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Ms. Elizabeth Culleton-Quinn
Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Biography

Elizabeth Culleton-Quinn is a chartered physiotherapist who is a lecturer at the Discipline of Physiotherapy and the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, TCD. Her main areas of research interest include Women's Health, Bone Health, Paediatrics, Bone Health and Breast Cancer and in particular the role of exercise in the promotion of bone health in children and adolescents who are survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

E. Culleton-Quinn, Dr A O'Marcaigh, P. Loughnane, L. Storey, Prof O. P. Smith, , An Investigation into the Physical Activity Levels of Adolescent Survivors Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Using Actigraph GT3XP Activity Monitors , ISCP Annual Conference, Galway, 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

E. Culleton-Quinn, Dr A O'Marcaigh, P. Loughnane, L. Storey, Prof O. P. Smith, , An Investigation into the Physical Activity Levels of Adolescent Survivors Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Using Actigraph GT3XP Activity Monitors , ISCP Annual Conference, Galway, 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Dockrell, S. Bennett, K. Culleton-Quinn, E., Computer use and musculoskeletal symptoms among undergraduate university students, Computers & Education, 85, 2015, p102 - 109 Journal Article, 2015

O'Shea A, Kirrane N, Kirwan A & Culleton-Quinn E, AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EXTENT OF RESEARCH CARRIED OUT BY QUALIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS IN IRELAND AND FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT IN RESEARCH., The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 43, 2015, p17 - 25 Journal Article, 2015

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, 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

E Fitzpatrick, S Flanagan, and E Culleton-Quinn, An Investigation into the Osteogenic Physical Activity Levels of Third Level Students, British Journal of Sports Medicine, BASEM Annual Conference, 2007, 24, (2), 2008, ppe1 Meeting Abstract, 2008

R A Burke, R A Fitzgerald and E Culleton-Quinn, Osteogenic Physical Activity Levels Amongst Adolescent Girls, British Journal of Sports Medicine, BASEM Annual Conference, 2006, 41, (2), 2007, pp120- Meeting Abstract, 2007

D. Phelan, G.Quinn, E. Culleton-Quinn, OSTEOGENIC ACTIVITY LEVELS AMONGST PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, The 2nd Annual RTRS Conference:The Challenges of Clinical Research, Dublin, May, 2006 Meeting Abstract, 2006

S. Downey, M. Russell, E. Culleton-Quinn, A STUDY TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCE OF DIASTASIS RECTI ABDOMINIS OF PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN DURING THE THIRD TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY, 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare Through Research, , Dublin, November 200, 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

S. Barry, J. Greene, V. lavelle, E. Culleton-Quinn, , AN INVESTIGATION INTO JOURNAL READERSHIP BY MEMBERS OF THE IRISH SOCIETY OF CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, Physical Therapy Reviews, Rehabilitation and Therapy Society, Trinity College, Dublin, May, 2005, 10, (3), 2005, pp179 - 191 Meeting Abstract, 2005

E. Culleton-Quinn, J. Gormley, "The Teaching Of Postnatal Abdominal Exercises In Maternity Units In The United Kingdom And The Republic Of Ireland" (ed.), ISCP, Annual Conference, Physiotherapy Ireland, Dublin, 24, (2), October, 2003, 44 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2003

E. Culleton-Quinn, J. Gormley, "A Study To Investigate The Teaching Of Postnatal Abdominal Exercises In Maternity Units In The United Kingdom And The Republic Of Ireland" (ed.), Proceedings of the 14th International WCPT Congress, Barcelona, Spain, June , 2003, RR PL-442 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2003

A. McMahon M. Scanlan & E. Culleton-Quinn, "Physical Activity Levels, Calcium Intake and Knowledge of Osteoporosis Risk Factors Among College-Aged Women", Journal of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, 91, 2003, p3-9 Journal Article, 2003

E. Bartlett and E. Culleton-Quinn, "An investigation into the content of antenatal classes at maternity units with shared provision of antenatal education in the Republic of Ireland", Journal of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, 91, 2002, p10-17 Journal Article, 2002

E. Culleton-Quinn, A. McMahon and M. Scanlan, "Physical Activity Levels, Calcium Intake and Knowledge of Osteoporosis Risk Factors Among College-Aged Women" (ed.), Proceedings of the European Congress on Prevention of Diseases Through Physiotherapy, Vienna, November, 2002, 36 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2002

