User:Chris Seenan

My principal research interests lie in the field of physiotherapy management of chronic pain and exercise as a treatment for cardiovascular disease and disorders. I am currently investigating the effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on pain and function in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Intermittent Claudication (IC). Future research plans include building on the foundations of my PhD studies to further examine and improve the management of PAD and IC. I have particular expertise and interest in low-cost, non-invasive, patient-centred interventions for pain relief and their effects on function, quality of life and the psychosocial aspects of chronic pain conditions.

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DR CHRIS SEENAN PhD BSc MCSP FHEA

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About Me

I am an established Lecturer, Researcher and Chartered Physiotherapist with a specialised interest in pain science, vascular disease, amputee management and the psychosocial aspects of health and disease.

My principal research interests lie in the field of physiotherapy management of chronic pain and exercise as a treatment for cardiovascular disease and disorders. I am currently investigating the effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on pain and function in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Intermittent Claudication (IC).

My future research plans are to build on the foundation of my PhD and further examine and improve the management of painful conditions, including PAD and IC. I have particular expertise and interest in low-cost, non-invasive, patient-centred interventions for pain relief and the effects on function, quality of life and the psychosocial aspects of chronic pain conditions.

Education

2007 - 2013 Scholarship Funded PhD Research Degree: Queen Margaret University
‘Laboratory and clinical investigation into lower limb ischaemic pain, and the effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on measures of pain and walking performance’

2011 - 2013 PgC Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Glasgow Caledonian University
2002 - 2006 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (2:1): Queen Margaret University


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Publications

Shanmugam, S., McDermott, J., Seenan, C. 2013. Empowerment through student led design of teaching, assessment and feedback practice. Workshop presentation at: The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference. Warwick, UK. 3rd-4th July 2013
Shanmugam, S., Stewart, J., Seenan, C. 2013. Building Skills: Maximising Employability. Poster presented at: International Enhancement Themes Conference: Enhancement and Innovation. Glasgow, UK. 11th-13th June 2013
Seenan, C., McSwiggan, S.J., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T., Belch, J.F. 2013. Pain Self-Efficacy: A key variable in Walking Performance for patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Intermittent Claudication. Poster Presented at: Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Dundee, UK. 28th March 2013
Seenan, C., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T. 2012. Modification of experimental, lower limb ischemic pain with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Clinical Journal of Pain. Vol:28(8); pp 693-699
Stevenson, K., Seenan, C., Morlan, G., Smith, W. 2012. Preparing students to work effectively in interprofessional health and social care teams. Quality in Primary Care. Vol: 20; pp 227-230
Shanmugam, S., Stewart, J., Seenan, C. 2012. Building Skills: Maximising Employability. Poster presented at: GCU Learning and Teaching Showcase. Glasgow, UK. 12th November 2012
Seenan, C., McSwiggan, S.J., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T., Belch, J.F. 2012. McGill Pain Questionnaire Descriptions of Lower Limb Ischaemic Pain in Clinical and Laboratory Settings. Poster Presented at: The 14th World Congress on Pain, Milan, Italy 27th-31st August 2012
Seenan, C., McSwiggan, S.J., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T., Belch, J.F. 2012. Improved treadmill walking with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Intermittent Claudication. British Journal of Pain. Vol:6(2) Suppl. pp 80
Seenan, C., McSwiggan, S.J., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T., Belch, J.F. 2012. ‘Grin and bear it’: patients’ experiences of living with Peripheral Arterial Disease and using Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Intermittent Claudication. British Journal of Pain. Vol:6(2) Suppl. pp 81
Seenan, C., McSwiggan, S.J., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T., Belch, J.F. 2012. Increased treadmill walking performance in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Intermittent Claudication using Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Poster Presented at: Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Dundee, UK 28th March 2012
Seenan, C., McSwiggan, S.J., Roche, P.A., Tan, C-W., Mercer, T., Belch, J.F. 2012. ‘Grin and bear it’: patients’ experiences of living with Peripheral Arterial Disease and using Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Intermittent Claudication. Poster Presented at: Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Dundee, UK 28th March 2012
Seenan, C., Santos, D., Calcraft, J., Weddell, A. Roche, P. A., 2008. Early development of a Lower Limb Ischaemic Pain Test in healthy volunteers using the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Poster Presented at: The 12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow, UK 17th - 22nd August 2008.
Roche, P.A., Santos, D., Seenan, C., Snijder, J., Weddell, A., Sweers, I., Ham, E. 2007. A Model of Ischaemic Pain in the Lower Limb & Its Modification with TENS: Preliminary Results. In: Physiotherapy, 93, Supplement 1, 2 June 2007, pp S1-S802. World Physical Therapy 2007. Vancouver, Canada - Abstracts

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School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow G4 0BA
(+44) 141 331 8151 | [email protected]


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