Dr Stefan Tino Kulnik

About

I am a Principal Investigator at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention in Salzburg, Austria, and a guest lecturer at FH Campus Wien - University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Having worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education from 2016 to 2021, I am pleased to continue my affiliation as Honorary Research Fellow with the Faculty's Emergency, Cardiovascular, and Critical Care Research (ECCCR) group led by Professor Tom Quinn. 

 I qualified as a physiotherapist in Vienna, Austria, and have worked clinically in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, in cardio-respiratory care, neurology, geriatrics and rehabilitation. I am a registered member of the UK Health and Care Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK, and Physio Austria. Pursuing my interest in research, I completed a masters in clinical practice at St George's, University of London, and a PhD in clinical neuroscience at King's College London.

My research interests are varied and include current physiotherapy and rehabilitation practice, sustainable behaviour change in the context of rehabilitation, the lived experience of disability, self-management for people who are living with long-term conditions, and assessment and treatment of ineffective cough. I have a particular interest in applied clinical research, mixed-methods approaches, multi-disciplinary collaboration, participatory approaches and service user involvement in research.

Academic responsibilities

Honorary Reseach Fellow

Qualifications

  • PhD, Clinical Neuroscience
  • MRes, Clinical Practice
  • Diploma, Physiotherapy

Research

  • March 2019, Co-Investigator. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit: 'Chin tuck against resistance with feedback: swallowing rehabilitation in frail older people - a feasibility study'. Chief Investigator: Dr David Smithard. £247,049
  • December 2018, Principal Investigator. Anglo-Austrian Society Otto Harpner Fund: 'Experiences and attitudes towards research among physiotherapists in Austria'. £500
  • July 2017, Principal Investigator. St George's Hospital Charity Research Grant: 'Experiences of visitors to a regional major trauma intensive care unit'. £7,913
  • January 2017, Principal Investigator. Kingston University First Grants Scheme: 'Self-management of the severely impaired arm following stroke'. £9,117

Publications

Number of items: 49.

Article

Lewko, Agnieszka, Sidaway, Marta, Kulnik, Stefan Tino and Krawczyk, Maciej (2021) Agreement and reliability of repeated bedside respiratory muscle strength measurements in acute and subacute stroke. Physiotherapy Research International, 26(2), e1892. ISSN (print) 1358-2267

Latzke, Markus, Putz, Peter, Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Schlegl, Constance, Sorge, Martina and Mériaux-Kratochvila, Silvia (2021) Physiotherapists' job satisfaction according to employment situation : findings from an online survey in Austria. Physiotherapy Research International, ISSN (print) 1358-2267 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Feiner, Marlies, Keszte, Judith, Meyer, Alexandra, Kulnik, Stefan T., Maasz, Martin, Lothaller, Harald, Fuchs, Michael, Hormes, Karl, Oeken, Jens, Vogel, Hans-Joachim, Koscielny, Sven, Pabst, Friedemann and Singer, Susanne (2021) Effects of finding the speech-language pathologist likeable on postlaryngectomy speech intelligibility outcomes. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, ISSN (print) 1021-7762 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Mohapatra, Sushmita and Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2021) Kitchen-related tasks used in occupational therapy during rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury : a systematic review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 84(1), pp. 22-41. ISSN (print) 0308-0226

Costa, Alessia, Jones, Fiona, Kulnik, Stefan T, Clarke, David, Honey, Stephanie and Robert, Glenn (2021) Doing nothing? An ethnography of patients' (In)activity on an acute stroke unit. Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, ISSN (print) 1363-4593 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Meinhart, Florian, Stütz, Thomas, Sareban, Mahdi, Kulnik, Stefan Tino and Niebauer, Josef (2020) Mobile technologies to promote physical activity during cardiac rehabilitation : a scoping review. Sensors, 21(1), p. 65. ISSN (online) 1424-8220

