Dr. Cuisle Forde

Dr. Cuisle Forde

Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy

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Biography

Dr Cuisle Forde is an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. She graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. Having been awarded a Trinity scholarship during her undergraduate career, and an Irish Research Council scholarship to carry out a PhD, she began work on her doctoral thesis the following autumn, which she completed in 2012. During her doctoral studies, Cuisle investigated the efficacy of active video games as a form of exercise for children who have cystic fibrosis and those attending weight management clinics. She also examined the capability of an active video game to be used as a tool to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness. She completed a Diploma in Statistics and was also involved in research projects investigating arterial stiffness and physical activity in adults. After spending some time working clinically and lecturing in critical thinking in Kosovo, Cuisle returned to Dublin in September 2013 to begin a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. With an interest in technology and innovative teaching methods, Cuisle helped develop the Online Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Exercise and is now coordinator for this course. Her latest publications investigate the efficacy of e-learning for the acquisition of clinical competencies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • O'Donovan C, Gormley J, Hussey JM, The Potential of "Wii Fit Free Jogging" as an Exercise Test., Games for health journal, 3, (5), 2014, p296-302Journal Article, 2014, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Forde C, Hussey J, How Children Use Active Videogames and the Association Between Screen Time and Physical Activity., Games for health journal, 4, (4), 2015, p312-7Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Ryan JM, Forde C, Hussey JM, Gormley J, Comparison of Patterns of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Between Children With Cerebral Palsy and Children With Typical Development., Physical therapy, 95, (12), 2015, p1609-16Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL
  • Walsh C. O'Sullivan M. Purcell S. O'Brien C. Forde C. Gormley J. Dockrell S., A pilot investigation among secondary school children into the energy cost of activities traditionally considered sedentary, ISCP Annual Conference, Dublin, 6th November 2015, 2015Poster, 2015, TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, Hussey J, Active video games as a form of exercise and the effect of gaming experience: a preliminary study in healthy young adults., Physiotherapy, 98, (3), 2012, p205-10Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • McDermott A, Zaporojan L, McNamara P, Doherty C.P, Redmond J, Forde C, Gormley J, EgaƱa M, Bergin C, The effects of a 16-week aerobic exercise programme on cognitive function in people living with HIV, AIDS Care , 29, (6), 2017, p. 667-674Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • O'Donovan C, Hussey J, Gormley J, Feely J, Mahmud A. , Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Arterial Stiffness in Healthy subjects is There A Difference Between Acute Haemodynamic EFFECTS of Aerobic Vs. Resistance Exercise?, edited by Editor: J.R. Cockcroft, Cardiff, WalesDeputy Editor: S. Laurent, Paris, FranceReview Editor: C. Vlachopoulos, Athens, Greece , 3, (4), 2009, pp176Poster, 2009, DOI
  • Gallagher, S and Forde, C, Medical education on a massive scale: Evaluating an Irish Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on exercise prescription., Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland., February 2017, 2017Oral Presentation, 2017, TARA - Full Text
  • Jill Burns, Cuisle Forde, Sara Dockrell, Energy expenditure of standing compared to sitting while conducting office tasks, Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, July 17, 2017Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Monaghan AM, Forde C, Norris S, Gormley J, Aerobic exercise and physical activity interventions in the management of hepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C; a systematic review. , Journal of Heptology, EASL The international Liver Conference, Amsterdan, 19-23 April 2017, 1, Elseiver, 2017, ppS269-Poster, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Forde C, Loy A, O'Dea S, Mulcahy F, Gormley J, Daly C., Physical Activity is Associated with Metabolic Health in Men Living with HIV., AIDS and behavior, 2017Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • 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 , 54 , 2018, p37 - 44Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Brien KK, Bergin C, Solomon P, O'Dea S, Forde C, Vajravelu S, Cross-Cultural Application of the Episodic Disability Framework for Adults Living with HIV in Ireland: A Qualitative Study. , Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Guinan EM, Forde C, O'Neill L, Gannon J, Doyle SL, Valkenet K, Trappenburg JCA, van Hillegersberg R, Ravi N, Hussey JM, Reynolds JV., Effect of preoperative inspiratory muscle training on physical functioning following esophagectomy., Diseases of the esophagus , 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Forde C, Murphy N, Meaney J, Kennedy P, Boyle G, Gormley J, Comparison of bioelectrical impedance analysis and magnetic resonance imaging for the quantification of fat mass, International Journal of Physiatry, 2015Journal Article, 2015, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • T Raftery, C O'Donovan, J Gormley, J Hussey, A Mahmud, J Feely, FE Lithander, Dietary fat intake and physical activity in a cohort of adults attending a hypertension clinic, Journal of Hypertension, 2010Conference Paper, 2010, DOI , URL
