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Dr. Julie Broderick

Assistant Professor (Physiotherapy)


Dr. Julie Broderick is an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy. She was awarded a prestigious Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Fellowship in 2008 and her doctoral work was entitled 'Physical Activity through the Cancer Trajectory'and a HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015. She also holds an honours degree (BSc.) in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Exercise Physiology (MSc.) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics (H. Dip.) from Trinity College Dublin. She completed her Ph.D in Trinity College Dublin in 2012. She worked clinically for a number of years up to Senior Physiotherapy level in a variety of settings mainly in the cardio-respiratory area, and has held previous positions in clinical education and academia. The core focus of her research is the study of physical activity and physical functioning as a means to optimise physical and mental health across a range of chronic diseases. Her work focuses on the most functionally and life-limiting chronic conditions in the areas of oncology, cardio-respiratory and severe mental health. She is particularly interested in the application of research findings to optimise clinical exercise prescription across these conditions and in the use of novel technology and methods to increase physical activity for health benefits. Her recent work at the frontiers for her Discipline has investigated physical functioning measures in previously under-researched populations such as people experiencing homelessness. Her interest lies in the interaction between social exclusion and chronic disease and how it manifests in physical health outcomes. She was commissioned to lead author a guideline of Physical Activity in mental health entitled 'Let's Get Active to improve Health and Wellbeing, Guidelines to support Mental Health Service Users to engage in Physical Activity' which helped change practice in this setting to include adjunctive physical activity alongside mainstream pharmacological and psychological approaches. Dr. Broderick was awarded a HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015 and as a result has developed a suite of specialist evidence synthesis skills. She has senior authored a range of systematic reviews and is interested in Overview methodology. As well as non-Cochrane reviews, she has conducted a number of Cochrane reviews to populate an Overview in the schizophrenia.She has recently been appointed an Associate Editor for Overviews for the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. She has successfully supervised a number of Masters and PhD students to completion. She has been appointed as internal and external examiners for postgraduate research internally and externally. She has been invited to guest lecture in UCD on a yearly basis since 2009. She has presented her research widely and her work has been published in impactful journals such as Schizophrenia Bulleton, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, BMJ Open and as well as leading Physiotherapy journals. She has been a member of the Postgraduate Teaching and Learning Committee since 2016 and Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee since 2020. She was appointed as a college tutor in 2018.
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Postgraduate Teaching and Learning Committee TCD 2016-
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee, TCD 2020-
Editorial Board and Associate Editor Cochrane Schizophrenia Group 2018 -
External Assessor MRes in Medical Sciences Programme Approval Panel, University College Cork
Research sub-group member, All-Ireland Inclusion Health Forum 2019-
Committee Member Overseas Qualifications Validation Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). This committee assessed whether applicants with overseas qualifications are deemed eligible to join the ISCP, or whether a period of adaptation/aptitude test is necessary to ensure qualifications are equivalent to standard of an Irish graduate 2007-2009
Member Appeals Committee, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 2013-2016
Advisory Group in Physiotherapy and Mental Health 2016-
Consultancy Role, Professional Development Manager, Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists 2010-2012
Reviewer for following journals inter-alia: Supportive Care in Cancer, Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Physiotherapy Practice and Research 2012-
Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1998-2016
Member Independent Data Monitoring Committee for the ReStOre II trial, School of Medicine 2019 -
Member Research Committee, Department of Physiotherapy, St. James's Hospital 2018-
Member MSc Cancer Survivorship Development Group 2019 -
Member Postgraduate Panels Discipline of Physiotherapy 2016-
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1998 2016
Cochrane International Collaboration 2015-present
CORU registered Physiotherapist (PT029280) 2018 present
Broderick J, Kiernan S, Murphy N, Dowds J, Ní Cheallaigh C. , Feasibility of a Broad Test Battery to Assess Physical Functioning Limitations of People Experiencing Homelessness, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 18, (3), 2021, p1035-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kiernan S, Ní Cheallaigh C, Murphy N, Dowds J, Broderick J., Markedly poor physical functioning status of people experiencing homelessness admitted to an acute hospital setting, Scientific Reports , 11, (9911), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tandrous R. O' Rourke D, Mockler D. Broderick J , Health-related quality of life in narcolepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Sleep Medicine , 00:e13383, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ragy Tadrous, Deirdre O'Rourke, Julie Broderick, David Mockler, Health-Related Quality of Life in Narcolepsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Sleep , 35th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Issue Supplement 2 , 2021, ppA200 - A201, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tandrous R, O' Rourke D, Murphy N, Slattery L, Quinn G, Broderick J, 'A profile of physical performance variables in an outpatient adult population with narcolepsy', 3:42, HRB Open Research , 2020, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Hodalova S, Moore S, Dowds J ,Murphy N, Martin-Loeches I, Broderick J. , Feasibility of Telephone Follow-Up after Critical Care Discharge, Medical Sciences , 8(1), (16), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Sinéad Kiernan, David Mockler, Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Julie Broderick, Physical functioning limitations and physical activity of people experiencing homelessness: A scoping review,, HRB Open Research, 3, (14), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Haberlin C, O' Donnell DM, Moran J, Broderick J, Perceptions of eHealth-Enabled Physical Activity Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Mixed Methods Study, JMIR Cancer, 6, (1), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Tan, CJ, Timon, C. Stassen, L., Clark RA, Meldrum, D, Baily-Scanlan, M, Broderick, J. , Balance and Physical Functioning in Patients After Head and Neck Cancer Post-Neck Dissection Surgery: A Case Series. , Rehabilitation Oncology, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Flahive M, Broderick J, , A Real-world Prospective Cohort Study to Examine the Relationship Between Simple Physical Functioning Tests and Complications Following Abdominal Surgery, Physiotherapy Practice and Research , 41, (2), 2020, p177 - 185, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Julie Broderick, Therapeutic Exercise and Cancer, Miguel Hernandez International Physiotherapy Congress, Spain, March 15, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Physical activity and older adults: What works? The role of health professionals, Institute of Public Health, Ireland , 22 October, 2019, Notes: [Invited Speaker ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, What is the right exercise for my age? , British Association of Sports and Exercise Science (BASES) Continual Professional Development Webinar, 2019, Notes: [Invited speaker ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Yoga or Exercise for Schizophrenia , 7th International Conference on Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2018, Notes: [Conference workshop delivery], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, 'Cancer, a European perspective' , ER-WCPT European Region World Congress of Physical Therapists, Liverpool, UK, November, 2016, Notes: [Invited Speaker], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Survivorship in Oncology, Future Health Summit, Dublin, June, 2016, Notes: [Invited Speaker ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Novel approaches to promote physical activity among cancer survivors, FSEM (Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine) Annual Scientific Conference, 2016, Notes: [Invited Speaker], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Assessment & Prescription of Exercise in: Bone Health, Cancer & Diabetes, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference,, November , 2014, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Pre-operative Physiotherapy , Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (CPRC) Advanced Respiratory Course , May, 2010, Notes: [Invited speaker ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Julie Broderick, Importance of exercise therapy in cancer, ABKR-BVRK (Belgian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists), , Belgium, 2009, Notes: [Invited Speaker ], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED