Ms BLÁTHÍN CASEY

B.Sc

Contact Details


Psychology

Research Associate
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Biography

Bláthín is a Post-Doctoral research with the D1-Now study team under Prof Sean Dineen and Prof Molly Byrne here at the HBCRG at NUI Galway. She is looking forward to bringing her experience to the team and assisting in the development of a complex intervention to improve health outcomes among young adults with Type 1 Diabetes in Ireland.
Blathín graduated from the University of Limerick (UL) in 2013 with a BSc, 1st class honours degree in physiotherapy. She was awarded a scholarship from MS Ireland in 2014 to enter a structured PhD programme at the University of Limerick (UL) under Prof Susan Coote and the MS Research team at UL. Bláthín submitted her thesis in Decmeber 2017, namely, ‘Activity Matters’. ‘Activity Matters’ aimed to develop a web-based physical activity resource to enable people with MS to become more active. 
Although early in her research career, Blathin has 10 peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work orally at both a national and international level. Research interests include working with individuals with long-term conditions and changing health behaviours within these populations.  

Research Interests

Physical Activity
Neurological and Long Term Conditions
Behaviour Change

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Activity Matters: A Web-based Resource to Enable People with Multiple Sclerosis to Become More Active'
Casey, B., Coote, S., Byrne, M (2018) 'Activity Matters: A Web-based Resource to Enable People with Multiple Sclerosis to Become More Active'. Translational Behavioral Medicine, [Details]
(2018) 'Changing physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review’'
Casey, B., Hayes, S., Coote, S., Gallagher (2018) 'Changing physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review’'. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, [Details]
(2018) 'Objective Physical Activity Levels Among People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-Analysis'
Casey, B., Coote, S., Donnelly, A. (2018) 'Objective Physical Activity Levels Among People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-Analysis'. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine & Science In Sports, [Details]
(2017) 'Do Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Moderate the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity in People with Multiple Sclerosis?'
Casey, B., Uszynski, M., Hayes, S., Motl, R., Gallagher, S., Coote, S. (2017) 'Do Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Moderate the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity in People with Multiple Sclerosis?'. Rehabilitation psychology, [Details]
(2017) 'Modifiable psychosocial constructs associated with physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Casey, B., Coote, S., Shirazipour, C., Hannigan, A., Motl, R., Martin-Ginis, K., Latimer-Cheung, A. (2017) 'Modifiable psychosocial constructs associated with physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, [Details]
(2017) 'Sources of Variability in Physical Activity Among Inactive People with Multiple Sclerosis'
Uszynski, M., Herring, M., Casey, B., Hayes, S., Gallagher, S., Motl, R., Coote, S (2017) 'Sources of Variability in Physical Activity Among Inactive People with Multiple Sclerosis'. International Journal Of Behavioral Medicine, [Details]
(2017) 'Social Cognitive Theory Correlates of Physical Activity in Inactive Adults with Multiple Sclerosis'
Uszynski, M., Casey, B., Hayes, S., Gallagher, S., Purtill, H., Motl, R., Coote, S (2017) 'Social Cognitive Theory Correlates of Physical Activity in Inactive Adults with Multiple Sclerosis'. International journal of MS care, [Details]
(2017) 'Objective Physical Activity measurement in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A review of the literature'
Casey, B., Coote, S., Donnelly, A. (2017) 'Objective Physical Activity measurement in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A review of the literature'. Disability And Rehabilitation-Assistive Technology, [Details]
(2016) 'Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in Ambulatory People With Multiple Sclerosis'
Ross, E., Purtill, H., Uszynski, M., Hayes, S., Casey, B., Browne, C. and Coote, S. (2016) 'Cohort Study Comparing the Berg Balance Scale and the Mini-BESTest in Ambulatory People With Multiple Sclerosis'. Physical therapy, [Details]
(2015) 'What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?'
Casey, B., Hayes, S., Browne, C., Coote, S. (2015) 'What do people with MS want from a web-based resource to encourage increased physical activity behaviour?'. Disability And Rehabilitation, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) RIMS
Casey, B., Coote, S., Galvin, R., Donnelly, A (2017) Objective Physical Activity Levels Among People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-Analysis RIMS [Details]
(2016) CMSC
Casey, B., Hayes, S., Coote, S., Gallagher (2016) Changing physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review CMSC [Details]
(2016) ECTRIMS
Casey, B., Coote, S., Donnelly, A. (2016) Objective Physical Activity measurement in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A review of the literature’ ECTRIMS [Details]
(2016) ECTRIMS
Casey, B., Coote, S., Shirazipour, C., Hannigan, A., Motl, R., Martin-Ginis, K., Latimer-Cheung, A (2016) Modifiable psychosocial constructs associated with physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis ECTRIMS [Details]
(2015) Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres (CMSC)
Casey, B., Hayes, S., Coote, S. (2015) The effects of Yoga on impairments of body function, activity limitations and participation restriction for people with Multiple Sclerosis: A review’ Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres (CMSC) [Details]
(2015) CMSC
Casey, B., Hayes, S., Coote, S (2015) Web-based physical activity resources: listening to the voice of people with multiple sclerosis CMSC [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 University of Limerick BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
2018 University of Limerick PhD Multiple Sclerosis