Emer Guinan

Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Epidemiology

I currently work as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with the Discipline of Physiotherapy and Department of Surgery Trinity College Dublin. I completed my PhD in 2013 examining “Metabolic Targets and Physical Activity in Breast Cancer”. I also hold an honours degree in physiotherapy (BSc. physio) and a postgraduate diploma in statistics (H.Dip) from Trinity College Dublin.

My current research is broadly focused on improving survivorship outcomes for patients with cancer. Over the past year, I have been working with Prof Stephen Finn on the ExPeCT trial, examining the effect of aerobic exercise on circulating tumour cells in men with advanced prostate cancer. In addition, I have been working with patients with oesophageal cancer, examining intervention strategies to optimise performance and improve outcome during treatment and developing rehabilitation programmes to improve quality of life. Our work is supported through the World Cancer Research Fund and the Health Research Board in Ireland. In addition to my research, I have worked clinically as a physiotherapist for a number of years and am involved in lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students at Trinity College Dublin.