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RESEARCH STATEMENT
Dr. Claire Kerr is a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation and a physiotherapist.  Her research aims to improve the health, well-being and provision of clinical services for children and young people with physical disabilities, in particular, those with cerebral palsy.  Her work explores the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, the use of measurement tools and service provision for this population, as well as knowledge translation with allied health professionals that work with children with cerebral palsy and their families.
 
 
LEADERSHIP ROLES
Internal
School of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Lead for Public Involvement in Research
Member of School of Nursing and Midwifery Staff Development Committee
Member Faculty MHLS Research Innovation Translation Committee
Member Faculty MHLS Public Engagement Group
 
External
Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
British Academy of Childhood Disability-Castang Foundation Fellow, 2017-2019
Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (Northern Ireland), Secretary
Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (UK), Neurodisability Specialist Committee member
Regional Representative (NI) to British Academy of Childhood Disability
 
 
TEACHING ROLES
Undergraduate
- Lecturer: Evidence Based Nursing 3 (BSc Nursing)
- Personal tutor
Post-registration and postgraduate taught
- Lecturer: Musculoskeletal Care: Skills and Principles (Post-registration Nursing)
- Lecturer: Musculoskeletal Care: Fracture Trauma Nursing (Post-registration Nursing)
- Lecturer: Musculoskeletal Care: Orthopaedic Nursing (Post-registration Nursing)
- Dissertation Supervisor, MSc Advanced Professional Practice/Caring for Children and Young People with Complex Health Needs

CURRENT GRADUATE SUPERVISION
1. O’Connor B (part-time PhD), Australian Catholic University, Melbourne: Evidence-based assessment practices by allied health practitioners working with children with cerebral palsy (with Shields [La Trobe University], Imms and Adair [Australian Catholic University])
2. McCall E (part-time PhD), Queen’s University Belfast: The role of the health visitor in working towards positive outcomes for neonatal graduates and their families: developing a home-based, early intervention for pre-term infants (with Alderdice [University of Oxford], McNeill [QUB] and Franck [University of California, San Francisco])
3. McCavert (full-time PhD), Queen’s University Belfast: Sleep disturbances in children with cerebral palsy (with Perra [QUB])
4. Karim N (full-time PhD), Queen’s University Belfast: Qualitative study of Middle Eastern immigrant parents’ experiences of child healthcare services in Northern Ireland (with Boyle and Lohan [QUB])
5. Egbon J (part-time MSc), Queen’s University Belfast: Prevalence of co-morbid neurodevelopmental disabilities in children with cerebral palsy (with McConnell [QUB])
6. Zhou J (part-time MSc), Queen’s University Belfast (with Noble [QUB])
 

CURRENTLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. Kerr C (PI) and McConnell [QUB]. Acceptability and feasibility of vestibular nerve stimulation (VeNS) in children with cerebral palsy: an industry-academic collaboration (2019; Medical Research Council, Proximity to Discovery)
2. Nugent C [UU], Kerr C and Cleland I [UU]. Developing a digital toolkit for objective clinical assessment of activity (2019-2020; Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre/Invest NI
3. Eastwood K, Kerr C, Perra O, Young I [all QUB]. Investigation of the link between maternal body mass index in early pregnancy and incidence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland (2018-2019; Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biological Sciences Scholarship Award)
4. Kerr C & Perra O. (Co-PI’s) Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register. Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland (2017-2020).
5. Kerr C (PI). Knowledge Transfer Fellowship: post-operative musculoskeletal rehabilitation in cerebral palsy. (2016-2019; Centre of Research Excellence-Cerebral Palsy; Australian National Health and Medical Research Council)
 

RECENTLY COMPLETED RESEARCH
1. Sustaining Physical Activity in Community Environments (SPACE): Helping children with cerebral palsy achieve healthy physical activity habits for the future – a pilot study (2017-18 ACU Faculty of Health Sciences project grant)
2. Improving the lives of children with disability using postural supportive equipment: scoping collaborative industry-academic-clinical opportunities (2017 Medical Research Council Proximity to Discovery Award)
3. Improving long-term social, emotional, physical and educational outcomes for children and young adults with neurodisability (2017 DfE - Global Challenges Research Fund
4. Cerebral Palsy Check Up: providing the best service at the best time (2013-16 Australian National Health and Medical Research Council)
5. Goal Attainment Scaling for Allied Health Students (2015 Australian Catholic University Teaching Development Grant)
6. Development of a powered wheelchair simulator for children with cerebral palsy and motor disorders; a pilot study (2012 Trauma and Rehabilitation Translational Research Group, Northern Ireland)

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Projects 2008 2019

Research Output 2003 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Assisted standing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Pedlow, K., McDonough, S., Lennon, S., Kerr, C. & Bradbury, I., 13 Oct 2019, In : The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 10, 19 p., CD011550.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Equipment and Supplies
Orthotic Devices
Randomized Controlled Trials
Wheelchairs

Parents’ experiences of formal assessment for their child with cerebral palsy- a qualitative study.

O'Connor, B., Imms, C., Kerr, C., Shields, N. & Adair, B., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Evidence-Based Practice
Cerebral Palsy
Parents
Health
Metaphor

Prizes

Baroness Robson Travel Scholarship

Claire Kerr (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other distinction

Continuing Education Scholarship

Claire Kerr (Recipient), 14 Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Continuing Education
Cerebral Palsy
New Zealand
Medicine

Activities 2006 2019

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (External organisation)

Claire Kerr (Advisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

Belfast on the Brink

Claire Kerr (Participant)
23 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

NI Cerebral palsy register: a 'test-bed' for UK draft standards for patient and public involvement in research

Karen McConnell (Advisor), Claire Kerr (Advisor)
28 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Measuring the Impact of Cerebral Palsy Registers

Oliver Perra (Advisor), Claire Kerr (Advisor), Karen McConnell (Advisor)
04 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Disability and Rehabilitation (Journal)

Claire Kerr (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review