Dr Hazel Killeen

B.Sc.OT, Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Occupational Therapy
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5767
E: hazel.killeen@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Hazel Killeen, BScOT, PhD, is a full-time Lecturer in the discipline of Occupational Therapy in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) since 2010.

In 1998, Hazel completed her primary degree in Occupational Therapy at Trinity College, Dublin. Over the next 12 years, Hazel worked clinically in the public sector, in private practice and on a voluntary capacity in the area of paeditric occupational therapy. During this time she had the opportunity of experiencing a diverse range of international healthcare systems through her clinical work and training in paediatrics in Ireland, Australia, The United States, Siberia and Canada.

In 2016, Hazel graduated with her PhD on the impact of preterm birth on the adaptive behaviour and participation of preterm infants. Following completion of her PhD she completed 6 months of postdoctoral training in McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Hazel continues to have a strong link with McGill University, and is currently undertaking an intervention study for former preterm infants with colleagues from the McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
 
 

 
 

Research Interests

Dr. Killeen's area of interest is in Childhood Disability Research.

Dr. Killeen's PhD study focused on the adaptive behaviour and participation of very low birth weight infants at 2- 5 years 6 months of age. She is co-principal investigator of an intervention study for participation of former preterm infants with Dr. Dana Anaby, McGill University, Canada.                       

Other areas of Interest in Paediatrics
•    Handwriting
•    Goal setting and outcome measures
•    Standardized Testing

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'The impact of preterm birth on participation in childhood occupation'
Killeen, H,Shiel, A,Law, M,Segurado, R,O'Donovan, D (2015) 'The impact of preterm birth on participation in childhood occupation'. European Journal Of Pediatrics, 174 :299-306 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Cross-cultural testing–Use of the ABAS-II to measure the adaptive behaviour of Irish VLBW preschoolers'
Killeen H, Shiel A, Law M, O’Donovan D (2014) 'Cross-cultural testing–Use of the ABAS-II to measure the adaptive behaviour of Irish VLBW preschoolers'. Archives Of Disease In Childhood-Fetal And Neonatal Edition, 99 (Suppl 1):A61-A61 [Details]
(2014) 'The impact of preterm birth on participation in childhood occupation'
Killeen H, Shiel A, Law M, Segurado R, O’Donovan D (2014) 'The impact of preterm birth on participation in childhood occupation'. European Journal Of Pediatrics, :1-8 [Details]
(2008) 'Handwriting speed: duration of testing period and relation to socio-economic disadvantage and handedness'
O'Mahony, P., Dempsey, M., Killeen, H. (2008) 'Handwriting speed: duration of testing period and relation to socio-economic disadvantage and handedness'. Occupational Therapy International, 15 (3):165-177 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2014) The Irish Adaptation of the Handwriting Speed Test - 2nd Edition.
Killeen, H., Dempsey, M. & O'Mahoney (2014) The Irish Adaptation of the Handwriting Speed Test - 2nd Edition. Dublin, Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. [Details]
(2007) The Irish Adaptation of the Handwriting Speed Test. Dublin: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
Killeen, H., Dempsey, M., O'Mahony, P. (2007) The Irish Adaptation of the Handwriting Speed Test. Dublin: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Dublin: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 3rd #CountMeIn! International Scientific Meeting, Supporting Children’s Participation
Killeen, H., O’Donovan, D., Law, M. & Shiel, A. (2016) The challenges of measuring the participation of young children born preterm 3rd #CountMeIn! International Scientific Meeting, Supporting Children’s Participation [Details]
(2014) 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan
Killeen, H., O'Donovan, D, Law, M, Shiel, A. (2014) The Impact of Preterm Birth on Childhood Occupation 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan [Details]
(2012) 2nd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Perinatal Medicine
Killeen, H., Shiel, A., Law, M. and O'Donovan, D. (2012) The Impact of Preterm Birth on Participation in Childhood occupation 2nd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Perinatal Medicine [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2004) The Irish Adaptation of the Handwriting Speed Test. Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference.
Dempsey, M., Killeen, H. (2004) The Irish Adaptation of the Handwriting Speed Test. Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Irish research in handwriting speed. National Association of Paediatric Occupational Therapists.
Dempsey, M., Killeen, H. (2004) Irish research in handwriting speed. National Association of Paediatric Occupational Therapists. Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Challenges of implementing client centred practice when developing innovative community based programmes', AOTI Annual Conference, Mullingar, April 27-28. Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
Price, O., McCormack, H., McGrath, M. & Killeen, H. (2012) 'Challenges of implementing client centred practice when developing innovative community based programmes', AOTI Annual Conference, Mullingar, April 27-28. Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Conference Poster [Details]
(2012) 'Establishing a Sustainable Homework Club: Facilitators and Challenges', AOTI Annual Conference, Mullingar, April 27-28. Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
McManus, L., Clarke, J., Frecklington, P. & Killeen, H. (2012) 'Establishing a Sustainable Homework Club: Facilitators and Challenges', AOTI Annual Conference, Mullingar, April 27-28. Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Conference Poster [Details]
(2012) 'Improving Academic Skills and Occupational Engagement through Structured Physical Education', AOTI Annual Conference, Mullingar, April 27-28. Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
Gilroy, S., O'Connor, E., Connolly, R., Lavery, S., Killeen, H., Ní Loinsigh, C., Ní Riain, C., McNamara, B. & Collins, A. (2012) 'Improving Academic Skills and Occupational Engagement through Structured Physical Education', AOTI Annual Conference, Mullingar, April 27-28. Ireland: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) ‘Roll With It! Developing Wheelchair Skills with Irish Wheelchair Association Service Users’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference.
McGrath, V., Barry, H., Gavigan, A., McGrath, M. And Killeen, H. (2011) ‘Roll With It! Developing Wheelchair Skills with Irish Wheelchair Association Service Users’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) ‘Come Dine With Us - Increasing Social Engagement for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference.
Healy, M., O'Flaherty, L., O'Callaghan, C., Killeen, H., McGrath, M. and Keane, L (2011) ‘Come Dine With Us - Increasing Social Engagement for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) ‘Exploring Accessibility Issues at NUI, Galway for Students with Intellectual Disabilities’. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference.
Lyons, A., Campbell, M., O'Brien, M., Killeen, H. and McGrath, M. (2011) ‘Exploring Accessibility Issues at NUI, Galway for Students with Intellectual Disabilities’. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) ‘Getting The Balance Right- Living With Epilepsy’. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference.
Crowe, L., Clarke, R., Monson-Kirby, E., McGrath, M. and Killeen, H. (2011) ‘Getting The Balance Right- Living With Epilepsy’. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2001) ‘Crossing the Digital Divide with Older Adults’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference.
Carpenter, M., Ní Ghríofa, O., Killeen, H., McGrath, M. and Jennings, N (2001) ‘Crossing the Digital Divide with Older Adults’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2011) ‘Review of assessments guiding seating intervention in children with complex disabilities’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference.
Killeen, H. & Chockalingam, M (2011) ‘Review of assessments guiding seating intervention in children with complex disabilities’.. College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference. Workshops [Details]
(2010) The Promotion of Fine Motor Skills in School Aged Children. Irish Learning Support Association.
Killeen, H. (2010) The Promotion of Fine Motor Skills in School Aged Children. Irish Learning Support Association. Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Interventions within the model of Sensory Integration. Paediatric Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group of British Columbia.
Killeen, H. (2007) Interventions within the model of Sensory Integration. Paediatric Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group of British Columbia. Workshops [Details]

Teaching Interests

•    Paediatrics
•    Intellectual Disability