I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, where I contribute to the programme of research led by Professor Tom Quinn in emergency, cardiovascular and critical care.
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.
In my other roles, I am a Principal Investigator at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention in Salzburg, Austria, and a guest lecturer at my undergraduate training institution FH Campus Wien - University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
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
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
Dorfler, Elisa and Kulnik, Stefan (2019) Despite communication and cognitive impairment : person-centred goal-setting after stroke : a qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN (print) 0963-8288 (Epub Ahead of Print)
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, Mohapatra, Sushmita, Gawned, Sara and Jones, Fiona (2018) Managing the severely impaired arm after stroke : a mixed-methods study with qualitative emphasis. Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN (print) 0963-8288 (Epub Ahead of Print)
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, 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
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
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, 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)