Brona Fullen

Associate Professor
Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Dublin, Ireland


Brona Fullen is an Associate Professor in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Dublin, Ireland. She holds a BSc Physiotherapy (UUJ), MSc Healthcare (Acupuncture, UCD), and PhD (UCD) degrees.

Clinically Brona specialised in the topic of pain working in Pain services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, St Vincent’s University Hospital and Tallaght Hospital Dublin.

In UCD she teaches in the area of pain science to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  She is Director of the MSc programmes in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies and a founding member and Co-Director of the UCD Centre for Translational Pain Research.

Brona’s research areas of interest include the assessment and rehabilitation of people with chronic pain in a range of conditions including musculoskeletal dysfunction, obesity, and spinal cord injury. She has supervised MSc and PhD students to completion, and has presented her research at national and international meetings.

Brona is a past President of the Irish Pain Society and is currently the President of the European Pain Federation EFIC®.