Healthcare Providers

CHESS brings together 18 partner organisations from 8 European countries, including universities, industry and healthcare providers, to redesign researcher education for connected health.

Academic and research leaders are involved from different universities across Europe and will bring their knowledge and expertise to CHESS, through the research, the training, and the dissemination and research outputs.

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Ailish Daly

Ailish will assist in the supervision of the Early Stage Researcher and the research will focus on the development and evaluation on the use of technology platforms in the support of post-operative care models.

Hip and knee joint Osteoarthritis was the 11th highest contributor to global disability in 2010 and rates of arthroplasty surgery to enhance function and quality of life are on the increase. Though rehabilitation exercise is a critical part of post surgical management, the majority of patients self-report non compliance with prescribed rehabilitation exercise due to lack of motivation and inability to recall rehabilitation instructions. Mobile-based rehabilitation exercise feedback platforms have the potential to address this non-compliance.

Beacon’s clinical expertise and access to clinicians and patient cohorts will inform ESR training as well as enhancing dissemination and study participant identification.

Ruth Whelan

Ruth is the Manager of the UCD Beacon Hospital Academy. Ruth graduated from University College Dublin in 2000 with an Honors degree in Physiotherapy and received a first class honors Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from University College Dublin in 2005. Ruth worked for six years in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. During this time, she was a Senior Physiotherapist in both Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Clinical Education and also lectured occasionally in Orthopaedics on the undergraduate programme for UCD School of Physiotherapy. Ruth joined Beacon Hospital in 2006 as the Physiotherapy Manager and went on to become Allied Therapy Manager in Beacon Hospital from 2009 to 2015. Ruth’s current research interest lies in quality of health care delivery and and she currently sits on the CORU Physiotherapy Regulatory Board (2014-2018). In 2015, UCD Beacon Hospital Academy was launched and Ruth was delighted to be appointed manager in this new and exciting role. Under Ruth’s management, the academy has grown exponentially and continues to offer staff and students a best in the class educational experience.

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