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Dr. Emer Guinan

Assistant Professor (School Office - Medicine)

  Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   Breast cancer   Cardiac rehabilitation   Inflammation and coagulation syndromes   Oesophageal cancer   Prostate cancer   Public health
 Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing esophageal resection (the PREPARE study)
 Rehabilitative Strategies Following Oesophageal Cancer (ReStOre trial)
 Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination: Community Exercise
 Rehabilitation Strategies following Oesophagogastric and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Cancer
 Preoperative Exercise to Improve Fitness in Patients Undergoing Complex Surgery for Cancer of the Lung or Oesophagus

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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) July 2009 present
CORU Physiotherapy Registration Board 2019 Present
O'Neill L., Knapp P., Doyle SL., Guinan E., Parker A.,Segurado R., Connolly D., O'Sullivan J., Reynolds JV., Hussey J, 'Patient and family co-developed participant information to improve recruitment rates, retention, and patient understanding in the Rehabilitation Strategies Following Oesophago-gastric and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Cancer (ReStOre II) trial: Protocol for a study within a trial (SWAT) [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]', 2019, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED  DOI
Devenney KE, Guinan EM, Kelly ÁM, Mota BC, Walsh C, Rikkert MO, Scneider S, Lalor B., Acute high-intensity aerobic exercise affects brain-derived neurotrophic factor in mild cognitive impairment: a randomised controlled study, BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Guinan, E.M., Bennett, A.E., Doyle, S.L., O'Neill, L, Gannon, J., Foley, G., Elliott, J.A., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Measuring the impact of oesophagectomy on physical functioning and physical activity participation: a prospective study, BMC Cancer, 19, (682), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Haberlin C, Broderick J., Guinan E.M, Darker C., Hussey J., O'Donnell D.M., E-Health based intervention to increase physical activity levels in people with cancer: protocol of a feasibility trial in an Irish acute hospital setting, BMJ Open, 9: e024999, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Elliott J.A., O'Byrne L., Foley G., Murphy C.F., Doyle S.L., Kind S., Guinan E.M., Narayanasamy R., Reynolds J.B, The effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation on preoperative pulmonary physiology, postoperative respiratory complications and quality of life in patients with oesophageal cancer , British Journal of Surgery, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Neill, L.M., Bennett, A.E., Guinan, E., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., Physical recovery in the first six months following oesophago-gastric cancer surgery. Identifying rehabilitative needs: a qualitative interview study, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019, p1-8 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sheill G, Guinan E, Brady L, Hevey D, Hussey J., Exercise interventions for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review of recruitment, attrition, and exercise adherence rates., Palliatie and Supportive Care, 2019, p1 - 11, 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, 26, (5), 2018, p1569 - 1576, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sheill. G., Guinan, E.M., O'Neill L, Hevey, D., Hussey, J. , Physical Activity and Advanced Cancer: The views of Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland. , Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 3, 2018, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
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

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Promoting Leadership Skills Through Interprofessional Education in, editor(s)Morison S , Leadership: Perception, Influences and Gender Differences, NOVA science publishers, 2017, [Guinan E.M. and McGowen E.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Rudiger S., Stuckenschneider T, Vogt T, Abeln V., Lawlor B., Olde Rikkert M., Schneider S., NeuroExercise Study Group, Cognitive impairment is reflected by an increased difference between and imagined timed up and go performance, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 44, (1-2), 2017, p55 - 62, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Ireland-Northern Ireland - National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium / Health Research Board Scholarship to attend National Cancer Institute Summer School in Cancer Prevention July 2014
Research bursary (€200) to support PhD activities Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care 2012
Dr Emer Guinan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine with responsibility for the Interprofessional Learning programme for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her main research interest is in the role of exercise and physical activity in ameliorating treatment side effects and optimising survivorship for patients with cancer. Her work considers both the therapeutic and the physiological impact of exercise programmes. She has a particular interest in the role of exercise for patients with complex cancer presentations including patients with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and those with advanced disease.