Louise Drudy

Caoimhe Bennis

Ph.D. Student

Personal Sensing

Since receiving her BSc in Physiotherapy from UCD in 2009, Caoimhe has worked as a physiotherapist in the clinical and research setting. Clinically, Caoimhe has experience in private practice and palliative care. Within the research domain, she has focused on the use of technology to support independent living through the coordination of EU FP7 project CAPSIL and as a research physiotherapist at the Motion Analysis Lab in Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston. At Spaulding, Caoimhe was involved in the processes of conception, development, clinical testing and clinician training around the use of robotics in neurorehabilitation, while using technology such as EMG and rTMS to gain greater understanding of the rehabilitation process and potential, for patients after stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

After some time working at the Irish Embassy in Canada, Caoimhe is looking to refocus her experience of clinical, research and diplomatic practices to develop Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the primary care setting. As a PhD candidate within CHESS, a training programme funded by the the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement, Caoimhe seeks to develop an online IPE forum for all clinicians engaged in the primary care services to support their efforts in management and prevention of chronic disease.