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College Photo Name Stokes, Emma Katherine
Main Department Physiotherapy
College Title Associate Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 2127
Emma Stokes worked as a clinical physiotherapist in St. James's Hospital, Dublin for 6 years, in the area of rehabilitation of older people and in stroke rehabilitation. She was appointed as a lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy in 1996. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and recently completed a 5 year term as Junior Dean and Registrar of Chambers. She is on sabbatical for the coming academic year. Her research interests are stroke rehabilitation, outcome measurement & more recently professional issues. She supervises 4 graduate students [previous supervision of 4 PhD students]. She recently completed a graduate degree at the School of Business in Trinity with a focus on management science and she will lead the development of a programme on management & leadership in physical therapy for the entry-level PT in 2011. She acts as a professional adviser to the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, with a focus on preparing for the transition to the new regulatory authority in Ireland and she chairs the committee that reviews applications from international graduates who seek recognition of their qualifications prior to being able to work in Ireland, the ISCP being the designated authority for this function until the establishment of the Physiotherapists Registration Board. She is the representative of the European Region of WCPT on its Executive Committee where the focus of her work has been on accreditation, direct access/patient self-referral and patient satisfaction. She will be a candidate for the election of Vice-President of WCPT in 2011.
Details Date
Representative of the Irish Society of Chartered Phsyiotherapists at European and International meetings 1999 to date
World Confederation for Physical Therapy- European representative on WCPT Executive Committee 2006-2010
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1990 to date
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Description of Research Interests
Stroke rehabilitation - novel technologies, family-mediated exercise intervention, activity & exercise participation Professional issues physiotherapy practice - direct access, regulation, advanced scope Outcome measures in physiotherapy practice
Research Interests
Assistive Technology (Handicapped) Elderly Health Exercise Handicapped Device Development
Health/Medical Science--Computer Technology Instrumentation development Neurodegenerative Diseases/Disorders Outcome measures
Physiotherapy Physiotherapy & Stroke Stroke rehabilitation Technology Assessment/Transfer/Outreach (Hlth
Therapy Evaluation
Research Projects
Project title GENTLE/s
Summary Design and evaluation of robot-mediated therapy for people with stroke
Funding Agency EU
Programme FP5
Type of Project RTD
Date from 1999
Date to 2003
Person Months

Project title I-Match
Summary Deisgn adn evaluation of technology to help match users to appropraie input devices for assistive technology (AT). Pyschosocial impact of AT.
Funding Agency EU
Programme FP5 IST
Type of Project RTD
Date from 2002
Date to 2006
Person Months

Project title ALLADIN
Summary Decision support system for neuro-rehabilitation
Funding Agency EU
Programme FP6 IST
Type of Project STREP
Date from 2004
Date to 2007
Person Months

Project title FAME - Family mediated exercise intervention post stroke
Summary This study investigates the role of family mediated exercise intervention post stroke.
Funding Agency Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook
Type of Project RCT
Date from October 2004
Date to September 2008
Person Months

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Outcome measurement in, editor(s)Stokes MJ, Lennon S , Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy, London, Elsevier, 2007, [Stokes EK]
Coote S, Stokes EK, The effect of robot mediated therapy on upper extremity dysfunction post stroke - a single case. , Physiotherapy, 91, (4), 2006, p250 - 256
Stokes EK, Hip Protectors - a survey of practice in Ireland. , Irish Medical Journal, 98, (1), 2005, p21 - 24
Robotics & rehabilitation: the role of robot-mediated therapy post stroke in, editor(s)MacLaghlan M & Gallagher P , Enabling Technologies: Body Image and Function, Edinburgh, Elsevier Science., 2003, pp77 - 98, [Stokes, EK]
Kennedy N, Stokes EK, Why physiotherapy needs economics., Physical Therapy Reviews, 8, 2003, p27 - 30
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