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Julie Broderick
Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy


Dr. Julie Broderick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiotherapty.

She was awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Fellowship in 2008 and her doctoral work was entitled 'Physical Activity through the Cancer Trajectory'and a HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015. She also holds an honours degree (BSc.) in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Exercise Physiology (MSc.) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics (H. Dip.) from Trinity College Dublin.

She worked clinically for a number of years in a variety of settings mainly in the cardio-respiratory area, and has held previous positions in clinical education and academia. The core focus of her research is the study of physical activity as a means to optimise physical and mental health across a range of chronic diseases.

Her work focuses on the most functionally and life-limiting chronic conditions in the areas of oncology, cardio-respiratory and severe mental health. She is particularly interested in the application of research findings to optimise exercise prescription across these conditions and in the use of novel technology and methods to increase physical activity for health benefits. She is interested in Overview methodology and is conducting a number of reviews to populate a Cochrane overview in the areas of schizophrenia.She has recently been appointed an Associate Editor for Overviews for the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.

She has presented her research widely and a number of publications have emanated from her work.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Haberlin, C., Broderick, J., Guinan, E., Darker, C.D., Hussey, J., O'Donnell, D.M., eHealth-based intervention to increase physical activity levels in people with cancer: protocol of a feasibility trial in an Irish acute hospital setting, BMJ Open, 9, (3), 2019, pe024999- Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

Korn B, Bailey-Scanlan M, Ribeiro LH, Broderick J, Advance Care Planning Education Sessions During Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Ireland, J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, 39, (E8-E110), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Haberlin C, Moran J, Broderick JM, O'Donnell DM, Increasing physical activity in cancer survivors using eHealth: A focus group study., Journal of Clinical Oncology , 36:7, (suppl 107-107), 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Flahive M, O Driscoll J, Dowds J, Wijewardene D, Moran B, Pond P, Coman L, Hayes A, Mockler D, Saunders J, Moran J, Broderick , Physical function performance and recovery of patients undergoing abdominal surgery in relation to postoperative complications- a prospective real-world study. , Mesentery Peritoneum , AB236, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Kelly G, Reilly A, Moloney H, Moran J, Cunningham C, Broderick J, 50 years of randomised controlled trials published in the journal Physiotherapy: A review 1967-2017, Physiotherapy, 1043, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Waugh A, Crumlish N, Kelleher E, Forde C, Broderick J, A feasibility study of a physiotherapy-led motivational programme to increase physical activity and improve cardiometabolic risk in people with major mental illness., General Hospital Psychiatry , 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Haberlin C, O'Dwyer T, Mockler D, Moran J, O'Donnell DM, Broderick J., The use of eHealth to promote physical activity in cancer survivors: a systematic review, Supportive Care in Cancer, June , (16), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Broderick J, Irving C, Shokraneh F, Ostinelli EG, Walshe M, Mockler D, Adams, C, Development of workable solutions to overcome known limitations of overview methodology, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 25th Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh , September 2018, 9, (1), 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Broderick J, Vancampfort D, Mockler D, Bennett K, Waugh A, McDonough C, Cramer H, Walshe M. , Yoga for Schizophrenia , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , CD013213, (12), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Jonathan Moran, Grainne Kelly, Ciarán Haberlin, David Mockler, Julie Broderick, The use of eHealth to promote physical activity in patients with mental health conditions: a systematic review, HRB Open Research, 1, 2018, p5 Journal Article, 2018

Broderick J, Mc Grath C, Cullen K, Talbot D, Gilmor J, Baily-Scanlan M, O'Dwyer T, Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise capacity and disease impact in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obesity., Physiotherapy, 104, 2018, p248 - 250 Journal Article, 2018

Broderick J, Crumlish N, Vancampfort D , Yoga as part of a package of care versus standard care for schizophrenia., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 9, (Art. No.: CD012145), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Cullen K, Talbot D, Gillmor J, McGrath C, OʼDonnell R, Baily-Scanlan M, Broderick J., Effect of Baseline Anxiety and Depression Symptoms on Selected Outcomes Following Pulmonary Rehabilitation., 37, (4), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Korn B, Baily-Scanlan M, Ribeiro R, Broderick J, Advance care planning education in Pulmonary Rehabilitation-results from an Irish nationwide survey of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programmes , European Respiratory Journal, 50 (Suppl 61), (PA604), 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Broderick J, Crumlish N, Waugh A, Vancampfort D. , Yoga versus non-standard care for schizophrenia, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art. No.: CD012052 , 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Vancampfort D, De Hert M, Broderick J, Lederman O, Firth J, Rosenbaum S, Probst M., Early Interv Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 4. doi: 10.1111/eip.12373. [Epub ahead of print] Is autonomous motivation the key to maintaining an active lifestyle in first-episode psychosis?., Early Interv Psychiatry, Sept , 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Al Mohammedali Z, O'Dwyer TK, Broderick JM. , The emerging role of respiratory physiotherapy: A profile of the attitudes of nurses and physicians in Saudi Arabia, Ann Thorac Med, 11, (4), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Broderick J, Knowles A, Chadwick J/ Vancampfort D., Yoga vs Standard Care for Schizophrenia, Schizophr Bull. , 42, (1), 2016, p15-7 Journal Article, 2016

