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Dr Jennifer Ryan

Dr Jennifer Ryan
Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Jennifer's research interests are in the area of physical activity and exercise for people with disability. She is particularly interested in the associations between physical activity, physical fitness, and chronic disease and interventions to increase physical activity and physical fitness in people with disability. 

Research supervision

Jennifer currently supervises two PhD students.

She has also supervised several students on the MSc (pre-reg) Physiotherapy and MSc Neurorehabilitation programmes.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

Ryan J (PI), Norris M (co-PI), Kilbride C, Anokye N, Victor C, Lavelle G, deSouza L, Hendrie W, Ahmed M. Changing physical activity among people with multiple sclerosis: iSTEP-MS. MS Society, 1/2017-12/2018, £177,464

Ryan J (PI), Korff T, Kilbride C, Baltzopoulos V, Shortland A, Levin W. An evaluation of the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of resistance training in adolescents with cerebral palsy: the STAR trial. Action Medical Research and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust, 8/2015-7/2018, £250,000    

Ryan J (PI), Victor C, Smith K, Anokye N, Liverani S, O'Connell N. Age- and lifestyle-related chronic disease and causes of mortality among adults with cerebral palsy in the United Kingdom, Brunel Research Institutes INTER award, 1/2016-12/2016, £25,000

Ryan J (PI). Association between muscle strength, muscle volume, gross motor function and physical activity among people with cerebral palsy, Brunel University London BRIEF award, 9/2016-8/2017, £15,000

Norris M (PI), Ryan J. The association between activity capacity, capability, performance and participation in adults with multiple sclerosis, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology, 9/2016

Public engagement projects

 Ryan J (PI), Prunty M, Lavelle G, De Aguiar Greca J. Brunel University London Young Person's Advisory Group, Brunel University London Public Engagement Award, 9/2016-8/2018