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Peer reviewed scientific papers

1.           Buckley M., Lacey S., Doolan A., Goodbody E., Seamans K. (in press) Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17648 supplementation has a positive effect on gastrointestinal symptoms of Helicobacter pylori infection: A single-blinded, placebo-controlled study BMC Nutrition Journal (accepted November 2018);

2.           Fitzmaurice O., O’Meara N., Johnson P., Lacey S. (in press) ‘Crossing’ the Equals Sign: Insights into Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of Linear Equations Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (CAPJ) DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1539216;

3.           McGahan J.H., Burns C., Lacey S., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (in press) Variation in training load and markers of wellness across a season in an elite Gaelic football team The Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning (accepted August 2018);

4.           Bolger L. E., Bolger L. A., O’ Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. (in press) The effectiveness of two interventions on fundamental movement skill proficiency among a cohort of Irish primary school children Journal of Motor Learning and Development (accepted 5th August 2018);

5.           Bolger L. E., Bolger, L. A. O’ Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. (in press) Accuracy of children's perceived skill competence and its association with physical activity Journal of Physical Activity and Health (accepted 29th July 2018);

6.           Merrotsy A., McCarthy A.L., Flack J., Lacey S., Coppinger T. Project Spraoi: Dietary Intake, Nutritional Knowledge, Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Health Markers of Irish Primary School Children International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 2018, 7, 63-73;

7.            McGahan J. H., Burns C., Lacey S., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (in press) Relationship between load and readiness to train in a Gaelic football pre-competition training camp Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning (accepted March 2018);

8.           McGahan J.H., Burns C., Lacey S., Gabbett T., O’ Neill C. (in press) An investigation in to the positional running demands of elite Gaelic football players: how competition data can inform training practice The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, (accepted February 2018);

9.            O’ Leary M., Coppinger T. , O’Neill C., Lacey S., Rush E., Burns C., Health-related Measures of 6- and 10-year-old Irish Primary School Children by Sex and School Socio-economic Status Journal of Health Behavior and Policy Review, Volume 5 Number 3, pp. 67-76(10), May/June 2018;

10.            O’Leary M., Rush E., Lacey S., Burns C., Coppinger T. Cardiorespiratory Fitness is Positively Associated with Waist to Height Ratio and School Socio Economic Status in Irish Primary School Aged Children Journal of Sport and Health Research, Volume 10, Number 3, pp 389-402;

11.            Bolger L.E., Bolger L.A., O’Neill C., Coughlan E., O’Brien W., Lacey S., Burns C. Age and Sex Differences in Fundamental Movement Skills Among a Cohort of Irish School Children Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6(1), 81-90;

12.            Cudmore S., Doolan A., Lacey S., Shanahan F. A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study: The effects of a symbiotic, Lepicol®, in Adults with Chronic, Functional Constipation International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition ISSN: 0963-7486 (Print) 1465-3478 (Online), October 2016;

13.            Sargent C., O’Mahony J., Lacey S., Gebruers C. The Development and Optimisation of a Quantitative Physical Fitness Scoring System for use amongst Naval Service Personnel International Maritime Health 2016; 67,3:1-8;

14.            Coppinger T., Lacey S., O’Neil C., Burns C. ‘Project Spraoi’: A randomized control trial to improve nutrition and physical activity in school children Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, Volume 3, 15 August 2016, Pages 94–101;

15.            Reidy M., Ryan F., Hogan D., Lacey S., Buckley C. Preparedness of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an Influenza Pandemic, an Infection Control Perspective BMC Public Health 2015, 15:847;

16.            Benilov E.S., Lacey S.M., O'Brien S.B.G. 2005 Exploding solutions for three-dimensional rimming flows, Quart. Appl. Math. 58(4), 563-576.



1.            Fitzmaurice O. Johnson P., O’Meara N., Lacey S. Insights into preservice teachers’ misconceptions of linear equations Conference: 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, July 2016;

2.            Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. 2005 Explosive instabilities for a three-dimensional liquid film inside a horizontal rotating cylinder Proceedings of the ICNAAM-2005;

3.            Lacey S.M., Benilov E.S., O'Brien S.B.G. 2005 Explosive instability in rimming flows Proceedings of the 10th International Conference MMA2005&CMAM2.