IT Sligo Staff Profiles

DR Edwenia O Malley

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Details

Assistant Lecturer
Life Sciences
B2055
Department of Life Science
Institute of Technology Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo

T: (071) 9305539
E: omalley.edwenia@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Edwenia O'Malley is a chartered Physiptherapist and member of the Irish Society of Physiotherapists. She graduated as a physiotherapist in 2009 from University College Dublin. She continued her studies in the incidence of sports injures and the area of injury prevention in UCD and graduated in 2014 with her PhD. Her research interests followed her personal interest in the GAA- Gaelic Football and Hurling and she continues to work with teams as team physiotherapist. She is a member of the current GAA Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee.

Edwenia has a keen interest in evidence based practice and always incorporated innovative and effective techniques to her rehabilitation methods. While completing her PhD she worked clinically as a physiotherapist in private practice. She has worked with a range of patients- from weekend warriors to elite athletes, from children to the elderly and many more in between. In her past role, as research physiotherapist in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, she enjoyed managing her own clinical caseload and aided in the development of flagship research programmes in Athletic Groin Pain and ACL injury. 

As well as developing a huge amount of research skills throughout her PhD, she also developed an interest in teaching and learning. She worked as a Clinical Tutor and Occasional Lecturer during her time in UCD and now intends to build on her academic and research career in IT Sligo. 
 
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The effects of an exercise based training programme on neuromuscular outcomes: a cluster randomised controlled trial'
O'Malley E., Murphy J.C., McCarthy-Persson U., Blake C. (2016) 'The effects of an exercise based training programme on neuromuscular outcomes: a cluster randomised controlled trial'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, [Details]
(2014) 'Epidemiology of injuries in hurling: a prospective study 2007¿2011'
Blake C., O'Malley E., Gissane C., Murphy J.C., (2014) 'Epidemiology of injuries in hurling: a prospective study 2007¿2011'. Bmj Open, [Details]
(2014) '. Normative data for the functional movement screen¿ in male Gaelic field sports'
Fox D., O'Malley E., Blake C. (2014) '. Normative data for the functional movement screen¿ in male Gaelic field sports'. Physical Therapy in Sport, [Details]
(2012) 'Incidence of injury in Gaelic football: a 4-year prospective study'
Murphy J.C., O'Malley E., Gissane C., Blake C. (2012) 'Incidence of injury in Gaelic football: a 4-year prospective study'. American Journal of Sports Medicine, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014
O'Malley E., Murphy J.C., Gissane C. McCarthy-Persson U., Blake C. (2014) EFFECTIVE EXERCISE BASED TRAINING INTERVENTIONS TARGETING INJURY PREVENTION IN TEAM-BASED SPORTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 [Details]
(2014) IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014
Blake C., Murphy J.C., Gissane C., O'Malley E. (2014) INJURY TO THE HEAD REGION IN ELITE MALE GAELIC FOOTBALL AND HURLING: 2007¿2012 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 [Details]
(2014) IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014
Fox D., O'Malley E., Blake C. (2014) NORMATIVE DATA FOR THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN¿ IN MALE GAELIC FIELD SPORTS IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 [Details]
(2014) Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014
O'Malley E., Murphy J.C., Gissane C., Blake C. (2014) EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LOWER LIMB INJURY IN GAELIC FOOTBALL AND HURLING Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 [Details]
(2011) IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport 2011
Blake C., Murphy J.C., Gissane C., O'Malley E. (2011) A prospective study of injury in elite gaelic games IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport 2011 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Rugby Innovation Summit,
O'Malley E., Blake C. (2016) Injury Prevention Framework in an Amateur Sport. [Invited Oral Presentation], Rugby Innovation Summit, London . [Details]
(2016) Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference,
O'Malley E., Blake C., Gissane C., Murphy J.C. (2016) Injury Prevention Methods for the Female Athlete. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2016) Isokinetic Conference: Football medicine strategies for player care,
O¿Malley E., King E., Richter C., Holland E., Flavey E., Franklyn-Miller A., Moran R., Marshall B. (2016) Cut Mechanics folowing ACL reconstruction. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Isokinetic Conference: Football medicine strategies for player care, London . [Details]
(2016) ESSKA Congress,
O¿Malley E., Richter C., Strike S., Moran K., Jackson M., Moran R. (2016) Comparison of knee loading in double and single leg drop landing following ACLR. [Oral Presentation], ESSKA Congress, Barcelona . [Details]
(2016) ESSKA Congress,
O¿Malley E., Richter C., Strike S., Moran K., Jackson M., Moran R. (2016) Relationship between subjective and functional measures following ACLR. [Poster Presentation], ESSKA Congress, Barcelona . [Details]
(2015) Isokinetic Conference: Football medicine strategies for player care,
O¿Malley E., Marshall B., Undheim M., Richter C., Strike S., Moran K., Jackson M., Moran R. (2015) Comparison of knee loading in double and single leg CMJ following ACL reconstruction. [Poster Presentation], Isokinetic Conference: Football medicine strategies for player care, London . [Details]
(2013) Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Conference,
O¿Malley E., Murphy J.C., Gissane C., McCarthy-Persson U., Blake C. (2013) Effective exercise based training interventions, targeting injury prevention in team-based sports: a systematic review. [Oral Presentation], Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Conference, University of Jordanstown . [Details]
(2013) Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference,
O¿Malley E., Murphy J.C., Gissane C., McCarthy-Persson U., Blake C (2013) Effective exercise based training interventions, targeting injury prevention in team-based sports: a systematic review. [Oral Presentation], Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2012) Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference,
O¿Malley E., Murphy J.C., McCarthy-Persson U., Blake C. (2012) Epidemiology of injury in elite male Gaelic football and hurling 2007-2011. [Oral Presentation], Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference, Dublin . [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
GAA Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University College Dublin Clinical Tutor 04-NOV-13 / 31-JUL-14
Sports Med Ireland Physiotherapist 01-MAR-10 / 01-FEB-12
Sports Surgery Clinic Research Physiotherapist 08-SEP-14 / 02-SEP-16
University College Dublin Research Assistant 10-MAR-10 / 10-NOV-14

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 University College Dublin PhD Sports Injury Prevention
2009 University College Dublin BSc Physiotherapy

Teaching Interests

Clinical Exercise
Exercise Prescription
Injury Assessment and Treatment
Research Methods