Traditionally, injury prevention has been the priority for practitioners working in competitive sports. The impact of an injury can have wide-reaching implications for developing or elite athletes alike. In the sport of swimming, research focusing […]
Publication: Cardiovascular risk profiles clusters among children and adolescents with disabilities
Research Impact: Physical inactivity is the fourth biggest killer! When it comes to cardiovascular risks, adolescents can be exposed to multiple behaviours to heighten risks. This study explores the differences between adolescents with and without […]
Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance Project – A World-Class Evening of CPD – lauren guilfoyle msc bsc.
It’s been an incredibly successful period in Irish rugby over the past few months with the Women’s Sevens side qualifying for their first-ever Olympics, and both Senior and Under 20 sides’ collecting silverware at the […]
Publication: Dose-response effects of acute exercise intensity on state anxiety among women with depression
Research Impact: This secondary analysis investigated potentially optimal acute exercise intensity for reducing state anxiety, the duration of response, and potential influences of depression severity and preferred-intensity exercise. Twenty-four women with MDD who completed five […]
Publication: Sticking with it? Factors associated with exercise adherence in people with alcohol use disorder
Research Impact: Emerging evidence supports that exercise may be an efficacious treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), but adherence is suboptimal. This secondary analysis of a 12-week exercise training randomized controlled trial among 95 physically […]
Publication: A systematic literature review of injury epidemiology and surveillance practices in elite adult female field-based team sport
Research Impact: Our objective was to describe injury incidence and surveillance practices in elite adult female field-based team sports. This systematic literature review included peer reviewed original research articles that reported the incidence of injury […]
Advocating for social justice across teacher education programmes: Ten realities experienced by teacher educators – Allison Campbell and Ann MacPhail.
As was noted in an earlier blog post, https://rb.gy/hjbba colleagues in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) at the University of Limerick and at the Ulster University have secured funding from The […]
Knowing, Teaching, Learning. A reflection on supervising my first student – Kevin Volf.
The Vitae framework can be a great teacher for early career researchers. It teaches you what you need to know and I needed to know how to teach. Looking at the framework, I knew that […]
PESS Staff Contribute to the Gaelic Games Player Pathway and Sports Science 2030 Vision.
The Gaelic Games Player Pathway and Sports Science 2030 Vision provides a framework for the application of sports science across Gaelic Games. Healthy and holistic player development is led by coaches, teachers, parents and guardians, […]
Publication: Turning over a new leaf- PE specialism graduates’ understanding of ‘quality PE’
Research Impact: Perceptions of quality physical education (QPE) can vary among teachers, due to the many discourses influencing physical education (PE) provision. There are concerns that the educative purposes of PE are not being fulfilled […]