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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.
Member of Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) committee, Northern Ireland
Teaching Assistant: Musculoskeletal Care: Orthopaedics, Post-registration Nursing
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
R1998NUR: Acceptability and feasibility of Vestibular Nerve Stimulation (VeNS) in children with cerebral palsy: an industry-academic collaboration
03/01/2019 → 30/11/2019
Population-based study on the prevalence and clinical profile of adults with cerebral palsy in Northern IrelandMcConnell, K., Livingstone, E., Perra, O. & Kerr, C., 08 Jan 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11, 1, 6 p., e044614.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)25 Downloads (Pure)
Kerr, C., McConnell, K., Livingstone, E. & Perra, O., 14 Jan 2021, (Accepted).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Kerr, C., McConnell, K. & Perra, O., 16 Mar 2021, (Early online date) In: Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
McConnell, K. & Kerr, C., 26 Mar 2020, (Early online date) In: Disability and Rehabilitation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile18 Downloads (Pure)
Assessing, recognising and managing pain and discomfort in children and young people with Cerebral PalsyPerra, O., Kerr, C. & McConnell, K., 2019, QPOL (QUB).
Research output: Working paper › Discussion paperFile4 Downloads (Pure)
NI Cerebral palsy register: a 'test-bed' for UK draft standards for patient and public involvement in research28 Jan 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Putting the UK Standards for Public Involvement into practice - Experience and insights from two implementers13 Jun 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference