University of Limerick (ULIM)

General information

The University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The University of Limerick is recognised to have particular strengths in the areas of Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Software, Health, and Applied Mathematical Sciences. UL’s research successes are enhanced by the ongoing development of interdisciplinary research institutes, research centres, and collaboration with international academic and industrial partners.

Research focus /
Clinical expertise/
Key personnel

Prof. Norelee Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Allied Health and is an active member of the Health Research Institute and its Health Implementation Science and Technology cluster. Her research group is active in the field of rheumatology and physiotherapy.


ULIM will work closely with the lead partner, all the other clinical partners, the patient advisory board and all the relevant patient organizations in order to ensure
– effective recruitment
– adherence to GCP and retention of participants in the clinical validation study
– clinical expertise in recruitment of patients with RA, PSS and SLE

Feasibility study recruitment

Clinical validation study recruitment

Target recruitment:

• Rheumatoid Arthritis – 40
• Systemic lupus erythematosus – 20
• Primary Sjögren’s syndrome – 30
• Healthy controls – 10

Contact details

If you’re interested in participating in the IDEA-FAST Clinical Observation Study, feel free to contact us for further information through the IDEA-FAST website.