Dr. Leo Quinlan


Contact Details

LECTURER ABOVE THE BAR
Room 2009, Human Biology Buildin
Physiology, School of Medicine
National University of Ireland G
University Road Galway
T: Ext. 3710
E: leo.quinlan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. Leo Quinlan is a Principle Investigator in Human Physiology at NUI Galway and Funded Investigator in the SFI CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, NUI Galway.

He graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Stem Cell biology from NUI Galway. He work as a  postdoctoral researcher and trained at the Welcome Trust funded, Cellular Physiology Research Unit (CPRU) in University College Cork under Prof. Brain Harvey. He carried out postdoctoral training in electrophysiology at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen Denmark.

He has been a lecturer in Physiology at NUI Galway since 1999 and his research interests focus on the interface between human physiology and medical device development with a particular emphasis on electrophysiology and neuromodulation. He has supervised 6 PhD students to graduation, and has published over 30 international peer-reviewed journal papers.

Dr. Quinlan is a member of a number of professional societies including the Physiological Society, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Medicine and biology.

Google Scholar Profile:
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Research Interests

My research interest focus on the interface between human physiology and medical device development with a particular emphasis on electrophysiology and neuromodulation. 

My group employs a multidisciplinary to tackle scientific problems at the level of single channels, to single cells, all the way up to the whole body human physiology and psychology. 

Our clinical targets include Parkinson's disease, diabetes, autism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), interstitial cystitis and peripheral nerve regeneration.

