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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 https://i-parc.ie/). 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):
- RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
- physical activity
- health promotion
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Cycling Portlaoise: Development of a Cycling Culture in Portlaoise: An Evaluation of Process, Implementation and Effectiveness
Murphy, N. & O Connor, A.
01/09/2021 → 30/09/2023
An evidence-based assessment of the impact of the Olympic Games on population levels of physical activityBauman, A. E., Kamada, M., Reis, R. S., Troiano, R. P., Ding, D., Milton, K., Murphy, N. & Hallal, P. C., 31 Jul 2021, In: The Lancet. 398, 10298, p. 456-464 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review29 Citations (Scopus)
An Economic Evaluation of ‘Sheds for Life’: A Community-Based Men’s Health Initiative for Men’s Sheds in IrelandMcGrath, A., Murphy, N., Egan, T., Ormond, G. & Richardson, N., 01 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19, 4, 2204.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access4 Citations (Scopus)
Trends in recreational walking trail usage in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for practicePower, D., Lambe, B. & Murphy, N., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. 100477.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access6 Citations (Scopus)
“Getting Ireland Active”—Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA FrameworkMurphy, J. J., Mansergh, F., Murphy, M. H., Murphy, N., Cullen, B., O'Brien, S., Finn, S., O'Donoghue, G., Barry, N., O'Shea, S., Leyden, K. M., Smyth, P., Cooper, J., Bengoechea, E. G., Cavill, N., Milat, A. J., Bauman, A. E. & Woods, C. B., 01 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review9 Citations (Scopus)
Health Promoting Sports Club in Practice: A Controlled Evaluation of the GAA Healthy Club Project: a controlled evaluation of the gaa healthy club projectLane, A., Murphy, N., Regan, C. & Callaghan, D., 30 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 9, 4786.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access5 Citations (Scopus)