Professor Madeleine Grealy

Deputy Associate Principal

Psychology

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Personal statement

Madeleine joined Strathclyde in 2000 having previously worked at the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh and the MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit in London. She is a Chartered Psychologist and an HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating rehabilitation programmes for stroke survivors, and she is also interested in how perceptuo-motor control changes with age. 

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Prize And Awards

DESIGN Conference - outstanding contribution
Recipient
2018

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Qualifications

BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD (Edinburgh), CPsychol, HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

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Publications

Functional activity and connectivity during ideation in professional product design engineers
Campbell Gerard, Hay Laura, Gilbert Sam, McTeague Chris, Coyle Damien, Grealy Madeleine
Design Studies Vol 91-92 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2024.101247
Real-time feedback improves imagined 3D primitive object classification from EEG
Korik Attila, du Bois Naomi, Campbell Gerard, O'Neill Eamonn, Hay Laura, Gilbert Sam, Grealy Madeleine, Coyle Damien
Brain-Computer Interfaces (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1080/2326263X.2024.2334558
Major depression and the perception of affective instrumental and expressive gestures : an fMRI investigation
Sijtsma Mathilde, Marjoram Dominic, Gallagher Helen L, Grealy Madeleine A, Brennan David, Mathias Christopher, Cavanagh Jonathan, Pollick Frank E
Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Vol 336 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2023.111728
An intensive exercise program using a technology-enriched rehabilitation gym for the recovery of function in people with chronic stroke : usability study
Kerr Andy, Keogh Maisie, Slachetka Milena, Grealy Madeleine, Rowe Philip
JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Vol 10 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.2196/46619
Mind-body and creative arts therapies for people with aphasia : a mixed method systematic review
Pieri M, Foote H, Grealy M A, Lawrence M, Lowit A, Pearl G
Aphasiology Vol 37, pp. 504-562 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2022.2031862
Assessing the feasibility of using an online monitored Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Programme (GRASP) for home-based chronic stroke survivors
Rollins L, Grealy M, Kerr A, McGeown W
International Journal of Stroke Vol 18, pp. 23-23 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1177/17474930221142512

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Research Interests

Stroke rehabilitation. Developing and evaluating low-cost rehabilitation interventions for adults who have survived a stroke. These interventions are aimed at improving upper limb function, physical activity levels and cognitive abilities. 

Ageing.  Age-related changes in perceptuo-motor control and the extent to which perceived movement abilities change the activities older adults engage in.  

Modelling the timing of body movements.  Developing and testing the tau-guide model of the timing of motor actions. Exploring the extent to which the temporal control of movement is similar to other forms of timing such as the perception of a time interval.

 

Selected Grants

EPSRC 'Feasibility of cognitive based Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAED)' £908,945 to A.Duffy (PI) and M.Grealy (2015-2018)

Chief Scientist Office 'Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a community based, cycling exercise programme to improve physical and psychological outcomes in stroke survivors' £101,307 to M.Grealy (PI) and P.Rowe (2014-2015)

The Dunhill Medical Trust ‘Development of a virtual reality exercise machine for older adults’ £29,763 to M.Grealy (PI) and H.Lakany (2012-2014)

EPSRC/Strathclyde University ‘Bridging the Gap’ award of £12,236 to D.Dixon, M. Grealy, & S.Webb A. for ‘How infectious is Human Behaviour? (2012)

EPSRC/Strathclyde University ‘Bridging the Gap’ award of £20,000 to H. Carswell, M. Grealy, P.Rowe & B.Conway for ‘What are the optimum rehabilitation tasks and doses for promoting stem cell function after stroke? ’ (2012)

Chief Scientists Office (Scottish Government) award of £ 151,229  to  N. Mutrie (PI), C. Fitzsimons, D. Rowe, M. Grealy, A. McConnachie, H. Macdonald, M. Grant, M. Granat, D. Skelton & R. Shaw for ‘The feasibility of a pedometer-based walking programme in combination with a physical activity consultation in Scottish adults aged 65 years and over in a primary care setting.’ (2008-2010)

EPSRC ‘Bridging the Gap’ University Award of £10,320 to M. Grealy, A. Thomson & B. Stansfield for ‘Minimizing the risk of exclusion: effective older adult interaction with technology-based exercise machines.’ (2009)

Carrnegie Trust award of £34,200 to F.Pollick (PI, Glasgow University), H.Gallagher (Glasgow Caledonian University), M.Grealy,  D.Brennan (Southern General Hospital), J.Cavanagh (University of Glasgow, Gartnavel Royal Hospital) for a project entitled ‘Brain mechanisms of emotion processing in depression’. (2007-2008)

EPSRC award for £347,363 to A.Nicol (PI), M.Grealy, B.Conway, A.Macdonald and P.Rowe  for a project entitled ‘Integration of biomechanical and psychological parameters of functional performance of older adults into a new computer aided design package for inclusive design’ (2001-2005).

