2001

Cooney M, O'Neill S, Sheppard S, The incidence of adverse mechanical tension in a tennis playing population compared with a normal population, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 170, (1), 2001, pp184 Journal Article, 2001

Cooney M, Ring E, Ranges of shoulder rotation among competitive swimmers compared with a normal population, Proceedings of International Sports Medicine Conference, International Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, 2001, pp79 - 80 Meeting Abstract, 2001

Cooney M , Ni Mhuiri A, An investigation into whther neck movements in a normal population are symmetrical, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 170, (1), 2001, pp183 Journal Article, 2001

Cooney M, Galvin S, healy P, Lynch C, A comparison of Hamstring and Hamstring lower back flexibility between cyclists and controls, Proceedings of International Sports Medicine Conference, International Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, 2001, pp59 - 60 Meeting Abstract, 2001

Marese Cooney, Physiotherapy Practice in Europe: Regulation, Registration and Autonomy, Bulgarian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress, Sophia, Bulgaria, June, 2001, Bulgarian Physiotherapy Association Invited Talk, 2001

Cooney M, Galvin S, Healy P, Lynch C, A comparison of Hamstring and Hamstring lower back flexibility between cyclists and controls, Proceedings of International Sports Medicine Conference, International Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, 2001, pp59 - 60 Meeting Abstract, 2001

Cooney M, Blake C, Continuing Professional Development, Physiotherapy Ireland, 21, (1), 2000, p9 - 10 Journal Article, 2000

Blake C, Cooney M, The professional development portfolio - a record of life-long learning, Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (2), 2000, p14 - 15 Journal Article, 2000

M.Cooney, M. Donaghy, J. Botteley and A. Lopes , Post-basic Professional Physiotherapy Education in the European Region" , 2000, - 1-105 Miscellaneous, 2000

Cooney M, Casey E, Hamilton V, O'Donohue C, An investigation of scapular resting position, Proceedings of 5th Nordic Research Symposium in Physiotherapy, 5th Nordic Research Symposium in Physiotherapy, Iceland, 2000, ppO12 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Cooney M, Allen J, An investigation into post-injury hamstring strength and flexibility in rehabillitated athletes, Proceedings of 5th Nordic Research Symposium in Physiotherapy, 5th Nordic Research Symposium in Physiotherapy, Iceland , 2000, ppO19 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Cooney M, Gallen C, Mullins G, A survey of ownership and use of electrotherapeutic modalities in public out-patient departments and private practice in the Republic of Ireland, Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (2), 2000, p3 - 8 Journal Article, 2000

Cooney M, Barett A, Kelliher S, The prevelance of attendance at alternative therapists by those attending physiotherapy outpatients, Irish journal of medical Science, 169, (1), 2000, pp41 Journal Article, 2000

M. Cooney, F. Coleman and A. Flynn, A study of the knowledge that school rugby coaches have in the management and prevention of serious neck injuey, Irish Medical Journal , 93, (6), 2000, p171 - 174 Journal Article, 2000

Dunlevy C, Cooney M, Gormley J, Objective measurements of head and neck alignment using information technology, Physiotherapy ireland , 22, (2), 2000, p24 - 25 Journal Article, 2000

Cooney Marese, Specialisation within the European Region of WCPT, Physiotherapy Ireland, 20, (1), 1999, p41 - 42 Journal Article, 1999

Dockrell S, Cooney M, Injuries associated with Marathon running, Physiotherapy Ireland , 11, (1), 1990, p11 - 13 Journal Article, 1990

Research Expertise

Description

Pain assessment, measurement and management Breast cancer survivorship issues Standards of practice Professional issues International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)- validation and utility

Projects

  • Title
    • The International Classification Of Functioning (ICF) Core Set For Breast Cancer : A Validation Study
  • Summary
    • The Core set is a subset of 80 categories of aspects of health that are thought to represent the range pertinent to women with breast cancer.Until now women have not been involved in the validation process. The project aims at validating the Core Set from the perspective of women with the condition .
  • Funding Agency
    • unfunded
  • Date From
    • 2008

Keywords

CANCER PAIN; Identification and quantification of health care needs; pain management, pain measurement, pain recovery; practice issues, patient education; REHABILITATION

Recognition

Representations

Representative of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists at European and International meetings. 1996-2003

Vice Chairman of European Region of World Confederation of PhysicalTherapists 2000-2003

Chairman of Professional Issues Working Group of the European region of W.C.P.T. 2000-2002

Irish representative on the European Region of World Confederation of Physical Therapists' Education working party and Professional Issues working party 1997-2000

Awards and Honours

Vice Chairman of the European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy 2000-2003

Honorary Tutor, Msc. Pain Management, Cardiff University 2008

Outstanding abstract and presentation award from the European region of WCPT 2011

Memberships

Director of Friends of the Rotunda Charity 2013 – Present

Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care 2009 – Present

Irish Pain Society 2001 – Present

European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists 1998 – Present

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1978 – Present