Mattiassich, Georg, Ortmeier, Reinhold, Kindermann, Harald, Barthofer, Jürgen, Vasvary, Imre, Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Katzensteiner, Klaus and Leister, Iris (2020) Clinical and radiological results after Internal Brace suture versus the all-inside reconstruction technique in anterior cruciate ligament tears 12 to 18 months after index surgery = Klinische und radiologische Ergebnisse nach Naht des vorderen Kreuzbandes mittels Internal-Brace- und All-inside-Kreuzbandersatzplastik nach 12–18 Monaten nach Operation. Sportverletzung Sportschaden, ISSN (online) 1439-1236 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Latzke, Markus, Putz, Peter, Schlegl, Constance, Sorge, Martina and Meriaux-Kratochvila, Silvia (2020) Experiences and attitudes toward scientific research among physiotherapists in Austria : a cross-sectional online survey. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, ISSN (print) 0959-3985 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Kulnik, S.T., Egbunike, J. and Francois, J. (2020) When values get in the way of conversations : reflections on dealing with discriminatory remarks and behaviours in qualitative interviewing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, ISSN (online) 1609-4069 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Kulnik, Stefan, Mohapatra, Sushmita, Gawned, Sara and Jones, Fiona (2020) Managing the severely impaired arm after stroke : a mixed-methods study with qualitative emphasis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(13), pp. 1826-1834. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2020) Comment on 'Concordant validity of a digital peak cough flow meter to assess voluntary cough strength in individuals with ALS'. Dysphagia, ISSN (print) 0179-051X (Epub Ahead of Print)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Lewko, Agnieszka, MacBean, Victoria and Spinou, Arietta (2020) Accuracy in the assessment of cough peak flow : good progress for a "work in progress". Respiratory Care, 65(1), pp. 133-134. ISSN (print) 0020-1324

Dörfler, Elisa and Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2020) Despite communication and cognitive impairment : person-centred goal-setting after stroke : a qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(25), pp. 3628-3637. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Wulf, Anna-Karynka and Brunker, Christopher (2019) Experiences of long-distance visitors to intensive care units at a regional major trauma centre in the United Kingdom : a cross-sectional survey. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 55, p. 102754. ISSN (print) 0964-3397

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Halter, Mary, Hilton, Ann, Baron, Aidan, Garner, Stuart, Jarman, Heather, Klaassen, Barry and Oliver, Emily (2019) Confidence and willingness among laypersons in the UK to act in a head injury situation : a qualitative focus group study. BMJ Open, 9(11), e033531. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Fletcher, Simon, Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Demain, Sara and Jones, Fiona (2019) The problem with self-management : problematising self-management and power using a Foucauldian lens in the context of stroke care and rehabilitation. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0218517. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Leister, Iris, Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Kindermann, Harald, Ortmaier, Reinhold, Barthofer, Jurgen, Vasvary, Imre, Katzensteiner, Klaus and Mattiassich, Georg (2019) Functional performance testing and return to sport criteria in patients after anterior cruciate ligament injury 12-18 months after index surgery : a cross-sectional observational study. Physical Therapy in Sport, 37, pp. 1-9. ISSN (print) 1466-853X

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Hollinshead, Lucinda and Jones, Fiona (2019) "I'm still me - I'm still here!" Understanding the person's sense of self in the provision of self-management support for people with progressive neurological long-term conditions. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(11), pp. 1296-1306. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Postges, Heide, Townsend, Rosemary, Micklethwaite, Paul and Jones, Fiona (2019) A gift from experience : co-production and co-design in stroke and self-management. Design for Health, 3(1), pp. 98-118. ISSN (print) 2473-5132

Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2018) Could reflex cough induced through nebulized capsaicin achieve airway clearance in patients with acute retention of lung secretions? Medical Hypotheses, 119, pp. 104-109. ISSN (print) 0306-9877