Professional Activities

Curiosity Live
Participant
6/11/2019
How exercise changes your brain
Speaker
22/5/2019
Natural and intuitive gesture interaction for 3D object manipulation in conceptual design
Contributor
22/5/2018
Cognition and brain activity in creative product design
Organiser
4/5/2018
Insights into design concept similarity judgements
Contributor
2018
An exploration of design synthesis
Contributor
8/2017

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Projects

Mental Health Futures Collaborative
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Parra Rodriguez, Mario (Principal Investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Principal Investigator) Quinn, Neil (Principal Investigator) Tse, Dwight (Principal Investigator) Knifton, Lee (Principal Investigator) McCann, Lisa (Principal Investigator) Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) Smith, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Graham, Christopher Darryl (Principal Investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Principal Investigator) Stephen, Susan (Principal Investigator) Weir, Natalie Mcfadyen (Principal Investigator) Donnachie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Cameron, Julie (Principal Investigator) Kane, Tony (Co-investigator) Lakey, Trevor (Academic) Donovan, Kevin (Fellow)
This Engage with Strathclyde event is aimed at all those with an interest in mental health including people with lived experience, NHS and social care personnel and staff, occupational health and human resource management staff, student support services, university student and staff, academics, private and public sector and other personnel interested in mental health research and knowledge exchange.


12-Jan-2023 - 12-Jan-2023
Strathclyde COVID-19 Research Portfolio: Novel testing, digital health support and third sector collaboration for impact on social care
Bedford, Tim (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Egan, Kieren (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator) Flowers, Paul (Co-investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunter, Iain (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator) Kirk, Alison (Co-investigator) Knifton, Lee (Co-investigator) Lenhart, Otto (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Quinn, Neil (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator) Williams, Lynn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies | Nown, Thomas
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Nown, Tom (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2024
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to support self-management of anxiety and depression following stroke: development study
Grealy, Madeleine (Principal Investigator)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to support self-management of anxiety and depression following stroke: development study
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Campbell, Gerard
Hay, Laura (Principal Investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hay, Laura (Co-investigator) Campbell, Gerard (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 05-Jan-2022
Feasibility of cognitive based Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAED)
Duffy, Alex (Principal Investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hay, Laura (Researcher) Pidgeon, Laura (Researcher)
"Currently, both commercial and state-of-the-art Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAED) systems are limited in how intuitive and conducive they are to the engineering design process. They are continually advancing but in an incremental fashion and doing so by adapting to established design processes. This research aims to look at engineering design from a radically different perspective. The aim is to investigate the feasibility of brain controlled CAED through identifying critical areas of the brain that are active during ideation in engineering design, and evaluating the feasibility of technology development, and its use, in controlling CAED systems using a direct Brain-Controlled Interface (BCI); surpassing the traditional CAED approach of mouse and keyboard interaction. Achieving this requires knowledge of the patterns of neural activation within the brain during creative engineering design, capabilities for development of CAED systems to reflect a new way of working, and incorporating a direct interaction between the human brain and CAED system. It should be noted that creativity is a difficult term to define, having different implications in a variety of different fields. In this research project, creativity is defined in the context of engineering design and the creative tasks undertaken in the processes within design, in particular ideation.

In order to map the activity of the brain during cognitive design tasks both cognitive and cognitive neuroscience scientists and engineering design academics need to be involved in experiment design, implementation and analysis, and the subsequent exploration of the feasibility of the practical implementation of the findings. We first must define the cognitive design processes to be examined and then create appropriate experimental tasks in which the defined cognitive design processes are clearly demonstrated by experienced designers. The patterns of brain activation will be recorded when practising designers perform the defined tasks in order to identify the responding areas of the brain. Understanding and assessing the feasibility of cognitive controlled CAED will provide is with the foundation to test the use of Brain Controlled Interface (BCI) controlled CAED.

By performing this inter-disciplinary research a new field will be created that incorporates cognitive science, engineering design, neuroscience and BCI in order to change the way ideation design is both perceived and performed, and in the process will open up new avenues for future research. The feasibility of this could initiate studies in a multitude of combined engineering design, CAED and BCI studies as well as input to other BCI developments in general.

CAED applications could become accessible to the physically impaired, help people enter the work force, reducing care costs, and enhancing self-worth and perhaps also allowing the ageing population to work later in life. The ways in which brain control interfaces could be used may also impact on the way that the general public considers interacting with technology. An understanding of the areas of the brain activated during specific CAED tasks will contribute to brain mapping currently being built by research programmes worldwide. Designers interested in new ways of designing will be able to gain knowledge of BCI capabilities for CAED using outputs on the potential role of BCI in CAED. Designers and researchers will learn about the brain processes involved in design tasks and the capabilities and limitations of using neuroscience to enhance design activities. The underlining idea of the research is that in the future anyone could be a designer creating ideas within a CAD system, giving a new dimension to crowdsourcing and enabling people without specific design skills to embody their thoughts."
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2020

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Professor Madeleine Grealy
Deputy Associate Principal
Psychology

Email: m.grealy@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4885