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Richard Harte, Leo R Quinlan, Evismar Andrade, Enda Fallon, Martina Kelly, Paul O’Connor, Denis O’Hora, Patrick Pladys, Alain Beucheé, Gearoid ÓLaighin (2018) Defining User Needs for a New Sepsis Risk Decision Support System in Neonatal ICU Settings Through Ethnography: User Interviews and Participatory Design International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications [Details]
(2018) International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Richard Harte, Leo R Quinlan, Evismar Andrade, Enda Fallon, Martina Kelly, Paul O’Connor, Denis O’Hora, Patrick Pladys, Alain Beucheé, Gearoid ÓLaighin (2018) Prototyping a User Interface for a New Sepsis Risk Decision Support System Using Participatory Design International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications [Details]
(2018) International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Evismar Andrade, Leo R Quinlan, Richard Harte, Dara Byrne, Enda Fallon, Martina Kelly, Paul O’Connor, Denis O’Hora, Michael Scully, John Laffey, Patrick Pladys, Alain Beuchée, Gearoid ÓLaighin (2018) Investigation of the Human Factors, Usability and User Experience of Patient Monitors used in a Hospital Setting International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications [Details]
(2018) International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Evismar Andrade, Leo R Quinlan, Richard Harte, Dara Byrne, Enda Fallon, Martina Kelly, Paul O’Connor, Denis O’Hora, Michael Scully, John Laffey, Patrick Pladys, Alain Beuchée, Gearoid ÓLaighin (2018) State of the Art and Future Trends in the Usability of Patient Monitors International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications [Details]
(2016) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
O'Connell, S,Coneys, A,Gallagher, R,Quondamatteo, F,Broderick, BJ,Quinlan, LR,Laighin, GO (2016) Enhancing Lower Limb Venous Haemodynamics Using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , pp.20-20 [Details]
(2015) 2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC)
Sweeney, D;Quinlan, LR;OLaighin, G (2015) Smartphone App Design for the Wireless Control of a Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulator device with Integrated Randomization Allocation Process for RCT Applications 2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) , pp.4574-4577 [Details]
(2015) 2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC)
Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G, (2015) Smartphone App Design for the Wireless Control of a Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulator device with Integrated Randomization Allocation Process for RCT Applications 2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) , pp.4574-4577 [Details]
(2013) American Gastoenterological Society
Mallard B, Quinlan LR, Mabuchi A, Wheatley AM (2013) Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis in mice is prevented by depletion of gut bacteria using antibiotics American Gastoenterological Society [Details]
(2013) Digestive Diseases Week
Mallard, BL; Quinlan LR; Mabuchi, A; Wheatley, AM (2013) Concanavalin A-Induced Hepatitis in Mice is Prevented by Depletion of Gut Bacteria Using Antibiotics Digestive Diseases Week Orlando, Florida, USA, , 18-MAY-13 - 21-MAY-13 [Details]
(2013) Journal of Hepatology
BL Mallard, LR Quinlan, A Mabuchi, AM Wheatley (2013) DEPLETION OF GUT BACTERIA WITH ANTIBIOTICS PREVENTS CONCANAVALIN (Con) A INDUCED HEPATITIS IN MICE Journal of Hepatology [Details]
(2012) FASEB JOURNAL
Serrador, J,O'Laighin, G,McIntosh, C,O'Tuathail, C,Quinlan, LR,Dinneen, SF,Breen, P (2012) Peripheral Sensory Function Enhanced Using Stochastic Noise Stimulation FASEB JOURNAL [Details]
(2012) Irish Journal of Medical Science
O’Brien, C; Hutch, R; Callnan, D; McKeever, D; McDonnell, K; Wheatley, AM; Quinlan LR (2012) MODULATION OF GUT PERMEABILITY BY THE LECTIN CONCANAVALIN A AND LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE : POTENTIAL NOVEL MECHANISM UNDERLYING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]
(2012) Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland
S. Galvin, C. Costello, G. Lyons, K. Kitt, D. O’Malley, M. Higgins, C. Murphy, C. Quigley, S. Rooney, L. Senanayake, K. Chesham, P. Carey, B. Gaffney, C. Quigley, A. Hynes, Quinlan LR. (2012) FITNESS, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY IN A POPULATION OF IRISH SCHOOL CHILDREN Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland [Details]
(2012) Irish Journal of Medical Science
Cahill, N; Prendergast, T; McDonald, N; Mulleady, C; Quinlan, LR (2012) PURINERGIC MODULATION OF SPONTANEOUS RAT MYOMETRIAL CONTRACTILITY IN VITRO Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]
(2012) FASEB JOURNAL
Breen, P; Serrador, J; O'Laighin, G; McIntosh, C; O'Tuathail, C; Quinlan, LR; Dinneen, SF; (2012) Peripheral Sensory Function Enhanced Using Stochastic Noise Stimulation FASEB JOURNAL [Details]
(2012) International MSc Conference Galway
Burke, R; Miniter, A; Quinlan, LR (2012) hMSCs promote wound repair in T84 colon epithelial monolayers International MSc Conference Galway [Details]
(2011) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Breen, PP, Olaighin, G,McIntosh, C, O'Tuathail, C,Quinlan, LR,Dinneen, SF,Serrador, JM (2011) PERIPHERAL SENSORY FUNCTION ENHANCED IN YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULTS USING A NOVEL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION BASED TECHNIQUE IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , pp.294-295 [Details]
