Prof. Norelee Kennedy is Vice President Research and Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Limerick. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BSc Physiotherapy (1999); Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics(2000); PhD (2004).
In her role as Vice President Research Norelee has responsibility for the research affairs of the University and provides leadership in the formulation, development and delivery of the University’s research strategy and policy and is a member of the University’s Executive Committee.
Norelee leads a successful programme research in the field of rheumatology/physiotherapy. She has led numerous funded projects including a Health Research Board funded project under the DIFA scheme 2018 that examined the feasibility of a physiotherapist led behaviour change intervention to promote physical activity in people with rheumatoid arthritis. She is the also UL lead on a large EU IMI funded project – IDEA-FAST – led by Prof Fai Ng, Newcastle University, examining digital end points for fatigue in inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders.
She is a board member of UL Alumni and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training and is the current Chair of the IUA Vice President Dean of Research Standing group.