E. Culleton-Quinn, M. Weakliam, C. Murphy, S. Crinion and M. Mason "A Pilot Study to Investigate the Prevalence and Pattern of Leisure-Time Activity of Primiparous Women During Pregnancy in Ireland" (ed.), Proceedings of the European Congress on Prevention of Diseases Through Physiotherapy, , Vienna, November, 2002, 36 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2002

E. Culleton-Quinn and E. Bartlett "The provision of antenatal education at maternity units in the Republic of Ireland" (ed.), Proceedings of Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology , Dublin, November, 2002, 61 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2002

E. Culleton-Quinn and P. Yung , "The Need to Establish an Appropriate Knowledge Base and to Understand Research Paradigms in Physiotherapy", Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (1), 2001, p12-14 Journal Article, 2001

E. Culleton-Quinn and P. Yung , "An Investigation into the Extent of Post-Qualification Physiotherapy Related Research in Ireland" , Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (1), 2001, p3 - 7 Journal Article, 2001

E. Culleton-Quinn and P. Yung, Culleton-Quinn E, and Yung P, (2001) "An Investigation into the Extent of Post-Qualification Physiotherapy Related Research in Ireland", Physiotherapy Ireland, 22, (1), 2001, p3-7 Journal Article, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

E. Culleton-Quinn, Dr A O'Marcaigh, P. Loughnane, L. Storey, Prof O. P. Smith, , An Investigation into the Physical Activity Levels of Adolescent Survivors Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Using Actigraph GT3XP Activity Monitors , ISCP Annual Conference, Galway, 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Research Expertise

Description

My main research interests are in the areas of Women's Health & Continence, Athletes and Continence, Bone Health, Paediatrics, and Cancer.

Projects

  • Title
    • Prevalence and Experiences of Urinary Incontinence/ Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction in Elite Female Athletes
  • Summary
    • Urinary incontinence (UI), defined as a 'complaint of involuntary loss of urine', is a common complaint that occurs in women of all ages. The most common forms of UI include Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI). The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS) define SUI as the 'complaint of involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion (e.g., sporting activities), or on sneezing or coughing' and UUI as 'complaint of involuntary loss of urine associated with urgency' (Haylen et al., 2010). Many women find it embarrassing to discuss pelvic floor and continence problems with others and incontinence has been shown to negatively affect quality of life (Amaral et al., 2015). Research suggests that there is an increased prevalence of UI amongst elite athletes, with athletes involved in high impact sports reporting a higher prevalence. A recent systematic review reported the prevalence of UI as ranging from 42.22% to 61.19% in high impact female sports players, and prevalence in female hockey players, which was classified as a moderate impact sport, was 31.58% (de Mattos Lourenco et al., 2018). There is no research to date investigating the prevalence of UI among female Irish athletes including female Gaelic games athletes such as Camogie or Ladies Gaelic Football players. In addition, there appears to be a paucity of qualitative research into female athletes' experiences of UI during sports. This study aims to identify the prevalence, extent and severity of urinary incontinence (UI) among female Irish athletes and the impact, if any, on their activity levels and quality of life (QOL).
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Title
    • An investigation of computer-related musculoskeletal discomfort in university staff during COVID-19
  • Summary
    • The use of computers and the associated risks of musculoskeletal disorders have been widely researched in the workforce (Colombini and Occhipinti 2006; Oha, et al. 2014; Wærsted et al. 2010). However, there is a limited number of studies on university staff use of computers and the association between computer use and musculoskeletal discomfort and, in particular during COVID-19 restrictions. Main Aim:To determine the prevalence of computer-related musculoskeletal discomfort in university staff during COVID-19.
  • Date From
    • 2021
  • Title
    • An investigation of computer-related musculoskeletal symptoms in university students during Covid-19
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Date To
    • 2021
  • Title
    • A study to investigate the follow-up care delivered to patients who have had a DEXA scan post fractured hip.
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • Physical Activity, Bone Health, Quality of Life and Participation in Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Date From
    • 2011

Keywords

Bone Health and Breast Cancer; Bone Health and Childhood Leukemia; Bone Health and Hip Fractures; Continence and Athletes; Promotion of Bone Health; Women's Health

Recognition

Representations

Represented ISCP as a member of the osteoporosis sub-group involved in the publication of the HSE/DOH&C/NCAOP 2008 document entitled "Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Ireland's Ageing Population".

Memberships

Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1989 – Present