Ms Ruth McMenamin

B.Sc., M.Sc

Contact Details

Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Dept. of Speech & Lang. Therapy
IDA Business Park
Lower Dangan
Galway

T: Ext. 5204
E: ruth.mcmenamin@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Ruth McMenamin joined the Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy at NUI Galway in November 2004. Prior to taking up this position she worked as a senior speech and language therapist in Neurology at the Mater Misericordiae hospital. She obtained a BSc with 1st class honours in Speecha and Language Therapy from the University of Ulster, at Jordanstown in 1996 and awards for both academic excellence and clinical excellence. Ruth studied for a Masters degree in Health Informatics at the University of Dublin, TCD and graduated in 2004. In 2010 Ruth obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Ruth is currently reading for a doctorate degree at NUI Galway. Her research is focused on evaluating a Conversation Partner Programme from the perspective of people with aphasia.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) '‘Addressing the long term impacts of aphasia: How far does the Conversation Partner Programme go?’'
Mc Menamin, R., Tierney, E., and Mac Farlane, A. (2015) '‘Addressing the long term impacts of aphasia: How far does the Conversation Partner Programme go?’'. Aphasiology, [Details]
(2015) '‘Who decides what criteria are important to consider in exploring the outcomes of Conversation Approaches? A Participatory Health Research Study.’'
Mc Menamin, R., Tierney, E., and Mac Farlane, A. (2015) '‘Who decides what criteria are important to consider in exploring the outcomes of Conversation Approaches? A Participatory Health Research Study.’'. Aphasiology, [Details]
(2014) 'Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is Service Learning an effective educational approach?'
McMenamin, R Mc Grath, M Cantillon, P MacFarlane,A (2014) 'Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is Service Learning an effective educational approach?'. Medical Teacher, 36 (4):291-307 [Details]
(2014) 'Voice use in professional soccer management'
O'Neill, J,McMenamin, R (2014) 'Voice use in professional soccer management'. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 39 :169-178 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Impacts of service learning on Irish healthcare students, educators, and communities'
McMenamin, R,McGrath, M,D'Eath, M (2010) 'Impacts of service learning on Irish healthcare students, educators, and communities'. Nursing & Health Sciences, 12 :499-506 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'An exploration of the impacts of Service Learning on Healthcare students, Community Partners and University'
McMenamin, R., McGrath, M. (2010) 'An exploration of the impacts of Service Learning on Healthcare students, Community Partners and University'. Nursing & Health Sciences, [Details]
(2009) 'Exploring the impact of service learning on students, community partners and academic staff'
McMenamin, R., McGrath M. (2009) 'Exploring the impact of service learning on students, community partners and academic staff'. The Third International Symposium on Service Learning: Service Learning in Heigher Education: Educators, Communities and Students, [Details]
(2009) 'Putting the caring back into healthcare: examining the impact of a civic engagement pedagogy'
McGrath, M., McMenamin, R. (2009) 'Putting the caring back into healthcare: examining the impact of a civic engagement pedagogy'. Educación Médica, 12 (2) [Details]
(2008) 'Innovative pedagogical strategy in undergraduate healthcare curricula at the National University of Ireland, Galway : Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy'
McGrath, M., McMenamin, R., Shiel, A. & Lyons, R. (2008) 'Innovative pedagogical strategy in undergraduate healthcare curricula at the National University of Ireland, Galway : Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 (3):197-225 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Platform presentation at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting (AUDGPI)
MC MENAMIN, R.; TIERNEY, E.; MAC FARLANE (2015) “Reflections on the use of participatory research methods to include stroke survivors and primary care professionals as co-researchers in the evaluation of a primary care intervention” Platform presentation at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting (AUDGPI) Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 05-MAR-15 - 06-MAR-15 [Details]
(2015) RESTORE Conference
MC MENAMIN, R.; TIERNEY, E.; MAC FARLANE, A. (2015) “‘Let us talk’ - Including people with communication challenges as co-researchers in service evaluation: A participatory health research study” RESTORE Conference University of Limerick, Ireland, , 26-MAR-15 - 27-MAR-15 [Details]
(2014) Presented as a poster presentation at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting (AUDGPI)
MC MENAMIN, R., MC GRATH, M., CANTILLON, P. & MAC FARLANE, A. (2014) Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is Service Learning an effective educational approach? Presented as a poster presentation at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting (AUDGPI) University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) Presented as a platform presentation at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting (AUDGPI)
MC MENAMIN, R. & MAC FARLANE, A. (2014) ‘Can participatory research methods be used to include People with aphasia as co-researchers in the evaluation of a primary healthcare intervention? Presented as a platform presentation at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting (AUDGPI) University College Cork, Ireland, , 06-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14 [Details]
(2014) Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference (RCSLT) ‘Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice’
