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Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Dr. Rose Galvin graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2004 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. She subsequently completed clinical rotations in both the hospital and primary care settings. In 2006, she was successful in a grant application to the Irish Heart Foundation to complete a PhD in the area of exercise and stroke rehabilitation. She conducted a mixed-methods study including a randomised controlled trial that examined the impact of a family mediated exercise programme in people with stroke.

In 2009, Dr. Galvin was the first physiotherapist in Ireland to undertake a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Health Research Board funded national Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR). The CPCR is led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast. Over the past five years, she has led and collaborated on a number of research projects broadly focussed on methods to improve the quality and safety of care that vulnerable patient groups, in particular older adults, receive in Ireland. She has also completed a number of diagnostic accuracy systematic reviews that examine predictors of falls and adverse events in the elderly.

In 2013, she was promoted to the role of Senior Research Fellow and Programme Manager of the CPCR, with responsibility for coordinating the overall programme of research at the CPCR. She moved to the University of Limerick in March 2015 to take up a position as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. Dr. Galvin is also the Hon. Treasurer of the Irish Gerontological Society, one of the oldest societies in the world dedicated to research in ageing.