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Dr. Emer Guinan

Associate Professor (Physiotherapy)


Associate Professor (School Office - Medicine)

  Cancer Survivorship   Exercise Medicine   Inter/Multidisciplinary Education   inter-professional collaboration   Interprofessional Education in Healthcare   inter-professional practice   LUNG CANCER   multi-disciplinary   Oesophageal cancer   POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS   Prostate cancer   Rehabilitation/Therapy, Physical   UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER
 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
 Exercise prescription in patients with bone metastases: identifying clinical tools to overcome clinician concerns regarding skeletal related events.

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2021 - present: Member of the Physical Activity and Exercise Subgroup at the National Cancer Control Programme 2021
2022 - Member of the Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) Steering Committee representing Cancer Rehabilitation 2022
Co-chair of the Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Special Interest Group in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice 2020 - present
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) July 2009 present
CORU Physiotherapy Registration Board 2019 Present
Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L., Doyle, S.L., Guinan, E.M., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., Nutrient Intakes and Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Esophagogastric Cancer Survivors up to 5 Years Post-Surgery, Nutrition and Cancer, 2024, p1-10 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hu S, Guinan E, Mockler D, O'Neill L, Retention rates and reasons for non-retention in exercise oncology trials in the post-treatment phaseâ€"a systematic review, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Kearney N., Connolly D., Begic S., Mockler D., Guinan E, Feasibility Metrics of Exercise Interventions During Chemotherapy: A Systematic Review, Critical reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 195, 2024, p104272-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Brennan L, Sheill G, Collier S, Browne P, Donohoe C, O' Neill L, Hussey J, Guinan E, Personalised exercise rehabilitation in cancer survivorship: the percs triage and referral system study protocol, BMC Cancer, 24, (1), 2024, p517-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sheill G., Afolabi J., McMahon M., Crowley J., Guinan E, Physical Activity and Life-Limiting Conditions: A Survey of Specialist Palliative Care Nurses in the Community., International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 30, (4), 2024, p200 - 206, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smyth E., Brennan L., Enright R., Sekhon M., Dickson J., Hussey J., Guinan E, Acceptability of Exercise Prehabilitation Before Cancer Surgery Among Patients, Family Members and Health Professionals: A Mixed Methods Evaluation., Supportive Care in cancer, 32, (399), 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Guinan E., Heuston C., Sheill G., Ní Chonghaile M., Orfali N, Health professionals" perceptions of prehabilitation before haematopoietic cell transplantation to optimise candidacy in older adults, Supportive Care in cancer, 32, (465), 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
REYNOLDS SA., O'CONNOR L., McGEE A., QUINN KILCOYNE A., CONNOLLY A., MOCKLER D., GUINAN E., O'NEILL L, Recruitment rates and strategies in exercise trials in cancer survivorship: a systematic review, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Brien, A., Brennan, L., O'Neill, L, Guinan, E., Connolly, D., Reynolds, JV., and Hussey, J., Patient Experiences of a Telehealth Multidisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation Programme: Qualitative Findings from the ReStOre@Home Feasibility Study, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Neill, L., Brennan, L., Sheill, G., Connolly D., Guinan, E., and Hussey, J., Moving Forward With Telehealth in Cancer Rehabilitation: Patient Perspectives From a Mixed Methods Study, JMIR Cancer, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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O'Neill, L., Murphy, F., Reidy, D., Poisson, C., Hussey, J., and Guinan, E., Development and Initial Implementation of a Clinical Monitoring Strategy in a Non-regulated Trial: a research note from the ReStOre II Trial [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review], HRB Open Research, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Neill L, Murphy F, Reidy D, Poisson C., Hussey J., Guinan E, Development and Initial Implementation of a Clinical Monitoring Strategy in a Non-regulated Trial: a research note from the ReStOre II Trial, HRB Open Research, 6, (46), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
19. Sadeghi F., Mockler D., Guinan E.M., Hussey J, Doyle S.L., The Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions Combined with Exercise in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Systematic Review, Nutrients, 13, 2021, p2842-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Promoting Leadership Skills Through Interprofessional Education in, editor(s)Morison S , Leadership: Perception, Influences and Gender Differences, NOVA science publishers, 2017, pp103 - 139, [Guinan E.M. and McGowen E.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


Dr Emer Guinan is an Associate Professor in Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship, in the School of Medicine in Trinity College, with responsibility for building capacity in cancer survivorship research and education across the Trinity St James"s Cancer Institute (TSJCI). She holds multiple administrative positions at the TSCJ including co-course coordinator of the MSc in Cancer Survivorship, a member of the TJSCI Education Advisory Board and is co-chair of the TSJCI Cancer Survivorship Network. A CORU registered physiotherapists, her primarily research focuses on the unmet needs, particularly physical, practical and psychosocial needs, and the implementation and evaluation of complex interventions to address these issues. Her work has delivered 80 peer reviewed publications and she has received >€3 million in external grant funding, including >€300,000 as Principal Investigator. She has fulfilled multiple research roles over her career including trial project manager (PREPARE & ReStOre trials), protocol development group for an international multi-site randomised controlled trial (INTERVAL-GAP4 trial), trial management group committee (ExPeCT, ReStOre & PreHIIT trials), co-Principal Investigator (PreHIIT trial) and Principal Investigator (PERCS), and has supervised numerous postgraduate student projects.