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Dr. Emer Guinan

Assistant Professor (School Office - Medicine)

  Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   Breast cancer   Cardiac rehabilitation   Inflammation and coagulation syndromes   Oesophageal cancer   Prostate cancer   Public health
 Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing esophageal resection (the PREPARE study)
 Rehabilitative Strategies Following Oesophageal Cancer (ReStOre trial)
 Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination: Community Exercise

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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) July 2009 present
Sheill. G., Guinan, E.M., O'Neill L, Hevey, D., Hussey, J. , Physical Activity and Advanced Cancer: The views of Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland. , Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 3, 2018, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L., Connolly, D., Guinan, E.M., Boland, L., Doyle, S.L., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Patient experiences of a physiotherapy-led multidisciplinary rehabilitative intervention after successful treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer, Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, (8), 2018, p2615 - 2623, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Neill, L.M., Guinan, E., Doyle, S.L., Bennett, A.E., Murphy, C., Elliott, J.A., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., The RESTORE Randomized Controlled Trial: Impact of a multidisciplinary rehabilitative program on cardiorespiratory fitness in esophagogastric cancer survivorship, Annals of Surgery, 2018, p1 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Guinan, E.M., Dowds, J., Donohoe, C., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., The physiotherapist and the esophageal cancer patient: From prehabilitation to rehabilitation, Diseases of the Esophagus, 30, (1), 2017, p1-12 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Guinan, E.M., Doyle, S.L., Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L, Gannon, J., Elliott, J.A., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Sarcopenia during neoadjuvant therapy for oesophageal cancer: characterising the impact on muscle strength and physical performance, Supportive Care in Cancer, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Neill L, Gannon J, Guinan E, Reynolds JV, Hussey J. , Multidisciplinary rehabilitation across the esophageal cancer journey, Journal of Thoracic Diseases, 9, (12), 2017, pE1140 - E1142, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Sheill G; Brady L; Guinan E; Hayes B; Casey O; Greene J; Vlajnic T; Cahill F; Van Hemelrijck M; Peat N; Rudman S; Hussey J; Cunningham M; Grogan L; Lynch T; Manecksha R; McCaffrey J; Mucci L; Sheils O; O Leary J; M O Donnell D; McDermott R; Finn S. , The ExPeCT (Exercise, Prostate Cancer and Circulating Tumour Cells) Trial: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. , Trials, 18, 2017, p456-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sheill G, Guinan E, O Neill L., Hevey D., Hussey J. , Physical Activity and Advanced Cancer: The views of Oncology and Palliative Care Physicians in Ireland. , Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sheill G, Guinan E, O Neill L., Hevey D., Hussey J. , The Views of Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer towards Physical Activity: A Qualitative Exploration. , Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Elliott J.A., Doyle, S.L., Murphy C.F., King S., Guinan E.M., Beddy, P., Narayanasamy, R. (, Sarcopenia: Prevalence, and Impact on Operative and Oncologic Outcomes in the Multimodal Management of Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer , Annals of Surgery, 266, (5), 2017, p822 - 830, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Promoting Leadership Skills Through Interprofessional Education in, editor(s)Morison S , Leadership: Perception, Influences and Gender Differences, NOVA science publishers, 2017, [Guinan E.M. and McGowen E.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Ireland-Northern Ireland - National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium / Health Research Board Scholarship to attend National Cancer Institute Summer School in Cancer Prevention July 2014
Research bursary (€200) to support PhD activities Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care 2012
Dr Emer Guinan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine with responsibility for the Interprofessional Learning programme for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her main research interest is in the role of exercise and physical activity in ameliorating treatment side effects and optimising survivorship for patients with cancer. Her work considers both the therapeutic and the physiological impact of exercise programmes. She has a particular interest in the role of exercise for patients with complex cancer presentations including patients with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and those with advanced disease.