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Dr. Yvonne Codd
Research Fellow, Occupational Therapy

Biography

Yvonne is a Research Fellow in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy.

She holds a PhD., MSc. and BSc Cur Occ (Hons) awarded by Trinity College Dublin. Yvonne is interested in the impact of lifelong conditions on occupational identity and occupational adaptation. She is particularly interested in understanding and supporting participation and engagement in life roles such as employment and parenting across a range of chronic conditions through occupation-focused interventions. Yvonne has extensive experience in clinical rheumatology, vocational rehabilitation interventions to support return to work after an illness or injury, service design (from development through to refinement and improvement), and clinical research. Yvonne represents Occupational Therapy on the National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology and on the HSE Scheduled Care & Transformation rheumatology workstream. Yvonne is Project Lead on 'Work-Able Solutions' which is an integrated care occupational therapy vocational rehabilitation service project. 'Work-Able Solutions' secured funding in the HSE 2022 Waiting List Action for an initial 18-month pilot.

Yvonne is currently employed on the REfLECTS Study, which is a CHITIN funded randomized control trial of mirror box therapy in upper limb rehabilitation with sub-acute stroke patients (Principal Investigator: Dr Tadhg Stapleton).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Codd Y, Coe A, Kane D, Mullan RH, Stapleton T., A multidisciplinary‐led early arthritis service to manage client‐identified participation restrictions in early inflammatory arthritis: A qualitative study of service user and staff perspectives, Musculoskeletal Care, early online, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Codd Y, Coe A, Mullan RH, Kane D, Stapleton T, You don't want to be seen as a burden' experiences of working with early inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative study, Disability and Rehabilitation, early online, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Codd Y, Coe A, Mullan RH, Kane D, Stapleton T, "My role as a parent, to me, it has narrowed" the impact of early inflammatory arthritis on parenting roles: a qualitative study, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Yvonne Codd, Áine Coe, Ronan H. Mullan, David Kane, Tadhg Stapleton , 'My role as a parent, to me, it has narrowed': The pervasive impact of early inflammatory arthritis on parenting roles. A qualitative study, Irish Rheumatology Health Professional Society Conference, Virtual, 17th September 2021, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021

Codd, Yvonne , Addressing Participation with Early Inflammatory Arthritis: Insights into the Lived Experience and Exploring a Clinical Model to Address Participation Restrictions, Trinity College Dublin.School of Medicine, 2021 E-Thesis, 2021 TARA - Full Text

Yvonne Codd, Áine Coe, Ronan H. Mullan, David Kane, Tadhg Stapleton , 'You don't want to be seen as a burden': Experiences of working with early inflammatory arthritis., Irish Rheumatology Health Professional Society Conference, Virtual, 17th September 2021, 2021 Poster, 2021

Codd, Y., Mullan, R., Kane, D., Coe, Á., & Stapleton, T., 'The right advice, in the right way and at the right time': An Innovative Multidisciplinary Approach to Address Client-Identified Participation Needs in Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, EULAR - 21st Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, Virtual, 2-4th June 2021, 80 , (Suppl 1), 2021, pp291 Poster, 2021 URL

Codd, Y., Coe A., Stapleton T., Exploring the Impact of Early Inflammatory Arthritis on Participation: How do Clinical Services Address Client identified Participation Restrictions?, Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Codd, Y., Stapleton, T., Kane, D., & Mullan, R. , A Survey to Establish Current Practice in Addressing Work Participation with Inflammatory Arthritis in the Irish Clinical Setting., Musculoskeletal Care, 16, 2018, p158 - 162 Journal Article, 2018 URL TARA - Full Text

Codd, Y, "Addressing Employment": A Profile of the Demographics and Work- Related Status of Working-Aged Clients Referred to Rheumatology Occupational Therapy Services in Ireland , Irish Rheumatology Health Professional Society Autumn Conference , Ireland, September, 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Codd, Y., Stapleton, T., Kane, D., & Mullan, R. , A Survey to Establish Current Practice in Addressing Work Issues Among People with Inflammatory Arthritis in the Irish Clinical Setting, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 76 , (Sup 2), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Codd, Y., Stapleton, T., Veale, D.J., Fitzgerald, O., Bresnihan, B. , A Qualitative Study of Work Participation in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. , International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17, (1), 2010, p24 - 33 Journal Article, 2010

Research Expertise

Keywords

chronic rheumatology conditions; EMPLOYMENT; occupational adaptation; occupational identity; PARENTING; participation & engagement in life roles; work participation

Recognition

Representations

Occupational Therapy Lead on the National Clinical Programme (Rheumatology). This role involves progressing the development of rheumatology occupational therapy services and staffing. 2020-present

Occupational Therapy representative on the HSE Scheduled Care and Transformation rheumatology workstream tasked with reviewing current rheumatology pathways and designing and scoping revised pathways in a 'what good looks like' approach including appropriate workforce planning. March 2021-present

Workwell Trial Steering Committee Member: Independent occupational therapy member providing oversight to the Workwell Trial on behalf of the funder (Versus Arthritis). This RCT is testing an occupational therapy-led work programme for people with inflammatory arthritis who are experiencing difficulties at work. July 2021 - to date

Member of the WHO Rehabilitation Programme Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation (PIR) Peer Review Group for Musculoskeletal Conditions April 2021- August 2021

Member of the EULAR HPR Work Rehabilitation Study Group June 2021-May 2022

Awards and Honours

Irish Rheumatology Health Professional Society Gold Medal Award for Research September 2021

Irish Rheumatology Health Professional Society Second Prize Educational Bursary September 2021

Member of the QI team which was a Finalist in the National Clinical Excellence Awards (Excellence in Quality Care category) and won 1st Prize in Naas General Hospital Quality Improvement Audit & Research 2021

Irish Rheumatology Health Professional Society Silver Medal Award for Research September 2018

Arthritis Ireland (Kildare Branch) Research Bursary 2018

Arthritis Ireland (Kildare Branch) Research Bursary 2017

Memberships

CORU registered (OT 014326) Current

Member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (MAOTI 2195) June 1999 – to date

Member of the Irish Health Professional Society (IRHPS). Previously held committee roles as Chair and Secretary June 1999 – Present

Member of the Musculoskeletal Disorders & Chronic Pain Advisory Group. Currently serving on the committee as CPD & Education Officer. Previously served as Chair and Secretary 2000 – Present

AOTI Communications Committee Chair December 2021 – to present

Member of the AOTI Conference Committee 2021 January 2021 – December 2021