Tina C. McNulty, PhD

Tina C. McNulty, PhD portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Occupational & Recreational Therapies


Research Summary

I will continue to build knowledge of time use, participation in everyday activities, and interventions that can increase the quality of life of people with chronic conditions. I am investigating interventions that aim to increase participation through the use of self-management techniques and compensatory approaches, such as time use and social and environmental supports, including technology, both low and high-tech.

Research Statement

My research focus is on investigating the self-management skills of persons with chronic diseases, such individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  I am particularly interested in building knowledge regarding how people with chronic conditions modify their activity schedules or time use as well social and physical environments to maximize their participation in everyday life, and what factors support or detract from this process, e.g., strong social support, self-efficacy, and executive function skills.

Research Keywords

  • Self-management skills of people with chronic conditions, Interest Level: 5
  • Time use of people with chronic conditions, Interest Level: 4
  • Quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease, Interest Level: 4
  • Environmental modification to increase independence and quality of life, Interest Level: 4
  • Instrumental activities of daily living of older adults, Interest Level: 3