(2008) Society for study of Fertility
Keating N. and Quinlan LR (2008) Apical purinergic stimulation of anion secretion in the bovine oviduct epithelium Society for study of Fertility [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments'
Sweeney D, Corley GJ, Browne P, Burridge J, Quinlan LR, O’Laighin G (2015) 'Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments' In: Ebook: Recent Advances in Ambient Assisted Living – Bridging Assistive Technologies, e-Health and Personalized Health Care Series: Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. IOS Press Ebooks: Recent Advances in Ambient Assisted Living – Bridging Assistive Technologies, e-Health and Personali. [Details]
(2011) 'Signaling Pathways in Mouse Embryo Stem Cell Self-Renewal'
Quinlan LR (2011) 'Signaling Pathways in Mouse Embryo Stem Cell Self-Renewal' In: Embryonic Stem Cells - Basic Biology to Bioengineering. Croatia: In Tech. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Phosphoinositides, inositol phosphates, and phospholipase C in embryonic stem cells'
Quinlan LR (2006) 'Phosphoinositides, inositol phosphates, and phospholipase C in embryonic stem cells' In: Methods in Molecular Biology - Embryonic Stem Cell Protocols. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press Inc. [DOI] [Details]
(1998) 'Methods for studying phosphoinositide metabolism in cultured cells'
Duffy, C; Hynes, AC; Quinlan LR (1998) 'Methods for studying phosphoinositide metabolism in cultured cells' In: Basic Techniques in Cell Culture. Springer-Verlag, Heidleberg: Springer. [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2017) Diet Behavior Change Techniques in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Cradock, KA;OLaighin, G;Finucane, FM;McKay, R;Quinlan, LR;Ginis, KAM;Gainforth, HL (2017) Diet Behavior Change Techniques in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. ALEXANDRIA: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2017) Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cradock, KA;OLaighin, G;Finucane, FM;Gainforth, HL;Quinlan, LR;Ginis, KAM (2017) Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Inertial Sensor Technology for Elite Swimming Performance Analysis: A Systematic Review.
Mooney, R;Corley, G;Godfrey, A;Quinlan, LR;OLaighin, G (2016) Inertial Sensor Technology for Elite Swimming Performance Analysis: A Systematic Review. BASEL: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016) The Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Postoperative Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
O'Connell, S;Bashar, K;Broderick, BJ;Sheehan, J;Quondamatteo, F;Walsh, SR;OLaighin, G;Quinlan, LR (2016) The Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Postoperative Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PHILADELPHIA: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2015) The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments.
Lomas, AJ;Ryan, CNM;Sorushanova, A;Shologu, N;Sideri, AI;Tsioli, V;Fthenakis, GC;Tzora, A;Skoufos, I;Quinlan, LR;O'Laighin, G;Mullen, AM;Kelly, JL;Kearns, S;Biggs, M;Pandit, A;Zeugolis, DI (2015) The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments. AMSTERDAM: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery,
Invited Speaker (2018) EFFECTIVENESS OF NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN ASSISTING FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY. [Invited Lecture], The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, Galway , 14-NOV-18 - 14-NOV-18. [Details]
(2017) From stem cell to clinical phenotypes. International Society for Stem Cell ResearchAt:,
S. Avazzadeh, J. Reilly, S. Boomkamp, V. McInerney, J. Krawczyk, J. Fitzgerald, E. Forma, S. A. Lynch, S. Ennis, N. Cosemans, P. Dockery, L. R. Quinlan, L. Gallagher and S. Shen (2017) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], From stem cell to clinical phenotypes. International Society for Stem Cell ResearchAt:, Boston, USA, , 13-JUN-17 - 13-JUN-17. [Details]
(2018) International Society for Autism,
S. Avazzadeh, J. Reilly, S. Boomkamp, V. McInerney, J. Krawczyk, J. Fitzgerald, E. Forman, S. A. Lynch, S. Ennis, N. Cosemans, P. Dockery, L. R. Quinlan, L. Gallagher and S. Shen (2018) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], International Society for Autism, Montreal Canada , 02-MAY-18 - 02-MAY-18. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Mechanism of luminal ATP activated chloride secretion in a polarized epithelium'
Keating, N,Dev, K,Hynes, AC,Quinlan, LR (2019) 'Mechanism of luminal ATP activated chloride secretion in a polarized epithelium'. Journal Of Physiological Sciences, 69 :85-95 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Increased Ca2+ signaling in NRXN1¿+/- neurons derived from ASD induced pluripotent stem cells'
Avazzadeh S;McDonagh K;Reilly J;Wang Y;Boomkamp SD;McInerney V;Krawczyk J;Fitzgerald J;Feerick N;O'Sullivan M;Jalali A;Forman EB;Lynch SA;Ennis S;Cosemans N;Peeters H;Dockery P;O'Brien T;Quinlan LR;Gallagher L;Shen S; (2019) 'Increased Ca2+ signaling in NRXN1¿+/- neurons derived from ASD induced pluripotent stem cells'. Molecular Autism, 10 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Gamma band light stimulation in human case studies: groundwork for potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment'
