PhD Researchers


  • Ryan Adams

    Project Title

    Sport, Identity and Migration

  • Shannon Burke

    Project Title

    Helping parents to positively support the development of youth athletes

  • Sarah Cairns

    Project Title

    Exercise and Epigenetics in Diabetes

  • Roisin Carney

    Project Title

    Exercise and Epigenetics in Diabetes

  • Lisa Costley

    Project Title

    Familiarisation and reliability of drop jumps

  • Matthew Deighan

    Project Title

    Identity and Sport in Divided/Dividing Societies

  • Dr Steven Dischiavi

    Project Title

    Investigating the effects of tri-planar rotary based, hip focused exercise on lower extremity biochanics and performance

  • David Drake

    Project Title

    Neuromuscular response of elite strength trained athletes

  • Kyle Ferguson

    Project Title

    An analysis of the management process in sport for development projects in Northern Ireland

  • Robin Gregg

    Project Title

    Developing talent systems: why and how do talent staff and coaches acquire the 'how' skills

  • Scott Hannah

    Project Title

    The impact of hypoxic exercise on bone health

  • Jessica Hassan

    Project Title

    The Efficacy of Exercise Referral Schemes for Improving Mental Health

  • Jordan Kavanagh

    Project Title

    The effect of a school-based, peer-led walking intervention on well-being in adolescent girls

  • Shane Keane

    Project Title

    The development and impact of Irish coaches' philosophies on their practice and the athletes they coach

  • Catherine McBride

    Project Title

    Persistent Benefits of Exercise and Vitamin C in Aging and Diabetic Cohorts Mediated by Epigenetics

  • Michael McCorry

    Project Title

    The effect of physical activity on risk of falls in community dwelling elderly populations

  • Gary McDermott

    Project Title

    Promoting the health and athletic performance of young adults with intellectual disability through a physical activity intervention

  • Erin McEvoy

    Project Title

    A participatory approach to exploring the nexus between online gambling, sports broadcasting and the problem gambler: an island of Ireland study

  • Robert McTernaghan

    Project Title

    A socio-legal exploration of the relationship between gambling, broadcasting and sport: an island of Ireland study

  • Matthew Nesbitt

    Project Title

    Sports-Related Concussion:  A Socio-Historical Analysis

  • Connor Penfold

    Project Title

    The disabled supporter as an activist for social inclusion throughout European football

  • Lee Rooney

    Project Title

    BASES endorsed CPD - Using Catapult GPS devices Levels 1 and 2: An introduction to Athlete Tracking AND Longitudinal Athlete Tracking and Advanced Metrics

  • Zora Saskova

    Project Title

    Sport, Identity and Migration

  • Despoina Tryfidou

    Project Title

    The role of exercise in DNA damage and gene repair

  • Josh Williamson

    Project Title

    Exercise induced DNA damage and associated repair enzymes in human skeletal muscle: effects of antioxidant supplementation