Dr Sinéad Hynes

BSc. PhD

Contact Details


Occupational Therapy
210
Áras Moyola
National University of Ireland, Galway

T: +353 91 495624
E: sinead.hynes@nuigalway.ie
W: @sineadnieidhin
Lecturer Below The Bar
Áras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5624
E: sinead.hynes@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Sinéad is a lecturer in occupational therapy in NUI, Galway. She started in this role in December 2015 following the completion of a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of British Columbia funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US). In this position she was involved in a number of projects in the area of multiple sclerosis including interventions for cognitive difficulties and intention tremor and the assessment of hand function.  
Prior to this, she worked for the NHS on a large occupational therapy trial for people with dementia (Valuing Active Life in Dementia; VALID).  She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, based at the MRC-Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, in 2013. 

Is léachtóir í Sinéad i dteiripe shaothair in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. Chuir sí fúithi i nGaillimh i mí na Nollag, 2015. Sular tháinig sí go Gaillimh, bhí taighde iardhochtúireachta ar bun aici thall sa University of British Columbia, Ceanada, taighde a bhí maoinithe ag Cumann Náisiúnta na Scléaróise Iolraí (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá). Bhí sí ag obair ar thionscadal taighde i réimse na scléaróise iolraí, a bhí ag plé le deacrachtaí cognaíocha, le creathanna sa chorp agus leis na bealaí éagsúla le measúnú a dhéanamh ar fheidhm láimhe. Roimhe sin, d’oibrigh sí don NHS i Sasana ar thástáil theiripe shaothair a bhí dírithe ar dhaoine le néaltrú. Bhain sí PhD amach ó Ollscoil Cambridge, Sasana san aonad MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences in 2013.


Research Interests

My research interest lies largely in the area of neurorehabiltation. My research to date has been with people with multiple sclerosis, older adults, people with brain injury and people with dementia 
I have developed, and am currently in the process of testing, an evidence-based, occupation-focused intervention for people with multiple sclerosis who experience cognitive difficulties (COB-MS).


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Community Occupational Therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual: study protocol for the Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) multi-centre, pragmatic randomised trial'
Wenborn, J. Hynes, S.M, Moniz-Cook, E.,Mountain, G., Poland, F. King, M. Omar, R. Morris, S., Vernooij-Dassen, M., Challis, D. Michie, S., Russell, I., Sackley, C. Graff, M., O’Keeffe, A., Crellin, N. & Orrell, M. (2016) 'Community Occupational Therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual: study protocol for the Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) multi-centre, pragmatic randomised trial'. Trials, [Details]
(2016) 'Community Occupational Therapy for People with Dementia and their Family Carers: A National Survey of Current Occupational Therapy Practice'
Swinson, T., Wenborn, J., Hynes, S. M., Orrell, M., Rutherford, J., Rooks, S. & Ledgerd, R. (2016) 'Community Occupational Therapy for People with Dementia and their Family Carers: A National Survey of Current Occupational Therapy Practice'. British Journal Of Occupational Therapy, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Is it possible to have both standardised and person-centred care?'
Hynes, S.M (2015) 'Is it possible to have both standardised and person-centred care?'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30 (4):431-435 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Intensive training but no benefits to everyday life: computerised cognitive training'
Hynes, S.M (2015) 'Intensive training but no benefits to everyday life: computerised cognitive training'. Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Exploring the need for a new UK occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and family carers: Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD). A focus group study'
Hynes, S.M., Field, B., Ledgerd, R., Swinson, T., Wenborn, J., di Bona, L., Moniz-Cook, E., Poland, F. & Orrell, M. (2015) 'Exploring the need for a new UK occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and family carers: Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD). A focus group study'. Aging & Mental Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Developing a Computerised Multiple Elements Test for Organisational Difficulties'
Hynes, S.M., Fish, J., Evans, J.J & Manly, T. (2015) 'Developing a Computerised Multiple Elements Test for Organisational Difficulties'. International Journal of Developmental Science, 9 :85-94 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Internet, home-based cognitive and strategy training with older adults: a study to assess gains to daily life'
Hynes, S.M (2015) 'Internet, home-based cognitive and strategy training with older adults: a study to assess gains to daily life'. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Intensive working memory training: A single case experimental design in a patient following hypoxic brain damage'
Hynes, S.M., Fish, J. & Manly, T. (2014) 'Intensive working memory training: A single case experimental design in a patient following hypoxic brain damage'. Brain Injury, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Using video ratings to assess multitasking performance in a naturalistic paradigm'
Hynes, S.M., Fish, J. & Manly, T. (2014) 'Using video ratings to assess multitasking performance in a naturalistic paradigm'. NeuroRehabilitation, 35 :553-562 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Validating an Irish-language version of the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test - Second Edition'
Hynes, S.M. & Shiel, A (2014) 'Validating an Irish-language version of the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test - Second Edition'. British Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 77 (4) [DOI] [Details]