Marggie Jones, Barry McDermott, Bárbara Luz Oliveira, Aoife O’Brien, Declan Coogan, Mark Lang, Niamh Moriarty, Eilis Dowd, Leo Quinlan, Brian Mc Ginley, Eoghan Dunne, David Newell, Emily Porter, Muhammad Adnan Elahi, Martin O’Halloran, Atif Shahzad (2019) 'Gamma band light stimulation in human case studies: groundwork for potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment'. Journal Of Alzheimers Disease, [Details]
(2019) 'Double-Tap Interaction as an Actuation Mechanism for On-Demand Cueing in Parkinson's Disease'
Sweeney D;Quinlan LR;Richardson M;Meskell P;ÓLaighin G; (2019) 'Double-Tap Interaction as an Actuation Mechanism for On-Demand Cueing in Parkinson's Disease'. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 19 (23) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'A Technological Review of Wearable Cueing Devices Addressing Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease'
Sweeney D;Quinlan LR;Browne P;Richardson M;Meskell P;ÓLaighin G; (2019) 'A Technological Review of Wearable Cueing Devices Addressing Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease'. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 19 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Analysis of a poly(ε-decalactone)/silver nanowire composite as an electrically conducting neural interface biomaterial'
Katarzyna Krukiewicz, Jorge Fernandez, Małgorzata Skorupa, Daria Więcławska, Anup Poudel, Jose-Ramon Sarasua, Leo R. Quinlan and Manus J. P. Biggs (2019) 'Analysis of a poly(ε-decalactone)/silver nanowire composite as an electrically conducting neural interface biomaterial'. BMC Biomedical Engineering, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Estimating dyskinesia severity in Parkinson's disease by using a waist-worn sensor: concurrent validity study'
Rodriguez-Molinero, A;Perez-Lopez, C;Sama, A;Rodriguez-Martin, D;Alcaine, S;Mestre, B;Quispe, P;Giuliani, B;Vainstein, G;Browne, P;Sweeney, D;Quinlan, LR;Arostegui, JMM;Bayes, A;Lewy, H;Costa, A;Annicchiarico, R;Counihan, T;Laighin, GO;Cabestany, J (2019) 'Estimating dyskinesia severity in Parkinson's disease by using a waist-worn sensor: concurrent validity study'. Scientific Reports, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Enhancing oxygen delivery to ovarian follicles by three different methods markedly improves growth in serum-containing culture medium'
Connolly, JM,Kane, MT,Quinlan, LR,Hynes, AC (2019) 'Enhancing oxygen delivery to ovarian follicles by three different methods markedly improves growth in serum-containing culture medium'. Reproduction Fertility And Development, 31 :1339-1352 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Does culture affect usability? A trans-European usability and user experience assessment of a falls-risk connected health system following a user-centred design methodology carried out in a single European country'
Stara, V,Harte, R,Di Rosa, M,Glynn, L,Casey, M,Hayes, P,Rossi, L,Mirelman, A,Baker, PMA,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2018) 'Does culture affect usability? A trans-European usability and user experience assessment of a falls-risk connected health system following a user-centred design methodology carried out in a single European country'. Maturitas, 114 :22-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Sensory Electrical Stimulation Cueing May Reduce Freezing of Gait Episodes in Parkinson's Disease'
Rosenthal, L,Sweeney, D,Cunnington, AL,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2018) 'Sensory Electrical Stimulation Cueing May Reduce Freezing of Gait Episodes in Parkinson's Disease'. Journal Of Healthcare Engineering, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Preparation of Cytocompatible ITO Neuroelectrodes with Enhanced Electrochemical Characteristics Using a Facile Anodic Oxidation Process'
Vallejo-Giraldo, C,Pampaloni, NP,Pallipurath, AR,Mokarian-Tabari, P,O'Connell, J,Holmes, JD,Trotier, A,Krukiewicz, K,Orpella-Aceret, G,Pugliese, E,Ballerini, L,Kilcoyne, M,Dowd, E,Quinlan, LR,Pandit, A,Kavanagh, P,Biggs, MJP (2018) 'Preparation of Cytocompatible ITO Neuroelectrodes with Enhanced Electrochemical Characteristics Using a Facile Anodic Oxidation Process'. Advanced Functional Materials, 28 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Deep learning for freezing of gait detection in Parkinson's disease patients in their homes using a waist-worn inertial measurement unit'
Camps, J,Sama, A,Martin, M,Rodriguez-Martin, D,Perez-Lopez, C,Arostegui, JMM,Cabestany, J,Catala, A,Alcaine, S,Mestre, B,Prats, A,Crespo-Maraver, MC,Counihan, TJ,Browne, P,Quinlan, LR,Laighin, GO,Sweeney, D,Lewy, H,Vainstein, G,Costa, A,Annicchiarico, R,Bayes, A,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2018) 'Deep learning for freezing of gait detection in Parkinson's disease patients in their homes using a waist-worn inertial measurement unit'. Knowledge-Based Systems, 139 :119-131 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'A HOLTER for Parkinson's disease: Validation of the ability to detect on-off states using the REMPARK system'
