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News Archive: 2017

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, presents paper at 28th International Symposium on ALS/MND

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, presented a paper at the 28th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Boston, 8-10 Dec. Dr Foley’s presentation titled A systematic review of decision-making among patients and family in ALS care, encompassed key aspects of her systematic review published in the high-impact journal ALS & Frontotemporal Degeneration. The International Symposium on ALS/MND is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to ALS and is the premier event in the MND research calendar for discussion on the latest advances in ALS research and clinical management.

12th December 2017

Congratulations to the Singaporean graduates of the TCD Degree in Occupational Therapy Programme. They celebrated their conferring ceremony on the 19th of October 2017 in Singapore. Dr. Deirdre Connolly, Associate Professor, attended the graduation. We wish the graduates every success in their future careers.

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, receives research-support funding from TCD Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF)

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, has been awarded funding from the TCD ISSF towards building international and strategic collaborations for future research. Funding received will support visits to the 2017 International Symposium on ALS/MND in Boston, USA and to a Supportive & Palliative Care Research group at The University of Manchester, UK.

25 September 2017

Ann-Marie Morrissey, Assistant Professor, publishes paper examining assessment techniques for disorders of consciousness.


Ann-Marie Morrissey, Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy has published a paper, along with national and international co-authors, in the academic journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (impact factor 2.280). In the paper Morrissey et al. (2017) explore the advantages of use of multiple neurobehavioural assessment tools in the behavioral assessment of consciousness. This paper has important clinical implications as many clinical settings continue to use a single assessment tool. 

A full copy of the article is available at:

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, publishes systematic review in ALS

Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, has published as lead author, a systematic review in the acclaimed and high-impact factor journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration. The review examines and synthesises how people with ALS and their family interrelate in the decision-making process pertaining to care. The review is co-authored by Dr Geralyn Hynes, Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD). ALS & FTD is the official journal of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases (Impact factor 3.054). The article can be viewed by clicking here.

August 2017

Dr. Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, co-authors paper on multidisciplinary care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Foley, Assistant Professor, on her recent publication in the open-access Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. The publication can be viewed by clicking here. The publication outlines and synthesises key aspects of multidisciplinary healthcare in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

May 2017

Senior Freshman Occupational Therapy student elected Scholar on Trinity Monday

Congratulations to Mide Power (Senior Freshman Occupational Therapy student) who was elected as Scholar on Trinity Monday. TCD Scholars are elected annually in various subjects on the result of scholarship examination in Trinity Term. In 2017, 55 students across college were awarded Scholarship. The Scholarship is a prestigious award. A scholarship is tenured for five years during which time the Scholar is entitled to free Trinity accommodation, their evening meal free of charge at Commons, a waiver of their tuition fees or student contribution and a small annual stipend. Scholars are also entitled to use the 'sch' after their name.

April 2017