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Professor Juliette Hussey

Vice President Global Relations (TCD Global)
EAST THEATRE

Professor (Physiotherapy)

Professor Hussey has been in Trinity for over 20 years and was head of the discipline of Physiotherapy from 2003-2014. During that time she led on developing programmes in Physiotherapy and allied health sciences which are delivered in Singapore. She was elected to fellowship in 2011, promoted to associate professor in 2006 and to Professor in 2015. She is currently in her second term in the position of Vice President for Global Relations. As well as being a college officer for the last four years Professor Hussey leads a group working in the area of exercise rehabilitation in patients with cancer. Her research is translational and is aimed at scientifically improving exercise prescription to optimise therapeutic responses. This includes evaluating means of improving physical capacity preoperatively to reduce postoperative morbidity for patients undergoing complex cancer surgery. A challenge in the area of exercise and cancer is to determine underlying mechanisms and her group is working with clinical scientists in this respect. Her current research in oesophageal, hepatopancreaticobiliary and thoracic cancer is funded by the Health Research Board and the Irish Cancer Society. Recently completed work in the areas of oesophageal and prostate cancer was funded by the Health Research Board and the World Cancer Research Fund. Professor Hussey has a strong publication record which numbers over 70 full paper publications. In addition, she has co-edited three books and 12 book chapters. In terms of research supervision, she has supervised 30 post graduate students to completion ( 9 PhD and 21 MSc).
 Rehabilitation strategies following oesphagogastric and hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer
 Preoperative exercise to improve fitness in patients undergoing complex surgery for cancer of the lung or oesphagus
 Rehabilitation following Oesphageal Cancer: Identifying Rehabiltative Needs and Strategies
 
 Evasion of immune editing by circulating tumour cells is an exercise modifiable mechanism in obese men with prostate cance ( ExPeCT)

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Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1983 Present
Sheill G, Guinan E, Neill LO, Hevey D, Hussey J, Physical activity and advanced cancer: The views of chartered physiotherapists in Ireland, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 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
Mulcahy S, Prendergast J, Foley G, O'Hare A, Murphy E, Guinan EM, Hussey J, Exercise Rehabilitation services provided by physiotherpay departments in Ireland., Irish Medical Journal , 111, (9), 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mulcahy S, Prendergast J, Foley G, O'Hare A, Murphy E, Guinan EM, Hussey J, Exercise Rehabilitation services provided by physiotherapy departments in Ireland., Irish Medical Journal , 111, (9), 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hussey JM, Yang T, Dowds J, O'Connor L, Reynolds JV, Guinan EM., Quantifying postoperative mobilisation following oesophagectomy., Physiotherapy, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Neill L, Gannon J, Guinan E, Reynolds JV, Hussey J, Multidisciplinary rehabiltation accross the esophageal cancer journey, Journal of Thoracic Disease, 12, 2017, pE1140 - E1142, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sheill G, Guinan E, Neill LO, Hevey D, Hussey J, The views of patients with metastatic prostate cancer towards physical activity: a qualitative exploration, Supportive Care in Cancer, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
Sheill, Gráinne and Brady, Lauren and Guinan, Emer and Hayes, Brian and Casey, Orla and Greene, John and Vlajnic, Tatjana and Cahill, Fidelma and Van Hemelrijck, Mieke and Peat, Nicola and Rudman, Sarah and Hussey, Juliette and Cunningham, Moya and Grogan, Liam and Lynch, Thomas and Manecksha, Rustom P and McCaffrey, John and Mucci, Lorelei and Sheils, Orla and O'Leary, John and O'Donnell, Dearbhaile M and McDermott, Ray and Finn, Stephen, The ExPeCT (Examining Exercise, Prostate Cancer and Circulating Tumour Cells) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, 18, (1), 2017, p456 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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My current research is focused on cancer rehabilitation and survivorship including pre-habilitation prior to cancer surgery. Previous research including the subject of my PhD involved: Physical activity levels in children and how they relate to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and childhood obesity. I have also published widely as well as led clinically and educationally in the following areas: Physiotherapy in Paediatric Respiratory conditions Cardiac Rehabilitation Pulmonary Rehabilitation I lead a group working in the area of exercise rehabilitation in patients with cancer including the impact of such on postoperative outcomes. There has been considerable attention paid to this area in the last 5 years as the physical functioning and quality of life of the ever increasing number of cancer survivors are major health concerns. My research is translational and is aimed at scientifically improving exercise prescription to optimise therapeutic responses. While there is strong evidence at an epidemiological level of the benefits of exercise much remains to be discovered in the area of dose response. In addition the challenge in the area of exercise and cancer is to determine underlying mechanisms and my group is working with clinical scientists in this respect. We are recognised for our expertise in activity measurement, exercise prescription and experience in running exercise interventions in clinical cohorts and our reputation and collaborative approach has led to invitations to participate in interdisciplinary research applications. In addition to two recent grants we were successful in the initial application to Movember Global Action Plan 4 and are part of the international team tasked with designing the exercise protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining exercise in men with advanced prostate cancer. I also collaborate in other clinical areas where the impact of exercise is being investigated such as the effect of exercise on cognitive function. The extent to which exercise behaviours are assessed and exercise prescribed in primary care is also being investigated by one of my team. My PhD research in exercise participation by children continues to be well cited I lead a group working in the area of exercise rehabilitation in patients with cancer. My research is translational and is aimed at optimising therapeutic responses to exercise interventions. This involves the study of exercise prescription responses considering pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy. In addition the challenge in the area of exercise in cancer is to determine underlying mechanisms and my group works with clinical scientists in this respect. This involves my group studying system responses while the molecular scientists research the response at a cellular level. Close coordination of all experiments is required. My current research is funded by the Health Research Board (rehabilitation strategies in oesophageal and hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer) and the Health Research Board/Irish Cancer Society (prehabilitation in oesophageal and thoracic surgery). Recently completed research has been funded by the Health Research Board ( ReStore- ) and the World Cancer Research Fund ( ExPeCT-). I am part of a number of international research groups including TopCap a Cancer-Epidemilogy group from Harvard, Trinity,UCD, Kings College London, and Upsalla and we are a partner on an EU funded study PREPARE led by Utrecht.