Bayes, A,Samba, A,Prats, A,Perez-Lopez, C,Crespo-Maraver, M,Moreno, JM,Alcaine, S,Rodriguez-Molinero, A,Mestre, B,Quispe, P,de Barros, AC,Castro, R,Costa, A,Annicchiarico, R,Browne, P,Counihan, T,Lewy, H,Vainstein, G,Quinlan, LR,Sweeney, D,OLaighin, G,Rovira, J,z-Martin, DR,Cabestany, J (2018) 'A HOLTER for Parkinson's disease: Validation of the ability to detect on-off states using the REMPARK system'. Gait Posture, 59 :1-6 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Enhancing Home Health Mobile Phone App Usability Through General Smartphone Training: Usability and Learnability Case Study'
Richard Harte, Leo R Quinlan*, Tony Hall, Liam Glynn, Alejandro Rodriguez-Molinero, Thomas Scharf, Gearóid ÓLaighin (2018) 'Enhancing Home Health Mobile Phone App Usability Through General Smartphone Training: Usability and Learnability Case Study'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Evaluation of the Finis Swimsense (R) and the Garmin Swim (TM) activity monitors for swimming performance and stroke kinematics analysis'
Mooney, R,Quinlan, LR,Corley, G,Godfrey, A,Osborough, C,Laighin, GO (2017) 'Evaluation of the Finis Swimsense (R) and the Garmin Swim (TM) activity monitors for swimming performance and stroke kinematics analysis'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'
Rodriguez-Martin, D,Sama, A,Perez-Lopez, C,Catala, A,Arostegui, JMM,Cabestany, J,Bayes, A,Alcaine, S,Mestre, B,Prats, A,Crespo, MC,Counihan, TJ,Browne, P,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G,Sweeney, D,Lewy, H,Azuri, J,Vainstein, G,Annicchiarico, R,Costa, A,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Evaluation of the Finis Swimsense (R) and the Garmin Swim (TM) activity monitors for swimming performance and stroke kinematics analysis'
Mooney, R;Quinlan, LR;Corley, G;Godfrey, A;Osborough, C;Laighin, GO (2017) 'Evaluation of the Finis Swimsense (R) and the Garmin Swim (TM) activity monitors for swimming performance and stroke kinematics analysis'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'
Rodriguez-Martin, D;Sama, A;Perez-Lopez, C;Catala, A;Arostegui, JMM;Cabestany, J;Bayes, A;Alcaine, S;Mestre, B;Prats, A;Crespo, MC;Counihan, TJ;Browne, P;Quinlan, LR;OLaighin, G;Sweeney, D;Lewy, H;Azuri, J;Vainstein, G;Annicchiarico, R;Costa, A;Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2017) 'Home detection of freezing of gait using support vector machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Kevin A. Cradock, Gearóid Ó' Laighin, Francis M. Finucane, Heather L. Gainforth, Leo R. Quinlan, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis (2017) 'Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Diet Behavior Change Techniques in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'
Cradock KA; ÓLaighin G; Finucane FM; McKay R; Quinlan LR; Martin Ginis KA; Gainforth HL (2017) 'Diet Behavior Change Techniques in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'. Diabetes Care, 40 (12):1800-1810 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Analysis of Correlation between an Accelerometer-Based Algorithm for Detecting Parkinsonian Gait and UPDRS Subscales (vol 8, 431, 2017)'
Rodriguez-Molinero, A;Sama, A;Perez-Lopez, C;Rodriguez-Martin, D;Alcaine, S;Mestre, B;Quispe, P;Giuliani, B;Vainstein, G;Browne, P;Sweeney, D;Quinlan, LR;Arostegui, JMM;Bayes, A;Lewy, H;Costa, A;Annicchiarico, R;Counihan, T;Laighin, GO;Cabestany, J (2017) 'Analysis of Correlation between an Accelerometer-Based Algorithm for Detecting Parkinsonian Gait and UPDRS Subscales (vol 8, 431, 2017)'. Frontiers In Neurology, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Human-Centered Design Study: Enhancing the Usability of a Mobile Phone App in an Integrated Falls Risk Detection System for Use by Older Adult Users'
Harte, R,Quinlan, LR,Glynn, L,Rodriguez-Molinero, A,Baker, PM,Scharf, T,OLaighin, G (2017) 'Human-Centered Design Study: Enhancing the Usability of a Mobile Phone App in an Integrated Falls Risk Detection System for Use by Older Adult Users'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'When a Step Is Not a Step! Specificity Analysis of Five Physical Activity Monitors'
O'Connell, S,Olaighin, G,Quinlan, LR (2017) 'When a Step Is Not a Step! Specificity Analysis of Five Physical Activity Monitors'. Plos One, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'A Human-Centered Design Methodology to Enhance the Usability, Human Factors, and User Experience of Connected Health Systems: A Three-Phase Methodology'
Richard Harte, Liam Glynn, Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, Paul MA Baker, Thomas Scharf, Leo R Quinlan, Gearóid ÓLaighin (2017) 'A Human-Centered Design Methodology to Enhance the Usability, Human Factors, and User Experience of Connected Health Systems: A Three-Phase Methodology'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 4 (1) [Details]
(2016) 'Peripheral tactile sensory perception of older adults improved using subsensory electrical noise stimulation'
Breen, PP,Serrador, JM,O'Tuathail, C,Quinlan, LR,McIntosh, C,OLaighin, G (2016) 'Peripheral tactile sensory perception of older adults improved using subsensory electrical noise stimulation'. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38 :822-825 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Design of a Smartphone Application with Integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Treatment Randomization and On-The-Fly Stimulus Parameter Adjustment for Streamlining the Clinical Evaluation of FES Protocols'