  • J Redmond, T Raftery, C O'Donovan, J Sharma, J Hussey, J Gormley, A Mahmud, FE Lithander, Dietary intake and arterial stiffness; a cross-sectional study of patients attending an outpatient hypertension clinic, Journal of Hypertension, 2010Conference Paper, 2010, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Philip O'Gorman, Damien Ferguson, Orla Strahan, Ann Monaghan, Megan Kennedy, Colm Bergin, Susan Mckiernan, Robert Coen, Colin Doherty, Cuisle Forde, John Gormley, Suzanne Norris, Improvement in cognitive impairment following 12 weeks of aerobic exercise in individuals with non-cirrhotic, chronic hepatitis C, Journal of Hepatology, 2019Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • O'Donovan C, Potential Uses for Active Video Games in Health Care, Trinity College Dublin, 2012Thesis, 2012
  • Cuisle O'Donovan, Juliette Hussey, Physical activity levels and body composition in children living in disadvantaged areas of urban India, Trinity Postgraduate Review, 2010, p122 - 136Journal Article, 2010, TARA - Full Text
  • Energy cost of playing activity video games, a comparison between children with obesity and normal weight controls in, Craig Williams, Neil Armstrong , Children and Exercise XXVII. The Proceedings of the XXVIIth International Symposium of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology., Routledge- Taylor and Francis Group, 2011, [O'Donovan C; Hussey J]Book Chapter, 2011, URL
  • Cuisle Forde, Implementing HIV and Rehabilitation Research into Practice - Successful Aging Interventions and Models of Rehabilitation Delivery., 4th International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research and Intersectoral Policy Dialogue, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada, June 16th , 2016, Canada‐ International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC)Invited Talk, 2016, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Forde C.and Gallagher, S, Postgraduate Online Teaching in Healthcare: An Analysis of Student Perspectives, Online Learning Journal, 24, (1), 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • C Forde, M Johnston, C Haberlin, P Breen, S Greenan, C Gissane, T Comyns, V Maher, J Gormley., "Low Dose Resistance Exercise - Difference in indices of Central Arterial Stiffness Between Intensities." , High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, 2020, p83 - 91Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Forde, C; Gallagher, S., Listening to the online learner - student perspectives of a postgraduate certificate in clinical exercise prescription. , Irish Network of Medical Educators 2017, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, 27th Feb - 1st March, 2017Poster, 2017, TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, Gormley J, Hussey J., Validation of an activity video game as a maximal aerobic exercise test., North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM) Conference 2012, Philadelphia, USA, 2012Poster, 2012
  • O'Donovan C, Hussey J., Energy Expended Playing Nintendo Wii., WCPT Congress Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam, 2011Poster, 2011, TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, Greally P, Canny G, McNally P, Hussey J. , Investigation into the use of an activity video game as an exercise tool among children with cystic fibrosis., School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day Conference , Trinity College Dublin, 2011Poster, 2011
  • O'Donovan C, Rochen EF, Hussey J., Energy cost of playing activity video games, a comparison between children with obesity and normal weight controls, International Symposium of the European Group of Paediatric Work Physiology Conference, Exeter, UK, 2011Oral Presentation, 2011
  • O'Donovan C, Hirsch E, Holohan E, McBride I, McManus R, Hussey J. , Effects of human versus computer opponents on energy expenditure playing active video games., International Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference Proceedings, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, 2011Poster, 2011
  • O'Donovan C, Hussey J. , Energy expenditure whilst using the Wii gaming system, Glasgow Physical Activity Conference Proceedings 2010 - The Clinical Meaning of Free Living Physical Activity Measurement, 2010Oral Presentation, 2010
  • O'Donovan C, Gormley J, Hussey J., Investigation into the use of an activity promoting video game as a maximal aerobic exercise test, ISCP Conference Proceedings , Limerick , 2010Poster, 2010
  • O'Donovan C, Gormley J, Hussey J. , Investigation into the validity of an activity video game as a maximal aerobic exercise test., Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day , Trinity College Dublin, 2010Oral Presentation, 2010
  • O'Brien, KK; Solomon, P; Ibanez-Carrasco, F; Chegwidden, W; McDonnell, E; Brown, D; Harding, R; Bergin, C; Worthington, C; Tattle, S; Baxter, L; Nayar, A; Kietrys, DM; Galantino, ML; Yates, T; Ahluwalia, P; Turje, RB; Bereczky, T; Carusone, SC; Emlet, C; Forde, C; Gahagan, J; Gayle, P; Hawkins, C; Iku, N; Jose-Boerbridge, M; Josh, J; Loughran, K; Matejcic, A; McDougall, P; Merritt, B; Mullin, R; Nixon, S; Nochese, J; Murzin, K; O'Dea, S; Porch, W; Reimer, T; Restall, G; Salbach, N; Quigley, A; Rackstraw, S; Rich, R; Rourke, S; Stevens, E; Toole, L; Townson, G; Vajravelu, S; Wu, J, Evolution of an International Research Collaborative in HIV and Rehabilitation: Community Engaged Process, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations., Progress in community health partnerships; research, education and action, 12, (4), 2018, p395 - 408Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • Forde C, Wyse J, Barrett EM, Physical Activity Behaviour During The COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Survey, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Dublin, 2020, pp4 - 5Oral Presentation, 2020, URL
  • Philip O'Gorman; Orla Strahan; Damien Ferguson; Ann Monaghan; Megan Kennedy; Cuisle Forde; Ashanty M. Melo; Derek G. Doherty; Kelly K. O'Brien; Susan McKiernan; Rose Anne Kenny; Robert Coen; Colin Doherty; Colm Bergin; John Gormley; Suzanne Norris. , Improvement in cognitive impairment following a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention in individuals with non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C in Journal of Viral Hepatitis, Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 28, (4), 2021, p637 - 650Journal Article, 2021, URL
