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Research Interests

Research statement

Dr. Karen McConnell was awarded a PhD by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast in 2012. Her doctoral research evaluated management of the upper limb in children with cerebral palsy. She is currently working as Research Fellow to the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register (NICPR) within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her research interests include trends in the prevalence and characteristics of cerebral palsy over time, the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for the cerebral palsy population, and patient and public involvement in research.

 

Leadership Roles

Member of Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) committee, Northern Ireland

 

Teaching Roles

Teaching Assistant: Musculoskeletal Care: Orthopaedics, Post-registration Nursing

 

Completed Research

McConnell and Kerr. (2019) Acceptability and feasibility of Vestibular Nerve Stimulation in children with cerebral palsy. Industry-academic collaboration, funded by Medical Research Council Proximity to Discovery Fund.

McConnell, Johnston and Kerr. (2009-2012) Management of the upper limb in children with cerebral palsy (2009-2012). PhD studentship awarded to McConnell, funded by Department of Education and Learning, Northern Ireland

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Projects

Research Output

A systematic review of vestibular stimulation in cerebral palsy

Topley, D., McConnell, K. & Kerr, C., 26 Mar 2020, In : Disability and Rehabilitation.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Marcia Mackie Travel Scholarship

    Karen McConnell (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 2 Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
    • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 1 Other
    • 1 Invited talk

    Measuring the Impact of Cerebral Palsy Registers

    Claire Kerr (Invited speaker), Oliver Perra (Contributor), Karen McConnell (Invited speaker)
    18 Sep 2019

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

    University of Memphis

    Karen McConnell (Presenter), Jason McKeown (Presenter), Claire Kerr (Advisor)
    08 Aug 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Rady Children's Hospital

    Karen McConnell (Contributor), Jason McKeown (Contributor), Claire Kerr (Advisor)
    05 Aug 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Measuring the Impact of Cerebral Palsy Registers

    Oliver Perra (Invited speaker), Claire Kerr (Contributor), Karen McConnell (Contributor)
    04 Nov 2019

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