Sweeney D, Corley GJ, Browne P, Burridge JH, Quinlan L, Laighin ÓG (2016) 'Design of a Smartphone Application with Integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Treatment Randomization and On-The-Fly Stimulus Parameter Adjustment for Streamlining the Clinical Evaluation of FES Protocols'. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson's disease patients'
Ahlrichs, C,Sama, A,Lawo, M,Cabestany, J,Rodriguez-Martin, D,Perez-Lopez, C,Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,Laighin, GO,Counihan, T,Browne, P,Hadas, L,Vainstein, G,Costa, A,Annicchiarico, R,Alcaine, S,Mestre, B,Quispe, P,Bayes, A,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2016) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson's disease patients'. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 54 :223-233 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Postoperative Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'
O'Connell S, Bashar K, Broderick BJ, Sheehan J, Quondamatteo F, Walsh SR, ÓLaighin G, Quinlan LR. (2016) 'The Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Postoperative Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'. Annals Of Surgery, [Details]
(2016) 'These Shoes Are Made for Walking: Sensitivity Performance Evaluation of Commercial Activity Monitors under the Expected Conditions and Circumstances Required to Achieve the International Daily Step Goal of 10,000 Steps'
O'Connell, S,OLaighin, G,Kelly, L,Murphy, E,Beirne, S,Burke, N,Kilgannon, O,Quinlan, LR (2016) 'These Shoes Are Made for Walking: Sensitivity Performance Evaluation of Commercial Activity Monitors under the Expected Conditions and Circumstances Required to Achieve the International Daily Step Goal of 10,000 Steps'. Plos One, 11 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Inertial Sensor Technology for Elite Swimming Performance Analysis: A Systematic Review'
Mooney, R,Corley, G,Godfrey, A,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2016) 'Inertial Sensor Technology for Elite Swimming Performance Analysis: A Systematic Review'. Sensors, 16 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Polyhydroxyalkanoate/carbon nanotube nanocomposites: flexible electrically conducting elastomers for neural applications'
Vallejo-Giraldo, C,Pugliese, E,Larranaga, A,Fernandez-Yague, MA,Britton, JJ,Trotier, A,Tadayyon, G,Kelly, A,Rago, I,Sarasua, JR,Dowd, E,Quinlan, LR,Pandit, A,Biggs, MJP (2016) 'Polyhydroxyalkanoate/carbon nanotube nanocomposites: flexible electrically conducting elastomers for neural applications'. Nanomedicine, 11 :2547-2563 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'
Connolly, JM,Kane, MT,Quinlan, LR,Dockery, P,Hynes, AC (2016) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'. Reproduction Fertility And Development, 28 :1570-1579 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Analysis of swimming performance: perceptions and practices of US-based swimming coaches'
Mooney, R,Corley, G,Godfrey, A,Osborough, C,Newell, J,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2016) 'Analysis of swimming performance: perceptions and practices of US-based swimming coaches'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 34 :997-1005 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Dopaminergic-induced dyskinesia assessment based on a single belt-worn accelerometer'
Perez-Lopez, C,Sama, A,Rodriguez-Martin, D,Moreno-Arostegui, JM,Cabestany, J,Bayes, A,Mestre, B,Alcaine, S,Quispe, P,Laighin, GO,Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,Counihan, TJ,Browne, P,Annicchiarico, R,Costa, A,Lewy, H,Rodriguez-Molinero, A (2016) 'Dopaminergic-induced dyskinesia assessment based on a single belt-worn accelerometer'. Artificial Intelligence In Medicine, 67 :47-56 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Application of Video-Based Methods for Competitive Swimming Analysis: A Systematic Review'
Robert Mooney · Gavin Corley · Alan Godfrey · Conor Osborough · Leo Quinlan · Gearoid Olaighin (2015) 'Application of Video-Based Methods for Competitive Swimming Analysis: A Systematic Review'. Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1 (5):133-150 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson’s disease patients'
Claas Ahlrichs · Albert Samà · Michael Lawo · Joan Cabestany · Daniel Rodríguez-Martín · Carlos Pérez-López · Dean Sweeney · Leo R. Quinlan · Gearòid Ò Laighin · Timothy Counihan · Patrick Browne · Lewy Hadas · Gabriel Vainstein · Alberto Costa · Roberta Annicchiarico · Sheila Alcaine · Berta Mestre · Paola Quispe · Àngels Bayes · Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero (2015) 'Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson’s disease patients'. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, [Details]
(2015) 'Hyaluronic acid decreases IL-6 and IL-8 secretion and permeability in an inflammatory model of interstitial cystitis'
Rooney, P,Srivastava, A,Watson, L,Quinlan, LR,Pandit, A (2015) 'Hyaluronic acid decreases IL-6 and IL-8 secretion and permeability in an inflammatory model of interstitial cystitis'. Acta Biomaterialia, 19 :66-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'
Connolly JM, Kane MT, Quinlan LR, Dockery P, Hynes AC (2015) 'Hypoxia limits mouse follicle growth in vitro'. Reprod Fertil Dev, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'
