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Interested in Strength and Conditioning intervention based studies, Kinematic and kinetic analysis of human movement in sport, and Machine Learning and Ai assessment of movement in sport (Computer Vision).

Current PhD students:

Chloe Leddy - Machine Learning and AI in GAA - SERD funded

Mark Flynn - The effects of strength training on performance in endurance athletes - IRC funded

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Biography

Richard has worked in SETU (formally WIT) since 2005 in the Department of Sport & Exercise Science on a wide range of undergrad and postgrad courses. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Limerick examining the Biomechanics of Elite Athletes. He holds an MSc in Sports Psychology and Physiology from Ithaca College New York. Richard has been involved in many multidisciplinary projects over the years and his interests range from strength and conditioning, biomechanics, sports psychology, statistics and artificial intelligence. Richard is keen to collaborate with colleagues interested in performance sports.

Lecturer in the Department of Sport & Exercise Science since 2005 across the following courses:

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management

Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation and Sport Management

- BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance

- BSc (Hons) in Exercise Science (Common Entry, Sport, Nutrition, & Health)

Postgraduate Taught

- MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Current Postgrads by Research

- Ph.D. - Chloe Leddy  - Machine Learning and AI in GAA - SERD funded 

- Ph.D. - Mark Flynn - The effects of strength training on performance in endurance athletes - IRC funded 

Professional Memberships:

- International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)
- International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
- National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- National Certificate in Fitness and Exercise (NCEF) Tutor
- United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA)
- Coach Developing Office with the Irish Ameature Weightlifting Association (IAWA)

Peer Reviewer:

- Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Impact Factor = 4.029)
- Journal of Sports Sciences (Impact Factor = 2.597)
- Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (Impact Factor = 2.973)

External Examiner:

- GMIT - MSc in Strength & Conditioning, MSc in Sport & Clinical Biomechanics, and the BSc in Sport & Exercise Science
- IT Carlow - MSc in Strength & Conditioning
- IT Tralee - BSc in Coaching & Sports Science, BSc in Health & Leisure Studies

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Limerick

01 Sep 201318 Aug 2017

Award Date: 18 Aug 2017

Masters Degree, Ithaca College

01 Aug 200420 Aug 2004

Award Date: 20 Aug 2004

Bachelors Degree

19992004

Award Date: 01 Feb 2004

External positions

External Examiner - MSc in Strength & Conditioning, Institute of Technology Carlow

01 Sep 2020 → …

External Examiner - MSc in Strength & Conditioning, MSc in Sport & Clinical Biomechanics, and the BSc in Sport & Exercise Science, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

01 Sep 2018 → …

External Examiner - BSc in Coaching & Sports Science, BSc in Health & Leisure Studies, Institute of Technology Tralee

01 Sep 2018 → …

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