MC MENAMIN, R.; TIERNEY, E.; MAC FARLANE, A. (2014) ‘We all said our say’ - People with aphasia as co-researchers in the development of evaluation criteria for the conversation partner programme: a participatory research study” Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference (RCSLT) ‘Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice’ University of Leeds, United Kingdom, , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014) Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference (RCSLT) ‘Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice’
MC MENAMIN, R. & MAC FARLANE, A. (2014) “Participatory approaches in primary healthcare research: Towards including the excluded” Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference (RCSLT) ‘Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice’ University of Leeds, United Kingdom, , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014) Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference (RCSLT) ‘Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice’
MC MENAMIN R., MC GRATH M., CANTILLON P., MAC FARLANE A. (2014) Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is service learning an effective educational approach?” Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference (RCSLT) ‘Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice’ University of Leeds, United Kingdom, , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14 [Details]
(2013) Research platform presentation at AMEE (International Association for Medical Education) conference
MC MENAMIN, R., MC GRATH, M., CANTILLON, P. & MAC FARLANE, A. (2013) “Exploring the Impacts of Service Learning: A critical Review of the Literature” Research platform presentation at AMEE (International Association for Medical Education) conference Prague CZECH Republic, , 26-AUG-13 - 28-AUG-13 [Details]
(2009) Platform presentation at The International Conference of Education Research and Innovation
Mc Menamin, R. & Mc Grath, M. (2009) Researching Community-University Partnerships: Results from an Irish study investigating community University and Student Collaboration Platform presentation at The International Conference of Education Research and Innovation Madrid Spain, , 16-NOV-09 - 18-NOV-09 [Details]
(2008) Physical Therapy Reviews
McGrath, M., McMenamin, R., Shiel, A., Lyons, R. (2008) Innovative pedagogical strategy in undergraduate healthcare curricula at the National University of Ireland, Galway: Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Physical Therapy Reviews , pp.197-225 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Biennial Conference,
Leavy, D., Leonard, R. & McMenamin, R. (2011) The relationship between amateur singers' knowledge of voice care and perceptions of vocal health. [Poster Presentation], Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Biennial Conference, Dublin , 25-NOV-11 - 26-NOV-11. [Details]
(2008) NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference,
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Dinneen, S., Finn, Y. (2008) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference, Dublin , 05-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08. [Details]
(2006) Sharing Best Practice conference,
Dempsey, L., Meagher, C., Burke, E., Davitt, J., Morris, D., McMenamin, R., Vine, S. (2006) Implementing an assessment tool to evaluate hand washing. [Chaired Session], Sharing Best Practice conference, Galway , 23-FEB-06 - 23-FEB-06. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2009) Putting the caring back into healthcare: examining the impact of a civic engagement pedagogy. International Association for Medical Education Conference (AMEE).
McGrath, M., McMenamin, R. (2009) Putting the caring back into healthcare: examining the impact of a civic engagement pedagogy. International Association for Medical Education Conference (AMEE). Malaga, Spain: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Putting the caring back into healthcare: examining the impact of a civic engagement pedagogy. International Association for Medical Education Conference.
McGrath, M., McMenamin, R. (2009) Putting the caring back into healthcare: examining the impact of a civic engagement pedagogy. International Association for Medical Education Conference. Malaga, Spain: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) An Investigation of the Impact of Service Learning on Students, Community Partners and Academic Staff in Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference.
McGrath, M., McMenamin, R. (2009) An Investigation of the Impact of Service Learning on Students, Community Partners and Academic Staff in Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) An Investigation of the Impacts of Service Learing on Educators, Communities and Students at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 3rd International Symposium on Service Learning.
McMenamin, R., McGrath, M. (2009) An Investigation of the Impacts of Service Learing on Educators, Communities and Students at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 3rd International Symposium on Service Learning. Athens, Greece: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Researching Community - University Partnerships: Results from an Irish Study investigating Community, University and Student Collaboration. The International Conference on Education Research and Innovation.