Lomas, AJ,Ryan, CNM,Sorushanova, A,Shologu, N,Sideri, AI,Tsioli, V,Fthenakis, GC,Tzora, A,Skoufos, I,Quinlan, LR,O'Laighin, G,Mullen, AM,Kelly, JL,Kearns, S,Biggs, M,Pandit, A,Zeugolis, DI (2015) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 84 :257-277 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'A Multi-Stage Human Factors and Comfort Assessment of Instrumented Insoles Designed for Use in a Connected Health Infrastructure'
Richard Harte, Leo R. Quinlan, Liam Glynn, Alejandro Rodriguez-Molinero, Thomas Scharf, Carlos Carenas, Elisenda Reixach, Joan Garcia, Jordi Carrabina, Gearóid ÓLaighin (2015) 'A Multi-Stage Human Factors and Comfort Assessment of Instrumented Insoles Designed for Use in a Connected Health Infrastructure'. Journal of Personalized Medicine, :487-508 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult'
Richard P. Harte, Liam G. Glynn, Barry J. Broderick, Alejandro Rodriguez-Molinero, Paul M. A. Baker, Bernadette McGuiness, Leonard O’Sullivan, Marta Diaz, Leo R. Quinlan and Gearóid ÓLaighin (2014) 'Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult'. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 4 (2):245-281 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'
Broderick, B. J. O'Connell, S. Moloney, S. O'Halloran, K. Sheehan, J. Quondamatteo, F. Quinlan, L. R. O. Laighin G (2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'. Physiological Measurements, 35 (9):1849-1859 [Details]
(2014) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'
Lomas, A. J. Ryan, C. N. Sorushanova, A. Shologu, N. Sideri, A. I. Tsioli, V. Fthenakis, G. C. Tzora, A. Skoufos, I. Quinlan, L. R. O'Laighin, G. Mullen, A. M. Kelly, J. L. Kearns, S. Biggs, M. Pandit, A. Zeugolis, D. I. (2014) 'The past, present and future in scaffold-based tendon treatments'. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, [Details]
(2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'
Broderick, BJ,O'Connell, S,Moloney, S,O'Halloran, K,Sheehan, J,Quondamatteo, F,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G (2014) 'Comparative lower limb hemodynamics using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) versus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)'. Physiological Measurement, 35 :1849-1859 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A new paradigm of electrical stimulation to enhance sensory neural function'
Breen, PP,OLaighin, G,McIntosh, C,Dinneen, SF,Quinlan, LR,Serrador, JM (2014) 'A new paradigm of electrical stimulation to enhance sensory neural function'. Medical Engineering & Physics, 36 :1088-1091 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis: Gut derived LPS, intestinal permeability and TLR4'
Mallard BL, Mabuchi A, Akashi-Takamura S, Harper J, Quinlan LR, Wheatley AM (2013) 'Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis: Gut derived LPS, intestinal permeability and TLR4'. Hepatology, 58 (S1):966A-966A [Details]
(2012) 'Small conductance potassium channels drive ATP-activated chloride secretion in the oviduct'
Keating, N. and Quinlan LR (2012) 'Small conductance potassium channels drive ATP-activated chloride secretion in the oviduct'. American Journal Of Physiology-Cell Physiology, 302 :C100-C109 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Effect of basolateral adenosine triphosphate on chloride secretion by bovine oviductal epithelium'
Keating, N;Quinlan, LR (2008) 'Effect of basolateral adenosine triphosphate on chloride secretion by bovine oviductal epithelium'. Biology Of Reproduction, 78 :1119-1126 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 expression: the role of the cAMP/PKA pathway'
Faherty, S;Fitzgerald, A;Keohan, M;Quinlan, LR (2007) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 expression: the role of the cAMP/PKA pathway'. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal, 43 :37-47 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct 4 gene expression: effects of lif, serum-free medium, retinoic acid, and dbcAMP'
Faherty, S., Kane, MT. and Quinlan LR (2005) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct 4 gene expression: effects of lif, serum-free medium, retinoic acid, and dbcAMP'. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal, 41 (10):356-363 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 gene expression: Effects of LIF, serum-free medium, retinoic acid, and dbcAMP'
Faherty, S;Kane, MT;Quinlan, LR (2005) 'Self-renewal and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells as measured by Oct4 gene expression: Effects of LIF, serum-free medium, retinoic acid, and dbcAMP'. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal, 41 :356-363 [Details]
(2003) 'Phospholipase C and protein kinase C involvement in mouse embryonic stem-cell proliferation and apoptosis'
Quinlan, LR,Faherty, S,Kane, MT (2003) 'Phospholipase C and protein kinase C involvement in mouse embryonic stem-cell proliferation and apoptosis'. Reproduction, 126 :121-131 [Details]
(2001) 'Nature of glycosylphosphatidylinositols produced by mouse embryonic stem cells'
Quinlan, LR,Kane, MT (2001) 'Nature of glycosylphosphatidylinositols produced by mouse embryonic stem cells'. Reproduction, 122 :785-791 [Details]
(2000) 'Calcium confusion--is the variability in calcium response by Sertoli cells to specific hormones meaningful or simply redundant'
Rommerts FF, Lyng FM, von Ledebur E, Quinlan LR, Jones GR, Warchol JB, Stefanini M, Ravindranath N, Joffre M. (2000) 'Calcium confusion--is the variability in calcium response by Sertoli cells to specific hormones meaningful or simply redundant'. Journal Of Endocrinology, 167 (1):1-5 [Details]

