We can provide urgent commentary on:

Aideen Gallagher



Aideen can provide urgent commentary on:


  • Trends in manual handling and the Aged and Disability industry.
  • Manual Handling Education
  • Ageing care giver workforce
  • Allied health education
  • Keeping care workers injury free
  • Disability and obesity
  • Post graduate education in manual handling
  • Current trends in allied health education
  • Post graduate training and assessment

Emma Small



Emma can provide urgent commentary on:


  • Manual handling risk management and prevention for people in the Aged, Disability and Home Care industry.
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Private practice and Occupational Therapy
  • Trends in manual handling and the Aged and Disability industry.
  • Training and equipment needed in the Aged and Disability Industry
  • Carers and disability

Academic Publications

Gallagher, A. (In press). Systematic Hoist Prescription. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation – commissioned paper

McGrath, M., Taaffe, C. & Gallagher, A. (2015). An exploration of knowledge and practice of patient handling among undergraduate occupational therapy students. Disability Rehabilitation. Mar 4:1-7

Tolan, S., Fox, J. & Gallagher, A. (2014). Knowledge and attitudes of Irish Occupational Therapists towards recovery. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy

Gallagher, A.M., Gilligan, R. McGrath, M. (2014). The effect of DVD training on the competence of occupational therapy students in manual handling: A pilot study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, December 2014, Vol 21, No 12, 575-583.

Laranjo, L., Arguel, A, Neves, A. L., Gallagher, A., Kaplan, R., Mortimer, N., Mendes, G.A., Lau, A.Y.S. (2014). The influence of social networking sites on health behavior change: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Medical Informatics Association. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002841

McDonagh, S., Cummins, M. & Gallagher, A. (2014). Peer work sharing of lived experience in mental health settings: A qualitative study. Health Issues, No. 112, Winter 2014: 25-28.

Gallagher, A. (2013). Risk Assessment: enabler or barrier. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(7), 337-339.

Lau, A., Dunn, A.G., Mortimer, N. Gallagher, A., Proudfoot, J., Andrews, A., Liaw, S.T., Crimmins, J., Arguell, A., Coiera, E. (2013). Social and Self-Reflective Use of a Web-Based Personally Controlled Health Management System. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(9):e211   doi:10.2196/jmir.2682

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