Dr Denise McGrath

lecturer at the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science,  UCD


  • Dr Denise McGrath is a lecturer at the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science,  University College Dublin, having moved from Ulster University in 2014. With an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science (UL), an MSc in Biomedical Engineering (UL) and a PhD in biomechanics (UCD), she specialises in exercise and human movement science.  Dr McGrath also spent time in the U.S. as a postdoctoral researcher (University of Nebraska) and more recently as a Fulbright Research Scholar (Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard). Her research in the applied setting has been based on interdisciplinarity, working with social scientists, engineers, clinicians and, importantly, patient organisations. She is a board member of the charity Move4Parkinson’s and advocates for a person-centred approach to the design of exercise and technology-based interventions that can enable people with Parkinson’s to live better lives.

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