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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. Karen recently worked as a Research Assistant on an inter-disciplinary collaborative project that aimed to develop relationships between Queen’s University Belfast and James Leckey Design Ltd. 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, 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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