Geraldine graduated from the University of East London with a BSc in Physiotherapy. She holds an MSc in Neurology and Gerontology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and a Diploma in Project Management and Leadership. Prior to commencing her PhD under the HRB Collaborative Doctoral Awards Programme (CDA) with iPASTAR (improving Pathways for Acute STroke And Rehabilitation), Geraldine worked as a senior physiotherapist in rehabilitation in the HSE (2008-2020) and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (2001-2008). She worked as Practice Tutor in Physiotherapy (2006-2008), supporting the clinical skills development of undergraduate students from UCD and TCD, and has lectured on undergraduate physiotherapy programmes and contributed to curriculum development. She is a member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and Gerontology (CPNG). Her research interests are in stroke and motor neurone disease (MND), and in partnership with Beaumont, RCSI, the HSE, the Irish Heart Foundation, and the Irish Hospice Foundation, she has published research in both stroke and MND.
Project 2 – Beyond early supported discharge (ESD): improving and supporting transitions of care for stroke