  • Forde C, Wyse J. Barrett EM, Time and belief in exercise importance predict increased activity during initial COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland, Health Promotion International, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Forde C, Wyse J. Barrett EM. As restrictions continued - Changes in physical activity during COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland across two time points(ed.), Sports Medicine and Health Summit Online, German Journal of Sports Medicine , Germany (Online), 72 , 2021Proceedings of a Conference, 2021, URL
  • Tyndall L, Roche C, Forde C, Barrett E, Physical Activity of Irish Adults During COVID-19 Restrictions, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference, Online , 2021Oral Presentation, 2021, URL
  • Forde C, OBrien A., A Literature Review of Barriers and Opportunities Presented by Digitally Enhanced Practical Skill Teaching and Learning in Health Science Education., Medical education online, 27, (1), 2022, p2068210Journal Article, 2022, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Barrett EM, Wyse J, Forde C., Did physical activity and associated barriers change during COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland? Repeated cross-sectional study, Health Promotion International, 37, (4), 2022, pdaac127-Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • Barrett EM., Forde C and Wyse J, . Barriers and enablers to physical activity during COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland(ed.), , The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress, Vancouver Online, 2021Conference Paper, 2021, URL
  • Forde C; O'Brien A., Digitally Enhanced Practical Teaching in Health Science: DEPTH, EdTech, Cork, 26-27 May 2022, 2022Conference Paper, 2022, URL
  • Forde C; O'Brien A., Digitally Enhanced Practical Teaching in Health Science: DEPTH, Transform MedEd, London, 2022Conference Paper, 2022, URL
  • Croitoru O, Amisano C, Brennan I, McInerney A, Molloy N, O'Brien A, Forde C., Differences in skill acquisition of medical clinical skills and analysis of student perception between traditional teaching and e-learning. , Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Student Research Awards, Dublin, Nov 30th 2022, 2022Conference Paper, 2022
  • Annie O'Brien, Cuisle Forde, Health science staff and student experiences of teaching and assessing clinical skills using digital tools: a qualitative study, Medical Education, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI , URL
  • O Donovan C, Redmond J, Raftery T, Sharma J, Hussey J, Gormley J, Mahmud A, Lithander FE, Relationship between objectively measured physical activity and arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients, European Society for Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting, Oslo, Norway, June 2010, 2010Oral Presentation, 2010, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • O Donovan C, Lithander FE, Raftery T, Gormley J, Mahmud A, Hussey J, Inverse relationship between physical activity and arterial stiffness in adults with hypertension, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 2014Journal Article, 2014, DOI , URL
  • O'Donovan C, Greally P, Canny G, McNally P, Hussey J, Active video games as an exercise tool for children with cystic fibrosis., Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 2013Journal Article, 2013, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, Roche EF, Hussey J, The energy cost of playing active video games in children with obesity and children of a healthy weight., Pediatric obesity, 2013Journal Article, 2013, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, Hirsch E, Holohan E, McBride I, McManus R, Hussey J, Energy expended playing Xbox Kinect and Wii games: a preliminary study comparing single and multiplayer modes., Physiotherapy, 98, (3), 2012, p224-9Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL
  • O'Donovan C, Gormley J, and Hussey J M, Measurement Properties of "Wii Fit Free Jogging" Virtual Distance, Games for Health Journal, 3, (2), 2014, p92 - 97Journal Article, 2014, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, Response to: Video games: increasing activity in sedentary individuals, Physiotherapy, 2013Journal Article, DOI , URL
  • O'Donovan C, Hirsch E, Holohan E, McBride I, McManus R, Hussey J., To study the effects of human versus computer opponents on energy expenditure playing active video games., Trinity Medical Student Research Poster Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, 2011Poster
  • Cuisle Forde, Diversification of roles within established Clinical Research Facilities, UK Clinical Research Facilities Network 10th Annual Conference, Sheffield , 2014Invited Talk
  • Brazil J, Donaghy J, McCullough R, Swift C, Varini R, O'Donovan C, Mahmud A, Hussey J. , Acute Cardiovascular Response to Active and Sedentary and Computer Games, Trinity Medical Student Research Poster Symposium Conference Proceedings , Trinity College Dublin, 2010Poster
  • O'Donovan C, McGowan M, Gormley , Between subject and within subject variability in energy expenditure, Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day Conference Proceedings, 2008Poster, TARA - Full Text
  • O'Donovan C, McGowan M, Gormley J. , Determination of the relationship between body composition and energy expenditure at three exercise intensities, Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day Conference Proceedings, 2008Poster, TARA - Full Text
  • Cuisle Forde, Exercise prescription for cardiac patients " The present and the Future, Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (IACR) Cardiac Rehabilitation: Multifaceted Care in a Changing Landscape, The Richmond Education Centre, North Brunswicke Street, November 10th 2023, 2023, Irish Association of Cardiac RehabilitationInvited Talk, URL

