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Dr. Cuisle Forde

Assistant Professor (Physiotherapy)

Dr Cuisle Forde is an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. She graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. Having been awarded a Trinity scholarship during her undergraduate career, and an Irish Research Council scholarship to carry out a PhD, she began work on her doctoral thesis the following autumn, which she completed in 2012. During her doctoral studies, Cuisle worked with children who have cystic fibrosis and those attending weight management clinics, she completed a Diploma in Statistics and was also involved in research projects investigating arterial stiffness and physical activity in adults. After spending some time working clinically and lecturing in critical thinking in Kosovo, Cuisle returned to Dublin in September 2013 to begin a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. With an interest in technology and innovative teaching methods, Cuisle helped develop the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise and is now coordinator for this course. Her latest publications relate to the benefits of exercise for patient populations with chronic communicable diseases such as those living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.
 CANDI Viral Hepatitis C Associated Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Ireland in the DAA era.

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Dr Forde is currently a committee member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics group of the Irish Society of Physiotherapists. She was previously a treasurer for this group.
Dr Forde was a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy Student Council 2006
Dr Forde was a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Working Party 2008
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Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ID 10725) 2008 to date
Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics Clinical Interest Group 2015 to date
Certified and Registered as a Physiotherapist with CORU (PT039841) 2019 to date
Member of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) 2019 to date
Children's Resaerch Network 2019 to date
Canada International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative 2015 to date
Philip O'Gorman; Orla Strahan; Damien Ferguson; Ann Monaghan; Megan Kennedy; Cuisle Forde; Ashanty M. Melo; Derek G. Doherty; Kelly K. O'Brien; Susan McKiernan; Rose Anne Kenny; Robert Coen; Colin Doherty; Colm Bergin; John Gormley; Suzanne Norris. , Improvement in cognitive impairment following a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention in individuals with non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C in Journal of Viral Hepatitis, Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 28, (4), 2021, p637 - 650, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Forde C, Wyse J. Barrett EM, Time and belief in exercise importance predict increased activity during initial COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland, Health Promotion International, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Forde C.and Gallagher, S, Postgraduate Online Teaching in Healthcare: An Analysis of Student Perspectives, Online Learning Journal, 24, (1), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
C Forde, M Johnston, C Haberlin, P Breen, S Greenan, C Gissane, T Comyns, V Maher, J Gormley., "Low Dose Resistance Exercise - Difference in indices of Central Arterial Stiffness Between Intensities." , High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, 2020, p83 - 91, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Philip O'Gorman, Damien Ferguson, Orla Strahan, Ann Monaghan, Megan Kennedy, Colm Bergin, Susan Mckiernan, Robert Coen, Colin Doherty, Cuisle Forde, John Gormley, Suzanne Norris, Improvement in cognitive impairment following 12 weeks of aerobic exercise in individuals with non-cirrhotic, chronic hepatitis C, Journal of Hepatology, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Brien KK, Bergin C, Solomon P, O'Dea S, Forde C, Vajravelu S, Cross-Cultural Application of the Episodic Disability Framework for Adults Living with HIV in Ireland: A Qualitative Study. , Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Guinan EM, Forde C, O'Neill L, Gannon J, Doyle SL, Valkenet K, Trappenburg JCA, van Hillegersberg R, Ravi N, Hussey JM, Reynolds JV., Effect of preoperative inspiratory muscle training on physical functioning following esophagectomy., Diseases of the esophagus , 2019, Notes: [PMID: 30295721 PMCID: PMC6361819], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  Other  Other
Waugh A, Crumlish N, Kelleher E, Forde C, Broderick J, A feasibility study of a physiotherapy-led motivational programme to increase physical activity and improve cardiometabolic risk in people with major mental illness., General Hospital Psychiatry , 54 , 2018, p37 - 44, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Brien, KK; Solomon, P; Ibanez-Carrasco, F; Chegwidden, W; McDonnell, E; Brown, D; Harding, R; Bergin, C; Worthington, C; Tattle, S; Baxter, L; Nayar, A; Kietrys, DM; Galantino, ML; Yates, T; Ahluwalia, P; Turje, RB; Bereczky, T; Carusone, SC; Emlet, C; Forde, C; Gahagan, J; Gayle, P; Hawkins, C; Iku, N; Jose-Boerbridge, M; Josh, J; Loughran, K; Matejcic, A; McDougall, P; Merritt, B; Mullin, R; Nixon, S; Nochese, J; Murzin, K; O'Dea, S; Porch, W; Reimer, T; Restall, G; Salbach, N; Quigley, A; Rackstraw, S; Rich, R; Rourke, S; Stevens, E; Toole, L; Townson, G; Vajravelu, S; Wu, J, Evolution of an International Research Collaborative in HIV and Rehabilitation: Community Engaged Process, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations., Progress in community health partnerships; research, education and action, 12, (4), 2018, p395 - 408, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  Other
Forde C, Loy A, O'Dea S, Mulcahy F, Gormley J, Daly C., Physical Activity is Associated with Metabolic Health in Men Living with HIV., AIDS and behavior, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Cuisle Forde, Diversification of roles within established Clinical Research Facilities, UK Clinical Research Facilities Network 10th Annual Conference, Sheffield , 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
O'Donovan C, Response to: Video games: increasing activity in sedentary individuals, Physiotherapy, 2013, Notes: [This is a response / commentary rather than a piece of original research.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Donovan C, Hirsch E, Holohan E, McBride I, McManus R, Hussey J., To study the effects of human versus computer opponents on energy expenditure playing active video games., Trinity Medical Student Research Poster Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, 2011, Poster, PUBLISHED
Brazil J, Donaghy J, McCullough R, Swift C, Varini R, O'Donovan C, Mahmud A, Hussey J. , Acute Cardiovascular Response to Active and Sedentary and Computer Games, Trinity Medical Student Research Poster Symposium Conference Proceedings , Trinity College Dublin, 2010, Poster, PRESENTED
O'Donovan C, McGowan M, Gormley , Between subject and within subject variability in energy expenditure, Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day Conference Proceedings, 2008, Poster, PRESENTED
O'Donovan C, McGowan M, Gormley J. , Determination of the relationship between body composition and energy expenditure at three exercise intensities, Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day Conference Proceedings, 2008, Poster, PUBLISHED


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Trinity Foundation Scholarship 2006
Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Fellowship 2008
Best oral presentation at Trinity School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day 2010
Highly commended for Hans Strober Award - Pediatric Work Physiology Conference 2011
Trinity College Dublin Dean of Students' Roll of Honour 2012
Gaisce The President's Gold Award 2014