Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Dr Karen McConnell

Dr Karen McConnell
Campbell UK & Ireland

Video-Based Interventions For Promoting Positive Social Behaviour In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

Dr Karen McConnell is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). She holds a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Ulster University and completed her PhD at QUB. Her doctoral research evaluated upper limb management in children with cerebral palsy. Prior to joining QUB as a postdoctoral researcher, she worked as a statistician for the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, and clinically as a specialist paediatric physiotherapist.

Karen’s research interests include trends in the prevalence and characteristics of cerebral palsy over time, the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for the cerebral palsy population, and patient and public involvement in research. Karen is currently working on the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register, a confidential register of children with the condition born in Northern Ireland since 1977 or living in the area since 1992.