Academic Magazine

  Year Publication
(2018) Apparatus for management of a parkinson's disease patient's gait.
GÓ Laighin, L Quinlan, D Sweeney, G Corley, J Feehilly, P Browne (2018) Apparatus for management of a parkinson's disease patient's gait. Professional Publication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee NUI Galway
2016 Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee NUI Galway
2014 Keynote Speaker Irish Gerontological Society 62nd Annual Meeting

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Biomedical Sciences Section Member /
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Medicine and Biology Member 02-SEP-13 / 03-SEP-18

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Graduate Research Committee (GRC) GRC Member 01-JAN-15 /
College of Medicine, Medical education committee (PACE) Member 05-SEP-16 / 04-SEP-17
College of Science, Learning Teaching and Assessment committee Member 07-SEP-15 / 04-SEP-17
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science Graduate Studies Committee Member 08-SEP-14 / 06-JUN-16
College of Medicine, Research committee Member 08-SEP-14 / 04-SEP-17

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach NUI Galway undergraduate and postgraduate open days, providing information regarding studying Physiology, Science and Biomedical Science /
Outreach Primary Schools Promotion of Science 02-SEP-10 / 02-OCT-17

Teaching Interests

My undergraduate teaching is informed by my research areas, I cover topics such as
  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardio Pathophysiology
  • Muscle and Nerve Biology
  • Renal and Bladder Biology
  • Scientific Writing and Communication 


For postgraduates I currently supervise a team of 7 PhD students, and co-supervise/mentor a postdoctoral researcher and 2 research assistants. To date I have supervised 6 PhD to graduation.

I also teach on modules in Electronic Sports Performance Technology to masters students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Silvia Rosati Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Co-supervisor (1)
Evismar Andrade Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Mary-Rose Mulry Doctorate - Ph.D. Co-supervisor (1)
Kevin Cradock Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Gearóid OLaighin
Peter Dockery
Sanbing Shen
Tim Counihan
Manus Biggs
Francis Finucane
Abhay Pandit

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Henry Leese University of Hull UNITED KINGDOM
Paul Baker Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Georgia Tech U.S.A.
Brad Fain Georgia Tech Research Institute U.S.A.
Alan Godfrey Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University UNITED KINGDOM
Patrick Pladys Paediatric research center CHU Rennes FRANCE
Joan Cabestany Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya SPAIN
Jin Woo Choi Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University U.S.A.
Guy Carrault University of Renne 1 FRANCE
Rui Costa Fraunhofer AICOS PORTUGAL