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Dr. Emer Barrett

Assistant Professor (Physiotherapy)

 


Dr Emer Barrett holds a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Kings College London and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin which was awarded in 2015 and investigated the role of physical activity promotion in primary care.
  Health Promotion   MEDICAL EDUCATION   PHYSICAL ACTIVITY   Population Health
Details Date
How to Build a Research Profile for Clinicians (Course organizer and presenter) 2022
Inviter Speaker: Sl√°intecare Webinar Series Supporting our workforce to deliver Enhanced Community Care 29.9.2022
Education consultant to CORU: Overseas qualifications accreditation, Physiotherapists Registration Board 2017 to 2022
Education consultant to CORU: Recognition of Physical Therapy courses for entry to the Physiotherapy register 2019 to date
BSc Physiotherapy Year 3 Head 2020 to date
Invited Speaker: BSc Physiotherapy St Mary's University London 2021/2022
Invited speaker: Dublin West Primary Care /Dublin South City Primary Care 2021/2022
Interprofessional Learning (IPL) Coordinator: Discipline of Physiotherapy 2015 to date
Interprofessional Learning (IPL) Coordinator: Faculty of Health Sciences 2010 to 2015
Committee member, International Qualification Working Group, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 2010 to 2017
Hon Treasurer Chartered Physiotherapists in Education, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 2009 to 2011
Committee member, Finance and Audit Committee, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 2007-2010
Academic Coordinator Erasmus Programme, Discipline of Physiotherapy 2007 to 2015
International Placement Coordinator, Discipline of Physiotherapy 2007 to 2018
Details Date From Date To
CORU National Regulator for Health and Social Care Professions 2019 Present
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1999 Present
Specialist Interest Group Interprofessional Learning (INHED) 2021 Present
Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (IPARC) 2020 Present
Chartered Physiotherapists in Education 2008 2011
Fay A, Synott E, McDaid E, Barrett E., A comparison of the immediate effects of the Andago over ground body weight support trainer versus over ground walking on selected gait parameters in a post-acute rehabilitation population, Physiotherpy Theory and Practice, 2023, p1 - 11, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Barrett EM, Wyse J, Forde C., Did physical activity and associated barriers change during COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland? Repeated cross-sectional study, Health Promotion International, 37, (4), 2022, pdaac127-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Darker CD, Moore E, Flynn E, O'Neill M, Doherty L, McMahon J, McLoughlin O, Rouine E, Ivers J, Allwright S, McGrath D, Seery A, McAndrew M, Barrett E, Tanner M, Bennett AE, Brennan S, Mullin M, Barry JM. , Development and proposed evaluation of an eHealth learning tool for undergraduate university students in Ireland, Health Promotion International, 2022, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Grady M, Barrett E, Broderick J, Connolly D., The role of intermediaries in connecting community-dwelling adults to local physical activity and exercise: A scoping review protocol [version 2; peer review: 2 approved], HRB Open Research, 5, (29), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Emer Barrett, Embedding the Healthy Campus Agenda into the Curriculum in Trinity College, Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Annual Scientific Meeting , Online , 2022, pp51-, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Clare Whelan, Lylas Aljohmani, Emer Barrett, Jennifer Conlan, Lucy Alpine, Claire Poole, Duana Quigley, Siobhan Davis, Triona Flavin, Erika Keane, Mary O Neill, Judith Meehan, Eleanor Molloy, Lorna O Shea, Supporting Student Success through Clinical Teacher Training, Practice Education Coordinators Network Conference, Online , 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Lylas Aljohmani, Clare Whelan, Emer Barrett, Jennifer Conlan, Lucy Alpine, Claire Poole, Duana Quigley, Siobhan Davis, Triona Flavin, Erika Keane, Mary O Neill, Judith Meehan, Eleanor Molloy, Lorna O Shea, Clinical Teachers Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Environment, Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Annual Scientific Meeting , Online , 2022, pp79-, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Clare Whelan, Lylas Aljohmani, Emer Barrett, Jennifer Conlan, Lucy Alpine, Claire Poole, Duana Quigley, Siobhan Davis, Triona Flavin, Erika Keane, Mary O Neill, Judith Meehan, Eleanor Molloy, Lorna O Shea, The design and development of an online educational resource for clinical teachers , Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Annual Scientific Meeting , Online , 2022, pp80-, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Anne-Maria Scanlon, Aoife Devaney, Emer Barrett, Undergraduate student communication: can physiotherapy trainees demonstrate empathy? , Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Annual Scientific Meeting, , Online , 2022, pp51-, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Anne-Maria Scanlon, Aoife Devaney, Emer Barrett, Undergraduate student communication: can physiotherapy trainees demonstrate empathy?, Practice Education Coordinators Network Conference, Online , 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
  

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Award Date
Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarship 2020
Provost's Teaching Awards: Certificate of Commendation 2012
Provost's teaching awards shortlisted nominee 2011/2015
Erasmus teacher exchange travel grant 2015
Erasmus teacher exchange travel grant 2014
Dr Barrett has two main areas of research. The first centers on the role of physical activity to promote and maintain public health. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that physical activity promotes health and wellbeing and prevents a wide range of chronic diseases. Her research centers on how best to design and implement interventions that can positively influence physical activity behaviours. Building on work completed as part of her PhD, which examined individual and environmental determinants of physical activity and investigated the role of physical activity promotion in primary care, Dr Barrett is currently working on projects designed to target physical activity at a settings level. These include the integration of physical activity as part of self management programmes for people with chronic disease and interventions designed to promote physical activity in school, university and community settings, critical environments for the development of positive healthy behaviours. Her second area of research reflects her dual academic appointment; with half of her post dedicated to the delivery of the practice education component of the BSc in Physiotherapy, including responsibility for leading the research programme in this area. The overarching aim of her practice education research centers on creating the most positive learning environments for students on practice placements. As practice education accounts for one third of the degree programme, optimising the student experience and ensuring the quality of placement experience is paramount to creating successful competent graduates. Her current research centers on collaborative supervision models as a means of promoting peer learning and support and on performance-based assessment during practice placements. She is a member of the national research group currently reviewing the physiotherapy performance-based assessment tool.