McMenamin, R., McGrath, M. (2009) Researching Community - University Partnerships: Results from an Irish Study investigating Community, University and Student Collaboration. The International Conference on Education Research and Innovation. Madrid, Spain: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building research capacity in Speech and Language Therapy: sharing the learning. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., O'Malley, M.P., Loftus, L. (2009) Building research capacity in Speech and Language Therapy: sharing the learning. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference, Galway.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, O'Malley, M.P. (2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference, Galway.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., O'Malley, M.P., Loftus, L (2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference, Dublin , 05-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Dinneen, S., Finn, Y. (2008) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference, Dublin , 05-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2009) Reflections on three years of implementing the conversation partner programme - lessons learned and future directions. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference.
McMenamin, R., McGrath, M. (2009) Reflections on three years of implementing the conversation partner programme - lessons learned and future directions. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Civic Awareness - how important is it for healthcare graduates?. Campus Engage International Conference.
McMenamin, R., Stack, A., McDermott, P., Plunkett, A.M., Ni Chiardha, R. (2009) Civic Awareness - how important is it for healthcare graduates?. Campus Engage International Conference. Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) What people with aphasia and their caregivers think about the Conversation Partner Programme. Campus Engage International Conference.
McMenamin, R., Keohane, S., McLoughlin, A., Gill, C., Montague, O. (2009) What people with aphasia and their caregivers think about the Conversation Partner Programme. Campus Engage International Conference. Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Community - University partnerships, benefiting students, communities, educators and clinicians. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference.
McMenamin, R., McGrath, M. (2009) Community - University partnerships, benefiting students, communities, educators and clinicians. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Teachers' Professional Voice Use: Voice Care Knowledge, Voice Complaints and Voice Care Behaviours. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference.
Crehan, S., McMenamin, R. (2009) Teachers' Professional Voice Use: Voice Care Knowledge, Voice Complaints and Voice Care Behaviours. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) How will Service Learning impact your role as an SLT in training on clinical placement?. Campus Engage International Conference.
McManus, M., Crehan, S., Duggan, A., Jones, C., McMenamin, R. (2009) How will Service Learning impact your role as an SLT in training on clinical placement?. Campus Engage International Conference. Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) A qualitative study of Irish Professional Soccer Managers with Voice Use in their everyday life. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference.
O'Neill, J., McMenamin, R. (2009) A qualitative study of Irish Professional Soccer Managers with Voice Use in their everyday life. Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Students and Academic Staff's Perceptions of the Value of Service Learning in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Campus Engage International Conference.
McMenamin, R., Ward, O., Skehan, C., Keegan, S., Moore, S., Hanmore, C. (2009) Students and Academic Staff's Perceptions of the Value of Service Learning in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Campus Engage International Conference. Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
(2015) “Including people with communication challenges as co-researchers in service evaluation: A participatory health research study” HRB SPHeRE Peer-Learning Event, Trinity College Dublin.
MC MENAMIN, R.; TIERNEY, E.; MAC FARLANE, A. (2015) “Including people with communication challenges as co-researchers in service evaluation: A participatory health research study” HRB SPHeRE Peer-Learning Event, Trinity College Dublin. Presentation [Details]
(2015) 'Can participatory research methods be used to include people with aphasia as co-researchers in the evaluation of a primary healthcare intervention?' Clinical Therapies Research Seminar Series, University of Limerick, Ireland.
MC MENAMIN, R.; TIERNEY, E.; MAC FARLANE, A. (2015) 'Can participatory research methods be used to include people with aphasia as co-researchers in the evaluation of a primary healthcare intervention?' Clinical Therapies Research Seminar Series, University of Limerick, Ireland. Presentation [Details]
(2014) Invited presentation at the Annual Network Partners meeting (2014) Connect, London.
MC MENAMIN, R. (2014) Invited presentation at the Annual Network Partners meeting (2014) Connect, London. Presentation [Details]
(2014) ‘We all said our say’ - People with aphasia as co-researchers in the development of evaluation criteria for the conversation partner programme: a participatory research study” DVD presentation; September 15th-18th at Mc Gill University, Montreal. Presentation available via PRAM website.
MC MENAMIN, R. & MAC FARLANE, A. (2014) ‘We all said our say’ - People with aphasia as co-researchers in the development of evaluation criteria for the conversation partner programme: a participatory research study” DVD presentation; September 15th-18th at Mc Gill University, Montreal. Presentation available via PRAM website. Presentation [Details]
(2013) “Researching Primary Care” Health Matters (National Staff Magazine of the Health Services Executive).
MC MENAMIN, R. (2013) “Researching Primary Care” Health Matters (National Staff Magazine of the Health Services Executive). Presentation [Details]
(2012) Invited presentation at the Annual Network Partners meeting, Connect, London.
MC MENAMIN, R. (2012) Invited presentation at the Annual Network Partners meeting, Connect, London. Presentation [Details]

Reviews

  Journal Role
Medical Teacher Reviewer
Journal Of Clinical Speech And Language Studies Reviewer
Bmc Medical Education Reviewer