Research Expertise

  • Title
    CANDI Viral Hepatitis C Associated Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Ireland in the DAA era.
    Summary
    Approximately 30,000-50,000 people in Ireland have hepatitis C. Although the virus mainly affects the liver, in up to 30% of infected people the virus also affects the brain causing poor concentration, difficulties in concentrating, poor memory. This is often described as a "brain fog". These symptoms may lead to forgetting to attend hospital appointments and forgetting to take tablets, which may cause poor quality of life. In the past, doctors thought that poor brain function in people with hepatitis C- was because the liver had developed cirrhosis but new information suggests that the "brain fog" happens even when there is no cirrhosis. Researchers now think the "brain fog" is due to the virus infecting the brain or the virus causing inflammation in the brain. The researchers doing this study think that if drug treatment to clear virus from the liver may also clear virus from the brain - this would improve or reverse the brain fog symptoms, either because the virus is also cleared from the brain (as well as the liver) or because the inflammation due to the virus is controlled. The research team will invite people with hepatitis C to do some brain function tests before and after the HCV drug treatment. Some patients receiving the drugs will also be invited to have MRI Xrays of their brains before and after the drug treatment. The research team also know that exercise can improve brain function in healthy people as well as patients with chronic diseases due to inflammation who have brain fog symptoms. To study the effect of exercise in helping to control or improve brain fog in hepatitis C, the research team will ask hepatitis C patients to do a 12 week exercise plan and study brain function before and after the course of exercise
    Funding Agency
    Health Research Board
    Date From
    2016
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    DEPTH -Digitally Enhanced Practical Teaching in Health science
    Summary
    Teaching and learning practical skills is an area which many would not traditionally consider to be suited to online or distance learning methods. Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic required those who teach and those who learn to adapt and to demonstrate innovation in methods of practical skill acquisition. This initiative aims to consolidate some positive disturbances that occurred in relation to practical teaching during 2020 in partnership with students. Specific aims are to; " Examine opportunities and barriers to digitally enhanced practical teaching. " Analyse student, academic, clinical professional and patient perspectives on digitally enhanced practical teaching. " Examine the feasibility and efficacy of digitally enhanced practical teaching (in skill acquisition and assessment) in partnership with students. " Develop an open educational resource informed by results of this research to include resources outlining: " Opportunities, barriers and considerations related to the acquisition of practical skills using technology. " An analysis of the attributes of practical skills and their suitability to being taught and assessed using technology. " Recommendations on digitally enhanced practical teaching and assessment for both those who teach and those who learn. " Case studies on the acquisition of practical skills using technology.
    Funding Agency
    National Teaching and Learning Forum
    Date From
    Aug 2021
    Date To
    April 2022

Other Health Sciences, Cardiovascular& Related Disease, Other Clinical Medicine,

Recognition

  • Highly commended for Hans Strober Award - Pediatric Work Physiology Conference 2011
  • Trinity Foundation Scholarship 2006
  • Gaisce The President's Gold Award 2014
  • Trinity College Dublin Dean of Students' Roll of Honour 2012
  • Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Fellowship 2008
  • Best oral presentation at Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day 2010
  • Certified and Registered as a Physiotherapist with CORU (PT039841) to date
  • Canada International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative to date
  • Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics Clinical Interest Group to date
  • Children's Resaerch Network to date
  • Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ID 10725) to date
  • Member of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) to date
  • Dr Forde was a committee member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics group of the Irish Society of Physiotherapists. She was previously a treasurer for this group. 2019-2022
  • Director of Online Education, School of Medicine, TCD 2020
  • Dr Forde was a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy Student Council 2006
  • Dr Forde was a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Working Party 2008