N. Keohane, J. Dowds, J Broderick, I. Martin-Leoches, , Long Term Functional Outcomes Post Critical Care Discharge, , Irish Journal of Medical Science , 185, (S439-S408), 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Waugh A., Lang S., Kelleher E., Tynan D., Doherty H., Murphy N., Hussey J., Crumlish N., Broderick J, A feasibility study investigating a physiotherapy motivational interviewing programme to reduce cardio-metabolic risk in schizophrenia and bipolar, Physiotherapy , RR-PO-07-24-Mon , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Broderick J, Knowles A, Chadwick J, Vancampfort D., Yoga versus standard care for schizophrenia., Cochrane Database Syst Rev, Oct 21;(10), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Broderick J.M., Sunderland E., Murphy N., Connolly E.M., Waugh A, Good symptomatic and functional outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgeries in breast cancer patients-early discharge may be warranted. , Physiotherapy , (RR-PO-14-14-Sat ), 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Ryan, J, M. Crowley, V E. Hensey, O Broderick, J M. McGahey, A Gormley, J., Habitual physical activity and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with cerebral palsy , Research in Developmental Disabilities , 35 , (9 ), 2014, p1995 - 2002 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

J. M. Broderick, J. Hussey, M. J. Kennedy, D. M. O' Donnell. , Testing the 'teachable moment' premise: does physical activity increase in the early survivorship phase? , Supportive Care in Cancer, 22, (4), 2014, p989-997 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Broderick JM, Ryan J, O'Donnell DM, Hussey J., A guide to assessing physical activity using accelerometry in cancer patients., Supportive Care in Cancer, Jan 4 epub, 2014 Review Article, 2014

Broderick, J. M. Guinan, E. Donnell, D. M. O' Hussey, J. Tyrell, E. Normand, C., Calculating the costs of an 8-week, physiotherapy-led exercise intervention in deconditioned cancer survivors in the early survivorship period (the PEACH trial), Physiotherapy, 100, (2), 2014, p182 - 184 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Broderick JM, Hussey J, Kennedy MJ, O' Donnell DM, Patients over 65years are assigned lower ECOG PS scores than younger patients, although objectively measured physical activity is no different, Geriatric Oncology, 5, (1), 2014, p49-56 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Broderick JM, Guinan E, Kennedy MJ, Hollywood D, Courneya KS, Culos-Reed SN, Bennett K, O'Donnell DM, Hussey J, Feasibility and efficacy of a supervised exercise intervention in de-conditioned cancer survivors during the early survivorship phase, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 7, (4), 2013, p551 - 562 Journal Article, 2013

Guinan E, Hussey J, Broderick JM, Lithander FE, O'Donnell D, Kennedy MJ, Connolly EM, The effect of aerobic exercise on metabolic and inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors-a pilot study., Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 21, (7), 2013, p1983-1992 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Guinan, E.M., Hussey, J.M., Walsh, J.M., Kennedy, M.J., Connolly, E.M, The metabolic risk profile of breast cancer survivors 2 to 6 months post-chemotherapy, Journal of Clinical Oncology , 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Walsh, J. M., Feeney, C., Hussey, J. Donnellan, C., Sources of Stress and Psychological Morbidity among undergraduate physiotherapy students, Physiotherapy, 96, 2010, p206 - 212 Journal Article, 2010

Walsh, J. M., Barrett, A., Murray, D., Ryan, J., The Modified Rivermead Mobility Index: reliability and convergent validity in a mixed neurological population , Disability and Rehabilitation, 32, (14), 2010, p1133 - 1139 Journal Article, 2010

Walsh, J. M., Hussey J. M., Kennedy, M. J. O' Donnell, D. M., A comparison of ECOG PS assigned and objectively measured physical activity, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, 28, (suppl; abstr e19526), 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Walsh JM, Hussey J, Guinan E, O' Donnell D, 'Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of individually prescribed exercise versus usual care in a heterogeneous cancer survivor population': a feasibility study PEACH trial: prescribed exercise after chemotherapy., BMC Cancer, 10, (42), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Walsh, J. Hussey, J,, O' Donnell, D., A pilot study comparing objective physical activity to the physical componenet of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status scale, Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO Annual Meeting, Florida, USA, 27, (e20501), 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Walsh J. Bell C., A study comparing medium & high intensity cardiac rehabilitation in high risk males, Therapy Reviews, 11, (3), 2006 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Cromwell, F., Walsh, J. Gormely, J. , A pilot study examining injuries in elite gaelic footballers, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 34, (2), 2000, p104 - 108 Journal Article, 2000

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Broderick J, Moran J, 'Let's Get Active, Guidelines to support mental health service users to engage in physical activity. ', 2018, - Protocol or guideline, 2018

Research Expertise


The role of physical activity and exercise prescription across a range of chronic diseases namely; Cancer, Cardiorespiratory conditions, Mental Health


Awards and Honours

Health Research Board (HRB) Cochrane Fellowship September 2014

Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Fellowship June 2008

Irish Cancer Society Oncology Travel Award 2008

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Summer Studenship 2008

Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarship May 2018


Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1998 – Current