Monica Casey

Research Assistant B.Sc, M.Sc (Primary Care)

Contact Details

Research Assistant
General Practice
School of Medicine
NUI Galway

E: monica.casey@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Research clinician and project manager for an HRB project on Resistant Hypertension prevalence, prognosis, description and development of a platform cohort for future research.

Involved in the coordination and management of WestREN, the Western Research and Educational Network. WestREN is a partnership between more than 180 General Practitioners and their practices with the Discipline of General Practice at NUI Galway. WestREN’s mission is to support primary care research and education in order to improve the quality of care delivered to patients in the community. http://westren.nuigalway.ie/
 
Coordinator for Galway Connected Health, a programme of multi-disciplinary connected health research developed in strong collaborative partnerships with researchers, healthcare providers and industry. Connected Health is the utilisation of connecting technologies (communication systems-broadband, wireless, mobile phone, fixed phone lines) and medical devices for healthcare applications harnessing messaging and monitoring technologies to promote health and self-management. The goal is developing and delivering health and healthcare innovations using connected health technologies empowering people to better manage their own health, life and wellness. www.galwayconnectedhealth.ie

Coordinator for the Ireland recruitment and database for HomeLab, a collaboration between NUI Galway and the State of Georgia (http://homelab.gtri.gatech.edu/) representing a diverse cross section of older adults. HomeLab's aim is to facilitate an early connection with older adults to participate in research projects with the goal of improving health care. www.galwayconnectedhealth.ie/homelab

Previous projects:

Research clinician for Wireless Insoles for Independent and Safe Elderly Living (WIISEL), an international European Commission FP7 funded project with 8 partners from 6 countries developing a research tool to collect and analyze gait data from real users and correlate parameters related with the risk of falls from the elderly population. The WIISEL system consists of a combination of a flexible software platform together with wearable insole device and a smartphone collecting data related with gait during activities of daily living. With a wireless system and several sensors embedded into the insole, the data captured by the movement of the foot is sent first to a mobile device and then to a server, enabling remote monitoring in terms of gait, fall risk, activity and mobility. The multiple gait parameters and gait pattern recognition will aid the evaluation and monitoring of fall risk in the older person. www.wiisel.eu

Research clinician for the ITTS - Implementing Transnational Telemedicine Solutions project included partners from Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland, Norway and Sweden and was NPP funded. Remote healthcare was delivered using technologies including videoconferencing and smartphones. The Irish team projects included: delivery of speech and language therapy remotely via videoconferencing units, monitoring and promoting physical activity with smartphones, patient self reporting of IBD using a smartphone application, delivering a pulmonary rehabilitation programme remotely via videoconferencing units and a self check and exercise portal in a primary care centre. www.transnational-telemedicine.eu


 


 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Effectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial'
Glynn, LG,Hayes, PS,Casey, M,Glynn, F,Alvarez-Iglesias, A,Newell, J,OLaighin, G,Heaney, D,O'Donnell, M,Murphy, AW (2014) 'Effectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial'. British Journal Of General Practice, 64 :384-391 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Implementing transnational telemedicine solutions: A connected health project in rural and remote areas of six Northern Periphery countries'
Casey M, Hayes PS, Heaney D, Dowie L, ÓLaighin G, Matero M, Hun S, Knarvik U, Alrutz K, Eadie L, Glynn LG. (2013) 'Implementing transnational telemedicine solutions: A connected health project in rural and remote areas of six Northern Periphery countries'. European Journal Of General Practice, 19 (1):52-58 [Details]
(2013) 'SMART MOVE - a smartphone-based intervention to promote physical activity in primary care: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial'
Glynn, LG,Hayes, PS,Casey, M,Glynn, F,Alvarez-Iglesias, A,Newell, J,OLaighin, G,Heaney, D,Murphy, AW (2013) 'SMART MOVE - a smartphone-based intervention to promote physical activity in primary care: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial'. Trials, 14 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'ITTS your move….! Project aims to get people fit'
Hayes PS, Casey M, Murphy AW, Glynn F, O’Brien M, O’Dea J, ÓLaighin G, Heaney D,. Glynn LG. (2012) 'ITTS your move….! Project aims to get people fit' Forum, :29-30. [Details]