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Dr. Cuisle Forde
Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy

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 worked with children who have cystic fibrosis and those attending weight management clinics, 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 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise and is now coordinator for this course. Her latest publications relate to the benefits of exercise for patient populations with chronic communicable diseases such as those living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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 - 91 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Forde C.and Gallagher, S, Postgraduate Online Teaching in Healthcare: An Analysis of Student Perspectives, Online Learning Journal, 24, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020

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, 2019 Journal 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 , 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI Other Other URL

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, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

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 - 44 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

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 - 408 Journal Article, 2018 DOI Other

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, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017 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, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

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, 2017 Poster, 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, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

McDermott A, Zaporojan L, McNamara P, Doherty C.P, Redmond J, Forde C, Gormley J, Egaña 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. 667-674 Journal Article, 2017 DOI 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 TARA - Full Text URL

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, p1609-16 Journal 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, 2015 Poster, 2015 TARA - Full Text

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, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

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, p312-7 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text 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 - 97 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

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, p296-302 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

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, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

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, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

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, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

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, 2012 Poster, 2012

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, p205-10 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

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, p224-9 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

O'Donovan C, Potential Uses for Active Video Games in Health Care, Trinity College Dublin, 2012 Thesis, 2012 Other

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, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

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, 2011 Poster, 2011

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

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, 2011 Poster, 2011

O'Donovan C, Hussey J., Energy Expended Playing Nintendo Wii., WCPT Congress Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam, 2011 Poster, 2011 TARA - Full Text

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, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

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, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

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 , 2010 Poster, 2010

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, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

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 - 136 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

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, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

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, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 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, pp176 Poster, 2009 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cuisle Forde, Diversification of roles within established Clinical Research Facilities, UK Clinical Research Facilities Network 10th Annual Conference, Sheffield , 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

O'Donovan C, Response to: Video games: increasing activity in sedentary individuals, Physiotherapy, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 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, 2011 Poster, 2011

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, 2010 Poster, 2010

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, 2008 Poster, 2008 TARA - Full Text

O'Donovan C, McGowan M, Gormley , Between subject and within subject variability in energy expenditure, Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day Conference Proceedings, 2008 Poster, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Projects

  • 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

Keywords

Computer & Video Games; Exercise; Exercise Medicine; Exercise physiology; EXERCISE TEST; EXERCISE TESTING; HEPATITIS C; HIV; HIV DISEASE; HIV in Ireland; HOME-BASED EXERCISE; HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV); MAXIMAL EXERCISE; PAEDIATRICS; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PATTERNS; PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; RESISTANCE EXERCISE

Recognition

Representations

Dr Forde is currently a committee member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics group of the Irish Society of Physiotherapists. She was previously a treasurer for this group.

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

Awards and Honours

Trinity Foundation Scholarship 2006

Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Fellowship 2008

Best oral presentation at Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day 2010

Highly commended for Hans Strober Award - Pediatric Work Physiology Conference 2011

Trinity College Dublin Dean of Students' Roll of Honour 2012

Gaisce The President's Gold Award 2014

Memberships

Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ID 10725) 2008 – to date

Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics Clinical Interest Group 2015 – to date

Certified and Registered as a Physiotherapist with CORU (PT039841) 2019 – to date

Member of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) 2019 – to date

Children's Resaerch Network 2019 – to date

Canada International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative 2015 – to date