Leister, Iris, Mattiassich, Georg, Kindermann, Harald, Ortmaier, Reinhold, Barthofer, Jurgen, Vasvary, Imre, Katzensteiner, Klaus, Stelzhammer, Christine and Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2018) Reference values for fatigued versus non-fatigued limb symmetry index measured by a newly designed single-leg hop test battery in healthy subjects : a pilot study. Sport Sciences for Health, 14(1), pp. 105-113. ISSN (print) 1824-7490

Kulnik, Stefan T. and Nikoletou, Dimitra (2017) A qualitative study of views on disability and expectations from community rehabilitation service users. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(1), pp. 43-53. ISSN (print) 0966-0410

Kulnik, Stefan, Poestges, Heide, Brimicombe, Lucinda, Hammond, John A. and Jones, Fiona (2017) Implementing an interprofessional model of self-management support across a community workforce : a mixed-methods evaluation study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(1), pp. 75-84. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

Kulnik, Stefan, Williams, Natalie M., Kalra, Lalit, Moxham, John and Birring, Surinder S. (2016) Cough frequency monitors : can they discriminate patient from environmental coughs? Journal of Thoracic Disease, 8(11), pp. 3152-3159. ISSN (print) 2072-1439

Kulnik, Stefan T, Birring, Surinder S, Hodsoll, John, Moxham, John, Rafferty, Gerrard F and Kalra, Lalit (2016) Higher cough flow is associated with lower risk of pneumonia in acute stroke. Thorax, 71, pp. 474-475. ISSN (print) 0040-6376

Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2015) Should we train respiratory muscles after stroke? Neurology, 85(7), pp. 560-561. ISSN (print) 0028-3878

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Birring, Surinder Singh, Moxham, John, Rafferty, Gerrard Francis and Kalra, Lalit (2015) Does respiratory muscle training improve cough flow in acute stroke? Pilot randomised controlled trial. Stroke, 46(2), pp. 447-453. ISSN (print) 0039-2499

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, MacBean, Victoria, Birring, Surinder Singh, Moxham, John, Rafferty, Gerrard Francis and Kalra, Lalit (2015) Accuracy of portable devices in measuring peak cough flow. Physiological Measurement, 36(2), pp. 243-257. ISSN (print) 0967-3334

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Rafferty, Gerrard Francis, Birring, Surinder S, Moxham, John and Kalra, Lalit (2014) A pilot study of respiratory muscle training to improve cough effectiveness and reduce the incidence of pneumonia in acute stroke. Trials, 15(123), ISSN (online) 1745-6215

Kulnik, Stefan T. and Nikoletou, Dimitra (2014) WHODAS 2.0 in community rehabilitation: a qualitative investigation into the validity of a generic patient-reported measure of disability. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(2), pp. 146-154. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Book Section

Jones, Fiona and Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2018) Self-management. In: Lennon, Sheila , Verheyden, Geert and Ramdharry, Gita, (eds.) Physical management for neurological conditions. 4th ed. London, U.K. : Elsevier. pp. 379-396. (Physiotherapy essentials) ISBN 9780702071744

Conference or Workshop Item

Stockreiter, A., Adonis, A., Kulnik, S. and Davenport, S. (2020) An exploration of current mobilisation practice on Austrian hyperacute stroke units: an online survey. In: ESO-WSO 2020 Virtual Conference; 07-09 Nov 2020, Online.

Meinhart, F., Stütz, T., Kulnik, S.T., Sareban, M. and Niebauer, J. (2020) The potential of objective physical activity measurements in cardiac rehabilitation – a scoping review. In: Österreichische Kardiologische Gesellschaft Jahrestagung 2020 [Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society of Cardiology 2020]; 01-03 Nov 2020, Online.

