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Prof Niamh Murphy is a senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology. Niamh has a PhD and Masters from The Queens University Belfast and an undergraduate degree in physical education from the University of Limerick. Niamh has 25 years teaching and research supervision experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in health promotion and exercise and health. She has over 50 peer reviewed publications. Research interests and publications include population physical activity, evaluations of community based health promotion initiatives, physical activity policy, and the role of mass events on population health. Prof Murphy is a member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Health Enhancing Physical Activity Network (HEPA )Europe and International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). She is co-investigator of the Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC Niamh is an active athletics coach and a former Irish international athlete.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • physical activity
  • health promotion


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