Dr. Julie Broderick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiotherapty. She was awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Fellowship in 2008 and her doctoral work was entitled 'Physical Activity through the Cancer Trajectory'and a HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015. She also holds an honours degree (BSc.) in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Exercise Physiology (MSc.) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics (H. Dip.) from Trinity College Dublin. She worked clinically for a number of years in a variety of settings mainly in the cardio-respiratory area, and has held previous positions in clinical education and academia. The core focus of her research is the study of physical activity as a means to optimise physical and mental health across a range of chronic diseases. Her work focuses on the most functionally and life-limiting chronic conditions in the areas of oncology, cardio-respiratory and severe mental health. She is particularly interested in the application of research findings to optimise exercise prescription across these conditions and in the use of novel technology and methods to increase physical activity for health benefits. She is conducting a number of reviews to populate a Cochrane overview in the areas of schizophrenia. She has presented her research widely and a number of publications have emanated from her work.