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Latzke, Markus, Putz, Peter, Schlegl, Constance, Sorge, Martina and Meriaux-Kratochvila, Silvia (2020) Attitudes towards scientific research among undergraduate physiotherapy students in Austria. In: 5th European Congress : Physiotherapy Education : Europe Region World Physiotherapy Online 2020; 11 Sep 2020, Leuven, Belgium (held online). (Unpublished)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Latzke, Markus, Putz, Peter, Schlegl, Constance, Sorge, Martina and Meriaux-Kratochvila, Silvia (2020) Opportunities to become involved in scientific research within Austrian physiotherapists' practice environments : perceived importance versus realisation. In: 5th European Congress : Physiotherapy Education : Europe Region World Physiotherapy Online 2020; 11 Sep 2020, Leuven, Belgium (held online). (Unpublished)

Lewko, Agnieszka, Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Sidaway, Marta and Krawczyk, Maciej (2019) Test-retest reliability of respiratory muscle testing in stroke. In: ERS International Congress 2019; 28 Sep - 02 Oct 2019, Madrid, Spain. (Unpublished)

Tedesco Triccas, L. and Tino Kulnik, S. (2019) Using mixed methods in exploring the efficacy of technology and implementing self-management in stroke. In: Third Congress on Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair : from Science to Evidence-based Practice; 22-24 May 2019, Maastricht, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Krawczyk, M., Sidaway, M., Kulnik, S. and Lewko, A. (2019) Association between respiratory muscle strength and measures of stroke severity and function. In: Third Congress on Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair : from Science to Evidence-based Practice; 22-24 May 2019, Maastricht, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2019) Sense of self in self-management in neurological conditions. In: Performing and Picturing Patienthood : Exploring Graphic Illness Narratives; 04-05 Apr 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, Simon, Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Demain, Sara and Jones, Fiona (2018) The problem with self-management : problematising self-management and power using a Foucauldian lens in the context of stroke care and rehabilitation. In: Qual-World 2018 : Qual-World Virtual Conference; 03-04 Dec 2018, Online. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino, Brunker, Christopher and Wulf, Anna-Karynka (2018) Experiences of visitors to a regional major trauma intensive care unit (VISIT-ICU). In: London Major Trauma System Symposium; 12 Jun 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, S.T., Mohapatra, S., Gawned, S. and Jones, F. (2018) Beyond clinicians' predictions : adding value through an encouraging and empowering approach to stroke self-management. In: Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation Summer School; 19-21 Sep 2018, Leuven, Belgium. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, ST, Mohapatra, S, Gawned, S, Shamah, S, Amo, K and Jones, F (2017) 'If it works, fine. If it doesn't, have hope.' : a qualitative study to explore individuals' experiences of managing their severely affected arm after stroke. In: 12th UK Stroke Forum Conference; 28-30 Nov 2017, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2016) Patient centred care. In: 4th European Congress of ER-WCPT, the European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy : Advancing Physiotherapy : Demonstrating Value and Impact; 11-12 Nov 2016, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, Stefan Tino (2016) Assessment of cough in dysphagia - added value or fancy fad? In: 6th UK Swallowing Research Group Conference (UKSRG); 04-05 Feb 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kulnik, ST, Birring, SS, Rafferty, GF, Moxham, J and Kalra, L (2015) Cough frequency in acute stroke. In: British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2015; 02-04 Dec 2015, London, U.K..

Kulnik, S, Rafferty, G, Birring, S, Moxham, J and Kalra, L (2014) Higher peak expiratory flow of voluntary cough is associated with lower risk of pneumonia in acute stroke patients who are at risk of aspiration. In: 9th UK Stroke Forum Conference; 02-04 Dec 2014, Harrogate, U.K.. ISSN (online) 1747-4949

Kulnik, S, Rafferty, G, Birring, S, Moxham, J and Kalra, L (2014) Pilot study of respiratory muscle training (RMT) to improve cough and reduce the incidence of pneumonia in acute stroke (ISRCTN40298220). In: 9th World Stroke Congress; 22-25 October 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

Kulnik, Stefan Tino and Nikoletou, Dimitra (2012) WHODAS 2.0 in community rehabilitation a qualitative exploration of content and construct validity of a generic disability measure. In: 18th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine; 28 May - 01 Jun 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Unpublished)

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