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Seán Lacey Profile


Dr Seán Lacey received his BSc in Mathematical Sciences and Computing (1.1) from the University of Limerick (UL) in 2003, and his PhD in Applied Mathematics from UL in 2008. He lectured in the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT), University of Limerick (UL), Shannon College of Hotel Management, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), before he took up a position in the Department of Mathematics, Cork Institute of Technology, in March 2011.  He has served as chair of the Research & Innovation Committee in CIT since 2016.  Dr Lacey is also chair of the Department of Mathematics Research Committee.



  • BSc in Mathematical Sciences & Computing

September 1999 – May 2003                                               University Of Limerick

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics (Models of Rimming Flows)

September 2003 – November 2007                                  University Of Limerick

Current Teaching

Lecturer to Level 8, 9 & 10 students across a range of departments – e.g., Biological Sciences; Physical Sciences; Computer Science; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering etc.

Research support to Level 8, 9 & 10 project students of the Faculty of Engineering & Science in relation to mathematical and statistical aspects of their projects.


  • Academic Council
  • Academic Council Executive Committee
  • Chair of the Research & Innovation Committee
  • Chair of the Department of Mathematics Research Committee

Research Supervision

  • Adam Clooney, MSc in Computational Biology, 2013
  • Joann Caverly, MSc in Computational Biology,2014
  • Pádraig Dineen and Emmet Hynes, HDipSc in Data Science & Analytics, 2014
  • Marc Ó Donnagáin and Daniel Farkas, HDipSc in Data Science & Analytics, 2015
  • Marcin Dziduch, Masters by Research, 2016 – present:
    • Title: Analysis of artificial neuron activation functions applied in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Joann Caverly, PhD, 2016 – present:
    • Title: The Applications of Statistical and Mathematical models for the Assessment of Clinical Laboratory data in Large Hospital Laboratories


  • Bolger L., Bolger L., 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, September 2017;
  • 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);
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.