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Dr. Emma Stokes

Vice President for Global Engagement (Trinity Global)


Associate Professor (Physiotherapy)

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.
  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
 FAME - Family mediated exercise intervention post stroke

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World Confederation for Physical Therapy- European representative on WCPT Executive Committee 2006-2010
Representative of the Irish Society of Chartered Phsyiotherapists at European and International meetings 1999 to date
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 1990 to date
McGowan Emer, K. Stokes Emma, Leadership in the profession of physical therapy , Physical Therapy Reviews , 20 , (2 ), 2015, p122 - 131 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Galvin Rose, Stokes Emma, Cusack Tara, Family-Mediated Exercises (FAME): an exploration of participant†s involvement in a novel form of exercise delivery after stroke , Topics in stroke rehabilitation , 21 , (1 ), 2014, p63 - 74 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McGrane Niall, Cusack Tara, O'Donoghue Grainne, Stokes Emma, Motivational strategies for physiotherapists , Physical Therapy Reviews , 19 , (2 ), 2014, p136 - 142 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cooney MA, Culleton-Quinn E, Stokes E, Current Knowledge of Pain After Breast Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review., Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, 14, (2), 2013, p110-123 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hayes S, Donnellan C, Stokes EK , Associations between executive function and physical function post-stroke: a pilot study, Physiotherapy, 99, (2), 2013, p165 - 171, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Bury T, Stokes EK, A global view of direct access and patient self-referral to physical therapy: implications for the profession, Physical Therapy, 93, (4), 2013, p449 - 459, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Bury T, Stokes EK, Direct access and patient/client self-referral to physiotherapy: a review of contemporary practice within the European Union Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy, 2013, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Cooney M, Galvin R, Connolly E, Stokes E, The International Classification of Functioning (ICF) core set for breast cancer from the perspective of women with the condition., Disability and rehabilitation, 35, (9), 2013, p740-8 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Marese A Cooney,R. Galvin, E.K.Stokes, E. Connolly, Impairment , activity and participation after breast cancer: the lived experience, 20, (6 (Suppl 1)), 2012, ppp126 - 126, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mazzoleni S, Van Vaerenbergh J, Stokes EK, Fazekas G, Dario P, Guglielmelli E, An ergonomic modular foot platform for isometric force/torque measurements in poststroke functional assessment: A pilot study, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 49, (6), 2012, p949 - 960, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Stokes EK, Rehabilitation Outcome Measures, London, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2010, Book, PUBLISHED
Stokes EK, Hip protectors - a guide to their use, Dublin, Physiotherapy Research & Older People, 2003, Report, PUBLISHED


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