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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

20082019
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Biography

Niamh Kennedy is a cognitive neuroscientist with specific interest in the neurophysiology of recovery of motor control post stroke and brain injury using non-invasive methods of stimulation.Niamh’s PhD concentrated on the exploitation of neuroplasticity through rehabilitation or non-invasive methods of stimulation techniques, to enhance the recovery of function in the upper limbs. Her research has actively involved looking at the recovery of individuals with stroke and brain injury, the interaction between motor, sensory and cognitive aspects of behaviour. Niamh has investigated this looking at what experimental psychology can add to our understanding of recovery and the healthy brain.She graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a degree in Psychology (2005), following two summer research internships at Harvard University and Boston University, completed a PhD in Psychology (2011) from Queen's University Belfast.Niamh worked as a Lecturer in Rehabilitation Neuroscience in University of East Anglia (2010-2017) before joining Ulster University in 2017.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of East Anglia

Bachelor, Queens University, Belfast

PhD, Queens University, Belfast

20062011

External positions

honorary Lecturership, University of East Anglia

20172020

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Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Predictors of upper limb spasticity after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Tedesco Tricas, L., Kennedy, N., Smith, T. & Pomeroy, V., 1 Jun 2019, 105, 2, p. 163-173 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Upper Extremity
Meta-Analysis
Stroke
Odds Ratio
Information Storage and Retrieval
1 Citation (Scopus)

Functional Strength Training and Movement Performance Therapy for upper limb recovery early post-stroke – efficacy, neural correlates, predictive markers and cost-effectiveness: FAST-INdiCATE trial

Hunter, S. M., Johansen-Berg, H., Ward, N., Kennedy, N. C., Chandler, E., Weir, C. J., Rothwell, J., Wing, A. M., Grey, M. J., Barton, G., Leavey, N. M., Havis, C., Lemon, R. N., Burridge, J., Dymond, A. & Pomeroy, V. M., 25 Jan 2018, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 8, p. 1-24 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Resistance Training
Upper Extremity
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Stroke
Health Services Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Getting a kinematic handle on reach-to-grasp: A meta-analysis

Collins, K. C., Kennedy, N. C., Clark, A. & Pomeroy, V. M., 30 Jun 2018, 104, 2, p. 153-166 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hand Strength
Biomechanical Phenomena
Meta-Analysis
Stroke
Information Storage and Retrieval

Kinematic Components of the Reach-to-Target Movement After Stroke for Focused Rehabilitation Interventions: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Collins, K., Kennedy, N., Clark, A. & Pomeroy, V., 25 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 9, 472, p. 1-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Biomechanical Phenomena
Meta-Analysis
Stroke
Muscles
Elbow

Characteristics of corticospinal projections to the intrinsic hand muscles in skilled harpists

Buick, A., Kennedy, N. & Carson, R., 26 Jan 2016, 612, p. 87–91 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand
Motor Evoked Potentials
Muscles
Fingers
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Prizes

Honorary Lectureship

Niamh Kennedy (Recipient), 1 Mar 2017

Prize: Honorary award

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Rewiring the brain

Niamh Kennedy (Speaker)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk